News

Photography Student is a FUJIFILM Contest Winner

Malik J. Norman is one of 30 recipients of the FUJIFILM “Students of Storytelling” contest.
   June 23, 2020

Photography student Malik J. Norman is one of 30 recipients of the FUJIFILM “Students of Storytelling” contest, a national contest for college students to win up to $3,000 worth of FUJIFILM gear to complete a project. With the new equipment, Malik will complete his senior thesis project, Visual...

Read More



Art Students Use Animation Skills to Teach Virus Safety

An animation class has created videos that encourage hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
   May 11, 2020

Students in Professor Heather Freeman’s animation class have created short animated videos that encourage personal hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The students’ advice was drawn directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and addresses topics such as proper...

Read More



CoA+A Launches Virtual Gallery

The CoA+A Virtual Gallery hosts Spring 2020 BFA Exhibitions.
   April 20, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture is pleased to launch our Virtual Gallery. While our on campus galleries remain closed due to COVID-19, we will celebrate our graduating seniors in applied art with online Spring 2020 BFA Exhibitions.

The first exhibitions, featuring work by illustration majors...

Read More



Student's Photos of Empty Airport Featured in LENSCRATCH

Stephen Garza is a senior photography major and a baggage handler at Charlotte-Douglas Airport.
   April 19, 2020

LENSCRATCH, an online daily journal of contemporary photography, featured the work of senior photography student Stephen Garza on April 19. Titled "Arriving 2020," the spotlight showcases 22 stunning black and white photographs of an empty Charlotte-Douglas Airport, where Garza is a baggage handler.

In his artist's statement,...

Read More



ACSA Features CoA+A in “Schools Respond to the Pandemic” Discussion

Faculty lead online discussion hosted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
   April 3, 2020

Faculty from the College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) led an online discussion hosted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) on April 3. The discussion, “Schools Respond to the Pandemic,” is part of a series presented by the ACSA as a result of the COVID-19...

Read More



Art Professor’s Film Screened at Norway Art Museum

A film by Associate Professor of Art Marek Ranis was screened at the Northern Norway Art Museum.
   January 30, 2020

A film by Associate Professor of Art Marek Ranis was screened at the Northern Norway Art Museum in Tromsø, Norway, on January 28. The 45-minute film, Cartographer, is about the life and activism of the Sámi artist and poet Hans Ragnar Mathisen, one of the most...

Read More



Work by Art Students in Regional Exhibitions

Students Kim Krausert and Jennifer Minnis have work juried shows.
   November 25, 2019

Two students in the Department of Art & Art History, Kim Krausert (BFA candidate in Art Education) and Jennifer Minnis (BFA candidate in painting), have work in juried group exhibitions in the southeast.

Kim KrausertKim is showing...

Read More



Art Professor Marek Ranis to Join Geology/Engineering Team in NSF-funded Research

Ranis will serve as an artist-in-residence to communicate research.
   November 18, 2019

Associate Professor of Art Marek Ranis will serve as an artist-in-residence in a research project funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project, “Quantifying climate-dependent subcritical cracking and mechanical weathering over geologic time,” will be led by Professor Missy Eppes in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, with Professor Russ Keanini in the...

Read More



New Books from Art & Art History Faculty

Three professors in the Department of Art & Art History have published new books.
   November 14, 2019

Three professors in the Department of Art & Art History have published new books this year.

Associate Professor of Art Education Jane E. Dalton recently published a co-edited book, The Whole Person: Embodying Teaching...

Read More



Art Students Participate in International Festival in Senegal

Three art students and Associate Professor of Art Marek Ranis travelled in November.
   November 4, 2019

Three art students and Associate Professor of Art Marek Ranis received an invitation to participate in the Gorée Diaspora Festival in Senegal, Africa, November 17-29. The annual international art festival was established to promote links through art and cultural exchange between Senegal and the descendants of the slaves forced to leave Africa from Gorée Island.

Students Chauncey Carter...

Read More