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Arts & Entertainment

Terry Gross speaking at Drexel University to a sold-out audience in the Mandell Theater on April 10. Her talk was titled "Off Air With Fresh Air."

Drexel Hosts Radio Personality Terry Gross for an Evening of Interview

Terry Gross, the host and co-executive producer of NPR’s “Fresh Air,” discussed her interview techniques with a sold-out audience as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture Series.
woman wearing virtual reality gear

Drexel University and Johns Hopkins University Announce Unique Study of Therapeutics Arts Using Virtual Reality

A shared research interest in the applications of creative expression and creative arts therapies at Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) and Johns Hopkins University's International Arts + Mind (IAM) Lab has shaped a new collaboration between the two universities. Built on the collective values of applied and translational research linking the creative arts and brain sciences, researchers from CNHP and IAM Lab will work together on a new creative arts therapies project that utilizes virtual reality.
Performance by Meena Murugesan and d. Sabela Grimes.

Assemblage: An Exhibition on Collective Creativity Opens in Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery
 

Contemporary culture most often places value on authoritative individual (master) voices—when often those voices rely upon the work of others to exist. In an attempt to de-center the focus on solo auteurs as preferred makers, Assemblage, an exhibition at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, looks to highlight works by collectives or collaborative projects made by several artists.


Drexel University student Zaarah Abdul-Aziz on set to compete on "Wheel of Fortune." Photo Credit: Carol Kaelson.

What’s it Like to Go on ‘Wheel of Fortune?’ One Drexel Student Explains All

Drexel student Zaarah Abdul-Aziz recently appeared on the show on a March 20 episode during its special “College Week Spring Break” programming.
band members of Nat Turner Rebellion

50 Years After It Was Recorded, Drexel's Student Record Label Helps Philly Band Release Its Album

Nat Turner Rebellion was an up-and-coming band in the golden age of Philadelphia soul music. They opened for the chart-topping Delfonics. They had a hit-making agent, signed with a renowned record label and recorded enough tracks for an album. Then it all fell apart. Now, some 50 years later, the un-released album will be making its debut on Drexel University’s student-run MAD Dragon Records label.

"Browser," by Matt Phillips, 1964, monotype.

Finding Inspiration in The Drexel Collection’s Newest Exhibit

The Drexel Collection’s new exhibit, "Matt Phillips: Inspired," explores the work and influences behind the art of the painter, printmaker and art educator.
Nicole Miller Philadelphia Scarf

Drexel Exhibition Celebrates 25 Years of Nicole Miller’s Fashion Prowess in Philadelphia 

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will present a retrospective exhibition highlighting work by renowned fashion designer Nicole Miller. The exhibition A Philadelphia Store-y: 25 Years of Nicole Miller Philadelphia (April 12-August 30, 2019) will pay tribute to the retailer’s contributions to fashion and philanthropy in the city.
Kat Brandel interviewed Marc Vetri '90, a local chef and philanthropist, for an interview for her KatsKrave blog. Photo credit Kris Tookes.

Food for Thought: A Senior Project Showcasing Philly’s Food Scene

Entertainment and arts management major Kat Brandel created an Instagram account, website and video series highlighting the restaurants and people in Philly’s food scene — and raised money for a local hunger relief organization.
Students in the IRL will work with the latest technology including AR/VR-optimized computers, headsets, motion capture systems, immersive cameras, motion platforms and holographic displays.

Getting Real — Drexel Opens Lab to Study Virtual, Augmented and Immersive Reality Technology

A new lab, opening in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University, will put students and researchers in the middle of the latest visual technology. Drexel’s Immersive Research Lab is dedicated to the study and development of new virtual and augmented reality technologies and immersive media, in a space designed to allow collaboration with researchers from across the University.
Grid, Sequence Me (2013).

On Exhibition at Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery: The Art of Game Creation

The Speed of Thinking, is an exhibition spawned from a mobile game about global trade and the collaborative artwork used in the creation of the game. The art team, Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy will also showcase works that portray architecture as fragments affected by economic and communications systems.

Bill visits the site of his former makeshift home which was demolished by the city, 2018. The city demolished Bill’s home and countless others during the summer of 2017 when a deal was reached with Conrail, who owns the land, to clean up and secure the area.

Kensington Blues: Philadelphia’s Opioid Crisis in a Decade of Photographs

Photographer and Drexel University alumnus Jeffrey Stockbridge has captured the veracities of the opioid crisis in Philadelphia through the lens of a decade long photography project, Kensington Blues.

 


Jeff Apruzzese and his wife Paige Holbrook at the Cliffs of Moher from a trip to Ireland over the winter break.

Employee Spotlight: Jeff Apruzzese, the Former Passion Pit Bassist Who’s Playing a New Tune in Drexel’s Music Industry Program

The new associate program director of Drexel University’s music industry program is using his experiences as the bassist of the indie electronica band to teach students about being on the live music side of the music industry.
Shaina McGeth presenting in EAM 365.

Entertainment & Arts Management Class Invites All Students to Explore Their Media Obsessions

EAM 365 — titled “The Entertainment & Media Business” — offers students from all majors the chance to explore business trends within a diverse array of entertainment mediums.