Arts and Entertainment

‘I Like Swap’ Invites Gallery Visitors to Make a Trade

The Department of Art & Art History presents I Like Swap, an interactive and experimental exhibition in Rowe Lower Gallery, through April 3.

Currently an Artist-In-Residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art, Erin V. Sotak has been a visiting artist in the art department this semester, working with UNC Charlotte professor Mary Tuma's installation class to create I Like Swap.  The focus of the collaboration is to encourage students to take risks in expression, experimentation, and exploration as they develop a personal visual language.

The Secret is Out: Frank Warren to Speak at UNC Charlotte

Frank Warren, the creator of community blog project “PostSecret,” has received more than half a million highly personal and artfully decorated anonymously mailed postcards since 2004. Each Sunday, he handpicks 20 to post to his website. Some are witty and charming; others delve into darker and more private places.

Warren will speak about his project at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Cone University Center, McKnight Hall. This free, public event is co-sponsored by Campus Activities Board and the Distinguished Speakers Forum.

Master Woodcarver to Serve as Africana Artist-in-Residence

Nigerian master woodcarver, structure designer, folklorist and environmental activist Kasali Akangbe will serve as the 2013 Africana Artist-in-Residence at UNC Charlotte.

During his residency, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7, through Tuesday, March 12, Akangbe will create a body of works titled “Diverse Faces/Linked Fate.” He also will conduct workshops and demonstrations on woodcarving at the University and the Harvey B. Gantt Center and give public presentations on the intersections of folklore, rituals and environmental activism in his art.

Famed Choreographer Jawole Zollar at UNC Charlotte Center City

 As part of Black History Month, Jawole Willa Jo Sollar, founder and artistic director of Urban Bush Women, will share her perspectives on art as a tool for liberation in a conversation scheduled for 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at UNC Charlotte Center City. In addition to the interview and question-and-answer period, facilitated by dance professor Takiya Nur Amin, there will be a brief movement demonstration by Urban Bush Women members.

CATS Blue Line Artwork to be Displayed in Storrs

UNC Charlotte’s Storrs Gallery will host an exhibition of art proposed for Charlotte Area Transit System’s Blue Line light rail extension starting Monday, Jan. 14.

This display, which will be exhibited through Thursday, Feb. 28, will be the first opportunity for the public to view the proposed works. In 2009, 16 artists were selected to integrate art into the light rail system. 

Student Union Gallery to Feature Local Artist Pam Winegard

The exhibit “Archetypal Dysfunction,” featuring works by local artist Pam Winegard, will open Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Student Union Art Gallery. An opening reception is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23.

“Archetypal Dysfunction” focuses on creating a visual conversation about community identity. According to Winegard, the body of work “reflects the ambiguity of time and place” while “emphasizing how we manipulate our environment and the people living in (it).”