Exhibits During June Honor Former U.Va. Art Professor
May 22, 2002--
Ted Turners former U.Va. students
WHAT: Exhibition: 2002 Alumni Show
WHEN: Friday, June 7, through Saturday, July 6
reception: Friday, June 7, 5 to 7 p.m.
WHAT: Exhibition: Paintings and Constructions
WHEN: Exhibition opens Saturday, June 8, and runs to Saturday,
receptions: Saturday, June 8
Yeux du Monde Gallery, 4 to 6 p.m.
Tire building, 5 to 7 p.m.
Yeux du Monde Gallery, 705 W. Main St., and Merchants Tire
building, located on West Main Street
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.
exhibition of works by Turners 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.
works will be exhibited at two locations on West Main Street beginning
June 8 and continuing through July 6. The artists oil paintings
will be displayed at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery and his constructions
at the Merchants Tire building.
receptions will be held on Saturday, June 8, at Les Yeux du Monde
Gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. and at the Merchants 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 Merchants Tire building, guests
also will be able to enjoy offerings from several restaurants and
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
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.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298