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Storrs Gallery to Display Lott’s ‘False Front'

The Storrs Gallery will exhibit "False Front," works by Ted Lott from Wednesday, Nov. 19, through Thursday, Jan. 15.

Lott is an artist, designer and craftsperson; he believes that thinking and making are two sides of the same coin. He served as artist-in-residence at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Kohler Arts / Industry Program, Haystack School and the Vermont Studio Center. Lott received his M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.F.A. from the Maine College of Art. His work encompasses sculpture, architecture, furniture and public art, and it has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country.

According to the artist, "Craft practices are at once defined and restrained by their connections to tradition. Viewing woodworking in the context of objects made with wood, housing, particularly stick-frame construction, emerges as possibly the most widespread use of the material throughout the modern world. Utilizing these techniques in a studio-based practice, it is my hope to further the conversation on how notions of craft fit into the modern world."

Senior Honored for Community Service

UNC Charlotte senior Jameka Parker has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities committed to community engagement. Parker is a recipient of the Community Impact Student Award, which honors one student leader at each member school.

Parker, from Fayetteville, is one of 18 students across the state to receive the 2014 award, joining more than 200 college students honored by the organization since the award was first presented in 2006.

A pre-service teacher majoring in middle grades education with a civic minor in urban youth and communities, Parker said she believes deeply in service learning, both as a civic obligation and as meaningful pedagogy. As a part of a community engagement capstone, Parker started a girl’s dance troupe in a high poverty middle school with a curriculum focused on academic achievement, mentoring and self-esteem.