News & Events
January 5, 2011
UNC Asheville's Art Department will open "Drawing Discourse," the university's second annual national juried drawing exhibition, with a lecture by juror Alex Kanevsky at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at the Humanities Lecture Hall on the campus. An opening reception and awards presentation will follow from 6-8 p.m. in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in Owen Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
Kanevsky, a noted artist, will describe his own approach to drawing, and share his thoughts on the works he selected for the exhibit. Kanevsky reviewed some 529 entries submitted by 167 artists from across the nation. Just 31 pieces were accepted into the show.
A native of Russia, Kanevsky teaches at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and has exhibited across North America and Europe. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Achenbach collection, San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, and the deYoung Museum Legion of Honor. Kanevsky has received the prestigious Pew Fellowship for painting, and his art has been reviewed by the Los Angeles Times, New York Observer and Philadelphia Inquirer.
"With this exhibit, we're examining drawing as it is practiced and defined by today's artists," said Tamie Beldue, UNC Asheville assistant professor of art and coordinator of the exhibit. "Our students, like the working artists in this exhibit, are using conventional and innovative methods, sometimes combining different approaches. The art of drawing is alive and evolving, as this exhibit will show."
UNC Asheville's S. Tucker Cooke Gallery is free and open to the public, and the "Drawing Discourse" exhibit will be on view from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, through February 15. For more information, see the UNC Asheville Art Department Web site or call 828.251.6559.