Circles of Influence: Part II with artists Bob Ray and Barbara Hardy

Dates
Display dates: 
October 12 & 13, 2017

Barbara Hardy and Bob Ray are inspired by found objects, patterns and designs discovered in nature. They have created a diverse body of work entitled Circles of Influence which is on exhibit in the Main Gallery of the Turchin Center until December 2, 2017. Bob and Barbara will host several workshops on October 12 & 13. Community members are invited to attend a workshop to discover their unique creative voice. The workshops are free and open to the public. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 828-262-3017 to reserve your spot.

Workshops

Circles of Influence: Trash to Treasure

October 12, 2017
Session I: 9 am – 12 pm
Session II: 1 – 4 pm

Participants will be creating art from found objects and items that typically would be recycled or tossed in the trash. Though all materials are provided, participants may wish to bring their own found objects to incorporate into their pieces.

Participants may register for Session I or Session II. Classes are held at the Turchin Center in room TCVA 3200. Each class is limited to 20 people.

Circles of Influence: Painting with Barbara

October 13, 2017
Session III-A: 9 am – 4 pm (12 - 1 pm, lunch on your own)

Barbara will lead participants in painting based on her unique style seen in her paintings in the Main Gallery of the Turchin Center.

Circles of Influence: Mixed Media with Bob

October 13, 2017
Session III-B: 9 am - 4 pm (12 – 1 pm, lunch on your own)

Bob will instruct participants in the use of mixed media with techniques practiced in his art on display in the Main Gallery of the Turchin Center.

Sessions III-A or III-B are held concurrently and participants can register for one or the other, not both. Classes are held at the Turchin Center in room TCVA 3200. Each class is limited to 10 people.

About the instructors

Bob Ray

Bob Ray, born just east of Kansas City, Missouri, works in a variety of media, from drawings, paintings, collage, and sculpture to correspondence and performance works. Ray is a 2015 recipient of the North Carolina Arts Fellowship. His aesthetic borrows heavily from the Dada and Fluxus movements, with a strong combination of word, gesture, and image. Since 1990, he has been very active in international correspondence art activities and projects in Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Egypt, Japan, United States, Bolivia, Spain, Hungary, Switzerland, and Latvia.

The artist writes: “A sense of something a little extra is the way I constructed an idea of life and then a life through art. I had an early body for music which evolved into performance, poetry, theater and eventually the desire to make marks in which I discovered a world can be described in the consecutive making of marks. With over forty years of practice, study, exhibiting, projects, exchanges it continues it being the fuse of creativity that engenders consciousness which is a life.”

Barbara Hardy

Barbara Hardy was born in Washington, North Carolina. She writes: “Art is, and has always been an important and crucial part of my life. At an early age I drew, painted and made things. At nine years old, I knew and called myself an artist... Art fed me then and continues to feed me. I began this journey formally at Appalachian State University in art education, with many media interests. Later, I studied painting and metal at Eastern Carolina University. I was a young single mom no longer married with a child and running a small business. My education continued with workshops and summer craft schools. Early on, I exhibited in many different venues and taught occasionally through many North Carolina Art Council programs. In the last 25 years or so, I have shown at Emerge Gallery, Brevard College, Imperial Arts Center, various galleries on Ocracoke Island, Asheville and in private collections. Occasionally, I showed with my husband, Bob Ray, as well as in group and one person shows. After experimenting in many areas, I now concentrate in painting, sculpture and metal design.”

After attending college Barbara Hardy taught briefly in public schools, art enrichment programs and, later, was working with art teaching kids and adults through local arts councils, community colleges and volunteer programs. The focus was to bring art out to local rural communities and villages that might not have art opportunities. Many of these areas were small rural communities without much publicity exposure.

This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

October 12 & 13, 2017
Free and open to the public - pre-registration is required

Barbara Hardy and Bob Ray are inspired by found objects, patterns and designs discovered in nature. They have created a diverse body of work entitled Circles of Influence which is on exhibit in the Main Gallery of the Turchin Center until December 2, 2017. Bob and Barbara will host several workshops on October 12 & 13. Community members are invited to attend a workshop to discover their unique creative voice. The workshops are free and open to the public. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 828-262-3017 to reserve your spot.

Workshops

Circles of Influence: Trash to Treasure

October 12, 2017
Session I: 9 am – 12 pm
Session II: 1 – 4 pm

Participants will be creating art from found objects and items that typically would be recycled or tossed in the trash. Though all materials are provided, participants may wish to bring their own found objects to incorporate into their pieces.

Participants may register for Session I or Session II. Classes are held at the Turchin Center in room TCVA 3200. Each class is limited to 20 people.

Circles of Influence: Painting with Barbara

October 13, 2017
Session III-A: 9 am – 4 pm (12 - 1 pm, lunch on your own)

Barbara will lead participants in painting based on her unique style seen in her paintings in the Main Gallery of the Turchin Center.

Circles of Influence: Mixed Media with Bob

October 13, 2017
Session III-B: 9 am - 4 pm (12 – 1 pm, lunch on your own)

Bob will instruct participants in the use of mixed media with techniques practiced in his art on display in the Main Gallery of the Turchin Center.

Sessions III-A or III-B are held concurrently and participants can register for one or the other, not both. Classes are held at the Turchin Center in room TCVA 3200. Each class is limited to 10 people.

About the instructors

Bob Ray

Bob Ray, born just east of Kansas City, Missouri, works in a variety of media, from drawings, paintings, collage, and sculpture to correspondence and performance works. Ray is a 2015 recipient of the North Carolina Arts Fellowship. His aesthetic borrows heavily from the Dada and Fluxus movements, with a strong combination of word, gesture, and image. Since 1990, he has been very active in international correspondence art activities and projects in Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Egypt, Japan, United States, Bolivia, Spain, Hungary, Switzerland, and Latvia.

The artist writes: “A sense of something a little extra is the way I constructed an idea of life and then a life through art. I had an early body for music which evolved into performance, poetry, theater and eventually the desire to make marks in which I discovered a world can be described in the consecutive making of marks. With over forty years of practice, study, exhibiting, projects, exchanges it continues it being the fuse of creativity that engenders consciousness which is a life.”

Barbara Hardy

Barbara Hardy was born in Washington, North Carolina. She writes: “Art is, and has always been an important and crucial part of my life. At an early age I drew, painted and made things. At nine years old, I knew and called myself an artist... Art fed me then and continues to feed me. I began this journey formally at Appalachian State University in art education, with many media interests. Later, I studied painting and metal at Eastern Carolina University. I was a young single mom no longer married with a child and running a small business. My education continued with workshops and summer craft schools. Early on, I exhibited in many different venues and taught occasionally through many North Carolina Art Council programs. In the last 25 years or so, I have shown at Emerge Gallery, Brevard College, Imperial Arts Center, various galleries on Ocracoke Island, Asheville and in private collections. Occasionally, I showed with my husband, Bob Ray, as well as in group and one person shows. After experimenting in many areas, I now concentrate in painting, sculpture and metal design.”

After attending college Barbara Hardy taught briefly in public schools, art enrichment programs and, later, was working with art teaching kids and adults through local arts councils, community colleges and volunteer programs. The focus was to bring art out to local rural communities and villages that might not have art opportunities. Many of these areas were small rural communities without much publicity exposure.

This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

Upcoming dates & times

No upcoming dates are currently scheduled.

How to register

The workshops are free and open to the public. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 828-262-3017 to reserve your spot.

Find us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterTurchin Center on FlickrTurchin Center on Instagram

Join our Email List

Receive emails about upcoming events and exhibitions as well as occasional invitations through the U.S. Mail.

Join Now

Gallery hours

The Turchin Center will be closed Nov. 22 - 27, 2017 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving closings

The Turchin Center will be closed Nov. 22 - 27, 2017 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Make an immediate gift to the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Use our online giving form.

Or, mail your gift to...

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
ASU Box 32139
Boone, NC 28608

View all giving options