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2012 Spring Draw-a-thon to be Held April 28

April 22, 2012. Appalachian State University’s Arts Management Organization (AMO) and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) Community Outreach Program are working together to present the Annual Spring Draw-a-thon on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

The Spring Draw-a-thon is a free campus and community event that celebrates andpromotes drawing, creativity, spontaneity and artistic collaboration. Students, professors and local artists (of all levels and ages) are invited to gather at TCVA, classroom 3200 to draw from life models during an all day event with the goal of creating a casual, fun atmosphere that is open to the curious novice, the devoted expert and every level in between. Participants are invited to be involved in the entire event or drop in as their schedule allows.  

Attendees will have the option of drawing from live models (who will pose in rotationthroughout the event) or working on personal sketches and drawing projects of their own designs. This event will include a special model session that will be “all audience friendly” with costumed models and a portrait drawing session on Saturday afternoon from 1– 3 p.m. A complete schedule can be found below. 

To further promote and celebrate the vibrancy of our artistic community, thesedrawings will be put on temporary display in Appalachian State University’s Department of Art in Wey Hall. Email amo.asuart@gmail.com for more info.

Draw-a-thon Schedule

Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, classroom 3200

9 a.m.              Ceremonial “Kick off”

9:15 a.m.         Drawing begins! (breakfast from Mountain Bagels, Boone Bagelry, and AMO)

12 – 1 p.m.      Break for lunch

1 – 3 p.m.        “All Audience Friendly” Model Session (costumed models)

3 – 6 p.m.        Model Sessions

6 – 7 p.m.        Pizza Dinner (provided by Hungry Howie’s and AMO)

7 – 11 p.m.      Model Sessions

11 p.m.            Event wrap-up

About TCVA

The Turchin Center is located at 423 West King St., in Boone, NC. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, and Noon – 8pm, Friday. The center is closed Sunday and Monday and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted. For additional details about the Turchin Center or the upcoming exhibition program, pleasecall 828-262-3017 or visit www.tcva.org.

About AMO

The Arts Management Organization is a university recognized club that seeks to promote professionalism and networking within the arts fields by increasing the awareness of the arts on Appalachian State University’s campus and in the community. For more information, please email amo.asuart@gmail.com or visit www.appamo.webs.com.