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Interdisciplinary Faculty Group Publishes Journal Article on COVID-Era Design Leadership

Team 3D printed protective face shields as pandemic response.
   November 15, 2020

An interdisciplinary team from the College of Arts + Architecture has published an article in the journal Technology|Architecture + Design (TAD), Volume 4, Issue 2. Co-written by Fabrication Labs Director Alex Cabral, art professors Heather Freeman and Thomas Schmidt, Fabrication Lab Manager Robby Sachs, and  José Gámez, professor of architecture and urban design, "...

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Department Chair Exhibits in Group Show in NY State

Lydia Thompson's work is part of "Concepts in Clay: Artists of Color."
   October 31, 2020

Lydia Thompson, chair of the Department of Art & Art History, is one of 11 artists whose work is in a virtual exhibition presented by the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York. The exhibition, Concepts in Clay: Artists of Color, is on view through December 31.

"Featuring works by celebrated Black...

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Students Rethink How and What We Memorialize, Locally and Abroad

Architecture students reimagine monuments to reflect a complete and truthful history.
   October 29, 2020

“Not many events inspire our historical imagination and force us to critically think about our past the way a falling monument does.”

Associate Professor of Sculpture Marek Ranis, who grew up behind the Iron Curtain in communist Poland, has seen monuments go up and come down in countries like his homeland. But the intense evaluation of monuments in the United States –  what they tell...

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Professor Finds Parallels Between Social Media Disinformation and 17th-century Witch Hunts

Podcast series looks at the spread of misinformation today and during the early modern witch trials.
   October 26, 2020

Professor of Digital Media Heather Freeman has produced a podcast series that explores the use of information technology to spread false information today and 400 years ago. Based on four years of research and interviews with more than 30 international scholars in fields from history to computer science to religious studies, Familiar Shapes digs into the timely – and timeless – topic...

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Professor’s Painting Chosen for UK Exhibition

Work by Andrew Leventis responds to the coronavirus pandemic.
   September 30, 2020

A painting by Assistant Professor of Art Andrew Leventis is one of 128 works selected from more than 3,500 entries for the 2020 Wells Art Contemporary exhibition and award show in the United Kingdom.

Established in 2012, Wells Art Contemporary is an international competition for visual art based in...

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Local Artist Transforms Rowe Gallery with “Not Another Word.”

Renee Cloud’s installation reflects on the events of 2020.
   September 25, 2020

It may be called Not Another Word., but the installation that has transformed the upper gallery in Rowe Arts is full of words. They are painted on walls, inscribed on mirrors, affixed to windows, engraved in plywood.

“Language is my medium and the semiotics embodied by written words fascinates me,” says local artist Renee Cloud, whose work is on view in Rowe through October 23...

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Faculty Art Exhibition Showcases Quarantine Creativity

See “Working Title: 2020” online and in person in Rowe Lower Gallery.
   September 16, 2020

The Department of Art & Art History and Rowe Galleries present Working Title: 2020, an exhibition of work by art faculty and staff now on view in Rowe Arts by appointment and online in our virtual gallery.

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Alumnus Designs Posters for ESPN's Undefeated

Adé Hogue illustrated the words of Black athletes and leaders.
   August 31, 2020

Alumnus Adé Hogue (BFA ’12) was commissioned by The Undefeated, a subsidiary of ESPN, to illustrate the words of Black athletes and leaders “using their platform to speak up for what’s right.” Adé has frequently provided design work for civic and activist causes and was excited to provide posters “to support those out there fighting for the health and safety of people of color.” The Undefeated...

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Virtual Gallery Showcases New Exhibitions

Five new virtual exhibitions are on display.
   August 25, 2020

“In these uncertain times, there remains at least one guarantee: Art does not stop in the face of adversity,” Director of Galleries Adam Justice has stated. While the College of Arts + Architecture galleries, like galleries all over the world, have been closed because of COVID-19, the CoA+A continues to celebrate art and artists, particularly the work of current and new students.

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Professor’s Outdoor Sculptures Publicly Installed at Central Piedmont

Keith Bryant’s works will be on the main campus for one year.
   August 14, 2020

Two large-scale public art works by Lecturer Keith Bryant are prominently on view on the main campus of Central Piedmont Community College. Procession and Journey were installed at the end of June and will remain on loan there for one year. 

Procession  is located in front of the Overcash building along Kings Drive. Built in 2018 and exhibited first at the...

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