Panelists of the Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition. Photo by Jennifer Tisdale.

Interested in viewing studio art from a different perspective? Visit the Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition currently showing in the Rowe Galleries. The exhibit, which features art from a variety of studio art faculty members at UNC Charlotte, has begun and will last until Sept. 24.

Jamie Franki, associate chairperson of the Department of Art and Art History at UNC Charlotte as well as the coordinator of the illustration concentration for art majors, says the event will give a glimpse of the diverse directions in faculty studio art research with those around UNC Charlotte and beyond.

“Lots of people from the department and beyond will be on hand to enjoy a diverse and interesting exhibit,” said Franki.

Tuesday’s panel discussion focused on faculty members in their roles as artists and educators, how do they balance these dual careers, the advantages and challenges and how they complement each other.

The panelists represent a variety of approaches and 2-D/3-D media, according to Franki.

“You’ll have the opportunity to learn about who we are as as a studio art faculty and why we do what we do,” said Franki. “Come to the event and you’ll see what happens.”

The Biennial Exhibition is currently on display in the Rowe Galleries. For more information about the panel discussion and reception, visit the official website of the College of Arts + Architecture.

Photos by Jennifer Tisdale.

Patrick is a former Community Editor and A&E editor for the Niner Times. He is pursuing a Communications major with minors in Film Studies and Journalism at UNC Charlotte. Contact him at