Meet the Staff: Katie Voss

Get to know the Ackland Art Museum staff! Katie Voss is the receptionist and Administrative Assistant to the Director at the Ackland Art Museum, and is probably the most visible of the behind-the-scenes staff. Voss, a recent college graduate who is fluent in French, enjoys the fast-paced work environment. She spoke with Sarah Headley about her hobbies and her role at the museum.

katieVossWhere are you from?
Grand Rapids Michigan. I’m a Yankee and far from home.

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
I went to the University of Michigan and doubled in French and Linguistics. I’m definitely a language person. I graduated in four years and studied abroad in Southern France. Continue reading

Making (Time for) Art – A UNC Student’s Perspective

If you’re a UNC student and you’ve been intrigued by the Ackland’s Art à la Carte offerings, but wanted to know more about what to expect in a session, read on! Seeking a participant’s perspective, we sent Sarah Headley, a UNC junior working in the Ackland’s communications department, to get her art on and blog about it. 

IMG_3691One of my childhood memories is of my aunt integrating crafts into our family gatherings. We would make Christmas ornaments, candle holders, shell decorations—you name it. I still enjoy making these crafts now, if not even more than I did as a little girl with bangs and pig tails.

Now, as a junior in college, I look forward to occasions where I can be artsy. Working in the Communications office at the Ackland Art Museum on campus, the Art à la Carte classes popped up on my radar. On select Fridays from 4:00-7:00 PM, UNC students can learn about different art techniques and try their hand at them. All the materials are provided and each class is only $10, which is a steal for us college students.

I attended the Found Book Art session, where we began by examining published books that had been transformed into works of art. Books can be altered by adding things like paint, or by cutting out words to make a new meaning. Continue reading