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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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Theatre Students Question Justice
A special topics theatre course challenged students to think deeply and create courageously.
   July 31, 2020

Last spring's applied theatre course, The Questioning Justice Project, took on even greater urgency when COVID interrupted the semester (and life), and the murder of George Floyd activated national protests. The course, taught by professors Beth Murray and David Fillmore, challenged the 17 students to ask: What is justice? What are the many forms of...

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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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