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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.

Aluko to Give Annual Maxwell-Roddey Lecture

Yele Aluko, senior vice president of Novant Health and medical director of the Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute, will present "North Carolina’s Rejection of Medicaid Expansion: Politicizing the Health of Our Society" at 5:30 PM, Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Rowe Arts Building, room 130. A reception will follow Aluko’s presentation, which is free and open to the public.

As a physician, Aluko specializes in complex coronary interventions, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He also is a vocal, visible advocate in the effort to address the issue of health care disparities within racial, ethnic and gender minorities in the United States.

The Bertha Maxwell-Roddey Distinguished Africana Lecture, sponsored by the Africana Studies Department in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, honors its namesake for her pioneering contributions to the development of Africana studies as an academic discipline at UNC Charlotte as the department’s founding chair; she also helped build black cultural institutions in the greater Charlotte area and nationally.