Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

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View exhibition page Creative Democracy: The Legacy of Black Mountain College

As part of the campus-wide celebration of the historical legacy of Black Mountain College (BMC) at Appalachian during the Spring 2018 semester, the Turchin Center will feature a selection of art and artifacts from Black Mountain College artists and writers. During its shimmering, stormy history, many of the nation’s greatest thinkers and artists were in residence or paid visits to Black Mountain.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 2, 2018
View exhibition page High Country Herbarium: Preserving Plants & Plant Communities in the Southern Appalachians

Guest curated by faculty and staff in the Department of Biology, High Country Herbarium, is a collaborative and interdisciplinary exhibit displaying herbarium vouchers from Appalachian's I. W. Carpenter, Jr. Herbarium, with paintings and drawings, photography, music and poetry written specifically for the exhibit.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, August 4, 2018
View exhibition page Faculty Biennial

It’s not the kind of thing that happens every year, so when TCVA offers the public a comprehensive glimpse into the ordinarily private, multidisciplinary studios of Appalachian’s Department of Art, it’s always a cause for celebration.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, May 5, 2018
View exhibition page 15th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition & Exhibition

The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition & Exhibition (AMPC) 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 2, 2018
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 2, 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


  • 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.

  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 8:30pm

    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 - 10:38am

    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 - 2:47pm

    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 - 11:06am

    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."


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