UPDATE: Alumnus Severn Eaton WINNER for Goat Farm Arts Center FIELD EXPERIMENT

The Hambidge Center | The Goat Farm Arts Center

A public action project in Atlanta that aims to uncover truths and ignite new thinking.

Coming through radio waves across Atlanta this 2015/16 will be the winner of FIELD EXPERIMENT – JAM-D-JAM! a project by Mel Chin and Severn Eaton (EMCs). JAM-D-JAM! is an interactive response to a contemporary dilemma shared by all Atlantans, rush hour congestion throughout the city. This radio based interactive entertainment intervention will invite participants to use these crawling and stalling moments to contribute to an ever-changing soundscape. Calling in from vehicles, commuters’ unscripted words or noises of frustration, boredom, aggression, anxiety or happiness will be transformed into continual musical invention and looped back to the traffic, the public, the performers through their radios. EMCs will be working with a diverse set of Atlanta music makers and producers to collaborate in the live sampling of these highly improvisational recordings as the composed sound is transmitted back into cars during daily traffic jams. The JAM-D-JAM! “beta” concept was presented at the Annual Hambidge Auction at the Goat Farm Arts Center on Saturday, May 30th and was available for public view at The Goat Farm Arts Center from Monday June 1st until Friday June 5th.

The JAM-D-JAM! team will be awarded $20,000, a two week Hambidge residency, and administration and production support. The final project will be realized in fall 2015.

The EMCs said, “We are grateful to be selected and are excited to have the opportunity to create music with the entire city of Atlanta (of course, only those stuck in traffic).  This will be an interactive experiment that pushes the creativity of producers, performers, and broadcast radio.  Currently the plan is to showcase a different local musical talent in the station each week responding to incoming calls.  We look forward to transforming the state of mind we find ourselves in all too often. “

In announcing the winning project,  Jamie Badoud, Executive Director of The Hambidge Center and co-sponsor of the project with The Goat Farm, said, “ Just months ago, we invited submissions for FIELD EXPERIMENT with the goal of developing a rare vehicle powered by extraordinary ideas driving the wrong way down the streets of Atlanta uncovering truths and igniting new thinking.  Five Finalists put forward a wide range of powerful and ambitious projects that all deserve to be presented. JAM-D-JAM emerged from this gridlock of talent with their call to all of us.“

“Chin & Eaton give typical art characterizations the slip with JAM-D-JAM” said Anthony Harper, co-owner of The Goat Farm. “It’s both hysterical & intelligent. Chin’s practice is no stranger to looking after people that are getting shafted. I’m excited to see them become our patron saints of traffic congestion.”

Watch EMCs present their project in this video: https://vimeo.com/128096866

EMCs podcast interview:


Project Development:

>>The website will chronicle the development of JAM-D-JAM! including project updates, narrative content, multi-media and engagement opportunities.<<


The Hambidge Center | The Goat Farm Arts Center

A public action project in Atlanta that aims to uncover truths and ignite new thinking.
Atlanta, GA/ March 5th, 2015 – The Goat Farm and Hambidge are thrilled to announce the 5 finalists for FIELD EXPERIMENT. Selected from 130 applications received from 44 cities, 21 states, and 5 countries including Germany, Canada, Spain, US and the UK. The proposals included experimentations in the natural sciences & applied sciences, new media, movement, sound based work, transportation, architecture & design computation, music composition, participatory interventions, 2D & 3D visual art, large scale puppetry & materials engineering. We are grateful and encouraged by the answer to our call and urge those applicants to continue their pursuit to uncover truths and ignite new thinking.

The 5 finalists are:
Jeffrey Collins, Envelope, Atlanta GA
Mel Chin & Severn Eaton, Jam-­‐D-­‐Jam!, Asheville NC
Micah & Whitney Stansell, Inversion (with land), College Park GA
Mark Wentzel, Flow Field(s), Atlanta GA
Kris Pilcher, Kevin Byrd, & Dale Adams, The Dream Collection Agency, Atlanta GA

The 5 finalists will each receive $2,000 to complete a concept of their projects for display at the
annual Hambidge Auction at The Goat Farm Arts Center on May 30th, 2015. This will conclude
Phase 01 of FIELD EXPERIMENT. Phase 02 commences with the selection of the winning project,
announced June 5th 2015. The winner will be awarded $20,000, a two week Hambidge
residency, and administration and production support. The final project will be realized in Fall

Hambidge’s Executive Director, Jamie Badoud remarked, “The pool of submissions was
incredible. It is clear that many of our most creative minds are hungry to experiment and
engage the public in exciting new ways. From physicists, performers, and storytellers to urban
gardeners, programmers, and a wide variety of artists, the applicants brought forward powerful
and complex ideas executed with layers of grit, grace, humor, analytics, subversion, and
surprise. It was a tall task to narrow to five, but we are excited to put into action the dynamic
visions of our finalists.

Goat Farm’s Anthony Harper stated, “These days technology is quantifying all and putting our
lives in order. We need more unreasonable things happening in life. It’s good to explore
concepts that may not exercise caution. I think we forget how this friction can teach us things.
We wanted Field Experiment to bring us something unconventional. It achieved that goal.”
“The sheer volume, diversity, and creativity of the ideas and concepts proposed to FIELD
EXPERIMENT are a testament to the pervasive yearning for large-­‐scale experimentation in the
public sphere. I like to dream of a time when all 130 of these ideas become reality. Atlanta
would be a more open, beautiful, curious, aware, and socially connected city”, says Mark
DiNatale of The Goat Farm Arts Center.

5 Finalists Project Details

Jeffrey Collins / Envelope >> Site-­‐specific architectural enhancements to mundane buildings
and spaces in Atlanta. Buildings are planned and built to be anywhere. Therein, important
factors of history, locality and place are in danger of being lost. This project offers an
opportunity to reexamine the history & current identity of our city through the faces of its
buildings using custom mass-­‐produced parts that are adjusted passively by the environment –
the place. Collins will be working with GA Tech University’s School of Architecture, the Digital
Fabrication Lab and a cross-­‐disciplinary team of students. Envelope will take something
ordinary, everyday and passed-­‐by and, with thoughiulness and experimentation, turn it into
something unexpected, useful and beautiful.<<

Mel Chin & Severn Eaton (EMC’s) / Jam-­‐D-­‐Jam! >> A response to a contemporary dilemma
shared by all Atlantans, rush hour congestion throughout the city. This radio based interactive
entertainment intervention will invite participants to use these moments to contribute to an
ever-­‐changing soundscape. Calling in from their vehicles, their unscripted words or noises of
frustration, boredom, aggression or anxiety will be transformed into musical invention & looped
back to the traffic, the public, the performers. EMC’s will be working with a diverse set of
Atlanta music makers and producers to collaborate in sampling these unpredictable

Micah & Whitney Stansell / Inversion (with land) >> A multi-­‐story, multi-­‐location projection
project that grows in scale, run-­‐time and complexity, this project invites people to explore the
communities and histories of different areas of the city. The content for each story will be mined
from the location where it is to be projected. The stories will be simple, open & experimental.
Filmed from a unique aerial perspective moving from the city scale to the human scale using a
heavy-­‐lim remote drone that Stansell’s team built from the ground up. The project will
culminate in a fourth location that wraps the built environment in narrative. All four stories will
weave together, producing a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. This project,
introspective & anthropological in nature, will provide an inverted view of Atlanta’s sprawl,
moving from broad to narrow, focusing in on the human elements of the city. The aleatory form
of storytelling will guide Stansell’s team towards collaborations with participating poets &
musicians depending on the content captured. <<

Mark Wentzel / Flow Field(s) >> A large-­‐scale application of a grid panern and vector fields,
this installation will use a panern of laminar flow to consider the human experience of moving
through time and space. Scientific discovery is increasingly pointing toward an understanding of
both time and space as fluid; altered by things such as memory, mass, consciousness, and
distance. As technology persistently invades our time and redefines our space we may begin to
feel an increasing insecurity about our connection to ourselves and the natural world. Flow
Fields creates a massive Cartesian landscape within Freedom Park with the simple concept of
direction as a tool for self-­‐contextualizing and psychological mooring. Flow Field(s) emerged
through ongoing collaborations between Wentzel and Dr. Joel Kimmons, a scientist at the CDC.
Their current focus is in the area of behavioral design, work that has a continuous effect on the
direction of this project. <<

Kris Pilcher, Kevin Byrd, and Dale Adams / The Dream Collec]on Agency >> The Dream
Collection Agency (DCA) is a corporate entity designed to collect, document, and recycle
dreams. The Agency solicits public dream donations via an online Dream Depository and an in-­‐
store collection laboratory. Dream donations are cataloged and recreated in three dimensional
digital environments using cufng edge 21st century Oculus Rim VR technology. Visitors to the
storefront collection laboratory are invited to experience these documented dreams in a safe
and secure virtual reality environment under the watchful eye of professionally trained Dream
Technicians. “As virtual reality and other technologies become more widespread in the near
future, we would like to begin discussing the implications of existing in both a physical & digital
reality and at which point will we allow our hopes, dreams, and ambitions to become nothing
more than a computer simulation. We would like to find out if this digital experience &
corporatization cheapens or enhances our naturally occurring mental visions.” – DCA<<

May-­‐June, 2015 Phase 01 projects presented at the Goat Farm Arts Center
June 5th, 2015 Announcement of Final winner
Fall 2015 Phase 02, winning project presented in Atlanta

Project Development:
>>The website will chronicle the development of the FIELD EXPERIMENT finalists’ projects
including project updates, narrative content, multi-­‐media and engagement opportunities.<<

The Goat Farm is a Creative Industrial Complex in West Midtown Atlanta. Our model, designed
to anract a dense collection of forward-­‐thinking ventures, has re-­‐positioned an unproductive
19th century factory into one of Atlanta’s largest Centers for vanguard fields, contemporary
thought, art & performance.

The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences – For over ti0 years, the non-­‐profit
organization has awarded residency fellowships to distinguished artists and scientists at our
600-­‐acre creative sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The public is invited to the historic
campus on Saturdays for a series of rotating programs that include artist talks, nature hikes,
gristmill visits, gallery openings and other special events. The Center is funded in part by the
Fulton County Commission under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts & Culture, the Georgia
Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly, and the
National Endowment for the Arts.

Jamie Badoud
Teresa Reeves
Anthony Harper
Ben Goldman
Mark DiNatale

Media Contact:
Scon Daughtridge Email: scon@thegoaiarm.info Phone: 770.826.6691
& Stephanie Dowda Email: stephanie@thegoaiarm.info Phone: 404.791.2738

Art Department Alumni and Faculty in Summer show at CAM Raleigh

Curated by Alum Bill Thelan and featuring UNC folks Amy White, elin o’Hara slavick, Joy Drury Cox, Damian Stamer, Stacy-Lynn Waddell, George Jenne, Jerstin Crosby, Lump Lipshitz, Becca Albee, Leah Bailis, David Colagiovanni, Chris Musina and more!

On view until September 7, 2015

The Nothing That Is – a drawing show in five parts

Daniel Davidson, Land of Me (detail), 2015, Mixed media on assembled papers, 70” x 46”, Courtesy of the Artist.

Opening Preview – Members and Press
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 6-8pm
Free First Friday & Public Opening
Friday, June 5, 2015, 6-10pm

Coffee & Conversation with artists and curators
Free and open to the public
Saturday, June 6, 2015, 11am
Exhibition Tours available by Appointment

CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum) is pleased to present The Nothing That Is: a drawing show in five parts curated by Bill Thelen. This extraordinary exhibition includes more then 85 local, national and international artists all exploring contemporary approaches to drawing, mark making and gesture. The Nothing That Is will be presented in five parts throughout the museum and also includes drawing projects in the community.

Chapter 1 DDDRRRAAAWWWIIINNNGGG in the Main Gallery curated by Bill Thelen and Jason Polan features a “do it yourself” approach to drawing with an emphasis on emerging artists, illustration, zines, economy, and building community through drawing. These artists’ works all utilize drawing as a prime strategy in their art-making process. Artists will be exhibiting collaborative and singular works embedded with their own unique drawing practices including Tedd Anderson, Joana Avillez, Amanda Barr, Tedd Barr, Chris Bogia, Elijah Burgher, Richard C, Robin Cameron, Ryan Travis Christian, Casey Cook, Daniel Davidson, Louise Despont, Mollie Earls, James Esber, Joy Feasley, Bill Fick, Nancy Ford, Sarah Gamble, Nathan Gelgud, Lincoln Hancock, EJ Hauser, Harrison Haynes, Kathleen Henderson, Jordin Islip, Rich Jacobs, Spencer Jacobs, Ken Kagami, Tricia Keightley, Thad Kellstadt, Victor Kerlow, Jeff Ladouceur, Lump Lipshitz, Oleg Lulin, Ryan Martin, Stefan Marx, Rich McIsaac, Hazel Meehan, Allyson Mellberg, Tristin Miller, Lee Misenheimer, Lavar Munroe, Kymia Nawabi, Tucker Nichols, Paul Nudd, Jason Osborne, Jason Polan, Tal R, Fernando Renes, Josh Rickards, Steve Reinke, Louis Schmidt, Christopher Schulz, Stewart Sineath, Damian Stamer, Paul Swenbeck, Megan Sullivan, Jeremy Taylor, Christopher Thomas, Derek Toomes, Michael Worful, James Ulmer, Todd Webb, Neil Whitacre, Eric White, Laura Sharp Wilson and Tyler Wolf.

Chapter 2 Conceptual Approaches in the Independent Weekly Gallery focuses on artists employing contemporary drawing strategies with nods to conceptualism, feminism, queer theory, formalism, video, performance, photography and art history featuring: Lauren Adams, Becca Albee, Leah Bailis, Lucas Blalock, Kellie Bornhoft, Blake Fall-Conroy, Joy Drury Cox, Steven Evans, Ray Johnson/Richard C, Alex Jovanovich, Gary Kachadourian, Pedro Lasch, Stan Shellabarger, elin o’Hara slavick, Deb Sokolow, Stacy Lynn Waddell and Amy White.

Chapter 3 Movement in the Independent Weekly Gallery will show video that reflects the principles of drawing. Videos will all be based on drawing and range from animation to performance. There will be several special screenings throughout the summer. Featured artists include David Colagiovanni, Jerstin Crosby, George Jenne, and Fernando Renes.

Chapter 4 Locals Only will feature capsule solo exhibitions by North Carolina artists. These “locals only” exhibitions will rotate throughout the exhibition space and feature regional artists that utilize drawing as a prime strategy in their art-making process including Carol Cole (June), Barbara Campbell Thomas (June), David Eichenberger (July), Chris Musina (July) and Tedd Anderson (August).

Chapter 5 Open Source explores social engagement by featuring projects that utilize collaborative art strategies that extend beyond the museum’s walls. Through community outreach and social practice, there will be opportunities for the community to be involved in the exhibition. Such projects as Jason Polan’s ongoing “Taco Bell Drawing Club” will unite artists of all abilities to draw in a non-hierarchical, non-judgmental setting. Other projects will include the CAM Young Artists Advisory Panel, The Drawn, Elsewhere, Pedro Lasch, Team Lump, Vegan Snake Club and Lee Walton.

Wishing a Reluctant Farewell to Retiring Faculty Member Mary Sturgeon

On May 1, the Art Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and many friends and well-wishers helped celebrate the retirement of long-time faculty member Mary Sturgeon. With great food, piles of gifts (including, how could there not be, a glorious feather boa!), flute music, and words of admiration and memory-filled experiences from colleagues, Mary was feted in style.

Thanks to our student services manager Will Thomas for taking all of the great pictures!

Associate Professor speaking about Medieval Flight project at Flyleaf Books

Tues 6/23, 4:30pm – 6pm
UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars
: The Art & Science of a Medieval “First in Flight” with Glaire D. Anderson, Associate Professor of Art History

Leonardo Da Vinci’s sketchbooks are clear evidence that interest in the possibility of human flight has a long history predating the Wright Brothers, but few realize that experiments in flight occurred as early as the ninth century. Glaire Anderson discusses a long-lost medieval Arabic account of a flight that took place in Córdoba, the capital of Islamic Spain. She argues that this account, and the earliest Islamic scientific instruments, reveal unexpected but meaningful links between early Islamic art, architecture, and science.

Jan Chambers wing & garment sketch 8[7]

Sketch of flight wing and costume by Jan Chambers.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To register, click here.To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visitalumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Event date:
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 – 4:30pm
Event address:
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Peace University names Alumnus Neill Prewitt Assistant Professor

William Peace University Names Neill Prewitt
Assistant Professor of Communication
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Welcomes Higher Education Professional
With More Than 10 Years Experience

RALEIGH, N.C., January 7, 2015 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the hiring of Neill Prewitt as Assistant Professor of Communication. Since fall 2013, Prewitt has taught Multimedia Editing and several design courses as an Adjunct Professor at the University. In his new role, he will also teach video production, as well as serve as an advisor to students and participate on the Teaching and Learning Committee.

Prior to joining WPU, Prewitt taught at several academic institutions, including the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education High School in Mexico City, Mexico, where he served as Professor of English, and Longleaf School of the Arts in Raleigh, where he was Professor of Studio Art. Prewitt earned a B.A. in English with a Minor in Film Studies from NC State University, and a M.F.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Outside of his profession, Prewitt is an independent artist where he develops music videos, text, video, sculptures and performance pieces. His work has been exhibited at several galleries in Raleigh, including Lump, Flanders Gallery, CAM Raleigh, and Artspace. Soon, Prewitt’s work will also be featured in the Area 919 exhibition at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art.

“I feel very fortunate to have been invited to join the faculty at William Peace,” Prewitt said. “I feel I am doing what I am meant to be doing with my life, as a teacher and an artist. I am inspired by my students, supported by my colleagues, administration and staff, and look forward to growing through this community. “

“Neill brings a lot of experience from all across the world so we’re thrilled to have him aboard,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “He is sure to make an impact on our students.”

“Being a part of his Design and Typography class was great and a challenging experience,” said Terrace Myles Communication Major, ’16. “It [the class] made me look at all forms of design in a different, interesting way. I highly recommend this course for fellow communication majors.”

Prewitt is a native of Raleigh and attended Broughton High School.

Alumna Carolyn Goodridge in group show at Brentwood Arts Exchange

At War With Ourselves

The Battle of and for the Black Face Boy,
A Visual Response to a Poem by Nikky Finney
Exhibition Through May 25 – July 18, 2015

At War with Ourselves is part of a year-long series of programs investigating and learning from the legacy of the Civil War on race in America presented across regional partnerships with The Clarice Smith Performing Art Center and centered on a new work of poetry The Clarice commissioned by Nikki Finney. This exhibition invited members of Black Artists of DC to respond through visual art to Nikky Finney’s Poem – released to artists before its official publication.

Featuring Artists: Akili Ron Anderson, Ken Ashton, Aliana Grace Bailey, Anne Bouie, Daniel Brooking, Gwendolyn Aqui-Brooks, Summer Brown, Al Burts, Chanel Compton, Robin Croft, Cheryl Edwards, Carey Francis, Jonathan French, Adrienne Gaither, Jenne Glover, Carolyn Goodridge, Winston Harris, Antoinette Hodges, Esther Iverem, Jackson Family Art, Hubert Jackson, Gloria Kirk, Viola Burley Leak, Christopher Malone, Ulysses Marshall, Chinedu Felix Osuchukwu, Charles Jean Pierre, James Adam Reinhard, Russell Simmons, James Terrell, William Watson, Jeffrey Weatherford, Jasmine Williams.

Curated by Carol Dyson
Presented in partnership with The Black Artists of DC


The Sleep of Mankind, Stained Glass by Carolyn Goodridge

Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
301-277-2863 / tty. 301-446-6802
email: pgp-brentwood-arts@pgparks.com

Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday: 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Free. Open to the Public

The Brentwood Arts Exchange is a facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division.

Arts programs of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation are supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

Longtime Departmental Office Manager Lindsay Fulenwider named University Manager of the Year

Congratulations to Lindsay Fulenwider, who was awarded the 2015 University Manager of the Year! The Manager of the Year Award is based on University career accomplishments, both within and beyond normal job responsibilities, or a specific accomplishment made within the previous twelve months that has been of major significance. The specific accomplishment cited may be within or beyond the nominee’s primary area of responsibility.

Alumnus Michael Bramwell teaching NCMA Studio Class


Anselm Kiefer, Untitled, Courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Two-Day Studio Class: Nontraditional Media and Methods
with Michael Bramwell
Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 10 am

This is a two-day event held on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31, from 10 am to 4 pm
both days.

This class begins with a discussion of Anselm Kiefer’s Untitled in West Building. The Kiefer
and work from Bramwell’s own Cargo Series will help participants understand how
nontraditional media and methods can be used in painting. Participants will infuse their own art
with form and significance as they create an abstract work.

Bring a bag lunch. Students should bring a 24-sheet Strathmore drawing pad (90 lb.), 18 x 24 in.;
all other supplies will be provided.

$110 Members
$125 Nonmembers

Alumnus Sam Van Aken part of group show in conjunction with Venice Biennale


Nine artists have been invited to contribute to an international project, developing networks and forums for collaboration for contemporary arts practitioners in the south of England, New York state and Switzerland throughthe international art hub of the Venice Biennale. Each is making and/or adapting new and/or existing work for approach encourages transportability of practice, the nurturing of collaboration and the cross fertilisation of artistic practice.

The nine artists bring together works including sculpture, performance, video, data, radio and sound as well as interventions and conversations. Visitors to the preview week of the Venice Biennale are invited to join the artists at the times and venues outlined above. Subsequent events featuring all of the artists and their work at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth brings the project to audiences and artists in the UK.

6 & 7 May 2015 16.00h – 18.00h
Public event
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi Campo S. Agnese – Dorsoduro 810

8 May 2015 14.00h – 16.00h
Public event
Rio Terrá San Vio Dorsoduro 453

10 May 2015 14.00 – 16.00h
Public event
The Vulcan Building Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth PO1 3BF

11 May 2015 16.00 – 20.00h
Artists event
The Vulcan Building Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth PO1 3BF