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ASU presents Art Biennial Exhibition 2010

Article Published: Jan. 28, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
ASU presents Art Biennial Exhibition 2010

Appalachian State University presents the Department of Art Biennial Exhibition 2010 at the Catherine J. Smith Gallery and Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone.

The exhibition is on view from Jan. 28 through March 5 at Catherine Smith Gallery, located in Farthing Auditorium, and from Feb. 5 through March 20 at the Turchin Center on King Street. The exhibition represents recent creative works by artists currently teaching in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University.

Presenting this exhibition at two venues simultaneously enables visitors to experience a wider range of artworks in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, metal, fiber, photography, printmaking, drawing, video, digital media, installation and clay.

Artists exhibiting at the Turchin Center include Eli Bentor, Kathleen Campbell, Maryrose Carroll, Lynn Duryea, Tim Ford, Vicky Grube, Dianne Hodack, Jeana Eve Klein, David Mazure, Ed Midgett, Jody Servon, John Stephenson, Jason Watson and Margaret Yaukey.

Artists represented at Catherine Smith Gallery are Adam Adcock, Jeri Allison, Christopher Curtin, Rosa Dargan-Powers, April Flanders, Michael Grady, Scott Ludwig, Daniel Marinelli, Robin Martindale, David Mazure, David Modler, Janet Montgomery, Mark Nystrom, IlaSahai Prouty and Jim Toub.

"The works in the exhibition highlight the efforts of faculty members who are committed to not only being motivators and mentors for students, but to engaging in scholarship and research related to their craft," a university spokesperson said.

Department chairman Michael Grady said, "The Department of Art Faculty Biennial reflects the unique creative perspective which makes the art department truly outstanding. As one considers the great range and extraordinary creative achievement represented in the show, it is clear that the common threads of artistic interest in nature and community; craftsmanship and concept, underscore the essential role of the art department in the ASU community."

Public Events

Jan. 29, 5:30-7 p.m. - Reception at Catherine J. Smith Gallery

Feb. 5, 6 p.m. - Linda Dougherty, chief curator at North Carolina Museum of Art, discusses contemporary curatorial practices, Turchin Center Lecture Hall

March 5, 7-9 p.m. - Spring Celebration at Turchin Center

The Catherine J. Smith Gallery is located in Farthing Auditorium on the Appalachian State University campus. Admission is free, and hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (828) 262-7338.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is located at 423 W. King St. in downtown Boone. Admission is free, and hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, and from noon to 8 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call (828) 262-3017.

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