Conversation With… Richard Turner

Conversation With… Richard Turner
Thursday, October 2
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7:00 p.m.
Free admission, no reservations required

Richard Turner


Richard Turner will give a brief introduction to Chinese and Japanese viewing stone traditions and how those practices have evolved in North America, particularly in contemporary art with artists such as Elizabeth Turk.
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Artist/curator Richard Turner is a Professor Emeritus at Chapman University where he taught contemporary Asian art history and studio art. As Director of Chapman University’s Guggenheim Gallery, he curated over seventy exhibitions.  He lived in Saigon, Vietnam in 1959 – 1961. He studied Chinese painting and language in Taipei in 1963-1964 and Indian miniature painting in Jaipur, Rajasthan in 1967 -1968 while on a Fulbright scholarship. His current studio work is sculptures and drawings based on Chinese scholars rocks and Japanese suiseki. His Petraphilia exhibition, a group show that features viewing stones and contemporary work inspired by stones, will debut in January 2015 at the Fellows of Contemporary Art Curators Lab in Los Angeles. He is also working on a memorial to the Japanese American truck farmers of Orange County.
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The museum is open for free from 5:00-9:00 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. Guests are encouraged to view the museum’s current exhibitions as well as participate in the Laguna Beach First Thursday Art Walk which takes place at area galleries from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
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