ECU hosts art sales, concerts to celebrate season

East Carolina University will usher in the holiday season in the coming weeks with art sales and free public concerts. 

Beginning Thursday, Nov. 29, the School of Art and Design will hold its annual Holiday Art Sale at A Time for Science, 729 Dickinson Ave., Greenville. Hours are 3-8 p.m. Nov. 29-30 and from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Dec. 1.

A customer looks at textiles at last year’s ECU School of Art and Design annual Holiday Art Sale.

A customer looks at textiles at last year’s ECU School of Art and Design annual Holiday Art Sale. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

The annual holiday sale features a range of art pieces created by ECU students from all areas of study including ceramics, drawing, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and textiles.

Hand-blown glass ornaments and decorative objects have been made by ECU glassblowing instructor Mike Tracy for the holiday sale.

Hand-blown glass ornaments and decorative objects have been made by ECU glassblowing instructor Mike Tracy for the holiday sale. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

Proceeds from the sale benefit ECU students and student guilds. For more information, email artdesign@ecu.edu or call 252-328-6665.

On Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, the School of Art and Design will hold its annual Holiday Glass Sale on 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 30 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the East Carolina ArtSpace Gallery, 3749 S. Main St., Farmville. Friday’s event will coincide with A Taste of Farmville celebration.

Hand-blown glass ornaments, tumblers, vases, soap dishes, glass flowers and other decorative objects made at ECU’s GlasStation studio will be available. Prices will start at $15. Proceeds from the sale will support the operation of the studio and glassblowing instruction at ECU. For more information, email instructor Mike Tracy at tracym16@ecu.edu.

Finally, the ECU School of Music will present three performances of holiday music, including the second annual TubaChristmas. All are free and open to the public.

The ECU Combined Choirs will perform a vocal Sounds of the Seasons concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 at The Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville.

A musician plays in the 2017 TubaChristmas hosted by the ECU School of Music. This year’s event will be held Dec. 1 in front of the A.J. Fletcher Music Building on the ECU campus.

A musician plays in the 2017 TubaChristmas. This year’s event will be held Dec. 1 in front of the A.J. Fletcher Music Building. (Contributed photo)

ECU’s low brass will present TubaChristmas on Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon until 1 p.m. in front of the A.J. Fletcher Music Building on the ECU campus.

And on Sunday, Dec. 2, the ECU Wind Ensemble will perform the annual Holiday Band Concert featuring songs of the season at 2 p.m. in Wright Auditorium on campus.

Now in its second year, ECU professors Stephen Ivany and Jarrod Williams, ECU students and community musicians will perform for TubaChristmas, an outdoor concert featuring traditional holiday songs arranged for a large ensemble of tubas, baritones, euphoniums and sousaphones.

Local musicians who play baritone, euphonium, tuba or sousaphone are invited to participate with a $10 fee to benefit the Harvey Phillips Foundation. Musician registration begins at 11:30 a.m.

Merry TubaChristmas concerts will be presented in more than 275 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries this year.

If there is rain, heavy snow or temperatures below 34 degrees, the performance will be moved inside the A. J. Fletcher Music Building. For more information, call 252-328-1693.

 

-Contact: artdesign@ecu.edu or 252-328-6665