Fast response to errant fire alarm

Greenville fire and police officers responded quickly to a fire alarm at the Jenkins Fine Arts Building on campus March 20. Pictured above, students return to class after Greenville Fire and Rescue and ECU Police give the all clear. (Photos by Jay Clark)

 

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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.

 

 

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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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