Ceramic Artist Joe Bova – Reception, Lecture and Workshop


The ECU Ceramics Guild is happy to host distinguished ceramic artist, Joe Bova, as the visiting artist for this semester.  His presentation and workshop will take place on Thursday, November 6th at Jenkins 102 throughout the day. Joe will give a public lecture as part of the First Friday Art Walk.

Lecture at 5pm on Friday, November 7th at the Mendenhall Student Center followed by a reception for the exhibition “Micro/Macro”.

This event is sponsored by ECU SGA and SAB, and is free and open to the public.

Ceramics Guild Annual Chili Bowl Sale


ECU Ceramics Guild presents its annual chili bowl sale on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 11 AM to 2 PM in the Main lobby Jenkins Fine Arts Center.

The proceeds of this sale will help students attended the 49th annual National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, March, 2015

Cash, check, credit, or debit cards will be accepted

1999 BFA Painting Alumnus Jason Bryant Retrospective Exhibition


Coming Home – A Retrospective of Paintings
by Jason Bryant at the Rocky Mount Arts Center, NC

Coming Home is a story of obstacles, dedication and passion. In 1999, Jason Bryant had two passions—painting and skateboarding. He won several awards from the Rocky Mount Arts Center that year and was invited to exhibit his works. The invitation to show just months before Bryant’s graduation from East Carolina University validated Bryant’s passion to become a full time artist and paved the way for his career. The exhibition was a notable success with family, local and peer support at the opening. Rocky Mount even acquired one of Bryant’s works from the exhibition. Soon, however, tragedy struck in the form of Hurricane Floyd producing torrential rainfall in Eastern North Carolina, adding more rain to an area hit by Hurricane

Dennis just weeks earlier. The rains caused widespread flooding over a period of several weeks;

nearly every river basin in the eastern part of the state exceeded 500-year flood levels. In total, Floyd was responsible for 57 fatalities and $4.5 billion (1999 USD; $6.37 billion 2014 USD) in damage. Bryant’s entire exhibition was lost, flooded and destroyed. Amidst the devastation to many, Bryant wasn’t aware of the loss right away but soon became aware of this devastating discovery—his first solo exhibition completely destroyed. One work remained, Process/Catharsis (1999), the work that had been acquired by the arts center.

Coming Home is not just a symbolic return of an artist to his home state and career beginnings but a return to the roots of his passion, drive and dedication to an art form.  Curated by Alicyn Wiedrich, the exhibition will include 16 of Bryant’s paintings focusing on the years from 2009 –2014.

Coming Home will be on view through January 4, 2015. A preview of the works will be on Porter Contemporary’s website and page on the well-known internet site Artsy.net beginning in early October. Image requests can be submitted to Porter Contemporary at media@portercontemporary.com.


Friends of the School of Art and Design Fourth Annual Artist Studio Tour

Fourth Annual Artist Studio Tour

Fourth Annual Artist Studio Tour

Friends of the School of Art and Design Fourth Annual Artist Studio Tour, Saturday, November 1, 10 am – 2 pm.

This year the Friends of the School of Art and Design Fourth Annual Artist Studio tour will also feature homes of art collectors in addition to artists’ studios. Below are the studios/homes to be featured on the November 1 tour:

Betsy Markowski, sculptor
Tim Lazure, sculptor, metalsmith
Andy Bates, woodworking
Harvey Wooten, private home
The ECU Chancellor’s Residence, private home
Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Gallery

The artists have contributed one of their works to be included in a raffle. Tour tickets and raffle tickets can be purchased at ECU Gray Gallery, Framemakers, The Art Room, Greenville Museum of Art, Uptown Art, and Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge. All monies raised benefit student scholarships at the School of Art and Design.

For additional information contact Mary Jane Gaddis, Director of Development, gaddism@ecu.edu or 252/328-1268

East Carolina University School of Art And Design Is Proud to Host The 2014 Society For Photographic Education Conference

The 2014 Society For Photographic Education Conference

The full schedule and presenter’s bios are available at:


Aline Smithson: My photographs are my Autobiography

Jenkins Fine Art Center Speight Auditorium
Friday, October 10th, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Aline will not only share her work, but also talk about the journey of a photographer, and share mistakes and things she has learned along the way.






Nicholas Kahn The Art of Collaboration: 25 years of telling tall tales in Photos, Installation, and Mixed Media

Jenkins Fine Art Center Speight Auditorium
Saturday, October 11th, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Nicholas Kahn will be speaking about the challenges of collaborating long term on narrative photographic projects, as part of the Artist team, Kahn & Selesnick. Shooting in locations on 3 continents, set in the distant past and the distant future and the near apocalypse, the stories they have told pull in themes of ecological and economic collapse, space travel, and absurdist hi-jinx. The techniques for creating other worlds on microscopic budgets and convincing your friends and colleagues to join in on the fun will all be revealed in living color.