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Arts & Entertainment

Jason Varney in San Francisco. Photo credit: Matt Zugale.

Alumnus Jason Varney to Exhibit Food, Lifestyle and Travel Photography on Campus

For the first of a series of shows featuring work from alumni, local photographer Jason Varney ’01 will hold his first-ever exhibit to show his food photography, portraits and scenic images.
Tim Gorichanaz and Lynn Clouser at Stories of Self-Portraits opening event.

New Rincliffe Gallery Exhibition Demonstrates the Artistic Process

Drexel doctoral student curated an exhibit as part of his thesis, and to showcase the information that can be derived from art.
Lynn Clouser, director of The Drexel Collection, speaking at an event in the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery for Veteran's Day.

Employee Spotlight: Lynn Clouser, Director of The Drexel Collection and Advocate for the University's Art Collection

In her short career, Lynn Clouser, director of The Drexel Collection, has pivoted from artist to curator to educator.
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Walshy Fire, of EDM Group Major Lazer, Brings Dancehall Reggae to Drexel

Accomplished electronic dance music MC/DJ and record producer of the trio Major Lazer, Walshy Fire, will be on campus this week to share his talent and knowledge of the music industry with students from Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The visit will culminate with a public lecture and performance by Fire on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.  
Tristan Alan on set for virtual scenes of “Tribute.”

‘Tribute:’ Drexel’s First Cross-Department Visual Effects Film

Drexel University film director — and student — Tristan Alan worked with Drexel visual effects supervisor — and student — Eric Hiller to create the University’s first large scale visual effects senior film.
Monks of Majuli ©Vipul Sangoi

Dancing Monks of Assam Descend on Drexel’s Campus to Perform Sattriya: An Odyssey of the Spirit

Sattriya has historically been a hidden form of dance. Cultivated by Hindu monks as a way to worship the supreme deity, Krishna, it originated in the monasteries of Assam, India. This spring the public will have the opportunity to experience the ancient ritual for the first time in Philadelphia.

A close-up of an Instagram post that the Fox Historic Costume Collection shared in November of a James Galanos full-length sheath dress from 1955 made with silk satin straps and finely pleated silk organza with white and silver beading.

Fox Historic Costume Collection Shines on Instagram

Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection has amassed a large following on Instagram.  

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Explore the Deeper Waters of Pop Culture with New Podcast from Pennoni Honors College

The Pennoni Honors College has a new podcast dedicated to bringing an academic lens to the beloved but critically-overlooked products of pop culture.

Biz Hoffman at the Entertainment and Arts Society (EAS) Grammys Screening Party.

Filling the Void in the Arts

One student is using her senior project to better connect undergraduates and alumni in Drexel’s inaugural entertainment and arts career fair.

Mark Stockton, The Hunters, Charcoal on Panel, 2010

The Working Artists’ Studio Routine, a Winter Exhibition at Pearlstein Gallery

Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will open Where the Artists Are (in their studios), an exhibition of sculpture, drawings and paintings by three professors in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Examining several years of each artist’s practice, this exhibition will explore the intellectual and technical characteristics that distinguish their daily working routines; what draws them into their studios, excites them and ultimately keeps them there.

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Drexel and Chemical Heritage Foundation Mix Artifacts With Mobile Gaming to Create History of Alchemy Experience

The Chemical Heritage Foundation wants to set the record straight about alchemy. The medieval practice, often perceived as a dark art or pseudoscience, actually helped form the process of scientific experimentation and influenced our modern understanding of chemistry and medicine. On its quest to shed light on alchemy, the Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, has enlisted help from Gossamer Games, a game design startup in Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio, and Frank Lee, PhD, director of the EGS, to create a mobile gaming experience about the “golden age of alchemy” using books, art and artifacts from CHF Museum’s alchemy collection. 
Colored pencils and a half-colored-in image.

Drexel Study: Coloring Books Make You Feel Better, But Real Art Therapy Much More Potent

Many adult coloring books claim to be art therapy and can reduce negative feelings, but art therapists are significantly more impactful, a Drexel study shows.