Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Photography Biennial opens Thursday, January 13th, at East Carolina University

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC will host the 7th Biennial Photographic Image Exhibition starting this Thursday, January 13th, 2011. The exhibit will open at 5:00 pm with a talk by the juror, Keith Carter, to be followed by a reception. Carter's talk will be in the Speight Auditorium; the reception and exhibition will be in the Gray Gallery of the Jenkins Fine Art Center.  Work will be on display until February 19th, 2011.

The Art Faculty at East Carolina has sponsored this competition for 15 years with great success. This Biennial is perhaps the most prestigious juried competition held in North Carolina. This year's competition drew entries from 307 photographers from 23 states. Carter, a well-known photographer and educator, is the Walles Professor of Art at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.  He has exhibited widely both at home and abroad and has published over 10 books of his photographs.

Carter chose 83 images for the show and gave special recognition to work by Dylan Ray of Beaufort, NC; Bridget Milligan of Tiro, OH; Kenda North of Dallas, TX (see image above); Fred Scruton of Cranesville, PA; and Robert Sulkin of Roanoke, VA.

Shameless Self-Promotion -- he included one of my works as well; go here for more information on that piece.

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery is located off of Fifth and Jarvis Streets on the campus of East Carolina University in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, except for university holidays.

I plan to attend the reception. Hope to see you there.

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