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Adele Kenworthy's Floralscapes

Adele Kenworthy (MFA Social Practice '22) created a multi-series, floral installation, titled Floralscapes, that aims to peacefully protest against gentrification and displacement. The first installment, #LetIvyCityBloom, demanded a community center be built in the Crummell School building for children in the Ivy City neighborhood of DC.


Student's Solar Panel Project Brought to Life by Power Outage after Hurricane Sally

Read about Kaitlin Santiago, an Interaction Design graduate student, and the solar panel system she built that powered her home and parts of her community.


Faculty News






Visiting Professor Works With GW Faculty and Students

One of our visiting professors, Paul Rucker, worked with students on a website titled Three Black Wall Streets. With the help of fellow professor Kevin Patton (Interaction Design), as well as Exhibition Design, Social Practice, and Interaction Design students, the website experience is interactive and informative. Read the full article featured on NPR about Paul Rucker’s work and visit the Three Black Wall Streets website.


Alumni News





Donation from Alumnus to Aid Students During Pandemic

Corcoran alumnus Pat Sheridan (BFA '99) donated money to students facing hardships during the months of the pandemic. After graduating from the Corcoran, Sheridan co-founded Modus Create, a consulting firm where he focuses on the intersection of design, technology, and business.


From Plays to TelepLays

Madeline Hendricks (TRDA BA '13) has been a writer on two TV shows: “Jane the Virgin” and “Good Trouble." But she still thinks back to when she was 17 and had one of her plays performed by professional actors on Broadway.


Art Teacher Claire Smullen Joins DC Milken Educators

Claire Smullen (MA, Teaching: Art Education ’12), a middle school art teacher in D.C., received the Milken Educator Award including a $25,000 prize due to her contributions to Stuart-Hobson Middle School as well as the greater D.C. community.


Breaking the Boundaries with an Interior Architecture Alumnus

Stephen Ramos graduated with an MFA in Interior Design from the Corcoran in 2010. Now, using the skills and awareness he learned as a student at GW, he works as the design director for the architecture firm Gensler. Read more about Stephen’s career in Interior Architecture and his time at GW.

S. Asher Gelman
MFA in Dance, '12

Gelman is the playwright of the esteemed off-Broadway show Afterglow, which Huffington Post called, "A Steamy, Stripped Down Look At Gay Intimacy."

Karen Vidángos
MA in Museum Studies, '17

Vidángos has made a splash in the art community with her interview, "A Latina In Museums' Is Smashing Stereotypes In The Art World," where she talks about a collaborative movement of Latinas in museums all over the country.

Kerry Washington
BA in Theatre & Dance, '98

Washington is producing a new drama series in partnership with Facebook, entitled "Five Points," which follows the lives of five high school students living on the south side of Chicago.

Jorge Vascano
Fine Art, '12

Vascano's sculptures were featured in the Oscar-nominated film If Beale Street Could Talk.  

He created some of the sculptures that appear in the film as works by the central character, Fonny.  At the end of filming, writer and director Barry Jenkins bought Vascano's sculpture Blossoming for his personal collection.   

Dawn Stoppiello
MFA in Dance, '14

Stoppiello was recently appointed as Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance & New Media at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, where she will be teaching courses on dance for the screen and other media.

Bo Tan and Mimi d'Autremont
MA in New Media Photojournalism, '17

The Washington Post recently highlighted Tan's "Close to U" and d'Autremont's "Anyone Like Me" in their article on recommended short films from the DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition.