Linda Adele Goodine Has Received The Fulbright-Nehru Academic And Professional Excellence Flex Award

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 Linda Adele Goodine, Dovie Naquin Atchafalaya Bayou                                                                 

Linda Adele Goodine, Fallen Angel                                                                                                  

East Carolina University in GreenvilleNorth Carolina houses one of the regions top MFA granting art schools.  With multiple art galleries, the top art exhibits from ECU encompass works of art ranging from photography, ceramics, paintings, and sculpture – to name a few.  East Carolina University School of Art and Design, Belk Distinguished Chair Linda Adele Goodine has received a prestigious award.

East Carolina University School of Art and Design, Belk Distinguished Chair Linda Adele Goodine has received the Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Flex award to support the completion of her photographic/sound still-life series focusing on land and water use in relation to local culture and tradition. This grant supports a dedicated work period for two consecutive years, where the confluence of India’s Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers, and the transition from the dry season to the monsoon season will be recorded in photos, sound, and video.

The Project will link audiences with image/art-making and service learning, while asking questions such as, “How do we see ourselves as artists/ambassadors in the wider context of a global culture?” How do we examine our activities and attitudes as thoughtful tourists? Why is it important to understand and interact with cultures that are different from our own? Stressing the importance of cultural exchange between countries, on her return to the U.S. and through her national lecture circuit, university students and the general public can begin to understand some of the complexities of culture that guidebooks cannot express. The significance of the proposed work will be its connection not only to interdisciplinary genres and local environmental activities and conditions, but also to the larger challenges of maintaining India’s natural resources in light of ecological and human challenges.

March 22, 2017


East Carolina University School of Art and Design Presents The dataSTEAM

Please join us in celebrating the collaboration between arts and sciences in this year’s dataSTEAM Symposium!  The events are open to all- Please share with your colleagues and students!

East Carolina University School of Art and Design presents the dataSTEAM exhibition at the Janice H. Faulkner Gallery in ECU’s Joyner Library on March 30-May 31.

The gallery reception is Friday March 31 at 5:30 p.m. in Faulkner Gallery.

The dataSTEAM exhibition focuses on the work of artists who work directly with scientists to contextualize data in their art, bringing visual data in to a fine art gallery setting to facilitate conversations among students, faculty and the community about how artists and scientists can collaborate. Students and faculty from the Department of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Honors College, and the School of Art and Design formed teams to develop data-based artwork for the exhibition.

The symposium includes lectures from visiting artists Scott Groeniger from the University of Hawaii- Manoa on Friday March 31st  at 4PM at Speight Auditorium, immediately followed by the exhibition opening at Faulkner Gallery, in Joyner Library, and Dornith Doherty of the University of North Texas on Saturday April 1st  at 5PM in Speight Auditorium in Jenkins Fine Art Center on the ECU campus.

The visiting artists will lecture about their own work process and collaborations with scientists across disciplines. Scott Groeniger’s printed work utilizes ancient maps and the University of Hawaii’s Institute of Astronomy’s astrophotography images.

Dornith Doherty is a photographer and a Guggenheim Fellow whose work investigates the World Seed Bank’s holdings through visual imagery.

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

Photograph by Art21

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

Talk with Mark Dion
March 30th, 2017
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).

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

Oil painting by Vincent Li titled “Dream Drem Drm”

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 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.




13th Annual Youth Arts Festival at East Carolina University

East Carolina University’s annual Youth Arts Festival will be held on the campus mall from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25.

The event, hosted by the ECU School of Art and Design, is free and open to the public. The festival is geared to elementary and middle school children, but all ages are welcome.

In case of rain, the festival will be held in Jenkins Fine Arts Center on East 5th Street.

More than 150 visual and performing artists are expected. Musical, dance and theatrical groups also will perform. Children are invited to meet artists demonstrating activities such as wheel-thrown ceramics, watercolor painting, weaving, blacksmithing, papermaking, printmaking, sculpture, portraiture and other visual arts.

Children also can create their own artwork with the help of professional artists and ECU art students.

The event is supported by grants from the ECU Office of the Provost, College of Fine Arts and Communication, School of Art and Design, Student Involvement and Leadership, Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, Recreation and Wellness, Uptown Art and Supply, Friends of the ECU School of Art and Design, North Carolina Arts Council, Christy’s Euro Pub and Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge.

For more information, the festival is on Facebook at or or contact Dindy Reich, coordinator of the Youth Arts Festival, at or 252-328-5749.


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.

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.

ECU BFA Painting Alumnus Jason Mitcham Exhibits With Maya Lin And Much More

2002 BFA ECU Painting alumnus Jason Mitcham’s work is featured in an exhibition at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, called Beyond the Horizon, February 4 – July 9, 2017, alongside Maya Lin, Teresita Fernandez, and Colby Parsons.  He will be exhibiting a project he has been working on over the last year, which includes video, stop-motion animation, and over 30 paintings and drawings that create the video piece.

Beyond the Horizon
Exploring our evolving perceptions of the natural world, contemporary artists Maya Lin, Teresita Fernández, Jason Mitcham, and Colby Parsons employ unique mediums to unearth human interaction with the landscape.

Cameron Art Museum
3201 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28412

Opening reception: Friday, February 3rd, 6:30-8:00pm

Other recent news:

Solo Exhibition:
The Future is but the Obsolete in Reverse
Jan. 17 – Feb. 1, 2017
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Group Exhibition:
Borderless: In Time
Museum Van Loon
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Curated by David C. Terry
NYFA invited 12 visionary artists working in the digital, electronic, and film/media disciplines to respond to questions about borders throughout time via time-based work. With the historic Museum as a backdrop, In Time will take a transhistorical look on borders and how they affect our futures.

Exhibiting artists include: Orit Ben-Shitrit, Mari Jaye Blanchard, James Case-Leal, Martha Colburn, Eric Corriel, Lisa Crafts, Michael Greathouse, Faith Holland, Noemie Lafrance, Jason Mitcham, Aziz + Cucher

North Carolina Museum of Art added Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise to their permanent collection (both the painting and video).