Hello All,

One of the most fun and exciting parts about hosting the symposium is showcasing all of the wonderful exhibition spaces around town and this year is no different.  Below are brief descriptions of the exhibitions that are taking place during the symposium.

The Art of Influence is an exhibition that celebrates the ever-present relationships between artists, bringing together the diverse work of 47 artists from across the globe, who have influenced one another in a meaningful way.  The Art of Influence exhibition will take place at the Wellington B. Gray Art Gallery in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Opening reception: Friday, January 13th 6pm-8pm. The exhibit will remain up until February 18th.The Gray Art Gallery is open Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat 10-2 and is free to the public.  Check us out at:


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A reprisal of the Adroit exhibition from the inaugural Material Topics symposium is being held at the Mendenhall Student Center gallery.  Adroit II Opens on January 11th and runs through January 31st.  The opening reception is on Friday January 13th from 6-8pm.  Featuring work from the Ceramics, Textiles, and Metals guilds, this exhibition celebrates contemporary craft from students on the campus of ECU.  Refreshments will be served.




Material Topics Participant Exhibition

Each year we fill the cases near the Metal Design Area with work from the symposium participants.  And we are proud to once again highlight all the wonderful work that you have made.  A quick glance up at the cases reveals the varied and compelling work from students across the country.


Drawing in Space

Curated by sculptor and Metal Design Graduate Student, Dejan Jovanovich , the Burroughs Wellcome Gallery will play host to Metal design students and faculty who have been given the challenge of transferring their creative ideas into a larger scale.  With a maximum space of 5’x 5’ and a minimum of 3’x 3’, participants are encouraged to explore the media of their choice with or without a frame.   This could be a collection of things or one large item, the choice is up to you.  The exhibition will be hung in the Burroughs Welcome Gallery during the symposium and the opening reception will be Saturday 14th of January.

There are many more exhibitions around town and we encourage all of you to see as many as your schedule allows.  We’ll be seeing you soon.

Your Friendly Symposium Staff


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