Leo Jenkins and the Art of Giving

Written by Dr. John A. Tucker

J. Y. Joyner Library is hosting an exhibit of select paintings by former East Carolina Chancellor Dr. Leo W. Jenkins through May 31, 2012.

We strive to provide an enriched environment to give patrons an opportunity to experience art, culture, and history. -Larry Boyer

Entitled Dr. Leo Jenkins and the Art of Giving, the exhibit highlights Jenkins’ love of painting, his embrace of eastern North Carolina, and his gracious generosity with his works. Jenkins’ paintings were often given to friends, family, charities, alumni, and major supporters of East Carolina during his years as chancellor.

The exhibit, curated by University Historian, Dr. John A. Tucker, and his graduate assistant, Ms. Kate Schnitzer, brings together Jenkins’ paintings (many of which are on loan) from various corners of the campus.

The paintings may be viewed on the first floor corridor leading to Reference Services.