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Rowe Galleries to Feature Four Artists in October

The Rowe Galleries will feature four artists in three shows during October. The lower gallery will display "Evergreen: Vespiary," featuring work by two guest ceramic artists: Valery Zimany and Daniel Bare, professors from Clemson University. The upper gallery will exhibit two independent shows "Heritage" by photographer and University of Virginia professor Pamela Pecchio and "Into the Screen: Still-Life Moving Image," oil "still-life portraiture" paintings by artist Andrew Leventis.

Zimany and Bare’s installation in the lower gallery will include new work created at UNC Charlotte with student assistance. The Department of Art & Art History has been collecting a random assortment of objects during the past month, which the visiting artists and art students will slip-coat in ceramic to hang in the gallery on Oct. 2.

Commemoration of Berlin Wall's Fall Set for Nov. 9

Mario Röllig spent three months in East Berlin’s Hohenschönhausen Prison in 1987 for trying to flee communist East Germany. He will tell his story at 2:00 PM, Sunday, Nov. 9, at UNC Charlotte Center City, during an afternoon of public activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The event, called "The Power of People," is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. The German Language and Culture Foundation is hosting the event in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Department of Languages and Culture Studies. Each year, the foundation awards dozens of scholarships to UNC Charlotte students who are majoring in German, and it works with the department to provide hands-on learning opportunities with German companies in Charlotte and abroad.

In addition to Röllig’s talk, there will be simultaneous showings of a documentary and feature film "The Lives of Others," beginning at 3:00 PM; a symbolic tearing down of the "wall" around 5:30 PM; and an exhibit of photography, news articles and student projects that were a collaboration among Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Gaston County Schools and Deutsche Schule Charlotte, the German Language School.