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2019 Annual Student Exhibition

April 11 - 27, 2019
Campus Commons Gallery

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER! Updated Dates & Times Below:

Juror's Talk with Raechel Cook: Thursday, April 18, 5pm 
Opening Reception & Award Ceremony: Thursday, April 18, 6-7pm

The Annual Student Exhibiton is an annual juried showcase of the students of the School of Art & Design. This year's exhibiton will be held in Campus Commons Gallery, located within Campus Commons- A student centered building that contains a new performance and gallery space for our Performing and Visual Arts programs.

This year's exhibition will be guest juried by a UNC Alumna, Raechel Cook. Cook is a dot connector, experience constructor, and currently the Curator of Academic Engagement at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. She believes that the arts are integral to a complete education and works with UW faculty, staff, and students from all academic disciplines to facilitate meaningful art encounters with the Museum’s collection.

Raechel has experience both as a higher education administrator and a practicing artist. She graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Art & Design from the University of Northern Colorado and received her MFA in Visual Art from the University of Kansas. Her thesis work, The Inner Life of Nouns, explores collecting, our relationship with everyday objects, and how objects acquire meaning. Before joining the UW Art Museum team, she served as the Program Coordinator for Experiential Learning at the University of Kansas (KU) and as the Andrew W. Mellon Academic Programs Intern at the Spencer Museum of Art at KU.

Kendra Meyers, "Threshold", Digital Painting

Kendra Meyers, "Threshold", Digital Painting

Alexandra Walter, "The Three Cups", Ceramics

Alexandra Walter, "The Three Cups", Ceramics

Cory McKague, "American Monopolies", MDF, Paper, Adobe Illustrator, Laser Etched Cardstock, 3D printed PLA Plastic, Paint

Cory McKague, "American Monopolies", MDF, Paper, Adobe Illustrator, Laser Etched Cardstock, 3D printed PLA Plastic, Paint

Conner Hemphill, "Frontier", Digital Photograph

Conner Hemphill, "Frontier", Digital Photograph

Mackenzie Hopkinson, "Tidal Water", Flow acrylics on canvas

Mackenzie Hopkinson, "Tidal Water", Flow acrylics on canvas


Lina Sanchez: Presage

April 8 - 21, 2019
Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 16th 4-6pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, April 25th at 5pm in Guggenheim Hall, Room 001


Sanchez is a storyteller who uses her acrylic paintings and films as physical representations of her fictional, written stories. Projected alongside her painted works is a short film following the same fictional narrative of the story titled Presage. In Sanchez’s artwork, colored light is used as a way to create emotional tension and atmosphere, as well as emphasizing specific characters and their activities within each piece. The paintings stand as doorways for the viewer to look through, revealing little by little, the world that Presage explores.


Installation View


Lina Sanchez

 JUNKie (I & II), acrylic on canvas, 24” x 74,” 2017


Andrew Bablo & Pat Milbery: In A New Light 1 & 2

Murals Are Permanently On View In Crabbe Hall Lobby

The lobby of Crabbe Hall, which houses our Oak Room Gallery and studios, served as a blank slate for duo Andrew Bablo and Pat Milbery to revitalize. The east coast/west coast collaboration between Andrew Bablo and Pat Milbery results in an unprecedented revitalization of Crabbe Hall lobby. Built in 1919, the building houses UNC’s Oak Room Gallery and Visual and Performing Arts studios. Bablo and Milbery were inspired by the architecture and characteristics of the building such as its original oak doors, green marbled baseboards, and sky high arches and wanted their footprint within the space to compliment, not detract, from the classic beauty of the building’s interior. 

Pat Milbery is, above all, a creative collaborator, as well known for the large-scale murals he's created alongside some of the most prominent street and graffiti artists in the world as he is for the playful photo shoots and video parts he's participated in as a pro snowboarder. His vivid street art collaborations adorn the walls of dozens of boutiques, breweries, residences, bars, and other businesses in Denver, around the Rocky Mountains, across the country and around the globe, and he's helped curate and create major art installation projects for brands including the Ford Motor Company, X Games, Budweiser, Zumiez, Loveland Ski Area, Wahoo Fish Tacos, and Pabst Blue Ribbon. He has shared snowboard contest podiums with the likes of Shaun White and Travis Rice, and the Snowboard Camp Tour he founded to make freestyle riding more accessible to kids is now entering its second decade. He's also the co-owner of So-Gnar, an umbrella collective responsible for the Snowboard Camp Tour, the So-Gnar streetwear and apparel line he helps design, and the Shredded Beats hip-hop concert series he promotes. He's equally proud of his Minnesota roots and his 17 years of Colorado transplant status, and splits his time between Denver and Golden and wherever his van full of snowboard gear and aerosol cans take him.  

From design to production, Andrew Bablo builds, crafts and experiments through the use of various media. Seeing no boundaries or limitations, he loves to work interactively, large-scale and in the eye of the public. Bablo started his career in branded and licensed apparel design, working with major league sports teams across the country. He spent years creating garments for several retail brands including Reebok and ’47. Later, Bablo collaborated with the industry’s top artists, athletes and brands as the former Editor-in-Chief of Steez Magazine. Over the course of nine years and 35 issues, Bablo grew the magazine from a black and white photocopier to a major publication, distributing throughout thousands of major newsstands such as Barnes & Noble in the U.S. and Canada. In 2015, Bablo founded Steez Design, bringing his artistic background to the commercial design world. Bablo graduated from Montserrat College of Art in 2007 with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. Currently residing north of Boston, he works as an artist, designer and entrepreneur.

Andrew Bablo & Pat Milbery, Crabbe Hall lobby mural

Andrew Bablo & Pat Milbery, Crabbe Hall lobby mural

Andrew Bablo & Pat Milbery, Crabbe Hall lobby mural

Andrew Bablo & Pat Milbery, Crabbe Hall lobby mural