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Alum Named to CBJ's "Most Admired CEO" List

Devlin McNeil '00 is president and executive director of Arts+.
   June 10, 2024

Devlin McNeil had already had stints in banking and as a stay-at-home mom when she enrolled at UNC Charlotte to nurture a passion for photography that she had first developed as a student at Myers Park High School. When she graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art, she joined the staff of the recently founded McColl Center, building the arts education program there before...

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CoA+A Faculty and Alumni Receive Creative Mecklenburg Grants from ASC

The grants support professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists.
   May 20, 2024

Faculty and alumni from the College of Arts + Architecture are among 54 artists to receive 2024 Creative Mecklenburg Grants from the Arts & Science Council (ASC). The grants...

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Design Research Class Collects Local Design History

Students publish digital book, contribute to People's Graphic Design Archive.
   April 29, 2024

As they complete their spring semester, students in Christina Singer’s Design Research class have published what will be the sixth digital book to emerge from the Department of Art & Art History’s graphic design program since Singer joined the department in 2021. CLT Graphic...

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Thompson to Receive Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

Professor Lydia Thompson will receive a 2024 NCECA Honorary Member Award.
   March 1, 2024

Professor of Art Lydia Thompson will receive a 2024 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Honorary Member Award at the organization’s annual conference in Richmond, Virginia, this month. The Honorary Member Award has a...

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Professor to Co-curate NEH-funded International Exhibition of West African Masquerade Artists

Lisa Homann co-authored $500,000 grant for “New Masks Now,” which opens next year.
   February 29, 2024

Associate Professor of Art History Lisa Homann is a key member of a team developing the internationally traveling exhibition New Masks Now: Artists Innovating Masquerade in Contemporary West Africa. The exhibition is organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art and supported by a $500,000 grant from the National...

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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Christina Singer Contributes Work to International Exhibitions

Singer has three works showcased in two international exhibitions
   February 19, 2024

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at UNC Charlotte Christina Singer has three works showcased in two international exhibitions. "Mariposa" and "Golden" were selected to participate in the International Fine Arts, Printing and Sustainability Conference (IFPSC) in Barcelona while "Never Over" is a part of Intercontinental...

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Artist Nicole Shaver Intentionally Gathers Rocks, Artifacts, and Art in "Erratic Accretion"

The exhibition is in the Lambla Gallery through March 15.
   February 16, 2024

Chunks of concrete housed in a giant metal crate, which look mundane on the outside, hold four-and-a-half decades of history and represent a legacy to many UNC Charlotte alumni. The Belk Tower was a popular and defining fixture of the university until its removal in 2016, and while the tower itself is...

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College of Arts + Architecture Announces 2024 Distinguished Alumni

Five Distinguished Alumni will be honored at a ceremony on April 12.
   January 31, 2024

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor five Distinguished Alumni on Friday, April 12, in the tenth annual celebration of alumni achievement. The award ceremony will take place at 1:00 pm in Rowe Recital Hall and will be open to the public.

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New Mural in Fretwell is Latest Student Project

Students in the Mixed-Media class created a mural for Interdiscplinary Studies.
   January 18, 2024

A new mural on the third floor of Fretwell is the latest project by students in the mixed-media studio taught by painting professor Maja Godlewska and printmaking professor Erik Waterkotte. Installed this month outside of the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, “Intercoalescence” was commissioned by Beth Whitaker,...

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Elder Gallery Exhibition, Curated by Alums, Highlights Alumni Artists

“Disrupting the Matrix: Impressions” opened December 1.
   December 14, 2023

Two recent alumni from the Department of Art & Art History have curated a new exhibition at the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art that features print media works by five alumni. Disrupting the Matrix: Impressions, which opened on December 1, was curated by Nicole Thrower ‘21 and Jennifer...

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