ART HISTORY FACULTY
Dr. Nicholas Hudson
Nicholas Hudson has two new publications on his field research in Egypt appearing in Bulletin de Liaison de la Céramique Égyptienne 24 (cover pictured right), published by the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale, Cairo. The titles of the two works are “Preliminart report on the pottery at Tell Timai (Thmuis)” (pages 14-49) and “Late 4th century BC pottery from Tell Timai (Thmuis)” (pages 241-266).
Summer field work, 2014
Nicholas Hudson participated in three archaeological excavations this summer. In early June he spent a week at with the Omrit Archaeological Project in northern Israel as an invited ancient pottery consultant. From Israel he travelled to Jordan where he continued his work with the Wadi Araba Archaeological Research Project (WAARP) at Bir Madhkur with George Washington University for three weeks before heading to Greece. In Greece he spent three weeks working on what will be an ongoing collaboration with the Molyvolti, Thrace, Archaeological Project with Princeton University..
Dr. Amy Kirschke
Amy Kirschke served as editor of Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance, just released by University Press of Mississippi.
Complete with seventy-two black and white illustrations, Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance is a collection of essays that explore how a system of patronage and sexism marginalized some remarkable visual artists.
In addition to Kirschke, contributing essayists include Renée Ater, Kirsten Pai Buick, Susan Earle, Lisa Farrington, Melanie Herzog, Theresa Leininger-Miller and Cary D. Wintz - all leaders in the field of African American Art.
Read more about Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance at http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1675
Dr. Vibeke Olson
Vibeke Olson has a new publication, "Embodying the Saint: Mystical Visions, Maria Lactans and the Miracle of Mary’s Milk,” in Matter of Faith: An Interdisciplinary Study of Relics and Relic Veneration in the Medieval Period, British Museum Research Publication No. 195, James Robinson, Lloyd de Beer, Anna Harnden, eds. (British Museum, London, 2014), pp. 151-158.
Olson also recently presented a paper on her one of her current areas of research, “Sensation! The Role of Sight, Sound, Touch and Taste in the Quest for Salvation” at the Sixteenth Century Society annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She also presented other current work being done in collaboration with colleagues in EVS on the application of geographic information systems (GIS) to the study of Romanesque capital distribution in the Brionnais (France) at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo and at the All Things Stone colloquium in Lincoln, UK this summer.
STUDIO ART FACULTY
Donald Furst, Professor of Art, is currently exhibiting his mezzotint print Afterglow in “Layers of Identity” at the Jerusalem Print Workshop in Israel. Previously, this print was exhibited in The Harnett Biennial of American Prints at the University of Richmond, Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition at Hilo, Hawaii, and Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, where it received a juror’s award.
Ned Irvine recently completed design for a new exhibition catalogue for the Cameron Art Museum for the exhibit Hiroshi Sueyoshi: Matter of Reverence on view through April, 2015.
He also recently worked as project manager with studio colleague Pam Toll to design stained glass windows for the B'Nai Israel Congregation synagogue in Wilmington.
Courtney Johnson's Cycle of Cities I: Collapse was featured in a solo exhibit at The Gallery at SALT Studio in Wilmington from August 22 -- September 20, 2014.
Several pieces from Courtney Johnson's Light Lure series were included in Old School: Historical Methods in Contemporary Practice at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, the art museum of Longwood University from November 8, 2014 through January 31, 2015.
Eric's work was exhibited in the Wilmington Collects Art Exhibition at Cameron Art Museum this Summer and participated in a "conversation with the artists" lecture/discussion. Eric's beginning drawing class attended the event and drew beforehand from the CAM space and artwork. The two works included in the exhibition were from the "Portrait of my Father" series.
He also exhibited new drawings in an exhibition at New Elements Gallery in downtown Wilmington that opened in September, 2014. The drawings are a continuation of the "Tree", "History Walls", and "Levels of Architecture" series. The works are pencil, charcoal, and enamel on paper.
Anne's art work was recently hung in Chancellor Bill Sederberg's office. At left is a photo of Anne and the Chancellor in front of her work.
Lindberg recently exhibited work (including a collaborative piece with UNCW faculty Aaron Wilcox) at the three person exhibition Pictorial/Sculptural at the Contemporary Art Gallery at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley from October 6--November 6 2014.
Her most recent solo exhibit, ANNE LINDBERG: IN THE PINES was on display in UNCW's Cultural Arts Gallery from January 15–February 19. The exhibit featured new paintings and mixed media drawings based on map imagery of the longleaf pine ecosystem was supported by a Charles L. Cahill Research Award.
Andi Steele installed BURST at the Ross Gallery in Charlotte, NC. It was on exhibit May 14th-August 7, 2014.
Andi also presented a collaborative installation/performance as part of the SARUS festival (August 21-24) in Wilmington, NC. (pictured left below )
Her sculpture, My Place, (pictured right below) was juried into the Sense of Place exhibition (September 12-October 17th) at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta, GA.
In May 2014, Pam Toll was invited to KTO Karatay University's International Science, Culture and Art Days in Konya, Turkey where she painted in a large university atrium open to students, the public and press. Sixty-two artists from thirty countries wielded brushes and exchanged ideas, books, philosophical and cultural views. Her paintings are on exhibit in the Karatay University Atrium, open to the public until the 2015 symposium.
Toll also completed a series of drawings of ten stained glass windows for the B'Nai Israel Congregation synagogue in Wilmington. Colleague Ned Irvine, served as project manager and translated the drawings into computer renderings for the project. The design was unanimously approved by the synagogue's design committee and the windows were installed in November 2014.
Aaron was named as a recipient of a 2014 North Carolina Arts Council Visual Artist Fellowship Grant. These grants are awarded every other year to support the creative development of N.C. artists. Mr. Wilcox intends to use the terms of the fellowship to create a series of large Mounds and drawings and travel — the source of inspiration. This project is supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.