Category: Undergraduate Students
Senior studio art major Jason Lord participated in a summer residency with Bill Thelen’s Drawing Room NC project at Attic 506. His resulting show, The Indeterminate Geography of Wandering, will open on September 10, 2021 from 6-9 pm and then will be open for viewing from 1-4 pm Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through September 25. You can learn more about the show, and the Drawing Room NC project at their Instagram account, @drawingroomnc.
UPDATE: You can read more about the show from the OCAC here: https://artsorange.org/orange-crush-darkroom/
Gesche Würfel’s darkroom photography class has an exhibit of their photography, “Figuring the Local,” at Epilogue Books through May 14. You can read more about it here: https://epiloguebookcafe.com/event/figuring-the-local-a-photography-exhibit.
Feminine Waste Records and the No(w)here Collective (ARTS 391) is thrilled to present Feminine Waste, a compilation album of poetry and music featuring feminine-identifying, trans, and non-binary artists.
Feminine Waste was released on Bandcamp on March 24th and is now available for purchase via digital download or CD. To purchase, visit Feminine Waste x No ( w ) here Collective Comp or use this link: https://femininewaste.bandcamp.com/album/feminine-waste-x-no-w-here-collective-comp.
Feminine Waste Records and No(w)here Collective are proud to collaborate to provide an open-ended, interdisciplinary platform for underrepresented artists. All profits from sale of the album will be donated to mutual aid organizations serving LGBTQ+ youth and incarcerated persons:
A Zoom party/concert will be held on April 9th to celebrate the artists and their supporters.
Continued updates and additional information are to be posted on Instagram @femininewasterecords.
The No(w)here Collective was formed in 2021 of artists and independent curators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to connect people in a time of separation, regardless of location. Their collaboration with Feminine Waste Records gathers sounds from Arizona to Asheville, NC, punk to folk, in a snapshot of the nation’s non-cis male poets and musicians.
Image: Feminine Waste Album Cover
Gesche Würfel used her 2019 Center for European Studies JMCE EU Faculty Travel and Research Award partly to develop a new course, ARTS 290 Special Topics: Exploring the City through Visual Arts. Her students shared artwork from two class projects. You can see their work here: https://jmce.unc.edu/awards/#arts290
Determined to level the playing field for young girls, sophomore Rida Bayraktar founded Pink STREAM as a high school student. The organization works to educate, motivate, empower and inspire kindergarten through eighth-grade girls in science, technology, robotics, engineering, arts and math.
Pink STREAM began by offering free classes to girls at community centers throughout the Triangle area. Now, a little over two years later, Bayraktar and the Pink STREAM team have led courses for more than 900 girls on topics like coding, robotics and 3D printing.
Read more about it here: https://unc.live/3j4dszv
Does an artistic hike across Spain sound like a great way to spend your summer in 2021?
Come join us Thursday, October 22nd from 5:40pm–6:00pm over Zoom as part o Study Abroad Week 2020, for a brief info session about The Department of Art + Art History’s Art on the Camino de Santiago Study Abroad program — walking an ancient pilgrimage path across Northern Spain. Professors Pérez-Méndez and Marzán will walk you through the experience and the courses they’ve developed for this UNC Faculty-Led Study Abroad. The program runs in the Summer and earns you 6 credit hours in Studio Art. You can count these courses toward your minor or major, Experiential Education or Visual + Performing Arts general education requirements.
Are you intrigued about the opportunity but need to hear about it in more detail? Curious about how to make this happen? Or perhaps would like to hear about the logistics of walking across Spain with nothing but what you carry on your back? Come to the info session for this special presentation. What should I expect along this hike? Come hear about the towns you will walk through and the places we’ll stay. Learn about the culture and history of the Camino de Santiago and hear about the artistic adventures that await you in Summer 2021!
Applications for Camino UNC Study Abroad begin early this year! So come and find out what is required to be able to go! Explore Spain with us this summer!
Former faculty member Jeff Whetstone has written a lovely article for the Southern Cultures August issue featuring the photography and writing of BFA Alum Diego Camposeco, who passed away in 2019. You can see the article abstract here: https://www.southerncultures.org/article/a-south-in-every-north/ (access to the article requires institutional access through Project Muse, via the UNC libraries proxy with an onyen login).
Art History major Sally Sasz passed on July 6 while hiking in Utah. We are deeply saddened by her loss and our condolences go out to her family and friends. Sally was a Morehead-Cain Scholar, and they have posted a moving tribute to her here: http://www.moreheadcain.org/2020/07/in-memory-of-sally-sasz-21/
Congratulations to this year’s departmental recipients of Chancellor’s Awards: Carolyn Bucknall received the Undergraduate Prize in Art History and Caroline Allen the Alexander Julian Prize. You can read their personal statements here: https://chancellorsawards.unc.edu/2020-recipients/