jenkinsHello Everybody,

With the Symposium fast approaching we’re getting our final preparations in order and thought that since so many people are going to be new attendees this year that it would be helpful to put together a “need to know” post.  So, here goes.

First, for those who requested housing, please check your email for details.  If you have any questions, please email us at

Plan to arrive in the early evening on Friday January 18th.  We will have a registration table open in the main lobby of Jenkins Fine Arts Building (right off of 5th and Jarvis st.) from 5 -7 pm.  (Don’t worry if you miss it you can register on Saturday morning as well.)

At registration you will receive a nametag, your program, conference schedule, local maps, and flyers for art events.  Additionally, you may drop off your charm for the charm swap and we will also have a table for you to place any promotional materials or business cards you may have brought with you.

Conveniently, the Jenkins Fine Art Building also houses two fabulous exhibits to start you on the Greenville Art walk.  Both Off the Wall and All Fired Up: Enamel work from ECU’s Metal Design Alumni will be open for viewing.  After you’re done seeing those wonderful shows, it’s just a small jaunt to the Mendenhall Student Center where the 2nd floor gallery will showcase Upcycled—a multi-disciplinary show of work themed around recycling with awards juried by our esteemed presenter Christina Miller. These shows and so much more await you on the Greenville art walk.  The rest of the off campus destinations can be reached either by foot or if you prefer, by the symposium’s first ever transportation service provided by the Jolly Trolly!

We are all very excited to welcome you for what should be a wonderful weekend.  There are a few reminders however:

  • Please be respectful of your host.  We are opening our homes to you.
  • If you have signed up for Loring Taoka’s workshop, plan to bring a saw frame and needle files.
  • If you have signed up for Gary Schott’s workshop, plan to bring a saw frame and needle nose pliers.
  • And don’t forget your dancin’ shoes!

Below are links to local and campus maps.

See you soon,

Your Friendly Symposium Staff