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Culture notes: Prize-winner Hur’s installation-in-progress at Hudgens Center; a totem rises at Booth Western

VISUAL ART
Art-making in progress

Winner of the $50,000 Hudgens Prize announced last year, Atlanta artist Gyun Hur also won the opportunity for a solo show at the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Saturday, the public can view Hur creating the exhibit’s central installation from thousands of hand-shredded silk flowers carefully assembled on the gallery floor (admission: $5; $3 children, seniors and students; free under 2). “In a Landscape Anew’s” opening reception will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 17. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, Duluth. 770-623-6002, www.thehudgens.org. HOWARD POUSNER

Totem rises in Cartersville
Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville is unveiling a major new work on its grounds in an 11:30 a.m. public ceremony Wednesday: a 2,300-pound, 37-foot tall totem pole. The Nishga totem pole, dating to 1970s British Columbia, is being loaned by Atlanta developer Tom Cousins and his wife Ann. An Art for Lunch lecture about totems by Booth director of special projects Jim Dunham follows at 12:15 (free with museum admission; lunch available for purchase). 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville. 770-387-1300, www.boothmuseum.org. HOWARD POUSNER


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Ann Morrow

December 7th, 2011
4:30 pm

I just spent over an hour watching Gyun Hur create her wonderful instillation at the Hudgens Center for the arts. She is amazing and so friendly to talk to and answer questions. This is a must do experience.