ECU Metal Design Faculty And Students Win Awards At Alchemy 3, The 15th Biennial Juried International Enamel Exhibitionn

Hur_Mi-Sook_1Mi-Sook Hur, Feather Trace, Enamels on copper, each 2.5”x4”x.25”

The Metal Design program stood out at Alchemy 3, the 15th Biennial Juried International Enamel Exhibition, sponsored by the Enamelist Society. This year, the jurors reviewed 224 submissions from 94 entrants and accepted 95 pieces by 68 artists for the show. The selected works from our program are from the following members: Ken Bova (assistant professor), Mi-Sook Hur (professor), Barbara McFadyen (graduate student), Hosanna Rubio (graduate student), Sarah Loch-Test (graduate student), Abigail Heuss (MFA, alumni), Marissa Saneholtz (MFA, alumni), and Nan Lopata (BFA, alumni).

Among those selected works, three works were highlighted with the following awards:
• Mi-Sook Hur, Prize Winner for her work “Feather Trace” in professional category
One of Jurors, Jim Malenda mentioned in his statement in the catalogue: “ One entry that stood out, in particular for its drawn and painterly qualities was “Feather Trace”. The color was simple, black/white with focused images and a minimal approach to the metal work, which included only the necessary attachments (prongs) to secure the piece.”

• Barbara McFadyen, Prize Winner with her work “Omo Valley Girl” in student category (pictured above)
• Hosanna Rubio, Prize Winner with her work “Heavy Burden” in student category

The exhibition, Alchemy 3 will travel in 2015 – 2016 to: Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA • Summer 2015 Worcester Center for CraOs, Worcester, MA • Fall 2015 NH League of Craftsmen, Concord, NH • Winter 2016 McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH • Winter 2016. The exhibition catalogue and CD are available.

East Carolina University School Of Art And Design 2015 Alumni Exhibition And Panel Discussion

Panel discussion: Friday, September 4, 3:30 p.m. Speight Auditorium
Reception: Friday, September 4, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Exhibition: September 4 – 25, 2015

The East Carolina University School of Art and Design 2015 Alumni Exhibition will feature the work of over 160 graduates from the state’s largest art school. The show is so large that it will be a joint exhibition by four venues: The Wellington B. Gray Art Gallery at ECU, the Greenville Museum of Art, Emerge Gallery, and the Faulkner Gallery in Joyner Library at ECU. The exhibition will be on display from September 4 through 25. The opening reception at all four venues will be Friday, September 4, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

A panel discussion by five School of Art and Design alumni will be held Friday, September 4, at 3:30 p.m. in Speight Auditorium in the Jenkins Fine Arts Building. 

Panel Members

Amante MattMatt Amante – sculpture


Litwin MichaelMike Litwin – illustration


Osgood KathrynKatherine Osgood – metal design


alumni panel TynesRobert Tynes – painting


alumni panel Jessica WhiteJessica White – sculpture, printmaking

Panel will talk about life after art school. The receptions at all four venues will follow at 5:00 p.m.

The 2011 alumni exhibition was installed in three venues. This year the show has been expanded to four with the addition of the Faulkner Gallery. The show will have work from studio areas past and present in the School of Art and Design: animation and interactive design, ceramics, graphic design, illustration, metal design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textile design and wood design. Participating artists are from around the country representing 17 states.

The East Carolina School of Art and Design welcomes Linda Adele Goodine as the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor.


The East Carolina School of Art and Design welcomes Linda Adele Goodine as the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor. Professor Goodine served as a faculty member in the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the past thirty years and received the title Chancellor’s Professor of Art. Professor Goodine has shown her work in over 40 solo exhibitions and has a substantial national and international exhibition presence. She has received 27 grants and fellowships and currently has 59 publications. Professor Goodine earned an MFA from Florida State University where she studied New Genres, Performance Art, Installation and Dance Tableaux Photography, and a Master of Science in Communication Arts from Ithaca College in New York. She also holds a BA from the University of Rochester, New York where she studied Economics, Fine Art, English Literature and Journalism.

Her website