The Wellington B. Gray Gallery of the School of Art and Design is pleased to announce they will host the first stop in a national tour of the IMAGINE PEACE NOW Exhibition November 21, 2016 through January 16, 2017.
A reception will take place First Friday, December 2, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
ECU will be the only stop in North Carolina for the Innovative Merger of Art & Guns to Inspire New Expressions, or IMAGINE PEACE NOW Exhibition. It is a juried show of art made from disabled guns collected from buy-back programs and transformed by approximately 90 international artists. The purpose of the artwork is to bring awareness and initiate conversations about gun violence in American culture.
The featured artists include ECU faculty members Ken Bova, Gerald Weckesser, Tim Lazure and Dindy Reich, former faculty members Robert Ebendorf and Joe Muench and former ECU students Sharon Massey and Heath Wagoner.
The I.M.A.G.I.N.E. PEACE NOW exhibition was conceived and curated by Rhode Island artist Boris Bally, who will speak on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Speight Auditorium as part of the ECU Material Topics Symposium. He will announce the winners of the juried competition at that time.
All programs are free and open to the public.
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.