Pittsburgh artist and WVU alumnus Scott Turri will present a visiting artist lecture in the WVU Division of Art, Thursday, Oct. 2.

The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (Room 200A). A reception will follow at at the Mesaros Galleries.

An exhibition of Turris new paintings, titledSuburban Dreams,is currently in view in the Laura Mesaros Gallery and will close Oct. 2.

Turri is known as an emblematic abstractionist with a fondness for grids, color and optical pageantry. Rhythm, pattern, and sequence are at the heart of his oil paintings. He received a master of fine arts degree in painting from the WVU Division of Art in 1996, and a bachelors degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He also served as adjunct professor in the Division of Art during the 1990s.

Managed and programmed by the WVU Division of Art, the Mesaros Galleries bring in contemporary artists of important or growing reputation who work in all media. The galleries are committed to showing experimental work that is innovative both in terms of media and content. All the gallery events and receptions are free and open to the public.

The Mesaros Galleries are open Monday through Saturday from Noon to 9 p.m. They are closed Sundays and on University holidays. Special viewing times may be arranged upon request.

For more information, contact Robert Bridges, curator, at (304) 293-2140 ext. 3210.