Upcoming Exhibitions

Visual Arts Academy Exhibition

May 31 – June 14, 2019
Commons Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2019

Join us as we celebrate students’ work from the 2018-2019 Visual Arts Academy!

Ed Reep, Greenville Series #2: Pitt County Court House, 1970

Greenville, Then and Now

June 21 – October 5, 2019
Commons and West Wing Galleries
-Opening Reception: Friday, June 21, 6:30 – 8 pm
-Historic Bus Tours of Greenville: Saturday, June 22, 1 – 3 pm
-Greenville History Day: Saturday, August 24, 1 – 4 pm
-Downtown Dialogues in the Humanities: September TBD
-Haunted Bus Tours of Greenville: Friday, October 4, 6 – 8 pm

Evidence of shifting landscapes are all around Greenville. Historical buildings, including homes, businesses, and churches are being replaced with new construction that is going up at a rapid pace. Alongside these changes, our ideas of landscapes and what we value about them are also being renegotiated. Greenville, Then and Now will invite viewers to pause and reflect on landscapes, what they have meant historically, and what they continue to symbolize to us as individuals and as a community. In particular, Greenville, Then and Now explores how landscapes of all varieties are affected by urban development and the cultural ruptures that often follow it. Landscapes represent both a popular artistic genre and a means of documenting a particular moment in time. Drawing on these dualities, this exhibition will serve two primary purposes; it will offer a history of Greenville through landscapes and archival material, and provide an opportunity for contemporary artists to reflect upon and/or reimagine the historic and contemporary landscapes of Greenville through a juried exhibition.

Thank you to our exhibition partners and sponsors!
Dr. Bill Cox Orthodontics
Jones Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Pitt County Historical Society
Greenville Noon Rotary
ECU Joyner Library Special Collections
Greenville Historic Preservation Commission

Linda Adele Goodine, Pink Bullock, 2018

The Blue Jackal Under the Tree

Recent work by Linda Adele Goodine

October 18, 2019 – March 14, 2020
Commons and West Wing Galleries

The Blue Jackal Under the Tree will feature a series of photographs derived from research Linda Adele Goodine completed in India, where she worked on location in and around the confluences of India’s Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers, both tributaries of the Ganges. Through photographs, video, and sound, the artist recorded the transition from the dry season to the monsoon season. The Blue Jackal series will serve as not only a timely record of place, but as a vehicle for the exploration of rich conceptual themes connected to India’s diverse peoples and ancient traditions, especially in relation to the land, the water, and the body. Here, land use and water scarcity intersect with labor, gender, and environmental issues.

This exhibition provides a powerful opportunity to promote diversity and understanding in the lives of everyday people. The artist’s exploration of compelling conceptual themes connected to diverse peoples and traditions sends a message that urges viewers to think globally and act locally.