The Ann Flack Boseman Gallery

2019-20 EXHIBITIONS

Ann Flack Boseman Gallery

Fall 2019

We Are UNCW 

AUG. 22-SEPT. 22
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 4:30-6 PM IN THE BOSEMAN GALLERY

The Ann Flack Boseman Gallery in the Fisher University Union offers a unique collection that features a variety of media from photography to sculpture on display year-round. This exhibit will showcase a selection of photographs and content from WE ARE UNCW profiles produced by the Office of University Relations. The collection, commemorating the 5th anniversary of the series, features the faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university who make UNCW shine.

Of The Earth

SEPT. 26-NOV. 1
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 4:30-6PM IN THE BOSEMAN GALLERY

In this collaborative exhibition, Lemuel Heida and Tricia Messenger combine their passion for artistic expression with the limitless possibilities of utilizing paper as a sculptural and functional medium.

Lemuel is a UNCW Studio Art alumnus with a focus in 100% handmade photographic images and mixed media sculpture. His approach to paper making is conventional and methodical. He works with natural fibers to create included and embossed paper sheets for his photographic images and sculptural work.

Tricia is a principally trained functional potter and a sculptural ceramicist. Her approach to paper making is experimental. She works with recycled paper to create colorful paper agate jewelry and pulp weavings.

Together, Lemuel and Tricia combine their artistic wisdom and techniques to create a fusion of new artwork that combines their love of paper with a variety of materials including twine, clay, and natural objects.

Windows to the World 

NOV. 7-DEC. 20
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 4:30-6PM IN THE BOSEMAN GALLERY

This photography exhibit, a partnership with the Office of International Programs, features photos submitted by students that have experienced international travel and education abroad in a way that has allowed them to see the world in a new light. These student photos will show various perspectives, worldviews, and overall cultural competence, and will include categories such as People/Animals/Nature, Seahawks Abroad, and Architecture & Cityscapes. Become familiar with the world from the view of others’ cameras, and be inspired to create your own journey. Visit the UNCW Study Abroad Facebook page for more information on how to submit your photo.

Spring 2020

Heroes on the Wall

JAN. 16-FEB. 14 
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 4:30-6PM IN THE BOSEMAN GALLERY

Everyone has heroes in their lives. Those heroes help give a sense of hope, freedom, belief and even strength. A lot of times these heroes are celebrities; athletes, artists, historical figures, actors and actresses. People put these heroes on posters, wallpapers, shirts, anything to help give a sense of hope and belief.

In alumnus ’19 Jalen Whitner’s show Heroes on the Wall, he speaks about his heroes and how he can represent them in everyday life. “As an artist, I seek inspiration and hope- As a kid I loved Michael Jordan, I thought MLK was coolest guy I learned about. They gave me so much inspiration as a child. When I was in my teens I played Drake and Kanye everyday on my way to school. Now In my mid 20s, J.Cole, Mac Miller, Nipsey Hussle and Basquiat help bring me inspiration not only as a man, but as a young artist . The inspiration never stopped, the list just grew. These pieces of artwork are not only my heroes, but the heroes of others as well. As an African American a lot of the pieces I create, I also create to show positive light towards the African American community. We have celebrities that not only inspire us as a culture but inspire many other cultures as well.”

All Student Show

FEB. 27-APRIL 10
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 4:30-6PM IN THE BOSEMAN GALLERY

This annual, juried exhibition features student work- any student from any major at UNCW can submit up to three pieces for consideration. Work ranges from drawings, watercolors, oils, photography, acrylics, ceramics, sculptures and experimental media. A UNC Wilmington alumnus/alumna or community member is selected to juror the show and selects the awards, and some chosen work will be purchased and absorbed into the Campus Life Permanent Art Collection. Last year’s winner of the Best in Show was Loraine Scalamoni, whose work can be viewed in the Fisher Student Center. Students who want to submit work should visit this page for details and complete the application- any UNCW student can apply!

Ann Flack Boseman Scholarship Show: Loraine Scalamoni  

APRIL 15 -AUG. 7 
RECEPTION: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 4:30-6PM IN THE BOSEMAN GALLERY

A UNCW student is selected annually by the faculty of the Department of Art and Art History for this merit-based honor. This is the only solo student exhibition hosted annually at the Boseman Gallery. This exhibit will feature the work of the Ann Flack Boseman Art Exhibition Award recipient, Loriane Scalamoni. Loraine is a Studio Art Major graduating in May 2020. Coming into UNCW as a non-traditional student, Loraine has had a previous career as a Fashion Illustrator in NYC. In her initial career, the focus was the figure and this has carried through to the work she creates now as well.

When speaking of her work, Loraine says, “The figure has been something that intrigued and inspired me from an early age. The way someone holds their head, the drape of a hand, the different shapes we all come in, the colors in skin. We are so varied and all beautiful in our own ways, and capturing that is my goal. This show is about the exploration of people and myself. There are figurative works as well as others showing the culmination of my journey through my classes at UNCW. I believe the information and experiences we are exposed to finds its way into our work.”