Press Clips

2017

 

April 14, 2017

The Almanac

"I Wish to Say" public performance planned in Pittsburgh

 

April 5, 2017

Triad City Beat

Pedestrians Dictate Postcards to Trump

 

Feb. 23, 2017

The (Raleigh) News & Observer

During Trump's first 100 days, art professor invites people to dictate postcards to him

 

Feb. 8, 2017

Greensboro News & Record

UNCG Professor's Postcard Project Is Now Online

 

Jan. 24, 2017

WUNC, The State of Things

North Carolinians Pen Postcards for the New President

 

Jan. 14, 2017

Tampa Bay Times

Sheryl Oring wants to hear your stories for a Tampa International Airport art installation

 

2016

 

Nov. 6, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle

Listening Is a Democratic Act

 

Nov. 2, 2016

The Carolinian

Activating Politics: When Art and Politics Collide

 

Oct. 31, 2016

Greensboro News & Record

"Dispatches" Views the News Through Art

 

Oct. 20, 2016

Greensboro News & Record

Have typewriter will travel: UNCG professor turns popular project into book

 

Oct. 14, 2016

The Day With Brent Goff

Live interview on German TV (in English)

 

Oct. 11, 2016

PIX 11 (NY)

Dear Mr. (or Mrs.) President : Artist gives Americans opportunity to tell next president what's on their mind

ABC7 NY

New Yorkers Can Leave Messages for Clinton, Trump at Park Pop-up Office

NowThis Election

Artist Sheryl Oring lets people type out what they want to say to the next president on a typewriter.

Konbini

You Can Write a Note to the Future President Thanks to this Woman and Her Typewriter

Flatiron Hot News

Retro Analog Campaigning: Sheryl Oring "I Wish to Say" Campaign in Mad Square Park Today

 

Oct. 5, 2016

takepart

Postcards to Presidents Reveal What Americans Care About

 

May 4, 2016

UNCG Now

Sending a Message

 

April 29, 2016

Greensboro News and Record

Greensboro artist's New York project gets national attention. 

 

April 27, 2016

NPR: All Things Considered

'I Wish to Say' Project Delivers Personal Messages to Presidential Candidates

WFUV

New Yorkers Send Postcards to Presidentail Candidates

The Blaze

Typists in NYC Help People Write Postcards to Presidential Candidates - Hear What They Had to Say

 

April 26, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle

Old Technology Delivers New Message From Voters

 

April 20, 2016

The Carolinian

The Big Apple and Typewriters: How one art professor is pushing the boundaries.

 

April 13, 2016

Creative Capital blog

Sheryl Oring Will Help You Write a Letter to A Presidential Candidate

 

April 7, 2016

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Here's the New Public Artwork Approved for TIA

 

April 7, 2016

WTSP

Public Art Approved for Tampa International Airport Expansion

 

Feb. 18, 2016

The New York Times

PEN World Voices Returns With Focus on Mexico

Jan. 27, 2016

The Carolinian

Artist Weekly: Professor Sheryl Oring

 

2015

Nov. 18, 2015

Art in Odd Places Blog

Sheryl Oring and the Art in Odd Places Class from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

 

2014

Nov. 7, 2014
Deutschlandradio
Gedanken und Geschichten zur Mauer

Nov. 6, 2014
El Pais
Berlin, 1989-2014

Nov. 4, 2014
Campus Weekly
Sheryl Oring collects Wall memories in Berlin

Oct. 18, 2014
Jerusalem Post
Writing on the Wall

Oct. 18, 2014
Aftenposten (Oslo)

Oct. 14, 2014
ZDF: Morgen Magazin
Mobiles Maueramt zum Jubilaeum

Oct. 14, 2014
Reuters
Professor collects Berlin Wall memories 25 years later

Sept. 5, 2014
taz
Ein Amt für Zerrissenheit

Sept. 4, 2014
RBB Radio
Chefsekretärin aus den 60ern sammelt Mauergeschichten

Sept. 4, 2014
Evangelischer Pressedienst
Kunstprojekt zur Berliner Mauer

Sept. 3, 2014
berlin.de
Maueramt

Sept. 3, 2014
B.Z.
Maueramt wieder aufgebaut

2013

Oct. 28, 2013
UNCG Now
"Takin' it to the Streets: UNCG brings famed NYC arts festival to downtown Greensboro"

Oct. 25, 2013
Arte Al Dia International
An Exhibition regarding Perspectives on Self and Other in Art and Human Rights at The University of Dayton.

Oct. 24, 2013
Greensboro News and Record
"Find Art in Odd Places Downtown"

Oct. 23, 2013
Daily Tarheel
"QandA with UNC-Greensboro art professor Sheryl Oring" By Elizabeth Tew

WUNC
"The State of Things""Artist Takes Public's Words to the President"
By Frank Stasio

Feb. 16, 2013
Deutsche Welle
"Role Models" A performance artist draws lessons from people living in the emerging economies in Brazil, Russia, India and China. A conversation with Sheryl Oring.

2012

Sept. 6, 2012
Greensboro News and Record
"Meet an Artist: Sheryl Oring"
By Erin Rainwater

Sept. 2012
Russia Beyond the Headlines
International Public Art Festival
"Art Prospect"

Sept. 4, 2012
Inside Higher Education
"The Democrats Convene"
By Libby A. Nelson

Sept. 4, 2012
WFAE
Charlotte
"Secretaries Help People Write Letters to the President"
By Tasnim Shamma

Sept. 3, 2012
Charlotte Observer
"Performance artists type peoples messages to the president"
By Steven Brown

Sept. 2, 2012
Raleigh News and Observer
"UNC-Greensboro prof carves out space for civil public discourse"
By Chrisopher Gergen and Stephen Martin

Feb. 28, 2012
"Stalking Distinction"
By Sarah Thornton

Feb. 27, 2012
"What is the role of the artist?"
By An Xiao

2011

Oct. 11, 2011
Being Blog
"Reflections from the Typing Pool"
By Amy Gottlieb

Sept. 12, 2011
Washington Square News
"Weekend Event Immortalizes 9/11 Stories"

Sept. 11, 2011
BBC
9/11 Anniversary: New York Remembers

Sept. 11, 2011
Euro News
"Typists Compile Memories of 9/11"

Sept. 10, 2011
 News 14 (North Carolina)
"UNCG professor hopes to document memories of 9/11"

Sept. 9, 2011
The New Yorker
"For 9/11, Creating a Collective Memory"

Sept. 5, 2011
Greensboro News-Record
"UNCG professor to record New Yorkers 9/11 views"

The Bonefolder
"Capturing the Quotidian: Book Artists Explore New Tools"
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2010

July 2, 2010
 KPBS radio
 "San Diegans Write Letters To President Obama"

June 9, 2010
San Diego Gay and Lesbian News
"San Diegans invited to express concerns and opinions to President Barack Obama"

2009

May 1, 2009
KPBS
Angela Carone, Culture Lust blog
"Do You Have a Creative Fix for Our Country?"

April 20, 2009
ArtsJournal
Dalouge Smith, Dog Days blog
"Art as Policy Proposal"

Washington Post Video
"A Protest Postcard"

2008

March 27, 2008
Time Out NY

Nov. 17, 2008
Chicago Tribune
"Notes for Next President Make Stop at McCormick Freedom Museum"

Sept. 26, 2008
Wichita Eagle
"WSU students dictate their wishes for our next leader"

Sept. 26, 2008
Wichita Eagle - online
"Dear Mr. President"

May 28, 2008
NPR's Bryant Park Project
"Artist Types Your Letters to the Next President"

May 20, 2008
New York Daily News
"Writers Give Future President Their 2 Cents"

April 26, 2008
Los Angeles Times
"These Are Postcards With an Edge"

April 24, 2008
Monterey Herald
"Artist Solicits Letters to Next President"

2006

June 20, 2006
The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC
"They Say It's Your Birthday"

June 20, 2006
Houston Chronicle
"Brooklyn-based artist brings Birthday Project to Houston"

June 20, 2006
St. Petersburg Times
"Secretary to the people"

June 14, 2006
The Independent Weekly (Raleigh)
"Locals send regards (sort of)  to the president"

May 31, 2006
NPR, All Things Considered
"Happy Birthday, Mr. President, From Art Fans"

April 12, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
"Having Their Say"

2005

Oct. 6, 2005
Amsterdam News
"Do You Have Something to Say?"

2004

Sept. 16, 2005
Spiegel Online (English)
"Gerd and Angie, You"ve Got Mail"

Aug. 30, 2005
MDR artour
"Wenn ich Kanzler ware, wurde ich .... "

Aug. 28, 2005
ZDF, Mona Lisa
"Wenn ich Kanzler ware..."

Aug. 22, 2005
Deutsche Welle Online
"Eine Postkarte fur Ihre Gedanken"

Aug. 20/21, 2005
Taz, nrw
"Getippte Meinungsfreiheit"

Aug. 17, 2005
Spiegel Online (German)
"Wenn ich Kanzler ware..."

Aug. 17, 2005
Berliner Morgenpost
"Postkarten an Gerhard Schroder und Angela Merkel"

Aug. 16, 2005
Deutschland Radio
"Offentliches Wunschen"

Aug. 15, 2005
NDR Kultur Journal
"Performance Postkartenaktion von Sheryl Oring"

Aug. 15, 2005
Berliner Zeitung
"Was taten Sie als Kanzlerin?"

Financial Times Deustchland:
Aug. 22, 2005

Reuters TV: Aug. 21, 2005

Welt Kompakt: Aug. 18, 2005

ZDF, Heute in Europa: Aug. 18, 2005

NDR Abendschau: Aug. 17, 2005

RBB evening news: Aug. 15, 2005

Sky News, UK: August 2005

2004

Sept. 3, 2004
ABC World News Tonight
Peter Jennings' "Person of the Week"
"Public Opinion on Postcards"

Sept. 2, 2004
Wall Street Journal
"Postcards to the President? Performance Art."

Sept. 2, 2004
Washington Post
"New York Expressionism"

Sept. 2, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
"To President Bush, I Wish to Say"

Sept. 2, 2004
die tageszeitung
"Sekretarin gegen Bush"

Sept. 2, 2004
Deutsche Presse Agentur
"One-woman campaign shows diversity of American political opinion"

Aug. 18, 2004
The New York Times
"A Salute to Free Speech"

Aug. 18, 2004
MSNBC, Countdown with Keith Olbermann
"Postcards for the President"

Aug. 10, 2004
ARD Tagesschau
"Postkarten an den Presidenten"

July 29, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
"To Sen. Kerry, I Wish to Say"

July 22, 2004
WNYC radio, Brian Lehrer Show
"Take a Letter!"

Feb. 20, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
"To the President, I Wish to Say"

2003

Sept. 21, 2003
New York Times
"Machines That Speak Volumes"