Fayetteville Artist David McCune's generous gift toward the visual arts at Methodist University enabled architects to add a beautiful gallery to the William F. Bethune Center for Visual Arts.

The Mission of the David McCune International Art Gallery

The David McCune International Art Gallery coordinates exhibitions of art by student, regional, national, and international artists, educating students and the public through a diverse representation of fine art.

The Vision of the David McCune International Art Gallery

To become a nationally recognized and locally valued art gallery through diverse, dynamic, and high-quality programming.

Upcoming Exhibition

Methodist University and the David McCune International Art Gallery are pleased to present "Elemental: Ceramics and Abstract Paintings," a showcase featuring ceramic artist Akira Satake and painter Victoria Pinney, at the William F. Bethune Center for Visual Arts at Methodist University.

Exhibition Dates
Sept. 22 - Nov. 17, 2016
Opening Reception: Sept. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Pictured above: Teapot "Kohiki" by Akira Satake (left); detail of painting "Afterlife" by Victoria Pinney (right)

About the Exhibition Artists

Akira Satake was born in Osaka, Japan, and has been living in the United States since 1983. Satake has been awarded the National Award for Excellence in Contemporary Clay by the Philadelphia Museum. "A Craftsman's Legacy," a national weekly television series on PBS, has featured his life and work. In 2003, Satake relocated from Brooklyn, N.Y. to Swannona, N.C. He is widely sought after for workshops and lectures, and has been invited to give classes in France, Belgium, Israel, Australia, Bali, England, Portugal, and Scotland.

Victoria Pinney is a largely self-taught artist who works in an open studio in Asheville, N.C.’s River Arts District. She uses a mixture of oil paint and elemental substances, such as wax and sand, to give her art a historic feel. Pinney is one of a select group of curated artists included in the Western North Carolina Design Guide. In 2015, she was featured in "American Art Collector." In January 2016, she was recognized as an Emerging Artist in "Art Galleries and Artists of the South."

Group Visits

Groups of more than five people must schedule their visit at least 24 hours in advance. To schedule a group visit, please use the contact information posted on this page.

Gallery Executive Director
Silvana M. Foti
(910) 425-5379

Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 12 - 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays, Oct. 18, and
Nov. 11


Volunteers Needed!

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