Posts Tagged ‘sculptures’

MacArthur Award Winner in Weatherspoon’s Permanent Collection

 
Elizabeth Turk

Artist Elizabeth Turk uses a variety of tools to mold 400-pound blocks of marble into beautiful sculptures. Courtesy of Lux Art Institute.

Those of you who closely follow the art circuit might have heard that contemporary artist Elizabeth Turk was recently awarded a MacArthur “genius” award: $500,000 over the course of five years.  This award is given each year by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to approximate 20 U.S. citizens “ working in any field who show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work.” The fellowship is not rewarded based on past accomplishment, but rather as “an investment in a person’s originality, insight, and potential.”

The Weatherspoon Art Museum owns an early work by Turk which was most recently on view in Odd Bodies: Selections from the Permanent Collection, January 24-April 18, 2010.

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Go Triad article on “Existed: Leonardo Drew”

 

photo: Lynn Hey, News & Record

Read a March 18, 2010 article on the Existed: Leonardo Drew exhibition.

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Winston-Salem Journal article on the Leonardo Drew exhibition.

 
Tom Patterson "W-S Journal"

Winston-Salem Journal

View Tom Patterson’s Leonardo Drew article from April 25, 2010 issue of the Winston-Salem Journal.

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WFDD’s David Ford interviews guest curator Claudia Schmukli

 

David Ford, Triad Arts Up Close

David Ford, with WFDD’s Triad Arts Up Close, interviews Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston

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Monkeywhale installation photos

 
Leonardo Drew, "Existed", Weatherspoon Art Museum

photo: Carolyn de Berry, 2010

Our friends at Monkeywhale and Mark Wagoner Productions captured Leonardo Drew in action during his installation visit in February. Here are the photos they took.

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