‘The Woeful and Wondrous World of Van Gogh’

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Article Published: May. 29, 2013 | Modified: Jun. 14, 2013
‘The Woeful and Wondrous World of Van Gogh’

Elliot Engel

Vincent Van Gogh is notably one of the most famous artists.

In honor of its 10th Anniversary, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is hosting scholar, performer and storyteller Dr. Elliot Engel for a lively and educational lecture on the life and times of Vincent Van Gogh.

The lecture, “The Woeful and Wondrous World of Van Gogh,” will be held at Valborg Theatre Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m., with a dessert and wine reception to follow. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by visiting the Valborg Theatre box office or calling (828) 262-4046 or (800) 841-2787.

About the Lecturer

According to his bio, Engel is a scholar, performer and storyteller “whose infectious enthusiasm and radiant wit create an imaginative and delightful presentation.”

Using anecdote, analysis and large doses of humor, he gives new insights into the backgrounds, lives and accomplishments of the great masters of literature, culture and fine arts.

Engel has spoken on a wide range of topics, including Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Robert E. Lee and Winston Churchill, just to name a few. For more information on Engel, visit http://www.authorsink.com.

10 Years of Turchin

The Turchin Center turned 10 years old this May and will continue celebrating all year with various special events. Upcoming celebratory events include:

- Museum Bus Trip: The Mint Museum & Bechtler Museum of Modern Art – June 19
- Summer Exhibition Celebration – July 5
- Family Day at the Turchin Center – July 13

To celebrate the 10th anniversary, the Turchin Center also has created 10th-anniversary, limited-edition prints by artist Tim Turner. Less than 50 prints have been created and can be purchased by calling (828) 262-3017.

For more information on these limited edition prints, visit http://www.tcva.org/news/2013/04/1026.

About the Turchin Center

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. There is no admission charge, although donations are accepted.

For additional details about the Turchin Center, becoming a donor, the upcoming exhibitions, to be added to the mailing list or to schedule a tour, call (828) 262-3017 or visit http://www.tcva.org.

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