Psycho Beach Party

Psycho Beach Party

The Department of Theatre is hosting a hilarious spoof of ’60s beach movies. Imagine Gidget with a severe multiple personality disorder. Chicklet Forrest, a teenage tomboy, desperately wants to be part of the surf crowd on Malibu Beach in 1962. One thing getting in her way is her unfortunate tendency towards split personalities. Among them is a black checkout girl, an elderly radio talk show hostess, a male model named Steve and his accounting firm of Edelman and Edelman. Her most dangerous alter ego is a sexually voracious vixen named Ann Bowman who has nothing less than world domination on her mind. A fun and twisted comedy.

September 24-26 & October 1-3 at 7:30pm
September 27 & October 4 at 3:00pm

W.E. Singleton Center for Performing Arts
922 Park Avenue
804 828.1514


Anders Ruhwald

Anders Ruhwald (born 1974, Denmark) lives and works in London and Detroit. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2005. Solo exhibitions include “The state of things” at The Museum of Art and Design in Copenhagen, “You in Between” at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art in the UK as well as various gallery shows in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Stockholm, London, Copenhagen and Brussels. His work is represented in the collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Museum of Decorative Art (Norway), The National Museum (Sweden), The Swedish Arts Council, The Museum of Art and Design (Denmark) and several other public and private collections around the world. He was awarded the Sotheby’s Prize in the United Kingdom in 2007 and the Annie and Otto Detlefs Price in Denmark in 2005.
Anders Ruhwald, will be giving a lecture at the Bowe Street Deck thursday October 8th.

presented by Departments of Craft/Material Studies and Sculpture + Extended Media
Thursday, October 8 at 12:00pm
609 Bowe Street, Room 535

Amy Hauft

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Amy Hauft grew up in Southern California and received her BA from the University of California Santa Cruz. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and then earned her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For the next 2 decades, Hauft lived and worked in New York City where she produced her large-scale architectural installations for museums and galleries worldwide. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum (NYC), New Museum (NYC), International Artists Museum (Poland), The American Academy in Rome (Italy), Limerick City Gallery (Ireland), PS1 Museum (NYC), and the Sculpture Center (NYC), among other venues. She has received numerous grants, including the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, St. Gaudens Foundation Fellowship, PEW Foundation Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiatives, Howard Foundation Fellowship and a Public Art Fund Grant. Her residency awards include the Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship in Umbria, Italy and the International Artists Residency Fellowship in Lodz, Poland. Hauft taught for 14 years at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Since 2004, she has served as Chair of the VCU Sculpture Department.

Amy’s work will be on display during our Winter Exhibition from November 20, to February 21.

For more information on our Winter Exhibition please visit our website.

Burning the Devil & Dusting the Madonna: Image Efficacy in the Renaissance

2009-2010 Art History Faculty Lecture Series

“Burning the Devil & Dusting the Madonna: Image Efficacy in the Renaissance”
Dr. Fredrika Jacobs, Professor of Art History, VCUarts

Wednesday September 30th
4:00 – 6:00 pm
The Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St, Richmond, VA

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information: 804.828.2784

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder (22 July 1898 – 11 November 1976), also known as Sandy Calder, was an American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing the mobile. In addition to mobile and stabile sculpture, Alexander Calder also created paintings, lithographs, toys, tapestry and jewelry.” wikipedia-2009 9-24

Alexander Calder The Paris Years (1926-1933) is currently on exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Other links:

Calder Foundation

Artcyclopedia List of galleries displaying Calder’s work.

Vertical Constellation with Bomb

National Gallery of Art Virtual Tour