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2012 Sustainability Short Film Competition Awards

 
Voices of the Gulf

"Voices of the Gulf - A Message to North Carolina"

A message from Sara Dorsey with the UNCG Sustainability Committee:

We had a great evening on Thursday at the Weatherspoon Art Museum—great entries, great food, great music, great messages from all of our film makers.  Here are links for the entries we had this year with links for those of you who could not come…or maybe for you who could come and want to share them with your friends.

First of all, a heartfelt thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Barnabas Network, Fund 4 Democratic Communities, Goat Lady Dairy, Sierra Club, Tate Street CoffeeUNCG Office of Leadership and Service Learning, UNCG Sustainability CommitteeWeatherspoon Art Museum and Zaytoon.

Third Prize went to Contagious Media Productions for “Flora” by Mike Dickens and Caitlin Rhyne.  A poetic, thought-provoking narrative on preserving our natural resources. It is on Vimeo and was created for the 48 Hour Go Green Film Competition last year.  This year their 48 Hour entry is “Fragile Creatures“—go here to watch and vote—March 25 is the last day, so vote SOON!

Second Prize went to “Sustainability For Everyone: Rethinking Piedmont Ideas about Living Green and Local”—Andrew J. Young, et al. This film is about about the cultural sustainability of the Montagnard traditions in Greensboro which was introduced by the impressive young woman, Lek Siu.

First Prize went to “Voices From the Gulf – A Message to North Carolina”—Todd Tinkham, Molly Matlock, Ben Turney, and Bill L. Elias. A moving call from Gulf Coast citizens to people in North Carolina to resist giving in to political pressures for off shore drilling—this is part of a larger project called “Dispersed” they are working on that includes the issue of fracking as well.

Special thanks to the musicians, Aaron Bond and Melvin Holland and to Zaytoon for delicious food and drink and to the wonderful Weatherspoon for hosting us!

Huzzah to all for an excellent 2012 Third Annual UNCG Sustainability Shorts Film Competition.

— Sarah Dorsey

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YES! Weekly article on recent visiting Public Art Lecturer

 

Article by Brian Clarey "The Controversy Behind Public Art"
Article by Brian Clarey “The Controversy Behind Public Art”

Read Brian Clarey’s recent article in YES! Weekly about visiting speaker Jack Becker who spoke last week at both the Community Foundation and at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.  Becker is the director of Forecast Public Art and publisher of Public Art Review magazine.

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New Picture Gallery for the 2011 Spring Community Day event…

 
2011 Spring Community Day event

2011 Spring Community Day event

Visit our Event Photos page to view pictures from our 2011 Spring Community Day event on Saturday, April 9.

We had the folks from Paperhand Puppet Intervention, a Weaver Academy dance performance, a performance by Ed Whitfield and the Caldcleugh Afterschool Arts group, and a jazz performance by the Northern Guilford High School Jazz Combo.

Thank you for all those that made Community Day such a success!

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Ekphrastic Writing

 

Better known as “writing about art”, Ekphrastic writing dates back to ancient Greece yet the form we know today took hold in the late 18th century. Think of Keats’ 1819, Ode on a Grecian Urn and you get the picture… literally. Ekphrastic writing as an art form continues of course today, thanks in part to writers like Greensboro’s own Val Nieman who led a workshop on the genre at WAM last month. Here are a few examples of the poems and prose created that evening…Weatherspoon Art Museum

  • Paint, just paint

  • Bound, adhered, aligned
  • only to itself;
  • fretted hanging pigments
  • unsupported by
  • canvas, paper or panel

  • Like runes of pre-syllabic words,
  • inchoate prescience –
  • magical in anticipation, and

  • Bound toward meaning.

by Connie Ralston, based on the work, Fold #8: Baroquesy, by Linda Besemer, 1999.

(more…)

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70th Anniversary Art-Inspired Cake Decoration Winners!

 
70th Anniversary Cake Design Winners

70th Anniversary Cake Design Winners

Many, many thanks to the bakeries and chefs who participated in our first-ever, art-inspired cake design competition. Some wonderfully creative designs were constructed! Over 300 visitors attended Sunday’s opening reception for the exhibition, 70 Years of Collecting, and approximately 102 voted for their favorite cake design. It was a very close call, with A Sweet Success the chosen winner. The day was great fun, especially since guests got to sample all of the cakes!

1st place: A Sweet Success!

2nd place: Maxie B’s

3rd place: Le Cake Cafe

See coverage of the competition on Carl Wilson’s “Short Orders” blog on the News & Record website.

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