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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.
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