Mint Museum Series Features Work by Professor/Former Art Department Chair

Lydia Thompson: Travelers is the new Constellation CLT exhibition.
   May 11, 2022

Professor of Art Lydia Thompson, former chair of the Department of Art & Art History, is the new Constellation CLT artist at the Mint Museum of Art. Constellation CLT is a solo exhibition series that features work by local artists. The installations rotate three times per year. Lydia Thompson:...

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Memorial Recognizes Strength of Community After April 30

A sculpture designed by art professors Marek Ranis and Tom Schmidt stands in the Botanical Gardens.
   April 28, 2022

It’s quiet in the garden where the new memorial stands tall among the trees. Sometimes sunlight filters through the leaves to illuminate a message of hope.

You are strong enough. Always believe. We have each other.

“It’s such an environment of peace, of seeking silence,” says senior art major Vannah Mobley. “It invites you into the space.”

Mobley is one of 42...

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Student Wins Purchase Award in National Juried Exhibition

Asia Hanon’s print, “As I Am,” was selected for the McNeese State University collection.
   April 21, 2022

A work by art student Asia Hanon was selected for the 35th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition and received the Lucy Brown Winfree Purchase Award as one of just seven pieces to be added to the McNeese State University permanent collection. The exhibition, which includes 70 works by artists from across the...

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CoA+A Announces 2022 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Arts + Architecture will honor five Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 18
   February 3, 2022

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor five Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 18, in the eighth annual celebration of alumni achievement. The award ceremony will take place at 11:30 am in Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts and will be open to the public.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created by the College of Arts + Architecture in 2015 to recognize the...

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Professor is New Mint Museum “Constellation CLT” Artist

Andrew Leventis’s paintings will be on view in the Mint Museum Uptown through May 8.
   January 9, 2022

Thirteen paintings by Assistant Professor of Art Andrew Leventis will be in exhibition at the Mint Museum Uptown, January 14-May 8, in the museum’s Constellation CLT series. The series celebrates work by local artists, spotlighting three artists each year.

The exhibition, ...

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Rowe Gallery to Host New Work by Johannes Barfield

"my sun is black as the glowing sea by night" opens January 10.
   December 13, 2021

Rowe Gallery is pleased to host my sun is black as the glowing sea by night, an exhibition featuring new work by Johannes Barfield. The work was commissioned by UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture Director of Galleries, Adam N. Justice, with curation and creative direction by Justin Smith, founder/curator of Afrovisualism, and will be on view January 10-February 25. Barfield...

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Statement on the Death of Distinguished Alumnus Adé Hogue '12

Hogue was an award-winning graphic designer based in Chicago.
   November 11, 2021

The Graphic Design program, the Department of Art & Art History, and the College of Arts + Architecture wish to express our sorrow for the death of alumnus Broderick Adé Hogue (BFA 2012). Adé was struck by a vehicle on October 27 in Chicago while training for an upcoming cycling race. He was taken to the hospital, but doctors were unable to revive him from...

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Alumnus Establishes Scholarship to Honor Former Professor and Department Chair

Banks Wilson ’01 established an award for graphic design students to honor Eldred Hudson.
   October 25, 2021

Alumnus Banks Wilson ’01 has established a scholarship endowment to honor Emeritus Professor of Art Eldred Hudson. Hudson retired from the Department of Art & Art History in 2021 after 33 years at UNC Charlotte, where he served as the area coordinator for graphic design and was chair of the department from 2009 to 2018. The...

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Art Alumna Named NCAEA Rookie Teacher of the Year

Ali Petrauskas ’16 is a middle school art teacher in Concord, NC.
   September 14, 2021

Alumna Ali Petrauskas 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.

Petrauskas is in her third year as an art teacher at Harold E. Winkler Middle School in Concord, N.C. A double major...

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2021 CoA+A Convocation Brings Newcomers into the Circle

Dean Brook Muller welcomed new students, faculty, and staff to the College on August 22.
   August 25, 2021

The College of Arts + Architecture welcomed new members of our College family into the "circle" on Sunday, August 22, with the 2021 CoA+A Convocation ceremony and after party in the Arts Quad. 

Dean Brook Muller opened the evening: "I want to express my gratitude to all of you for joining us on this fine evening. It has been quite a stretch for all of us, and the bonds tying us...

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