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Wind Ensemble Performs at CBDNA Conference in Louisiana
Dr. Shawn Smith and Dr. Shayna Stahl directed the ensemble's performance.
   February 25, 2020

The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Shawn Smith and Dr. Shayna Stahl, recently traveled to Natchitoches, Louisiana, to perform at the College Band Directors National Association Southern Division Conference (February 20-22). The UNC Charlotte band was one of just a handful of ensembles chosen to perform through a competitive audition process.

“Around the time I started here...

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CoA+A Announces 2020 Distinguished Alumni
The College of Arts + Architecture will hold the Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony March 13.
   February 18, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture is pleased to announce the 2020 Distinguished Alumni. The award ceremony will take place on Friday, March 13, at 11:30 am in the Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created by the College of Arts + Architecture in 2015 to recognize the accomplishments of alumni who demonstrate in their work the core themes...

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Students Take Prizes at Kennedy Center Festival
Eight students competed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV.
   February 10, 2020

Eight UNC Charlotte students recently competed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) is a national program to benefit college theatre students. The program supports eight regional festivals in January and February and a national festival in April.

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Future Artifacts Explores the Interplay of Digital and Manual Art-Making
Exhibition is in the Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City through March 13.
   February 5, 2020

The UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture presents Future Artifacts, an exhibition in the Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City, through March 13. Featuring works by five artists, Future Artifacts addresses the “digital reality” of contemporary culture and its effect on artists and art-making.

Digital production has become so prevalent that we...

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Freedom By Design Chapter Wins Two National Awards
The UNC Charlotte chapter of Freedom By Design™ received two awards at the 2019 FORUM.
   February 5, 2020

The UNC Charlotte chapter of Freedom By Design™ received two awards at the 2019 FORUM, the national conference of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) held in Toronto, Canada, December 29-January 2. The awards recognized and celebrated the best 15 projects completed in Freedom By Design's first 15 years. According to the advisory committee statement, every project completed...

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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...

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Gallery Exhibition Features Works by Cuban Artist, Inspired by Literature
The CoA+A presents ceramic works by Carlos Estévez in Palimpsest.
   January 27, 2020

The UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture presents ceramic works by Cuban-American artist Carlos Estévez in Palimpsest, on view in Storrs Gallery through March 27. The exhibition is a culmination of three ceramic series that Estévez produced between 2016 and 2018. Two series were produced by Estévez during a residency at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in 2016. The...

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Theatre Professor's Children's Book Adaptation is on Stage in Chicago
Aly Amidei has adapted "Bunny's Book Club" for Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries.
   January 22, 2020

Assistant Professor of Costume Design Aly Amidei has adapted the children's book, Bunny's Book Club, for the stage in a world premiere production at Chicago's Lifeline Theatre. The show, part of the Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries, opened on January 11 and runs through February 16. Amidei has also designed the production's costumes.

This is Amidei's second adaptation for the...

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Department of Dance Wins NEA Grant
Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar is the Principal Investigator on a 2020-2021 Art Works grant.
   January 20, 2020

The Department of Dance has been awarded a 2020-2021 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “Art Works” grant. The $10,000 grant will support the project “Indian Dance and American Communities: Expanding Forms and Audiences.” Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar, assistant professor of dance, is the principal investigator.

With the grant, the...

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New Article by Music Lecturer Explores Race and Authenticity in Jazz
Kelsey Klotz's article has been published in the Journal of Jazz Studies.
   January 10, 2020

A new article by Dr. Kelsey Klotz, a lecturer in the Department of Music, explores race and authenticity in jazz. The article, "Performing Authenticity 'In Your Own Sweet Way,'" has been published in the Journal of Jazz Studies, Volume 12, Number 1.

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