Twyla Duke
Twyla Duke Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement 252-398-1233

My favorite part of working for Chowan University is greeting visitors and being the curator for The Wayland L. Jenkins, Jr. Fine Arts Center. Not only do I enjoy learning about the artists of the variety of works in the gallery when researching them, I also enjoy showing the Jenkins collection including the period furniture to the many guests and students who visit the gallery, and educating them about the collection

The Wayland L. Jenkins, Jr. Fine Arts Center

Jenkins Center

Named for the philanthropist who donated his vast collection, The Wayland L. Jenkins, Jr. Fine Arts Center at Chowan University features a permanent collection of original art and early 19th-century furniture. Consisting of almost 90 original works of art and more than seven noteworthy pieces of antique furniture, the new Fine Arts Center represents Mr. Jenkins’ talent as a collector and generosity as a supporter of Christian higher education at Chowan University. There is no other collection quite like this on exhibit in any museum or school in North Carolina. With this kind of collection, the variety in oils, watercolors, acrylics, and others, as well as period furniture, it’s an art gallery that’s a museum.

Virtual Tour of The Wayland L. Jenkins, Jr. Fine Arts Center



Senior Showcase
Arts and Performance
Reception Honoring Graduating Graphic Design Showcases Exceptional Talent

Chowan University proudly presents the 2024 Annual Senior Visual Art Exhibition, featuring the remarkable works..

Noel Engbretson
Arts and Performance, Campus News, Chowan Chapel
Noel Engebretson Performs Concert at Chowan University Chapel

On Sunday afternoon, renowned pianist Noel Engebretson graced the stage of Chowan University Chapel, captivating..

Department of Music
Arts and Performance, Campus News
Chowan University’s Department of Music Showcases Faculty Talent in Spectacular Performance

On Sunday, March 17th, Chowan University’s Department of Music captivated audiences with remarkable faculty performances,..

Christmas at Chowan
Arts and Performance, Featured, Faculty Features
Annual Christmas at Chowan Concert Delights Audience with Festive Performances 

Christmas at Chowan