BOONE—The Smith Gallery in partnership with the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) presents “Point & Counterpoint: N.C. Arts Fellows in Dialogue” Thursday, Oct. 29, at Appalachian State University.
The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114. The event is free and open to the public.
Artists who will be discussing their work include David Chatt, Maready Evergreen, Joshua Gibson, Cara Hagan and Jeana Eve Klein. Both Klein and Hagan are faculty in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian. Chatt is based at the Penland School of Crafts, and Evergreen and Gibson are based in Durham. Gibson is an associate professor at Duke University.
They will talk about their artistic practice and participate in a question and answer session following their dialogue.
For directions and parking information for the event, call 828-262-2186 or visit http://library.appstate.edu/about/parking.
About the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship
The North Carolina Arts Council awards artist fellowships in the categories of visual art, craft, film/video, choreography, prose writing, poetry, playwriting/screenwriting, musical composition and songwriting, alternating disciplines on a two-year cycle. Artists receive a $10,000 fellowship to support creative development and the creation of new work. Recipients are selected by panels comprised of artists and arts professionals with expertise in each discipline.
Since the inception of the program in 1980, the Arts Council has made over 580 awards to North Carolina recipients, helping to nurture the state’s creative sector by investing in some of its most talented artists.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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