BEATRICE B. PEARMAN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FUND IN ART

This fund supports undergraduate research in art and was established by a generous donation of Herbert Brown Mayo in memory of his aunt, Beatrice B. Pearman.

Recent Pearman award winners:

Art history major Katherine Lilley (2002-03) used the funds she was awarded to travel to Princeton University, where she studied depictions of Mary Magdalene from the tenth through the thirteenth centuries in Western Europe. At Princeton, Katie was able to access the Index of Christian Art, a photographic archive of Christian art from ca. 200 C.E. to 1450 C.E.

Valerie Bruchon (2002-03), a studio art major, traveled with a group of Professor Jeff Whetstone’s photography students to Kentucky. There, with the help of funding provided by a Rockefeller PACT grant, the students facilitated photography programs in local schools. When the group returned to UNC, Valerie used the Pearman funding she received to organize, edit, and print the 700+ images made by the students during the trip. The photographs were then exhibited in May, 2003, in Harlan, Kentucky.

Studio art major Deborah Dorland Bradley (2003-04) used the funding to develop and produce her Honors Thesis Project, “The Passion of the Mother,’ which through installation and performance explored the role of women in the world’s largest monotheisms: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.

JAMES BOYD GADSON FUND FOR STUDIO ART

This fund supports summer undergraduate research in studio art and was established by a generous donation of R. M. Hanes in the name of Professor Emeritus James B. Gadson. Disbursed as part of the SURF program in the Office for Undergraduate Research, the fund provides for living and travel expenses associated with an approved project, stipends for graduate student mentors, and art supplies.