Professor Leah Sobsey’s Online Talk and Exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art

School of Art Assistant Professor Leah Sobsey’s work is featured in an article about the exhibition Winter Blue at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California.

Leah will be giving an artist lecture on Tuesday, April 14th via Zoom.  She will be discussing work from her current exhibition at The Center for Photographic Art as well as work from her monograph, Collections, released in 2016. Collections contains images of birds, herbaria, butterflies, artifacts, bones, and nests. The work is an exploration of our constantly evolving and increasingly intertwined relationship with nature and science. Leah’s work combines historical photographic process and current digital technology. Learn how she created her Swarm, on view at CPA, and discover her inspirations, ideas, and her working methods. Visit the website below to register!

Virtual Thesis by MFA Student Makayla Ferrick

Due to COVID-19, School of Dance MFA student Makayla Ferrick had to cancel the public viewing of her thesis performance. Luckily, this didn’t slow her down! Makayla released the performance virtually to joy of her fellow students, faculty, and fans. We are all blown away by what she and her dancers accomplished. Congratulations Makayla!

Lorena Guillén Tango Ensemble and UNCG University Chorale

A collaborative concert in October 2019 between the UNCG University Chorale, conducted by Carole Ott, and the Lorena Guillen Tango Ensemble, led by Artistic Director and School of Music lecturer Lorena Guillen.

In 2020-2021 the Lorena Guillen Tango Ensemble is collaborating with UNCG Sinfonia, conducted by Rebecca MacLeod, to create an original piece for their orchestra and ensemble titled, “Tango Concerto Grosso.”

Another Year of the Dead at UNCG

In the Summer of 1989, UNCG offered a set of two sociology classes, applied research and social theory, focused on the study of the Grateful Dead community. The instructor, a photographer, a film crew, two graduate assistants, and 21 students went on tour that summer and made history.

For UNCG it was the Year of the Dead.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, almost 30 years later, UNCG hosted a series of events celebrating the legacy of the Grateful Dead.  The events included a showing of The Long Strange Trip, the Grateful Dead Documentary Series; a curated Psychedelic Counter-Culture Art Exhibition at UNCG School of Art’s Greensboro Project Space; a performance, and an encore performance, of a UNCG Grateful Dead cover band, the Spartans Play Dead; a semester-long online course focused on the Grateful Dead Legacy; Images of the Grateful Dead and Deadheads, a photographic exhibition; and finally UNCG Dead Scholars Unite!, a day of scholarly presentations focused on the Grateful Dead and their fans.

The team at Another Year of the Dead have been posting documentation of these exciting events on their Facebook page during this trippy time, including videos from the April 2019 conference UNCG Dead Scholars Unite!

Podcast Featuring Steve Haines, Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program

The ‘Yes, And Cafe Podcast‘ with UNCG faculty Omar Ali and Nadja Cech, recently featured Professor of  Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program, Steve Haines. Steve talks about improvising as a performer, a dad, and as champion of UNC Greensboro’s 2020 theme, “She can, We can.”

Check out Episode 2: Improvisation in Jazz and Everything Else