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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.
Raleigh native André Leon Gray is a self-trained artist who works in a variety of media to examine the impact of history on present day power structures and social hierarchies. He transforms mundane objects and materials into powerful social commentaries to encourage conversations among his diverse audience.
Dr. Nina Eidsheim, University of California at Los Angeles
Join us for the opening of the Stone Center’s exhibition and tribute to the life and work of Phil Freelon, renowned architect, artist, humanist and philanthropist. This exhibition, entitled Meditations on the Idea of Sacred Space: The Life and Work of Phil Freelon, focuses on his professional life and accomplishments as this nation’s foremost designer of African American arts and cultural spaces. We will feature examples of his awardwinning designs along with interviews and intimate portraits of his life from his beginnings as a precocious and talented student in Philadelphia, to his crowning achievement as Chief Architect for the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.