UPDATE: A group of Art faculty and staff have written and signed the attached letter in support of Eric Shiner’s decision.
Dear President Spellings:
Please find attached a letter of revocation re: my acceptance of the kind invitation I received from friend and colleague elin o’Hara slavick to act as this year’s visiting critic for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s graduating MFA class.
I do hope that the university takes as active a stance as possible against North Carolina House Bill 2. Until that bill is revoked, I do not feel comfortable or safe coming to North Carolina.
PS to elin, please see my special note to you and your students at the end of my attached letter. I apologize if my action in any way affects you or the students.
cc: Chancellor Carol Folt
Dean Kevin Guskiewicz
Peter Nisbet, Director, Ackland Art Museum
Elin o’Hara slavick, Professor of Art
Eric C. Shiner
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
The Andy Warhol Museum
One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Attachment: UNC Letter Signed