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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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Diverse Ensemble Performs Virtually to Affirm Black Lives Matter
Music students, faculty, and alumni joined community musicians in a virtual chamber orchestra.
   August 27, 2020

A virtual performance of Mother and Child (1943) for String Orchestra by William Grant Still features students, alumni, and faculty from UNC Charlotte, along with musicians from across the community. It was recorded this summer by Charlotte area string players in a show of...

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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.

New...

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Trumpet Professor Reflects on Levine Scholars Adventure
Dr. Eric Millard
   August 20, 2020

Assistant Professor of Trumpet Eric Millard took a little time away from practicing this summer to join the Levine Scholars team-building expedition to Wyoming. The Levine Scholars Program enrolls 20 students annually, and new scholars participate in a ...

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Professor's Young Adult Book Series is Optioned for Animation
Andrew Hartley's "Steeplejack" trilogy has won attention and awards.
   August 17, 2020

The animation studio OddBot Inc. has optioned the three books of theatre professor Andrew Hartley's Steeplejack trilogy for development as a limited TV series or movie. The trio of young adult fantasy/adventure novels are set in the 19th century in a fictional land similar to South Africa and feature a courageous teen-aged...

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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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New U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum Shows Alum’s Handiwork
Sean Gallagher developed the concept design for the museum in Colorado.
   August 3, 2020

Last week’s opening of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was especially sweet for alumnus Sean Gallagher (B.Arch. 2000). An associate principal and the director of sustainable design at the acclaimed New York City-based firm...

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