2017 – For your Entertainment

More Art to See:

“Birds of a Feather Flock Together” – a collaboration of works by Les LePere & Robert “Bob” Ebendorf will be on display in the Third Floor Gallery Cases at the Jenkins Fine Art Center

“Pocosin Display” -Third Floor Gallery Cases, Jenkins Fine Art Center

Food to Eat & Good Drinks to Drink:

Please view the link below for a list of restaurants and bars within walking distance from the Jenkins Fine Art Center.

http://uptowngreenville.com/eat/

 

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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, ECU Faculty, Alumni, and Graduate Students. These pieces will be on display in the cases in front of the Burroughs Wellcome Gallery in the Jenkins Fine Art Center.

You can purchase your raffle tickets Saturday & Sunday during lunch at 12:30-1:30 as well as Saturday evening after 5:30.

Winners will be announced Sunday at 6:00 pm

*If you would like to donate an item to be raffled off, please email us at ecusymposium@gmail.com

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 us after your art stroll Friday night of the Symposium to test your skillz!  Top 3 winners receive a prize!!   Come compete or cheer on your buddies!!  Good community and conversation for all!

The clock starts running at 7:30 and ends at 10:30.  BYOB&F!  See you there!!

Directions to Dirty LAM Studios 213 W 9th Street – Greenville, NC 27858 :

  • Take a left on 5th Street when leaving the Leo Jenkins SoAD parking lot.
  • turn left at the 3rd stoplight, onto Evans Street.
  • Pass under 1 stoplight
  • Take a right onto 9th This will be just a couple blocks past the intersection you went through.
  • Continue on 9th two blocks
  • Dirty LAM is on the left located in the center of a long 1 story brick building, between Collide Youth Group and a Cop Substation

 

2017 – Show Announcement: “Collective Voices”

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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 Crawl on Friday the 13th and though out symposium weekend. The show will be on display in the Burroughs Wellcome Gallery at the Jenkins Fine Arts Center.

Parking during Symposium Weekend

Parking will be available in front of the Jenkins Fine Art Center at ECU for Symposium weekend beginning Friday, January 13th at 5:00 pm. If you park earlier than 5:00pm on Friday, you may be subject to a parking ticket. You may park in front of the building on Saturday and Sunday at anytime.

Other parking options include the Uptown Greenville Parking deck located at the corner of Cotanch St. and 4th St. The parking deck is about a 5-10 minute walk from the Jenkins Fine Art Center. A link to a map of this area and other parking spaces is listed below.*EDIT: The Uptown parking deck offers free parking on Fridays after 6:00pm as well as all day Saturday & Sunday.

Additional parking can be found in the housing grid off of 5th Street, directly across from the Jenkins Fine Art Center. These roads include Holly St. to Maple St. and 5th St. to 1st St. These spots require a permit from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday but are available at all other times.

http://uptowngreenville.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Parking-Map-for-Bianca.pdf

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. Please wrap or place your piece in a box before signing it in. Your pin will be randomly swapped with another persons and will be available for pick up Saturday, January 14th at 5:40pm. May the odds be in your favor!

2017 – Show Announcement: Jewelry Edition Vol. 3

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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 to support and promote the work of early career jewelry artists and those who wish to exhibit a new collection of jewelry work. Jewelry Edition seeks new ways to attract and educate clients on contemporary jewelry such as interactive web presence, and popup gallery events. Each year is a new edition of artists, pop-up venues, and collaborative opportunities.

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 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 you need to send multiple emails, add “1 of 2” or “1 of 3” to the subject line.

Please use the following specifications when submitting images:

  • LastnameFirstname_Title_1.jpg

  • JPG or PNG images only

  • Maximum file size is 1 MB per image.

  • Resolution of images should be 72dpi, and no larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side.

In the email(s), please include:

Your Name
Title of the Piece

Materials/Media
Year/Date Completed

School/Company Affiliation or Portfolio

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2017 Participant Slideshow CALL for ENTRY!

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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 you need to send multiple emails, add “1 of 2” or “1 of 3” to the subject line.

Please use the following specifications when submitting images:

  • LastnameFirstname_Title_1.jpg

  • JPG or PNG images only

  • Maximum file size is 1 MB per image.

  • Resolution of images should be 72dpi, and no larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side.

In the email(s), please include:

Your Name
Title of the Piece

Materials/Media
Year/Date Completed

School/Company Affiliation or Portfolio

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, see link below:                                       http://pocosinarts.org/events/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 NOW”

“Jewelry Edition Vol. 3”

Burroughs Welcome Gallery – “Collective Voices”

Third Floor Jenkins – Ramp – “Pocosin Display”

Cube – “Bob Ebendorf & Les LePere Collaboration”

Wall space – “Surprise – Under Wraps”

Greenville Museum of Art – “Smitten 2016”

“with moves like MacGyver”

“Personality” – Pairing jewelry & wine personalities.

6:30 pm Boris Bally “Talk on I.M.A.G.I.N.E. PEACE NOW” – Jenkins Auditorium

7:30 – 9:30 pm Saw-File-Solder Races – The Dirty Lam- 213 W 9th Street

Jolly Trolley to transport guests in between all Gallery Crawl sites from 6 pm – 9 pm starting at the Jenkins Fine Arts Center first floor entrance.

Saturday, January 14th

8:30 am Registration (T-shirt sales & pin swap)                                                                  Breakfast (Jenkins Fine Arts Center – 2nd floor lobby)

9 am Welcome

9:10 am Keynote speaker: Tim McCreight

10:30-12:30 pm Morning Break-Out Sessions:

Abigail Heuss (Marriage of Metals)

Jessica Calderwood (Figurative techniques on enamel)

Blaine Lewis (Stone setting)

Ron Porter & Joe Price (American contemporary jewelry)

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch, T-shirt & Raffle sales (2nd floor lobby)

1:30-3:30 pm Afternoon Break-Out Sessions:

Abigail Heuss (Marriage of metals)

Jessica Calderwood (Figurative techniques on enamel)

Blaine Lewis (Stone setting)

Ron Porter & Joe Price (American contemporary jewelry)

3:30-4 pm “Tea & crumpets” (2nd floor lobby)

4 pm Afternoon Speakers:

Leslie Noell

Gabriel Craig of the Smith Shop

5:45 pm Pin swap

Sunday, January 15th

8:30 am Breakfast (Jenkins Fine Arts Center – 2nd floor lobby)

9 am Morning Speakers:

Hal Nelson & Bernard Jazzar (Enamel Arts Foundation)

Dustin Farnsworth

10:45-12:45 pm Morning Break-out Sessions:

Gabriel Craig (Forging techniques)

Hiroko Yamada (Traditional Japanese metal techniques)

Sharon Massey (Champleve on steel)

Melanie Bilenker (Victorian remembrance jewelry techniques)

12:45-1:45 pm Lunch, T-shirt & Raffle sales(2nd floor lobby)

1:45-3:45 pm Afternoon Break-out Sessions:

Gabriel Craig (Forging techniques)

Hiroko Yamada (Traditional Japanese metal techniques)

Sharon Massey (Champleve on steel)

Melanie Bilenker (Victorian remembrance jewelry techniques)

3:45-4 pm “Tea & crumpets” (2nd floor lobby)

4 pm Afternoon Speakers:

Les LePere (From Pencil Brothers to the present)

4:50 pm Capstone Speaker: Robert Ebendorf

6 pm Closing thoughts / Raffle Reveal

7 pm Party for all at Crave – Food and drink – 409 Evans Street (Uptown)

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 purchasing any of these shirts at symposium, please be sure to check “Yes” for “Do you want a t-shirt” question when registering and let us know the size you are interested in. This doesn’t guarantee your purchase but gives us an idea on how many to order. (Registration beings October 20th)

For your enjoyment, we have taken the beloved “Saw Frame” apron and made it available as a t-shirt as well.

We would like to credit our designers:

Zachery Lechtenberg- “Saw Frame” T-shirt & Apron

Abigail Heuss- “Bench pin” T-shirt

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***Correction: Danielle James- “This is how we Roll”

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Danielle James- “Put a ring on it”

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2017 Collective Voices – Introducing: Hiroko Yamada

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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 and institutions; Penland School of Crafts (NC), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (ME) , Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN), Southern Illinois University, Kobe Designs University, and Kyoto Museum of Arts.

Hiroko has coordinated Penland’s Artist Exchange Program for the past 3 years. Thus allowing instructors to visit from Japan and the US, and exchange techniques to enhance culture. In addition, Hiroko has directed Penland artists as a curator for exhibits in Japan; such as Penland Contemporary Jewelry, and the North American Mokume Gane Artists in Japan 2016.yamada

2017 Collective Voices – Introducing: Ron Porter & Joe Price

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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.

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*Artwork credit: Keith Lewis

In the voice of Ron & Joe: Please join us as we present the birth and on-going development of our collection of contemporary art jewelry. Through audiovisual and real time examination of works in the collection, we hope to inform the participants of our process of building and maintaining a multidimensional survey of unique works of art.

Lecture: LOOKING BACK – FACING FORWARD: THE EVOLUTION OF A JEWELRY COLLECTION

2017 Collective Voices – Introducing: Blaine Lewis

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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 the top jewelers in the country and spent years developing his own bench expertise. He has an innate ability to innovate and find practical solutions and apply them to stone setting techniques and jewelry making. He felt strongly about sharing his knowledge with others and therefore, began his teaching career holding workshops across the country.

He pioneered the use of high-definition, high-magnification projection during demonstrations of fine, precision work, allowing students to see every step of the processes as they were learning. In 1996, Blaine founded “New Approach School For Jewelers” and designed classrooms and teaching methods to provide superior communication between students and instructor. Students say that his technique of high magnification, is nothing short of transformational.

Today, Blaine teaches a variety of classes at “New Approach School For Jewelers”, located in Nashville/Franklin, Tennessee that range from five-day workshops to his twelve-week graduate bench jeweler programs. He continues to inspire, innovate and train, new generations of jewelers to help evolve the art of jewelry making.

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Blaine will be demonstrating a number of his techniques in stonesetting using a magnification camera system to allow participants to fully observe his methods. Depending on available time, setting methods will include flush setting, prong mountings, an oval thick wall bezel set, channel and bead settings.