New Endowment Named in Honor of Former Art & Design Director Larry Walker

The Larry and Gwen Walker Award in Art, named in honor of Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Professor Emeritus Larry Walker and his wife, was recently announced at Walker’s “Selected Works by Larry Walker” exhibition at the Welch Art Gallery.

Established by the Walkers, the endowment will provide monetary support to an… more »

Georgia State University Welcomes the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA  – The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra of Atlanta (MYSO) is a community-based youth orchestra dedicated to furthering the music education of its students. The primary goal of MYSO is to instill in its students a love for music that will stay with them forever.

Dr. Wade Weast, Dean of Georgia State University’s College of the… more »

Experiential Learning Program Provides Students with Signature Experiences in the U.S.

Three years ago, photography Professor Nancy Floyd presented Jonathan Gayles, associate dean for undergraduate learning, with an idea to take her students to a place where they could not only learn lessons in a classroom but also experience the lessons for themselves.

From that initial meeting with Gayles, the College of Arts and Sciences domestic… more »

Spring Break Study Abroad Programs

Posted On March 8, 2016

Spring Break study abroad programs are unique study abroad experiences that open up the opportunity to study abroad to a wide variety of GSU students. Have you ever thought to study abroad sounded great but there’s a long list of reasons that it “just isn’t for me”? The program costs are too high? Can’t take that much time… more »

Breaking News: MOCA GA announced 2015/16 Working Artist Project Grants

Posted On July 21, 2015 by Arts ATL Staff
Categories Art and Design, Arts, Awards

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia has announced the winners of the 2015/16 Working Artist Project grants. They are Jill Frank, Elizabeth Lide and Masud Olufani.

The program was established eight years ago to support visual artists in metro Atlanta and help make Atlanta a place where artists can stay and thrive. Each artist will… more »

May Art Openings! Faculty Solo Shows from Atlanta to Brooklyn to Miami

Exhibition Dates: May 9 – June 14, 2015 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 9, 7-10 pm

Before Arcade Fire’s Reflektor video or Michael Fassbender’s Frank, there was Craig Drennen with prosthetic head and guitar. Drennen has performed versions of his “AWFUL” piece at Socrates Sculpture Park (Awful Outside, 2011), during Atlanta’s FLUX Night performance festival (1-Hour… more »

Students Present Music at Course Pairing Concert

Students in a new pilot course pairing, Mathematical Music Theory and Post Tonal Analysis, are completing the semester by presenting their musical compositions at a concert set for Thursday.

The concert will be hosted at the School of Music’s Standard Building at 2 p.m. and will feature two mathematicians and two musicians.

Mathematical Music Theory,… more »

Sculpture: Where Art Meets Science

In 2013, Dena Peake went snorkeling while visiting a friend in Indonesia.

The environmental scientist, who’s now studying art at Georgia State, found herself snorkeling under what she called “a blanket of trash.”

“I was very startled,” she said.

Because of her background in science, she understood that sea life was affected by the plastic… more »