An annual fundraiser that benefits students and faculty in the School of Art and Design returns to East Carolina University this week.

The holiday art show is scheduled for today and Saturday in the Gray Gallery in ECU’s Jenkins Fine Arts Center. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the School of Art and Design, which held a preview event Thursday night for members.

Artwork from undergraduate and graduate students as well as art and design faculty members will be available for purchase. Items will include:

  • Jewelry — earrings, necklaces, brooches.
  • Sculpture — ceramic, glass, metal, mixed media.
  • Prints — digital and handmade items ranging from letterpress to anime/manga style images to landscapes, portraits and imagined scenes.
  • Paintings — large and small, landscapes, abstract to figurative.
  • Photography — black and white, color, landscapes, portraiture and
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The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta will be hosting a student photography exhibit in its upper gallery beginning Wednedsay, Oct. 20.

Titled “Through the Eyes of a Child,” the exhibit is part of a comprehensive Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math program hosted by the USC Aiken Ruth Patrick Science Education Center. The program provides children an opportunity to investigate and document the nature they see around them. The program aims to inspire youth to get outside more, discover their natural world and take digital photos of their discoveries using a cellphone, tablet or camera.

“Today, competition for a child’s attention is fierce, and they are spending less time outdoors than ever before,” said John Hutchens, director of special programs at the Ruth Patrick center. “Many people blame this disconnect from nature on addiction to screens and gadgets. But digital photography actually can capitalize on their fascination with devices

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The UW-La Crosse Art Faculty Exhibition includes prints, drawings, metalwork, photography, ceramics, digital art, paintings and mixed media. It runs through Friday, Oct. 22.

A closing reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the University Art Gallery, 333 16th St. N. The reception and exhibition are free and open to all.

Faculty artists exhibiting include Joshua Doster, Kate Hawkes, Lisa Lenarz, Linda Levinson, Deborah-Eve Lombard, Marc Manke, Brad Nichols, Jarred Pfeiffer, Randy Reeves, Sierra Rooney, Allison Schneider, Zachary Stensen, Jennifer Williams and Sangjun Yoo. Their diverse body of work exemplifies current research and creative endeavors by the members of the department.

In conjunction with this exhibition, pairs of art faculty will lead gallery talks on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, Oct. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 and 21. Meet in the gallery at noon to hear the artists discuss their work and art

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“During the pandemic shutdown, I realized that those quiet times were really wonderful, and it wasn’t just to be to be quiet or be bored or something at all. It was a way to basically meditate and I meditate often through music and find a personal power within,” Campbell said. 

He also used elements of the natural world, like clouds and gardens, as inspiration. 

Those who go to his performance Sept. 10 will have a visual element added to their experience, more than just the sight of Campbell playing the piano. 

Videos, photography and other art will be projected in the fine arts center while Campbell performs, connecting with elements of the music. With the 2D art, Campbell has filmed up close and at different angles, so the audience can see as much of it as possible during the concert.

“I’m adding some motion, and it creates a different kind

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