Artistic Rebuttal Visits the SOUTH in 2012
The little sister of Director Amy Scheidegger’s long-time friend Neil Loughlin (of Lone Leaf Gallery), Dianna Loughlin, is bringing the Artistic Rebuttal Book Project to the mountains of North Carolina, in a BIG WAY.
She’s putting out a call for submissions around all of the Appalachian State University campus. She’ll be contacting members of multiple departments, including art, tech, literature, music, and theater, as well as the Arts Management Organization (AMO), the Student Art League (SAL), American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA), F-Stop (photography club in the technical dept), among others that correspond to literature, music, and theater.
In her efforts to energize her city, Boone, NC about the project, not everyone is as enthusiastic … but there is light at the end of the tunnel:
A brief summary of her struggles and successes: The campus aspect of the project has been fairly easy to plan and handle. The downtown part, however, has been a challenge for me, but I can tell you this: we are having an Artistic Rebuttal Art Crawl!! :) I have contacted multiple organizations downtown, and we have 4 alternative exhibition spaces that will be showing rebuttals made by local artists. I have also made friends with the Watauga County Arts Council (WCAC), and they will be assisting me with keeping in touch with organizations downtown that are not able to exhibit work but want to be involved.
So there you go Ladies and Gents - the Artistic Rebuttal Book Project is taking western North Carolina by storm next year, and NONE of it would be possible without the tireless efforts and passion of Miss Dianna Loughlin … She is making her way, WORLD, Look Out!!
Dianna Loughlin is an Appalachian State senior from Greensboro, NC, double majoring in Studio Art and Art Management with a minor in Statistics. She is the current curator of the Looking Glass Gallery in the Plemmons Student Union, and also works as a Gallery Assistant for the Catherine J. Smith Gallery in Farthing Auditorium. In the past, she has completed internships at both the Green Hill Center for NC Art and the Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC and worked as a Gallery Assistant at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC. Along with being an artist and student, Loughlin serves as Vice-President of the Arts Management Organization and assists with Life Drawing sessions offered by the Art Department. After acquiring a BFA and BS at Appalachian, she aspires to attend graduate school to pursue a Masters in Fine Art.