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Work by ECU artist Michael Dorsey will be featured in a 25-year retrospective exhibit at the Greenville Art Museum. (Contributed photo)

Dorsey Artwork Featured

The Greenville Art Museum will host a 25-year retrospective of the artwork of Michael Dorsey, an East Carolina University artist.

The exhibit, ,Michael A. Dorsey: The Beauty Salon Series,Š features more than 30 works from 1978 through 1998. In his work, Dorsey, who grew up in his parents‰ hair salon in Findlay, Ohio, uses the salon as a theme that addresses personal experiences, as well as art and world history.

An opening reception for the retrospective will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and will feature the world premiere of Beauty Shop, written by award winning ECU composer Ed Jacobs. Clarinetist Chris Grymes will perform the piece. The exhibit, which features a catalogue with an introduction by ECU art historian Michael Duffy, will be shown through Oct. 31.

Dorsey served as dean of ECU‰s School of Art and Design from 1991 to 2003 and then as interim dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication before returning to the faculty this fall. Since arriving on campus, Dorsey‰s work has been shown in 51 exhibits. His work is shown nationally and is included in permanent collections at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, Trento State College, the Library Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Perugia in Italy.

The Greenville Museum of Art is located at 802 South Evans St. For more information call 758-1946.

This page originally appeared in the Sept. 2, 2005 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at http://www.ecu.edu/news/poe/archives.cfm.