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Terry Allen Book Cover
Terry Allen
Terry Allen & Dave Hickey
University of Texas Press

Terry Allen Signs Terry Allen
Photo - Terry Allen Signs Terry Allen

Terry and Jo Harvey Allen
Photo - Terry and Jo Harvey Allen

Dick Belger, Evelyn Craft, Terry and Jo Harvey Allen
Photo - Dick Belger, Evelyn Craft, Terry and Jo Harvey Allen

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Terry Allen Book Signing
Friday, July 9, 2010

The Belger Arts Center is honored to host the prolific visual artist and songwriter/performer Terry Allen, this summer, for a very special weekend. On Friday, July 9, Terry will sign copies of the new book Terry Allen from the University of Texas Press. The book, with over 300 images, includes essays about his artwork and musical output. The signing will take place from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Belger Arts Center. A reception will follow from 6:00-8:00 PM. Six artworks from, Youth In Asia, Allen's monumental study of post-traumatic stress among Vietnam War veterans, will be on display in the Belger's third floor gallery. Among the works will be "Tables and Angels," an interactive installation.

The book-signing will be followed, on July 10, with a concert at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City. Allen has recorded more than 10 albums and toured extensively since the 1960s. His songs have been recorded by Little Feat, David Byrne, and other notables of the music world.

Dave Hickey, one of America's leading art commentators, wrote the introduction to Terry Allen. Hickey once said, "...if we had been fortunate enough to be living in a 'renaissance', Terry Allen would certainly qualify as a 'renaissance man.'"

Don't miss this opportunity to meet Terry Allen, the visual artist, and Terry Allen, the musician!


Belger Arts Center Statement.

The Belger Arts Center is located at 2100 Walnut Street (one block east of Main) in the Belger Cartage Service building. The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am – 4 pm, Saturday from noon – 4 pm, non-holiday First Fridays from 10 am – 9 pm, and by appointment.

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Since March of 2000 the Belger Arts Center has hosted more than 35 exhibitions featuring a variety of media including fiber, ceramics, painting, sculpture, digital projections, and innovative design. More than 50,000 visitors have attended exhibits and other events at the Belger Arts Center.


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