Adult Community Artmaking March 14 at TCVA

Article Published: Mar. 11, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

What is art, and who is an artist?

Answers can be found at Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA), as expressive artist Pegge Laine leads an Adult Community Artmaking class on Sunday, March 14.

"I believe art is the act of making special, an attitude, a way of living ... with openess, intention and wonder," Laine said. "Too many of us have lost the 'art of living' in the busyness of our lives. Our culture does little to nourish and cherish the creativity within each of us."

Laine encourages interested parties to take a journey of discovery, of the artist within, in creating collages with found materials "to create a new vision of your life."

"The time we will spend together is about rediscovering the spirit that dwells within each of us that longs to look at life from new perspectives, to see life with fresh eyes, to see problems as possibilities, to see closed doors as opportunities," she said.

"It is about process rather than product ... about surrendering our preconceptions and letting go of the voice that whispers or shouts 'but I'm not an artist.' Set aside this time to be with the materials at hand, let go of things left undone and your concerns about tomorrow. Be present in the moment."

That moment is Sunday, March 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Turchin Center's Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing. Cost is $45 for TCVA members and $55 for non-members. Pre-registration and prepayment is required. For more information, or to register, call (828) 262-3017 or visit

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