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Gifts in memory of artist Cathy Parlier Walling fund visiting artists and renovations at Appalachian State University

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE—Luke Walling, founder of Temprano Techvestors in Newton, has established two new funds to support Appalachian State University’s Department of Art. The Cathy P. Walling Visiting Artist Endowment will honor the memory of his late mother, a 1978 Appalachian graduate, lifelong painter and clay artist. Additionally, Walling has provided support for the Wey Hall Renovation Fund with the goal of raising $1 million to improve the current facilities.

Smith Gallery presents ‘Slant’ Nov. 9-18, with an artists’ reception Nov. 17

By University Communications

BOONE—The Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University presents “Slant,” a part juried, part curated exhibition featuring some of the best works made by students in Appalachian’s graphic design and commercial photography programs. The exhibition will be on view Nov. 9-18.

‘Softly Pointed’ exhibit on view at Appalachian’s Looking Glass Gallery through Oct. 14

By University Communications

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union is presenting “Softly Pointed,” an exhibition of eight artists working in fibers, through Oct. 14. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Appalachian State University hosts “Power of Design 16”

By University Communications

BOONE—Students, faculty and the general public are invited to kick off “Power of Design 16” by attending a reception and panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Valborg Theatre at Appalachian State University.

The Smith Gallery hosts visiting artist Sheryl Oring Sept. 29

By University Communications

BOONE—Sheryl Oring brings her “I Wish to Say Project” to Appalachian State University on Sept. 29 as part of the Smith Gallery’s visiting artist series.

Looking Glass Gallery presents “Unrequited Contemplation”

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union presents “Unrequited Contemplation,” an exhibition featuring work by Alissa Sauter. “Unrequited Contemplation” is on display through May 13. There will be a reception held on May 13 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Looking Glass Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

Looking Glass Gallery at Appalachian presents “Plane Paper”

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union presents “Plane Paper,” an exhibition featuring work by Appalachian senior Joshua Bannen. The exhibition will be on view from April 8–22. There will be a reception held April 8 from 5:30–7 p.m. at the Looking Glass Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Interactive artwork “Paper Bag Test” on display in Belk Library and Information Commons

BOONE—IlaSahai Prouty is determined to expand the dialog about race and stereotypes at Appalachian State University. Her new art installation, “Paper Bag Test – Boone,” is designed to present race as a social construct and engage students, faculty, staff and the community in thinking about how words describe, imply and evaluate race. The installation is on display in Belk Library and Information Commons’ second floor rotunda through the end of March.

“Manual-Pixeling” exhibit on display at Looking Glass Gallery

BOONE—The Looking Glass Gallery (LGG) in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union presents “Manual-Pixeling,” an exhibition featuring work by Taekyeom Lee. The exhibit will be on view Jan. 13 – Feb. 17. A reception will be held at the gallery Feb. 17 from 7:30-9 p.m. The public is invited.