Reception: September 4, 2014 at 5:00pm. “FotoTastic 2014,” created by School of Art and Design photography students, is a brief introduction to contrasting approaches to making contemporary fine art images, while maintaining a strong sense of formal and conceptual issues.
Join us for the W. Keats Sparrow Writing Awards on August 27, 2014 from 5:00-6:00pm in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery on the second floor. Sponsored by the Friends of Joyner Library, this award recognizes excellence in research and writing by students in ECU’s English 1100 & 1200 classes.
The award is named in honor of the late Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, Professor Emeritus of English and former Dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.
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Joyner Library is hosting an Author Reception and Book Signing for Alan R. Bailey on Friday, August 15, 2014. Join us from 4:00-6:00pm in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery on the second floor.
Copies of Bailey’s book “Building a Core Print Collection for Preschoolers” will be available for purchase.
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ECU’s Joyner Library hosts annual Edible Book Festival
GREENVILLE, N.C. (Mar. 31, 2014) – Joyner Library at East Carolina University hosted its third annual Edible Book Festival on Saturday, March 29.
“The Edible Book Festival is held annually internationally around the first of April,” says Eleanor Cook, festival director and assistant director for Discovery and Technology Services. “Joyner Library has partnered with the ECU Youth Arts Festival for the past three years. The Edible Book celebrates books and culinary craftsmanship that draws upon the creativity of community members,” said Cook.
Juried categories included Most Edible, Least Edible, Wittiest, Best in Show/Youth and Adult. This year’s judges were Greenville Banks, Jr and Cecilia Moore-Cobb from the Friends of Joyner Library Board of Directors.
The silent auction featured professional cakes donated by Aramark/ECU and Lowe’s Foods. “Proceeds of more than $100 from the silent auction and other voluntary donations received during the event benefit the Joyner Library Preservation & Conservation fund,” says Lisa Barricella, department head of Monographic Acquisitions & Preservation/Conservation. “This fund helps to support the purchase of equipment and materials used in Joyner’s conservation labs where technicians conserve books, documents, manuscripts and photographs for long-term access,” said Barricella.
- Most Edible: “Horton Hears a Who!” by Dr. Seuss. Makayla Gilland (Youth entry)
- Least Edible: “Fish! Tales” by Stephen Lundin et al. Gloria Bradshaw
- Wittiest: “Cold Mountain” (Dew) by Charles Frazier. Stephanie Hedgepeth
- Best in Show/Youth: “Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Walker Bixby
- Best in Show/Adult: “Swiss (Cheese) Family Robinson” by Johann David Wyss. Wesley Dills
Winners each received a handcrafted notebook, winner’s ribbon, and a gift certificate. Photos of entries may be viewed at https://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/techsrv/edibleabout.cfmMost Edible winner Makayla Gilland
For information on this project or Joyner Library, contact Dawn Wainwright at 252.328.4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Joyner Library to cut ribbon on Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery
GREENVILLE, N.C. (3/07/2014) – Former North Carolina Governor James B. Hunt Jr. will be among those in attendance Tuesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. when a renovated gallery and study space in Joyner Library is dedicated to honor East Carolina University alumna Janice Hardison Faulkner.
The Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery is a dynamic space that will serve a variety of needs. The renovations define the formerly open space as a true exhibit area to showcase art created by ECU faculty and students. The 3,700-square-foot gallery area will accommodate up to 200 guests.
State of the art technology includes two 80-inch LCD panels for digital art, two projectors with 100-inch retractable screens and 16 ceiling speakers. Art will be displayed with an AS Hanging System, which uses cables and hooks to hang traditionally framed and non-traditional works.
In addition to Hunt, who appointed Faulkner to lead reforms in several state offices while he was governor, ceremony speakers will include ECU administrators Marilyn Sheerer, provost, and Austin Bunch; Janice S. Lewis, interim dean of Joyner Library; and Michael Priddy.
The Joyner Library Advancement Council selected the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery as its flagship project in fall 2012. Chartered in 2010, the council provides advocacy, consultation and opportunity for involvement with library initiatives.
Council members, then chaired by Harry W. Stubbs IV and vice chair Michael D. Priddy, launched a campaign that raised in excess of $130,000. More than 125 donors rallied behind the cause.
“I don’t know what it is about my life experience that attracts people to celebration of it, but I sure am glad,” Faulkner said in an August 2012 interview about the project in The Daily Reflector.
“The opportunity to name the gallery in honor of Janice Hardison Faulkner was especially important to me,” said Priddy, former Pitt County School superintendent and current council chair. “I am thankful that many felt called to be a part of this endeavor. I am also pleased that we can not only honor Janice, but also recognize everyone who made this project come to life. Their names are immortalized, and they’ll warm Janice’s heart each time she sees or hears their names.”
Funding was also provided by ECU’s Division of Academic Affairs, Joyner Library and the Fred Timms Langford and Verona Lee Joyner Langford Endowment.
“It is a unique and inviting venue for lectures, programs, conferences and receptions. It is a space for experimentation with the new forms of displaying art using the technologies embedded in the gallery. It is a place where students can study, relax and learn. It is a tangible recognition of the life-long contributions Janice Hardison Faulkner has made to East Carolina University and the state of North Carolina,” said Lewis.
When not in use for planned events, the space will be furnished with comfortable seating for student study. The gallery includes a green room that doubles as a place for large group study and collaboration when not reserved for presentations.
In an interview with ECU News Services published in December 2012, Faulkner said of the project: “One of the first things we do when we’re separated from home as college students is to build a little nest, a place that is familiar and comfortable, and meets the requirements you’re looking for like a quiet place to study or a place to put your feet up while you read. So it (the gallery) has an ambiance that is missing from the strictly academic structures (on campus).”
At the entrance of the gallery, a tribute case honors Faulkner. The items on display represent important moments in her outstanding career. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from then East Carolina College. In 1998, Faulkner received an honorary doctorate from ECU.
Among her many accolades, Faulkner was recognized by ECU in 1993 with its Outstanding Alumni Award and in 2007 as one of ECU’s 100 Incredible Women by the ECU Women’s Roundtable. She received the Jarvis Medal in 2009, East Carolina’s highest honor, and in 2012 received the State of North Carolina Award, the highest civilian award given by the state.
“Janice Hardison Faulkner breathed life into the people of our state through her teaching, her leadership and especially her friendship. Being in her presence creates excitement, not quite knowing what wisdom or admonition she might offer at any moment,” said Priddy.
“This gallery is just like her, a place for the sharing of thought, insight and inspiration,” he added. “For me, that is a library: a place where those things permeate the souls of all who enter. Being able to recognize her life and contributions and breathing energy into a gathering space came together naturally for the council and her lifelong friends and supporters.”
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Jacob Subash is the winner of the 2014 Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award, hosted by Joyner Library. Jacob’s research, “Protein synthesis regulation in the germ line affects gamete differentiation,” was completed under the direction of Dr. Brett Keiper, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, BSOM.
Jacob entered the university as an East Carolina Scholar and recipient of the Brody School of Medicine Early Assurance Award. He graduated in May of 2013 magna cum laude with a degree in biochemistry. Subash was named the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Senior at East Carolina University for 2012-2013.
Two honorable mentions were also awarded, to Mukund Patel, for work completed under the direction of Dr. Stefan Clemens, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Physiology at the Brody School of Medicine and Chelsea Hughes, for her thesis completed under the direction of Dr. Derrick Wirtz, in the Dept. of Psychology.
Creative processes in which we work — painting, literature, and photography — are not that dissimilar to the creative life processes in which we are immersed and those that surround us. Death as a creative process is a necessary step toward regeneration and renewal. I approach my photographic subjects with the understanding that these images of what I am seeing are also in the midst of a creative process. I utilized the method of series or sequence – to hold the moment in the death-life process, a moment that needed to be suspended, so one could look at it with more than a glance, have a moment to look into time and change, to study its movement and its confusion an beauty – so that the effect of an image captured in a series on the observer would hold a more lasting, fluid impression.
I photograph common animals encountered in ordinary small town life: animals one might see by the side of the road, a domesticated dog killed by a car, a neighborhood cat, a discarded catfish caught in a nearby river and left behind, a mourning dove that has broken its neck, a deer in season killed by local hunters, a feral fox killed on the highway. These subjects are currently part of a human being’s conscious and unconscious awareness of the animal world in a typical small town. They may be a part but not a necessary part of the human world (excluding the emotional relationship between pet owner and pet); that is, they are elements of the world viewed from an unaffected distance.
“The Return” attempts to recreate visions of the natural world that are more harmonious and less compartmentalized, more wholesome, less segmented, and avoid the segregation of “diseased” versus “healthy,” “polluted” versus “unpolluted,” or “dead” versus “living,” In some small way, I am aiming to encourage a view of the natural world that sees value and beauty in all of its processes.
These photographs were taken with a Nikon D300s digital camera. The images were edited in Adobe Photoshop CS5 on a 2011, 27 in. Apple IMAC. The 20 prints were made on an Epson Stylus Pro 9800 wide–format printer using “Breathing Color: Vibrance Rag” 325GSM fine art paper with high gloss Baryta finish, 100% cotton.
Linda Andrea Fox received her MFA and BFA in Photography from East Carolina University School of Art and Design. For eight years she served as the biomedical photographer for Duke University Hospital and the Brody School of Medicine of ECU. She was born in California.