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Three North Carolina Artists to Exhibit at Barton Art Galleries March 15 – April 20

Cover art image: “Within Without” by Gabrielle Duggan

Wilson, N.C. — February 19, 2018 — Three artists with North Carolina ties will exhibit works together in the “Beyond Measure,” exhibition this spring in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. Artists Ivana Beck, Lorraine Turi, and Gabrielle Duggan each create work that moves their chosen medium and art form beyond the commonplace and into unique and provocative works. Beck’s sculpture and Turi’s photographs will be exhibited together in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery, and Duggan’s fiber installation will be on view in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery. This three-person exhibition will run from March 15 through April 20.

On Thursday, March 15, the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host a reception at 5 p.m. for “Beyond Measure.” At 6 p.m., an artist lecture will follow, with each of the artists scheduled to speak in the gallery. These two events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.

Following the lecture, the Barton College Friends of the Visual Arts will host a dinner for the members at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus with featured guests Beck, Turi, and Duggan. A “desert chat” with the artists, will follow dinner with questions and discussion led by Maureen O’Neill, director of the Barton Art Galleries. Members of the Friends of Visual Arts may make dinner reservations by contacting Maureen O’Neill at 252-399-6476 or moneill@barton.edu. For additional information about joining the Friends of Visual Arts, please also contact O’Neill.

On March 17 and March 24, the galleries’ spring artist–in-residence Ivana Beck, will hold mixed-media sculpture workshops in Case Art Building on campus from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open to the public, the cost of each Saturday workshop is $15.00 for Friends of Visual Arts members and $25.00 for nonmembers. Advance reservations are required as space is limited. For reservations, please contact Maureen O’Neill at 252-399-6476 or moneill@barton.edu.

About the Artists — 

“Untitled IV” by Ivana Beck

Ivana Beck graduated in 2016 from the University of North Carolina with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art. She also received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2012. In 2016, Beck was awarded the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. A native of Serbia now living in America, her work addresses how her cultural, social and psychological foundations have shifted since she left her Serbian home, family, and friends.

“Goff Gopher” by Lorraine Turi

Lorraine Turi uses photography in her work to create photographic explorations that investigate the complex relationship between humans and the environment. Turi has participated in solo and group exhibitions including “Multiplicity,” at the University of North Carolina Biennial Alumni Show in Charlotte, “Artists of North Carolina,” at the Elder Gallery also in Charlotte, and in an exhibition at the Lowe Gallery during the Art Miami Art Fair in Miami, Fla. Turi’s images have been published in “Creative Quarterly” and “Photographers Forum.” In 2013, Turi received a Master of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University. Turi makes her home in North Carolina and currently teaches at Rowan Cabarrus Community College.

Gabrielle Duggan was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and earned her Master of Art and Design degree in Fibers and Surface Design from North Carolina State University. Her work has been exhibited at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem and the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington (Out of Fashion, 2011-2012), as well as the Indie Grits Film Festival in Columbia, S.C., (2015). She was the recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council’s Regional Artist Project Grant in 2011, Artspace’s Regional Emerging Artist Residency in 2013-2014, and the Governor’s Island Art Fair Residency in 2014. Duggan currently teaches Textile Art and Design as a visiting lecturer at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and she is a visiting assistant professor at the University of North Texas. She is represented by AH Arts in Manhattan, N.Y.