Elizabeth Traub was recently awarded a 2 week residency at the Penland School of Crafts in Summer 2014. Elizabeth will share her experiences with students in the Fall of 2014. Each summer, one student is chosen to go to Penland and participate in a two-week residency with an artist of his or her choice.
Adjunct Professor Karen Niemczyk is part of Chicago's ARC Gallery's November/ December exhibition. ART/TECH: Interface, juried by Jan Tichy, invited artists to submit work that investigates, discusses, or is influenced by the technological advances that have had an impact on all aspects of our lives and experiences.
Niemczyk will show Caged, an interactive light sculpture that reacts to the sound of anger.
The juror, Jan Tichy, adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Art and Technology, is represented by Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago. His work, Bats (2007), was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York and he was nominated for Gottesdiener Prize in 2011.
The exhibition runs from November 20th through December 17th.
Travis Diehl's writing foregrounds the ways in which artistic rhetoric, like that surrounding the Cold War or the War on Terror, has substantial consequences in our shared reality. In this vein, he has reviewed shows by Rigo 23, Jennifer Bolande, Ehren Tool, and Henry Taylor; as well as by younger artists such as Liz Glynn, Matthew Brandt, Fiona Connor, and Candice Lin. He is drawn to the various conceptions of Los Angeles as an art capital, center of industry, and refuge of metaphors. Read More
Associate Professor Barbara Campbell Thomas is part of "Abstraction 1" at the Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. "Abstraction 1" brings together four artists showing for the first time at Marcia Wood Gallery. From across the country and Atlanta, these artists present disparate and unique approaches to abstract painting. The exhibition will focus on works of small to mid scale, amplifying an excitement, intensity and presence that exceeds their physical boundaries. The exhibition runs from November 22nd-December 21st.
Camille will conduct independent research on "The Cultural Identities of Korean Potters" during her study abroad experience in the Spring of 2014 and, as part of an independent study with Dr. Elizabeth Perrill, she will present her work at the 2014 State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) that will be held at NC State University. The Barthalmus Grant is a state-wide competitive grant, and the Art Department is thrilled to hear that Camille will be representing UNCG at the SNCURCS in 2014. Further information on the Barthalmus grant is available here.
Art department faculty members Barbara Campbell Thomas and Christopher Thomas have prints and collages included in a newly published artists book titled, "Exquisite History 3: Visionary Workbook." The book is published by The Printmakers Left, an artists collective comprised of artists from across the country. This publication accompanies an exhibition at the Center Art Gallery, Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, November 1-December 17, 2013.
Pixar Production Designer Bill Cone will give a public lecture November 14 at 7:00 in the Curry Auditorium, Room 225. This is a free public talk, sponsored by the Art Department and all members of the UNCG and Greensboro community are welcome.
Bill started at Pixar as a free lance artist in 1992, joining the studio full-time in 1993. During the last two decades Bill has contributed to a large number of Pixar projects, including both shorts and features, such as A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2 and Cars, all of which he production designed. His work for Pixar has hung in the Museum of Modern Art, the Oakland Museum of California, and is currently on tour oversees in the blockbuster exhibition, Pixar: Twenty-five Years of Animation. In addition to working at Pixar Bill maintains an active private studio practice and exhibition record.
On Saturday, November 16 senior art historian and Honors student, Beth Howell, will represent the UNCG art department at the 9th Annual State of NC Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium. Her paper entitled, "The Vasari Corridor and Cosimo I de' Medici's Changing Public Image in the 1560s," is part of Beth's ongoing research, which investigates Cosimo I' de' Medici's politically propagandistic public art commissions of 16th C. Florence.
Refest is a festival associated with CultureHub SeoulArts - La MaMa in NYC.
More than just a prefix. re- is an approach. A perspective. re- is a meeting point. re- glances back while moving forward. re- represents not only a return but also a re-imagining.
Refest is a 3-day art and technology festival that celebrates the convergence of new and old, digital and analog, near and far. The artists featured in Refest are those who are breaking open possibilities through their practice. Creators working across a broad range of technologically informed media will gather at CultureHub in New York City to share video, performance, music, and more. Refest invites artists to share how they are reforming, rebuilding, reiterating, and renewing ideas. For more information. A livestream may be viewed here.
Adjunct Professor Karen Niemczyk participated in InLight Richmond – an annual public exhibition of interactive light-based art in the tradition of Nuit Blanche (White Night) where the city becomes a museum. For a single night the streets of Richmond glow with light-based art – sculpture and performances.
Karen's project this year was OUt Of MINd, an interactive large scale video projection reflecting the viewer's EEG.
OUt Of MINd is a reflection of the mind as technology. Living life halfway in the matrix we experience daily an accelerating trajectory of technological 'progress'. As witnesses we struggle to adapt. As participants we face a series of choices - the ramifications may not be immediately apparent.
InLight Richmond is Organized by 1708 Gallery. This year's juror was Ken Farmer, the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Nuit Blanche New York. In December the gallery was awarded a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to produce the November 8 event .
Downtown Greensboro is only this flooded with people a few times a year, during Christmas and the Fourth of July, but no other night offered the same cultural experience as First Friday last week.
On a third-floor hallway in Gatewood Studio Arts Building, Stacy Bloom Rexrode sits on a stool in front of her latest creation, carefully looping cranberry-colored yarn though a crochet hook. Learn More
36 pieces of new visual and performance art will decorate South Elm Street downtown. Read more at the News & Record website.
Professor Billy Lee was invited to teach the 3rd Advance Postgraduate Abstract Sculpture Class in Beijing this summer. Whilst there he was awarded the Excellence Prize for his sculpture "Dream", made for the International Horticultural Exposition 2014 Qingdao. The full size sculpture will be built next year. He is also a committee member and participant in the China Contemporary Abstract Sculpture Exhibition, held at Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan City. He continues to serve as a consultant for the National China Sculpture Magazine.
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013:
5 p.m. Exhibit viewing | Sloane Art Library, 102 Hanes Art Center
6 p.m. Program | Sloane Art Library, 102 Hanes Art Center
Free and open to the public
Dr. Maria Lim, art education program coordinator, attended 2013 NCAEA Professional Development Conference in Raleigh, Oct. 3 - 6, along with three Art Education senior students, Amber Kocher, Ellen Phillips, and Jojo Ioerger. Dr. Lim and her three students presented a best practice research paper, Practicum/Service-Learning: Saturday Family Literacy Program at Doris Henderson Newcomers School of GCS, on Saturday Oct. 5.
This presentation is about an enduring public school-university collaborative community art project-The Saturday Family Literacy Program of GCS. The study illustrates the critical roles and the impacts of art education practices on students' learning in American culture(s), Language(s), and visual art at the Newcomers School as well as pre-service art teachers' teaching and learning experiences relevant to the issues of diversity and tolerance. The presentation also shared extensive insights and practicable prototypes of lesson plans from the ART-ESL integrated approach based on the concept of multicultural education that supports the goals of the program that serves a number of PK-8th grade students from Guilford County Schools and their families who speak English as a second language.
Dr. Lim was also recognized as the Higher Education Art Educator of the year and received an award plaque on Sunday Oct. 6.
Assistant Professor Sheryl Oring is showing work in The One and the Many: Perspectives on Self and Other in Art & Human Rights Practices at Gallery 249 at the University of Dayton. The show, curated by assistant professor Glenna Jennings, presents art that asks: Are human rights pre-political or are they artifacts of laws and institutions? Do they belong only to individuals or also to groups? How can we re-vision and de-center human rights to more broadly address the human condition for both the self and the community? The show opens Friday September 27. More info:
Associate Professor Barbara Campbell Thomas is showing a painting in "Material Witness", a group exhibition at the Dalton Gallery on the Agnes Scott College campus in Decatur, Georgia. The exhibition will open on Thursday, September 26th.
In 2010, the National Capital Planning Commission sponsored a forum entitled Beyond Granite: Global Approaches to Public Art and Placemaking that examined how a program of temporary commemorative works could be used to enrich the cultural landscape in Washington, DC. The Beyond Granite competition was conceived of to pick up where this conversation left off. The goal of the competition is to encourage more public dialogue about alternative ways to commemorate, and also to experiment with temporary forms of commemoration that can contribute to more vital public spaces within the nation's capital. Oring will submit a design proposal in late November for the next phase of the competition.
Nine undergrad photography students spent 3 weeks this past summer on a study abroad program to Iceland. Read more about their adventures here...
UNCG artist Lee Walton will present a performance involving a single lamp. Bennett College art instructor Harry Swartz-Turfle and Bennett students will create a walking tour of [...more]
UNCG Art Education students will be participating in the "Ahead of the Class: An Exhibition of NC Art Education Majors" at Meredith College, curated by Kristen Piner, a senior Art Education major at Meredith College. The following UNCG Art Education students are participating:
There is also a Tumblr page for the exhibition with images and artist statements for the participating artists: http://aheadoc.tumblr.com
The exhibition will be open from September 12 through October 6, 2013 in the Meredith College Rotunda.
Assistant Professor Sheryl Oring was awarded a McCloy Fellowship in Art from the American Council on Germany for her project "Beyond the Wall," which will explore contemporary views about the Berlin Wall in an effort to understand how Germans think about this divisive element of recent history 25 years after its demise. The award funds a 2-3 week research trip for preliminary work on the project, which will take place in 2014.
Associate Professor of Art Barbara Campbell Thomas is showing a painting in the first exhibition of Schulman Project, a newly opened gallery in Baltimore, Maryland. The exhibition opens Friday, September 6th, from 6-9pm.
Dr. Perrill, Assistant Professor, Art History, was awarded $11,575 for research. "Burnished by History: The Legacies of Maria Martinez and Nesta Nala in Dialogue" – a scholarly article and companion artists' interview focused on the legacies of ceramists Maria Marinez (U.S.A.) and Nasta Nala (South Africa).
Greensboro Central Library: Front Library. September 3 - October 29th The show will include a variety of design and photography work.
Dr. Maria Lim, Assistant Professor, will be honored on Sunday, October 6th at the NCAEA Profession Development State Conference in Raleigh. Congratulations, Maria!
Lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Perrill
Saturday, September 21 at 1pm
St. Francis Episcopal Church
3506 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro
This is an event organized by and for the benefit of P.E.O., a philanthropic non-profit organization that supports scholarships, loans, and grants for women. More Information
A talk by Dr. Heather Holian
Wednesday, September 18 5:30-6:30 pm
Greenhill: A Space for NC Art, inside Greensboro cultural Center, 200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro
Dr. Heather Holian will discuss the placement of studio animation with the history of Western fine art. Using Pixar as a contemporary example, Dr. Holian will consider the similarities and important differences between animation and traditional, canonical media and methods of art making. Dr. Holian’s essay, “An Animated Debate: Studio Animation as Fine Art?” will appear in Blackwell’s forthcoming anthology of animation, edited by Paul Wells and a second essay, "Art, Animation and the Collaborative Process," is currently under publication review.
GATE CITY GREETINGS
Work by our most recent MFA graduates: Nickola Dudley, Matt Hayes, Harriet Hoover, Branch Richter, Amy Stibich, and Clark Williamson
August 8 - September 6, 2013
60 N6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Summer gallery hours: Wed., Thurs., Fri. 1-6 and by appointment
Opening BBQ Wednesday, August 7, 5-8 PM
A catalogue, Hello From Gate City, produced by UNC at Greensboro with an essay by Harry Swartz-Turfle will accompany the exhibition.
"On Tate Street in Greensboro, North Carolina sits a small two-lane underpass, unremarkable unless you look closely. The underpass allows access under train tracks to the railroads that helped give the town its nickname 'Gate City.'
The tracks form their own space but also separate two very different neighborhoods: on one side, College Hill, a charming historic neighborhood with Queen Anne homes and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, which houses a large collection of Matisse and one of de Kooning's Women; the other side, a vacant mini-mart, a quick-burger joint, and a car rim shop that was an Asian massage parlor before it got busted."
— Harry Swartz-Turfle, "Passing Through" 2013
The UNCG Artistic Merit Award is awarded to an exemplary senior level painting student to aid in the completion of an ambitious, culminating body of art.
Look for an exhibition of Elizabeth Nicole's work in the Elliott University Art Gallery at the end of the Spring 2014 semester.