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.

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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

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