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Accumulate: The Evolution of Ani Hoover 150 150 Villa Maria College

Accumulate: The Evolution of Ani Hoover

Artwork by Ani Hoover is currently adorning the walls and floor of Villa Maria College’s Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery. Hoover, a Buffalo, NY native, created Accumulate to represent her decision making in art making since 2010. Stick Stack, on view as part of “Accumulate” at the Paul William Beltz Family Gallery, Villa Maria College. Photo From…

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‘An Overwhelming Familiarity,’ Art Show by Fine Arts Instructor Sara Zak on Display in the Castellani Art Museum 150 150 Villa Maria College

‘An Overwhelming Familiarity,’ Art Show by Fine Arts Instructor Sara Zak on Display in the Castellani Art Museum

Wonderful. Gorgeous. Fragmented. Blurred. These are some of the words used to describe Sara Zak’s paintings from her show, An Overwhelming Familiarity. Currently on display in Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum, An Overwhelming Familiarity is composed of 12 large-scale paintings that tell a series of multi-layered narratives. Built primarily around recurrent imagery of a blissful young girl, a swing, suspension apparatus,…

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Villa Maria College Recognized for Offering One of the Top Bachelors of Art Degree Programs in the Nation 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Recognized for Offering One of the Top Bachelors of Art Degree Programs in the Nation

Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource for online learning and college accreditation information, has released its annual rankings for the 2016-2017 Best Four Year Art Degree Programs in the Nation. Villa Maria College was ranked #5 on the list. According to Angela Hanners, Community for Accredited Online Schools’s director of communications, colleges must…

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Villa Students Use StoryCorps for Learning 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Students Use StoryCorps for Learning

Villa students learning about storytelling at the StoryCorps presentation. Photo credit: WBFO News, photo by Eileen Buckley. Founded in 2003, StoryCorps is an American non-profit organization that aims to record, preserve, and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs. StoryCorps is currently in Buffalo, NY working with WBFO 88.7 and Canalside to…

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Villa Maria College’s Portfolio Day Featured on WNY Living 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College’s Portfolio Day Featured on WNY Living

On Monday, October 3, 2016, Villa Maria College was featured on WNY Living. John Fucile, a digital filmmaking professor, and Kristen Schober, Villa’s communications specialist, spoke about Portfolio Day, an upcoming event in which high school students have the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed by Villa’s art faculty. You can watch the full story here.…

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Villa Maria College Reports Increase in Enrollment, Adds New Faculty 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Reports Increase in Enrollment, Adds New Faculty

For a second year in a row, Villa Maria College has reported a positive growth in its enrollment. The incoming class grew by 8% from the previous year, increasing the College’s total enrollment to nearly 600 students. This growth is attributed to the successful implementation of the College’s Visionary Plan, which led to the launch…

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Villa Maria College to Host 2nd ‘Wake up the World!’ 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College to Host 2nd ‘Wake up the World!’

Villa Maria College is set to host the second installation of “Wake up the World,” an art show featuring the works of consecrated religious men and women. An opening reception is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 7 :00 p.m. The event will take place in the Library at Villa Maria College,…

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Villa Sponsors 2015 Decorators’ Show House 1024 663 Villa Maria College

Villa Sponsors 2015 Decorators’ Show House

Using their talents to give back to the community, students, faculty and alumni of Villa Maria College are once again participating in the 2015 Decorators’ Show House. The results of their work will be on view to the public from April 25 through May 17. Along with The Buffalo News, the Junior League of Buffalo has…

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Graphic Design Students Win in Portfolio Review 150 150 Villa Maria College

Graphic Design Students Win in Portfolio Review

Two scholarships were awarded to Villa students at the Advertising Club of Buffalo Student Portfolio Review event on Saturday, April 12 in the Villa Maria College Library. Graphic Design students Grace Gruarin ’16 won second place, and Carl Hunley Jr. ’17 tied for honorable mention. The first,  third place and other honorable mention winners were students from RIT. There were  30…

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Three Students Win in the Don Nichols Scholarship Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Three Students Win in the Don Nichols Scholarship Competition

Villa students took home a number of the awards in the annual Don Nichols Scholarship competition for the second year in a row. Jessica Massaker ’17 won 1st place, Jessica Puskar ’16 won 3rd place, and Samantha Lonczak ’17 received an honorable mention. The Don Nichols Scholarship competition awards promising communications students financial help for their…

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