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Student Union Gallery Hosts Solo Show by Art Student
Malik J. Norman's "Project Noose: Unidentified" addresses abuse of Black bodies..
   January 20, 2021

The Popp Martin Student Union art gallery has hosted a solo exhibition by Malik J. Norman, a senior photography major and member of the CoA+A Student Diversity Council. Project Noose: Unidentified addresses the systematic abuse of Black bodies. It opened on December 6 and runs through January 29, with a virtual...

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Art Students Create Animations for Award-winning Composer’s Work
Students' animations for "Broadcast from Home" will enter National Archives.
   January 15, 2021

Students in two Department of Art & Art History graphic design classes have created text animations for award-winning composer Lisa Bielawa’s COVID-era composition, Broadcast from Home. The classes were taught by Lecturer Cynthia Frank.

A 2009 Rome Prize winner in musical composition, Bielawa is a New York-based composer, producer, and vocalist. Her work has recently...

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UNC Charlotte Students to Perform with the CBDNA Intercollegiate Marching Band
Pride of Niner Nation members virtually join marching ensembles from across the nation.
   January 7, 2021

Seven students in the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band will perform in the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Intercollegiate Marching Band on January 11. They will join nearly 1,500 performers from 200 bands in 45 states and Puerto Rico, all working together to produce a virtual college marching band show.

The Intercollegiate Marching Band will perform “End of Time...

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Faculty Projects Receive Arts & Science Council Grants
Five CoA+A faculty are among those newly funded by the Arts & Science Council.
   January 6, 2021

Five College of Arts + Architecture professors are receiving grants from the Arts & Science Council (ASC) in the most recent round of funding allocations. Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Audrey Baran, Assistant Professor of Architecture Rachel Dickey, and Associate Professor of Painting Andrew Leventis have been named Artist Support Grant recipients. Projects by Associate Professor...

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Dance Professor's Research, Film, to be Featured in Museum Programming
Ring Shout research and dance film features student performers.
   December 24, 2020

Remembrance, a dance film by Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams and local videographer Marlon Morrison that features UNC Charlotte dance students, will be screened in upcoming programming by two museums. The film was created for the Department of Dance Virtual Fall 2020 Dance Concert and is the newest...

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Art Students Complete Mail Art Project with Canadian Students
Students in the Mixed-Media: Painting/Print Media class collaborate with students from Alberta.
   December 17, 2020

Students in the Department of Art & Art History’s Mixed-Media: Painting/Print Media class collaborated this semester with students from the University of Alberta's Department of Art & Design in a mail art exchange project.

The final product, Correct Postage #2, is a limited edition printed book, designed by alumnus Hamilton Ward, that documents a postcard exchange...

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Professor’s Microalgae Façade Project Featured in Conference Panel
Kyoung Hee Kim will join a panel in the Façade Design + Construction Southeast conference.
   December 7, 2020

Associate Professor of Architecture Kyoung Hee Kim will join a panel in the Façade Design + Construction Southeast conference, to be held virtually on December 15. In the presentation, “Fabrication Futures: Pushing the Envelope in the Southeast,” Dr. Kim will speak about developments in the microalgae façade research...

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Graduate Students’ Proposal Included in Félix Candela Award Catalogue and Exhibition
Pedro Piñera Rodríguez and Arturo Luján imagine a "Casa Agave."
   November 24, 2020

Architecture graduate students Pedro Piñera Rodríguez and Arturo Luján have received an “outstanding proposal” designation in the Third Edition Félix Candela Award competition, an annual international competition presented by the Spanish Institute of Architecture (IESARQ).

Their work will be celebrated in a virtual and in-...

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Musical Theatre Students Win NATS Auditions
Five UNC Charlotte students will advance from the state to the regional auditions.
   November 22, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture Musical Theatre Certificate program is pleased to announce that three students placed in the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Music Theater auditions, with two additional students advancing to the...

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Interdisciplinary Faculty Group Publishes Journal Article on COVID-Era Design Leadership
Team 3D printed protective face shields as pandemic response.
   November 15, 2020

An interdisciplinary team from the College of Arts + Architecture has published an article in the journal Technology|Architecture + Design (TAD), Volume 4, Issue 2. Co-written by Fabrication Labs Director Alex Cabral, art professors Heather Freeman and Thomas Schmidt, Fabrication Lab Manager Robby Sachs, and  José Gámez, professor of architecture and urban design, "...

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