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Artwork by Olivia Froelich, And I Was One of the Lucky Ones (3). Charcoal drawing. (Photograph by Skye Dlugy-Hegwer)
UNCW’s Fall 2022 Senior Art Exhibition is an ode to identity, experiences and moments in time
Skye Dlugy-Hegwer, Staff Writer • November 29, 2022
Twelve graduating senior Studio Art majors debuted their artworks at the opening reception for the Senior Art Exhibition on Nov. 18. As a graduation requirement for majors, many of the included artists used this show to ponder themes of personal trauma, forgiveness and capturing moments in time. Multiple exhibiting artists expressed interest in the female body that, in part, relates to recent political events that impact women’s bodily autonomy. This striking show is now on public view at the CAB Gallery until Dec. 14, the end of the semester.
Pamela Young-Jacobs, Vice-Chief of the Waccamaw-Siouan Tribe, was both honored in We Are the Seeds and gave the Elder Blessing at the ceremony on November Third.
Jessica Clark unveils Indigenous artworks in partnership with UNCW
Anna Ford, Staff Writer • November 10, 2022
The Honoring Southeastern NC Indigenous Peoples Celebration, held on Thursday, Nov. 3, served to commemorate the lives and culture of Indigenous peoples. The day featured many Indigenous performances in the amphitheater, celebrating both traditional Indigenous practices and modern life. Cheers filled the air of the Clock Tower Longue as three paintings recognizing Southeastern Indigenous cultures were revealed to the public. Artist Jessica Clark focused specifically on contemporary Indigenous peoples when creating her paintings.
UNCW Theatre Department to present ‘Fight Girl Battle World’
UNCW Theatre Department to present ‘Fight Girl Battle World’
Olivia Vizethann, Staff Writer • November 9, 2022
UNCW’s Theatre Department prepares to share their final production of the fall semester. This story tells a witty version of the Biblical story of Adam and Eve through a sci-fi lens in their upcoming production “Fight Girl Battle World.” Fans of “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” will enjoy this action-packed tale that indeed takes place in a galaxy far, far away.
UNCWs Writers Week 2022 logo.
UNCW kicks off 2022's Writers' Week
Olivia Vizethann, Staff Writer • November 7, 2022
Nov. 7, 2022 kicks off the first day of UNCW’s 2022 Writers’ Week. This weeklong event is hosted annually by the Department of Creative Writing and is open to all students, staff and the general public.
Subtropical Wrecks by Kathryn Baczeski was exhibited at The Cameron Art Museum on October 10th.
Kathryn Baczeski challenges the meaning of art in 'Subtropical Wrecks'
Skye Dlugy-Hegwer, Staff Writer • October 31, 2022
Is it that art is meant to last, or that art is meant to have a lasting impression? For Kathryn Baczeski, a visual artist, the latter is at the heart of her artist practice and is exemplified in her ephemeral installation, “Subtropical Wrecks,” now on view at the CAB Gallery until Nov. 11. On Oct. 27, a couple of weeks after the soft opening of the show, Baczeski hosted a public reception and Artist Talk where she discussed the evolution of her artistic practice. In this show, Baczeski transports the natural world into the gallery space using organic, locally sourced material.
UNCW theatres production of Kindertransport. Written by Diane Samuels and directed by Charles Grimes.
UNCW Theatre Department to present 'Kindertransport' as first fall production
Olivia Vizethann, Staff Writer • September 29, 2022
UNCW’s theatre department is kicking off the fall season with their first production, “Kindertransport.” Diane Samuel’s 1993 play takes place in three different time periods, following the life of young Eva, a German child who is sent to a foster family in England to escape the Nazi regime.
Artwork by Hunter Herndon. A Topographic Map made of wood.
UNCW’s 2022 Senior Art Exhibition reflects the education of graduating students
Tristan Rathbun, Staff Writer • April 15, 2022
On April 7, the Cultural Arts Building opened its Senior Art Exhibition, featuring the work of 23 graduating seniors majoring in Studio Art. The exhibit is a capstone requirement for seniors in the major. The exhibition is located in the Art Gallery and in the upstairs Mezzanine Gallery of the Cultural Arts Building. It is now open to the public Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until May 14. 
Sayantani Dasgupta is an associate professor of creative writing at UNCW. One of her research focuses is South Asian History and Culture.
Assistant Professor Sayantani Dasgupta’s ‘Women Who Misbehave’ is an ode to female rebellion
Olivia Vizethann, Staff Writer • April 9, 2022
In an ever-growing climate for feminism, UNCW creative writing Assistant Professor Sayantani Dasgupta’s book “Women Who Misbehave” is the perfect read. Dasgupta is an accomplished writer in the department, as she is the author of “Fire Girl: Essays on India, America & the In-Between" as well as “The House of Nails: Memories of a New Delhi Childhood,” along with many other short stories and essays. She will be reading from her book of rebellions at the Cameron Art Museum this Sunday, April 10th, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m, providing an opportunity to enjoy her heartfelt work.
Lillian Ferguson as Huldey and Julia Murray as Agatha in The Moors.
REVIEW: UNCW’s ‘The Moors’ mixes 19th century Brontë class and comedy with Hitchcock’s horror and suspense
Kiley Woods, Photography Editor • April 8, 2022
Set on the dreary, haunting moors of England, this story features a twisting roller-coaster ride of events and secrets that cannot help but pull the audience in, only to keep them in the dark. Early uncertainty in the show is reminiscent of Hitchcock's mysteries such as Rebecca, with all the beauty, class and attitude of society women in Brontë’s classic novel Jane Eyre.
Cameron Art Museums State of The Art, Art of The State exhibit features art from artists around North Carolina. This event lasts for 24 hours.
UNCW creative writing students pay homage to North Carolina with poetry reading
Olivia Vizethann, Staff Writer • March 31, 2022
The Cameron Art Museum is home to many beautiful exhibits and interactive events all year round. This weekend, they will be a host to not only new visual artists, but poets as well. On April 1, a handful of UNCW creative writing students, both in the BFA and MFA programs, will be a part of a live exhibit, showcasing their talents in poetry and paying homage to the theme “State of the Art.”
UNCW theatres production of The Moors opens on March 31.
UNCW Theatre Department to present ‘The Moors’
Kiley Woods, Photography Editor • March 30, 2022
UNCW plans to present ‘The Moors,’ a tribute to the Brontë sisters that adds a touch of comedy to an otherwise dreary situation in 1840s England. The show will take place at the Mainstage Theatre in the Cultural Arts Building from March. 31 to April 3 and from April 7 to April 10. The shows will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Malala Yousafzai, advocate for womens education and Florence Nightingale, who developed modern nursing in Randalls Womens History Month Exhibit.
Randall Library celebrates Women’s History Month with ‘Women Who Changed the World' exhibit
Emma Smith, Staff Writer • March 23, 2022
The ‘Women Who Changed the World” exhibition is currently on display on the second floor of the William Madison Randall Library in honor of Women’s History Month. This curated collection of original artwork by the library’s graphic designer, John Crawford, advocates for the celebration of legendary female prominence. A Supreme Court Justice, a passionate feminist, a former First Lady and activist, a breakthrough chemist and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, among others, decorate the walls of Randall, inspiring students, staff and visitors for the month of March. 
Cierra Peterkin as Miranda in The Tempest.
REVIEW: UNCW’s ‘The Tempest’ is a modern commentary on Shakespeare’s timelessness
Kiley Woods, Photography Editor • February 19, 2022
This play was brought to life with modern costumes that relate heavily to each character’s personality and a simple set that depicts trees and vines in a way that makes them appear to be right out of a nightmare. The plot is hard to follow, and the dialogue is beyond comprehension, unless Shakespeare's language comes easily to you. This show ponders what it is like to be taken by fear itself. It is a commentary on the connections that are built between characters who have nothing in common other than their proximity to one another while stranded on an island, or perhaps they are just under the mystical island's control.
The poster for UNCWs theatre performance of  The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
UNCW Theatre Department to present ‘The Tempest’
Kiley Woods, Photography Editor • February 14, 2022
UNCW plans to present a modern rendition of “The Tempest” which adheres to William Shakespeare’s original story with costumes reminiscent of modern fashion. The show will take place at the Mainstage Theatre in the Cultural Arts Building from Feb. 17 to Feb. 20 and from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27. The shows will be at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
The Mainstage Theatre in the Cultural Arts Building.
UNCW Department of Theatre announces mainstage shows for 2022-2023 season
Caroline Straubel, Culture Editor • December 3, 2021
The UNCW Department of Theatre performs a number of thought-provoking plays each season, bringing audiences into worlds beyond our imaginations. The 2022-2023 season adds to this long list with four new mainstage productions ranging from Greek tragedies to sci-fi spectacles that are sure to enchant audiences.

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