EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN FALL 2017 UNDERGRADUATE EXHIBITION

FALL 2017 UNDERGRADUATE EXHIBITION
Wellington B. Gray Gallery
October 6 – 26 2017

Awards Ceremony, Friday, October 6, 4:00 p.m. in Speight Auditorium.

The annual East Carolina University School of Art and Design Undergraduate Exhibition will be on view in the Wellington B. Gray Gallery from October 6 through 26, 2017.  Area curriculum coordinators in the School of Art and Design select the outstanding works submitted from over 400 undergraduate students.. The Awards Ceremony will take place Friday, October 6 at 4:00 p.m. in Speight Auditorium of the Jenkins Fine Arts Building. This year’s awards judge, Michelle Harrell, will announce the winners. The opening reception will follow immediately in the gallery.

Michelle Harrell is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the North Carolina Museum of Art. She received her Associate of Arts degree from Peace College and her BFA and MAEd from East Carolina University. After 13 years of teaching middle and high school art, she began a position in 2010 to develop distance learning programs at the NCMA. She now supervises the education team responsible for learning experiences from camps, tours, online programs, lectures, outreach, and teacher professional development. Michelle is passionate about increasing access to art experiences to share her passion for art with others. Through her paintings, prints, and journaling, she searches to capture both the sense of place and the physical mosaic of brushstrokes and interplay of colors. Michelle uses heightened color to create an emotional intuitive response to highly personal subject matter, often landscapes of my childhood. Light saturated with color creates sense of place in both her memory (emotional response) and the atmospheric effect of season and time of day.

East Carolina University features the largest studio art program in North Carolina, which is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).  Curriculum areas represented in the show are: animation,  art foundations, ceramics, cinema, drawing, graphic design, illustration, interactive media, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textile design, and video.

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery is located off of Fifth and Jarvis Streets on the campus of East Carolina University in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. The gallery is closed for all university holidays.  The  Jenkins Fine Arts Center is handicapped accessible.

For more information, please contact Tom Braswell, Interim Gallery Director, at (252) 328-1312.  www.ecu.edu/graygallery

East Carolina University School Of Art And Design 2017 Undergraduate Exhibition Awards Ceremony

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EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN 2017 UNDERGRADUATE EXHIBITION
March 23 – April 7, 2017
Wellington B. Gray Gallery

Awards Ceremony, Thursday, March 23, 5:00 p.m. in Speight Auditorium.

The annual East Carolina University School of Art and Design Undergraduate Exhibition will be on view in the Wellington B. Gray Gallery from March 23 to April 7, 2017. Area curriculum coordinators in the School of Art and Design select the outstanding works submitted from over 400 undergraduate students.. The Awards Ceremony will take place Thursday, March 23 at 5:00 p.m. in Speight Auditorium of the Jenkins Fine Arts Building. This year’s awards judge, Harriet Hoover, will announce the winners. The opening reception will follow immediately in the gallery.

Harriet Hoover  is a 2016-17 N.C. Arts Fellowship Recipient. Her work has been featured in Art on Paper at the Weatherspoon Art Museum (2014) the People’s Biennial II at The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2014) and at LIGHT Art + Design in Chapel Hill.  She has a BA in Textile Technology and Art + Design from NC State University and an MFA from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and currently coordinates teen and college programming at the NC Museum of Art.

East Carolina University features the largest studio art program in North Carolina, which is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Curriculum areas represented in the show are: animation, art foundations, ceramics, cinema, drawing, graphic design, illustration, interactive media, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textile design, and video.

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery is located off of Fifth and Jarvis Streets on the campus of East Carolina University in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. The gallery is closed for all university holidays. The Jenkins Fine Arts Center is handicapped accessible.

For more information, please contact Tom Braswell, Interim Gallery Director, at (252) 328-1312. www.ecu.edu/graygallery

 

 

 

Books, Bees, and Bgawks With Visiting Artist Maureen Forys

How to run a design firm, create artist books, mail art and broadsides, all while keeping a backyard garden complete with bees and hens.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6 PM
Room 1325 I Jenkins Fine Arts Center

Meet visiting artist Maureen Forys, Agent 001 and Design Principal at Happenstance Type-O-Rama, a book design and production firm celebrating 20 years of making books. Maureen will talk about her innovative and unconventional approach to running and maintaining a successful firm, what it takes to balance client deadlines with her own art projects, and the inspiration and balance she finds in her backyard garden. She will show examples of award-winning book designs, mail art projects, artistamps, artist books and letterpress printing projects, along with some photos of her handsome hens.

School Of Art And Design Holiday Sale At The Greenville Museum Of Art

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School of Art & Design Holiday Sale at the Greenville Museum of Art

November 30–December 3

Commons and West Wing Galleries

* November 30: Special presale for members of GMA and Friends of School of Art and Design, 5-8 pm

* December 1: 10 am–4:30pm

* December 2: 10 am-8 pm in conjunction with the First Friday Artwalk

* December 3: 9 am–4 pm

For more information please contact Professor Angela Wells wellsa@ecu.edu

ECU School Of Art And Design Professor Dr. Borim Song Has Co-Authored The First Art Education Textbook In South Korea

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East Carolina University School of Art and Design Professor Dr. Borim Song, has co-authored the first art education textbook that Teachers College Art Education alumni published as a group in Korea: Artists, Sensibility, and Artistic Experiences in Art Education with Dr. Hye Youn Chung, and Dr. Hyesook Kim.

http://www.hakjisa.co.kr/subpage.html?page=book_book_info&bidx=3295
and an introductory video for the book:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wrwh6_ibzM

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ECU Art History Professor Dr. Jessica Christie Publishes New Book

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Jessica Joyce Christie is associate professor of art history at East Carolina University. She specializes in the visual culture of the Maya and Inka as well as in the Southwest and Northwest of Native North America. Her research and resulting publications on palace architecture, landscapes of origin, and Inka sculpted outcrops have been supported by a summer fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks, a Research/Creativity Award from East Carolina University, and several college and departmental funding sources

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edited by Jessica Joyce Christie, Jelena Bogdanović, and Eulogio Guzmán

“A truly unique and much needed contribution. . . . In exposing various forms of spatial transformation induced by politics and ideology across time and diverse geographies, the book argues for the multifaceted social productions of space both as a historical norm and as contemporarily relevant.”
—Igor Marjanović, Sam Fox School, Washington University in St. Louis

Political Landscapes of Capital Cities investigates the processes of transformation of the natural landscape into the culturally constructed and ideologically defined political environments of capital cities. In this spatially inclusive, socially dynamic interpretation, an interdisciplinary group of authors including archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians uses the methodology put forth in Adam T. Smith’s The Political Landscape: Constellations of Authority in Early Complex Polities to expose the intimate associations between human-made environments and the natural landscape that accommodate the sociopolitical needs of governmental authority.

Political Landscapes of Capital Cities blends the historical, political, and cultural narratives of capital cities such as Bangkok, Cusco, Rome, and Tehran with a careful visual analysis, hinging on the methodological tools of not only architectural and urban design but also cultural, historiographical, and anthropological studies. The collection provides further ways to conceive of how processes of urbanization, monumentalization, ritualization, naturalization, and unification affected capitals differently without losing grasp of local distinctive architectural and spatial features. The essays also articulate the many complex political and ideological agendas of a diverse set of sovereign entities that planned, constructed, displayed, and performed their societal ideals in the spaces of their capitals, ultimately confirming that political authority is profoundly spatial.

Contributors: Jelena Bogdanović, Jessica Joyce Christie, Talinn Grigor, Eulogio Guzmán, Gregor Kalas, Stephanie Pilat, Melody Rod-ari, Anne Parmly Toxey, Alexei Vranich

School Of Art And Design Professor Publishes Book On Inka Art

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Greenville, N.C. (March 21, 2016) — East Carolina University School of Art and Design is proud to announce the publication of Memory Landscapes of the Inka Carved Outcrops by Jessica Joyce Christie.

The Inka had the largest empire in pre-Columbian American. They are known for their distinct art and architecture. This book gives a comprehensive analysis of the carvings done by the Inka in the Andean highlands throughout the 15th and 16th centuries. The analysis includes the different techniques and styles of the carvings, and five case studies. Christie stated that the purpose of the book is “…to give a current overview and reflection of how we understand rocks along with my new perspective.”

Christie specializes in the visual culture of the Maya and Inka and American rock art. She is an associate professor in art history of the Americas at East Carolina University School of Art and Design.

Lecture: What’s American about American Design?

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Russell Flinchum will speak about “What’s American about American Design?” on Thursday, February 4 at 4:00 in Mendenhall (Great Room 2). The presentation will concentrate on design of the 1920s through the 1950s.

Flinchum is the author of the book ‘Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit’ and the MoMA book ‘American Design.’ He has a PhD in art history from the City University of New York and is an associate professor at North Carolina State University.

“Planetary Waves”, An Exhibition Of Panneau De Verre And Fused Glass Works By Kristin Thielking And Lisa Beth Robinson

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Opening Reception: November 6, 6-8 pm
Artists’ Talk: November 11, 5:30-7:30 pm.

You are invited to “Planetary Waves”, an exhibition of panneau de verre and fused glass works by Kristin Thielking and Lisa Beth Robinson, November 6-30, 2015 at the Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC 27954 (252) 473-5558 dareartsinfo@gmail.com

Kristin will also be a visiting artist with us from November 11-17, giving an artist’s talk in Jenkins 1220 (our auditorium) at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 12th, and teaching a glass fusing workshop over the weekend of November 14-15.

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Kristin Thielking’s Workshop

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, November 14-15
Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Jenkins Fine Arts Center, J-106 Ceramics Studio (signs will be posted)
Cost: $100.00
Registration: robinsonl@ecu.edu

Visiting artist lecture at ECU: Thursday, November 12, Jenkins 1220, 6:30 pm will enable participants to explore drawing and printmaking techniques on glass and create two finished fused-glass pieces. Glass allows for the layering of imagery and text in a way that is quite different than working with paper or canvas. Working with fused glass also provides the opportunity to explore transparency and the way light can activate the layers, as well as create work that can withstand the elements and be exhibited outside or be integrated into an architectural space. Because of the short nature of the workshop, we will provide prepared silkscreens with imagery and text that relate to the theme micro/macro that participants can choose from and combine to create unique works. Thielking will also discuss the technical side of working with kiln-glass and how to use a traditional programmable ceramic kiln to fire glass. No experience necessary.