School Of Art And Design Professor Publishes Book On Inka Art

Dr. Jessica Christie

Dr. Jessica Christie

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.

2 ECU BFA Illustration Majors Win National Competition

Microsoft Word - University of Edinburgh- Porfolio Pages.docxJordan Thomas,  illustration entitled “Liminality”

BFA illustration students, Taylor Keith and Jordan Thomas each have had work accepted into this year’s Society of Illustrators Annual Student Scholarship Competition in New York City.

Jordan has a piece of work accepted from an Art 3555: Drawing Media & Techniques class this past Fall taught by Scott Eagle and Taylor has a piece of work accepted that she created in an Art 3500: Independent Study class in illustration taught by Joan Mansfield.

TaylorWordpressImageTaylor Keith, illustration project entitled “Monster Patches”


ECU Art And Design 2016 Undergraduate Exhibition Reception



Wellington B. Gray Gallery
March 3 – April 1, 2016
Judges’s Talk, Wednesday, March 2, 5:00 p.m. in Speight Auditorium
Awards Ceremony, Thursday, March 3, 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 3 to April 1, 2016. Area curriculum coordinators in the School of Art and Design select the outstanding works submitted from over 500 undergraduate students. The Judge’s Talk by ECU alumnus John Hancock , studio artist and art educator in Virginia, will take place Wednesday, March 2 at 5:00 p.m. in Speight Auditorium in the Jenkins Fine Arts building. The Awards Ceremony will take place Thursday, March 3 at 5:00 p.m. in Speight Auditorium. The opening reception will follow immediately in the gallery.

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 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.