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Arts Datebook, March 2


Art by Katya Harris, a master's of fine arts candidate at ECU.


Friday, March 2, 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. Bowling will answer questions about his work during an Under the Microscope “Artists and Ales Edition” from 5-8 p.m. today. Visit atimeforscience.org or call 364-2862

Gray Gallery

A Master's of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition will be held from today through March 24. An exhibit opening is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. today.

The exhibition includes the work of four artists graduating from the master of fine arts program in the School of Art and Design.

Featured artists represent three studio areas in the school: Rachel Clark and Brendan Mims, ceramics; Brian James Culbertson, photography; and Katya Harris, painting and drawing.

Clark's work has been featured in venues including Strictly Functional Pottery National, the North Carolina Pottery Center, Dog's Eye Gallery and Emerge Gallery and has been published in Ceramics Monthly. Culbertson's research is focused on the prevalence of prescription medications in contemporary treatment of mental illness and photography's role in the representation of those living with mental illness. Harris' exhibition, “Fracture,” is inspired by identity representation in visual culture and identity politics. For his exhibit, Mims designed and constructed Against a Sea of Troubles as an experience of a single player version of a game which traditionally takes two. His work is designed to challenge perceptions of acceptable interactions with art.

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


The Downeast National Juried Sculpture Exhibition will be on display from today through March 30. 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.


Today marks the opening of the McCall Creation Workshop. The free event, scheduled from 5-8 p.m., will feature a chalk wall for drawings, quotes and poems, along with art supplies for patrons to use to create their own masterpieces.

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.

City Art Gallery

“John Beerman: Present and Past” continues through March 17. The exhibit will feature landscape and still life paintings by Beerman, a Greensboro native whose work is reminiscent of the 19th-century luminist painters.

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

Greenville Brushstrokes

Greenville Brushstrokes members will have art displayed at A’Tavola, 620 Red Banks Road, this month. Visit greenvillebrushstrokes.com for more information.

Surround Gallery

Surround Gallery at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Drive, will feature the artwork of Beaufort County artists in March. An opening reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. March 9