UCF is One of 75 Organizations Nationwide to Receive Big Read Grant

June 16, 2017  ORLANDO to Read and Celebrate THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS JANUARY 8 –FEBRUARY 4, 2018 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, IN COLLABORATION WITH SEMINOLE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, is a recipient of a grant of $14,000 to host the NEA Big Read in Orlando. An initiative of the National Endowment for...

UCF Students’ Solar-Powered Art Sculpture to be Installed in Lake Nona

May 25, 2017  A team of University of Central Florida students who designed a solar-powered art sculpture celebrated this week after the Orlando Utilities Commission and Tavistock Development selected its project to be built in the innovative, master-designed Lake Nona community later this year. Four teams of senior-level undergraduate students in mechanical engineering,...

Art in State Buildings Program Project

May 03, 2017  Dr. Phillips Academic Commons (UCF 578) UCF Downtown Campus University of Central Florida, Orlando Art Allocation: $85,000.00 The University of Central Florida is pleased to announce a major public art opportunity. The UCF/Florida Art in State Buildings Program seeks qualifications from artists and artist/design collectives to design, fabricate and install...

WAC Hosted Schell Award Ceremony and the Faculty Fellows Program

April 28, 2017  On April 19, the UCF Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program, housed in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, hosted the Schell Award ceremony and the showcase of the WAC Faculty Fellows Program. The Schell Award for Implementing Innovative Writing Instruction in the Disciplines is given annually to a UCF...

Alumnus Filmmaker’s The Discovery Jumps from Sundance to Netflix

April 20, 2017  For as long as he can remember, UCF alumnus Justin Lader thought about becoming a filmmaker. “It’s all I ever wanted to do. I was making little movies with my action figures back when I was 4,” he said. “I’d lock myself in my room, and in my mind I...

Gerstein to Show in Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art

April 20, 2017  Mark Gerstein, associate professor of UCF’s School of Visual Arts & Design, has been chosen to exhibit in the 2017 Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art. This annual event celebrates the achievements and innovation of Florida artists and the vision and talent inherent in their work. This...

Successful UCF Celebrates the Arts 2017 Already Looking Ahead to 2018

April 20, 2017  Just a few days after the third annual UCF Celebrates the Arts concluded its eight-day run of concerts, presentations, lectures and workshops, planners have already started working on next year’s festival. “If you liked UCF Celebrates the Arts 2017, just wait until you see 2018,” said Steven Chicurel-Stein, interim director...

Dr. Keri Watson Awarded Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award

March 27, 2017  Dr. Keri Watson of the School of Visual Arts and Design has received a 2018 Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award in the History of American Art in China. The award, sponsored by the Fulbright Scholar Program, offers an opportunity to teach American Art History prior to 1980 at the undergraduate or graduate...

UCF Art Professor and Performance Artist Lands Spot in Smithsonian Exhibit

March 22, 2017  Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz feels she represents more than just herself in her art. When she is creating, she feels the characters bursting forth to tell their stories – and all the while she struggles with all they represent. “I keep them [characters] locked up, you know, because if I let them...

UCF Celebrates the Arts Expands Venues for Works by SVAD Students, Faculty

March 22, 2017  Presentations by students and faculty in UCF’s School of Visual Arts & Design – fine art, tableau vivant (living art), films, interactive gaming and other fields – will expand to multiple venues in this year’s UCF Celebrates the Arts. In addition to art presentations at the host site of the...

Chromactive: An Interactive Color Experience by Ryan Buyssens at Art31

March 13, 2017  Each March, the Art & History Museums of Maitland’s Art Center host Art31, a month-long series of art exhibits. At this year’s fourth annual gallery event series, the art is centered around Borrowed Light, an exhibition inspired by Stephen Knapp’s brilliant paintings that incorporate lights, glass, and color. Ryan Buyssens,...

UCF Students Present at the Florida Conference of Historians

March 13, 2017  March 10-12, 2017 Punta Gorda, Fl Several UCF students from the History and School of Visual Arts and Design presented their work at the 57th Annual Florida Conference of Historians March 10-12 at Florida Southwestern State College. The conference highlighted historical subjects through paper and new media presentations, and gave...

UCF Celebrates the Arts to Return April 7-14 for 3rd Season

February 24, 2017  UCF Celebrates the Arts – the university’s annual showcase of student and faculty presentations – will return April 7-14 to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando. The eight days of music, performances and visual displays, which are open to the public for free, will feature...

Art History Student Wins Barbato Fellowship

February 24, 2017  Art history student Gaby van Ravenswaay has been awarded the Barbato Fellowship for Graduate Study at Case Western University One of the largest awards given at the university, the fellowship covers tuition and includes a stipend. Gaby will continue the work she started at UCF on Northern Baroque art with...

UCF Student Wins at Orlando ADDYs

February 24, 2017  José Manuel Llanos won a student award for his package design project at the 2017 Orlando Addy Awards. His Golden Age Beer design took the Silver Addy in the category of Stationary Package – Single or Multiple Pieces. José is an undergraduate student in UCF’s School of Visual Arts and...

Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz to premiere live performance portrait at Knowles Chapel

February 10, 2017  Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, assistant professor in the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design, will create a live performance portrait at Knowles Chapel in Winter Park on Tuesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. The piece, inspired by Michelangelo’s Pietà will feature Raimundi-Ortiz sitting and cradling 33 young people of color, the...

Robert Rivers Featured in Artborne Magazine

February 10, 2017  Robert Rivers, professor of art at the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design, is featured in Artborne Magazine . The article includes an interview with Rivers in his home and studio, and expounds upon his life experiences in accordance with his art. Robert Rivers has taught art at UCF...

UCF Represents at Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford

February 07, 2017  Educational workshops for aspiring and veteran filmmakers and an exhibition of 14 student films will be sponsored by UCF’s College of Arts & Humanities as part of the seventh annual Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford on Feb. 9-12. This is the third year of the university and festival’s...

Haran's models and drawings feature in solo exhibition

January 06, 2017  The Anita S. Wooten Gallery will host ‘Counterpoint,’ an exhibition of work by Kevin Haran. The show features Haran’s 3-D models of miniature tanks, battleships and other war machines, along with mixed media drawings of UFOs. A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday January 12, 2017, 5-7...

Artists Confront Topic of Climate Change

January 04, 2017  Science and art often overlap – as in an upcoming climate-change exhibit presented by UCF’s School of Visual Arts & Design and the CREATE Program. The exhibit, “Today for Tomorrow: A Visual Response to Climate Change,” will feature emotionally driven artwork created by students from UCF and local elementary schools...