Feature Articles
 For more information about this article or gallery, please call the gallery phone number listed in the last line of the article, "For more info..."

August Issue 2008

McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Undergraduates

The McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC, is presenting, Launched: 3rd Annual North Carolina Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, on view through Aug. 23, 2008. The exhibit features the work of ten artists working in a variety of mediums from three Universities in the North Carolina system: UNC Charlotte, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Greensboro. Renowned artist and Art Department Chair at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Clarence Morgan adjudicated this year's exhibition. The chosen work represents a clearly articulated statement of content and exhibited artistic merit.

The following participants were selected to showcase their work in Launched: from UNC Charlotte, Nathaniel Lancaster (painting), Austin Ballard (mixed media), Meghan Donoghue (painting), Alyssa Reiser (painting) and Lorraine Turi (photography.) Representing UNC Greensboro are Karen Lepage (painting), J. Robert McKnight (photography) and Ken Kirkpatrick (mixed media). From UNC Chapel Hill are Ripley Whiteside (mixed media) and Rosemary Winn (photography). The chosen work embodies the diverse range and emerging artistic talent present and working in North Carolina's Colleges.

Juror Clarence Morgan was encouraged by the students' work, "The work selected for inclusion in this exhibition provides hope that curiosity and passion remains the engine that drives the imagination. What I observed in this work is a declaration of artistic courage and unapologetic zeal for self-expression." In addition, he said "Having the opportunity to serve as juror for Launched proved to be a vivid reminder of the diversity of viewpoints and range of ideas that surround artistic expression at this point in history."

This exhibition is sponsored by UNC Charlotte and TIAA Cref.

The McColl Center for Visual Art is an artists' residency program and gallery dedicated to promoting contemporary art and supporting artists regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Center's goal is to present art and artists in a way that engages and enriches the public while revealing the creative process through open studios, outreaches, community projects, and educational programs.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 704/332-5535 ext. 29 or visit (www.mccollcenter.org).

[ | August'08 | Feature Articles | Gallery Listings | Home | ]


Carolina Arts is published monthly by Shoestring Publishing Company, a subsidiary of PSMG, Inc. Copyright© 2008 by PSMG, Inc., which published Charleston Arts from July 1987 - Dec. 1994 and South Carolina Arts from Jan. 1995 - Dec. 1996. It also publishes Carolina Arts Online, Copyright© 2008 by PSMG, Inc. All rights reserved by PSMG, Inc. or by the authors of articles. Reproduction or use without written permission is strictly prohibited. Carolina Arts is available throughout North & South Carolina.