CULTURE


4/24/2018 9:19pm

Ceramic works by Becca Kenney displayed below a photograph by Xiaoyin Chen. Photo by Jubal Strube

UNC seniors show off their work in "cl/us/ter"

The entire exhibit is tied to the Arts 500 senior seminar that serves as a capstone class to the studio art major at UNC. The class is taught by Jim Hirschfield and is filled with video artists, animators, painters, photographers and much more. 


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.


4/23/2018 8:19pm

Photographs by John Jon (left) and Indaia Whitcombe (right) for the People/Place/Perception exhibit explore ideas of personal identity and its relation to place.

Photography students display semester’s work in Union exhibition

“I think people should come to support the students,” said Professor Gesche Würfel, who teaches the ARTS 515: Advanced Photography course. Students in the class have been working on a semester-long photo exhibition, "people | place | perception," that is on display in the Union Underground Gallery until May 7.


4/22/2018 8:23pm

Daniel Valder

How will UNC students celebrate LDOC?

It's the last week of classes, which means it's time to finish papers and projects, but most importantly, figuring out what you're doing for LDOC. Staff writer Jessica Hardison asked UNC students, "How do you plan to celebrate the end of classes?"


4/20/2018 12:39am

UNC alum and Grammy-nominated country singer, Tift Merritt, is performing in Memorial Hall on April 20. Photo by Alexandra Valenti.

Grammy-nominated singer Tift Merritt discusses her return to UNC

UNC alum, Raleigh native Tift Merritt is on tour with her recent album "Stitch of the World," which she recorded in four days, and she is stopping to perform at her alma mater. Having started a band as a student, she says for those considering a music career to have courage and ask the hard questions.

4/19/2018 8:36pm

Liz Zarzar and Lydia English browse through records at Schoolkids Records in Chapel Hill.

Independent record stores are alive — and this Record Store Day, they're ready to sell out

Record stores are alive and well, and Record Store Day wants to make sure you know it. Featuring band appearances, limited edition records and tons of exclusives, there is no better time to start or expand your collection. Come out this Saturday, April 21, to local record stores, such as Schoolkids Records, to get special deals and merchandise.  Current UNC students, such as sophomore Robert Fisher, have found a sense of passion and sentimentality through buying records. “If they’re my favorite albums from (an artist), I feel like I need them in a physical form for some reason,” Fisher said. “It’s also a good way to keep track of your favorite albums through time.” 


4/18/2018 8:41pm

Allison Coleman, American, born 1977: Pine-Sol, 2017, oil on panel, 24 x 48 inches. Collection of the artist.

MFA class of 2018 debuts final work with "Versus"

The UNC Masters of Fine Arts Class of 2018 is set to display their selected works under the theme “versus” at the Ackland Art Museum. Each artist will show their own interpretation of the broader theme they share as a cohort.


4/17/2018 9:47pm

Caleb Puchalski, a.k.a. Doris Locht, puts on makeup. Photo by Summer Lawrence.

Who will be crowned Miss Womanless 2018? You decide!

 “The talent portion is quite incredible,” said Grayson Hahn, who will be competing under the name Belle Tower. “We have a lot of interesting and unexpected talents from people that I think people will be very surprised to see. It’s very entertaining and very funny.”