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4CThe Daily Tar HcdMonday, August 24, 1981
Achkmd Museum officials seek
to spark student mrt interest
Dy LEAH TALLEY
DTH Stiff Writer
. Ackland Art Museum on the UNC campus has
more than 6,000 works and the largest acquisition .
fund of any university museum in the nation.
And Ackland's collection is highly respected in
the art world. In fact, two paintings will be loaned
this year to the Louvre in Paris and to the Metro
politan Museum of Art in New York.
But many students seem unaware of the museum,
says Gayle Warwick, Ackland's public relations
"Museums suffer because people believe they
have to know something or see everything," War
wick said. "You don't have to know anything,
simply appreciate the exhibit for your own sense of
The Ackland staff hopes to appeal to students
this year by presenting varying exhibits. The ex
hibit's focus will not be North Carolina artists,
because surrounding museums cover them suffi
ciently, Warwick said. Instead, the major exhibi
tions will bring in major works and display works
from Ackland's prestigious collection.
Evan Turner, museum director, . Innis Shoe
maker, assistant director, and Katharine Lee,
curator, have managed to increase that collection
by 12 percent in the past 18 months.
Presently, Ackland has two galleries. Major ex
hibits are displayed in the main gallery, and the
"Facets" series is Shown in the smaller gallery. But
when the new art building now under construction
is completed, gallery space will be increased by
about 130 percent, allowing more of Ackland's
collection to be shown to the public.
The exhibition now in the main gallery is Glim
mering Landscapes and the Artist 's Eye, on display
through Sept. 6. These works are drawn from Ack
land's permanent collection of paintings, drawings,
prints and photography, and they are grouped into
landscapes of similar theme. For example, four
different works depicting the temple of Tivoli, Italy,
are displayed together, showing how four artists
treated one subject over a 100-year span. ,
The Drawings of Andrea Palladio will be ex
hibited from Sept. 15 to Nov. 1 as part of a nation
wide tour. As part of the exhibit, the film Palladio
The Architect and his Influence in America will be
shown Sept, 13 at 4 p.m. and Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. in 1 15
Ackland. Michael Graves, an architect and profes
sor from Princeton University, will lecture at 8 p.m.
Sept. 17 in 115 Ackland. And at 10 a.m. Oct. 15,.
there will be a luncheon and bus tour highlighting
Palladio's influence in local architecture. For reser
vations and cost information, call the museum at
The Ackland's Facets series attempts to bring in
the latest in contemporary art. Usually one to four
works of a particular artist are on display in the
A UNC faculty exhibition will be featured there
from Nov. 8 to Dec. 6, and a student exhibition
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'The Incoming Tide' by William Scott on exhibition until Sept. 6
... Ackland Art Museum on Columbia Street features artists year round
will run during the spring semester. From Dec. 16
to Jan. 31, American art of the 1930s will be ex
hibited from the permanent collection of the
And from Sept. 20 to Nov. 8, Ackland will have
the 1981 Whitney film exhibition featuring the
avant-garde works of 18 film makers. These will
be shown at 4 p.m. every Sunday. Admission is free.
With a wide range of exhibitions, Ackland hopes
to increase student involvement. Warwick said,
"The Ackland Museum is a source of pride, as it is
a museum of stature recognized throughout the
For $5, students may become actively involved
in the museum by becoming Ackland associates. As
sociates may attend museum receptions and other
functions and will receive a Palladio poster. For
more information, contact Clare Baum at 966-5736.
a cafe and supper club
the village plaza
some rumors are, indeed,
based in fact.
. after all
BM groups give chance to perform;
The Gospel Choir, the Opeyo Dancers,
the Ebony Readers and the Onyx Theater
are four organizations within the Black
Student Movement that offer entertain
ment and performing opportunities on
every level of the cultural arts spectrum.
The four groups came into existence in
1971 to promote and preserve both con
temporary and traditional aspects of black
The Gospel Choir is one of the best
known singing groups in the state. It per-
. forms at BSM events, in concerts on the
UNC campus and at schools and churches
across North Carolina.
The Opeyo Dancers perform to all kinds
of music from classical to jazz and
often choreograph their own work. They
appear at BSM cultural events and in an
Onyx Theater productions are usually
' cast with open auditions, allowing all stu
dents to try out for the group's shows.
The Ebony Readers present works of
.prose and poetry on the UNC campus.
The forensic group explores works by
major black writers and original material
contributed by members.
For information about coming events
and auditions, contact John Brown (Gos
pel Choir), Kim Spaulding (Opeyo Dan
cers) and Cecilia Walker (Ebony Readers
Onyx Theater) in the BSM office in Suite
A of the Carolina Union.
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Saturday: USDA 8-oz. Rib eye steak with
salad and potato.
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of a different feather
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By ANN PETERS
DTH Staff Writer
Since classes can tend io boggle the
mind, activities outside the classroom can
make college life a little more relaxing and
One source of activities is the Art School
in Carrboro, a non-profit cultural center.
It has grown in seven years from two
classes of 36 drawing and painting students
in one room above the old Trading Post
to a center serving more than 500 adults
and children in 49 classes and special pro
grams. Jacques Menache, director of the Art
School, founded it in 1974 after receiving
his master's in Fine Arts from UNC in
1972 and teaching at UNC for two years.
Menache says the center began to grow as
more artists from the community asked
him about art exhibits, dancing and other
activities. In 1979, it moved into its present
location in Carr Mill Mall.
"The Art School has been growing,"
Menache said. "We'd like to fill a gap in
this community. There seems to be a de
mand for it."
The Art School offers classes for adults
and children in painting, drama, dance
and other activities. Programs include the
Gallery Theatre, Darkroom Co-op, Poet's
Co-op and Touch, a mime trio.
"For a long time, the Art School has
been involved in teaching classes," Me
nache said. "Recently, because of the
economy, we have seen a drastic drop in
"Now, we're dealing with a whole lot
of spectators. We're pushing the atmo
sphere (of the Art School). This is the only
non-profit organization in the area that
has a bar."
The bar is part of the Draught House
Cinema, where movie-goers can buy beer
for 50 cents. An average of 60 to 70 people
attended the cinema during the summer,
Menache said. "
".We're trying a whole lot more films.
We simply need the money to operate.
So we decided to have classes on Monday
and Tuesday, concerts on Wednesday and
theater on Friday, Saturday and Sunday." ,
"We have several series of films going
on, with the last film of the Horror Film
Festival Part I on August 21, The Invasion
of the Body Snatchers."
Part II of the festival begins Sept. 3 and
includes 77it? Blob, The Phantom of the
Opera, The House of Wax and Night of
the Living Dead. The films begin at 7 and
f 9 pun'.-; -and admission is $ 1 .75 for mem
bers and $2 for non-members iu -T- ;
! Other 'film festivals' include the Music
Mania Film Festival on Friday and Satur
day nights at 8 and 10 p.m. until Sept. 12
and the Erotic Film Festival, which begins
Menache said he believed a key ingredi
ent for the success of the Art School was
The Art School has received between
$30,000 and $40,000 from Carrboro in
the last few years to improve its programs.
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