Cabell Screen exhibits showcase student and alumni work and teaching projects

December 2, 2019
An picture of the Cabell Screen showing an illustration of Martin Lurther King Jr.

Community connections shape exhibits on the Cabell Screen. Shows engage with campus life and events and connect the libraries to local creators and art spaces. Here are examples from the 2018-19 academic year. 

Agecroft Project

Graduate student Joshua Dow worked with library staff in The Workshop to fashion images to build an accessible exhibit online for Agecroft Hall. He scanned and created  3D renders of artwork, furniture and other elements from Agecroft collections. An exhibit showcased his work. 

VCU 50

Celebrating VCU’s 50 years the Cabell Screen Committee invited student submissions for a contest visualizing their connections to VCU’s 50 years. The student work spanned mediums from illustration to stop-motion animation and time-lapse videos. Winner Kyle Williams’ work “You Belong Here” captured the spirit of the campus while showcasing VCU’s 50 years.


Showing VCU Libraries support for the Division of Student Affairs Unity Day, Cabell Screen reprised the work of Kyle Williams and also displayed the VCU Unity ribbon to remind our community that diversity is VCU’s strength. We also honored Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day with displaying alumnus Richie Pope’s illustration of King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. 

Nickolai Walko

Alumnus Nickolai Walko revisited a previous exhibit theme with “Unmasked II” that explored anatomy and surgical processes in large compositions. His eye-popping designs created a vibrant exhibit for the Cabell Screen.

Digital Patterns

With students encouraged to explore the history and technique of pattern creation the Cabell Screen came to life with vibrant pattern swatches showcasing the talent of VCUarts Interior Design Department. This was a class project.

Anderson Home Sweet Home

Showcasing students ingenuity, the Anderson Gallery’s Home Sweet Home exhibit featured undergrad students who responded to the prompt of “Perhaps home is not a place but an irrevocable condition.” Works of all mediums considered and reckoned with the conflicting, ambiguous and intimate concept of home. 

We also featured shows connecting with students and the community about global education opportunities. Showcasing the amazing work of VCU Qatar art students with Tamseem exhibit. Honoring students who participated in the Friends of VCU Libraries tee shirt context. As well as continuing with annual exhibits of EMANATA and Communication Arts. 


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