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Thompson to Receive Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
Professor Lydia Thompson will receive a 2024 NCECA Honorary Member Award.
   March 1, 2024

Professor of Art Lydia Thompson will receive a 2024 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Honorary Member Award at the organization’s annual conference in Richmond, Virginia, this month. The Honorary Member Award has a...

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Professor to Co-curate NEH-funded International Exhibition of West African Masquerade Artists
Lisa Homann co-authored $500,000 grant for “New Masks Now,” which opens next year.
   February 29, 2024

Associate Professor of Art History Lisa Homann is a key member of a team developing the internationally traveling exhibition New Masks Now: Artists Innovating Masquerade in Contemporary West Africa. The exhibition is organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art and supported by a $500,000 grant from the National...

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José Gámez Appointed Dean of the College of Arts + Architecture
José Gámez has been appointed dean of the College of Arts + Architecture, effective July 1.
   February 22, 2024

José Gámez has been appointed dean of the College of Arts + Architecture, effective July 1. He currently serves as interim dean of the college.

“While José’s scholarship is grounded in architecture, he has a deep commitment to the visual and performing arts and their role in the modern research university,” said  Jennifer Troyer, provost and vice chancellor for...

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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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Cruz Receives Engaged Faculty Award from NC Campus Engagement
The annual award recognizes one faculty member in NC for exemplary engaged teaching and scholarship.
   February 16, 2024

Associate Professor of Theatre CarlosAlexis Cruz has received the 2024 Engaged Faculty Award from North Carolina Campus Engagement (NCCE). Each year, the Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one faculty member in North Carolina for exemplary engaged teaching and scholarship, including leadership that advances students’ community and civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering...

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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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Music Students Star in Opera Carolina's Touring Education Production
Opera Xpress brings opera to local schools and community centers throughout the school year.
   February 5, 2024

This academic year, five UNC Charlotte music students are getting a taste of the touring life. Nicholas Andruzzi, Nathaniel Corner, Mckeila Ortiz, DeLenn Rumbolo, and Christian Souza have been hired by Opera Carolina for its educational outreach program, Opera Xpress, which each year takes an opera production into local...

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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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CHArt Awards its First Small Grants
Faculty and Staff Led Projects Engaging the Arts, Communities, and Heritage Receive Funding
   January 16, 2024

The new Center for Community, Heritage, and the Arts (CHArt) announces the re-granting of $14,000 in funds from the UNC Charlotte Division of Research. CHArt is rooted in the College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) with strong connections to the College of Humanities, Earth, and Social Sciences (CHESS). This new research center was...

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