[Greenville Museum of Art] Perceptions and Recognitions: African Americans of Eastern North Carolina by Burk Uzzle

From Greenville Museum of Art

Perceptions + Recognitions is a new body of work by internationally recognized photographer Burk Uzzle commissioned by the Greenville Museum of Art. The exhibition will be twenty (25) original pictures of residents in eastern North Carolina and shown at the Greenville Museum of Art in 2017.

Perceptions + Recognitions is designed to offer individuals, families, and organizations a way to experience their neighbors, whether familiar or unknown.

The title reflects the fact that too frequently we hold perceptions about others that are disconnected from their truths and therefore inaccurate. Art has always afforded us the opportunity to share seminal emotions with strangers, to realize a connection, to know that our human experience may not be unique although our circumstances may be unrecognizable

Reception: March 3, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Featuring music by Vines Sisters beginning at 6:30 pm and a performance by HYPE Step Team

Panel: Employing Your Goals & Dreams to Find a Job and Change Your Life
March 14 – 12:00 – 1:00: Area large employers closed meeting
                          1:00-1:30: Open to public


  • Joyce C Jones, Executive Director of STRIVE NC
  • Rusty Stephens, former President of Wilson Community College
  • Stacy Azaam, Production Technical Trainer-East Division at Smithfield (photograph on display)
  • Jermaine T McNair, Executive Director of NC Civil, NC Civil Youth Works, and NC Civil Outreach Office

The Greenville Museum of Art is hosting a free panel discussion with two of the people whose portraits are hung in the gallery along with two professionals who are working with different populations to assist them with locating and succeeding in meaningful work.   Learn how these four individuals can contribute to your efforts.

Preliminary Discussion Topics
What are employers doing right and wrong when it comes to hiring and interviewing? What are the best questions to ask when trying to find a place for someone at your company? What is an Effective Mentorship? What is the best approach to becoming an educated employee?

Public Forum
Following the Professional Panel Discussion, panelists will be available for 1:1 exchanges with those seeking employment who are seeking direction.

Panel: Civil Rights 2.0: Different Methods, Same Goal

March 23, 11:30 – 1:00

Panel:Have race relations progressed in the 21st Century, or has America regressed to the days of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

March 23, 3:30 –  4:30

Speaker: Dr. David Dennard, Director of the African American Studies at ECU is the facilitator

Reception: April 7, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Featuring music by The Nathan Cobb Band beginning at 6:30 pm and a performance by HYPE Step Team and a performance by Ms. JoAnn Williams  

Panel: Entrepreneurship: Cashing in on What We Know

April 11, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

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