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Alumna Carolyn Goodridge solo show Dimensions of Being currently on view

April 7, 2016

A solo show of the work of Carolyn Goodridge, “Dimensions of Being,” is on view at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg.  The UUFF Gallery will exhibit her encaustic paintings from Sunday, March 6 through April 25, 2016. The series, “Dimensions of Being” is a continuation of the previous two series, “Zen of Zero Point, Age of Enlightenment” and “Om, Cosmology of Now.” More info can be found here.

Alumna Jessica Dupuis in recent Group Shows

March 1, 2016

Greenville Museum of Art Biennial Juried Art Exhibition
February 5, 2016-April 24, 2016
Community Reception Friday February 5, 5:00-8:00 pm 

The Greenville Museum of Art announces the opening of the GMA Biennial Juried Art Exhibition with a community reception on Friday, February 5, 2013 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, First, Second, and Third place. Ninety artists throughout the North Carolina entered over 300 pieces to be selected for the Juried Art Exhibition. The outcome of our jurying process was 84 artworks by 62 artists were selected. Artworks range in all types of media.

Our Juror is Theresa Hammond. Theresa Hammond is the founding director and curator of Guilford College Art Gallery in Greensboro, NC. She earned her B.F.A. in painting and printmaking from Guilford, and has certificates of study from the Getty Center’s Museum Leadership Institute; the Smithsonian Institution; the Managing the Arts Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill; and the American Law Institute-American Bar Association at Sackler Art Museum, Harvard University.

Admission to the GMA is Free and all visitors are welcome.  For more information, please contact Charlotte Fitz, Executive Director, Greenville Museum of Art at charlotte@gmoa.org or by phone at (252) 758-1946.

Recycled, Repurposed, Recovered: Found Object Art is the sixth annual international juried exhibition hosted by the A.D. Gallery. It offers a progressive, contemporary approach to found object art, exploring a wide range of means to recycle or repurpose otherwise discarded or used objects.

Participating artists: Eric Banks, Anne Bascove, Laura Bell and Ian Ganassi, Hwa Young Caruso, Eric Celarier, Jessica Dupuis, Jennifer Dwyer, Anita Funston, Don Griffin, Gina Herrera, Leatha Koefler, Niki Lederer, Rodrigo Lopez, Neil Mclean, Greg Mueller, Julie Eisenberg Pitman, Maria Elena Pombo, Jayson Randall, Melquiades Rosario-Sastre, Martin Settle, Nicholas Sorlien, Katie Simpson Spain, Sarah Trahan, Stewart Watson, Riva Weinstein, Joan Wheeler, Carolin Wood, Zach Zecha

On View: January 11 through February 10, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14, 3:00-4:30pm

A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

1 University Drive
Pembroke, NC

MFA Alumna Laena Wilder photographic project in Miami International Airport through March 2016

January 5, 2016

Origins and Destinations is on display at the Miami International Airport: *Gates D21, D24, D27 and D30 in the American Airlines terminal through March 2016.

When I was 10 years old, I had the unusual experience of walking down Market Street in San Francisco with my art teacher and my best friend. As we looked out at the big city, with its array of businessmen and homeless people, my art teacher leaned over us and said: “I want you to look at each person we pass and find the beauty in their uniqueness. In the wrinkles stemming from that man’s eyes, or the freckled skin of that boy’s face, or the curve of that old lady’s back. I want you to look carefully, and I want you to find their beauty.” It was a difficult assignment and it took some time, but eventually we learned to find that beauty. That day shifted the way I see the world.

Years later, as I sat waiting at the Miami international airport, I fell in love with the individuals surrounding me. As I became curious about the people who were sharing the complex crossroads of North, East, South and West, this project was conceived. I photographed and interviewed over 200 people for this body of work. Going behind security, hanging out with Cuban families at the Customs exit and approaching complete strangers, were all part of the process. The generosity of the participants was exquisite, no two interactions were alike. The resulting exhibition aims to shift the context in which nameless and unfamiliar faces are often seen, making the invisible – visible.

Thinking of each person as an individual thread, with an origin and destination, this exhibition explores the beauty of the ever-changing tapestry of humanity present at any given moment.

“Beauty, humanity, storytelling. In my mind a photograph can be a personal snapshot in time, a cultural artifact, a historical document and a piece of art.”

For Laena Wilder, photography not only opens dialogue, but also creates a thought-provoking record. With a Bachelors of Fine Arts (AAU) and a Masters of Fine Arts (UNC), Wilder uses photography and oral history as tools for gathering cultural information and facilitating exchange within diverse communities. Her efforts have earned her a prestigious Rockefeller Fellowship Grant and her visual research has taken her around the world. Exhibitions of Wilder‘s artwork have been displayed internationally and domestically including: SECCA – the South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada, Foto Gallerie in Hong Kong, Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, the Kostroma Municipal Gallery in Russia, and the Gap Corporate Art Collection. www.wildervision.com

Additional press on the exhibition: http://www.6seconds.org/2015/12/22/photos-in-miami-airport-teach-highschoolers-emotional-literacy/