Swing Out 2015 Awards

Certificate of Award presented at Swing Out 2015. Photo by Lucy Thomas.
Certificate of Award presented at Swing Out 2015. Photo by Lucy Thomas.

The following awards were presented at Swing Out 2015:

David Judson “Friend of the Treasury” Award – Bill Waring X’61
Swift Award for academic improvement – Hannah Hodge X’14
Steven Coleman Award – Hannah Jones X’14
Grahame Wood Award for Hall Spirit – Lucy Thomas X’14
Coolest Alum Award – David “Commodore” Joyner X’08
Brooke Gardiner Award – Jen Myers X’14

Barrett/John Award (for work presented in a meeting, revised, then presented again) – Alice Wilder X’14 for “Inheritance”

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Letters of Note: A lot of people believe that beauty is some kind of conspiracy

A beautiful letter from Kurt Vonnegut to an inquirer seeking support for a start-up theatre company.

I congratulate you people on being in the raging mainstream of the arts. It is commercial artists like myself who operate in the backwaters. I inhabit still, tepid waters clogged with dollar bills. I never see people. I’ve forgotten all about them.

Letters of Note: A lot of people believe that beauty is some kind of conspiracy.

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Art in the Balance: Student works double major, multiple art theses

Peter Pendergrass X'07
Peter Pendergrass X'07 relaxes in the library at the Hall. Photo by Mary Koenig for the Daily Tar Heel.

Bro. Peter Pendergrass X’07, is featured today in an article for the Daily Tar Heel about his pursuit of academic amazement with a double major and multiple theses.

“A lot of my art deals with vivid dreams,” Pendergrass said.

For the artist, dreams play an important role in his efforts to connect perception and reality, he said. The interpretation of reality and dreams has become a recurring theme in some of his most significant work.

Pendergrass’s thesis combines his studio art background with visual performance to further his interest in the exploration of dreams.

“The dream is, and has always been, a source of mystery, intrigue and inspiration,” Pendergrass said in his thesis proposal.

Check out the article here.

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