Gregory “G.A.” Lipton, a doctoral candidate in religious studies in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, has received a prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences who are addressing questions of ethical and religious values.
Fine Arts & Humanities
PlayMakers Repertory Company and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill department of dramatic art will present a second staged reading of “8,” a new play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, in partnership with Raleigh Little Theatre.
Studio art majors who will graduate in May, August and December 2012 will display their work in 219 Hanes Art Center from May 7-13. In this exhibition, graduating seniors will reflect on their time spent at Carolina. A broad range of works will be exhibited, representing nearly every artistic medium.
The minor in entrepreneurship is proud to announce that four students have been chosen as winners of the JNO Awards in Entrepreneurial Studies: Jeremy Bass, Santiago Beltran, Ann Johnston and Catie King.
PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the world premiere of “Penelope” April 25-29. In “Penelope,” a woman’s ex-husband reappears after 20 years, suffering from brain damage. An injured veteran of war, he does not know who he is. She does not understand who he’s become. She reads aloud from “The Odyssey” and finds a way into her former husband’s memory, breaking through his terror and the trauma of war.
Eight graduating master of fine arts students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present their art in the Ackland Art Museum’s “New Currents in Contemporary Art: MFA 2012” exhibition starting April 13.
Damien Stamer, a current MFA student in the art department in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, will open an exhibition “Southern Comfort” at Freight + Volume gallery in New York on April 12. Stamer also collaborates on a project entitled “Down in the Den” with artist George Jenne, currently a teaching fellow at UNC who splits his time between New York and North Carolina.
Patrick Link graduated from UNC in 2007 with a major in dramatic art and a minor in writing for the screen and stage. His new Off-Broadway play, “Headstrong,” is inspired by the ongoing struggles of professional athletes with head-related injuries. (The run of the play has been extended until May 27.)