Alum Named NC Rookie Art Teacher of the Year

Pooja Nair teaches at J.T. Williams Secondary Montessori School.
   September 18, 2023

Alumna Pooja Nair has been named “Rookie Teacher of the Year” by the North Carolina Art Educators Association (NCAEA). The NCAEA is the state's largest advocacy group dedicated to supporting visual arts education. The NCAEA honors one beginning teacher each year who has made “an exemplary initial contribution” and “demonstrates the potential...

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Professor’s New Book Advocates for Mindfulness in the Art Classroom

Jane Dalton provides teachers a pathway for cultivating their own and their students’ inner life.
   September 15, 2023

A new book by Professor of Art Education Jane Dalton introduces mindfulness-based expressive arts practices to art teachers. Published this month by Davis Publications, a leading publisher of art education materials and resources, The Mindful Studio: Cultivating Creativity and Well-Being in...

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College Welcomes New Faculty

Six new professors join the faculty of the College in the 23-24 academic year.
   August 4, 2023

The College of Arts + Architecture is pleased to welcome these new full-time faculty beginning August 14.

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Professors Develop Joint Exhibition with Polish Partner

Maja Godlewka and Andrew Leventis curated "The World Without Us."
   August 1, 2023

The Department of Art & Art History and Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland, recently jointly presented an exhibition, The World Without Us, curated by UNC Charlotte painting professors Andrew Leventis and Maja Godlewska. Their work was featured in the exhibition...

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Graphic Design Students Create Mural for Business Affairs Office

Reese building mural designed by students in Cynthia Frank's class.
   May 23, 2023

When Richard Amon, vice chancellor for business affairs, considered the blank walls that greet guests in the recently-renovated fourth floor of Reese, he saw a collaborative opportunity to liven up the space, showcase his staff and involve students. Wheels churning, he contacted the Department of Art and Art History with an idea to create a mural to cover the walls....

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Professor Receives Major Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Heather D. Freeman will produce a podcast series with Public Radio International
   April 28, 2023

Professor of Digital Media Heather D. Freeman has been awarded a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to produce her podcast, Magic in the United States: 400 Years of Magical Beliefs, Practices, and Cultural Conflicts. The $389,000 grant will fund...

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Alumna Receives National Art Educator Award

Allison Petrauskas ’16 is the art teacher at Harold E. Winkler Middle School in Concord, N.C.
   March 31, 2023

Alumna Allison Petrauskas ’16 has received the 2023 New Professional Art Educator Award from the National Art Education Association (NAEA), the leading professional membership...

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Professor Selected for Global Learning Academy

Samira ShiriDevich will receive training to develop virtual international exchange courses.
   February 13, 2023

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Samira ShiriDevich has been selected for the Spring 2023 International Student Exchange Program American Higher Education Alliance Academy. ShiriDevich is one of just 20 faculty chosen from U.S. institutions to participate in the two-month program, which trains faculty to develop online...

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Professor from Polish Partner Institution is McColl Visiting Artist

Zuzanna Dyra is a professor at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design.
   February 6, 2023

The Department of Art & Art History welcomes Dr. Zuzanna Dyrda as the first exchange scholar/artist from the department’s institutional partner, the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland. Dyrda also serves as the 2023 McColl Center Visiting Artist in Residence, an...

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College of Arts + Architecture Announces 2023 Distinguished Alumni

Six Distinguished Alumni will be honored at a ceremony on March 30.
   February 1, 2023

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Thursday, March 30, in the ninth annual celebration of alumni achievement. The award ceremony will take place at 11:30 am in the Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts and will be open to the public.

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