Archive for the ‘Cullowhee NC Visual Arts’ Category

Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, Offers Virtual Exhibitions

April 14, 2020

Although our spaces are dark, the arts will never be closed. The Bardo Arts Center, at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, is excited to announce a new webpage dedicated to virtual opportunities, ( This page houses information regarding all the various online experiences and events being hosted by the WCU Bardo Arts Center and the Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts. Highlights include a series of Thursday lunchtime webinar presentations, which will be streamed on Facebook and Youtube, as well as through the ( website. Details below.

April 16 at noon – “Claire Van Vliet: Stone and Sky”.
The event features exhibiting artist, Claire Van Vliet, and WCU Fine Art Museum Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Carolyn Grosch. An interesting fact to note, the Museum holds the largest collection of vitreographs in the world, a printmaking medium that uses a glass plate to produce a printed image.

“Claire Van Vliet: Stone and Sky”, Installation View, WCU Fine Art Museum.

April 23 at noon – “Curious Terrain: WNC From the Air
Hear” from exhibiting aerial photographer and pilot, Alex S. McLean, and James T. Costa, Executive Director of the Highlands Biological Station and WCU Professor of Evolutionary Biology. “Curious Terrain” features MacLean’s striking images of the seven westernmost counties of North Carolina and capture the unique qualities of the regions built environment while raising broader questions about humanity’s impact on the land.

“Curious Terrain: WNC From the Air”, Installation View, WCU Fine Art Museum.

April 30 at noon – “Time and Again: Glass Works by Kit Paulson and SaraBeth Post”. Enjoy a talk from exhibiting artist, SaraBeth Post, and WCU Fine Art Museum Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Carolyn Grosch. Funded in part by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, this exhibition brought together two Penland-based artists—Kit Paulson and SaraBeth Post—whose works in glass explore ideas about time, history, memory, and the antique.

“Time and Again, Glass Works by Kit Paulson and SaraBeth Post”, Installation View, WCU Fine Art Museum.

Discover more at (, such as gallery video tours, more streaming performance opportunities, and links to the Bardo Arts Center social media channels for daily content.

Please note that until further notice, the WCU Bardo Arts Center building is closed but will continue to provide access to the arts through these online experiences and opportunities.

For further information call 828/227-3591 or visit (

“51st Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition” Takes Place at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum in Cullowhee, NC – Through Mar. 22, 2019

March 5, 2019

Western Carolina University’s Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition is one of the longest-running Catamount art traditions. For emerging artists, this exhibition is an extraordinary opportunity to share their artwork with a larger public and to enhance their skills in presenting artwork in a professional gallery setting. Their work is reviewed by an outside art professional who has the challenge of making selections from the many talented students who submit an application.

Work by Starkim Noble

The WCU Fine Art Museumin Cullowhee, NC, is pleased to showcase twenty-nine works in this year’s exhibition, on display from through Mar. 22, 2019. Created by undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines, the works on view encompass a range of mediums, including photography, sculpture, ceramics, digital animation, graphic design, book arts, painting, drawing, and printmaking.

Work by Zoe Koval

Exhibiting students include: Abigail Mosher, Alison Kabrich, Annabela Cockrell, Brandi Swisher, Casey Sweet, Christen Ray, Dustin Newton, Elijah Troutman, Elizabeth Stone, Elliott Suess, Grace Woodard, Hallie Sholar, Heather Warriner, Joel Basnett, Katherine Coyne, Katy Milke, Matthew Harris, Lindsey Turner, Luke Webb, Mitch Foust, Sarah Kunkleman, Starkim Noble, Taylor Short, Thaddeus Prevette, Victoria Alexander, Tyler Martino, Zachary Alexander, and Zoe Koval.

Work by Taylor Short

This year, the exhibition is juried by Lee Walton, Associate Professor of Art at UNC Greensboro. Professor Walton holds a Master of Fine Arts from the California College of Arts. He directs both the Graduate Program and the Interdisciplinary Arts and Social Practice program at UNC Greensboro. He has been commissioned by museums, institutions and cities, both nationally and internationally, to exhibit, lecture, and lead participatory public events.

The reception and awards ceremony for the 51st Annual Undergraduate Exhibition will take place on Mar. 21, 2019, from 5-7pm.

The WCU Fine Art Museum is always free and open to the public with free parking on site, located at 199 Centennial Drive, Cullowhee, NC. Regular museum hours are Tue.-Fri., from 10am-4pm and Thurs. until 7pm.

For information, call 828/227-ARTS or visit (