Carvings showcased in Laupus Library exhibit


A Laupus Library exhibition beginning Sept. 11 will feature the wood work of professor and Occupational Therapy Department Chair Dr. Leonard G. Trujillo. (Contributed image)


By Crystal Baity
ECU News Services

The second in a series of art exhibits by East Carolina University health sciences faculty, staff and students will be on display Sept. 11-Nov. 6.

Dr. Leonard G. Trujillo, associate professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Allied Health Sciences, will showcase his collection of relief carvings, tools and chisels in “Artistry in Wood: Reflections of Past and Present, Preserved Forever” in the Laupus Library fourth floor gallery.



Trujillo has been carving wood since early childhood. He begins with a solid plank and creates lifelike images of people, barns and nature scenes. Many of his carvings reflect his love of travel and nature. He works out of his home and garage with hopes of one day owning a studio.  

The fall semester exhibit is part of the Art as Avocation series, which Laupus Library began earlier this year as a way to highlight the artistic talents and self-expression of faculty, staff and students from the Division of Health Sciences who often pursue demanding health care and higher education careers.

Visitors are welcome during normal operating hours posted at or call 252-744-2219.

Visit to learn more about the artist or series. For more information, call Kelly Rogers Dilda at 252-744-2232 or e-mail

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 328-6799 (V) or (252) 328-0899 (TTY).