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Openings for Alumna Alyssa Miserendino

October 5, 2021

Sound Circuits Opens in Lisbon

Eufonia Sound Circuits Lisbon

Eufonia is proud to present the second edition of Sound Circuits of Lisbon, taking place between: October 22 – 24, 2021 in the public spaces of Lisbon.

Location for Alyssa Miserendino’s work:
LOCATION ……….…… CALÇADA DE SANTO ANDRÉ 72 & 68
OPENING HOURS ….. 11 AM – 8 PM

This year, 9 sound installations and artistic interventions approach different public spaces, all within a radius of 2 km from Martim Moniz – a cultural crossroads in the heart of Lisbon. Each work of art is original and specific to the location.

ARTISTS:
+ Jaime Reis, Mariana Vieira e Marta Domingues
+ Adriana Sá & John Klima
+ Júlia Lema Barros
+ Mark Waldron-Hyden
+ William Phoenix Primett
+ Sofia Balbontin
+ Diogo Evangelista
+ Alyssa Miserendino
+ Pedro Castanheira

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Unveils New Mural

Please join the gardening and ethnobotany in academia project for an

UNVEILING CEREMONY

To honor the mural created by Alyssa Miserendino for The University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill.

Remarks by Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 3:45pm
 
The Health Sciences Library Garden
335 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States

PhD Alumnus Michael Yonan helps inaugurate new journal Materia

June 30, 2021

Ph.D. alumnus Michael Yonan is one of the first contributing scholars to the new digital journal, Materia: Journal of Technical Art History. This biannual publication provides an online, open-access platform devoted to the technical study of art objects. Bringing together the disciplines of conservation, conservation science, art history, and related fields, Materia is among the first peer-reviewed publications dedicated solely to this steadily growing field of interdisciplinary research. You can start your first dive into reading Materia with Michael’s article, “Technical Art History and the Art Historical Thing.” Michael is Alan Templeton Endowed Professor of European Art 1600–1830 at the University of California, Davis.

New Mural by alumna Livian Kennedy in Fetzer Hall

April 7, 2021
A new partnership between Arts Everywhere and UNC EXSS UNITE! brought a new mural to Fetzer Hall to encourage people to take the stairs. It’s alumna Livian Kennedy’s first solo mural creation, which features silhouetted athletes along a colorful gradient in one of the building’s staircases.
 
One silhouette, positioned on a landing about halfway up the stairwell, features a runner that functions as an extra boost of encouragement. “If you’re going up the staircase, you are right beside her,” Kennedy said. “It’s just this explosive, really energetic, inspiring position that pushes you to keep going.”
 
Read more about it here: https://unc.live/39MM2fv
Detail of a mural by alumna Livian Kennedy in the stairwell of Fetzer Hall, depicting a silhouette of a running woman

Recently graduated art student Daniel Petrucci apprenticing in pottery in South Korea

March 29, 2021

Daniel Petrucci, who graduated last year with a political science major and a studio art minor, is in South Korea studying with an eighth-generation potter and Junior National Treasure, Young Sik Kim. He was connected to this opportunity by ceramics professor Nam Yun-Dong. Daniel is spending his time in Korea as an apprentice in Young Sik Kim’s studio and personal museum in the Southern region of South Korea. Daniel focused his studies at UNC-Chapel Hill on Italian majolica ceramics. He was recently on a show broadcasted by South Korean local broadcasting company, MBC (posted below, in Korean). He is receiving a free private room and meal with a $1,500 allowance a month from the cultural division of the government. He plans to be there for 2 years.

Alumnus Jon Rollins exhibition at Horace Williams House

February 24, 2021

Now, Where Were We?
Jon Rollins
March 14th – June 6th 2021

Preservation Chapel Hill at the Horace Williams House is proud to present Now, Where Were We?, a solo exhibition by Jon Rollins, on view from March 14th to June 6th, 2021.

Jon’s latest work uses scrap materials left over from years of artmaking. His practice is anchored by materials. They serve as both a starting point and a form of resistance to generate ideas, decision, and action. The beginning of a work is guided by a question about a material: “What is this and how can it surprise me?” This desire to challenge his own expectations leads him to combine artmaking media with nontraditional materials, including house paint, tape, found paper, or anything scavenged from the studio. As a work progresses, he shifts from free exploration of the materials to a more methodical, editorial mode, seeking intention and structure. He continues in these cycles of intuition and elaboration, addition and erasure, until the work reaches that state of surprise: confused, but clear; sometimes obvious, but always unexpected.

Jon Rollins (b. 1991) is an artist based in High Point, North Carolina. He received his BFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. Jon’s most recent solo show was at COHAB.Gallery in High Point (2020). His work has been exhibited in Madrid, Basel, Miami, New York, and throughout North Carolina. 

The exhibition is open by appointment only. To make a viewing appointment, please contact Will Thomas at wpaulthomas@gmail.com . A video walkthrough of the exhibition and price list will be available on March 14th at preservationchapelhill.org/art-exhibitions . To learn more about Jon’s work, please visit jonrollins.com or his social pages @jon_rollins.

Image: Card (may be kept until needed), enamel, acrylic, silkscreen ink, pastel, crayon, marker, pencil, newsprint, paperboard, sketchbook paper,
game card, and notecard on canvas, 10 x 10 in, 2020

MFA Alumna Joy Meyer interviewed in Voyage LA Magazine

January 8, 2021

joy tirade is the artist name of Joy Meyer. She holds an MFA from UNC, Chapel Hill. Previously, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from University of Virginia with a BA in Studio + Art History. She has exhibited internationally in British Columbia, Norway, Lithuania, and South Korea. Nationally she has  shared work at The Mint Museum, The Ackland Museum, CAM, Masur Museum, the Carrack, LUMP, Fluorescent Gallery, Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Red Ink Studios, and LACDA. She lives and works in Oakland, California where she facilitates a community painting collective |  @community.painting.club

Studio update from MFA alum MJ Sharp

January 4, 2021

Greetings! Along with best wishes for 2021, I wanted to send along a few quick updates.

1) The wonderful lecture by Michele Frederick about curating the Reflections on Light show on view now (and also virtually) at the North Carolina Museum of Art is available on the museum’s youtube channel. She gives a great behind-the-scenes look at how the museum came to produce this particular show but also how museums produce shows more generally.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=82&v=Yq0WRXfPO5I&feature=youtu.be

2) The Studio Store is newly updated and at the moment is a bit of a memory lane of images. With few exceptions, these images have not been out in the world, and they are not part of any previous editioned set of prints. As I’ve been reorganizing the studio, my flat files have been yielding many different types of prints from a wide range of eras.  I’m enjoying rediscovering these prints as I prepare to convert my studio to a giant darkroom (some 5×7 and 8×10 black and white negatives I want to play with).  I’ll probably have another round of prints to list before everything goes dark for a while starting around January 18th, which not coincidentally, is when our spring semester begins at Duke 😀. 

https://mjsharp.bigcartel.com/

Again, best wishes for 2021—

MJ

MJ Sharp | mj@mjsharp.com | www.mjsharp.com Reflections on Light: Works from the NCMA Collection https://ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/52512 https://www.instagram.com/m.j.sharp/ https://twitter.com/mjgrabscamera

PhD Graduate Katherine Calvin receives Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

December 14, 2020
Congratulations to Katherine Calvin, Ph.D. ’20, who has received the UNC-Chapel Hill Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in the area of Humanities and Fine Arts for her dissertation “Antiquity and Empire: The Construction of History in Western European Representations of the Ottoman Empire, 1650-1830.  
 
In addition, the Graduate School is nominating the dissertation as UNC’s candidate for the Council of Graduate Schools’ national distinguished dissertation award in the Humanities. We are very proud of Katherine’s many achievements, which also include starting a tenure-track position at Kenyon College, and are also grateful to her advisor, Christopher Johns of Vanderbilt University, who stepped in to supervise the dissertation after Mary Sheriff’s passing.