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Arts Datebook, Feb. 9


This photograph by Jim Abbott is part of the "Made in Italy: Italy Intensives" exhibit at Wellington B. Gray Gallery.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Recycling art

A Time for Science, 729 Dickinson Ave., will host the exhibit “The Art of Recycling” through March 15. The exhibit is designed to educate people about the amount of trash they produce and to help them see garbage in a new light. The exhibit will feature local artist Jonathan Bowling, who uses entirely recycled metals to create works of art. Visit atimeforscience.org or call 364-2862.

Black history exhibit

Pitt Community College’s eighth annual Black History Month art exhibition continues through Feb. 28 in Goess Student Center. A closing reception will be held from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 27 in the center’s Williams Dining Room.


Jupiter Optimus Maximus will be exhibited through 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.

Gray Gallery

James B. Abbott and Italy Intensives will be on exhibit through Feb. 22.

The exhibit is a celebration of the 10th anniversary of ECU’s study abroad program in Certaldo Alto, Italy.

Featured in the exhibition are works by artists who have taught in the program, including a large selection of photographs by Jim Abbott. Other ECU instructors included in the exhibition are metal design teachers Marissa Saneholtz, Tim Lazure, Jennifer Wells, Mi Sook Hur, Cristopher Hentz, Barbara Minor Hentz, Linda Darty and James Malenda; drawing and painting teachers Jill Eberle, Michael Ehlbeck, Catherine Walker-Bailey, Michael Voors and Kelly Adams; photography teachers Dan Bailey, James Henkel and Jim Abbott; book arts teacher Terry Smith; and administrative staff and teaching assistants Stuart Watson, Lucy Clark and Chris Ellenbogen.

Abbott will give an artist’s talk about his photographs featured in the show at 5 p.m. Feb. 22 in Speight Auditorium.

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery is in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center on ECU’s campus. Call 328-6665.


The Tiny Art Show is on exhibit through Feb. 24 in the Don Edwards Gallery. Most art is priced at $5 or $10 and includes painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. Proceeds will benefit the PCAC Educational Scholarship and Outreach Programs including the Youth Public Arts Project and Art is Good Medicine. Entries will be accepted throughout the exhibition. Any media and subject matter is eligible. Pieces must not exceed 5 by 5 by 7 inches in any direction. Work must be available for the entire exhibit and must be for sale (must be priced at $5 or $10).

Prints Charming, featuring works by ECU’s printmaking department, will be on exhibit in the Harvey Wooten Gallery through Feb. 24.

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge is at 404 Evans St. Call 551-6947 or visit emergegallery.com.

City Art Gallery

Applewhite, the eighth annual collection of art based on the poetry of James Applewhite, continues through Feb. 17.

Seventeen artists, many of whom are ECU alumni and faculty, were asked to contemplate two of Applewhite’s poems and create a work inspired by them. Participating artists include Colleen Black Semelka, Amy Dixon, Michael Dorsey, Clyde Edgerton, Richard Fennell, John Gaitenby, Kristin Gibson, Ellen Hathaway, Susan Hong Sammons, Hanna Jubran, Jeff Kiefer, Jordan Parah, Marjorie Rawson, Louis St Lewis, Joyce Stratton, Sally Sutton and Nancy Tuttle May.

“John Beerman: Present and Past” will be exhibited from Feb. 23-March 17. The exhibit will feature landscape and still life paintings by North Carolina artist John Beerman that communicate his response to the sensations he feels while observing and painting a scene. An opening reception and meet-the-artist event will be held from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 23.

City Art Gallery is at 511 Red Banks Road. Visit www.cityartgreenville.com or call 353-7000.

Greenville Brushstrokes

Greenville Brushstrokes members Patty Caraway, Dale Mills, Nancy Little and Doug Voegel have art displayed at A’Tavola, 620 Red Banks Road, through March 3. Visit greenvillebrushstrokes.com for more information.

Surround Gallery

Surround Gallery at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive, will feature the artwork of John Reis through Feb. 28.