SOAPBOX PROJECTS

Soapbox Projects is a student art space with a mission to provide a platform for artists with ambitious and experimental ideas. We seek to engage VCU's community through challenging work in the arts and interactivity amongst our peers.
COMING SOON!
PAS DE DEUX24 Hours of Performance byKelley Lowe and Ha Tran 

COMING SOON!

PAS DE DEUX
24 Hours of Performance by
Kelley Lowe and Ha Tran 

Stills of Kymira, courtesy of Maria Camia!  The short film will be playing at the Commons all winter break until January 20th.

KYMIRA
ON VIEW
December, 9 2011 - January 20, 2012

At the crossroads between sculpture and video art, students Eileen Halpin and Maria Camia explored deep philosophical and ethical themes in their large-scale stop motion film, Kymira. The gallery was transformed into a theater-style viewing room for their video, complete with “bagged” characters on the wall for “purchase”, echoing the materialistic criticisms in their surrealistic film.

Opening night of Remember Me

Mandy Fitzgerald and Virginia Wood being very meta, discussing their installation while relaxing in their installation, Remember Me. 

Mandy Fitzgerald and Virginia Wood being very meta, discussing their installation while relaxing in their installation, Remember Me. 

Remember Me
November 21, 2011 - December 2, 2011 

 

Focusing on the alarming statistics of Alzheimer’s in America, Painting & Printmaking students Mandy Fitzgerald and Virginia Wood created Remember Me,  showcasing their efforts to preserve memories in their own lives as a symbolic means of resistance. Using funds from a 2011 VCU Arts Grant, their goal was to raise both funds and awareness of this growing threat, sending the proceeds to the Alzhiemers Foundation of America.

Soapbox Projects is pleased to announce the student show: Remember Me, opening in the Commons Student Art Space on November 21st. With funding from a 2010-2011 VCU Undergraduate Student Art Grant, students Mandy Fitzgerald and Virginia Wood have been working on a project aimed at making a difference in the lives of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, one out of every 85 people will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In recognition of this tragic illness, the artists have drawn a total of eighty-four portraits commemorating the people in their lives they do not want to forget. Their installation evokes a recognition of the impermanence of memory, yet it bids the viewer to participate, inviting them to contribute memories of their own.The main goal of this grant project is to not only raise awareness for Alzheimer’s, but funding for the Alzheimer’s Foundation. 100% of the proceeds of their project will go into funding for research. Make a donation online: http://bit.ly/donateAFAThe Opening Reception will be on Monday, November 21st from 6-8 pm. Please RSVP on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=306390879389108See you there!

Soapbox Projects is pleased to announce the student show: Remember Me, opening in the Commons Student Art Space on November 21st. With funding from a 2010-2011 VCU Undergraduate Student Art Grant, students Mandy Fitzgerald and Virginia Wood have been working on a project aimed at making a difference in the lives of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. 

By 2050, one out of every 85 people will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In recognition of this tragic illness, the artists have drawn a total of eighty-four portraits commemorating the people in their lives they do not want to forget. Their installation evokes a recognition of the impermanence of memory, yet it bids the viewer to participate, inviting them to contribute memories of their own.

The main goal of this grant project is to not only raise awareness for Alzheimer’s, but funding for the Alzheimer’s Foundation. 100% of the proceeds of their project will go into funding for research. Make a donation online: http://bit.ly/donateAFA

The Opening Reception will be on Monday, November 21st from 6-8 pm. Please RSVP on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=306390879389108

See you there!

VCU Recreational Sports / Blog: Give your Creativity a Soap Box

Yes!  Check out the artwork on view at the Cary Street Gym, located on 101 S. Linden Street!

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We all have great creative ideas. It’s what to do with these concepts that’s the tricky part. Soap Box Projects is a student art space with a mission to provide a platform for artists and non-artists with ambitious and experimental ideas. The goal is to engage VCU’s community through challenging…

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