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Virginia Commonwealth University Offers Dynamic MFA Program in Painting + Printmaking

by Sponsors on October 15, 2013
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VCUarts Department of Painting + Printmaking, a national leader in fostering innovative studio research and practice, is committed to broadening the understanding of two-dimensional media in all its forms. Graduate students engage in two years of full-time course work and studio research aimed at a sustainable profession of artistic inquiry. Applications from artists seeking to cross boundaries between disciplines are welcome.

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SnagFilms Greats According to Art F City

by Paddy Johnson on September 17, 2013
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Snagfilms believes you should have free access to their carefully curated library of movies, and that’s amazing. If you’re looking for an offbeat documentary, a film critic’s favorite, or simply a list of AFC-approved movies, you’re in luck. Snagfilms gives you all that in their social media friendly archive. Using their tools, we put together a collection of our own we recommend on Snagfilms. You can start watching them for free now! Take a look:

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An Avant Garde Diaries Dispatch: Agathe Snow and Bill Beckley on the NYC Party Scene

by Gabriela Vainsencher on August 27, 2013
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Sometimes art and fun times go hand in hand. The dadaists partied at Cabaret Voltaire, Andy Warhol and friends had The Factory, and Ross Bleckner was not only a permanent fixture of The Mudd Club—he owned the building. Party scenes have traditionally been open, accepting environments to which artists were drawn.

Inspired by the recent show at Friedman Benda gallery And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music, the latest installment of The Avant/Garde Diaries takes an intimate look at two artists in the show: Bill Beckley and Agathe Snow.

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Avant/Garde Diaries Sights Blind Photographer Pete Eckert

by Ian Marshall on July 11, 2013
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Any talented photographer has been told he or she possesses a “good eye.” For Sacramento-based Pete Eckert, an artist blinded by Retinitis Pigmentosa, this is certainly still true. In a new short from Avant/Garde Diaries, Eckert discusses his journey into blindness and how he uses photography to continue to make art.

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