If you passed by our Art Galleries recently and noticed two empty spaces, have no fear because those empty spaces have been filled! Today we opened with two new shows. In the Ross Gallery we are exhibiting Blur: A Community Portrait Project featuring Atlanta based photographer Melissa Alexander along with guest curator Jonell Logan. Ms Alexander’s artist lecture and reception will be held on Thursday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall with a reception following at 5:30 p.m. in the Ross Gallery.
In the Overcash Gallery we have opened our annual Holiday Art Market. All items are for sale and nothing is priced higher than $50. All art is handmade by our student body and faculty and we have some beautiful items for sale! The opening reception for the Holiday Art Market is November 6 from 5-7 p.m. in the Art Galleries.
There’s still time to come and see the Shift exhibition! The last day of the show will be Thursday, October 3, so be sure to swing by today or tomorrow for one last look!
If you missed our first two artist lectures for Shift, do not worry because we have one more left! We will have the pleasure of listening to Amanda Foshag this Monday at 3 p.m. She will be speaking on Central Campus in Tate Hall in the Overcash Center. This talented lady will be sharing about her process as a fiber artist. If you have seen her work in the Art Galleries, then you already know that she employs intricate weaving and knotting techniques (and so much more) into her art. We hope to see you all there!
If you are one of the many people who have visited the Art Gallery and were curious about the artworks above, then you definitely do not want to miss Heather Lewis’ artist lecture! She will be speaking tomorrow September 26 at 10 a.m. in Tate Hall, which is located in Overcash Center. Her work touches on the themes of loss and grief, but inspires hope at the same time. We will look forward to seeing you there!
Would you like to know what is going on in this photograph? What could be the inspiration and the story behind it? Come to Reuben’s artist lecture this Thursday, September 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, Overcash Center. Reuben will discuss his photography currently on display in the Art Galleries.
Meet Heather Lewis, another talented artist from the Shift exhibition. Heather has used a tragedy from her own life as inspiration for her art. Through the process of using art as art therapy she was able to find a way to cope. Her work is touching and thought provoking and a real tribute to the life of someone she loved. Many of our gallery visitors have connected strongly with her work and the story behind it.
Heather will also have an artist lecture Thursday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m. in Tate Hall.
Photo Credit: Arts Everywhere UNC
Reuben Bloom is one of our currently exhibiting artists in the Shift exhibition. His photography has sparked a lot of interest. Reuben’s creative compositions and subject matter have been a source of fascinating discourse. Here are a few shots of Reuben at work. Reuben’s creative process, he says, is to take his camera and walk around town (especially areas undergoing new development) looking for interesting items to photograph. This can be anything from a piece of plastic caught on a fence to an Independence sign stuffed into a shopping cart. There is a lot going on in his mind while he is working. Reuben is not only interested in photography compositionally, but also, he is intrigued by what is not readily visible. He asks himself, “How did this get here?”, “Why was it left like this?”, “What is the story behind this?”. These questions and more we have been trying to answer in the gallery with our visitors. Make sure to stop by the Ross and Overcash Galleries to see Reuben’s photography!
Do not miss Reuben’s Artist Lecture! Thursday, September 26 at 10 a.m. in Tate Hall
Photo Credit: Logan Cyrus
Here’s a behind the scenes look into the studio of Amanda Foshag! Amanda is one of our artists currently exhibiting in the Ross and Overcash Galleries. She’s been generous enough to share a look into her home art studio. By looking at the pictures we can get an inside look in her process as an artist. Whether she is weaving on her loom or working on her intricately designed sculptures, it is easy to imagine her hard at work wrapped up in her creative process!
Don’t miss Amanda’s Artist Lecutre Monday, September 30 at 3 p.m. in Tate Hall, Overcash Center
Photo Credit: Alexis Howard
One of our upcoming exhibitions has been written up “The Charlotte Post”! Click on the link below to read the article. Blur: A Community Portrait Project will be on display from October 16 – December 12. Also, don’t forget about our Photography Session Days. Those will be held August 26 and 27, Monday and Tuesday from 3-7:00 p.m. in the Ross Gallery. Be sure to stop by and have your portrait taken!
This exhibition has everything in it. We have sculpture, photography and even art therapy. Shift features three different artists; Reuben Bloom, Amanda Foshag and Heather Lewis. These three talented artists will make you think about life in new and challenging ways. As docents, we are excited to share the stories behind these pieces with you and we hope that you will find them as thought provoking as we do.