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Three Exhibits During June Honor Former U.Va. Art Professor

May 22, 2002--

WHO: Artist Ted Turner’s former U.Va. students
WHAT: Exhibition: 2002 Alumni Show
WHEN: Friday, June 7, through Saturday, July 6

Opening reception: Friday, June 7, 5 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Fayerweather Gallery

WHO: Ted Turner
WHAT: Exhibition: Paintings and Constructions
WHEN: Exhibition opens Saturday, June 8, and runs to Saturday, July 6

Opening receptions: Saturday, June 8

Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, 4 to 6 p.m.

Merchant’s Tire building, 5 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, 705 W. Main St., and Merchant’s Tire building, located on West Main Street

Artist Ted Turner taught studio art at the University of Virginia from 1952 until his retirement in 1985. Beginning Reunions Weekend, June 7-9, three exhibits will honor his dual careers as teacher and artist.

An exhibition of works by Turner’s former students will be on view Friday, June 7, through Saturday, July 6, at U.Va.’s Fayerweather Gallery. The 2002 Alumni Show will open with a reception in the gallery on Friday, June 7, 5 to 7 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery also will be open Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Turner’s works will be exhibited at two locations on West Main Street beginning June 8 and continuing through July 6. The artist’s oil paintings will be displayed at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery and his constructions at the Merchant’s Tire building.

Opening receptions will be held on Saturday, June 8, at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. and at the Merchant’s Tire building from 5 to 7 p.m. Free parking will be available at the train station parking lot. Styled after an Italian passeggiata – a stroll or walk – with visitors moving along West Main Street from Les Yeux du Monde to the Merchant’s Tire building, guests also will be able to enjoy offerings from several restaurants and street performers.

Turner works in a broad range of media, from watercolors to prints, oil paintings to three-dimensional constructions. His creative vision is characterized by the use of bold colors and a rough treatment of the painted image. Turner often includes found objects in his works, including tools of the trade, lids of paint cans and paint tubes and brushes. These interests come together in his constructions that often reveal the process with painting and construction left uncompleted.

Les Yeux du Monde Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit at the Merchants Tire building is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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