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Alum Wins 2021 AAF Silver Medal Award

Banks Wilson ('01) has won the Charlotte American Advertising Federation's highest honor.
   February 28, 2021

Graphic design alumnus Banks Wilson ('01) has received the 2021 AAF Silver Medal Award from the Charlotte chapter of the ...

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Bechtler Museum Exhibition Includes Work by Professor

Maja Godlewska is one of “Twentieth Century Women” artists.
   February 20, 2021

A painting by Associate Professor of Art Maja Godlewska is on display at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in the exhibition Twentieth Century Women. The exhibition, which runs through September 2021, highlights the work of 23 artists represented in the museum’s permanent collection, “who have made significant contributions to...

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CoA+A Announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 19.
   February 7, 2021

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 19, in the seventh annual celebration of alumni achievement. The event will be virtual and open to the public.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created by the College of Arts + Architecture in 2015 to recognize the accomplishments of alumni who demonstrate in their work the core themes...

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Two Art Students Show Work in Nationally Juried Exhibitions

Nicole Thrower and Ajané Williams have had their work accepted into nationally juried shows.
   February 2, 2021

Two students in the Department of Art & Art History, Nicole Thrower and Ajané Williams, have had their work accepted into nationally juried shows.

Nicole Thrower, who is pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in print media, is one of 13 award-winners in the Rare Artist Contest, a national contest presented by the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases. The...

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Student Union Gallery Hosts Solo Show by Art Student

Malik J. Norman's "Project Noose: Unidentified" addresses abuse of Black bodies..
   January 20, 2021

The Popp Martin Student Union art gallery has hosted a solo exhibition by Malik J. Norman, a senior photography major and member of the CoA+A Student Diversity Council. Project Noose: Unidentified addresses the systematic abuse of Black bodies. It opened on December 6 and runs through January 29, with a virtual...

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Art Students Create Animations for Award-winning Composer’s Work

Students' animations for "Broadcast from Home" will enter National Archives.
   January 15, 2021

Students in two Department of Art & Art History graphic design classes have created text animations for award-winning composer Lisa Bielawa’s COVID-era composition, Broadcast from Home. The classes were taught by Lecturer Cynthia Frank.

A 2009 Rome Prize winner in musical composition, Bielawa is a New York-based composer, producer, and vocalist. Her work has recently...

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Faculty Projects Receive Arts & Science Council Grants

Five CoA+A faculty are among those newly funded by the Arts & Science Council.
   January 6, 2021

Five College of Arts + Architecture professors are receiving grants from the Arts & Science Council (ASC) in the most recent round of funding allocations. Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Audrey Baran, Assistant Professor of Architecture Rachel Dickey, and Associate Professor of Painting Andrew Leventis have been named Artist Support Grant recipients. Projects by Associate Professor...

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Art Students Complete Mail Art Project with Canadian Students

Students in the Mixed-Media: Painting/Print Media class collaborate with students from Alberta.
   December 17, 2020

Students in the Department of Art & Art History’s Mixed-Media: Painting/Print Media class collaborated this semester with students from the University of Alberta's Department of Art & Design in a mail art exchange project.

The final product, Correct Postage #2, is a limited edition printed book, designed by alumnus Hamilton Ward, that documents a postcard exchange...

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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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