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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Dean Muller to Depart CoA+A

Dr. Lee Gray, professor of architectural history, will serve as interim dean.
   January 19, 2023

Dean Brook Muller has announced he will depart the University effective June 30. Lee Gray, professor of architectural history, will become interim dean.  

"I would like to thank UNC Charlotte for giving me the opportunity to lead the College of Arts + Architecture,” Muller said. “I have learned so much from its magical constellation of...

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Faculty Receive ASC Cultural Vision and Artist Support Grants

Five current CoAA professors are among the grant recipients.
   December 15, 2022

Five current College of Arts + Architecture faculty members and one retired professor are among the recent recipients of grants from the local Arts & Science Council (ASC). Associate Professor of Dance Tamara Williams has received a 2023 Cultural Vision Grant; Professor of Art Maja Godlewska, Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones, Professor of Art Lydia Thompson, Professor of Theatre...

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Emeritus Professor Creates Athletics Hall of Fame Art

Jamie Franki designed the award medals and rendered the portraits for the inaugural class.
   September 21, 2022

When the Charlotte 49ers Hall of Fame inducted its first class on September 9, we were most excited about the stunning portraits and award medals that retired illustration professor Jamie Franki created. 

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Rowe Galleries to Host MOCA London Show

"Nature Morte" explores the still life tradition through works by major contemporary artists.
   September 9, 2022

Rowe Galleries and the Department of Art & Art History are the first American hosts of a stunning exhibition developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in London. Opening September 21, Nature Morte:  Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition seeks to illustrate how leading artists of the 21st century have reinvigorated still life, a genre strongly...

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