The Department of Art & Art History and Rowe Galleries present a reception for two concurrent exhibitions: Letterhead by Todd Stewart and the Annual Juried Student Exhibition. These exhibitions will be on view though March 20.
Todd Stewart is an artist, educator, and public art administrator living and working in Charlotte. Since 2014, he has managed the public art program for the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County as the Senior Program Director of Public Art for the Arts & Science Council (ASC). He continues to exhibit work and participate in artist-run spaces, such as Goodyear Arts, and has both temporary and permanent public installations in locations throughout the Southeast.
From the artist: The artworks collected in LetterHead are a result from the impact parenthood has had on my life in the past two years. Teaching a new human the fundamentals of communication has highlighted the arbitrariness between linguistic signs and the things or concepts signified. Through interacting with my daughter, I also have a newfound appreciation for the emotional weight that is conveyed in how something is said or shown.
This will be the second exhibition in a series partnering with Goodyear Arts to engage UNC Charlotte visual arts students with local artists. Once each semester, gallery staff will work with a Goodyear Collective artist to install an exhibition of recent works. While the exhibition is on view, the artist will agree to meet with at least one UNC Charlotte class and engage directly with current BFA seniors in the gallery space. The primary objectives are to provide exhibition opportunities for deserving local artists while offering opportunities to graduating BFA students to engage with an emerging artist in the Charlotte community to learn new ways of navigating a career as a professional artist beyond graduation.
This exhibition is on view in Rowe Upper Gallery.
ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION
Students from the College of Arts + Architecture have the chance to showcase what they’ve been working on in class and in their own studios. This year’s exhibition will be curated and juried by Cheryl Maney, Visual Arts & Dance Curriculum Specialist for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and a UNC Charlotte alumna.
This exhibition is on view in Rowe Lower Gallery.