UNCG Magazine

Power of dance

This fall’s biggest dance day in Greensboro was led by Spartans. The National Dance Day celebration kicked off with the premier performance of “A Wicked Silence” from Alexandra Joye Warren ’06 MFA. Warren and dancers from her JOYEMOVEMENT Dance Company explored, through their “choreoplay,” the consequences of the eugenics program … Continued

Molly Oldham, singing her song

A rare gift for vocal performance … and a rare cancer to overcome Taylor Theatre’s a big stage. And for the 19 students polishing their choreography for the “My Deer” scene, Sept. 13 starts a big week – the final one to focus on blocking and choreography. Except for one … Continued

The show must go on

Martha Bassett '96 MM

Soon after graduating from UNCG’s School of Music, Martha Bassett ’96 MM made a name for herself with her first band, Martha and the Moodswingers. Nine albums later, the jazz singer realized she was at a crossroads. She could either commit to developing a national audience or invest more at … Continued

BB makes a banjo ring

BB Bowness

She received the Steve Martin Banjo Prize last fall. Her band, Mile Twelve, was named New Artist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. BB Bowness learned banjo in her native New Zealand – “It isn’t really a hotbed of bluegrass,” she says dryly. At age 12, a … Continued

Museum mural

Sheena Rose

A major new artwork by Sheena Rose ’16 MFA will grace the Weatherspoon Art Museum atrium this spring and summer. Her vibrant and energetic work is at once anchored in her Caribbean heritage and expansive in its explorations of culture and human experience. It has been featured internationally, including the … Continued

New at UNCG: Robinson Family Fund in Jazz Studies

Ward Robinson

When Ward Robinson, MD, retired, he turned to a different challenge: music.  As an infectious disease expert, Robinson served for two decades at Moses Cone Health System and five years as medical director for the Guilford County Department of Public Health. “I was trying to find ways for each individual … Continued

UNCG alumnus making waves on ‘Outer Banks’

One of the most popular series binge watched around the globe during the pandemic quarantine was “Outer Banks,” the hit Netflix television series that premiered last spring. The show is about a group of teenagers hunting for treasure on a picturesque island called the Outer Banks. The cinematographer behind all … Continued

Artist Sherrill Roland: spotlight on incarceration

After spending months in jail and on probation, he ultimately received a bill of innocence. He turned his experience into art. Sherrill Roland ’09, ’17 MFA is the founder of the Jumpsuit Project, which raises awareness around issues related to incarceration. This year, he won the prestigious Southern Prize from … Continued

New Anne and Ben Cone Memorial Endowed Directorship

THE CONES were deeply devoted supporters of the Weatherspoon. Honoring their memory, a gift from an anonymous donor recently established the Anne and Ben Cone Memorial Endowed Directorship Fund – the first of its kind for the University’s museum. Juliette Bianco is the first Anne and Ben Cone Memorial Endowed … Continued

A WAM welcome

The Weatherspoon Art Museum always has something new: new exhibitions, programs, and opportunities for teaching and learning. This fall, a new director joins the Greensboro art community. Juliette Bianco succeeds Nancy Doll, who retired after leading the museum for 22 years. Bianco comes to UNCG from Dartmouth, where she worked … Continued