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Forbes 30 Under 30 list includes interior design alumna

Forbes magazine recently recognized Laura Colagrande (BFA ’13) and her roommate Haley Russell for their sustainable dog food company, Chippin. Colagrande talked to VCUarts about her career as a designer and why she thinks Chippin can combat climate change.

Read more about Colagrande.
Alumna's studio creates a community around clay

Emily Wicks (BFA '16) and Alexis Courtney opened Hand/Thrown in Richmond's Northside as a shared space for artists and local residents interested in ceramics. Their community will be on display later this month during the 54th annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference.

Read more about Wicks.

Photo MFA wins best in show

Johannes Barfield (MFA ’18) won a $10,000 Atrium Health Best in Show Award for two works featured in "Coined in the South," a group exhibition at the Mint Museum in North Carolina.

Read more about Barfield's win.

$28,000 awarded for undergrad research

The relocation of an Arctic city, a Lovecraft story re-imagined, and the consequences of lying—VCUarts students are primed to explore these multifaceted subjects and more with the $28,026 in grants awarded to undergraduate teams this academic year.

Read more about this year's grants.

Get ready for the Olympics of the violin

In May, Richmond will set the stage for the 2020 Menuhin Competition, where young violinists from around the world will compete for top honors. Jurors for the 2020 competition include Menuhin chair Pamela Frank, who has performed with orchestras in New York, Chicago, Berlin and Zurich; vice chair Joji Hattori, who won the 1989 competition; and Soyoung Yoon, former winner and regular partner of the touring Korean Chamber Orchestra.

Read more about the competition.

Save the date for the 2020 fashion show

Fashion Design + Merchandising students will show off their best work at "ZENITH," the 2020 VCUarts Fashion Show.

Mark your calendars for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, when students take the stage at the Science Museum of Virginia's Dewey Gottwald Center.

Ticket sales begin soon; check the VCUarts Facebook for updates.

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