Wellington B. Gray Gallery

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Welcome

Founded in 1977, the Wellington B. Gray Art Gallery is an integral part of East Carolina University's creative community, and the School of Art and Design's educational mission. The Gray Gallery provides educational programming for students and the community through six to eight exhibitions each year, and numerous symposia and lectures by visiting artists and curators. The collections that the Gallery and School of Art and Design maintain includes a significant collection of Western and Central African Art, Baltic ceramics, the Dwight M. Holland Collection, a on-going donation of contemporary ceramics and a suite of Larry Rivers prints.


Gallery Hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 10am - 7pm
  • Saturdays by appointment

*The gallery is closed for all university holidays.


All receptions are free and take place in the Gray Gallery at Jenkins Fine Arts Center at the School of Art and Design

Spring Semester 2019

First Fridays
March 1, April 5*, June 7*
*indicates extended gallery hours until 8 p.m. as a participant of Uptown Greenville's First Friday ArtWalk

JANUARY

Greenhill Metals Exhibition: Beyond Ornament, Cadavre Exquis, ECU Metals

  • On view Friday, January 11 - Friday, February 22
  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 18, 5-7 p.m.

Danica Pantic, Visiting Artist and Guest Speaker on Wednesday January 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Material Topics Symposium , Friday, January 18 - Sunday January 20

FEBRUARY

Greenhill Metals Exhibition: Beyond Ornament, Cadavre Exquis, ECU Metals

  • On view Friday, January 11 - Friday, February 22

MARCH

MFA Thesis Exhibition

  • On view Monday, March 11 - Saturday, March 30 (We will be open for Pirate's Aboard Day!)

Amy Williams, Visiting Artist and Guest Speaker on Wednesday, March 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Our MFA artist talks are open to the public, and will be held on Friday, March 22 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Please join us!*

APRIL

BFA Senior Show

  • On view Friday, April 5 - Friday, April 26
  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 5-8 p.m.*

MAY

SoAD Galleries Closed

JUNE

Retired Faculty Exhibition

  • On view Friday, June 7 - Friday, August 23
  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 5-8 p.m.*

JULY

Retired Faculty Exhibition

  • On view Friday, June 7 - Friday, August 23

Fall Semester 2019

First Fridays
October 4, November 1*, December 6*
*indicates extended gallery hours until 8 p.m. as a participant of Uptown Greenville's First Friday ArtWalk

AUGUST

Retired Faculty Exhibition

  • On view Friday, June 7 - Friday, August 23

SEPTEMBER

Layqa Nuna Yawar, Visiting Artist and Guest Speaker, Wednesday, September 11, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Keaton and Umberger Collection

  • On view Friday, September 13 - Friday, September 27
  • Auction and Gala Event: Saturday, September 28, 7-10 p.m.*

OCTOBER

2019 Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

  • On view Friday, October 4 - Friday, October 25
  • Awards Ceremony and Reception: Thursday 17th, 5-7 p.m.

NOVEMBER

MFA Thesis Exhibition

  • On view Friday, November 1 - Friday, November 22
  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 5-8 p.m.*

MFA artist talks are open to the public, dates and times tbc

DECEMBER

BFA Senior Exhibition, in both SoAD Galleries

  • On view Monday, December 2 - Friday, December 13
  • Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 5-8 p.m.*

Spring Semester 2020

First Fridays
February 7*, March 6, April 3*
*indicates extended gallery hours until 8 p.m. as a participant of Uptown Greenville's First Friday ArtWalk

JANUARY

Winter Invitational, tbc

  • On view Friday, January 10 - Friday, February 21

FEBRUARY

Winter Invitational, tbc

  • On view Friday, January 10 - Friday, February 21
  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 5-8 p.m.*

MARCH

MFA Thesis Exhibition, in both SoAD Galleries

  • On view Friday, March 6 - Friday, March 27
  • Closing Reception: Friday, March 27, 5-7 p.m.

MFA artist talks are open to the public, dates and times tbc

APRIL

BFA Senior Exhibition, in both in both SoAD Galleries

  • On view Friday, April 3 - Friday, April 24
  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 5-8 p.m.*

MAY

SoAD Galleries Closed

JUNE

Alumni Exhibition

  • On view Friday, June 5 - Friday, September 18

JULY

Alumni Exhibition

  • On view Friday, June 5 - Friday, September 18

Fall Semester 2020

First Fridays
September 4*, October 2, November 6, December 4*
*indicates extended gallery hours until 8 p.m. as a participant of Uptown Greenville's First Friday ArtWalk

AUGUST

Alumni Exhibition

  • On view Friday, June 5 - Friday, September 18

SEPTEMBER

Alumni Exhibition

  • On view Friday, June 5 - Friday, September 18
  • Alumni 2020 Reunion Reception: Friday, September 4, 5-8 p.m.*

Gray Gallery Benefit Event, details tbc

OCTOBER

2020 Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

  • On view Friday, October 2 - Friday, October 23
  • Awards Ceremony and Reception will be Thursday the 8th or 15th, from 5-7 p.m., tbc

NOVEMBER

MFA Thesis Exhibition, in both SoAD Galleries

  • On view Friday, November 6 - Friday, November 20
  • Closing Reception: Friday, November 20, 5-7 p.m.

MFA artist talks are open to the public, dates and times tbc

DECEMBER

BFA Senior Exhibition, in both SoAD Galleries

  • On view Monday, December 4 - Saturday, December 18
  • Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 5-8 p.m.*

2018 FALL SEMESTER

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER 2018


Accommodations

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in any event at ECU are encouraged to contact the Department for Disability Support Services at 252-328-4802 (Voice/TDD) 48 hours prior to the start of the program.


Location

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery
School of Art and Design
Jenkins Fine Art Center, 5th Street
East Carolina University
5th Street Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: (252)328-633


Parking

Visitor parking is located at 1003 East 5th Street at the corner of 5th Street and Harding Street.