Schedule for Arts Everywhere Day 2021

You can get involved in the arts all week with these offerings across campus! Click on a day below to see all the arts events that are waiting for you!


Monday April 5

  • University Wellness Day

Tuesday April 6

  • What Now? Humanities for the Public Good Symposium 2021

    • 12:00 pm
    • What Should Public Art Do? A panel featuring Dr. Joseph Jordan, Dr. JJ Bauer, and Susan Brown, moderated by Elizabeth Manekin
    • Learn more and register
  • The UNC Latino/a Studies Program 3rd Graduate Symposium

  • What Now? Humanities for the Public Good Symposium 2021

    • 6:00 pm
    • Screening of The Whistle, followed by a conversation with Director Storm Miguel Florez and featured guest Charlene Padilla Johnson, moderated by Dr. Annette Rodriguez
    • Learn more and register
  • “Belonging in Opera” presented by the Opera Theater of St. Louis and Washington University’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity

    • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) is partnering with Washington University’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, & Equity (CRE2) to host a two-night symposium exploring the canon of Black composers and the current reality of the Black experience onstage and behind the scenes.
    • Learn more and register

Wednesday April 7

  • What Now? Humanities for the Public Good Symposium 2021

    • 2:00 pm
    • Feedback Now: A Case Study for Engaging Artists and Publics in Scholarly Communities. This panel will use Feedback: The Institute for Performance as a case study to explore how performing arts institutions can bring together multiple stakeholders in conversation, foster cross-disciplinary collaboration between artists and scholars, and use the concept of “invitation” as a means of engaging with the urgent issues of our times.
    • Learn more and register
  • A Quick Close Look: Ackland Student Guide Virtual Tour

    • 5 pm – 5:30 pm 
    • The Ackland Student Guides are teaming up to take their tours virtual! This week: Paige Watts (Senior) and Hattie Doherty (Senior) look at the theme of “transcendence” with an artist from the Circle of Lucas Cranach the elder’s Mass of St. Gregory (c. 1550) and a follower of Jose de Moré’s Mater Dolorosa (after 1700).
    • Learn more and register
  • Bettie Allison Rand Lectures in Art History: Rebecca Zorach, Northwestern University

    • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    • This series of lectures explores the idea of the agency and creativity of a sometimes personified “Nature” in late medieval and early modern Europe.
    • Learn more and register
  • What Now? Humanities for the Public Good Symposium 2021

    • 6:00 pm
    • Ella Baker’s Catalytic Leadership: A Primer on Community Engagement and Communication for Social Justice. A book talk with Dr. Pat Parker hosted by Shawanna Sykes
    • Learn more and register
  • UNC Campus Recreation – Virtual Paint Night

    • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • a live virtual art therapy session! Painting can be a relaxing, fun, creative, and social experience. No experience is necessary, and we are not experts, but we can find our inner artists together! We will provide a balance of instructions and guidance and education to allow for maximum creativity and enjoyment. We will primarily be working with watercolor paints, but any medium is welcome to join in the fun as we create our own unique artwork. 
    • Intramural registration is required. Sign up on Stay Active up to 1 hour before the event.
    • Learn more and register
  • Mural Creation Jam Session with Morrison Art Studio

    • 6:30 pm 
    • Work on Morrison Art Studio’s mural collage with other mural contributors and listen to some cool beats!
    • Learn more and register

Thursday April 8 

  • What Now? Humanities for the Public Good Symposium 2021

    • 11:30 am 
    • For the symposium’s Keynote Conversation, they’re thrilled to host lauded writer Anne Helen Petersen in conversation with a special guest
    • Learn more and register
  • What Now? Humanities for the Public Good Symposium 2021

    • 1:00 pm 
    • Howdy Partner: Collaborating and Connecting Beyond Campus – a panel on outreach featuring Qua Lynch Adkins (American Indian Center), Heidi Kim (Asian American Center), Andreina Malki (Grad student, Geography), and Erin Stephens (The Beautiful Project), moderated by Dr. Malinda Lowery
    • Learn more and register
  • UNC Film Studies presents “Sleep, Loquacity and the Work of Dreamings”

  • The Wound Dresser: Remembering Matthew Shepherd

    • 5:00 pm
    • The UNC Department of Music presents a pre-recorded performance of John Adams’ The Wound Dresser by Assistant Professor Marc Callahan, bass-baritone, and the UNC Symphony Orchestra with new commentary by Marc Callahan.
    • Learn more and see how to watch here
  • The Spark with Tift Merritt feat. Michelle Dorrance 

    • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Join Carolina Performing Arts for the sixth episode of The Spark with Tift Merritt, featuring Michelle Dorrance: world-renowned tap dancer, choreographer, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, and Chapel Hill native. 
    • Learn more and register 

Friday *Arts Everywhere Day*

  • Student Arts Innovation Grant Announcement

    • 9:30 AM on social media
    • 4 students were chosen to receive funds to bring their projects to life and add a touch of creativity to Carolina’s campus.
    • Watch for the announcement on social media and our website
  • CUAB Pottery Night

    • 10 am – 4 pm
    • To celebrate Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week CUAB is hosting another Pottery Night! If you RSVP on Heellife, you can pick up a pottery painting kit from Glazed Expectations in Carrboro on April 9th. The kit will come with a flower bowl and a set of glazes. Once you finish your piece, you can bring it back to Glazed Expectations to have it fired. 
    • Learn more and register
  • UNC Flying Silk Performance

    • 10:00-10:10 am on social media
    • UNC Flying Silk presents their Spring 2021 performance: Introspection
    • Watch on Facebook, Instagram or on our website after it premieres
  • Pauper Players Performance

    • 11 am
    • Enjoy a few selections from their spring musicals, 35mm & The Mad Ones
    • Watch on Facebook, Instagram or on our website after it premieres
  • First Fridays Concert

    • 12 pm
    • Tune in to hear a string quartet featuring students Ayman Bejjani, Maria Manning, Tate Jones, and David Kim as they celebrate the music of Florence Price and William Grant Still
    • Watch on Facebook live at noon. After the premiere, you can view the performance on our website or on YouTube.
  • What Now? Humanities for the Public Good Symposium 2021

    • 12:00 pm 
    • Match/Make – A Showcase of Artist/Scholar Collaborations featuring artists Kamara Thomas, Jessica Stark, and Iris Gottlieb and grad student scholars Deanna Corrin (Geography), Jacob Griffin (Anthropology) and Elias Gross (Music)
    • Learn more and register
  • A Medium Metamorphosis by Kenan Poole

    • 1:00 pm
    • This art installation is a collection of websites where each website is it’s own piece. Each website is a mosaic-like piece that depicts a story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. This installation is flexible that it can be held entirely online such as in a space like gathertown with links to each art piece.
    • A Medium Metamorphosis will be available to view at 1 pm here
  • PlayMakers: “Some Kind Of Universe”

    • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Some Kind of Universe is a project made up of six individual “capsules of inquiry” in which each of our Professional Actor Training Program artists contemplated, created and collaged some of what made up their complex universe in the Fall of 2020. Filled with curiosity, passion, frustration, humor and sometimes brutal honesty, these collages are an expression of how creativity will out—and hopefully provide empathy and meaning to help us through.
    • Watch on social media and on our website after it premieres
  • Artist Conversation: “Creating Mysterious ink World, Part One, 2016

  • What Now? Humanities for the Public Good Symposium 2021

    • 4:00 pm 
    • An undergraduate student led reflection on the Humanities Futures program and their work with the Black Communities Conference
    • Learn more and register
  • Morrison Art Studio Community Mural Reveal

      • 4:45 pm
      • A live space was created for anyone in the UNC community to add their photos, art, or any other creation as an expansive look at the last year through the artistic lens of our community members. Contribute to the mural until the grand unveiling!
      • See the finished mural on social media
  • LGBTQ Center Book Club

    • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    • The LGBTQ Center Book Club is a twice-monthly meeting of lit nerds and casual readers who love to discuss books, fanfic, and other readings with LGBTQIA+ themes. 
    • Learn more and register
  • Feminine Waste

    • 7:00 pm
    • Feminine Waste Records and the No(w)here Collective (ARTS 391) have released Feminine Waste, a compilation album of poetry and music featuring feminine-identifying, trans, and non-binary artists. On April 9th, they will hold a Zoom party/concert to celebrate the artists and their supporters.
    • Learn more and register
  • Kenan Theatre Company presents: Tragedy: A Tragedy

    • 7:30 pm (and April 10th at 7:30 pm)
    • KTC is proud to present a free virtual reading of TRAGEDY: A TRAGEDY by Will Eno, directed by Aubrey Snowden.
    • For more info and details on how to watch, click here.
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