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Skald 2013 Wins in National College Magazine Awards

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association has awarded a 2014 Silver Crown in the College Magazine category to Skald, Villa Maria College’s annual student magazine. Awards were announced during the College Media Convention in New York City over the weekend. Cover of Skald’s 2013 issue. There were ten finalists in the category competing for either a…

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Villa Students Travel to Magic Market Week in Las Vegas

Magic Market Week in Las Vegas 2014. Villa Maria College Fashion Design & Merchandising students headed to Las Vegas to experience Magic Market Week, one of the most prominent fashion conferences in the world, February 17-20. Students on the trip learned about merchandising and buying, taking in presentations on global trend forecasting and “omni-channel” retail marketing. Heather Harris,…

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Rachel Thomas ’17 Wins Re-Fashionista Challenge

Villa Maria College students at the Re-Fashionista Challenge. Villa Maria College student Rachel Thomas ’17 took home first place in the Salvation Army Re-Fashionista Challenge on March 4, 2014. Participants were required to purchase second hand items from the Salvation Army and transform them into fashionable outfits. Thomas created a pencil skirt out of a sweatshirt, and a…

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Graphic Design Students Win Big at 2014 WNY ADDYs

Four Villa Maria College Graphic Design students took home eight awards in total at the 2014 Western New York ADDYs, given by the Advertising Club of Buffalo, during a ceremony at the Tralf Music Hall on Main Street, on Friday night. Brittney Sikora ’14 took five awards, winning Student Best of Show; a Gold Student…

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Villa Professor Wins Award at National Interior Design Conference

At the annual national Interior Design Educators Council, Inc.(IDEC) conference, Villa Maria College Interior Design professor Sandra Reicis was awarded the 2014 Teaching Excellence Award. Held this year in New Orleans, LA from March 6 through March 8, the conference brings together professionals from all over the world in the field of Interior Design. The mission of…

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Photography Students Selected as Finalists by Photographer’s Forum Magazine

Six Villa Maria College photography students were selected as finalists in Photographer’s Forum magazine’s 34th annual college photography contest. Their work will be published in a hardcover book along with all the other winners and finalists. Villa students who will be included are: Holly Langworthy ’16, Lianna Hogan ’16, Elizabeth Burns Hausrath ’17, Caryn Barber ’16, Valerie…

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Photo Instructor’s New Installation Reviewed in Artvoice

Photo Instructor Megan Metté is featured in this week’s Artvoice for her large format photos on display at the Unity Church of Practical Christianity on Delaware Avenue. Untitled work by Megan Metté. Courtesy of Artvoice. There is a closing celebration Friday, February 21 from 7 p.m.  to 10 p.m. after the Student Photography exhibit opening reception. The music…

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Valerie Kasinski ’14 Wins Photography Exhibition Award

The CEPA Gallery announced the winners of their 2014 Exhibition Award from their CEPA/Big Orbit Members’ Exhibition last week. Villa Maria student Valerie Kasinski ’14 was one of this year’s three winners. Kasinski was awarded for her piece, Together We Are, and Patti Ambrogi won for her piece,The Rebel Forest, from the series Geography of Desire. The artists will receive a solo exhibition of their…

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Instructor Jesse Walp Talks About “Life Forms”

Artist and Villa Maria College instructor Jesse Walp opened his new show “Life Forms” at Buffalo Arts Studio last month. As part of the M&T Fourth Friday at the Tri-Main Center, Buffalo Arts Studio resident artist Fotini Galanes opened her solo exhibition “Subcutaneous” as well. In a video interview with The Buffalo News, Walp talks…

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