Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

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Current Exhibitions

View exhibition page Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

Exhibition ends: Friday, May 15, 2020
View exhibition page Beyond the Plantations: Images of the New South, Photographs by Michelle Van Parys

Images of the Old South are often sanitized views of a perfect and prosperous plantation life yet ignore the conflict, conquest, and transformation that is manifested in the changing landscape. The photographs from Beyond the Plantations: Images of the New South present the contemporary southern landscape in all of its rich complexity.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, February 8, 2020
View exhibition page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...…. A site-specific installation by Jodi Woodward

1, 2, 3, 4, 5……. is an investigation into how we choose to live our lives and occupy our time. The exhibitions raises questions about how memory influences behavior and how our current behaviors continue to serve us. Do we actively participate and reflect on our lives, or do we just tick the days over, one after the other, repeating the same patterns of behavior again and again?

Exhibition ends: Saturday, February 8, 2020
View exhibition page Metaphorical Reality: Keith Bryant

Keith Bryant creates work from a place that exists beyond the confines of language yet enhances the realm of understanding riddles in life, connection and independence. Working in wood, metals and ceramics, his forms employ abstraction and metaphor. Bryant’s sculptures address ideas of loneliness, isolation, architecture and landscape.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, February 1, 2020

News

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:07pm

    Graduation caps have been tossed towards the sky and Appalachian State University in Boone has settled into summer. The majority of campus buildings are quiet as they take a break before the return of students and professors in the fall. The galleries of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, however, are undergoing a transformation to present a compelling palette of art just in time for the start of An Appalachian Summer Festival, featuring an eclectic array of visual arts, music, dance, theatre and films.

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:53am

    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 - 5:37pm

    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 - 1:49pm

    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 - 10:15am

    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.

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Holday hours:

Thanksgiving
Closed Nov. 27 – Dec. 2

Winter break
Closed Dec. 21 (3 p.m.) – Jan. 6

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