2014 Spring Student Art Show

April 1, 2014


Spring 2014 Student Art Show

April 14 – May 8, 2014

Open House: May 8, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Day Trip to Nasher Art Museum and the Ackland Art Museum

February 26, 2014

Nasher Art Museum

Please click link below for the ticket information about our trip on March 18, 2014. We hope you can join us!


For further information please contact trip coordinator, Bill Gregory at wagregory@johnstoncc.edu

African Ceramics: Contemporary Vitality From Ancient Veins

February 19, 2014


African Ceramics: Contemporary Vitality From Ancient Veins
On March 13th Dr. Elizabeth Perrill, Consulting Curator for African Art at the NCMA, will be presenting a 45-minute lecture on African ceramics at Johnston Community College (JCC). Dr. Perrill’s research specialization in Zulu pottery has dovetailed perfectly with the focus on African ceramics spearheaded by William Gregory at JCC, and the NCMA is proud to facilitate this visiting lecture.
Drawing inspiration from the NCMA permanent exhibition, Dr. Perrill will begin her lecture with a comparison of one of the most ancient works in the African collection, the Nok culture terracotta dating from 600 B.C.E. to 600 C.E., with the contemporary ceramic work of Magdalene Odundo. These two artworks, both currently on display in the NCMA African gallery, are both hand-built, earthenware ceramics. Catering to the ceramic arts studio specialization of the JCC audience, Dr. Perrill will discuss the differences between the techniques used by each artist and then expand from this jumping off point into a broader survey of the various types of ceramic techniques and training that are currently thriving in her own country of specialization, South Africa. Dr. Perrill will conclude by introducing the work of several contemporary African ceramists.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.


Fine Arts Building
Room B108
11:00 a.m.
Johnston Community College
Smithfield, NC
Contact: Bill Gregory, 919-209-2032 or wagregory@johnstoncc.edu



Mark Gordon Ceramics Workshops & Demonstrations

February 11, 2014

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This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.


Frank Creech Art Gallery Lecture: Jane Lillian Vance – The Africa Series

January 14, 2014


Although my own travel to Africa began in Kenya in 1987, The Africa Series began in 2010 when I first saw photographs taken by Gil Harrington during her work in medical clinics set up under shade-trees in the deep bush of rural Zambia. The stories from The teamwork of Orphan Medical Network International, OMNI, moved me deeply, and I was catalyzed to document those endeavors to service. I saw strong, deserving, beautiful people who happened to be born where there is poor infrastructure, scant food, little choice, and forgotten hope, and the real differences that education, nutrition, shelter, and medicine can make.  But my work in The Africa Series is not about some foreign poverty. I hope in your presence before these paintings you feel the ancient web of humanity vibrate because you are part of the story. We are all pulled by our ancestors, whose whispers we call genes. We know the old stories of drought and rain, vast distance and exhausted arrival.  We all try to sleep at home and wake up to comfort. We seek intimacy, and we know, in our gut, the adrenalin sickness when we are near danger or in-authenticity.  I depend on statues and masks and microbes and animals as much as on human faces to tell these stories.  You will understand this old language, and you will know that the end of the story is not defeat. 

Jane Lillian Vance
Blacksburg, Virginia
Lecture and Reception: February 6, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. in Room B108, Main Campus of JCC
For further information please contact Bill Gregory at 919-209-2032

faculty show

December 3, 2013

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ollie wagner

jeff kiefer

bill gregory

november 26 – december 16

frank creech art gallery

Muddy Elucidation

October 21, 2013

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Artist Catherine Coulder Lloyd and Jeremy A Fineman

October 21 – November 14, 2013

Monday – Thursday, 10am to 4pm

Free to the public!

Visiting Artist for the Day: Tanya Casteel

September 24, 2013

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October 22, 2013

JCC FIne Art Dept. Room B116

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Artist Elizabeth de Sherbinin

September 16, 2013

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Elizabeth de Sherbinin in the Frank Creech Art Gallery

September 16 – October 4, 2013

Gallery Hours are Monday thru Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Artist Reception, September 19, 2013, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Trip to NCMA : Porsche by Design

September 10, 2013


October 29, 2013

Featuring more than 20 automobiles, Porsche by Design presents cars owned by Ralph Lauren, Steve McQueen, and Janis Joplin, as well as the one-of-a-kind Panamericana concept car on loan from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

Car lovers will appreciate the rarity and engineering genius of the automobiles on view. Art lovers will be intrigued by Porsche design and the connections that can be drawn with other works of art. All will gain a deep appreciation for hallmarks of the Porsche marque: beauty, artistry, technology, and innovation.

We will leave JCC Fine Art Department at 9:00 am and return before 3:00 pm via a JCC van. Van tickets may be purchased thru the JCC Performing Arts Ticket website or in person at the JCC Box Office. Van tickets are $16.00 per person.

Tickets for the Porsche Exhibition will be purchased when we arrive at the NCMA.

$18 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+), military, groups of 10+, college students (with current ID)
$12 Youth 7-18
Free Children 6 and under
Free College students, Fridays 5–9 pm (with current ID)
Free Member’s first visit
(subsequent visits 50% off)

For more information contact:

William “Bill” Gregory

Faculty Fine Art Department
Frank Creech Art Gallery

Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Office: B111A


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