I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now to show during Symposium Weekend!


The I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now Exhibition will be featured alongside the 2017 Symposium. The show will be located in the Gray Gallery of ECU’s Jenkins Fine Arts Center.The show is curated by artist Boris Bally of Bally Humanufactured, LLC.

The Innovative Merger of Art & Guns to Inspire New Expressions, or IMAGINE PEACE NOW Exhibition, is a call to arms, hearts and hands intended especially for contemporary metal artists.  The artwork within the show responds to, and initiates conversations regarding, the gun violence so prevalent in American culture today.

There will be a closing reception for this show on Friday, January 13th during the Gallery Crawl. Boris Bally will be giving a talk about the show Friday night at 6:30 in Auditorium (room 1220) at the Jenkins Fine Arts Center.



We are equally excited to share with you the list of presenters for the Collective Voices- 2017 Material Topics Symposium.


Keynote Speaker:       Tim McCreight

Capstone Speaker:     Robert Ebendorf

Lectures by:

  • Leslie Noell
  • Gabriel Craig of Smith Shop
  • Harold Nelson & Bernard Jazzar of the Enamel Arts Foundation
  • Dustin Farnsworth
  • Les LePere

Break-out Sessions:

  • Blaine Lewis
  • Ron Porter & Joe Price
  • Abigail Heuss
  • Jessica Calderwood
  • Gabriel Craig of Smith Shop
  • Hiroko Yamada
  • Sharon Massey
  • Melanie Bilenker

Gallery Talk:

  • Boris Bally

Look forward to future posts for more information pertaining to the schedule as well as posts concerning how to register. Registration begins Thursday, October 20th 2016 for the Collective Voices Material Topics Symposium (January 13th-15th 2017).

We will also be updating you with information about gallery openings and events that will be taking place along with symposium.