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The arts are a central part of the Carolina experience. Each day, diverse arts programs and courses connect members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community to one another and to the ever-changing local and global culture. Transformative and dynamic, the arts reflect the University's pursuit of new knowledge and commitment to public service.
John Vance is a studio artist taking classes in pottery. But he also designs album art and runs an upcycle clothing line.
In a research study, a group of dancers at Carolina provided dance lessons to people struggling with diabetes. Their findings led them to launch a student organization offering dance workshops and social support to anyone struggling with a chronic illness
The Carolina junior is using his musical abilities to promote healing and help improve the quality of life at local retirement communities and hospitals.
DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance features the work of visual artist Fahamu Pecou, who elevates and recontextualizes Black life and death to inspire hope, healing, and a sense of justice. The exhibition seeks to reframe the political and societal violence against Black bodies in America by incorporating imagery from African-based spiritual traditions. This exhibition will be on display in the Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum from Sept. 19 through Nov. 21.
For the past few years, I have been looking at images of Americana: doll collections, gun collections, antique furniture, yearbooks, toys, etc. Perhaps as an instinctive response to try to make sense of our current culture by looking back. Or maybe to find connections that may explain why our history seems so present and unresolved.
Present is the culmination of the ARTS 499 class, led by instructor Gesche Würfel. Using a large variety of mediums--namely sculpture, painting, collage, photography, screen printing and digital media--we are addressing a variety of modern issues; some broad, and some very personal to the artist.