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UCF Program at Love Your Shorts Film Festival to Connect Filmmakers

February 10, 2020  Student films to be featured at 10th annual festival in Sanford this week. Tiffany, an animation directed by Christina Christie ’19, was created by UCF’s character animation class of 2019.

Confectionary-contemporary painter Will Cotton to speak at UCF

February 06, 2020  Cotton, who will speak Feb. 26, is known for his photo-realist depictions of landscapes as sugary confections, as seen in the Smithsonian and Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.”

After 50 years, colorful artist and SVAD faculty Walter Gaudnek will exit UCF

February 03, 2020  After 50 years of teaching at the University of Central Florida, artist Walter Gaudnek will close the door on the classroom this spring.

UCF Celebrates the Arts 2020 Features Inspiration from Dorothy Gillespie

January 10, 2020  This year’s community art showcase takes place April 7 – 19, with tickets on sale March 2, and includes pieces that honor the late feminist art movement pioneer.

Motion capture to on-screen acting: Theatre, animation and film programs team up

January 07, 2020  UCF students in acting, animation and film get the chance to collaborate and create while preparing for the future of entertainment.

Studio art & art history double major Mär Martinez wins FusionFest 2019 grand prize

December 20, 2019  Interdisciplinary artist Mär Martinez followed her muse to a big win at this year’s FusionFest multicultural festival, receiving the $1,000 grand prize in the event’s Visual Art competition.

Grantees named for 2019 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Awards

December 13, 2019  Two collaborative projects have been announced as the 2019 winners of the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards. The winning initiatives are “Creative Approaches to Combat HIV Stigma and Discrimination from Health Providers” and “Project Xavier Hands-free Training Game.”

BFA Studio Art grads Titus Thomas and Rex Hammack defy odds, expectations

December 12, 2019  Two soon-to-be graduates of the BFA in Studio Art program, Titus Thomas and Rex Hammack, share their interesting stories along with their interesting art. The two students were recently part of the BFA exhibition Allegoria in the UCF Art Gallery.

Remembering Johann Eyfells

December 04, 2019  Former longtime UCF faculty member Johann Eyfells passed away on Tuesday, December 3, at the age of 96. Eyfells was one of the founding faculty of what was formerly the art department of FTU and was a major influence on a generation of artists. He worked at UCF for 30 years...

Art History Professor Dr. Ilenia Colón Mendoza presented research at the National Gallery of Art

December 02, 2019  Dr. Ilenia Colón Mendoza was invited as an expert in her field by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art to give a presentation on her research entitled “Berruguete’s Legacy: The Place of Polychrome Sculpture in the Hierarchy of Arts in Spain.”

New books from faculty to add to your winter break reading list

December 02, 2019  Discover the perfect book to cozy up with over winter break among a list of seven of the College of Arts and Humanities’ most recent faculty publications.

Associate professor of studio art Kevin Haran selected to exhibit at Manifest Gallery

November 25, 2019  Associate Professor Kevin Haran is one of 19 artists from across the United States selected to exhibit at Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

SVAD Professor Amer Kobaslija Featured in Art in America

November 13, 2019  Studio art professor Amer Kobaslija was recently featured in Art in America for a review on his latest exhibition at Arthur Roger in New Orleans.

Remembering Jagdish Chavda, longtime professor of art and graphic design

November 08, 2019  Longtime University of Central Florida faculty member Jagdish Chavda passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Originally hired with a background in cinematography, Chavda was the first tenured professor to teach in the graphic design program then housed in the UCF Art Department.

SVAD Faculty and Student Present at Adobe Max 2019 with Limbitless Solutions

November 03, 2019  Anna Kester and Matt Dombrowski, who serves as the art director for Limbitless and is an assistant professor at UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design, talked to about 100 educators during the Adobe Max 2019 conference about the way art and technology can be used together to make a difference...

Alumnus James Hall carves way to second Halloween Wars win

October 31, 2019  The two-time alumnus of the School of Visual Arts and Design is now a two-time winner of the Food Network show.

More than art – studio art student Stacie Becker tattoos breast cancer survivors

October 22, 2019  Studio art major Stacie Becker uses a nontraditional procedure to improve the lives of breast-cancer patients.

Bringing Empty Bowls to Central Florida

October 18, 2019  More than 600 handcrafted ceramic bowls were fired and custom glazed by students from the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design in support of Empty Bowls Central Florida, held on Oct. 9, 2019 at UCF.

Gallery exhibition Coalesce explores multiculturalism by Latinx artists

September 26, 2019  Beginning Thursday, September 26, the UCF Art Gallery exhibition Coalesce explores multiculturalism by Latinx artists, curated by Erika Hirugami.

Remembering Studio Art Graduate Student, Marlenys Rojas-Reid

September 18, 2019  Marlenys Rojas-Reid died September 4, 2019 in Winter Park, FL after a courageous fight against cancer. She was a loving and compassionate wife, mother, and “Mimi” to her grandchildren. Marlenys was in the process of completing a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Central Florida in Studio...