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Pecha Kucha style art presentation held Feb. 26 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Smith Gallery and Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University present the Department of Art Faculty Biennial 2014 Pecha Kucha to be held on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. Each artist will have 6 minutes to present 20 images or a video of his or her work. This event is a program of the Department of Art Faculty Biennial 2014 exhibition that is currently on view at both venues.

Department of Art faculty members presenting their work are: April Flanders, Nelle Dunlap, IlaSahai Prouty, Joshua White, Joe Bigley, Jeana Eve Klein, Ed Midgett and Lynn Duryea.

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with all of the artists.

The Department of Art Faculty Biennial 2014 represents a wide variety of recent works created by artists currently teaching in the Department of Art. The exhibition will be on view through Feb. 27 at the Smith Gallery and through March 22 at the Turchin Center. The works in the exhibition highlight the efforts of faculty members who are committed to not only being motivators and mentors for students, but to engaging in scholarship and research. Faculty exhibitions enable students to experience and discuss artwork produced by their teachers. They also give the community a chance to engage with the many ideas and practices being explored and taught within the Department of Art.

The Smith Gallery, formerly the Catherine J. Smith Gallery, is located in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus. 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 http://art.appstate.edu/cjs.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is located at 423 W. King St. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, and from noon to 8 p.m. on Fridays. Admission is free. For more information, call 828-262-3017 or visit http://tcva.org.

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