STEVE SNELL – ADVENTURE ARTIST LECTURE

ARTIST TALK
October 26th (Thursday) at 5pm
Speight Auditorium, Jenkins 

Steve Snell is inspired by local history, myth, and the image of the American west. He calls his work adventure art.  It is in an effort to create heroic narratives for the present day or at least project images of them. This adventure and community-based practice has led him to variety of experiences, ranging from floating the Connecticut River in a couch- boat to a random encounter with Alec Baldwin while hiking across Western Massachusetts.

Steve has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Teton ArtLab in Jackson, WY, the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY, and along the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska and British Columbia, which was sponsored by the National Parks Service and Parks Canada.  His work has been shown

in galleries and film festivals throughout the United States. Steve earned his M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2011) as well as a B.F.A. in Painting / B.S. in Art Education from Miami University (2006). He currently is an Assistant Professor of Art in the Foundation Department at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Carlos Hernandez | Visiting Artist in Printmaking

Carlos Hernandez | Visiting Artist in Printmaking
Print and Publishing Workshop September 17–22, 2017

Joined by Bill Fick September 22, 2017
“The Speedball Get Inky Jam Session”

Open studio Demonstration
Description of Visit:

The Printmaking Guild has invited Carlos to ECU to lead a four-day workshop involving 12 students and a publishing workshop to produce an edition of prints with the guild, splitting the edition. On the final day of Carlos’ visit, he will be joined by Duke Professor Bill Fick, owner and operator of SuperGraphic in Durham, NC https://durhamsupergraphic.com/  Bill and Carlos work with Speedball, a North Carolina company that develops inks and printmaking materials. https://www.speedballart.com/   Together they have arranged for speedball to donate some ink and materials and will conduct a one day open studio demonstration, “The Speedball Get Inky Jam Session” focusing on the use and application of Speedball materials.

Bio:

The work of Houston-based serigraphy artist Carlos Hernandez has been featured in the 2011 Communication Arts Typography annual, the 2011 & 2012 Communication Arts Illustration annual and was also recently published in the 2012 book Mexican Graphics by Korero Books-UK.  He has designed and printed gig posters for such artists as The Kills, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Santana, and more. Most recently, he was selected as the official poster artist to design the commemorative poster for the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Carlos is a founding partner of Burning Bones Press, a full-service printmaking studio located in the Houston Heights, and has served as an instructor of Screen Printing at Rice University, Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts. Corporate work has included Miller Brewing Company, Google, Lincoln Motor Company, Live Nation, New West Records, C3 Presents, Hohner USA, Goode Company, Underbelly, the Houston Chronicle, Saint Arnold Brewing Company and more. One of his career highlights has been his work with childhood idol and hot rod legend, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. Carlos is also creator of the apparel line – Electric Calavera. Carlos’ work was included in the 2012 Oso Bay Biennial Heavy Hitters Exhibition, as well as in the 2012 AIGA Texas Show.  He has received awards from American Institute of Graphic Artists, American Advertising Federation, “Judges Favorite” from the Art Directors Club Houston, and “Best in Show” from the American Marketing Association. Carlos was a featured speaker during the “Design Now – Houston” series at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and has served as an instructor at Frogman’s.  He is a member of the legendary Outlaw Printmakers. Carlos is a graduate of the Texas Tech Graphic Design Program. – http://www.carloshernandezprints.com/about/

For more information, please contact Professor Matt Egan eganm@ecu.edu

Universe of the Mind: Inquiry & Inspiration by Nature An Exhibition by ECU Sculpture Professor Hanna Jubran

Greenville Museum of Art

September 1 – November 19
West Wing Gallery

Opening Reception
Friday, September 8, 2017, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Featuring the work of ECU Sculpture Professor, Hanna Jubran, Universe of the Mind: Inquiry & Inspiration by Nature will present a recent series of sculptures that are based on Jubran’s interest in astronomy and his fascination with celestial objects. Comprised of over thirty wall relief sculptures in bronze and aluminum, as well as large-scale, free standing steel sculptures, Universe of the Mind presents simulations, imaginary universes that suggest important questions about the cosmos. Jubran structures each universe around the four elements – earth, wind, fire, and water – in order to explore our human reliance on each; to study how these elements produce basic shapes in nature; to admire the endless complexities of form that exist; and to imagine the origins of life.

Forum Discussion: Universal Inquiries

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Sit down with artist, Hanna Jubran, and photographer and ECU Associate Professor of Biology, Tim Christensen, as they discuss the visual arts, the sciences, and the intersections between these two important disciplines.

Visiting Artist Noah Scalin To Speak On The Grey Area That Lies Between Innovation And Devastation

Noah Scalin’s work explores the theme of transience – specifically the temporary nature of our individual lives and tenuous nature of human existence on the planet. Rooted in the medieval concept of memento mori, a reflection on mortality meant to spur a greater reverence for life and reevaluation of priorities, Scalin’s work asks us to take notice of everyday moments.

The Taoist concept of balance – the idea that dark is required to understand light; that destruction is what makes creation valuable – is an ever-present theme in Scalin’s work. Images of death and violence are contrasted with objects and subjects that represent the greatest intellectual and technological achievements of humankind. Thus, Scalin underscores the grey area that lies between innovation and devastation.

By using everyday items, including mass produced consumer goods, in his photographs, installations, and sculptures, Scalin asks the viewer to recontextualize the ‘things’ in their lives that are normally taken for granted, overlooked or discarded. His work narrates the potential long-term impact of humans and their creations, giving the audience an opportunity to shift their ‘thing-ethos’ from linear (cradle-to-grave), to cyclical (cradle-to-cradle).

speaking TUESDAY, APRIL 11 at 5:00 PM in Speight Auditorium

This lecture is supported by the Visual Arts Forum.

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Internationally Known Artist Mark Dion To Lecture And Meet With ECU Art And Design Students

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Mark Dion Lecture at East Carolina University
March 29th, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Speight Auditorium
Jenkins Room 1220

Talk with Mark Dion
Seminar
March 30th, 2017
10am-1pm
Student Lounge (Jenkins 208)

Mark Dion (born August 28, 1961) is an American conceptual artist. best known for his use of scientific presentations in his installations.

Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. “The job of the artist,” he says, “is to go against the grain of dominant culture, to challenge perception and convention.” Appropriating archaeological and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, Dion creates works that question the distinctions between “objective” (“rational”) scientific methods and “subjective” (“irrational”) influences.

Dion earned a BFA in 1986 from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, Connecticut, and was also awarded an honorary doctorate in 2003. Presently, Dion lives and works in New York and Pennsylvania with his wife, the artist Dana Sherwood.[1] Dion is currently a mentor at Columbia University in New York and co-director of Mildred’s Lane, a visual art education and residency program in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania.

Dion is the subject of a monograph published by Phaidon[2] and a documentary on the PBS series, art:21.[3] In 2012, Dion’s work was included in dOCUMENTA 13, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev in Kassel, Germany, and has also been exhibited at MoMA PS1 in New York, Guggenheim Bilbao, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Tate Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art.

Perhaps his best-known work is the Neukom Vivarium, an installation in Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, WA. The artist has also has completed other public commissions which include Den, a site-specific installation for the National Tourist Routes in Norway (2012), An Archaeology of Knowledge for Johns Hopkins University (2012), and Ship in a Bottle for Port of Los Angeles Waterfront (2011).

Dion has received the ninth annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001), The Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2007), and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Lucida Art Award (2008).

2016 Art Education MAED Alumna Tami Hargrove Presents Research At 2017 National Art Education Association’s (NAEA) Convention In New York City

ECU Alumna, Tami Hargrove, a Visual Art Teacher at St. David’s School in Raleigh, NC, attended the 2017 National Art Education Association’s (NAEA) national convention in New York City on March 2-4. The theme of this year’s convention was The Challenge of Change. Tami was one of 18 graduate students invited to present her culminating project work from East Carolina University in the Seminar for Research in Art Education (SRAE)/Changing Course: Master of Art Education Graduate Research Symposium. She recently completed her MAEd in Art Education at ECU in December. While in NYC she also attended workshops focusing on curriculum design and instructional practice, guided tours at The Met and MoMA, and general sessions that included keynote speaker artist Jeff Koons.

Artist, Gallery Owner And Professor Charlie Cummings To Give Lecture And Demonstration

Artist, Gallery owner, Professor, new technologies extraordinaire, and more!

Please consider attending visiting artist demonstrations at East Carolina University’s Shape Lab, room 109 in the Jenkins Fine Art Center on February 2nd and 3rd. Charlie will demonstrate use of the laser cutter, 3D printer and CNC router to create interactive artworks.

Lecture will be in Speight Auditorium at 12:15pm February 2nd. Come join the festivities!

For more of Charlie Cummings work, visit his website http://www.charliecummings.com/tech.htm#studio

East Carolina University Tenth Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition

screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-12-48-19-pmCall For Entries For The East Carolina University Tenth Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition

pageimage-469771-3463396-2013-img_6871adj2mecroppedemail2x3Our Juror will be artist and storyteller Jessica Hines.

Jessica Hines, a professor at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, uses the camera’s inherent quality as a recording device to explore illusion and to suggest truths that underlie the visible world. At the core of Hines’ work lies an inquisitive nature inspired by personal memory, experience and the unconscious mind. Hines began to cultivate her creative disposition early in life and her love of the arts led her to attend Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Continuing to pursue her interests, she studied photography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Hines most recently won 1st Place in the Kuala Lumpur International PhotoAwards, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1st Place in NEXT: New Photographic Visions, Castell Photography Gallery, curated by Elizabeth Avedon, Asheville, North Carolina, The Kolga Award for Best Experimental Photography, Kolga Tbislisi Photo in Tbilisi, Georgia, Humanitarian Documentary Grant in the WPGA Annual, Pollux Awards, juried by Philip Brookman, Chief Curator and Head of Research at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, First Prize in Fine Art Portfolio in the World Wide Photography Gala Awards, Grand Prize for portfolio in the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2010 and her work was exhibited in the New York Photo Festival 2011 in Subjective/Objective, curated by Elisabeth Biondi, New York, New York.

Eligibility

Artworks that are derived primarily through light-sensitive materials, including alternative processes, digital, installations, and 3-D work, are eligible.  Films and videos are not eligible.

Awards

Five $1,000 awards given.  The juror will choose these awards.  Employees of East Carolina University are not eligible for awards.

Entry Procedure

Click this link to download the 10th photographic biennial entry form

Complete the notification and registration cards with the requested information.  Please make sure to include your email address with this information. The catalog is compiled from the entry card.  Write legibly, exactly what you want to appear in the catalog.  The information in the file name submitted with the image and the  inventory must correspond.  Before emailing your submission to photobiennial@ecu.edu , check that you have included the following:

•    Image correctly labeled
•    Entry fee paid to estore
•    Notification card, addressed

Entry fee can be paid here https://epay-banner.ecu.edu/C20694_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=88&SINGLESTORE=true

Catalog

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery will publish an illustrated catalog of selected work from the exhibition.  A complimentary copy will be sent to all exhibition artists, catalogs will be distributed to curators and gallery directors as a resource.

Exhibition and Lecture

Artwork included in the Tenth Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition will be on view February 16  through March 10, in the Wellington B. Gray Gallery on the campus of East Carolina University.  The juror, Jessica Hines, will present a lecture , Thursday, February 16 at 5:00 PM in Speight Auditorium.  A gala reception will follow in the gallery.

The Gray Gallery and Speight Auditorium are located off of Fifth and Jarvis Streets in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  The gallery is closed during university holidays.

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The Design Associates (Graphic Design Guild) Host Lecture And Workshop By Veronica Corzo-Duchardt

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Veronica Corzo-Duchardt received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in both Graphic Design and Creative Writing. Her design work is highly influenced by her fine art and visa-versa. Her screen prints have been shown around the United States and are now being sold at CB2 (a division of Crate & Barrel).

Her lecture will focus on the influence between her fine art and design. http://www.winterbureau.com/

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The workshop she will be hosting will be based on her Neche Collection. https://vimeo.com/35359915
Participants are asked to bring an object (or objects) that have personal meaning to them. They will create several collaborative pieces based on the objects brought in.

We have space for 15 students for the workshop. If we have enough interest, it may be possible to open a second workshop in the afternoon. Please email elliottd@ecu.edu with questions and interest.

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