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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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Farewell to Our Graduating Office Assistants

Lysa Fakir and Rayden Leeder have worked in the CoAA main office for two years.
   December 13, 2023

As College of Arts + Architecture student office assistants, Lysa Fakir and Rayden Leeder have brought friendliness and professionalism to the CoA+A main office for the past two academic years. They are both graduating, and we will miss them!

Lysa is receiving a BFA in Art with a concentration in illustration and a Minor in Dance. Rayden is receiving a BA in Theatre with a...

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Designing a Future “Más Buena”

December graphic design graduate Valentina Varela is designing wellness for women.
   December 4, 2023

This is the second December in a row that a member of Valentina Varela’s family has graduated from UNC Charlotte. Last year, her brother, Juan, received a B.S.B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in Spanish. This December, it’s Valentina’s turn.

Valentina was 15 when her family moved from her...

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Faculty and Alumni Recognized in “Best in the Nest” Awards

Annual awards are presented by Queen City Nerve independent newspaper.
   November 30, 2023

Several faculty and alumni in the College of Arts + Architecture have been recognized in the 2023 “Best in the Nest” Awards presented by Charlotte independent weekly newspaper Queen City Nerve. Covering a wide range of categories, the annual awards include both Critics’ and Readers’ Picks.

In the “City Life” Category,...

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Alum's Interactive Mythic Murals are Washington, D.C. Public Works

Antoine Williams '03 has created four "Mythic Futures" murals.
   October 31, 2023

In collaboration with The Nicholson Project, alumnus Antoine Williams ‘03 has created four multimedia public artworks located in different quadrants of Washington, DC. Each Afrofuturist mural of the series Mythic Futures features a...

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PRX Launches Professor's "Magic in the United States" Podcast October 24

Heather Freeman's podcast exploring magical beliefs and practices is funded with an NEH grant.
   October 17, 2023

A new podcast by Professor of Digital Media Heather Freeman, published by public media organization PRX, launches on Tuesday, October 24. Over three seasons, Magic in the United States will unveil the secrets of magical and spiritual America by exploring enchanted beliefs, practices, and...

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