Summer is gone; the semester has begun, and the art history faculty is taking stock of what occupied us on our summer vacation. Vacation!? Judging from our successes, it was a very busy three months indeed. From mid-May to mid-August, colleagues finished essays and book manuscripts, won prizes and awards, celebrated hiring and tenuring, presented papers, started new projects and continued work in progress. Colleagues traveled to archives, libraries and museums from Raleigh to Paris to Taiwan, and in the midst of all this work, more than a few did find a bit of time to relax and recharge. They climbed mountains, dove under the sea, visited exotic places and relaxed in their own back yards.
Congratulations to Bernie Herman, George Tindall Professor of American Studies and Adjunct Professor of Art History, for all of the recent press on his personal project rebuilding Oyster beds at his property on the Eastern Shore.
The public is cordially invited to attend the opening reception of the upcoming Exhibition: “Ceramic Art of North Carolina University and College Faculty,” at the North Carolina Pottery Center. The reception will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012, between 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m., at the Center on 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. The Exhibition will continue through January 19, 2013. An illustrated catalog documenting the work will accompany the show and will be available for sale.
Congratulations to Sloane Art Librarian Heather Gendron and her colleagues Neal Ambrose-Smith (independent artist and consultant), Dr. Joan E. Beaudoin (Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University), and Eumie Imm-Stroukoff (Librarian and Assistant Director of the Research Center at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum), who were awarded a $12,500 grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation for their project Artists’ Studio Archives: Research and Publication. This funding will support the development of a workbook detailing best-practices for managing collections of artwork, records, and archives in visual artist’s studios.
Join curator Kaitlin Knapp, BA with Art History emphasis major, at the opening of her show "The American Landscape" this coming Friday, 12 October, at 8pm at 143A University Square! Featured artists Jeremy Bass, Diego Camposeco, Kaitlin Knapp, and Hannah Shaban explore the topic of the political and cultural landscape of America. This show is part of the FRANK: In Focus photography festival, featuring works that use photography or photographic elements. The show opens at 8pm and will have light refreshments and an introductory talk at 8:30pm.