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Artist Amy Scheidegger talks about the Artistic Rebuttal Book Project Nov. 28

BOONE—A lecture with Amy Scheidegger, director of the Artistic Rebuttal Book Project (ARBP), will be held Nov. 28 from 5- 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Solarium at Appalachian State University. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Looking Glass Gallery located in the student union.

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Scheidegger will discuss her role as a working active artist, graphic designer, arts advocate and director of the ARBP. Artists whose works were shown in the ARBP exhibition in Looking Glass Gallery and who have been selected to be published in “The Artistic Rebuttal Book Project at Appalachian State University” book will be announced at the event. A mini reception will follow the lecture.

The Artistic Rebuttal Book Project is an arts advocacy effort that visually renders why the arts are essential.

As an arts advocate, Scheidegger has traveled the East Coast educating others on the significance of the arts through the ARBP. She has partnered with Louisiana State University, Inliquid Art & Design, Drexel University, AnjuThreads, Mighty Writers, Apiary Magazine, Replica Global and Christ Church Neighborhood House, among others. Scheidegger lives and works in Philadelphia, Pa. She received an M.A. in art administration from Drexel University in 2010 and a B.F.A. in painting and drawing from East Carolina University in 2005.

Scheidegger’s visit is sponsored in part by Appalachian’s Department of Art, Catherine J. Smith Gallery, Arts Management Organization, Student Art League, Belk Library and Information Commons, and Student Programs.