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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Alumna’s Painting Featured in Vice President’s Residence

A painting by Carmen Neely ‘12 hangs in Kamala Harris’s home.
   October 6, 2023

Just five years after Carmen Neely ’12 completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting at UNC Charlotte, she was giving solo gallery exhibitions in major U.S. cities like New York and Miami. Since then, she has added Chicago (where she currently lives), Paris and Düsseldorf, Germany, to the growing list.  

But among her many accomplishments, the installation of her painting in the...

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Mint Museum's "Feeding the Stone" Showcases Alumna's Work

Marianne Lieberman '75 survived the Holocaust to become an accomplished artist.
   September 25, 2023

By the time Marianne Lieberman came to UNC Charlotte to pursue a Bachelor of Creative Arts, she had already faced enough challenges, had enough adventures, and endured enough traumas for three lifetimes. And not just because she was a student in her 40s among a cohort of 20-somethings.


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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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