Chiamaka Okonkwo

Chiamaka Okonkwo is a freshman at UNC Charlotte and a volunteer for Sanskrit Literary Arts Magazine. She is pursuing a major in biology and a minor in public health. She enjoys spending her free time reading, exploring, and playing Tetris.

Kinetic Sculpture: The Artistic Movement of Motion

Kinetic Sculpture: The Artistic Movement of Motion

Motion within art is the incorporation of a new, fourth dimension – time.  Kinetics, whether real or perceived, is an element of artwork that can bring a piece closer to a representation of reality.  This phenomenon has caused motion within art to become more popular within modern art, increasingly featured in artwork and in public […]

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The Street Art Movement: Vandalism to Urban Art

The Street Art Movement: Vandalism to Urban Art

It began as vandalism, but now is considered a flourishing art movement. Street art has not always been widely considered a valid form of artistic expression.  Perceptions of the art form have changed dramatically over the last century, garnering respect within the art form.  Instead of solely popping up as visual pollution on the sides […]

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Art in Charlotte: Upcoming Events and Exhibits

Art in Charlotte: Upcoming Events and Exhibits

Charlotte is a city that holds its arts in high regard; there are constantly arts events happening in the area.  Therefore, I have featured a few exhibits that are popular in current local arts news.   Reveal and Detonate: Contemporary Mexican Photography Location: Mint Museum Uptown Date(s): October 28th – June 17, 2018 Admission: Price […]

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Exhibit Exposé: K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace

Exhibit Exposé: K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace

September 20, 2016. On this late summer day, just over a year ago, Charlotte managed to make national news – for all the wrong reasons.  This was the day that the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott brought Charlotte to the forefront of our attentions. The aftermath of the event was explosive.  The riots that ensued […]

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