Brevard College Hosts Opening Reception for Sculpture Exhibition Jan. 24

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The Brevard College Art Department will host an opening reception for a sculpture exhibition featuring the work of Associate Professor of Art Kyle Van Lusk on Friday, Jan. 24.

The opening reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Spiers Gallery in the Sims Art Center on the campus of Brevard College. The reception as well as exhibit visitations are free to the public.

The exhibition, entitled “Journey” will feature recent works by Lusk, including large-scale works in steel as well as several cast iron sculptures created at the Brevard College iron pour in October. The cast iron sculptures were most recently on display at the Sea Islands Center Art Gallery on the campus of the University of South Carolina at Beaufort.

A Brevard native, Lusk has taught and created sculpture at Brevard College since 2005. He first studied art at Brevard College, earning an associate of fine arts degree in 1992. He continued his undergraduate studies at East Carolina University (ECU) and earned a master’s degree in fine arts from ECU in 1998. Since the completion of his graduate work, Lusk has created and exhibited sculptural work in cities throughout the southeast and has many works in public and private collections.

Most recently, Lusk was commissioned to create eight sculptures to mark four new mountain biking trails in the newly-opened Stringer’s Ridge Trailhead Markers Public Art Project in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was selected for the project from among 75 artists from across the country by a committee consisting of Public Art Committee members, representatives from the Trust for Public Land and others involved in the development of the park.

Gallery hours for the show are 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. weekdays when the College is in session. The exhibit will be on display until Feb. 21.

Spiers Gallery is a contemporary 1,500 square foot gallery located within the Sims Art Center on the Brevard College campus. Exhibitions in Spiers Gallery are ongoing throughout the year and include shows by Brevard College students and faculty members as well as visiting artists from Western North Carolina and around the country.

For more information about this exhibition, contact Diane Pomphrey at 828-884-8188.