January 5- 25, 2018
Opening eception: Friday, January 5, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Symposium reception: Friday, January 12, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
The Wellington B. Gray Gallery presents the Materials Topics Exhibitions, five separate exhibitions in collaboration with the ECU Material Topics Symposium from Friday, January 5 through Thursday, January 25, 2018. There will be an opening reception Friday, January 5, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and a special symposium reception on Friday, January 12 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
The Snail Mail Project Snail Mail Project is a short (January 12 - 14 only) pop-up invitational enameled decal show based on postcards from Bob Ebendorf. It is located in the entryway foyer of the gallery and is organized by Kat Cole & Andrew Kuebeck.
Vitreous Voices is one of three exhibits inside the main gallery. Organized by Barbara McFadyen & Bob Ebendorf , it is a juried exhibition of enameled works to honor the enameling tradition Linda Darty started at ECU.
Spoon is organized by ECU Metals faculty Tim Lazure and is an invitational show of spoons of all shapes and sizes.
Ripple Effect 168 is organized by Adam Atkinson & Everett Hoffman. This is a collaborative show between the metalsmithing programs of East Carolina University and Virginia Commonwealth University meant to foster connections and explore new work directions.
Smitten Forum is located in the African Art Room/Special Collections Gallery at the rear of the main gallery. Organized by Marissa Saneholtz & Sara Brown, the work is by a group of invited artists ranging from emerging to professional that participate in a seven day workshop that promotes a focused, creative environment in which to discover new directions.
Founded in 2009 by Laura Wood, ECU Metal Design MFA graduate, the Material Topics Symposium is a student run event . It was organized in past years by Kat Cole, Laritza Garcia, Marissa Saneholtz, Danielle James, Alison Bailey and Sarah Loch-Test, Barbara McFadyen and Hosanna Rubio, among several others. Originally, ECU invited students and faculty from only seven universities. Now, they host students and faculty from over 45 institutions ranging from California to Florida. Attendees' experience in metals ranges from beginners, hobbyists, non-metalsmiths, professional jewelers and metal artists, and retired faculty members.
The Wellington B. Gray Gallery is located off of 5th and Jarvis Streets on the campus of East Carolina University in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center. Summer gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the exhibition. The gallery is closed for all University holidays. Jenkins Fine Arts Center is handicapped accessible. Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department of Disability Support Services, at least two weeks prior to the event (252) 737-1016. Parking for the reception is available in the lot surrounding Jenkins Fine Arts Center.
For more information, please contact Tom Braswell, Interim Gallery Director, at (252) 328-6336.