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  • Jackson Martin Opens Solo Sculpture Exhibition in Raleigh

    Posted: Wednesday, July 9 Sculptures by Jackson Martin, UNC Asheville assistant professor of art, are on display at The CUBE Gallery at Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh.

    A reception for the exhibition takes place in the gallery from 6-9 p.m.  on Friday, July 11, and Martin will give an artist talk at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1.

    For complete information visit the Art Department website.

  • Campus Accessibility Survey

    Posted: Tuesday, June 10 As part of UNC Asheville's ADA Compliance Committee's ongoing work, Disability Partners will be on campus this summer performing an accessibility survey.

    Their work began Monday, June 2, and will continue for three months.  During that time, Disability Partners will assess our campus buildings, parking facilities, and hard-surface pedestrian pathways for their ADA compliance.  Please accommodate the needs of the surveyors should they make a request to you or your department. 

    A public presentation will be given by Disability Partners during the fall semester, in which the campus community will be invited to attend. The findings of this survey will be used to plan and prioritize improvements to campus over the coming years. 

  • Highsmith Union Food Court Now Open

    Posted: Monday, June 2 Summer hours from June 2-August 1:

    Weekdays 7:30 am until 7 pm

    Breakfast: 7:30 am - 9:00 am 

    Lunch: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 

    Dinner: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Weekends 9:00 am until 7 pm

    Breakfast: 9:00 am - 11:00 am (Retail ONLY) 

    Lunch: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

    Dinner: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

    Retail and Grill options will be available in between meal periods.

  • Parking Lot and Road Closure for P17 Construction

    Posted: Monday, June 2 As part of the university's ongoing Campus Master Plan and Wayfinding efforts, some major improvements in pedestrian safety for students, faculty and staff will be under way this summer. This will require some re-routing of traffic and adjustments in parking around the Governors Hall/Phillips Hall area of campus.

    Currently, students walking from the Residence Halls to the Quad and academic buildings must cross University Heights at the Governors Hall bus stop and often walking through the middle of the visitor parking lot, P17, to get to the Quad, Library and other academic buildings.  This can be a dangerous situation for pedestrians. This project will create a pedestrian-only walkway through the parking lot as well as a large speed table on University Heights at the Governors Hall bus stop to facilitate a safer pedestrian crossing. The project will reconfigure the P17 visitor lot to accommodate this pedestrian-only accessible walkway to the quad, which will also serve as our Universal Path for Commencement and Convocation.  Students will no longer need to share this heavily traveled pedestrian path with vehicles.

     In order to begin construction of this project, the Department of Public Safety has announced the following lot and street closures and transit detours:

    On Sunday night, June 1, 2014, University Police will close parking lot P17.  Once the contractor is ready to begin work on the roadway, University Heights from Governors Hall to parking lot P18 in front of Phillips Hall will be closed.  Vehicles will not be allowed to travel on this section of University Heights while the road work is being completed.  I will provide updates to the campus with information on the road closure. The remainder of University Heights, Edgewood, and Campus Drive will remain open and accessible.

    On Monday, June 2, 2014, construction will begin in parking lot P17.  This construction project will prioritize pedestrian safety over vehicular convenience so that walking from the Residence Halls to the Academic areas on the core of campus will be a safer, more accessible experience for everyone.

     The project will be complete by the start of the academic year in August.  Once the project is complete, the 17 visitors spaces, 4 accessible spaces and the Chancellors parking space will be reallocated in the parking spaces on the East side of University Heights in front of Phillips Hall.  This will create the same number of visitors spaces that we current have in proximity to the visitors lot, which is centrally located to enhance the visitor experience.  This will impact 27 faculty staff parking spaces on University Heights.  The loss of these 27 parking spaces is off-set by the gain of 53 spaces formerly used by University Advancement and Health and Counseling employees, who now park at the 118 W.T Weaver property.

  • Robert Tynes Solo Exhibition in Raleigh

    Posted: Tuesday, May 13 Robert Tynes, professor of art at UNC Asheville, has a solo exhibition of his illusionistic paintings currently on display at the Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. Lee Hansley, of Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh, represents Robert Tynes and curated the exhibition of 17 paintings. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The exhibition will continue through September 28, 2014.

    Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery
    Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

    (and when performances occur)
    Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
    2 East South Street
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    May 1 – September 28, 2014

    The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts is a downtown arts complex, which houses one of the largest suites of live-performance venues in the Southeast. The downtown Raleigh entertainment center is the main scene for theater, dance, and classical and popular music in Raleigh. Some of the various components of the center include Memorial Auditorium, Meymandi Concert Hall, A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater, Kennedy Theater, and the Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery.

    Artist’s Statement: “In recent years, I have been working on a series of 'cutout' panel paintings in which the illusion of the object is intensified. This is achieved by allowing the trompe l'oeil painting of objects to extend beyond the perimeter of the painting's perceived boundary. Using large, single sheets of birch plywood as the support, the panels are carefully cut and shaped to create this added effect. Such construction allows the illusion of the objects to move beyond merely projecting toward the viewer, to extending outside the periphery of the paintings, including casting shadows on the wall. When properly lighted, the actual shadows falling on the wall match up with the painted shadows to enhance the illusion.

    My paintings combine abstract brush marks with trompe l'oeil illusionism. The juxtaposition of these opposite ways of working results in a dialectic approach to painting. The visual tension that exists in the work reflects the dualities and paradoxical nature of the world as I see it. The paintings can be seen as simultaneously abstract and hyperrealistic, active yet calm, or both contemplative and humorous.

    Reconciling different technical approaches to painting allows each method to contribute to the overall mood and feeling of a work. Through the use of illusion, the paintings convey both a sense of mystery and humor, and reflect my longtime interests in Surrealism, as well as the psychology of perception."

    For more information, visit the Department of Art website.

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    The Asheville Baroque Trio, including two members of UNC Asheville’s faculty, will perform at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, in the lobby of UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Hall. The trio includes Blake Hobby, harpsichord, Charles McKnight, recorder, and Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba. This concert is free and open to the public.

    Hobby, UNC Asheville assistant professor of literature, holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Stetson University, where he studied harpsichord. McKnight also studied music at Stetson University, and then earned a master’s degree in music from Yale, and a Ph.D. in Musicology from Cornell. McKnight is an associate professor of music at UNC Asheville.

    Schroeder holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of Michigan and a Higher Diploma from the Royal Music Conservatory of Brussels. She has performed extensively as a soloist in the United States and Europe, and has performed recently in Asheville with Pan Harmonia.