Artist Exhibit in Chancellor's Office



From left: Janette Hopper, Chancellor Meadors, Suellen Cabe and Donna Payne

Janette Hopper, chair of the UNC Pembroke Art Department, currently has her artwork on display at the Chancellor's Office on the fourth floor of Lumbee Hall.

The exhibit will continue throughout the semester. The artwork is comprised of 10 oil paintings and four watercolors depicting landscapes from the Michigan and Montana areas.

Chancellor Meadors said the artwork brightens up the office and has met with favorable response.

"Everyone thinks they're great," he said. "We are very pleased that Jannette would allow us to display her work."

Prior to Hopper's artwork, the chancellor's office displayed portraits of former Chancellors. These paintings will now reside in the Chancellors dinning room.

University Attorney Donna Payne, Suellen Cabe, director of Institutional Research and Pecouse Lucas, of the chancellor's staff, collaborated to coordinate the art project.

"We thought it was a good idea that we may be able to build on in the future," Payne said. "For some time, we have been looking for art to display, and this is a great opportunity for us."

"We are hopeful that we can continue displaying artist's work," Payne said. "We have our eye on one or two other prospects."painting

paintingA native of the Pacific Northwest, Hopper's work has been displayed widely in the United States and abroad. She became chair of the art department in July 2002, coming to UNCP from Central Michigan University.

The exhibit brings the outdoors to life inside the offices.

"I like to bring the evocative aspects of the landscape to my work," Hopper said. "I appreciate the chancellor's office asking me to exhibit. It's an honor."