“Interrogation” exhibit opens during September First Friday at HOW Space

The exhibit “Interrogation” will open to the public at 7 p.m. on September 1 at HOW Space in downtown Boone. Art for the exhibit was designed by 12 Appalachian State University students who traveled to Amsterdam in May 2017 as part of a two-week study abroad experience.

The theme “interrogation” was chosen to prompt conversation around cultural happenings both in the states and abroad, and work exhibited will take many forms, including prints, books and video. The exhibit will be displayed at HOW Space until September 14.

The students, who participated in a hybrid print and design course while abroad, produced collaborative creative work using different tools, including digital, letterpress, printmaking and risograph processes. Two faculty members in the university’s Department of Art, Assistant Professor Tricia Treacy and Professor Scott Ludwig, led the course.

Work created on the trip was also exhibited at the Amsterdam Grafisch Atelier Lab in Amsterdam this past May, and will be exhibited at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum on August 31.

About the Department of Art

One of seven departments housed in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, the Department of Art at Appalachian State University prepares students to explore art, identity, expression and creative problem-solving while challenging them to go beyond their previous limits by discovering new connections to culture. The department offers degrees in art and visual culture, art education, graphic design, studio art, commercial photography and graphic arts and imaging technology, with minors in art history, studio art, commercial photography and graphic arts and imaging technology.

About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational 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 embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Published: Aug 22, 2017 9:53am