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).
Dr. Amy Kirschke
Amy Kirschke served as editor of Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance, recently 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'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 recently began design work on a new exhibition catalogue for the Cameron Art Museum exhibit José Bernal: Obra del Arte on view through February, 2016. He is also curating an upcoming exhibit at the CAM entitled "From Barrel to Bag: Selling Flour to America" that is scheduled to open in Spetember of 2016.
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.
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 has will be installing a site-specific installation in the upcoming exhibitions:
Dec. 3, 2015- Feb. 27, 2016
A site-specific installation at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA.(pictured right, photo courtesy of Andi Steele)
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Some Abstraction Required
April 5- June 12, 2016
Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC
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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.