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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 15, 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.
Skimmer 1 by Elyse Kiel.

‘Into the Wild’ at Boseman Gallery brings the beauty of nature to the heart of campus

Caroline Straubel, Culture Editor November 24, 2021
“Into the Wild” is described as “a collection of work that embodies the spirit of the natural world and the secret beauties it has to offer,” in a description provided in Boseman Gallery. It features a range of diverse animal photographs, from a spider and its web, to the detailed patterns in a cow’s nose and the ridges of an alligator's scales.
Davis Wood acts out a scene in The Christians production.

REVIEW: UNCW’s ‘The Christians’ is a modern debate of morality and religion

Kiley Woods, Staff Writer November 13, 2021
Morality, life, death and hell are in balance in the UNCW Theatre Department's production of “The Christians.” The writer, Lucas Hnath, has shaped each character to have their own questions about religion and their own set of religious beliefs that drives their character’s moral values.
Davis Wood as Pastor Paul acts out a scene with Addison Hamlet, playing Pauls wife, Elizabeth.

UNCW Theatre Department presents ‘The Christians’

Kiley Woods, Staff Writer November 10, 2021
Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was just a church in the center of a small town. Now it is a place of love and for thought with thousands of people following in their pastors' footsteps, unsure of his next words or where his sermons will take them. Backed by a gospel choir, “The Christians” is both epic and unexpectedly intimate, an unflinching look at faith in America—and its power to unite or divide. The story highlights small-town living, as well as serious and at times complicated relationships.
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