Shawn Turung, S-10 | Harwood Art Center

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Shawn Turung, S-10

Harwood Studio Artist since: 2005



Artist Statement

I make art to delight and to explore thoughts through imagery and believe we all share emotions and experiences that reflect viscerally through Art.

When making a piece, I embrace the 'insignificant' as well as the 'great' and try to make art that blends it together, not exactly chaos, but considering it all.

I believe, as an artist, I strive to bring delight, share a
unique perspective and to value the artistic pursuit enough
so that the experience of a piece is
honorably significant, genuine and memorable.

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Former Director of Harwood

When I started the building was primarily a studio center for artists with very little public programming. The only staff members were the Building Manager Marshall Kovitz and me, and we were both part-time. I worked to expand the reach of Harwood through lots more exhibitions, classes and events, and the Harwood Summer Arts Camp. I focused on community involvement and marketing, which transformed Harwood from a mostly quiet studio center into a public venue that was always buzzing with activity.

I am grateful to the Harwood for launching my career in arts administration over 20 years ago and for serving as the umbrella for 516 ARTS in our first year.

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