Sept.5: Tim Murray Art Exhibition Reception

The Brevard College Art Department will host an opening reception for an exhibition featuring the creative work of professor emeritus Tim Murray on Friday, Sept. 5.

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 exhibition, entitled “Running on Tybee,” features collages, oil paintings, sculptures as well as drawings. The creative works are based on Murray’s observation of shapes,colors,views,weather and atmosphere while running on the beaches of Tybee Island, Georgia with his son,Gordon.

Murray, an Edward Seese Distinguished Service Professor and Johnie H. Jones Distinguished Professor in Teaching, taught at Brevard College for 42 years, influencing countless students while maintaining a steady production of his own work. Born in Reading, England, Murray arrived in the United States in 1948. He went to school in Winston Salem, studied art and engineering at Mars Hill College, and earned a degree in art from UNC-Chapel Hill.  Murray, who has nurtured the local arts community for more than 50 years, has actively exhibited throughout the Southeast since his days as a student at Chapel Hill.

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 untilSept. 26.

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.

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