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Friends of The Arts at Queens

Join our supportive community members to enrich the visual, performing and literary arts within The Arts at Queens.

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Friends of The Arts at Queens members support The Arts at Queens and share an appreciation for the arts. Memberships serve to enhance our students’ academic experiences and to fund arts programming. Friends enjoy arts salons in the homes of our gracious hosts, as well as fireside chats with faculty and invited experts.

Membership Levels

By becoming a Friend of The Arts at Queens, you support our mission to enhance the life of our campus and the Charlotte region by fostering educational opportunities to connect, create and collaborate through artistic expression and leadership in the arts. Membership begins July 1 and ends June 30 of each year, and all members receive our newsletters and an invitation to the Arts Salon.

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  • $50 Supporters ($50 tax deductible) 

  • $250 Donors receive an invitation to a Fireside Chat on a subject of the arts. ($150 tax deductible)

  • $500 Sponsors receive an invitation to a Fireside Chat on a subject of the arts and priority seating at arts events, upon request. ($400 tax deductible)

  • $1000 Patrons receive all of the benefits above. Your support at this level helps us fund programming. Our faculty select and curate experiences in the arts to benefit students and the community. Patronage can fund a concert or theatre show, a Watkins Art Gallery exhibition, a literary reading, or a workshop or lecture for students by a visiting artist, researcher, actor, writer or musician. ($900 tax deductible) 

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The Arts at Queens

The arts are immediately visible along Selwyn Avenue at the edge of campus, where we have installed "Triple Arc I" by the landmark American sculptor James Rosati, on loan from the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte. We hope it inspires members of the community to attend our performances and visit our gallery. We regularly offer literary, performing and visual arts cultural events that feature distinguished visitors and talented students. By becoming a member of Friends of The Arts at Queens, you support our mission to enhance the life of our campus and the Charlotte region.

Student Opportunities

Arts opportunities at Queens only begin in our classrooms and studios. Our students also benefit from the vibrant city of Charlotte and the cultural and internship opportunities available. Students exhibit in the Max L. Jackson Gallery, join music ensembles, perform in Hadley Theater, work in the music therapy clinic, participate in arts clubs and organizations and edit Signet, the undergraduate magazine of art and literature.

To learn more about our academic programs, visit the College of Arts and Sciences page.

Reach Out

If you'd like to learn more about Friends of The Arts at Queens or details on membership, please contact the College of Arts and Sciences at 704-337-2463, or Julie Funderburk, Director, at funderbj@queens.edu.

Or connect with us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and follow our hashtag, #artsatqueens.

The Arts at Queens Advisory Board

Alison Van Pelt, President
Regine Bechtler
Kathy Browning
Theresa LaPlaca
Gaby Linscheid
Jerald Melberg
Tracy Curtis Plepler
Cynthia Haldenby Tyson
Nick Napoletano, Artist-in-Community Member
Amy Bareham Chapman ’16, Queens Alumna Member
John Sisko, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Siu Challons-Lipton, Executive Director of Art, Design and Music
Helen Hull (fall), Mike Kobre (spring), Chair of English and Creative Writing
Julie Funderburk, Director, The Arts at Queens
Taylor Robinson ’20, Intern, The Arts at Queens

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