The Sustainability Office moved in May of 2017 from Mossman Administrative building to our new home in Moran Commons. We were excited to have this brand new space, as well as be so much more visible to all of you using the post office next door and grabbing lunch upstairs! We decided we would like to make the most of it, and came up with our “Make a Show of It” Green Fund proposal. We requested money to have student curators put together shows of the wonderful artists local to our campus and our community that explore Sustainability. We were grateful to receive part of the funding we requested in order to bring to you the show outlined below.




Thursday, March 22

The American Dream and Consume

5-7 pm | Reception. Free and open to the public.


UNCG Sustainability Office- Moran Commons 108E

John Adams defined the American Dream as:

“The dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone with an opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.”

This is only one interpretation. As an ever evolving, diverse culture one would expect our dreams and ideals would evolve as well. Artists that submitted to The American Dream were prompted to create art that expressed their interpretations and experiences of the American Dream.

Whether or not it is the American Dream, consumption is part of current American reality. More than just an exploration of waste, Consume prompted artists to explore production, consumption, and the artist’s role in those processes.

Do we have to consume? Do we have to produce? Can we do it responsibly? What does a sustainable American Dream look like, and how does it fit into the interpretations by these UNCG artists? Join us to enjoy the works of UNCG artists, and join us in these conversations.

Light refreshments will be served. Comments from curator at 5:30 PM.

Show will be on view Tuesday, March 13- Thursday, April 12, 2018.