Casey Scharling's Students Design and Execute Mural for the Cameron School of Business
The Arts, Business and Literature, Innovation, power, ethics, prosperity—these are some of the themes explored in a vivid new mural created by UNCW art students in Cameron Hall. The large 45 by 5 foot mural is designed to inspire students to think about the social and economic lessons of the past and possibilities for the future. Students from the Summer Session II course, ART 495 created the eye-catching and thought-provoking synthesis of business-related ideas using themes from The Great Gatsby, Atlas Shrugged and Death of a Salesman.View an image of the mural.
ART HISTORY FACULTY
Dr. Vibeke Olson
Dr. Olson's paper, entitled, "Embodying the Saint: Mystical Visions, Maria Lactans and the Miracle of Mary's Milk", was presented at the conference, "Matter of Faith" in October. The paper will be subsequently published in the conference proceedings.
Dr. Amy Kirschke
Amy Kirschke will be presenting the Africa Day Celebration lecture at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth South Africa on May 23rd, 2013. The lecture is in conjunction with Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy. Dr. Kirschke will also teach a series of classes at NMMU in the art department and at the university wide level.
Dr. Nicholas Hudson
Dr. Nicholas Hudson presented his current research on the archaeological site of Tell Timai in a talk entitled "Of Pots and People: Updates from the Field, Tell Timai, Egypt," at Cornell University, Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America.”
STUDIO ART FACULTY
Vicky Smith is the recipient of a 2011-12 Regional Artist Grant.The grant funds a project consisting of locating and mining clay thoughout North Carolina and making wall art with the starting point being the clay site. The project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources with additional funding from local arts councils in Cumberland, Moore, New Hanover and Robeson counties.
Smith has also received an invitation to Prespa's Ceramic Colony in Resen, Macedonia. The colony, established in the 1970s, attracts renowned artists from all over the world. The organization is included in the UNESCO International Academy of Ceramics..
In May, 2012, Shannon Bourne and UNCW studio art alumni Aubrey Hedrick and Charmaine Ortiz participated with dozens of other artists and volunteers in the “Big Print Block Party Art Festival” held in Carolina Beach, NC. Throughout the day, each participating artist was able to make three prints of his or her block and a total of 33 prints were pulled. Each print was carved from 4 x 6.5 ft. woodblocks. On the day of the event, the blocks were inked with large rollers, placed on the street, covered with fabric, and driven over with a paving roller to produce a final print. Each step of the process required many people, good camaraderie, and a large amount of physical strength.
This was the third year Jennifer Page, proprietor of Cape Fear Press in Carolina Beach has organized the Big Block Print Party.
The prints from this year’s event as well as some from previous years will be on exhibition at UNCW in the Creative Arts Building Mezzanine Gallery through the month of September.
Professor Ann Conner exhibited recently in Democratic National Convention Exhibit, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC; Two Visions, Ann Conner & Karen Crouch, New Elements Gallery, Wilmington NC; Flatbed New Editions, Flatbed Press Gallery, Austin, TX; and Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco, TX. She has a new publication of woodcuts Bel-Air 1-4 printed at Grenfell Press, New York, NY. Recent collections include Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Capital One Austin, TX; and Levine Cancer Institute, Charlotte, NC. (Pictured left: Brentwood 1, woodcut printed and published at Flatbed Press, Austin, TX.)
Professor Donald Furst is currently exhibiting a mezzotint titled X = in the British International Miniature Print Exhibition, London.
Furst was recently invited to display two intaglio prints in “Multiple Encounters 2012; Indo U.S. Print Exhibition” at the National Academy of Art, New Delhi, India. In Echolalia pictured left.
Ned Irvine is currently designing Cameron Art Museum: The First Fifity Years for the Cameron Art Museum as well as a book that highlights the Cameron's collections. The books will be published in December, 2012 to mark the museum's 50th anniversary.
Irvine also received a Charles L. Cahill Award in 2012 to research the GramLee Collection of Early American Wood Engravings at West Virginia University.
Courtney Johnson received a Charles L. Cahill Award in 2012 to take underwater photographs from all 19 fishing piers along the North Carolina coast. The resulting body of work will be the subject of Light Lure, a solo exhibition at the UNCW Art Gallery in the Cultural Arts Building from January 17 through February 22, 2013.
Johnson will be creating three large-scale site-specific cliché-verre pieces for the University of Central Florida’s new Career Services Experiential Learning Building.
Johnson’s work is currently on view in Photography Now at Jenkins Johnson Gallery in New York and at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT where she will be teaching a two-day workshop on cliché-verre in September.
Johnson’s work will also be included in the upcoming exhibition DPI @ 30 in the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts from October 4 through November 17.
Andi Steele will install Vaulted (image on right) in Grand Rapids, MI as part of ArtPrize, September 19–October 7 and Contrary in the Tri-State Sculptors Exhibition, East Carolina University, September 4–October 5. Both sculptures will be fabricated out of steel conduit.
Steele will present a workshop, Eastern Style Papermaking and its Sculptural Applications, at the Tri-State Sculptors Conference.
IIn June 2012, Toll’s work was featured in a solo exhibition at Gallery 621, Wilmington, NC. Other summer exhibits included; Home, Acme’s 20th Anniversary at Acme Art Studios, Wilmington, NC and Night Paintings, Asolare Fine Arts Foundation, the Atrium Gallery in the Park Building, Winston Salem, NC.
Upcoming fall exhibitions include; the Greenville Museum of Art Juried Exhibition September 2012 and Hey Diddle Diddle, sponsored by Cabarrus Arts Council in Concord, NC, October 22 through December 19, 2012
Participant in five Paint a Future projects since 2007, Pam contributed roughly twenty paintings, many sold to realize children’s dreams. The most recent fruits of this effort are a camp in Moldavia (2012) and the promise of education for South African Crecencia, who wants to be a teacher (2012).
Toll’s painting, The Last Goodbye was chosen as the signature piece for the upcoming Pink Ribbon Gala at New Hanover Regional Hospital October 4. The painting’s sale will fund comfort bags for women cancer patients at the hospital and the Healing Arts services for patients.
Toll is planning another art residency abroad for UNCW art students at Burren College of Art in County Claire, Ireland, May 2013. In the summer of 2011 Toll traveled with ten UNCW students to Macedonia. The group traveled to historic, artistic and archaeological sites in Skopje, Bitola, Heraclea and Ohrid before taking up residence in the village Sloestica to paint and sculpt.