Students from the College of Education recently were part of the service-learning project that supported homeless children in the greater Charlotte community.
Through “Book in a Bag,” multicultural education students used class time to decorate bags that were donated along with books to children residing in homeless shelters and at the hospital. The project was designed to provide an opportunity for the students – future teachers and educators – to get involved in the community and connect with diverse and/or underrepresented communities.
As part of the initiative, the students identified a multicultural children’s literature book to be used as inspiration for decorating the bags. Completed bags and books were delivered by a group of the students to a local charity that serves homeless families. The UNC Charlotte students will write reflections that detail their experiences with the project.
The Projective Eye Gallery, located in UNC Charlotte Center City, will present "Murmurs on the Other Side of Light," surreal paintings of the life of the shadow by Guyanese artist Stanley Greaves from Friday, Nov. 22, through Friday, Jan. 3.
A celebrated Caribbean artist, Greaves is known for a lifetime of creating surrealistic narrative accounts of Guyana’s politically tumultuous period during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. More recently, his psychosocially charged paintings have depicted shadow forms. In this series, the shadow has its own life, forever elusive and symbolic of the “collective unconscious.” These dark figures move with celebration, triumph and the playfulness of a child, presented from the wise and long-lived perspective of a Caribbean surrealist in his 70s.
The Projective Eye Gallery, part of the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture, is open seven days a week, from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM.