UCF community joins charity quilt drive to honor Pulse responders

November 23, 2016  UCF faculty members Anastasia Salter and Anne Sullivan contributed to a charity drive for victims, families and responders following the horrific shooting at Orlando’s Pulse LGBTQ nightclub. Orlando Modern Quilt Guild president Alissa Lapinsky was looking for a way to help, and she coordinated with the guild to launch a...

Blending Technology and Traditional Art to Inspire A Love of Science

November 23, 2016  Ryan Buyssens was the kind of kid who would take his toys apart and rebuild them in new ways. Sometimes they worked. Sometimes they didn’t. He didn’t think he’d make a career out of his tinkering, but he has. Not only is he an assistant professor for sculpture and art...

UCF alum wins Command X design competition

November 23, 2016  UCF alum Adam Lehman won the Command X competition at the 2016 AIGA conference. His first-place award include $1,000 cash and a trove of prizes. Adam, a 2015 graduate of UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design, was one of seven young designers selected to participate in the prestigious and...

Art in Odd Places to Feature Pop-Up Exhibits on Campus

November 10, 2016  Keep your eyes and ears open Wednesday and Thursday around UCF’s main campus – you just may stumble across some pop-up displays that are part of the national Art in Odd Places event. Mixed-media sculptures, photography, plein air paintings, musical compositions and other interactive works of art will be scattered...

Underberg-Goode invited to Science of Storytelling Summit

October 31, 2016  Natalie Underberg-Goode is one of eleven scholars invited to the Science of Storytelling Summit Organized by the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida, the event was held October 27-28. Inspired by the work of cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner, the summit brought together a group of interdisciplinary...

The Citizen Curator Project

October 13, 2016  UCF faculty members Yulia Tikhonova (UCF Art Gallery), Barry Mauer (English), and John Venecek (Libraries) have been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services. The grant is devoted to the development of the Citizen Curator Project. In partnership with the Orlando community, the grantees will...

Architect Curtis Fentress to Discuss Orlando International Airport Project in Free Talk

September 29, 2016  The UCF School of Visual Arts is hosting a lecture by architect Curtis Fentress on Monday, November 7 in the Bridge Auditorium at UCF’s Center for Emerging Media. The talk will begin at 6 pm and advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Fentress, the principal in charge of design at Fentress...

UCF Professor Creates Latina Personality to Explain Art World

September 21, 2016  Before she became a professor, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz had her work exhibited in galleries around the world. Now, this assistant professor in UCF’s School of Visual Arts & Design serves as a self-styled for first-generation college students and any others who are intimidated by the culture of academia. To read more...

UCF-based Limbitless Solutions Visits White House

September 15, 2016  Stephanie Valderrama, creative director for UCF based Limbitless Solutions, is visiting the White House today as part of the White House Design For All Showcase. The event, including a fashion show to celebrate inclusive design, assistive technology and prosthetics, is designed to highlight the ways that assistive technology breaks down...

SVAD's Assistant Professor of Art collaborates with the National Museum of Mexican Art

September 14, 2016  Visual Arts Director / Chief Curator of the National Museum of Mexican Art Cesáreo Moreno invites Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz to participate in the 30th annual Day of the Dead Exhibition this September. Ortiz will create a site-specific ofrenda style installation in response to the recent tragedy of the Orlando Pulse nightclub....

ARTBORNE features SVAD's Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz as September Cover Story

September 14, 2016  Artborne Magazine is an independently published, print and online publication dedicated to the development and advancement of Orlando’s art scene. The monthly magazine features local artists and organizations, and ranges from Q&A’s, essays, reviews, and artists spotlights on the fine arts, music, performance, fashion, and literary worlds. Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz is...

Sandler's Crimes of Passion Restored for Blu-ray Release

August 22, 2016  Crimes of Passion, a film written by associate professor Barry Sandler, debuts on Blu-Ray this summer. The new Blu-ray/DVD set features commentary and interviews by screenwriter Barry Sandler and director Ken Russell. The new 2K restoration of the 1984 film is based from the original, unrated Ken Russell director’s cut....

UCF Patent Helps Grow Local Tech Firm

August 17, 2016  A popular Orlando-based organization app for students plans to relaunch at University of Central Florida with a new feature. Schoolflow, a mobile app that helps students automatically organize their school assignments, now is licensed to feature UCF’s remote collaboration tool – software that broadcasts an instructor’s lecture with interactive notes....

UCF student film 'Tucker' challenges digital filmmaking

June 23, 2016  oshua Evangelista, a UCF Film BFA student working under the nom de plume “J. Ellis Evans,” has successfully crafted a short film that uses this gimmick to challenge what we would typically expect from digital filmmaking. Tucker is a film that takes place entirely from the perspective of a young...

UCF Emmy-Winning Documentary to be Shown on 100 PBS Stations, Campus

June 06, 2016  An Emmy-winning documentary film created by UCF honors students began airing this week on more than 100 PBS television stations nationwide, telling the story of a Florida Legislature panel that tried to remove homosexual students and employees from state universities decades ago. The film will be shown during the next...

2016 Hopes Scholarship Winners Announced

May 25, 2016  The UCF School of Visual Arts & Design proudly announces two winners of the 2016 J.R. Hopes Art Scholarship. This year’s recipients are Kirkland Macy and Robert Shirley. Kirkland Macy is a sophomore specializing in drawing and experimental animation. With a strong interest in designing and modelling characters and creatures,...

Oxford American features photos by M. Laine Wyatt

May 25, 2016  M. Laine Wyatt is featured in the Oxford American‘s weekly column “Eyes on the South.” “Eyes on the South” showcases weekly selections of work from Southern artists or artists whose work concerns the South. Wyatt is an associate professor of photography at the University of Central Florida. She has shown...

UCF SVAD collaboration brings student artists' talents to University Park

May 18, 2016  Art meets business with a collaboration launching this week between the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) and Crocker Partners, owner of the nearby University Park office center. Works by UCF students will be showcased in University Park’s five office buildings, beginning with a May 18 event marking...

Orlando Science Center Fuses Art with Science at New Gallery

April 18, 2016  The national educational movement to promote the seamless working relationship of science and art has taken the next step, teaming up the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design and the Orlando Science Center with a permanent new gallery of science-inspired artwork. “Fusion: A STEAM Gallery” is the name of...

Zachary Beckler Appointed as a Lecturer in Film

April 18, 2016  The School of Visual Arts & Design within the College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida is please to announce the appointment of Zachary Beckler as a Lecturer in Film starting in August 2016. Zachary Beckler is an award-winning filmmaker specializing in narrative horror cinema in...