February Exhibition by Brittany Søndberg

GREENSBORO COLLEGE ART PROFESSOR’S WORK FEATURED IN GREENSBORO ART EXHIBIT FEB. 10-28

 

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sculptor Brittany Sondberg, an assistant professor of art at Greensboro College, is among three local artists whose work will be featured Feb. 10-28 in a gallery exhibition, “Fabric, Metal and Paint,” at The Creative Center in Greensboro.

Sondberg’s work in metal will be on display, along with the quilting of Dot Forsythe and the paintings of Adele Wayman, at The Creative Center, 900 16th Street.

The exhibit opens with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. The event is free and open to the public. Regular exhibit hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call 336-617-3328, or visit www.thecreativecenter.net.

Sondberg teaches sculpture, ceramics, women’s art history, and other courses. Prior to joining the faculty, she operated Copper Chameleon, a metalsmithing and jewelry-design business. She also has taught at the Sawtooth School for Visual Arts in Winston-Salem.

She holds a B.F.A. from East Carolina University and an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She joined the Greensboro College faculty in 2016.

Greensboro College’s Department of Art offers the B.A. or B.S. in Art and the B.A. in Art Education. The program, with individual attention to students, combines classic art principles with the liberal-arts foundations of diverse branches of inquiry, including both science and the humanities, so that students can incorporate as much of the world as possible into their own art-making.

For more information about Greensboro College’s art program, contact the department chair, Professor Jim Langer, at 336-272-7102, ext. 5361, or email langerj@greensboro.edu.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.

Made In Greensboro by Brittany Søndberg

BRITTANY SØNDBERG, 34, SCULPTOR, ARTIST & METALSMITH

When artist Brittany Søndberg moved to Greensboro in 2008, she was already accomplished in jewelry design and metalsmithing.

For three years, Brittany rented out a studio at Lyndon Street Artworks. There she met different sculptors and she decided to pursue sculpting on a larger scale. She decided to pursue sculpting seriously and entered graduate school at UNC Greensboro, graduating in 2015.

“I enjoy working with my hands. I love the idea of being able to create a unique visual and spatial experience (for the viewer).”

Initially Brittany combined her skills at jewelry design and her new passion for sculpting into monumental jewelry forms. She created a one hundred foot locket necklace which was installed in a variety of arts-centered locations, she also made a thirty foot concrete pearl necklace which was placed around town at sites where trees had been taken down excessively.

“I am fortunate to be able to (and be required to) use my imagination in my work. That’s one of the best things about being a visual artist.”

Some of her latest works include Dream Machine, dedicated by synerG, that is installed out front of the Greensboro Cultural Arts Building. Little Wing II is a fabricated steel, powder coated sculpture that is on display at the Piedmont Triad International Airportthrough October 2017. She has also shown her work at UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum and is currently showing work at the Center for Visual Artists.

“I work intuitively. I am inventing the form as I go along. Responding to the material and the developing sculpture in front of me. Additionally, the work is very labor intensive, but after a piece is completed and I am happy with it, it’s like I forget how hard it was to do and am ready to do it all over again. The opportunity to make art is uniquely human. To be able to do this as my life’s work is amazing and I am very fortunate to do so.”

She has also shown her work in Pittsburgh Brooklyn, Wilmington and she will be displaying work this year in downtown Raleigh through the Art in the Workplace program organized by the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh.  She has jewelry for sale at GreenHill Center for NC Art in the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center.

Brittany is also an Assistant Professor of Art teaching Ceramics, Sculpture, Contemporary Practices and Art History at Greensboro College and has previously taught at NC A&T and UNCG.

“I love teaching, and the opportunity to guide emerging student artists and help them to develop their personal artistic language, it is a truly rewarding experience.”

 

Dream Machine by Brittany Søndberg

 

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GREENSBORO — Action Greensboro’s synerG young professionals group will dedicate and present a sculpture to the city at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Cultural Arts Center.

Speakers at the ceremony at 200 N. Davie St. will include artist Brittany Søndberg, who created the sculpture “Dream Machine,” City Councilman Justin Outling, Josh Sherrick from the City of Greensboro, and the leaders of synerG’s public art committee, Spencer Conover with ArtsGreensboro and Laura Maruzzella with Greenhill Center for NC Art.

“Dream Machine” resulted from a survey asking synerG members what they would like to see the organization focus on in 2016. Public art was a top priority.

“Public art inspires a sense of wonder, of curiosity and activates your imagination,” Conover said in a news release. “I think young people have experienced art in other communities, and it really leaves a lasting impression and lasting memory of a community and a place. That’s what we want to do in Greensboro.”

 

Søndberg, a resident of North Carolina since 2000, has a bachelor of fine arts degree in metal design and jewelry from East Carolina University and a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from UNC-Greensboro.

She creates large-scale colorful and playful work in steel, wood and mixed materials. “Dream Machine” celebrates the playful spirit and creative energy of the city’s cultural district.

Position at Greensboro College by Brittany Søndberg

Greensboro College Names Brittany Sondberg to Art Faculty

 

Brittany Sondberg

"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro College has named Brittany Sondberg an assistant professor of art.

 

She joins the full-time faculty after two years as a member of the adjunct art faculty, teaching sculpture and three-dimensional foundations.

 

Previously she had been a teaching assistant for sculpture and three-dimensional foundations, an art history instructor and a wood studio technician at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and, since 2009, an instructor of metal design at the Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C.

 

She also has operated her own metalsmithing and jewelry-design business, Copper Chameleon, in Greensboro since 2008 and has served as board member, secretary, vice president, and president of the nonprofit Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro.

 

She holds a B.F.A. from East Carolina University and an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

 

Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

 

 

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."