Join Randall Library as we reveal the winners of both the UNCW Student Art Invitational and the 2016 Flash Fiction Contest during a special reception, 6-8 p.m., April 12 in the Sherman Hayes Gallery.
This spring we've turned our focus to the importance of Public Art.
Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit organization working to ensure that every American has the access to the transformative power of the arts, defines Public Art as this:
"... exactly that, art in public spaces. The term “public art” may conjure images of historic bronze statues of a soldier on horseback in a park. Today, public art can take a wide range of forms, sizes, and scales—and can be temporary or permanent. Public art can include murals, sculpture, memorials, integrated architectural or landscape architectural work, community art, digital new media, and even performances and festivals!"
At Randall Library we pride ourselves on our public art collection which features art and artists from southeastern North Carolina and strives to highlight artwork from UNCW faculty and staff, past and present. This year's Flash Fiction Contest and theme correspond with our spring exhibit, a UNCW Student Art Invitational in partnership with the UNCW Department of Art & Art History. Randall Library's Sherman Hayes Gallery features student artwork that is handpicked by the Department of Art & Art History's faculty and a few selections of book art from the Department of Creative Writing. The exhibit, on display through May 10th, has been juried by by Amy Kirschke , Chair of the Department of Art and Art History; Bob Unchester, Exhibitions Manager at the Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; and Sarah Barbara Watstein, University Librarian, Randall Library, UNCW, and the best in show will earn a place in Randall's permanent art collection.
Our special guest speaker Rhonda Bellamy, Chair of The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC will be joined by student writers, designers, illustrators, and artists.
Great food! Great art! Please join us!