Fine Arts

History Professor Produces CD for Jamaican Cultural Group After Visit to Campus

In September, eleven members of a Jamaican Maroon ensemble called the Moore Town Granny Nanny Cultural Group traveled to Georgia State University to perform as a part of history Assistant Professor Harcourt Fuller’s Jamaican Maroon Project. Now, Fuller has produced a CD for the group.

“The Granny Nanny Cultural Group is featured in my documentary,… 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 »

2016 Dean’s Early Career Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s Dean’s Early Career Award winners: Assistant Professors Jeffrey Boortz of Art and Design, Zhipeng Cai of Computer Science, Gina Marie Caison of English, Nadine Kabengi of Chemistry and Geosciences and Jennifer Craft Morgan of Gerontology.

The Dean’s Early Career Awards provide research funding… more »

STEAM3 Conference to be Hosted at Georgia State

The College of Education and Human Development and nonprofit Learning Innovations in Future Education will host the STEAM3 Conference (science, technology, engineering, arts and math “cubed”) on Sept. 11-12, 2015.

The STEAM3 Conference provides a public, interactive platform for the exploration and study of the latest technologies and methods for teaching STEAM subjects. The… 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 »