Pottery and Woodwork to be Featured in Upcoming Show at UMO

Pottery and Woodwork to be Featured in Upcoming Show at UMO


MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive will host the Grubbs and Williams Show in the Teresa Pelt Grubbs Art Gallery from October 18 through November 22, with a reception on November 1, from 2 to 5 PM.  The joint show will include displays of pottery and woodwork.


Frank Grubbs is a self-taught potter in the field of ceramics. His work is comprised of unique, one of a kind pottery pieces. Grubbs has taught ceramics at Mount Olive Junior College (now the University of Mount Olive), at Lenoir Community College, and through the Arts Council of Lenoir County. Over the past 30 years, Grubbs has advocated for the arts through teaching and expressing his creative talent. Grubbs currently has a ceramics studio in Smithfield.


Like Grubbs, John Williams is also a self-taught artist. His art focuses on the uniqueness of woodwork pieces and reveals the natural beauty of oak and maple wood. Williams’ work is continually displayed at Cragmont Assembly in Black Mountain, an Original Free Will Baptist conference and retreat center. All the sales of his woodwork have benefitted Cragmont Assembly.


For more information, please contact Robert E. Murray by email at rmurray@umo.edu.


The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.  For more information, visit old.umo.edu.