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Catherine J. Smith Gallery presents senior studio Fall 2012 exhibition

BOONE—The Catherine J. Smith Gallery (CSG) at Appalachian State University will present the BFA Senior Studio Fall 2012 exhibition Dec. 7 – Jan. 12, 2013, at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on campus.

The exhibition will include work by candidates for the BFA in studio art. The exhibition titled “End of the World” features works by 12 student artists exploring a variety of studio techniques including drawing, painting, metals, fibers, ceramics, photography and multimedia.

Artists represented will be Molly L. Belada, Alexandra B. Cirulis, Randall Dameron, Jessi Galloway, Tia Nicole, Katherine J. Haugen, Lauren Jordan, Rachel Kirk, Adam Hamilton Mackay, Emily Parrish, Savella C. Smeraski and Caroline Tippette.

For the past year, these students have worked with Christopher Curtin, professor in the Department of Art. “The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition at the Turchin Center for Visual Arts provides the Department of Art, the Boone community, family and friends an opportunity to view works created to earn this degree and celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating BFA Studio students,” Curtin said. “The works of these young artists address a wide range of their artistic concerns in diverse media and processes. I am very confident that this show will be an exciting group exhibition and a moment of pride for participating artists and the art department.”

A reception for the BFA Senior Studio Fall 2012 exhibition will be Saturday, Dec. 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Turchin Center located on King Street in downtown Boone.

Catherine J. Smith Gallery is closed for renovations through August 2013. Exhibitions and programs will take place during this time at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Belk Library and Information Commons, Plemmons Student Union and other locations on campus unless otherwise noted. Admission is free for all events and programs. The gallery office is temporarily located in Wey Hall room 210A on campus. For more information, call 828-262-7338 or visit http://art.appstate.edu/cjs.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is located at 423 West King St., in Boone. The center is open Tuesday – Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and on Friday from noon. – 8 p.m. Parking is available nearby on King Street and in the parking deck on College Street located behind the center. For more information, call 828-262-3017 or visit http://tcva.org.

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