One UNCG “The Art of Health” Faculty Gathering

Posted on March 06, 2023

Dear faculty,

The Office of the Provost, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and Faculty Senate invite you to join us for a special faculty gathering on Thursday, March 23rd from 4:30–6 pm. The gathering is the third in a series of events designed to deepen our connections, share what it means to be part of the UNCG faculty community, and celebrate all the ways we continue to support each other. Recognizing that we are living through stressful times and facing significant challenges, we understand the need to come together, across disciplines, units, and ranks, to share what is important to us, envision our future together, and support each other. 

This event is designed to explore the many ways engaging with the arts can improve our health and wellness. The event will take place in the Weatherspoon Art Museum Courtyard, with additional activities in the museum’s Space for Engagement & Space for Creativity. Galleries are open to attendees and regular museum visitors. We will enjoy live music, beverages, and light refreshments. In addition, we have planned several optional activities that focus on the connection between art and heath. 

  • Mona Flynn, a doctoral student in Kinesiology, will lead two 20-minute sessions of a yoga and walking meditation exercise to small groups of interested faculty. The first session will start at 5 pm and the second session at 5:30 pm. 
  • In the Space for Engagement (first floor), You Choose Card Game, facilitated by the Visitor Engagement Fellow, is an opportunity for you to curate your own exhibit from the Weatherspoon’s permanent collection.
  • Dr. Emilia Phillips and several of her students will conduct a poetry reading in the museum’s Space for Creativity (first floor). The poetry reading will start at 5:20 pm. 
  • Finally, the second floor galleries currently have a number of exciting exhibits on view including Gilded: Contemporary Artists Explore Value and Worth, To Serve the People: Prints from Mexico’s Taller de Gráfica Popular, and Endia Beal | Corporate Disclosure

Given the space constraints at the museum and to be respectful of the other patrons, we are limiting this event to the first 75 respondents. Please register for the event here and, if interested, select which optional activities you would like to participate in. Gladys Kammetler will confirm your registration.

Wishing you a good upcoming spring break,

Debbie Storrs, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
Juliette Bianco, Director, Weatherspoon Art Museum
Sarah Daynes, Chair, Faculty Senate
Tami Draves, Associate Chair, Faculty Senate