Poached Eggs: Drawings Based on Angry Birds
Walton, a North Carolina–based artist whose work often uses performance, games, and new media, got interested in Angry Birds [...]
Hayhurst wins Juror's Award
High Point University hosted an Intercollegiate Juried Art Exhibition March 13- April 5th. The BigSURS exhibition was held at the Seecrest Gallery at High Point University. UNCG's painting student, Jim Hayhurst, won the juror's award for his painting "Debbie".
Bernard-Glickman Dean's Professorship
The Art Department is thrilled to be able to announce that Sheryl Oring has been awarded one of three Bernard-Glickman Dean's Professorships for the next academic year. This new award is given annually to three junior faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences to recognize both exceptional records of academic/creative accomplishment and to support future projects. Congratulations, Sheryl!
Chad Greene: Solo Exhibition
Chad Greene, a Fall 2013 art department BFA painting graduate, will open a solo exhibition of recent paintings at the EUC Gallery on May 3rd, from 4-6pm. The exhibition showcases paintings Greene made with the support of UNCG's Artistic Merit Award, an award intended to aid an exemplary senior-level painting and drawing student in the creation of new body of work. Greene is the first recipient of the award, newly created through the generous support of Greensboro-based artist, William Mangum.
Phi Beta Kappa
The following UNCG Art majors were among 50 undergraduate students inducted into the Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa on April 9, 2013:
Salisbury Sculpture Show picks new pieces for 2013 show
Hugh Bryant's (BFA 2012) piece "Life Geometric" among those chosen. Read More...
Christopher Thomas, solo exhibition
Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania will host a solo exhibition by Christopher Thomas that surveys his recent works on paper. The exhibition runs from May through September and will close with a public lecture by the artist. Specific dates are to be announced.
Green Hill Center gives artists rare audience
Harriet Hoover (MFA 2013) and Christopher Thomas (UNCG Art Lecturer) will have a rare career opportunity, they will show slides of their work to a prestigious panel composed of a New York artist and critic, a curator and a gallery director. Green Hill Center for N.C. Art has organized this N.C. Art Outreach Project to give artists exposure to nationally known professionals who might otherwise never see their work. [cont.]
Professor exhibiting work at Zoller Gallery
Associate Professor of Art Barbara Campbell Thomas currently has work in a group exhibition titled "Gesturing into Consciousness." The exhibition is at Zoller Gallery, on the campus of Penn State, University Park, Pennsylvania. Her work was selected by Heather Darcy Bhandari, a gallery director at Mixed Greens in New York, New York.
NAEA-UNCG Chapter Mural
The mural was organized by the National Art Education Association UNCG Student Chapter and Dr. Maria Lim, a faculty advisor and art department funded the materials. The NAEA 4th mural project took place last weekend, April 5 & 6. The mural is located in the classroom of North Drive Child Care Center at the UNCG Campus. The project offered students opportunities to develop educational leadership, community network, and a notion of artmaking as a meaning making process that the UNCG art education program emphasizes.
Sunshine Leonard, student teacher, organizing art display of student work in Jamestown Public Library
Sunshine Leonard is working toward a career in art. Although graduating from Houghton College in New York with a degree in studio art, she took a detour from her original career plans [cont.]
Art Department Seniors Take Top Two Awards
At the 7th Annual Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research Expo Senior art historian, Mary Piepmeier, and senior Painting BFA, Steisha Pintado, are the 2013 first and second place winners in the Humanities category of the UNCG Expo for their research projects presented March 21 at the EUC.
Mary won first place for the second year in a row. This year she presented a paper entitled, Medici Gardens: Microcosms of Divine Rule. Her project developed from initial research completed in ARH 405 last spring, but was greatly expanded by first hand observations made on site in and around Florence, Italy last summer during the Art Department's Art of Italy study abroad program.
Steisha won second place for her paper entitled, Remediated Optical Toys and the Animated GIF. Her presentation derived from the topic of Steisha's ongoing Undergraduate Research Assistantship (mentored by Dr. Heather Holian), which she won for the 2012-2013 academic year. She will also present an expanded version of this talk at the international conference of the Society of Animation Studies in June in Los Angeles.
Both students will represent the Art Department at the prestigious NCURs (National Conference on Undergraduate Research), April 11-13 at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Digging into the gardens of ItalyWhen a UNCG undergraduate like Mary Piepmeier gets questioned in front of an audience about Italian history, she doesn't get nervous. She knows her topic inside and out. The gardens of the powerful Medici family of Renaissance Italy may sound distant and remote to most people. But she has walked them, strolled them, [cont.]
Dr. Elizabeth Perrill to presentDr. Elizabeth Perrill will be presenting on a symposium panel with Victor Ekpuk April 6th 1pm - 5:30pm at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University. Victor's solo show and a companion exhibition of the Nigerian Ukara cloths (one component of Victor's source materials) will be open from April 5th to August 3rd, 2013 at the Turchin Center for the Arts: http://tcva.org/exhibitions/894
Nikon's 33rd annual College & High School Photography Contest
Photographer's Forum Magazine selected two of our art students, Ioan Opris and Traci Edwards, as finalists. You can see all the winners, honorable mentions and finalists in the Winners Gallery on Photographer's Forum website. Congratulations to Ioan and Traci!
Dr. Elizabeth Perrill at Pucker Gallery
171 Newbury Street, Boston
Sunday, February 17, 3pm - 4pm
NC ART Outreach
As part of the first "NC Art Outreach Project" UNCG Department of Art Faculty and Graduate Students delivered pecha kucha presentations related to the theme of Abstraction.
Christopher Thomas and Barbara Campbell Thomas along with Harriet Hoover and alumnus, Maurice Moore were among nearly 60 artists selected to meet on February 16th at the Green Hill Center in downtown Greensboro.
20 artists will be asked to give a repeat performance with a panel of New York-based art professionals at the Green Hill Center on April 23, 2013. They include: Edie Carpenter, Director of Curatorial and Artists Programs Miles Manning, Director of the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York Lilly Wei, New York-based independent curator and critic Peter Plagens, American painter, art critic and novelist Independents exhibiting artists: Brett Baker, Mark Brown, Ashlynn Browning, Philip Lopez & Bonnie Melton ;
Three Art Historians to present at the 2013 Honors Symposium
Three senior art history students will present their research at the 2013 Honors Symposium Friday, February 22 at the EUC. Mary Piepmeier, Suzi Tisdell and Samantha Way will each present papers in the panel Patronage and Propaganda: Art of the Ducal and Grand Ducal Medici to be held from 3:00-4:00 in the Maple Room. Please come out and support these representatives of the Art Department.
Mary Piepmeier, paper title: The Medici Gardens: Microcosms of Divine Rule
Suzanne Tisdell, paper title: Cosimo I de' Medici's State Portraits as Evidence of His Successful Propaganda Program
Samantha Way, paper title: The Pageantry of Propaganda: Medici Appropriation of Public Ceremonies
Liz Miller - Falk Visiting Artist
Gallery Walk - November 15th - Thursday 4pm
Dr. Perrill: Public Lecture Sat., November 3rd
Greensboro International Civil Rights Center and Museum
Saturday, November 3, 2012 3:00 p.m.
Reflecting On Apartheid & Social Injustice: Artists' Perspectives
Join Dr. Elizabeth Perrill, Assistant Professor of Art History at UNC-Greensboro in an informative discussion on the political climate and atrocities that occurred in South Africa during the anti-apartheid movement. Her presentation will focus on South African artists' responses to the apartheid regime and its aftermath. (This program coincides with the exhibit in the museum changing gallery on Helen Suzman: South African Freedom Fighter).
*Cost: $6.00 for Adults, Seniors & Students; $4.00 for Youth. FREE for Museum Members!
134 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
2012 Artist Merit Award
Chad Greene was recently awarded the 2012 Artistic Merit Award--an annual award newly sponsored by local artist William Mangum. Greene, a BFA painting student, will use the award to support the creation of a new body of paintings that will comprise a solo show at the Elliott University Center Gallery in May 2012.
UNCG MFA Alumnus and Colorful Artist on the Carolina Coast, Ivey Hayes, Dies at 64
William Mangum funds Artistic Merit Award
The Artistic Merit Award will be awarded to an exemplary senior level painting/drawing student to aid in the completion of an ambitious culimating body of art. This award gives a promising art student the added support, encouragement and challenge to continue working rigorously as a visual artist at a time when establishing a thoughtful yet competitive work ethic and unique vision is essential. The award's support in the creation of a substantive body of work, made during the student's final year at UNCG, would assist them as they move into post-undergraduate life as a professional artist or as a graduate student.
The Award will be awarded at the start of the Fall Semester and will be used to fund work made during that academic school year. Each Artistic Merit Award recipient may mount a public exhibition of their completed body of work at the end of the academic school year.
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Follow Sheryl Oring in the moment as her most recent project, Role Model, unfolds at Art Prospect, the first international public art festival in St. Petersburg, Russia."
Senior Art History Student, Olivia Kirby, isn't just your average high achiever.
Reynolds Scholar Olivia Kirby '13 who chose UNCG because of our diverse campus and accessible faculty is a double major in art history and English. Read more ...
Artist Invites Public to DNC Performance
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sheryl Oring, an assistant professor of art at UNC Greensboro, is staging a performance in Charlotte at which the public is invited to dictate a postcard to the President.
Oring, who has a long history of creating interactive public art projects, is organizing a pool of typists who will set up a public office from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 3 at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte. The performance is part of the CarolinaFest, the public celebration on the first day of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
The typists will ask visitors a simple question: “If I were the President, what would you wish to say to me?” Answers will be typed verbatim on small sheets of white paper; participants receive a copy and the original will be sent to the White House.
April 28 - June 2nd
Aug 8 - 31st
Opening reception: Aug 8th 6-8pm
Chad Greene: Solo Exhibition
May 3 - June 3
Artistic Merit Award Winner
Reception May 3: 4-6pm
Meet Mr. CooperJun 4 - June 30
Curated by Harriet Hoover
Cynthia Bickley Green + David ModlerJuly 5 - Aug 5
Curated by Sam Peck
Fall 2013 Registration
May 6 - Aug 16
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Session II: June 20 - July 25