Arts Datebook, Jan. 12
Friday, January 12, 2018
Material Topics Symposium
ECU’s College of Art and Design will host its annual Material Topics Symposium today-Sunday.
The symposium will bring 13 internationally known artists to campus, where they will lecture and demonstrate metalsmithing. More than 210 participants from 48 institutions and universities in 27 states from Washington to Florida are expected to attend.
The symposium opens with a gallery crawl on campus and in downtown Greenville from 6-9 p.m. today. Exhibitions and events will be held in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center in the Wellington B. Gray Gallery and Burroughs Wellcome Senior Gallery as well as the Erwin Gallery on ECU’s campus and at Emerge Gallery and Moxie Pop.
Bob Ebendorf, professor emeritus, internationally known artist and former Carol Grotnes Belk Chair in the ECU School of Art and Design, will give a gallery talk in Speight Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
The keynote lecture by Seattle-based metalsmith, educator and writer Andy Cooperman will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information and a full schedule, visit https://ecusymposium.wordpress.com, the Facebook page @ECUsymposium and Instagram account @ECU_symposium.
Call for entries
Emerge Gallery and Art Center, 404 Evans St., is accepting entries for the Downeast Indoor and Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, a national juried sculpture exhibit. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older. Any medium is eligible (ceramics, small metals, large scale metals, mixed media, etc.) as long as it is three-dimensional.
Applications are available at pittcountyarts.org under artists and artist opportunities.
Entries must be received in digital, JPEG format, labeled with “lastname_firstname_title.jpeg” by Jan. 20. Entries can be delivered on CD or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepted indoor work must be delivered between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 24. The indoor exhibition dates are March 2-30, 2018, and the outdoor exhibition dates are March 2018-February 2019.
Recent acquisitions will be on exhibit through Sunday in the West Wing and Commons galleries. Recent additions to the museum’s collection include artwork by Francis Speight, Paul Hartley, Catherine Walker, Gail Ritzer, Aleta Braun and James Beaman. A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. today.
Jupiter Optimus Maximus will be exhibited Jan. 23-March 11 in the West Wing and Commons galleries. The exhibition is a collaborative project of three artists, painter Robert Ruckman, mixed-media artist William Fields and experimental musician Samuel Allen Taylor. It is made up of 12 large-scale paintings by Ruckman, 12 drawings by Fields, and 12 electro-acoustic sound signatures by Taylor.
The Greenville Museum of Art is at 802 Evans St. Call 758-1946 or visit gmoa.org.
City Art Gallery
Applewhite, the eighth annual collection of art based on the poetry of James Applewhite, will open Jan. 19. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m., with a poetry reading by Applewhite at 7 p.m.
City Art Gallery is at 511 Red Banks Road. Visit www.cityartgreenville.com or call 353-7000.
A Material Topics Exhibition will be on display through Jan. 25.
The Wellington B. Gray Gallery is in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center on ECU’s campus. Call 328-6665.
The Schwa Show, a nationally juried exhibition featuring fine arts and crafts, will be exhibited through Jan. 26. An opening reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. today.
Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge is at 404 Evans St. Call 551-6947 or visit emergegallery.com.
The 10th Annual Joyner Library School of Art and Design Graduate Student Art Exhibit continues through Jan. 28 in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery on the second floor of Joyner Library. The exhibition features artworks by graduate students in ECU’s School of Art and Design. Works will include paintings and drawings, textile and metal designs, sculpture, photography and pottery. Call 329-0287.
Greenville Brushstrokes members Robert Barrow, Dale Mills, Linda Schadler, Doug Voegeli and Nancy Winn will have art displayed through Jan. 27 at A’Tavola, 620 Red Banks Road. Visit greenvillebrushstrokes.com for more information.
Moxie Pop, 106 E. Fourth St., will host “Signs of the Times” from 6-9 p.m. today. The exhibit will feature ECU graduate Danielle James, whose neon artworks are inspired by relationships in the 21st century. Visit moxiepopnc.com.