Visual artist and Professor of Drawing at Clemson University, Kathleen Thum whose exhibition, Considering Carbon, is on view at the Turchin Center through May 4, 2024, will be joined by Tom Hansell, award-winning documentary filmmaker and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, and George Santucci, Sustainability and Special Projects Manager for the Town of Boone, to share their creative work and discuss issues of sustainability about fossil fuels and carbon. The panel presentation is free and open to the public on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 PM in the lecture hall at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University.
Special guests for the panel discussion are Tom Hansell and George Santucci.
Location: TCVA Lecture Hall
Considering Carbon: Kathleen Thum
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Kathleen Thum’s drawings, paintings, and wall installations, which explore the ongoing shifting of power between mankind and earth, have been widely exhibited. Selected group exhibitions include Shifting Sediments at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and The Nature of the Future: Artists Confront the Anthropocene at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her recent past Solo and Two-Person shows include exhibitions at University of Alabama in Huntsville and Broward College in Davie, Florida. Thum’s work is also included in the 2014, 2015, 2017 and the upcoming 2023 Manifest International Drawing Annual Exhibition in Print publications.
Kathleen Thum has been awarded several fellowships to attend artist residencies, such as the Millay Colony, Jentel Artist Residency, the Vermont Studio Center, the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and the Women’s Studio Workshop. She has received Quarterly Support Grants from the South Carolina Arts Commission and was a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Mark Program. Thum presented her artwork at the 2018 International Petrocultures Conference, a multi-disciplinary conference on oil cultures and energy humanities, in Glasgow, United Kingdom and in the 2016 Petrocultures Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Kathleen Thum received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and her MFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Thum currently teaches Drawing as an Associate Professor in the Art Department at Clemson University in upstate South Carolina and is the new Graduate Coordinator for the MFA in Visual Arts Program at Clemson University.