Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

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View exhibition page Terraria Gigantica: The World Under Glass, Photographs by Dana Fritz

The photographs in the series Terraria Gigantica: The World Under Glass, frame the world’s largest enclosed landscapes as possible impossibilities: Biosphere 2’s ocean in the Arizona desert, the Henry Doorly Zoo’s desert in the Great Plains of Nebraska, and Eden Project’s tropical rain forest in notoriously gray and cool Cornwall, England.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, April 27, 2019
View exhibition page Full Circle: 2018 CENTER Award Winners

CENTER, the not-for-profit photographic arts and time-based media organization headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has honored, supported, and provided opportunities to gifted and talented photographers since 1994.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, April 27, 2019
View exhibition page The Great Enemy of Truth by Elizabeth Alexander with sound by Todd Bowser

The Great Enemy of Truth is a site-specific installation by Elizabeth Alexander with an integral sound component by Todd Bowser. The artists will transform the Main Gallery through intricate paper installations, suspended sculpture, found objects, costumes, dinner plates and sound for an immersive experience that the artist says: "seems double-edged, a dreamlike scenario that is both familiar and foreign--inspiring frequent shifts in mood."

Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 1, 2019
View exhibition page Pieces of the Puzzle: Turchin Center Outreach Programs

The Turchin Center’s arts and education outreach programs connect the university arts resources to a diverse audience of students, arts patrons, teachers and learners. This exhibition celebrates the process of art making and of free play that participants experience when they respond to color, texture, and design in the world around them.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 1, 2019
View exhibition page 16th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition & Exhibition

This competition provides both amateur and professional photographers the opportunity to showcase their interpretation of the unique character, people, places, and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 1, 2019
View exhibition page Plein Air: Southern Appalachian Forest: Reiko Goto Collins & Tim Collins

Anthropogenic climate change has its root causes in over two centuries of greenhouse gases primarily produced by the first and second industrialized nations of the world. Climate change is a narrative of global data largely understood to be a driving force in social and economic changes of 21st century. Trees are the largest living things on earth; forests are often discussed as one aspect of the range of approaches necessary to sequester carbon with the potential to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, August 3, 2019

News

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 11:53am

    The 33rd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition prospectus is now available. 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. This year, twelve sculptures have been selected. Cash prizes are awarded to three artists whose work is chosen by the juror and will be announced at the annual sculpture walk - a highlight of every summer festival season.

  • Monday, September 10, 2018 - 6:37pm

    The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, commemorated on Sunday the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city’s Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honored those working today to preserve what they can of that vanished world. City authorities presented the honored recipients with 75 glass keys — replicas of a metal key that once belonged to a Jewish synagogue and which an American artist found at a street market in Lviv. The glass keys were the work of New Mexico-based artist Rachel Stevens, who found the rusted synagogue key on which they were based in February while seeking remnants of Jewish culture in eastern Galicia as part of a research project.

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:49pm

    Since opening in 2003, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts has showcased international art from Mexico, China, Poland, South Africa and Brazil. This summer, three of the galleries will feature art from Australia, New Zealand, China and North America, while another exhibition will highlight challenges of the elephant species in Africa and Thailand.

  • Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:15am

    More than 60 years after it went bankrupt, sold off its campus near Asheville and formally dissolved, Black Mountain College exerts an enduring influence on art and education in the U.S. and abroad. Appalachian State University is celebrating that legacy this spring with a series of events and programs centering on Black Mountain’s history and some of the people who taught, studied and made art there.

  • Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:42am

    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.

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