ART HISTORY FACULTY
Dr. Nicholas Hudson
Dr. Hudson returns to classes at UNCW after a summer of research in Greece. Dr. Hudson continued his work with the Molyvoti, Thrace Archaeological Project (MTAP), sponsored by Princeton University and the 19th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities (Komotini). This year's field season was reserved for the study and analysis of the previous seasons' excavations. Dr. Hudson also spent time completing an analysis and an article on pottery finds at the archaeological site of Maroneia located on the Aegean coast of Thrace. Before returning home to Wilmington, Dr. Hudson co-hosted an international workshop in Athens on Egyptian pottery. The two-day workshop (July 15-16) was sponsored by the Levantine Ceramics Project, of which Dr. Hudson is an editor for the region of Egypt, and it was held at the Danish Institute at Athens, located in historic Plaka. The workshop was a success by all accounts, though Dr. Hudson may have eaten too much.
Dr. Amy Kirschke
Amy Kirschke, Professor of Art and Art History, was awarded the "Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow for 2016: at the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Up to twelve positions are awarded at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visuals Arts, National Gallery of Art, Annual. The selection process is an international competition. Kirschke will work on her book "Black Ink: The Political Cartoons of Romare Bearden."
Dr. Vibeke Olson
Vibeke Olson's essay, "Penetrating theVoid: Picturing the Wound in Christ's Side as a Performative Space," has been published in Wounds and Wound Repair in Medieval Culture, L. Tracy and K. DeVries, eds (Brill, 2015), pp. 313-339
Vibeke Olson's also recently published: "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.
STUDIO ART FACULTY
Donald Furst, Professor of Art, recently won purchase awards in national juried print exhibitions. Furst's mezzotint print 3:20 a.m. (pictured at right) was acquired by The Fort Wayne (Indiana) Museum of Art, the Atlanta Printmaking Studio, and Cal Poly Pomona for its university collection. The College of Notre Dame Maryland (Baltimore) purchased the sandblast mezzotint Approach-Avoidance.
Ned Irvine was awarded a research reassignment for the spring 2016 semester to finalize his upcoming exhibition at the CAM entitled, From Barrel to Bag: The Art of Selling Flour that is scheduled to open in Spetember of 2016. Irvine is curating the exhibit, writing one of the catalogue's essays, and designing the catalogue.
Courtney Johnson's work was recently featured in Artfields in Lake City, SC and at the Greenville Art Museum in Greenville, NC. Works from her In-Cells series were published in "Fading From Memory: An Exploration of Instant Film". Johnson also received a Professional Development Award to travel to London this summer.
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.
Studio Art professor Anne Lindberg's ART 101 skateboard deck design project was the subject of a recent panel discussion at Randall Library and an exhibit that opened September 30. The panel group covered topics such as skate culture at UNCW, applied learning, and campus collaboration with local businesses like Permanent Vacation and others.
Anne Lindberg, Subhan Anwari, UNCW alum and owner, Permanent Vacation Skate & Surf Shop and students Melissa Ross, Bailey Kennedy and Jeremy Brown. The student-designed skateboard decks are on display in an exhibit entitled "Dubtown Skate - Skateboarding Culture & Applied Learning at UNCW".
Andi Steele recently installed her work, Ghost Hammocks (pictured below), on the Artship Olympia, an exhibition of site specific installations on the historic Cruiser Olympia, moored at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. The exhibition runs through October 2, 2016. Click here and here for more information.
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.
The work from Mr. Wilcox's NC Arts Council Fellowship was included in two exhibitions during 2015. A piece acquired by the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, NC was included in their exhibition, Testing Testing: Painting and Sculpture since 1960 from the Permanent Collection, three other pieces were included in the Point & Counterpoint: NC Arts Council Fellows 2014-2015 exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC. Mr. Wilcox continues to pursue this body of work and is preparing for an exhibition at New Elements Gallery in Wilmington, NC in October 2016.