Keeping focus on the future: Former felon turns life around at UCF
June 17, 2019 Jason Fronczek never lost sight of his goals, even while in prison. Today, the UCF graduate and experienced photographer has a world of opportunities ahead.
SVAD alumnus Forrest Lawson ’18 memorializes Pulse tragedy through art
June 12, 2019 Last month, UCF art grad Forrest Lawson ’18 bested more than 400 artists for top honors and a $50,000 award at a regional competition for his piece 6/12/2016, a sculpture he created to memorialize the Pulse tragedy, honor its victims and communicate the emotions and responses the shooting awakened across communities.
In remembrance of Anthony “Tony” Major
June 04, 2019 Longtime professor Tony Major remembered for contribution to film, UCF: Major died at the age of 79 after 24 years at the university and leaves a legacy of students who have gone on to careers as actors, producers, directors and talent agents.
Fourth SVAD faculty member selected as 2019 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art finalist
May 28, 2019 Assistant professor of studio art Amer Kobaslija is a finalist in the 2019 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, presented by the Orlando Museum of Art. The sixth annual exhibition features ten of the most progressive and exciting artists working in the state of Florida today. Additionally, one of these outstanding artists is selected...
Studio art student interning at Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery
May 23, 2019 Third-year studio art student Heidi Vance will be spending her summer at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards
May 22, 2019 Apply for the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards now through October 10. Two winners will be selected and receive $25,000 each. The purpose of the awards is to build sustainable models for arts and wellness innovation both across the community and UCF campus.
Studio art alumni Anna Cruz ’13 and Adam Lavigne ’14 featured in Mills Gallery exhibition
May 21, 2019 Studio art alumni, Anna Cruz ‘13 and Adam Lavigne ‘14 are featured in the Mills Gallery current exhibition titled, Heaven Is a Place on Earth. The exhibition runs through June 11. The collaborative duo has been creating work together for almost five years.
Turning adversity into art: How SVAD alum Evan Rosato ’18’s diagnosis became his muse
May 20, 2019 Evan Rosato 18’s tumor diagnosis felt like a death sentence. But instead of letting fear consume him, he found understanding and closure through his art.
Studio art student Zoraye Cyrus wins local, state awards
May 18, 2019 Studio art student Zoraye Cyrus specializes in drawing, illustration and winning awards.
Big Read at UCF work highlighted by Arts Midwest
May 17, 2019 The 2019 UCF Big Read was the featured grantee on the Arts Midwest website for the month of May.
2 CAH alumni receive Fulbright Award
May 16, 2019 Two CAH graduates have received prestigious Fulbright awards that will allow them to travel abroad to pursue research and educational opportunities or teach English.
Character animation student first to score DreamWorks summer internship
May 07, 2019 Kenna Hornibrook received a 12-week production internship for the summer at DreamWorks Feature Animation in Glendale, California to work on Boss Baby 2.
SVAD alumna Gladys Jose ’12 illustrates book inspired by “The Fresh Prince”
May 06, 2019 Gladys Jose ’12 knows the exact length it is from Will Smith’s name to her own on the cover of the new children’s book, Fresh Princess.
J.R. Hopes 10th Anniversary Scholarship Winners Selected
May 01, 2019 For 10 years, the James R. Hopes Art Scholarship has helped UCF students pursuing art careers continue to chase their dreams. This year’s three recipients of the $3,000 award are Joane Lamisere, Cat Penagos and Zoraye Cyrus.
UCF professor showcases artwork on veterans and family
April 24, 2019 Artist Kevin Haran gave a “lunch and learn” lecture highlighting his exhibition of art, Materiel: Sculptures and Works on Paper. Presented by the UCF Community Veterans History Project and the UCF Veterans Academic Resource Center, Haran’s talk focused on his influences and methods of creating art .
Emerging Media programs nationally ranked
April 19, 2019 Emerging Media programs in the School of Visual Arts and Design have been nationally ranked by Animation Career Review, an online resource for aspiring animators, graphic designers, digital artists and more.
Arts and Humanities faculty members honored for excellence
April 03, 2019 Faculty members from across the college were honored at the 2019 Founders’ Day Honors Convocation, which recognizes UCF faculty members and students from across disciplines for their academic achievements, contributions and tenures.
5 Students Selected for the William and Alice Jenkins Community Arts Scholars Program
April 01, 2019 5 UCF students who took their passions about art into the community were selected as William and Alice Jenkins Community Arts Scholars for their outstanding partnerships with creative organizations.
CAH Staff Awards recognize hard work, dedication of staff
March 29, 2019 The 2019 CAH Staff Awards recognized 22 staff members for their years of service, hard work and commitment to making UCF great.
UCF Alumni featured in Orlando Science Center Exhibition
March 19, 2019 UCF alumni Gabe Cortese ’17 and Sheherazade Thenard ’18 have work featured in the Orlando Science Center’s Fusion: A STEAM Gallery through April 23. In their exhibition, “Identity and the Landscape,” Cortese and Thenard investigate figuration within an idealized landscape to explore complexities of their respective identities.