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"Fantastic Four": Works by Warren Dennis, Bill Dunlap, Larry Edwards and Noyes Capehart Long

July 1 - September 27, 2002


Over the years, each of these accomplished artists, former colleagues from Appalachian State University's Department of Art, has garnered praise for his work, both locally and nationally.  Shown together, works by these four artists constitute a powerful and memorable experience for all of those who have followed their distinguished careers, as well as for those just now being introduced to their works.


Warren Dennis

Warren Dennis is a painter living and working in Boone, North Carolina, and served on the faculty of Appalachian State University's Art Department for many years.  His paintings can be found in numerous galleries, museums, and private collections all over the southern United States.  Dennis has also worked on several special projects, including the recent mural for Burke Mission Station in Morganton, North Carolina in September, 2001. Warren Dennis has exhibited in over 55 one-person exhibitions, numerous group shows as well touring exhibitions, and is represented in several galleries across North Carolina and Tennessee, including Carlton Gallery, Banner Elk, NC; Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN; New Elements Gallery, Wilmington, NC; and Steinway Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC.


William (Bill) Dunlap

Bill Dunlap lives and maintains studios in McLean, Virginia, and in Florida, working in several mediums, including oil on paper, polymer paint on canvas, and found and fabricated objects.   Dunlap serves as visual arts commentator on WETA-TV's Around Town and is an avid writer for the arts. His work hangs in numerous museums and collections across the country, including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art, where his fourteen paneled, one-hundred and twelve feet long cycle of paintings, Panorama of the America Landscape, opened in the Rotunda Gallery in 1985.  He is the recipient of many awards and fellowships, including The Danforth Award in the Visual Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation International Fellowship, a grant from the Warhol Foundation, and a residency in Bangkok, Thailand as a Lila Wallace/Reader' Digest International Artists Fellow.


Larry Edwards

Larry Edwards is a dynamic painter, currently residing and maintaining a studio in Memphis, Tennessee and exhibiting his work regularly on the east coast and across the southern United States. Larry Edwards is a recipient of several awards and grants, including Penny McCall Foundation Fellowship, NY, Art Matters, INC. NY, and the Tennessee Arts Commission and Anne and Walter Knestrick Foundation Visual Arts Fellowships. His work has been seen at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts and at a variety of university galleries, and resides in numerous permanent and private collections throughout the eastern US.  Larry Edwards served as the Chairman and Professor of Art at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC during 1966-1976. (left: work by Larry Edwards)


Noyes Capehart Long

During his forty year professional career, Noyes Capehart Long has exhibited works in regional, state, and national exhibitions. His works have been exhibited in the Whitney Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Art, and the Greenville (NC) Museum of Art.  In July 2001 he exhibited 85 works in a one-man exhibition at Appalachian's Cultural Museum. Noyes Capehart Long's art was featured in the October 1995 issue of American Artist magazine.  Many of Noyes Capehart Long's watercolors, mixed media pictures, drawings, and prints are in private collections throughout the United States. Noyes Capehart Long served as Professor of Art from 1969-1997 in the ASU Art Department, among other teaching positions around the country. He is currently represented by Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery, Ltd. He lives and works in Boone, North Carolina.


rev. 5/13/02

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