VPA News and Events
The VPA 2020 Spring Student Exhibition can be viewed now online. Check it out!
A list of VPA’s Student Award Winners!
Virtual technologies during the spring semester helped Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) students share their Senior Capstone Projects and perform in the annual Voice Studio recital.
Associate Professor and Chair of Visual and Performing Arts, Nancy Wynn, MFA, and student Nicholas Paolino, presented remotely as part of a Design Incubation colloquium.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Charlie Day ’98, H’14, sent a congratulatory message to Merrimack College’s Class of 2020 encouraging them to persevere during these challenging times.
Merrimack is expanding its visual and performing arts academic offerings with the introduction of a new music major.
Merrimack College is recruiting students for its first-ever marching band with plans to debut during the institution’s 2020 Homecoming Weekend. The new marching band will be a staple at college events such as football games where it will perform to promote the Merrimack spirit.
Associate Professor of Music Dr. Laure Pruett’s edition of Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s symphony Á Montevideo had its premiere performance.
Associate Professor and Visual and Performing Arts Chair, Nancy Wynn will be speaking on Design Education at the Design Thinkers Conference in Toronto, Canada.
Associate professor of visual and performing arts Nancy Wynn went on the 20th annual Pellegrinaggio pilgrimage to Italy last spring and is using the experience as inspiration for her latest artwork series.
Instructor Cristi Catt and her group Blue Thread performed in Arkansas while continuing to track the migration of ballads.
Design Incubation Colloquium 5.3: Merrimack College will be hosted by Merrimack’s Visual and Performing Arts Department on Saturday, March 30.
Two Merrimack College’s women’s hockey players designed the Hockey East Association’s new regular season championship trophy, which was unveiled on campus Monday, March 4.
Actor Stephen Lang, a star in the Hollywood blockbuster “Avatar,” is appearing for one night at the Rogers Center for the Arts Nov. 1 to perform his one-man show “Beyond Glory,” which pays tribute to the stories of eight Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.
Merrimack’s popular director of media instructional services, Kevin Salemme, will deliver the honors program’s annual Last Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Cascia Hall.
Father Richard Piatt co-authored “Scripting Stories of Resistance: Young Single Parents and Theater of the Oppressed,” with Deborah L. Byrd.
Professor David Raymond authored the article “Nancy Simonds: Shape Shifting and Radiant Chroma” for Art New England, September 2016.
Professor Cristina Catt’s vocal ensemble, Tapestry, was asked to design a special concert for the Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles, California
Professor David Raymond exhibited drawings in the exhibition Three Rooms, Eight Walls at Corey Daniels Gallery
Professor David Raymond authored the article “Force of Nature: Exploring the Power of the Feminine” for Art New England, July 2016.
Catt traveled to Latvia to coach and sing with the vocal ensemble Putni
Wynn presented paper “Digital Storytelling: Forging a connection between Design and the Liberal Arts“ at the AIGA Design Educator’s Conference Nuts and Bolts in June 2016