CJS Gallery announces fall lineup

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Article Published: Sep. 13, 2012 | Modified: Sep. 13, 2012
CJS Gallery announces fall lineup

CJS will host a screening of 'American Outrage' Oct. 2.
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The Catherine J. Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University announces its upcoming exhibition and public programs for fall 2012.

The gallery is closed for renovations through August 2013, but programming will continue across campus and in the community this year.

This seasons’ programs will include an exhibition by graduating artists from the Department of Art, a public screening of the “American Outrage” documentary, a residency by Radical Jewelry Makeover and several guest lectures by a range of arts and design professionals, including Joy Glidden, Susie Ganch, Cavan Huang and Jenn Cash.

All events are free and open to the public.

“The gallery itself is under renovation this year, but we are very pleased to be collaborating with a number of departments to continue to bring opportunities in the arts to the campus and community,” said CSG director Jody Servon. “We’ll be offering an exhibition by graduating ASU student artists, as well as many public programs ranging from artist and designer lectures, hands-on workshops, Pop-Up Shop, public receptions and a film screening.”

More information on these and other events can be found at http://www.art.appstate.edu/cjs or ‘like’ us on Facebook by searching: Catherine J. Smith Gallery.

The gallery office is temporarily located in Wey Hall Room 210A on Appalachian’s campus. For more information, call (828) 262-7338.


All programs are free and open to the public and take place on the campus of Appalachian State University.

Sept. 27: Radical Jewelry Makeover
Jewelry donation collection and reception
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) Lecture Hall, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Followed by a guest lecture by Susie Ganch
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 2: Screening of ‘American Outrage’
Hosted by Tom Hansell
Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 18: Guest lecture by designer Cavan Huang
Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 23: Radical Jewelry Makeover Pop Up Shop
Plemmons Student Union Solarium, 5 to 7 p.m.

Nov. 1: Guest lecture by designer Jenn Cash
Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 15: Reception for BFA Fall Senior Studio
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Dec. 7 to Jan. 12, 2013: BFA Fall Senior Studio Exhibition
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

About the Lecturers

Susie Ganch is an assistant professor and head of the Metal Program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.

She exhibits her work nationally and internationally, has been published widely in books and magazines and has received numerous grants. Having both an individual studio practice and collaborative work has brought deeper meaning to her identity as an artist, she said.

Ganch became involved with Ethical Metalsmiths in 2007 through Radical Jewelry Makeover. As a studio artist and professor, she felt compelled to “do something” about what she saw as wasteful use of precious materials.

As co-creator of Radical Jewelry Makeover, Ganch said she has channeled her energy into this positive project instead of being paralyzed by the daunting truth about mining.

Cavan Huang is a design director at Interbrand’s New York offices. Huang’s design career began after graduating from McGill University with a bachelor of arts degree in history and urban planning in 2000 and followed up with an MFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design, N.Y.

Having spent six years at Time Warner creating original media content, platforms and ideas for a multitude of brand names, he returned to RISD where he is now a guest lecturer and adjunct professor.

Jenn Cash is a principal at Language Dept., a multi-disciplinary studio and streamlined design team in New York. Cash came to design because of her fascination with creating systems and generative processes — earning an MFA in graphic design from RISD and a bachelor of arts degree in comparative literature and English education from Brown University.

Cash is also an adjunct professor at Fordam University, teaching packaging and information design.

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