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Catherine J. Smith presents screening of Art21’s “Art in the Twenty-First Century” series

ART21_t.jpgBOONE—Catherine J. Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University will present a preview screening of the sixth season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century,” on Tuesday, April 24, from noon – 6 p.m. in Farthing Auditorium. An episode will be shown on the hour. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided.

The Peabody Award-winning, biennial public television series produced by Art21 presents exclusive documentary profiles of the most iconic artists working today. The screening will show artists featured in three of the upcoming episodes in the series.

For more information about “Art in the Twenty-First Century” and the series schedule on PBS, visit

About Art21

Art21 was founded as a non-profit art organization to provide access to contemporary art and artists to broad-based audiences by documenting the artists of our time for broadcast television and the Internet, providing companion educational materials and teaching educators. In the past decade, Art21 has used the power of digital media to introduce millions of people of all ages worldwide to contemporary art and artists, creating a new paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process.

To date more than 200,000 educators have worked with Art21’s materials. In addition, the Art21 Educators Institute provides in depth fellowships to a select group of teachers nationwide, who spend an intensive summer week in New York City followed by a year of distance-based professional development with Art21 to learn how to integrate Art21 contemporary art resources into their teaching practice.

Catherine J. Smith Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 828-262-7338 or visit