Christal Brown teaching

Exhibitions by Joyce Watkins King MFA 2017

Joyce King (MFA 2017) will be exhibiting work and encourages everyone to come and see what she’s been working on over the past two years.

Image of work by Joyce King
“Every story has at least two sides”

In addition to her upcoming exhibitions Joyce was also awarded the VCCA (Virginia Center for the Visual Arts) Artists Residency in Amerherst, VA.


UNCG School of Art represented in upcoming NC Museum of Art Exhibition

The North Carolina Museum of Art will be opening an exhibition of contemporary painting by two Art School Alumni; Ashlynn Browning and Carmen Neely as well as faculty member Barbara Campbell Thomas. The exhibition will open March 7, 2020 and run through June 21, 2020 in the Joyce W. Pope Gallery.

Front Burner: Highlights in Contemporary North Carolina Painting will feature 25 painters from throughout the state working in a variety of painting mediums and styles. Ashlynn Browning will be curating the exhibition.

Please see the North Carolina Museum of Art web page below for more information on the exhibition.

Joe Forbes '76 BFA Theatre on the Red Carpet

School of Theatre Alumnus Receives Tony Award

Joe Forbes, ’76 BFA Scenic Design has been selected as one of four recipients for this year’s  Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre.
The award was established in 1990 and are awarded annually to institutions, individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre, but are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories.
Forbes is the founder of Scenic Art Studios, Inc. which has become the premiere scene painting studio for Broadway Scenery. Since its inception, the company has created backdrops, sculptures, and painted built scenery for more than 350 Broadway productions. Productions include, Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, Hello Dolly, A Bronx Tale, School of Rock, Beetlejuice, and Beautiful.
In an effort to share his love for scene painting, Joe also founded The Studio and Forum of Scenic Arts in 2004, a not-for-profit school, where he still enjoys being an instructor. It is the studio’s mission to teach the traditional skills of scene painting, while incorporating new materials and techniques. His passion for teaching also lead him to Purchase College, where he was a Lecturer in Theatre Design/Technology for 12 years.