Reuben Bloom’s Artist Lecture

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.

Art and Art Therapy


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

Out and Around Town

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