Registration Now Open for ECU Metals Symposium


Registration is now open for the East Carolina University Metals Symposium – Material Topics: Crafting Connections, January 16-18, 2015! Organized by the ECU Student Metals Guild, the ECU Symposium features workshops and lectures/presentations in a range of media from mold making, to working with alternative materials, to professional practices seminars.

$75 Registration for 2 days of participation includes: 4 breakout sessions (workshops), numerous lectures and discussions, access to several exhibitions, and 2 meals per day. Free room and board is also available.

You can register or read more by visiting

This year’s symposium has an impressive lineup, including our very own Professor Courtney Starrett!

Keynote Speaker:
Jamie Bennett – “The Opposite is Right”
Capstone Speaker:
Laura Wood – “Crafting a Community”
Presentations by:
Ana Lopez – “Being Here: A Lecture on Jewelry History”
Brigitte Martin – “Put that Art Degree To Use! How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers”
Beverly Penn – “The Nature in Metalsmithing”
Chip Thomas
Mary Frisbee Johnson – “The Narrative Impulse”
Break-out Sessions:
Kristin Beeler – “Body as Location”
Kim Cridler – “Monumental Metal”
Nicole Jacquard – “Techniques for the Hand & Head”
Demitra Thomloudis
Becky McDonah – The Hydraulic Press – Productive Pressure
Stephanie Metz – “Needle Felting: Like You’ve Never Seen Before!”
Chip Schwartz
Courtney Starrett – “Time to Try Technology”
Rachel Shimpock – “Electroformeriffic!”
Ian F. Thomas – “Mold-Making Magic!”
Many GEM members are planning to attend and will be carpooling over to ECU. Please get in touch with me or Ashley Felder if you would like to join the carpool.

Spin, Span, Spun – Dustin Shores


September 19th – November 2, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6PM

Perimeter Gallery

Arts Council of York County, Rock Hill, SC

Artist Statement

Shores’ current body of work Spin, Span, Spun is an exploration into pushing still photography into a multimedia direction.  He explores both the physical and digital making and displaying of artwork to create something that exists in-between.  These works cannot be created without the use of physical drawings, and they cannot be displayed without being digitized.  This body of work started as physical ink drawings.  The drawings are then digitized, filmed, and photographed to produce other works.  Conceptually, the artwork references both the physical and virtual world in which we simultaneously exist.


Congratulations to Caroline Rust for being accepted into the “125th Anniversary Annual Members’ Exhibition”!


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National Association of Women Artists, Inc. 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, NYC, NY 10011, –
Women of Vision

“125th Anniversary Annual Members’ Exhibition”
October 3rd – 30th, 2014

The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Art Gallery
417 Lafayette Street, 4th FL
New York, NY 10003

This is N.A.W.A.’s 125th Anniversary Celebration.
Join us in commemorating this historical event by entering one
of your finest artworks in this year’s Annual Members’ Exhibition.

Mark Your Calendars: Members’ Exhibition with Awards Reception: Thursday, October 9th, 2014 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

• Exhibition open to current N.A.W.A. Members (Associate and Junior Members are not eligible)

Concord & Flow Exhibition at Converse College


Come see our MFA student Vivianne Lee Carey in the Concord &Flow Exhibition at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC!


Sculpture by Greg Mueller

Three local large-scale sculpture artists will be featured in an exhibition that will extend beyond the gallery walls.  Opening on October 30th, Vivianne Carey, Greg Mueller and Cody Roberts aka “Hoondirt” will present Concord & Flow.

These three well-known artists are creating the majority of the sculptures showcased in Concord & Flow specifically for the Milliken Art Gallery.  The exhibit promises to engage visitors with a variety of sculpture.

Carey’s latest body of sculpture features “clothes, shoes, and bottles assembled from found and created materials.”  Carey’s sculptures will be exhibited inside the gallery alongside “Hoondirt’s” new work.  Roberts will be showing 4 or 5 pieces which will pay homage to Edward Gorey. “I have taken some of my favorite Edward Gorey drawings and brought them to life.”

Mueller’s work will be featured outside of the Milliken Art Gallery.  He plans on “using re-claimed wood from a local architectural millwork company, my intention is to respond to the Milliken Gallery courtyard site by creating an architectonic arch-like form based on the geometry of a hyperbolic paraboloid.”

The exhibition will run from October 30 – November 20, 2014.  The artists will present a Gallery Talk on November 6th at 6:00 pm in the gallery followed by a reception from 6:30-8:00 pm.

The exhibition is located in the Milliken Art Gallery and is free of charge.  Gallery hours are 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday-Friday and 2:00-5:00 pm, Sunday.  The Gallery is closed during school holidays.


OCT 30 TO NOV 20 | 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Kathryn Boucher