If you’re writing a book about visual art in North Carolina, there’s no better place to look than UNCG.
“I think that there’s such an incredible history of art here,” says professor and artist Barbara Campbell Thomas. “We were the first art department in the state, back when we were the Woman’s College. We are the school within the UNC System where art classes started.”
A new book, “Art of the State: Celebrating the Visual Art of North Carolina,” profiles four UNCG art professors: Jennifer Meanley, Mariam Stephan, Pat Wasserboehr, and Barbara Campbell Thomas. It also features the Weatherspoon Art Museum as well as Chancellor Gilliam and his wife, Jaquelean, who are avid collectors of North Carolina art.
By Terri Relos.
Photo by Lissa Gotwals, first published in “Art of The State: Celebrating the Visual Art of North Carolina,” published by UNC Press, 2022