School of Art and Design opens fall MFA thesis exhibitions on Nov. 2

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery welcomes the East Carolina University School of Art and Design Fall 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibitions, “Einfühlung” and “HELD,” featuring new work by graduate students Jessica Bradsher and Holly Roddenbery.

“Apathy” by Jessica Bradsher

“Apathy” by Jessica Bradsher (Contributed photos)

A piece by Holly Roddenberry.

A piece by Holly Roddenbery.

An opening reception will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in conjunction with Uptown Greenville’s First Friday ArtWalk. The exhibits will be on display through Nov. 20. The reception and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Bradsher and Roddenbery work in wood, metals, painting and video.

Bradsher showcases emotion through sculptural representations of realistic facial expression, body language and contextual clues, and offers a chance for reflection on the ways that people interact and coexist. Roddenbery’s vessels reflect on states such as divine ecstasy, serenity and reverential awe, and imagination about the existential.

The Gray Gallery is located in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center off of 5th and Jarvis streets on the campus of ECU. Hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday-Saturday noon-4 p.m. The gallery is closed for university holidays.


– Contact: Angel Bellaran, Gray Gallery director, 252-328-1312 or