Spark was an award-winning publication by the College of Fine Arts that is published three times a year. Spark won 15 Editorial and Design Awards (3 Platinum Awards, 10 Gold Awards, and 2 Honorable Mentions) from the MarCom Awards, an international creative competition for outstanding achievements by marketing and communication professionals. Spark won the 2016 American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA.

Spring 2018

Volume 3 | Issue 3

Behind the Scenes with CFA’s Innovators, Activists, & Boundary–Pushers

Since the beginning, the College of Fine Arts has been a pioneering leader in the arts. Inspired, inventive, and imaginative students, faculty, and alumni generate unique and impactful programming for the College, University, and the city of Boston. The School of Music, School of Theatre, and School of Visual Arts continue to weave into the fabric of Boston’s arts scene with performances and exhibitions at arts venues across the region, including Symphony Hall and the newest addition to the Boston performing arts world: the Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre. CFA artists find inspiration in and bring their art back to the city, from a sidewalk in Chinatown to a brewery in Somerville.

It’s a new era for College of Fine Arts, with the opening of a new theater, launch of new design facilities and production center, and the welcoming of a new dean, Harvey Young. Join us as we keep experimenting, growing, and pushing creative boundaries.

Table of Contents:

In Conversation with the Dean
The Spark team recently chatted with Harvey Young to discuss his new role as CFA Dean, Boston, and his love of the arts.

The Art of Protest
In conjunction with the Symphony Hall concert, the School of Music & BU Arts Initiative host a discussion on the role of arts in social change.

D+P at BU
Rhinoceros comes alive in new Design & Production Center for Booth Theatre’s first production.

Listen for the Pindrop at Local Brewery
Musicology PhD student taps into new audiences with Aeronaut Brewery’s new performance series.

We the People of CFA
Armed with imagination and a love of bold colors, CFA alum Mia Cross creates public art for Boston neighborhood focused on a collective American identity.

Setting New Stages
The BU School of Music Opera Institute is immersing itself into the Boston theatre scene.

Beyond the Classroom and Into Boston
CFA students selected to display work for new audiences at marketing conference.

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Spark Editorial Team

Creative Direction + Design – Studio Skiffle

Executive Editor – Emily White

Senior Managing Editor – Laurel Homer

Interviews + Articles – Laurel Homer, Rebecca McDade, Sydney Narvaez, Daniella Weiss, Emily White, Anna Whitelaw

Communications – Laurel Homer, Rebecca McDade, and Emily White

Spark is printed through Noble Ford Productions.