Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Upcoming events

Current Exhibitions

View exhibition page Garden of Biotanical Delights: Diane Kempler

Kempler is interested in the internal and external worlds of our existence—that transitional cycle of life: birth, death, and rebirth.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, January 6, 2018
View exhibition page Taking Tea: Judith Gregory

Judith Olson Gregory transforms the Turchin Center’s Gallery A into a tranquil tea house for meditation, contemplation and intimate conversation. Constructed from used tea bags and loose tea leaves, Taking Tea creates an immersion in a quiet, delicately scented world.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, January 6, 2018
View exhibition page Spectacle & Scaffolding: Contemporary Photography Muses Hierarchy

Spectacle & Scaffolding features the works of contemporary photographic artists who explore the underlying power structures that we live with and participate in daily, but which often seem invisible.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, January 6, 2018
View exhibition page Hearing the Trees: Katherine Mitchell

Katherine Mitchell's practice is seeped in the traditions of Zen meditation as much as it is in the tradition of modernism as investigated in the 1960s and 70s when she was a young artist absorbing the concepts of conceptualism and abstraction into her rigorous practice of drawing and painting, based observations of the natural world.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, February 3, 2018
View exhibition page Forest Light: Adele Wayman

Adele Wayman’s paintings can reveal two different scenes or the same scene in different light, different moods or veer toward abstraction—letting the viewer deep into the artist’s nuanced mind as it wanders with focused attention through the seasons outside the big bay windows of her studio.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, February 3, 2018
View exhibition page 31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is an annual national juried competition presented by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Since its establishment by Martin and Doris Rosen in 1987, the Rosen competition continues a tradition of showcasing contemporary American sculpture in outdoor settings across the campus of Appalachian State University. Made possible by the continued generosity of the Rosen Family: The Martin & Doris Rosen Giving Fund/Debbie Rosen Davidson and David Rosen/Charles & Nancy Rosenblatt Foundation.

Exhibition ends: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

News

  • Monday, September 18, 2017 - 9:42am

    Turchin Center assistant director and curator Mary Anne Redding discusses the work "Flat Twist on a Remnant of Idyllic Days" which is part of the exhibit "Entanglements" by Sonya Clark. The exhibit, for which Redding is a co-curator, is now displaying at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C.

  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 7:30pm

    I motored up last weekend for a taste of the arts in cooler weather and took in two concerts and the 31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition. With 12 pieces from all over the country, it’s an object lesson in what a town — or campus — full of outdoor art can look like. Juror Gregory Elliott led about 30 people through the work on the morning on July 22. Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas, San Antonio, Elliott judged the sculpture from photos submitted by the artists.

  • Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:38am

    Landscapes of Life & Death is a group photography exhibition in the upstairs gallery guest curated by Mary Anne Redding for PhotoSummer 2017 and in conjunction with the downstairs exhibition Fires of Change. Landscapes of Life & Death examines how photography poses a unique opportunity to look at loss, extinction, death and renewal, spanning emotional landscapes of human death as well as environmental landscapes of destruction.

    Mary Anne Redding is assistant director and curator of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 1:47pm

    By Lynn Rees-Jones; appearing in Carolina Mountain Life.

    Art is often beautiful, sometimes controversial and hopefully enlightening. While some would not consider artfully arranged trash to be insightful, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University has an exhibition that will likely surprise you, intrigue you and provide new perspective of the threats to the health and well-being of the water, land and people living along the New River.

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:06am

    Turchin Center's assistant director and curator Mary Anne Redding has been featured in All About Women as one of the magazine's Remarkable Women of the High Country. Says AAW, "Since joining as curator in 2014, Mary Anne has brought exhibitions to Boone that are both relevant and awakening to the High Country community — from a collaboration of regional artists to showcase the headwaters of the New River, to a video sharing the experience of a woman of color working in a corporate office, to installations examining the influence of corporate agribusiness and biotech companies on the food supply."

Become a Donor

Being a donor of the Turchin Center says a lot. It says that the arts are important to you. It says that you understand that the arts are an integral part of a vital and vibrant community. It also says that you recognize that we need your financial support to make it happen. We thank you for your support and we offer special benefits to donors in recognition of our appreciation ... Learn more

Become a Volunteer

You can now join a dedicated group of community members who take great pride in helping the TCVA fulfill its mission ... Learn more

Find us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterTurchin Center on FlickrTurchin Center on Instagram

Join our Email List

Receive emails about upcoming events and exhibitions as well as occasional invitations through the U.S. Mail.

Join Now

Gallery hours

The Turchin Center will be closed Dec. 17, 2017 - Jan. 8, 2018 for the holidays.

Holiday closings

The Turchin Center will be closed Dec. 17, 2017 - Jan. 8, 2018 for the holidays. We will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.

Calendar

S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Make an immediate gift to the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Use our online giving form.

Or, mail your gift to...

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
ASU Box 32139
Boone, NC 28608

View all giving options