Alumni Win Major NC Architecture Award
Craig Kerins ‘04 and Robby Johnston ‘03 founded The Raleigh Architecture Co in 2012.
   November 6, 2023

Architecture alumni Craig Kerins ‘04 and Robby Johnston ‘03 of The Raleigh Architecture Company were recently awarded the prestigious 2023 Kamphoefner Award by AIA North Carolina....

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Silent Horror Film Gets a Puppet Remake
Department of Theatre's "The Caligari Project" is an unusual rendering of a cult classic.
   November 1, 2023

On November 2, the Department of Theatre debuts The Caligari Project, bringing puppets to the Black Box Theater for the department’s most distinctive production of the year, written, designed, and directed by Tom Burch. It has been more than five years since Burch, associate professor of scenic design, taught a puppetry class in the Department of Theatre. In February 2018, students...

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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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Professor Creates for Baltimore Black Choreographers Festival
Ashley Tate's work shines a light on marginalized populations.
   October 30, 2023

Assistant Professor of Dance Ashley Tate recently presented her work, ​​"When A Black Man Walks," at the 3rd Annual Baltimore Black Choreographers Festival in Baltimore, Maryland. Held October 13-15, the festival was a weekend of performances, panels, and workshops designed to highlight Black choreographers. The Black...

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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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Architecture Professor’s Plaza Design Wins Award
Rachel Dickey’s “Bleachery Heritage Plaza” is in Rock Hill, S.C.
   October 10, 2023

The “Bleachery Heritage Plaza,” designed by Associate Professor of Architecture Rachel Dickey and completed in 2022, has received the 2023 BLT Built Design Award for Cultural Heritage Landscape in the Landscape Architecture category. The annual international competition recognizes “the most pioneering and ground-...

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Alumna’s Painting Featured in Vice President’s Residence Collection
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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Dancers Perform at NC Museum of Art
   October 3, 2023

On Saturday, October 7, six UNC Charlotte dancers performed ​​An Homage To Dutch Art In A Global Age at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh. Choreographed by dance professor Delia Neil, this piece was commissioned by the NCMA to accompany the exhibition, Dutch Art in a Global Age: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

Dutch Art in a...

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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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