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Visiting faculty and alumni featured in upcoming OCAC show Home?

March 24, 2022

Visiting faculty member Renzo Ortega, MFA alumni Allison Tierney and Jonh Blanco, and friend-of-the-department Bob Goldstein are all featured in this upcoming group show from the Orange County Arts Commission.


The Orange County Arts Commission, in partnership with the Orange County Department of Housing and Community Development present HOME? An Artistic Exploration of Housing in the Triangle, which seeks to showcase “home” through the eyes and words of working artists.

The exhibit features 100 works of art by 54 Triangle-based artists and will be on view through April, 2022 at the Eno Mill Gallery in Hillsborough. 

The public is invited to a free Opening Party on Friday, April 1, from 6-9pm featuring:

About the Exhibit

In the Triangle, artists are considered to be fundamental to the quality of life and unique character of our communities, but they are one of the most impacted groups of rising costs of living, especially housing. To highlight this issue, the Orange County Arts Commission and Orange County Department of Housing and Community Development asked visual and literary artists living in Orange, Durham, Wake, and Chatham counties to respond to the following questions through visual and written works:

  • What does the idea or experience of “home” mean to you?
  • What has your experience of “home” been as an artist and person living in the Triangle?
  • Is “home” a place of comfort, safety, and warmth, or something else?
  • Is “home” positive, negative, or something in between?

Sixty-four visual artists submitted 148 works of art; 26 writers submitted 52 written works. Submissions were juried by panels of visual and literary artists. Works by 54 visual artists were selected for the exhibit and 16 writers were selected to read their submissions aloud during the opening event on Friday, April 1. 

Twenty percent of proceeds from work sold will be used to create an Emergency Housing Fund for artists in partnership with the Department of Housing.

Cosmic Rays Film Festival adds local exhibition at Peel Gallery

February 8, 2022

EVERYWARE: COSMIC RAYS DIGITAL
March 1-April 2nd, 2022
Peel Gallery
708 West Rosemary Street 
Carrboro, NC 27510
https://www.peel.gallery
https://cosmicraysfilmfest.com
Opening Hours Wednesday – Sunday 12-5pm
Closing reception: Saturday April 2nd, 2022 6pm-8pm

Artists:
Bassam Al-Sabah
Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy
Matthew Gantt
Claudia Hart
Jason Isolini
Shasti O’Leary Soudant 
Elly Vadseth & Boris Kourtoukov 
Richard Michael Haley 
Kristin Lucas

Live Audiovisual Performances:
Brent Coughenour
Governance (Quran Karriem and Rebecca Uliasz)

EVERYWARE: COSMIC RAYS DIGITAL is a selection of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and interactive artworks by national, international, and North Carolina-based artists who critically engage with the new media technologies that surround us while investigating digital forms of privacy, identity, and nature.

“The Triangle is a growing technology hub and our region’s cultural art offerings should reflect the impact of emerging media technologies.”
– Sabine Gruffat

COSMIC RAYS DIGITAL celebrates artists working with emerging digital media technologies. It is a brand-new programming initiative of the COSMIC RAYS FILM FESTIVAL which is co-directed by local artists and filmmakers Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown, and will take place from March 31st – April 2nd, 2022.

For more information, please visit www.cosmicraysfilmfest.com.

Press Inquiries:
For more information please contact:
Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat
contact@cosmicraysfilmfest.com

Many Departmental Artists in Latest Nasher Museum Exhibition

January 18, 2022

Congratulations to our faculty (Lien Truong and Renzo Ortega) as well as our many alums (Saba Taj, Antoine Williams, William Paul Thomas, Meg Stein, Sam Hunter, Xiaowei Wu, and Ayla Gizlice) who are in the current show at the Nasher Museum! “Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now” runs from January 13-July 10, 2022, so you have plenty of time to go see their work. You can get more information at the Nashers’ Exhibition Website.

PhD Alumna Shawnya Harris-curated show listed as one of Hyperallergic’s Best of 2021

December 9, 2021

Congratulations to PhD Alumna Shawnya Harris, whose exhibition “Emma Amos: Color Odyssey” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art was listed as one of Hyperallergic’s Best of 2021. Shawnya put together the first major retrospective for Amos, the only woman and youngest person to be invited to join Spiral, a New York-based collective of African American artists active in the 1960s and ’70s.

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

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/184742600351288/
linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/events/soundcircuits20216848608876598726656/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/sound.circuits/

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.