ARTS


4/24/2018 1:11am

Art students outside of South Building take turns speaking out against Chancellor Folt and the condition of Hanes Art Center on Monday. 

Folt Revolt protestors claim that Arts Everywhere initiative is not enough

“This is not about feelings. It is about the spotlight on Arts Everywhere, a hollow platitude that gives the school a façade of interest in the arts with zero actual commitment to this department," said studio art graduate student John DeKemper.  In an attempt to draw attention to the lack of funding for the UNC Department of Art, dozens of UNC students protested Monday afternoon in what they called the Carol Folt Revolt.


4/5/2018 7:55am

Moving forward after Arts Everywhere Day, UNC has a long term goal of increasing interest in the arts.

Despite Arts Everywhere initiative, UNC arts staff feels neglected by University

Arts initiatives like Arts Everywhere are creating a public platform for the arts at UNC, integrating them into campus life through new events, performances and installations of public art. But despite this visible appreciation for the arts, there are still signs of internal neglect. Many arts facilities on campus are in disrepair and have been for years. Sabine Gruffat, associate professor of studio art at UNC, pointed out that there’s no public space on campus for contemporary art.


2/27/2018 10:59pm

Photo courtesy of Kennedy Prints!

Column: Art and guns

It’s hard to retain perspective – to advocate for moderation, instead of quantum leaps of progress – in the wake of a tragedy as mind-numbingly horrific as the Parkland shooting. I, as much as the next appalled, pro-gun-control observer, want all the guns gone. Now, preferably.  

1/28/2018 7:32pm

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Review: 'Paddington 2' deserves its 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes

"Paddington 2"’s 100 percent fresh review on Rotten Tomatoes isn’t a bit or some meme taken too far. The recently released film deserves the praise it's receiving as it not only entertains the audience, but also teaches lessons we all need to hear in ways only a movie geared for children can.  


11/14/2017 10:00pm

Landscape painter speaks at Hanes Art Center about the American aesthetic

Marc Handelman, an artist who works in painting, installation, books, film/video and photography, spoke at the NCU ART & Art History Artist Talk at Hanes Arts Center on Tuesday night.  Handelman said a lot of his painting draws on American aesthetics, so much of which is rooted in 19th century American landscape painting. His work explores how forms of rhetoric in landscape and nature appear in today’s art and politics. 


10/29/2017 11:07pm

How to avoid cultural appropriating costumes this Halloween

As Halloween quickly approaches, the concept of cultural appropriation versus cultural appreciation becomes a hot topic surrounding costumes worn leading up to and on the holiday.  A wide variety of Halloween costumes draw large amounts of debate every year, but where should society draw the line between costumes that misappropriate other cultures and races and those that embrace and appreciate them? 


10/23/2017 7:50pm

Rachel Medlin

Word On The Street: What is your favorite Halloween memory?

With Hallo-weekend quickly approaching, students at Chapel Hill are getting their costumes ready and waiting for the highly anticipated festivities. Whether you’ll be watching "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Varsity Theatre, monster-mashing with friends or joining the thousands on Franklin Street come Halloween night, it is sure to be a thriller.