Faculty Kudos – August/September 2015

Robert Tynes, professor in Art (painting), is participating in the upcoming East Carolina University 2015 Alumni Art Exhibition in Wellington B. Gray Gallery, and will be serving as one of five panelists in a panel decision in conjunction with the exhibition. "Life After Art School "is the panel topic and it will be made up of ECU School of Art & Design alumni. They will be sharing experiences about their own paths to finding their way in the art world for an audience of alumni and current art students. The panel discussion will take place on Friday, September 4, from 3:30–5:00 p.m. in Speight Auditorium of the Jenkins Fine Art Center, followed by opening receptions form 5:00–8:00 p.m. at four different gallery venues in the immediate area of the School of Art and Design. The exhibition of over 160 graduates will be on view in the four nearby venues through September 25. Robert's website.

Jackson Martin assistant professor in Art (sculpture) is in the  2015 Jax Juried Art Exhibit in Floyd, Virginia. Cavallo Collins, the Exhibitions Coordinator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, juried the exhibition, which runs July 31–September 26, 2015. There were 57 pieces from 41 artists selected for the exhibition. Works were chosen from a pool of over 250 submissions. (Exhibition view of gallery is in slide show above).

Tamie Beldue, associate professor in Art (drawing and lithography) has been accepted into the Brand 43 Works on Paper Annual National Juried Exhibition, which will be on view at the Brand Library Art Galleries in Glendale, California, from September 26–October 30, 2015. Juror Kent Twitchell reviewed 890 submitted works, of which 70 were selected for the exhibition. Fiction (in slide show above) has been awarded the Robert Brown Award, which comes with special recognition and a cash award to be announced on September 26.

Tamie's piece Study of a Feather was selected for Manifest Gallery Drawing Annual INDA 9​ and used on the cover (in slide show above).

Laurel Taylor, lecturer in Art History and Classics, will have paper, "Religion and Industry at Cetamura del Chianti in the Late Etruscan Period," published in Etruscan Studies 18.2 forthcoming later in the year.

Laurel Taylor and six students spent five weeks this summer at the UNC Asheville archaeological field school at Cetamura, Italy. This was a particularly exciting year for the UNC Asheville students who were able to be part of this collaborative research project with students and faculty from FSU and Syracuse University. Ongoing excavation of the artisan's quarter at the site and the Roman period villa and bath complex, revealed an impressive array of artifacts associated with banqueting practices and viticulture. An exhibit showcasing the excavations with contributions from UNC Asheville students doing Undergraduate Research is currently under planning with an anticipated opening date in 2016 at the National Archaeological Museum in Florence, Italy.

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Robert Tynes, Flip the Switch, acrylic on plastic panel with screws, c. 5 x 3 inches, 2014.

Jackson Martin, Gallery view of 2015 Jax Juried Exhibition, Floyd, VA.

Tamie Beldue, Study of a Feather. Graphite, watercolor, and encaustic, 27 x 27 inches, 2013.

Tamie Beldue, Fiction. Graphite, watercolor and encaustic, 35 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches, 2012.