2002 ECU Painting BFA Alumnus Jason Mitcham Will Have Solo Show At NC Museum Of Art

2002 ECU Painting BFA Alumnus Jason Mitcham will have solo show at North Carolina Museum Of Art

Jason Mitcham Video Installations
East Building
January 9–April 12, 2015

“These animations began from a need to incorporate time into a painting involving a specific site,” artist Jason Mitcham has stated. By altering his paintings mark by mark, Mitcham is able to add both a sensation of time and the fluidity of movement to an otherwise static art form. Each brushstroke—adding up to hundreds or thousands for each video he creates—is meant to “bridge the one before it and the one that will follow it,” he says. “More than likely it will be overlaid later on, by other marks needed to tell another part of the story.” Hence his paintings are in a constant state of flux throughout their animated life—a strange yet freeing sensation for both artist and viewer, as their notions of what a painting can be are ultimately challenged. “The painting must be allowed to destroy itself in order to become itself,” Mitcham says.

Ruin Rising, 2013
Single-channel video (color, no sound)
Running time 1:35 min.
Courtesy of the artist

Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise, 2010
Single-channel video (color, sound)
Music by the Avett Brothers
Running time 4:20 min.
Courtesy of the artist and the Avett Brothers

Three, 2011
Single-channel video (color, sound)
Music by Meredith Varn
Running time 1:10 min.
Courtesy of the artist

ECU Art Education Alumnus Alice Zincone Named NCAEA Special Needs Art Educator of the Year

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The Governor Morehead School for the Blind Art Teacher Alice Zincone, has been named the NCAEA (North Carolina Art Education Association) Special Needs Art Educator of the Year 2014-15!

At the NCAEA Conference, Ms. Zincone pesented “Art Experiences for the Blind and Visually Impaired.” That presentation identified resources within the art room, county and world to help students with visual impairments enjoy the art room experience. High-tech and low-tech materials for adapting lessons or enhancing lessons with more tactile elements will be covered. Samples of student artwork was also be presented. Additionally, an overview of making and using tactile graphics and 3D printing was included.

Ms. Zincone attended East Carolina University and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Design in 1989. After working as a jeweler and designer for 7 years she returned to ECU and earned a BFA in Art Education in 1998. She worked for Johnston County and Wake Co. Schools for 7 years before coming to GMS in 2006.  She earned her National Board Certification in Art in 2010 and is a Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired.  In addition to her art and art education experience, she has experience as a performer, instrumentalist and songwriter and was named as one of ten in the Independent Weekly’s Best Musical Directors in NC (2004) for her participation in Millworker, a locally written and produced play about life in cotton mills in the early 20th century. Ms. Zincone loves all animals, the outdoors, and has 3 cats.