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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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Recent Alum Wins Gold ADDY Award

Graphic design student Jacob Guess graduated in December 2019.
   August 13, 2020

Alumnus Jacob Guess (BFA ’19) was recently awarded a Student Gold Award at the American Advertising ("ADDY") Awards 2020 National Show competition for his campaign, "The End." The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry's largest and most...

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Evanescent is Professor’s Latest Examination of How We Consume Nature

Maja Godlewska’s newest body of work is on virtual view at Toshkova Fine Art.
   August 12, 2020

Associate Professor of Art Maja Godlewska has a new set of paintings that explore our notions of nature and our experience of the outdoors. On virtual view at Toshkova Fine Art, the beautiful works in Evanescent reflect her research, observing tourists in the Pacific Northwest, Tasmania, and the...

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Art Professor and Alum Collaborate to Retell Red Riding Hood

Project with Anchorage Museum grows out of Marek Ranis’s research into untranslatable words.
   August 5, 2020

The story of Little Red Riding Hood is so old, no one really knows its origin. But a new version published this summer by the Anchorage Museum in Alaska recasts the familiar tale as a celebration of language, diversity, and self-determination. Little Red Riding Hood: A New Translation is the latest product of a three-year research project by Associate Professor of Art Marek Ranis into...

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UNC Charlotte Graphic Design Program Ranked #3 in NC

Animation Career Review issues 2020 rankings.
   July 28, 2020

The graphic design program at UNC Charlotte has been ranked third in the state by Animation Career Review (ACR) in its 2020 rankings. The ACR provides rankings of animation, game design, illustration, and graphic design programs across the United States and abroad. Annual rankings of graphic design programs...

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Local Exhibition Includes Work by Two Art Students

Two students in the Department of Art & Art History have work in a show at Gallery C3.
   July 26, 2020

Art students Malik J. Norman and Ajané Williams are among the eleven artists featured in an exhibition at Gallery C3, a gallery in Charlotte’s South End district. Curated by Janelle Dunlap, the show H20/20, Elemental Retribution includes work by professional artists from Charlotte; Chicago; Columbia, South...

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Recent Work by Art Professor Marek Ranis in Virtual Exhibition

Paintings reflect geological research on the effects of climate change.
   July 13, 2020

A virtual solo exhibition of new work by Associate Professor of Art Marek Ranis is on view through Toshkova Fine Art through July 26. The Liminal series includes seven large paintings on linen that depict the cracking and weathering of boulders, an artistic response to current research on how...

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