The rapid rise 📈 of emoji (Japanese for “picture character”) is a global 🌍 phenomenon without precedent. Their widespread use and ability to convey complex messages have not only cemented emoji's place as an emerging digital language 🗣, but prompted difficult questions 🤔 about the creation of a language and digital communication’s fraught ties 😣 to identity and inclusion. In PICTURE CHARACTER, Directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney lead viewers 👀 on a deep dive into the ever-evolving world of picture characters, from their humble beginnings in Japan to mobile keyboards 📱 the world 🌎 over, and shed fresh light 💡 on the private consortium 👥 that approves new emoji offerings and the individuals fighting ✊ to make the language more representative of its billions of users.
Western Carolina University’s Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition is one of the longest-running Catamount art traditions. This exhibition is an extraordinary opportunity for emerging artists to share their artwork with a larger public and to enhance their skills in presenting artwork in a professional gallery setting. Entries are reviewed by an outside art professional who selects the works for exhibition at the WCU Fine Art Museum. Selected works will be on view at the Museum from February 16 through March 19, 2021.
Sunspot activity and cosmic movements fascinated Mildred Thompson, and she used these ideas as a jumping point to develop the abstract visual language for this series of vitreographs.
Take the interactive 360° virtual tour of the WCU Fine Art Museum. Explore the main gallery exhibition and other exhibitions currently on display, along with a selection of past exhibition tours.
Explore many of our past exhibitions and access a downloadable listing of WCU Fine Art Museum exhibitions from our opening year in 2005 to the present.
Bardo Arts Center is pleased to announce a $7,5000 grant award from the NC Arts Council to support operations this fiscal year. The grant will specifically be used to support the WCU Fine Art Museum's new Collections Management System…
Nicole Brewer, creator of Conscientious Theatre Training and originator of the Anti-Racist Theatre (A.R.T.) movement is teaching her unique approach which blends anti-racist theory, social justice, collectivism, healing justice and theatre exercises for an embodied understanding of racism and our agency to become anti-racist.
Need a new zoom background? Check out this selection of Bardo Arts Center images to add an artistic edge to your next zoom meeting or presentation! More coming soon.