Three Way|the Center for Visual Arts, Spring 2014

It’s a beautiful spring morning in April. My semester is winding down, and I don’t have class until 4pm, so naturally, I hop in my car and head downtown to one of my most visited local art spots, the Greensboro Cultural Center. I come by the GCC as often as I can. The small galleries are the perfect size to inject some art love into your day with their small-in-stature but big-in-talent exhibitions. The building holds some of Hand/Eye’s mostRead more

Alumni Spotlight| Nicole Lane ’13

Right now, a slowly shrinking number seems to be on my mind all the time. Today it is 35. Tomorrow, 34. As I inch closer and closer to graduation day, plans for the future seem to be calling my name, louder and louder as that number disappears. I am finding there are many ways to face graduation fearlessly, and my current tactic is networking. I am talking to everyone I can, getting advice and my name out there. This week, IRead more

Access and Expression: Draw-A-Thon 2014

On the first warm evening of the spring, I walked up the stairs of Hege-Cox and entered an artistic sanctuary. With all of the doors and windows open on the third floor, a cool breeze and artistic energy flowed through the drawing, painting, and print studios. For the first time during my four years at Guilford, I attended Draw-A-Thon, an annual community event created to give students an opportunity to practice sketching live models. The event is a six andRead more

Capturing the Moment: We Join Spokes Together In a Wheel

Greensboro is having a moment. After a few years of build up, Gate City is hitting its cultural stride. Post-grads are sticking around after graduation, a brand new independent newspaper just launched, new restaurants are opening their doors, and an already large art scene is flourishing. The Gatewood Gallery at UNCG is only adding to this growth and excitement. On Sunday March 2nd, they opened the doors to their current exhibit, “We Join Spokes Together In a Wheel”, showcasing artRead more

An Exploration of Inspiration: Merry Moor Winnett at the Sechrest Gallery

Think of a time you have been awestruck by a piece of art. Stopped in your tracks, overcome by an inexplicable feeling that leaves you speechless. A surprising moment that can solidify or redefine how you see art. That is just how I felt during a recent trip with my photography class to the Sechrest Gallery at High Point University. Their current exhibit, Merry Moor Winnett: Photographic Personal Perspective, is a retrospective of a beloved former Guilford professor and herRead more

ANNOUNCEMENT! Tonight…

Do not miss out on the opening reception of Adele Wayman: A Retrospective, 1962-2014 in the Guilford College Art Gallery from 5pm-7pm this evening. Come enjoy refreshments and the beautiful work of a beloved professor. Hope we see you there!Read more

Art Over Winter Break: Check in with Sam Metzner

Sitting in a green plastic-leather chair, the sounds of milk steaming and espresso dripping surround me, and coffee scented air fills my nose. The familiar sensory experience of the Greenleaf Coffee Co-Op is another pleasant reminder that I am back at home, at Guilford, after a long and busy winter break. Today I am sitting with Junior Sam Metzner as we recap her recent January Term experience. Like many students (myself included) Sam took advantage of what Guilford had toRead more

Live from Tate Street Coffee House!

Most of us have heard of live tweeting (posting tweets, minute by minute to broadcast and event of interest) but we don’t often think of live blogging. Well tonight, for your reading pleasure, I am live blogging the performance of the Guilford College Jazz Combos at Tate Street Coffee House. Here we go! It’s 6:54pm and I enter the coffee shop. The cozy room is buzzing with pre-show chatter, mostly from the talented Guilford musicians who are about to perform.Read more

Exploring “Swine Country” | Notes on the Documentary Premiere and Panel Discussion

Art has served as a platform for activism over the centuries, from the earliest political cartoons, to integral pieces in protests, to graffiti, and beyond. Here at Guilford, seniors Tom Clement and Sol Weiner make their mark in this realm with their documentary Swine Country: The fight for clean air and water in Duplin County, North Carolina, which they premiered on campus this past Thursday. What started as a promotional video for the Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help (REACH) hasRead more

The Talent Found Around Us| Review of the Guilford Student Art Show 2013

I am often confounded with how talented my fellow students are, and the Student Art Show Opening this past Thursday was a wonderful reminder. At about 5:30 that evening, students, faculty, artists, and community members began to filter into the Bauman Galleries in Founder’s Hall. The space is slowly filled with smiles, contemplative looks, conversation, and laughter as everyone milled about, looking at the art and enjoying refreshments. As I walk throughout the galleries, I could hear snippets of sentiments,Read more