Previous Exhibits and Events

"Murphy to Manteo" ~ Artwork by J. Chris Wilson (November 13 - December 29, 2012)

J. Chris Wilson has been painting North Carolina landscape for more than 35 years. As "Murphy to Manteo" has become synonymous with meaning "across all of North Carolina", the uiltimate objective has been to produce 100 large oil paintings of North Carolina scenic landscape along the 563 miles of US 64 corridor from the mountans to the sea.

"Photographs by Alex Warren" Exhibit (June 12-August 31, 2012) This one-man photography show featured works by Snow Hill native, Alex Warren. His creations highlight old barns and homes and a wide range of nature subjects. Alex became fascinated with photograph his freshman year in college and uses it to express his passion for nature. Somewhere along the line he realized he had an unexplainable pull towards old barns and homes which is reflected in his work. After capturing an image of an old tobacco barn, he focuses his lens on the close-up details of weathered wood and rusted hinges. Weeds and vines taking over the aging structure rarely escape his view.

"Old Friends and New Beginnings" Exhibit GCTS/SGHS National Alumni Association
(May 3-31, 2012) The Greene County Training School/South Greene High School National Alumni Association, Inc. hosted its Annual Reunion of Classes (1929-1969).The exhibit highlighted the African American elementary schools of Greene County, the Negro School Strike of 1959 and the Class of 1962 that celebrated its 50th anniversary and highlighted life and work of former principal Golan Frazier, Sr. and former teacher, Charlotte Joyner Johnson, two living legends.

TENTH ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW (March 6-April 26, 2012)
Greene County School's fine arts departments presented its 10th Annual Student Art Show at the Greene County Museum featuring a variety of artwork and mediums such as watercolor, graphite, charcoal, clay, and more.

African American Music Trail (January 10 - February 24, 2012)
The African American Music Trail photographs were on display the Greene County Museum from January 10-February 24. Ten Greene County artists were included in the trail and exhibit.

"Vintage Wedding Dresses from Greene County" (June 15 - August 26, 2011)
There is no lovelier picture than seeing a bride slowly move down an aisle or stairway or path dressed in the attire she has personally selected for her wedding. One glance at the groom and you notice he has taken a deep breath, put a smile on his face or maybe even has shed a tear. This exhibit recalled many wonderful memories for Greene County brides and grooms whose important day occurred prior to 1975 and dated back to 1928. This exhibit gave a glimpse of Greene County from a rather unusual but heartwarming view.

“Romanesque Journey” PHOTOGRAPHY by DR. NANYONG KIM (September 13-October 29, 2011)
This exhibition featured photographs of Romanesque churches taken by Dr. Nanyoung Kim who teaches art education at East Carolina University. Romanesque churches were built 1000 years ago (1000-1200 AD) throughout Europe when the Christian faith was fervent and the Roman Catholic Church possessed great political power. Many of these churches are located in remote and obscure places, not easily accessible even to today’s Europeans. During four summer research trips, Dr. Kim visited those churches in Spain, Italy, and France.

“Strengthening our Legacy for Future Gdenerations ” (May 3-31, 2011)
This year's GCTS/SGHS National Alumni Association exhibit theme was “Strengthening Our Legacy for Future Generations” and educated local citizens (especially young people) relative to the legacies left to us by many forerunners in the clamor for equal access and opportunity. The exhibit highlighted the life and work of a number of individuals who are endeared by Association members and introduced recipients of the Inez E. Burg Scholarship given annually to qualifying seniors at Greene Central High School and Greene Early College.

NINTH ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW (March 8-April 30, 2011)
The 9th annual Greene County art show highlighted work from a variety of mediums, watercolor, graphite, charcoal, clay, and more. The art teachers are extremely proud of all the student work and excited to share the artwork with the community. Thank you for your support. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” Albert Einstein

ARTWORK by ANNETTE BROOKS and the late FRED BROOKS (January 9-February 25, 2011)
Fred and Annette Brooks were married for 36 years until his recent untimely death. They both attended East Carolina University School of Art and met while working at a work-study job in the art school’s library. They have one son, Aaron, who is a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. The Brooks have shown their art at local and regional galleries. Last Spring, one of Fred’s entries in the Community Council for the Arts, Kinston, annual juried arts exhibition was purchased for their permanent collection. Annette’s work has been honored with the Franke K. Rumley Textile award. This joint exhibition was the first time in many years that the artwork of Annette and the late Fred Brooks has been shown together. This exhibition also celebrated the anniversary of their first date at ECU forty years ago.

David Emory Artwork (November 11 - December 30, 2010)
Lucky, the infamous North Carolina Plott hound came to the Greene County Museum on November 11. If by chance, you have not heard of Lucky and owner, Libby Bagby, you can read all about them in the November 2010 issue of Our State magazine. North Carolina artist and Snow Hill resident, David Emory, did the painting of Lucky in the magazine. This painting was selected as the November entry in the 2011 Wildlife in North Carolina calendar. David is originally from Eden, NC, in the Piedmont, but moved to Snow Hill in 1991. A late bloomer when it came to painting, he first started a screen printing business, now known as Printworks. Inspired by other artist friends to pursue the art of painting, he worked on the art for his business and his artistic skills increased fairly rapidly. His fondness for the outdoors and the natural world fit perfectly with his wonderment in the diversity of creation. After recently completing a course of study with world-renowned wildlife artist John Seery Lester, David is hoping the future will mark great advances in the technique and composition of his art.

Greene Central High School Band Memorabilia (October - November 2010)
Greene Central High School has a rich history within the performing arts. From day one, the Greene Central bands and choral ensembles have achieved notoriety for excellence, winning countless accolades in marching band field and parade competitions. A History of the Greene Central High School Band was on exhibit at the Greene County Museum October – November 21010. Display items included memorabilia related to the band and its activities (pictures, scrapbooks, plaques, instruments, trophies, music and uniforms).

Susan Fecho
The artwork of Susan Fecho, prominent award-winning eastern North Carolina artist, was on exhibit at the Greene County Museum June 8 through July 30, 2010 A resident of Tarboro, Ms. Fecho is Chair of the Art and Design Department at Barton College in Wilson. Fecho embraces the creative process that requires her to focus on the discovery of the unfamiliar. Her work reveals multiple layers of material and meaning. Blended print and paper create a tactile surface seasoned with fragments of subtly integrated text and musical notations. Additional examples of her work are available at her website: http://www.fecho.org/.

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