Fine & Applied Arts Department News and Updates

Studio Art Faculty member Jon Hoffman Exhibits Work



more information at: http://www.blackcreekarts.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=23


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Congratulations AFA & GRD student April Honbarger

April has received the AJ Fletcher Foundation Work Study Scholarship at the Penland School of Crafts. April has been selected from a competitive number of applicants to receive this prestigious scholarship.  She will work and study at Penland this summer and further her knowledge of Photographic processes.
more information on Penland at: http://www.penland.org
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Instructor Stephen Hayes Opening at Waterworks



Now through May 6th,  2015

more information: http://www.waterworks.org

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Studio Art Faculty Members Exhibiting Nationally


Studio Art Faculty Member: Anna Kenar


Studio Art Faculty Member: Antoine Williams

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Gauguin painting breaks sale record at nearly $300m


A painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Paul Gauguin has been sold for $300m (£197m), making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.

Nafea Faa Ipoipo, or When Will You Marry?, was painted in 1892 and had been owned by a Swiss collector.

Unconfirmed reports suggest it was sold to a museum in Qatar.

The small oil-rich state paid the previous highest price for a painting, a work by Paul Cezanne which sold for a reported £158m.

Before its sale, the Gauguin artwork had been owned by Rudolf Staechelin, a collector from Basel.

For decades it had been on loan to the Kunstmuseum Basel but Mr Staechelin decided to sell the painting after a disagreement with the museum, US media report.

read on at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31183733

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Studio Art Faculty Member attends Ceramics Workshop


Image: taken by peter goff on January 22, 2015 at the John C. Campbell Folk School- Kiln Shed

Studio Art faculty member Peter Goff attended a week long ceramics workshop at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown North Carolina. Instructor Mark Peters taught the class how to make their functional pottery more lively through stamping and various altering techniques. The pieces produce durning the workshop were fired to cone 10 (2381 Fahrenheit) in a gas kiln picture above. The techniques learned during the workshop will passed on to Ceramics one/two students this spring and next fall. If you would like to see some of the work produced during the workshop feel free to stop by Mr. Goff’s office (609 North Campus).

For more information about the Folk School and work-study opportunities: https://www.folkschool.org/index.php?section=articles&article_cat_id=24&article_id=97

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Congratulations to student Erikc Pérez-Pérez for his acceptance into Notre Dame


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Studio Art Faculty Grant Award

 Antoine Williams Awarded Ella Pratt Artists Grant


Image: Cause You are the Son of Slaves, Your Daddy was a Bastard | 2014 |Transfer on found paper on wood | 89”x 60”

The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Antoine plans to use the grant to create a new body of work, which looks at the connection between perception, race and power.
More about Antoine’s work at: http://rawgoods.org/home.html
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Studio Art Field Trip

 Studio Art Class visits McColl Center for Art +Innovation


This fall Studio Art Instructor Peter Goff  took his Sculpture One class to a studio visit with artist Frank Selby at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte. Just one of the many field  trips and first-hand experiences available in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts.

more at: http://www.frankselby.com + http://mccollcenter.org

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Music Field Trip

Music Classes visit Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

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This fall Music Instructor Caroline Simyon took her Music Appreciation classes to a performance at the Knight Theater in Charlotte. Yet another example of the many field  trips and first-hand experiences available in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts.
Interested in seeing a live performance?


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