Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

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Current Exhibitions

View exhibition page 30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

For three decades, this national, juried competition, made possible by the generous support of Martin and Doris Rosen and their family, has brought a remarkable array of contemporary American sculpture to the Appalachian State University campus.

Exhibition ends: Friday, April 21, 2017
View exhibition page Studio Practices: Penland 9

So often the hardworking artists who coordinate studio practices at any institution are, truly, “behind the scenes.” Studio Practices: Penland 9 brings the nine talented Penland Studio Coordinators out of the studio shadows and into the bright lights of the Turchin Center’s Main Gallery.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 3, 2017
View exhibition page A Thousand Steps, A Thousand Stitches: Figurative Quilts by Susan Sharpe

Susan Sharpe embraces the “odd and interesting over the predictable and reasonable.” Her playful quilts are not for for the guest bedroom. They are colorful, quite large, and tell complicated stories in the best tradition of narrative quilt-making.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, May 6, 2017
View exhibition page Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm by Ken Abbott

Ken Abbott’s quiet photographs document the day-to-day life on the beloved Hickory Nut Gap Farm outside of Ashville. The photos are also featured in the book Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, May 6, 2017
View exhibition page Collective Vigilance: Speaking for the New River

Partnering with the Center for Appalachian Studies, Tom Hansell’s graduate seminar, Sustainability and the Arts in Appalachia, and New River Conservancy, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts has invited regional artists to participate in an exhibition to showcase the headwaters of the New River.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, July 29, 2017

News

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 3:17pm

    Although the artistic talents referred to in the show’s name belong to a tight-knit group of friends that attend Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, the Turchin Center’s Community Outreach Coordinator Pegge Laine can be credited with stoking their creative fires.

  • Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:40am

    The chilly days of winter have finally arrived and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University invites the community to come in from the cold.

  • Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 4:06pm

    For the first time ever, experience easy and convenient access to both First Friday crawls in the towns of Boone and Blowing Rock. Building upon their longtime partnership, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) and the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) are connecting the arts between Boone and Blowing Rock with a free shuttle service during the First Friday Art Crawl on July 1st. Shuttles will be running every 30 minutes between TCVA and BRAHM from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission to TCVA and BRAHM on the evening of the event is free and open to the public.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 11:18am

    Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is supporting a community-based public art project titled “Building Sculpture, Building Community: Extending the Reach of the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition,” to be unveiled Summer 2016 at Appalachian State University.

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:14pm

    Pegge Laine, the community outreach coordinator at the Turchin Center, is bringing art to the public in a new van called the “art mobile.” The van, which will run from late spring through early fall, is filled with tents, chairs and countless art supplies. Its purpose is to go out into the community, to churches, schools, festivals or parks, and create opportunities for people to make art.

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ASU Box 32139
Boone, NC 28608

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