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Arts Everywhere Day!

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Join various UNC and community entities for several events on April 8th to celebrate and appreciate art, everywhere! Events are listed below with links and sign ups for the day.

APIDA Student Art Exhibit

  • Curated by Isabel Lu
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Asian American Center (215 W. Cameron Ave)
  • The UNC Asian American Center (AAC) and Arts Everywhere is proud to present an arts exhibition exploring the experiences of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) students during these past two years related to the theme of “Grounded Growth.”
  • Join us in celebrating the creative works of 15 undergraduate and graduate students. Works include paintings, photography, film and dance, and written pieces that unpack how students’ identities and experiences have been shaped by the events and world around us. The exhibit will be on display at AAC through the month of April.
  • Special thanks to Max Dowdle for his expertise in hanging the show!
  • Learn more about the artists and their pieces.

StudentMade Pop Up 

  • Presented by StudentMade UNC
  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at TBD
  • Stop by to learn more and support the student artists at StudentMade UNC! StudentMade UNC connects creatives on campus to collaborate with other artists and sell their art to students, alumni, and more. 
  • Participating artists: Shreya Gundam, Cameron Holmes, Aiyana T. Woldu, Ramisha Amhed, Tiffany Melenzio, Natalie Bradin, Ella Sullivan, Madeline Behnke, Lily Young-Fritchie, and Emily Netherland.
  • Learn more about Student-Made

Postcards from the Pandemic 

  • Presented by Arts Everywhere, the Staff Advisory Committee to the Chancellor (STACC), UNC Human Resources, and University Libraries
  • 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Polk Place
  • After creating and designing postcards with the Carolina staff across campus through the month of March, Arts Everywhere is pleased to present all the collected staff postcards in a special exhibit entitled “I was Here: Postcards from the Pandemic,” on April 8 from 11 am – 3 pm at Polk Place.
  • Learn more about the project
  • March 18th marked two years since campus shut down. Since then, UNC Libraries has been collecting materials related to how we’ve experienced this pandemic in North Carolina. Specific to the campus and local community experience, they’ve just launched a new online exhibition about it: Collecting COVID: Documenting the Pandemic Experience at Carolina. They continue to accept contributions to the archive.

Poetry Fox

  • Presented by Arts Everywhere 
  • 11:00 am – 3:00 pm outside Davis Library
  • Give the Poetry Fox a work and he’ll create a free and custom made poem for you on the spot based on that word!
  • Learn more about the Poetry Fox

Jack and the Desert Serenade 

  • Presented by Emily Harmon
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm on Zoom
  • Join us for the premiere of Emily Harmon’s work, “Jack and the Desert Serenade,” a production that captures the diversity of desert wildlife and brings together music and story. A winner of Arts Everywhere’s 2020-2021 Student Arts Innovation Grant, this project was also brought to life with the help of local composer Max Ramage and graphic artist Jack Park. The session will begin with a viewing (the premiere!) of “Jack and the Desert Serenade” and will be followed by a Q&A with the artists involved in the project.
  • Register to receive the Zoom link

The Big Scream

  • Presented by Arts Everywhere 
  • 12:20 pm – 12:40 pm on Polk Place
  • What do we do with all the emotions that have built up over the past two years and more? Where do we put it all? How do we get rid of it? We SCREAM! Staff, faculty, students, and community members are all invited to come and LET. IT. ALL. OUT.
  • Special shoutout to AhDream Smith, Jamar Jones, Omolade Wey, and Sanjana Taskar from the Department of Dramatic Art’s Professional Actor Training Program for being our guides on this cathartic sound journey.

Paint a Tote Bag with Morrison Art Studio

  • Presented by the Morrison Art Studio
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at the basketball court at Morrison Residence Hall
  • Morrison Art Studio will be celebrating by hosting a tote bag painting event! Stop by to check out the studio, eat some snacks, and paint your own tote bag! We will have a limited supply of bags, so stop by early if you can. Afterwards, we will have canvasses for you all to paint as well.
  • Supplies available while they last.
  • Sign up for the listserv to be the first to hear about future events!

Celebrating CGS: 10th Anniversary Sculpture Series Unveiling 

  • Presented by Arts Everywhere, the Center for Galapagos Studies, and Robby Poore
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Campus Y
  • Screen print your own tote bag with a custom made design inspired by the Galapagos!

UNC Universe Week: The Art of Science Tour

  • Presented by the Ackland Art Museum
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm 
  • Meet in the Ackland’s lobby for a guided tour that reveals the interplay between art on view and science! The tour will be 30 minutes in length.
  • Learn more 

Artist Conversation: Ghost of a Dream

  • Presented by the Ackland Art Museum
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm on Zoom
  • Virtual artist conversation between Ghost of a Dream, the artistic collaboration of Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom, and the Ackland’s assistant curator for the collection Lauren Turner. Ghost of a Dream will discuss their commissioned installation for the Ackland, Aligned by the Sun (through the revolution), as well as their larger body of work.
  • Learn more and register 

UNC Electronic Music Club Performance

  • Presented by the Beat Lab, UNC Electronic Music Club and Kelli Smith-Biwer
  • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm in the Hill Hall Rotunda
  • Led by Arts Everywhere Music Technology Graduate Fellow, Kelli Smith-Biwer, the newly-formed UNC Electronic Music Club is excited to offer a live set, “Grounded Growth,” to showcase the collaboration made possible with electronic music production methods. Beatmaking, songwriting, and creative expression are what brought their small group of students together when the quarantine ended and students could return to campus. You can expect to hear samples of our sonic creations from quarantine as well as live-mixed, collaborative pieces that utilize our talents, audio equipment, and methodologies. 

Mural Unveiling at the Center for Health Promotion Disease Prevention 

Ana Maria Ochoa Gautier | Pruett Lecture, CSMC Series

  • Presented by the Music Department
  • 4:15 pm
  • Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at Columbia University, Ana Maria Ochoa Gautier writes on music and cultural policy, forced silence and armed conflict, and genealogies of listening and sound in Latin America and the Caribbean. Her recent book Aurality, Listening and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Colombia (2014) was awarded the Alan Merriam Prize by the Society for Ethnomusicology. Her current projects explore the bioacoustics of life and death in colonial histories of the Americas.
  • Learn More

2nd Friday ArtWalk: Sunsets Dance Party

  • Presented by the Ackland Art Museum 
  • 5 pm – 9 pm at the Ackland Art Museum
  • A global dance party inspired by Aligned by the Sun (through the revolution), the seven-channel video installation by Ghost of a Dream featuring sunsets captured around the world by artists living through the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Learn more

A Wrinkle in Time

  • Presented by PlayMakers Repertory Company
  • 7:30 pm
  • Meg Murray is a short-tempered middle school math nerd. That will come in handy as she drags her brother off through time and space to find their missing father, save humanity, and maybe, just maybe, learn something about herself in this fantastical adaptation of the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle.
  • Learn more and buy tickets

Urinetown: The Musical

  • Presented by the Kenan Theater Company
  • 7:30 pm 
  • We begin at the poorest, filthiest urinal in town. Officer Lockstock, a policeman, enters and surveys the scene. He greets the audience. Penelope Pennywise and Bobby Strong enter, discussing the Old So-and-so who was recently carted off to Urinetown. Lockstock tells the audience that Urinetown, itself, is a mythical place that they won’t see until Act II, but Urinetown, the musical, is starting now. Little Sally enters and she and Lockstock discuss the dangers of too much exposition in a show. They then proceed to explain that there is a water shortage and public bathrooms have been replaced by private toilets. The fee to use these public bathrooms is controlled by a private company, the Urine Good Company, that keeps prices high. Since using the bushes is illegal, Little Sally counts her pennies in hopes of using the urinal (“Urinetown”).
  • Learn more and buy tickets

Ordo Virtutum performance

  • Presented by UNC Opera
  • 8 pm – 9 pm at Kenan Rehearsal Hall
  • UNC Opera Workshop, directed by Marc Callahan
    Visual works by artist Tama Hochbaum and additional music by composer Allen Anderson
  • Learn more
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