Local and Polish artists to lecture at TCVA

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Article Published: Feb. 14, 2013 | Modified: Mar. 1, 2013

Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts gives campus and community members a chance to learn more about the new artwork in the galleries by the artists themselves.

Local artist Mary-Ann Prack, from Jefferson, gives a candid and in-depth look at her new work in the current exhibition, “Standing Still…in the Abstract: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings,” during her free Lunch & Learn lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in Gallery A.

The Turchin Center also welcomes Polish artist Monika Kostrzewa as an artist in residence from Feb. 26 through March 4. She will hold a free public lecture on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Turchin Center Lecture Hall to discuss her work in the final installment of the “International Focus Series I-V: 21 Sztuka: Contemporary Art of Poland,” titled “Monika Izabela Kostrzewa – Visual Art and Fashion,” opening on March 1.

More information on both Prack’s and Kostrzewa’s lectures can be found online at http://tcva.org/calendar/events/782 and http://tcva.org/calendar/events/954, respectively.

The Turchin Center is located at 423 W. King St. in downtown Boone. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Friday. The center is closed Sunday and Monday and observes all university holidays.

For more information, call (828) 262-3017 or visit http://www.tcva.org.

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