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Photography exhibit to feature work by ECU art professor

Photography by ECU art professor Daniel Kariko will be on display this month in Joyner Library. (Contributed photo)

 

“Storm Season: Louisiana’s Disappearing Wetlands,” a photography exhibit of work by East Carolina University School of Art and Design professor Daniel Kariko, will be on display in March in Joyner Library.

The exhibit begins with an opening reception in the 2nd floor exhibit gallery at 5:30 p.m. March 15.

In the Joyner Library blog, Kariko said the photograph series ” represents a long-term investigation of disappearing wetlands and barrier islands in south Louisiana, due to human and natural activity.” Read more about the exhibit on the Joyner blog.

 

 

Undergraduate Exhibition on display in March

ECU metals instructors, Mi-Sook Hur, left, and Tim Lazure work with Nick Heyl’s Study of Faberge: Egg #1 and #2. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)

The annual East Carolina University School of Art and Design Undergraduate Exhibition is scheduled for March 1 – 31 at the Wellington B. Gray Gallery on campus.

The exhibition will include works selected from more than 600 undergraduates, with an awards ceremony scheduled for 5 p.m. March 1 in Speight Auditorium, Jenkins Fine Arts Building.

Awards judge, artist and curator Crista Cammaroto will speak about her work at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 29 in Speight Auditorium.

Cammaroto is director of galleries for the College of Arts and Architecture at UNC-Charlotte. She has a BFA from Arizona State University and an MFA in interdisciplinary students from the University of Colorado – Boulder. She has 13 years of experience in academia, including Queens University and Oregon College of Arts and Craft.

Her artwork is on permanent display in the Denver Art Museum, UNC-Charlotte and in the Bechtler Collection. Here work can be seen online at http://www.cristacammaroto.com/index.html.

For more information, contact Tom Braswell, Interim Gallery Director, at (252) 328-6336 or visit www.ecu.edu/graygallery.

Ashley Mason installs a piece called Matriarchy made from copper, dyed wool, and cotton. Sarah Arrington works on hanging her art in the background.

Granny’s Gangsta Gear by Tara Locklear hangs in the foreground while metals instructor Mi-Sook Hur hangs artist Margaret Hinrich's Swamp Beauty.

ECU eye-tracking research examines gaze changes while viewing art

An image from the eye-tracking study under way at ECU shows eye motion while viewing a work of art. (Contributed photo)

Collaborative work by Dr. Cynthia Bickley-Green (Art Education) and Dr. Nicholas Murray (Kinesiology) examines the relation between vision, cognition and language by collecting eye-tracking data from individuals viewing art work.

The study demonstrates significant gaze changes depending upon the cognitive goal of the view.

Download full description of the study here:  ECU eyetracking study

Student Activities Board hosts two exhibits at Mendenhall Gallery

The East Carolina University Student Activities Board will host two art exhibits in August and September at Mendenhall Student Center’s second floor gallery.

On display through Aug. 28 is “Cupcake Jungle,” a collaboration between ceramicist Kyle Rees and metalsmith/jewelry designers Joshua Craig and Laritza Garcia. The exhibition includes a collection of brightly-colored homemade bowls in porcelain and metal.

Real cupcakes will be served during the exhibit’s closing reception, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Mendenhall gallery.

Following the close of “Cupcake Jungle,” an exhibition focused on travel and discovery will be presented in the gallery. The exhibit, “Get out. Go Somewhere,” opens with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 9.

The exhibit’s creator was Dan Willet, an ECU graduate student in the School of Art and Design’s photography program. Willet worked with nationally acclaimed artist Sam Yates to juror the exhibit. Yates will provide student critiques and present a lecture on his work at 6 p.m., Sept. 8 in Mendenall.

“Get out. Go Somewhere” will run through Sept. 30.

For more information, contact Tracy Demar at (252) 328-2902 or e- mail sabvisual@ecu.edu.

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ECU faculty research draws attention in Charlotte museum

Research by East Carolina University faculty at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte was featured in the museum’s blog at http://nashermuseumblogs.

Dr. Cynthia Bickley-Green, associate professor in the School of Art and Design, and Dr. Nicholas Murray, director of the Visual Motor Laboratory in the College of Health and Human Performance, developed the research. The study tracks eye movement in response to artwork, exploring relations between oral prompts, cognition and eye-tracking patterns.  A qualitative questionnaire gathers information about the beholders’ aesthetic response to the experience.

The study is part of a larger group of museum and gallery studies that began in the Greenville Museum of Art. It is entitled “Mobile Eye-Tracker (MET) Gaze Patterns Generated by Artworks and Museum Locations.” Results should provide data that may help researchers understand people’s thinking patterns, which could be applicable for related disabilities and overall improved communication.

The full blog post on the research is available at http://nashermuseumblogs.org/?p=4211.

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Faculty art exhibit opening

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. Read more…

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