Circles of Influence highlights Barbara Hardy Ray and Bob Ray, artists who have been living and working together for more than twenty-five years; they share a deeply rewarding, intimate, creative and artistic bond. The influence the artists have on one another and their shared love of rich texture, layered patterns, and work that examines the detritus of life, will be immediately apparent although each artist's practice and techniques are uniquely their own. Both artists work in a variety of similar media using found objects as well as more traditional art making materials. Both share a deep respect for the history of material objects and attentive mark-making. The artists also will be hosting a lunch and learn lecture on July 5 at 12-1 p.m., an art walk and demonstration of their work on July 5, 4-6 p.m. and three Trash to Treasure Workshops, on July 6 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. and on July 7 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
A special kick-off Summer Exhibition Celebration will be held at Turchin during the downtown Boone First Friday Art Crawl, Fri., July 7, with hours of operation extended through 10 p.m. for the occasion.
About the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
The Turchin Center provides a home for world-class visual arts programming at Appalachian State University. It is the largest facility of its kind in the region. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, as well as on Saturday; on Friday, the facility is open 12 noon until 8 p.m.