Art History and English double major Eliza Rosebrock won the Special Award for First Prize in the Arts & Humanities category at the 2019 Honors Symposium in early March. Her award-winning research paper entitled, “Is Cleanliness Close to Godliness? The Restoration of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Frescoes,” developed from her project of the same name, […]

CARMEN NEELY Carmen Neely’s work—a combination of painting and found objects—is imbued with deep intention and awareness of her identity as a young black woman making art in the twenty-first century. “The mark”, revered and mythologized as the purest form of artistic intention in the art historical canon, becomes an act of subtle subversion in […]

Kyle T. Webster’s name is synonymous with digital painting.  This bold statement was true even before he joined the Adobe team in 2017 and released his custom brushes to every licensed user of Adobe Creative Cloud.  The drop down menu of brushes in adobe applications now include his simulated media based brushes ( oh and […]

The Institute for Visual Studies at James Madison University welcomes art alumnus David R. Modler back to campus along with colleague Samuel H. Peck for workshops and the reception of their exhibition titled Draw and Play Here: The tet[R]ad Project, which will be on display at IVS from January 29-March 16.

Alumni Award recipients holding awards

This month, the College of Visual and Performing Arts awarded its highest honor to five alumni who exemplify excellence in their fields, recognizing them for their achievements in artistry and education. Carla Gannis ’92 (Art); Doug Risner ’88, MFA ’90, PhD ’01 (Dance); David Kish MM ’02, DMA ’03; Connie McKoy ’89, PhD ’98 (Music) […]

Welcome to the College of Visual and Performing Arts and our newly re-designed website! We hope you’ll click around and see how easy it is to navigate and to find all the information you need. On the homepage, you’ll find a distinctive design that will guide you to the various disciplines: Art, Dance, Music and Theatre. Once you have navigated to your […]

UNCG School of Art Alumn Sherrill Roland will be featured in the Studio Museum’s “Fictions” as part of their “F-series” exhibitions. The Studio Museum in Harlem announced the list of 19 artists to show this fall in “Fictions,” the fifth of the institution’s so-called “F-series” exhibitions of emerging artists. (Past F-series shows, dating back to […]

The Schools of Art, Dance, Music and Theatre within the College of Visual and Performing Arts are offering several summer experiences–long-time staples and new opportunities–in all disciplines: Art, Dance, Music and Theatre. Appropriate for school-aged children and, in some cases, adults, these experiences connect the College to our surrounding community and the region with developmental […]