Arts http://wunc.org en Meet Michele Tracy Berger http://wunc.org/post/meet-michele-tracy-berger <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(119, 119, 119); line-height: 16px; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">When <a href="http://micheleberger.wordpress.com/">Michele Tracy Berger</a> was a young girl, her mother gave her a gift: a walk-in closet. Looking back, she thinks of this space as her first portal to creativity. Creativity served as a survival tool for her during a difficult childhood involving abuse and poverty. Today, she's a <a href="http://www.creativetickle.com/about_us">creativity coach</a><a href="http://www.creativetickle.com/home"> </a>and professor of women's studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:19:03 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 33375 at http://wunc.org Meet Michele Tracy Berger Why Did It Take 7 Years For SNL To Hire A Black, Female Cast Member? http://wunc.org/post/why-did-it-take-7-years-snl-hire-black-female-cast-member <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5">The recent decision by Saturday Night Live to hire an African American woman underscores the lack of diversity on the show and in the wider media landscape.</span></p><p>In fact, Sasheer Zamata will be only the fourth African American woman to ever be a cast member on the show. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/business/media/snl-to-add-black-female-cast-member-in-january.html">She will be the first since Maya Rudolph left in 2007</a>. Zamata makes her debut January 18.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:57:32 +0000 Carol Jackson, Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 28609 at http://wunc.org Why Did It Take 7 Years For SNL To Hire A Black, Female Cast Member? What Is The Relationship Between Art And Advertising? http://wunc.org/post/what-relationship-between-art-and-advertising <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">When Nike used the Beatle’s song “Revolution” in an ad campaign, the Beatles sued. Their lawyer released a statement: “The Beatles’ position is that they don’t sing jingles to peddle sneakers, beer, pantyhose or anything else.”&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:38:54 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 17394 at http://wunc.org What Is The Relationship Between Art And Advertising? Exhibit Explores Attention Through TINY Art http://wunc.org/post/exhibit-explores-attention-through-tiny-art <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Who says bigger is always better? It seems that the smallest things hold our world together. If you unscrewed the back of your watch, you would see a whole world of washers and gears and screws that held together your concept of time. </span><a href="http://thecarrack.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Carrack</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently opened the exhibit "TINY: Attention, Exploded." The exhibit works to explore how we relate to the small.</span></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:07:18 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 14553 at http://wunc.org Exhibit Explores Attention Through TINY Art Photographer Spends Forty Years Capturing Rural County http://wunc.org/post/photographer-spends-forty-years-capturing-rural-county <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many photographers in this day and age seek to capture as many worlds as they can in their lifetime. </span><a href="http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/books/new-releases/one-place-paul-kwilecki-and-four-decades-of-photographs-from-decatur-county-georgia" style="line-height: 1.5;">Paul Kwilecki</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> did all of this while staying in Decatur County, Georgia for over four decades.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:16:44 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 14554 at http://wunc.org Photographer Spends Forty Years Capturing Rural County What Does Disability Mean To You? UNC Student Exhibit Features Personal Stories And Pictures http://wunc.org/post/what-does-disability-mean-you-unc-student-exhibit-features-personal-stories-and-pictures <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new exhibit at </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chapel Hill aims to challenge the way people think about the word "disability." It's a collection of photos and narratives written by students called "This Able Life." </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> junior Katie Savage founded the campus group, </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/#%21/AdvocatesForCarolina?fref=ts" style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates for Carolina</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She says she hopes the exhibit will help dissolve the stigma often associated with disability and transform the word into something celebratory that empowers and inspires.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:42:52 +0000 Catherine Brand, Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 12246 at http://wunc.org What Does Disability Mean To You? UNC Student Exhibit Features Personal Stories And Pictures PNC Invests $1 Million In Education, Economic Development http://wunc.org/post/pnc-invests-1-million-education-economic-development <p>PNC is investing a million dollars in North Carolina to spur the economy and boost preschool education.<br><br><strong>Asma Khalid:</strong> The Pittsburgh-based bank is collaborating with Wake County Public Schools, Carolina Ballet and the North Carolina Museum of Art to introduce low-income students to the arts.<br><br>Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata welcomes the PNC initiative.<br> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:10:00 +0000 Asma Khalid 2271 at http://wunc.org New Report Shows Value of Arts Industry http://wunc.org/post/new-report-shows-value-arts-industry <p>A new report is detailing the economic impact of arts in North Carolina.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii: </strong>The national study concludes nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in the state had a financial impact of 1.24 billion dollars during the 2010 fiscal year. That ‘impact’ figure includes ticket purchases, estimates on money spent before and after the show, and the salaries art professionals earn. Catherine Heitz New is with the Arts Concil of Forsyth County:<br> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:42:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2328 at http://wunc.org Performing Arts Center Studied In Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/performing-arts-center-studied-greensboro <p>In November of 2008 the Durham Performing Arts Center opened its doors to Broadway performances, and big name musical acts. By virtually all accounts D-PAC has been a success, welcoming more visitors and earning more money than many had expected. Now Greensboro is considering following suit. Residents, politicians and leaders of the arts community are discussing G-PAC. Supporters say the proposed 50 million dollar facility would boost the local economy and make the city a better place to live. But there are many questions: such as location, parking and would voters approve it?<br> Tue, 01 May 2012 20:40:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2627 at http://wunc.org Digital Humanities Conference Opens at Duke http://wunc.org/post/digital-humanities-conference-opens-duke <p>A conference opening today at Duke explores the ways in which the digital is transforming the humanities. It's called the CHAT Festival, short for Collaborations: Humanities, Art and Technology. Festival director Victoria Szabo says it will include exhibits in which art and technology come together in ways that challenge traditional distinctions.<br> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 13:15:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 3291 at http://wunc.org