Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, is currently presenting an exhibition by artist, Dan Smith, titled MANinfested DESTINY: From Boone to Boon- A Re-Interpretation by Dan Smith on exhibit until Nov. 13, 2010. This exhibition is a “living exhibition” where the components of the exhibition will be altered, moved and transformed by the artist until the close of the exhibition. The artist will be working in the gallery on Wednesdays and will be available to answer questions about his work.
In addition to his exhibit, Dan Smith will be organizing two guided walking tours through the town of Boone to discuss and learn about the life of American pioneer and the town’s namesake, Daniel Boone. The tours are scheduled for Saturdays, Sept. 4, 2010, and Oct. 2, 2010, from 10am until noon. The tours will meet and begin at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and travel around the town visiting other locations including: Belk Library, the Boone Statue, the Boone Monument, the Greenhouse, the Post Office Mural and the High Country Press where some of Smith’s photographs are on display.
Smith’s current work displayed at the Turchin Center is an environmentally and historically based exhibition and incorporates photographs, paintings and natural and manmade objects with historical documentation, which investigates aspects of the American Revolution, the Great Awakening, the Enlightenment, global conflict, new technology and sustainable development. MANinfested Destiny: From Boone to Boon is the third installment of a series of exhibitions by Smith titled Extended Sites where he projects himself into randomly selected out-of-doors environments across the United States.
Smith has been a freelance artist, illustrator and photographer sine 1978. His artwork has been featured in over 100 exhibitions throughout the country. Before moving to nearby Hickory in 2003, he spent over 15 years teaching college courses in studio art and humanities in South Carolina and Virginia.
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibition, education and collection programs that support Appalachian State University’s role as a key regional educational, cultural and economic resource.
For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings. For info on Dan Smith’s Guided Walking Tour and when he will be actively working in the gallery, please call the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at 828/262-3017 or visit (www.tcva.org).