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Alumni's Work in Local Exhibitions
Work by painting alumni Alexandra Giannell and Holly Keogh is on view in Charlotte.
   September 26, 2019

Two alumni of the Department of Art & Art History are featured artists in local exhibitions this fall. Works by Alexandra Giannell are in Surreal Spaces, a month-long contemporary art exhibition at Goodyear Arts in the Camp North End campus. The show, curated by Hilary Silber Art, features work from seven artists whose artistic practices explore common themes of obscured...

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CoA+A Faculty Win “Celebrate Charlotte Arts” Grants
UNC Charlotte faculty will receive grants from the Knight Foundation.
   September 19, 2019

Three faculty members in the College of Arts + Architecture are among the winners of the inaugural “Celebrate Charlotte Arts” grants given by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The 12 grants, totaling $200,000, are designated to “fund art that captures the spirit of Charlotte.” They were announced September 19.

Assistant Professor of Theatre CarlosAlexis Cruz and his urban...

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Theatre Professor Co-develops Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Intimacy Initiative
Kaja Dunn has co-developed the initiative for Theatrical Intimacy Education.
   September 18, 2019

Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn and Brian Eugenio Herrera, an associate professor of theatre at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, have together developed the The Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Intimacy Initiative (EDIII)  to address inequities in theatrical training spaces. The initiative is led by Theatrical Intimacy Education, a consulting group...

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Dance Alum Has Lead in "Peter Pan"
Dance alumna Renee Welsh Noel is in the Children's Theatre of Charlotte Production.
   September 16, 2019

Alumna Renee Welsh Noel, who graduated with a degree in dance in 2016, will play the lead role in the Children's Theatre of Charlotte production of Peter Pan. The show runs October 4 through November 3 at the McColl Family Theatre in uptown Charlotte.

Welsh Noel teaches modern, jazz, and tap dance at the Charlotte School of Ballet and is also a teaching artist at...

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Art Professors Explore “Truth and Reconciliation” in Santa Fe Residency
Digital Media professors Heather Freeman and Jeff Murphy are creating "social bots."
   September 13, 2019

In July, digital media professors Heather Freeman and Jeff Murphy participated in the “Truth and Reconciliation” artist residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Over a 15-month period, from September 2018 through November 2019, the “Truth and Reconciliation” residency is bringing together 70 artists, creative practitioners,...

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Voice Professor Sings Tenor Lead in D.C. Production of Butterfly
Dr. Brian Arreola is "Pinkerton" in Washington, D.C. production of Puccini's classic.
   September 12, 2019

Dr. Brian Arreola, associate professor of voice, is singing the role of "Pinkerton" in an updated production of Puccini's Madame Butterfly in Washington, D.C. The In Series production, called simply Butterfly, opened September 5 and runs through September 22.

In Series is an experimental opera company that creates innovative and intimate productions. Seeking to remove...

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Theatre Chair is Distinguished Visitor at the University of Alberta
Dr. Lynne Conner will travel to Edmonton, Canada, this month.
   September 10, 2019

Dr. Lynne Conner, chair of the Department of Theatre, has been named a Distinguished Visitor at the University of Alberta at Edmonton, one of Canada’s premiere research universities. She will visit the campus for five days, giving a keynote Town...

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Acting Professor Publishes Essay in Theatre Symposium Series
Kaja Dunn has published an essay in Volume 27 of the Theatre Symposium Series.
   September 6, 2019

Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn has published an essay in Volume 27 of the Theatre Symposium Seriesissued by The University of Alabama Press. The book, edited by Sarah McCarroll, explores bodies and embodiment in theatre. Dunn's essay is entitled, "Hidden Damage: When Uninformed Casting and Actor Training Disregard the Effect of Character Embodiment on...

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Dance Professor Wins Atkins Library Faculty Engagement Award
Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar is the recipient of the 2019 J. Murray Atkins Library Faculty Engagement Award.
   September 3, 2019

Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar, assistant professor of dance, has won the 2019 J. Murrey Atkins Library Faculty Engagement AwardEach fall, the Atkins Library Faculty Engagement Award is presented to a UNC Charlotte faculty member who has engaged in innovative or exceptional work with library collections, programs, and...

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SoA Interim Director/Professor Co-edits New Book About Rio de Janeiro
Volume of essays engages research from MUD summer program in Brazil.
   August 29, 2019

José Gámez, associate professor and interim director of the School of Architecture, along with Zhongjie Lin (University of Pennsylvania) and Jeffery Nesbit (Harvard University), have co-edited a new manuscript, Rio de Janeiro: Urban Expansion and the Environment....

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