Art Expo 2010: Annual juried student exhibit now open

Article Published: Mar. 25, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

Appalachian State University is presenting Art Expo 2010, an annual juried student exhibition.

The exhibition will be open for viewing now through April 14 at the Catherine J. Smith Gallery.

A reception will be on Friday, April 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The award ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. with the ASU art department chair Mike Grady and Art Expo committee chair John Stephenson announcing award winners and scholarship recipients.
The event is free and open to the public.

Musicians from the Hayes School of Music will perform throughout the afternoon.

The 71 works included in Art Expo 2010 were selected from more than 700 entries of artwork that were on display during an open house in Wey Hall on Feb. 19.

Guest jurors Banister Pope, Bill Brown and David Tisdale selected the artworks from the categories: clay; digital imaging; drawing; fibers; graphic design; interactive design, metalsmithing; motion graphics; painting; photography; printmaking; and sculpture. Faculty and students voted for their favorite work in each category to determine the winners of merchant prizes.

John Stephenson, an assistant professor in the ASU department of art, chaired this annual event.

"I am pleased with the works selected by the jurors for Art Expo 2010. The creativity in student works in all media reflects the energy witnessed in our studios and classrooms this year, and we look forward to the exhibition in the Catherine J. Smith Gallery," Stephenson said.

Student volunteers along with the Art Expo Committee and Catherine J. Smith Gallery staff made the event possible, as well as Appalachian State University alumnus, Emily Combs and Ben Wesemann, who contributed design, organizational and installation expertise to the project.

The exhibition displayed in the Catherine J. Smith Gallery, features a wide range of artworks by the following Appalachian students: Corinne Adams, Nicola Mousa Bajalia II, Rachel Ballard, Jaclyn Bowie, Andrew Brown, Casey Buchanan, Cara Bunch, Kristen Clark, Allison Cody, Brandon Crockett, Callie Cullum, Jaime Curlin, Jacob Daniels, Anthony P. Deal, Erin Dobbins, Lindsey Elsey, Kurt Eltz, Lauren Fabri, Hannah Ferrara, Ashley Foster, Lauren Goding, Ryan Grady, Amanda Hart, Rachel Haycraft, Danielle Hennis, Joshua High, Bo Howe, Leah Johnson, Kimmy Kaplan, Blake Kennedy, Turner Kilgore, Rosy Kirby, Austin Kowitz, Meg Lancaster, Lily Lane, Ian Lawrence, David Lezette, Allison McDonald, Jaime McKay, Kelsey Melville, Rebecca Peterson, Gwyn Pevonka, Joni Ray, Emily Robie, Abby Samelak, Lane Schreiber, Matt Sellars, Jennifer Skultety, R. Martin Stamat, Jaron Strom, Lindy Thompson, Heather Trexler, Allie Trimbur, Jackie Walker, Adrienne Wilder, and Kristina Winfree.

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

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