Announcements for Alumni

Corcoran Alumnus Hits the Director’s Chair in New York

August 10, 2009

Corcoran alumnus Arash Mokhtar will direct several scenes from the play, Hurly Burly, written by David Rabe. An Academic Workshop Presentation, Hurly Burly will be shown on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. from July 20 to 21 and July 27 to 28 at the 45th Street Theatre, 354 West Forty-fifth Street, New York, NY. For reservations, please call (917) 753-0191.

Corcoran Faculty and Alum Receive Grammy Nomination

August 10, 2009

Neal Ashby
Graphic Design faculty member Neal Ashby and Corcoran alum Patrick Donohue are nominated along with Matthew Curry for the Best Recording Package award for their work on Thievery Corporation's Radio Retaliation album. To view the entire ceremony, including the Pre-Telecast awards, visit www.grammy.com.

Alumni, students, and staff honored with UCDA Design Awards

August 10, 2009

The University and College Designers Association’s (UCDA) 38th annual design competition recently honored the Corcoran with four awards of excellence for the Chance Encounters exhibition catalogue, Annie Leibovitz Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts certificate, exhibition graphics for the 2008 All-Senior Exhibition, and exhibition graphics for Modernism: Designing a New World 1914–1939. Corcoran College of Art + Design alumnus and current staff member Maria Habib (BFA 2002) played a particularly important role in the design and production of collateral for the Modernism exhibition.

Corcoran faculty member featured in New York Exhibition

August 10, 2009

Broadcasting within the dimly lit space of 535 Friedrich Petzel Gallery comes a series of audio interventions, including a submission by Corcoran faculty member Ivan Witenstein.

Corcoran Alumnus Tara Donovan Named MacArthur Fellow

August 10, 2009

The Corcoran College of Art + Design is thrilled to announce that BFA alumnus Tara Donovan (1991) was named as one of the prestigious 2008 MacArthur Fellows. According to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the $500,000 grant is awarded annually to experts in a variety of fields who demonstrate “exceptional originality and dedication to their creative pursuits.”

Donavan, who practices contemporary sculpture in Brooklyn, NY, is known for transforming ordinary, accumulated materials into intriguing visual and physical installations.

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