Mary, Merry, and Miguel

So how was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Are you 5 pounds heavier? I know I am. I’m also pretty excited about Studio 7 on Trade Street in Winston-Salem. I was simply tooling around Trade, when I randomly decided to duck in this little studio/gallery that was open.  I like going to big museums and mega-popular exhibitions, but it’s the small intimate galleries that often provide a more personal experience. Upon entering, I had the pleasure of meeting the owner and artistic directorRead more

Adam Faust: Thesis Spotlight

Adam Faust is a sculpture major who is currently studying abroad in Sienna, Italy.  He is currently taking specific interest in working with found objects and documenting his manipulation of them with photography. H/E: Where are you from? AF: Durham, NC H/E: How long have you been creating with your choice of medium? AF: I did a ton of photography in high school, but fell in love with sculpture in college. Most of my work now is kind of aRead more

Graphic Design: Now in Production *a SECCA exhibit worth the drive to Winston*

Consisting of numerous works since 2000, the show documents the recent upswing of graphic design and its recognition in the past thirteen years as an increasingly versatile tool, and less as a specialized profession. More designers are becoming authors, publishers, instigators and entrepreneurs. People from other fields are expanding upon design techniques and processes to create and publish more visual media than ever before. Now, it’s sad but true…the first thing that comes to mind is marketing and advertisement. IRead more

November 7: Juried Student Art Show Reception and Senior Thesis Open House

Cancel all your plans for tomorrow night because there’s a lot going on. The opening reception for the annual juried student art show from 5:30pm-9:30pm in upstairs Founders! Come to see some great artwork, eat free food, and mingle. You’ll also have the chance to vote for your favorite piece to win the Audience Choice Award (to be announced at 6:30). Hildebrandt Senior Thesis Open House: (the after party) What if I told you that at the strike of 7:30Read more

Annie Lapin, a kindred spirit

For those who don’t know (most of you), I have been working on my senior thesis as a painting major. Last week, I heard one of my fellow thesis students remark that her reaction to finding artists with similar work is like finding a ‘kindred spirit’. I found this to be really refreshing. Then, I felt a little disturbed by how refreshing it seemed. Why is this so refreshing? I’m happy when I find new influences, so why did thatRead more

Juried Student Art Show

Hey guess what time it is? It’s time for you (yes, you!) to submit your own lovely creations to the student art show that’s right around the corner! DEADLINE———-    WEDNESDAY, October 30th   by NOON                                                                                                               What are the requirements? Each student may submit up to 3 artworks in any medium. Students do not have to be art majors and artworks do not need to have been made for an art class. Work must have been completed within inRead more

Complex Conversations: a Willie Cole exhibit at the Weatherspoon Museum

One of the first things you’ll notice is that Willie Cole is a man of many talents. His materials range from drawing and print making to sculpture and wall works. The sculpture and wall works were all constructed with found objects that reflect the identities we make for ourselves through classic examples of everyday objects that have American consumerism written all over them, like steam irons, high heel shoes, hairdryers, and gas pumps. This particular exhibition covers over thirty yearsRead more

Study abroad opportunity in Ireland

Hey! If any of you art majors have ever dreamed of honing your craft in freaking IRELAND, you should definitely stop by Hege-Cox this afternoon! Mary Hawkes-Green, co-founder and President of The Burren College of Art will be doing a presentation on this awesome study abroad opportunity from 2:00-4:30 in the Drawing Studio. After her presentation, she’ll tour the building and maybe even take a peak at some student portfolios. So bring work if you’re interested!  There will also beRead more

Senior Thesis (Early) Spotlight: Chris Austin

What’s going on in that creepy old house across from Hodgins where all the art seniors go to work on their thesis? If you happen to pass by around 3 am you might see a light on from the studio of Chris Austin. Chris is a psychology major and photography minor at Guilford. He also has experience with metalworking, jewelry making, and woodcarving at Haywood Community College.                        H/E: Where are you from? Chris Austin: I was bornRead more

Animated!

If you like animation, you should go to the Animated! exhibition that opened last Friday at the Greenhill Gallery in downtown Greensboro. If you don’t like animation, go anyway.     The exhibition was curated by Edie Carpenter, and represents 24 artists whose work is inspired by animation.  These works include sculpture, painting, storyboards, collage, pottery, jewelry, and of course, video installations.                       Yes, they even had people dressed up like characters from Beauty and the Beast.                                                                        IRead more