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Portrait Unveilings

John Daniel Shearin III unveiling

December 15, 2017

 

The unveiling of the official portrait of John Daniel Shearin III, painted by Irene Bailey, was unveiled Friday, December 15, 2017 on stage of the McGinnis Theatre. Shearin was Head of the College of Theatre and Dance at East Carolina University but was also an actor and known for his role as Bret Maverick in the 1980s. The painting now hangs in the foyer of the McGinnis Theatre on the campus of East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

Comment by was Chris Buddo, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication to Irene:

"what a wonderful job you did with John’s portrait.  You REALLY captured him beautifully.  I was sitting in the back of the hall and even from there, his powerful personality shone through…and when I got up close after the ceremony I was just blown away by how much personality that portrait exudes.  I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful work.  What a touching tribute to him.”

 

Dean Mark Stacy unveiling

 

August 3, 2018

The unveiling of the official portrait of Dean Mark Stacy, painted by Irene Bailey, was unveiled at the Brody School of Medicine on the campus of East Carolina University.

 

Dr. Stephen W. Thomas unveiling

October 13, 2014

 

The unveiling of the official portrait of Dr. Stephen W. Thomas painted by Irene Bailey was Monday, October 13, 2014. Dr. Thomas retired as the dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences. The painting will hang in the College of Allied Health Sciences building on the campus of East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

College of Allied Health Sciences
Health Sciences Building

Greenville, NC 27834 USA

 

Elsie Stossel and Norman H. Upchurch 

October 26, 2018

The unveiling of the official portrait of Norman H. Upchurch and Elsie Stossel, painted by Irene Bailey, was unveiled in the Upchurch University Center on the campus of Longwood University. Farmville, Virginia.

Mamie Jenkins unveiling

 

April 18, 2012

 

The unveiling took place in the Mamie Jenkins Building where it will hang.

East Carolina University

The Honors College
101 Mamie Jenkins Building

Greenville, NC 27858

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Dr. Paul Cunningham unveiling

Dean Brody School of Medicine

 

April 18, 2012

The unveiling took place April 25, 2012 in the Brody School of Medicine. The portrait will hang in the foyer of the School along side four other deans painted by Irene Bailey.

Brody School of Medicine

East Carolina University

600 Moye Blvd

Greenville, NC 27834

Robert Lock unveiling

March 18, 2011

 

Robert Lock was the oldest living member of the Onslow County Bar Association.

 

His son John and wife Dale unveiled his portrait by Irene Bailey in the Superior Court Room of the Jacksonville Courthouse at 9:30 AM on Friday, March 18.

 

Onslow County Courthouse

625 Court St
Jacksonville, NC

Unveiling of "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima"

March 18, 2011

 

An unveiling of a painting restored by IRENE BAILEY was held at the Monmouth Armed Forces Reserve Center, Red Bank, NJ on 7 May 2008.

 

Irene Bailey, a professional portrait artist with a Masters of Fine Arts is a strong supporter of the Marine Corps and numerous charitable organizations. She donated her time and expertise to restore a 69" x 83" painting by B. Brown inspired by the famous photograph of "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima", by Joe Rosenthal and completed in 1946.

The owner of a Lincroft funeral home saw the painting and bought it on the spot. The painting was displayed in the foyer of the funeral home until about 2002 when, after the owner of the funeral home passed away, the home was remodeled. The new owners felt the painting didn't fit the new interior but wanted to do the right thing by the painting. Their only conclusion was to give it to the Marines.

 

The painting needed a serious overhaul with 60 years of dust, dirt and several tears. Thanks to Irene's generosity of several months of her time and talent, the painting is fully restored.

Dr. Cynda Ann Johnson unveiling

 

December 18, 2007

Dr. Johnson was The Dean of the Brody School of Medicine November 2003 - November 2006.  The unveiling took place at the Brody School of Medicine where it will hang in the foyer with three other dean's portraits painted by Irene Bailey.

Brody School of Medicine

East Carolina University

600 Moye Blvd

Greenville, NC 27834