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FEATURING: Nurhan Gokturk

All levels of drawing experience are welcome, including those who are picking up a pencil for the first time. We will provide basic materials, but guests are invited to bring their favorite tools. The program will last two hours with local artist, Sarah Nelson, who will offer guidance and instruction on sketching various aspects of this beautiful courtyard, complete with architectural features, historical buildings, blooming gardens and more. Light refreshments will be served.

Date: September 16th, 2018

Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 820 St. Louis Street, Hermann-Grima House Courtyard

About the Artist: 

Nurhan Gokturk is an multidisciplinary artist and urban designer. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Nurhan immigrated to New York City at the age of three. Raised in Queens and Brooklyn and educated in the public school system, he went on to receive a Master’s Degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute. His projects have been featured at the Venice Biennale, Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture, Aqua Art Fair (Miami), GLOBAL Design (London), Contemporary Art’s Center New Orleans 40th Anniversary Show and Ephemera Obscura, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Governor’s Island Art Center (NYC), the New Institute in Rotterdam, the Onsite Gallery in Toronto, the Inaugural and second Bywater Biennial, and Masterpeace – a P.S. Satellite – A Project of Prospect New Orleans. His work has also been exhibited in Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Detroit, London, Toronto, Vienna, as well as, across France, Germany and the United States. He has been featured in Metropolis Magazine, Gambit’s Top 40 under 40, was Interviewed on NPR and awarded the Architizer A+ Award. He is the Collectors Club artist for the Contemporary Arts Center and a member of The Front artist collective. He is a participating artist in the Jazz and Heritage Festival. Nurhan coordinated the first major Habitat for Humanity Buckminster Fuller Design Science Exhibition in Istanbul.

 

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