2017 Raffle Information

Let's be honest, who doesn't like a good gamble every now and again? Our annual raffle helps to fuel our symposium each year. Start scraping your change. Raffle Prices are as follows: 1 ticket for $2.00,  3 tickets for $5.00,  6 tickets for $10.00 Items raffled off will include art/jewelry pieces by 2017 Symposium Presenters, … Continue reading 2017 Raffle Information

2017 – COME TEST YOUR SKILLZ!!! SAW!!! FILE!!! SOLDER!!!

The annual Saw, File, Solder race at Dirty LAM Studios was originally adapted from the one and only National Saw, File, Solder Sprints at Yuma Arts Symposium in Yuma, AZ.  See here for more history:    http://www.yumaartsymposium.memberlodge.org/page-103379 The Dirty LAM version is basically the same, except we use copper and it's a one person race.  Join … Continue reading 2017 – COME TEST YOUR SKILLZ!!! SAW!!! FILE!!! SOLDER!!!

2017 – Show Announcement: “Collective Voices”

Featured work: "Mattress Pair" by Danielle James Collective Voices is a Juried Alumni Exhibition featuring a wide range of materials and subject matter created by Alumni of the Metal Design program at East Carolina University. The show is juried and curated by Barbara McFadyen and Sarah Loch-Test. Collective Voices will be exhibited during the Gallery … Continue reading 2017 – Show Announcement: “Collective Voices”

2017 Pin Swap Information

For those of you feeling the after-Christmas blues, be reminded that the magic of giving and receiving is not over yet for Symposium attendees! We are excited to carry on our Pin/Charm Swap tradition. If you want to participate, bring your pin or charm to turn in during Sign in/Registration on Friday evening or Saturday morning. … Continue reading 2017 Pin Swap Information

2017 – Show Announcement: Jewelry Edition Vol. 3

Jewelry Edition Vol. 3 will be on display in the African Room at the Jenkins Fine Art Center. The show will be open for viewing Friday, January 13th during the Gallery Crawl as well as during lunch and snack breaks throughout the Symposium weekend. Jewelry Edition is a project co-founded by Kat Cole and Laura Wood … Continue reading 2017 – Show Announcement: Jewelry Edition Vol. 3

2017 – Collective Voices Participant Slideshow Submission Period Extended!!

We will be extending the entry period for submissions to the Participant Slideshow. If you have not sent your entry, Please do so by January 5, 2017. Any 2017 Symposium Attendee is welcome to join in on the fun. Details about the slideshow are listed below. In order to get to know everyone and their work … Continue reading 2017 – Collective Voices Participant Slideshow Submission Period Extended!!

2017 Participant Slideshow CALL for ENTRY!

In order to get to know everyone and their work a bit better, we’re asking symposium participants, attendees, volunteers, etc to submit up to three pieces for our slideshow in the auditorium between lectures and during lunchtime. Due Date for Images: December 15th Submit images via email to: bussc16@students.ecu.edu Subject Line Format: Your Name - Slideshow Entry (1of2) If … Continue reading 2017 Participant Slideshow CALL for ENTRY!

2017 Collective Voices – Pocosin Arts Workshop with Tim McCreight

Excited to see Tim McCreight at Symposium? We are pleased to announce that Pocosin Arts will be hosting a workshop with Tim McCreight titled "Surface Embellishment" on January 17-18, 2017. To add to the excitement, the first 6 people that register for that workshop at Pocosin Arts will receive $25 off of tuition. For more information, … Continue reading 2017 Collective Voices – Pocosin Arts Workshop with Tim McCreight

Full Schedule for 2017 Collective Voices Symposium

2017 MATERIAL TOPICS SYMPOSIUM - “COLLECTIVE VOICES” Friday, January 13th 5-7 pm               Registration / Meet & Greet (Jenkins Fine Arts Center - 2nd floor lobby) 6 - 9 pm            Gallery Crawl: Jenkins Fine Arts Center - 2nd floor Gray Gallery - “I.M.A.G.I.N.E. PEACE … Continue reading Full Schedule for 2017 Collective Voices Symposium

2017 Collective Voices – Bringing it BACK in STYLE: T-Shirt Designs for Collective Voices

We have put together a collection of favored T-shirt designs from past ECU Metal Symposiums with new color choices. We are excited to announce that these designs below will be available for purchase at the 2017 Symposium. So, if you have missed out in the past, now is your chance! If you are interested in … Continue reading 2017 Collective Voices – Bringing it BACK in STYLE: T-Shirt Designs for Collective Voices

2017 Collective Voices – Introducing: Hiroko Yamada

Studio artist and owner of HYART Gallery in Madison, WI, Hiroko Yamada, earned her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying Art Metal and Jewelry. She is an Honorary Fellow at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and currently teaches several metal courses at Madison College. Hiroko also teaches numerous workshops at many of the most prestigious craft schools … Continue reading 2017 Collective Voices – Introducing: Hiroko Yamada

2017 Collective Voices – Introducing: Ron Porter & Joe Price

Ron Porter is a retired University of South Carolina Associate Professor of Pediatrics. Joe Price is retired from the computer software development industry. They have been collecting art for thirty-four years together. *Artwork credit: Keith Lewis In the voice of Ron & Joe: Please join us as we present the birth and on-going development of … Continue reading 2017 Collective Voices – Introducing: Ron Porter & Joe Price

2017 Collective Voices – Introducing: Blaine Lewis

Blaine Lewis is widely recognized as one of the premier diamond setting instructors in the U.S. today. Blaine is the founder and director of “New Approach School For Jewelers” and has taught more than 6000 students from all over the world in both stone setting and metalsmithing. Blaine began his career learning from some of … Continue reading 2017 Collective Voices – Introducing: Blaine Lewis