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MFA-V Artist Teacher, Ellen Rothenberg, Presents "Elsetime" a Solo Exhibition in Chicago

May 9 - July 3, 2015
Opening Reception on May 9, 6-9 pm

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Announces 2015 Fellows

VCFA faculty members Barbara Hurd, Matthew Dickman, David Ulin, and alumna Alison Hawthorne Deming are among the 2015 Fellows!

MFA-V Artist-Teacher, Cecelia Dougherty, Presents "Reimagined Icons: Fresh Acconci + Grapefruit" at Film Society Lincoln Center

Sunday, April 26, 4:30
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Frances Beale Theater

Music Comp Grad Renée Baker and Faculty Member Don DiNicola present at the MCA Screen Creative Music Summit

Recent MFA in Music Composition graduate Renée Baker and founding faculty member Don DiNicola will be presenting at the upcoming MCA Screen Creative Music Summit in Chicago, Il, Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 1-6:30pm.

MFA-V Alumna, Natalie Finkelstein Presents 91 Days of Drawing in Glasgow

91 days of drawing
Ambivalently Yours goes to Glasgow
A 91-day drawing marathon
April 1st to June 30th, 2015


Bernard Cooper Celebrates A Book Release and Exhibition

Kudos to Bernard Cooper for mounting a museum exhibition and book launch at Miami Dade College for "My Avant-Garde Education." Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/o8ktkkd

MFA in Film Residency

Students, faculty, and visiting artists convene for an intense period of workshops, screenings, critiques, lectures, research, and dialogue.

Novel Retreat

Readings, presentations, and faculty mentorships in which full-length manuscript critiques are available are the centerpieces of this special week devoted solely to full immersion novel writing.

MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults Alumni/ae Mini-Residency

The mini residency combines elements of an alumni reunion, professional networking event, and a shortened version of the traditional VCFA residency.


The MFA Visual Art Program Presents, "HERE," a Zine Featuring Art and Writing By Student, Faculty, Alumni, and Artist-Teachers

HERE brings together conversations within and across the multiple heres in which we transform our lives as artists, educators, social-citizens, lovers, loners, and cultural workers.

“The New Yorker Presents” an Interview with MFA in Writing Poetry Faculty Matthew Dickman

Dickman is the author of All-American Poem, 50 American Plays (co-written with his twin brother Michael Dickman), and Mayakovsky’s Revolver.

Graphic Design Faculty, Bethany Koby, in Wired mag's "World's Leading Designers"

Wired’s online mag features GD faculty member, Bethany Koby, in a recent interview, “9 of the World’s Leading Designers Talk About What Matters NOW.”

High Musicianship without Ego: Dawn Clement, '15 MC

Current student in the MFA in Music Composition Dawn Clement described in a recent interview that she's having an identity crisis. Known as a jazz piano player for years, she's shifting into pop/singer-songwriter territory in her latest album Tempest/Cobalt.

Exploring Rural Reinvention & Transformation: Allison Otto's Interactive Documentary 'Bisbee'

Filmmaker Allison Otto, a current student in the MFA in Film at Vermont College of Fine Arts, is busy weaving together history, community participation, and storytelling in her documentary film Bisbee.