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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sandler to be honored at Outfest screening

December 21, 2016  Outfest, the world’s foremost LGBT Film Festival, will honor Barry Sandler with a screening of The Mirror Crack’d. Sandler wrote the screenplay based on the novel by Agatha Christie. The 1980 comedy/mystery stars Elizabeth Taylor in her final starring role, along with Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, Tony Curtis, Angela Lansbury...

Raimundi-Ortiz Named Visiting Artist at Renowned School

December 21, 2016  Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz has been invited to be a visiting artist at Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. next fall. Sidwell has been described as “the Harvard of Washington’s private schools.” Raimundi-Ortiz will also present a solo exhibition of her work at the school’s Daryl Reich Rubenstein Gallery. In addition, Raimundi-Ortiz...

Kovach Presents Photo Journey through Cuba

December 21, 2016  Cuba In Transition: A Photo Journey, a new book from Keith Kovach and Linda Grimm-Kovach, explores the island nation through image and text. Fine art photographer Keith Kovach captured the images in Cuba in May 2016. His compelling street photography illustrates subtle urban beauty that’s nearly invisible to hurried passersby....

Students and alumni launch all-girl art 'zine

December 21, 2016  An All-Girl Art-Zine Set Out to Empower and Inspire! A group of students and alumni have pooled their talents to create their first digital art-zine. Lana Lasher and Stephanie Nava are two recent UCF graduates that are also active in the Orlando art community. They launched their ‘zine in October...

Grinch Christmas TV Special Turns 50, Reminds What is Important – UCF Animator

December 12, 2016  You’d think that after a half century the Grinch would remember his lesson. But every year since the December 1966 television special How the Grinch Stole Christmas! first appeared, the animated green curmudgeon returns to his old tricks of sabotaging the holiday once again. “Basic human nature does not change,”...

American Advertising Federation Chooses Two Knights for Most Promising Minority Students Class

December 12, 2016  Two Nicholson students were named to the 2017 class of the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Multicultural Students Program. Alexandra DeCespedes and Linnea Goodman are advertising-public relations majors who will graduate in the spring. Alexandra DeCespedes, an advertising-public relations and graphic design major, said she felt honored to be recognized....

UCF Video Game that Integrates Limbitless Technology Wins Innovation Award

December 02, 2016  A video game collaboration that stemmed from UCF’s Limbitless Solutions and the School of Visual Arts & Design was recognized today for its innovation at the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge, an event that brings together top companies in the simulation and gaming industry. Limbitless Training Games won the Best...