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Collaborative project by students in Social Practice Topics I (AXD 217) and City Life: Introduction to Urban Studies (URB 201).
Exploring Justice on Campus

A collaboration with Crime and Justice Studies convened students in discussions about local justice issues on the UMass campus.

Professor Hutchinson's students at work on the empty bowls project in the ceramics studio at the Star Store (spring 2021)
CVPA Ceramics in Public Service

CVPA Ceramics Professor Rebecca Hutchinson continues her longstanding commitment to art in public service.

Mockup of painted electrical box
New Bedford Electrical Boxes Become Artist Canvases

Students of CVPA Foundations classes bring new color to New Bedford with painted electrical boxes!

Part of an architectural tour of New Bedford. The style shown here is the Second Empire. Photograph courtesy of Pamela Karimi.
CVPA Student Awarded Fellowship

Art History major Kayla Rausch is the 2022 recipient of the New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks! Fellowship.

Dr. Sherwin leads the group in an outdoor performance in Bridgewater, April 2021.
Music with “a message of change”

Community choral group’s work goes beyond the recital hall

Students in Professor Pamela Karimi's class, Modern Architecture: A Global History, on a tour of architectural styles of New Bedford. Tour was spearheaded by Karimi and the New Bedford Historical Society.
Architectural Styles of New Bedford

Travel through history with an architectural walking tour of New Bedford led by Prof. Pamela Karimi and the New Bedford Preservation Society!

Graphic design students worked with curator Jamie Uretsky to design branding and identity for the exhibition Uncommon Threads: The Works of Ruth E. Carter at the New Bedford Art Museum (Spring 2021)
CVPA Graphic Design learns through community engagement

AXD451 has a long history of working with community partners

Untitled photograph by Mary Roberts
Labor Education Center Artist Residencies

CVPA Community Engagement Initiatives is pleased to collaborate with the Labor Education Center (LEC) on two new CVPA student artist in residence fellowships!

CVPA Recognized for Civic Engagement Work

The 2021 annual report of the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement features multiple contributions from the CVPA community.

Professor McGoldrick with senior students Jay Weygand, Axel Jeremie, and Alexis Canaday on the lighting installation day
Phillips Avenue Pocket Park Enhancements

Over the past year, Stephanie McGoldrick, faculty member in Interior Architecture + Design, has worked alongside her students to propose solutions for revitalizing a pocket park space in New Bedford.

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