Exhibit featuring art by ECU faculty opening Thursday

An art exhibition featuring work by faculty members in the ECU School of Art and Design will open March 17 at J.Y. Joyner Library.

This exhibition, the first at Joyner Library open to all School of Art and Design faculty, showcases the talent and demonstrates the unique vision of this group. Works include paintings and drawings, textile and metal designs, sculpture, photography, pottery and other medium.

“It is always a delight to work with the Art & Design faculty; being able to display their art adds so much to the library experience, providing all of our users a richer cultural environment,” said Larry Boyer, dean of Academic Library and Learning Resources.

Previous art exhibitions included individual faculty shows and works from the women studio faculty artists.

“The College of Fine Arts and Communication is excited and pleased at this newest showcasing of faculty art from the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University,” said Michael Dorsey, interim dean for the college. “Joyner Library and its leadership have been enthusiastic in supporting the celebration of the arts as one of the university’s strategic directions. The exhibition, currently on display, clearly demonstrates why East Carolina is recognized as the leader in visual arts education in the state of North Carolina.”

The opening reception will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The exhibit runs through May 7 and is located in the exhibit gallery on the second floor of the library. The reception and exhibit viewing are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dawn Wainwright at 328-4090.