May 23 and running - Friday, June 29 , 2018
Reception: Friday, June 1, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
The Wellington B. Gray Gallery will present the exhibition, "110 Years of Excellence: In Memoriam," opening Wednesday, May 23 and running through Friday, June 29. A reception will take place on First Friday, June 1, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
The show features the work of more than 25 deceased art faculty from the history of East Carolina University, covering 110 years of outstanding teaching and art making.. The exhibit will include work by and information about Joe Buske, Wesley Crawley, Francis P. Daugherty, Robert Edmiston, Sara Edmiston, Ray Elmore, Tom Evans, Abdul Shakoor Farhadi, Emily Farnham, Wellington B. Gray, Tran Gordley, Marilyn Gordley, Art Haney, Paul Hartley, William Holley, Leon Jacobson, President Leo Jenkins, Richard Laing, Kate Lewis, Francis Neel, Betty Petteway, Edward Reep, Priscilla Roetzel, Francis Speight, John Satterfield and Donald Sexauer. The art in the exhibition covers a wide range of the media taught and practiced by the instructors: painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, printmaking, glass, metal design, assemblage, collage and art history. Family, friends and colleagues generously loaned work from their collections for the exhibition. A catalogue of the show is being prepared and will be available in the gallery.
Next year, the school will feature retired faculty members in an exhibition to celebrate 110 years of art instruction at ECU.
East Carolina University features the largest studio art program in North Carolina, which is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
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. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.
For more information, please contact Tom Braswell, Interim Gallery Director, at (252) 328-6336.