Teaching Resources Center Previous Exhibits

Under the direction of art teacher Susan Faucett, seventh-grade students at Greenville’s A.G Cox Middle school created these acrylic floral paintings modeled on the close-up style of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Flower Art

Other seventh-grade students of Ms. Faucett crafted patterned weavings consisting of stripes and checkerboards using cardboard looms.

Weaving Photos

New collages made by Professor Alice Arnold’s art education classes are on show now through April 25th in the TRC glass display case. The exhibit, entitled, “Current Event Collages” features images of controversial or current events in the media and expresses students’ views on those issues.

Current Event Collages 1

Painted landscapes by elementary school students enrolled in the Korean Language School will adorn the walls of the TRC until May 5th. The students were directed by ECU undergraduate Britni Broda, one of Professor Borim Song’s art education students. Each canvas represents the students’ interpretation of their favorite environment.

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Ayden Elementary School’s 5th Grade Art Club, led by Kim Furstenberg, collaborated with the Music Class to bring to life the Coretta Scott King Award winning book, “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: an African Tale” by John Steptoe. The Art Club made puppets and painted a backdrop, while the music students played music on traditional African instruments. The puppets and instruments are on display in the case in the Teaching Resources Center!

Detail Mufaro 1

Detail Mufaro 2

Detail Mufaro 3

Homeschooled students, under the direction of Meg Moore, worked to create art using a variety of materials, with items from the recycling bin, to copper wire, to markers!

Buddy the Horse

Homeschool 1

Recycled Owl

ECU Student Art - March 18, 2013 - April 21, 2013

The Teaching Resources Center is proud to continue our partnership with the ECU's Art Education program with a new art display. Masks and Nameplates showcases art made by children in the ECU After School Art program, which is taught by ECU Art Education majors. Hali Mortiz, led this project in which the children created both an imaginative mask and decorated their names with images that reflected their personality. Additionally, Dr. Borim Song's art education students answered the question "Why I want to be an art teacher" both visually and in writing. Students wrote an essay reflecting on their personal choices that led them to want to teach art. They then created a piece of art mirroring the essay, using a variety of different media: paint, pencil, and mixed media collage. The exhibition will be on display until April 21st in the TRC.

Masks and Nameplates 1Masks and Nameplates 3Why I want to be an artist posterWhy I want to be an artist wall

Art by Falkland Elementary and Homeschooling Students - Winter 2012/2013
Under the instruction of Natasha Cannon, kindergartners and 1st graders from Falkland Elementary School made a variety of colorful collages and paintings. Additionally, the kindergarten class made tissue-paper collage animals inspired by books by Eric Carle, author of the famous The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Also included in the exhibition was are done by home-schooled students under the direction of Meg Moore. These high-school aged students worked collaboratively to create first a collage using magazine images and then reinterpreted and enlarged the collage using colored pencils.

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The Art of Book Making – Ridgewood Elementary - Summer 2012
5th grade art students created these fun, detailed accordion books under the instruction of Ridgewood Elementary art teacher, Mrs. Kim Lunde. The students learned about the different ways to construct the books, wrote a story, illustrated them, and added some fun, artistic details.
Ridgewood Accordion BooksAccordion Books Detail

K-12: Art by Students in Pitt County Schools - Fall 2011
The walls of the TRC were adorned with beautiful art created by students in grades Kindergarten through 12th Grade from various schools around Pitt County.
Detail of The Good EarthThe Deterioration of Life by Alice WangZebra In Me by Makayla Dixon

K-12 Art by Students in Pitt County Schools - Fall 2012
The walls of the TRC were adorned with beautiful art created by students in grades Kindergarten through 12th Grade from 21 schools around Pitt County.
 Fancy BirdBlowing in the Wind
Value and Color Study 1

Art by Wintergreen Primary Students - Summer 2012
Students from various grades at Wintergreen Primary School created art pieces using several techniques, from silk painting to watercolor drawings under the instruction of Mrs. Aleigha Reott. Students in the Art Club learned about perspective and painted landscapes on canvas. 2nd graders learned how to paint on silk screens and also learned about African Mud painting. Kindergarteners explored the world of Abstract Art and used watercolor to paint abstract faces.

BoglanfiniSilk PaintingPerspective Paintings

Art Works 2010
The art exhibit "Art Works 2010" is a selection of artwork created by K-12 Pitt County School students. The work was previously on display at the Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, North Carolina. 


Blue Dog Murals - Spring 2012
These two murals are based on the Blue Dog books by George Rodrique and were painted on old projector screens that were going to be discarded when Wintergreen Primary installed SmartBoards. These were created by Wintergreen Primary School's Art Club under the instruction of Aleigha Reott


"Books Come in All Shapes and Sizes" Summer 2011
ECU's School of Art and Design students created handmade books during a course entitled Book Arts, taught by Lisa Beth Robinson. The exhibition includes work by Christopher Clark, Jasmine J. Hickey, Jessica Dea Reedy, Elizabeth Smith, Kendall Walston, Rachael Deely, Sarak K. Hooper, and Lisa Beth Robinson.


Books-Works: Innovative Structure in Book Arts from the Collection of Lisa Beth Robinson
Lisa Beth Robinson, a professor in ECU's School of Art and Design, exhibits her fine collection of hand-crafted books. Many of these books were created by former students in her Book Making classes taught at ECU. These books exhibit how the structure and craftsmanship of a book can sometimes be more powerful than the content.

A Collection of Birdhouses - Spring 2012
Under the instruction of Alice Arnold, ECU students in ART 3850 created beautiful hand-painted birdhouses. These birdhouses were created with the idea to help students design their own hands-on lesson plans.

ECU Alumnus Sculpture Exhibit
The Teaching Resources Center is presently exhibiting sculpture by Chase Key. He is a 2010 graduate from the School of Art and Design with a concentration in sculpture at East Carolina University.


Featured Educator - Summer 2010
The Teaching Resources Center honored Ann Fordham Rhem Schwarzmann as the 2010 Featured Educator. Ann is an ECU graduate and spent many years as a special education teacher. Ann was inducted into the ECU Educators Hall of Fame in October 1999.   Ann is a strong advocate (and sponsor) of the Storybook Theatre Outreach Program at East Carolina University.

Mr. David's Class - Summer 2010
This featured art display was loaned to us from Mr. David Liebreund's  K-5 students at Wahl-Coates Elementary School in Pitt County, North Carolina.  These wonderful visions were created through the challenges and the opportunities of autism.

Picturing America - Summer 2010

This exhibit features a set of prints received through the Picturing America Grant.  Picturing America, an exciting new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities, brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide. This grant provided a set of prints to the TRC as well as a set of prints for every Pitt County school.

Selection of Works: K-5 - Spring 2012
The Teaching Resources Center invites you to come see the talent that Lake Forest Elementary has to offer. Under the instruction of Jett Harrell, students have created various small pieces of art that have been placed throughout the TRC.

The TRC Through the Years - Fall 2011
In honor of our recent renovations, the TRC is recognizing its past through a photo exhibition. Come see how the TRC has changed and view some archive photos from the early years of the College of Education through 2008.
trc 2008Current TRC Photo

Turning Discarded Book Jackets Into Unique Gift Bags - Spring 2011

In conjunction with the 2011 Paraprofessionals Conference at Joyner Library on May 13th, there is a Teaching Resources Center display of gift bags made from recycled book jackets by Suzanne Metcalf.  Suzanne, the Document Delivery Coordinator for Joyner Library, will lead a workshop during the Conference on how to make these unique bags, using recycled materials and found objects.  Come check out these one-of-a-kind pieces of art and learn more about what inspires Suzanne to make them.

Where The Wild Things Are: Learning in the 21st Century, Of Course
The 5th Grade of the YES program present their interpretation of the WILD THINGS based upon the famous 1963 children's book by Maurice Sendak. The work was created under the mentorship of Professor Alice Arnold of the ECU School of Art and Design.





TRC Previous Exhibits - Joyner Library

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