Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

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View exhibition page Wayne Trapp, A Life in the Arts

Wayne Trapp was an enigmatic artist; some would say a Renaissance man – the consummate artist who does a bit of everything, always executing his chosen craft well. This exhibition features a variety of Trapp’s creative work: paintings, drawings in pencil and ink on paper and intimate sculptural forms in bronze and steel.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, November 4, 2017
View exhibition page ICONIPOP: Michael Turchin

Michael Turchin's ICONIPOP series explores the realm of celebrity, popular culture, and society as a whole through some of the world's most recognizable images.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, September 9, 2017
View exhibition page Behind the Door: Vanity’s Demand by Milisa Taylor-Hicks

Deeply influenced by the journals and writings of Anais Nin, Milisa Taylor-Hicks creates images of fragile beauty; she embraces the idea of metaphor to weave personal narratives. Although her images are not self-portraits in the traditional sense, she collaborates with trusted models who stand in not only for the photographer but also for all woman who struggle to forge their own rules in cultures that tend to mediate emotional excess.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, September 9, 2017
View exhibition page Circles of Influence: Barbara Hardy & Bob Ray

Circles of Influence highlights Barbara Hardy and Bob Ray, artists who have been living and working together for over twenty-five years sharing a deeply rewarding intimate, creative and artistic bond. The influence the artists have on one another and their shared love of rich texture and layered patterns will be immediately apparent even though each artist’s practice and techniques are unique and quite different from one other.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, December 2, 2017
View exhibition page Images of Social Justice from the Segura Arts Studio

Images of Social Justice from the Segura Arts Studio illustrates the history of Segura Art Studio by describing its mission of working with underrepresented artists through their published artwork.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, October 7, 2017
View exhibition page In One: Siping Zhang

Siping Zhang, a visiting artist/scholar in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University during the 2016-17 academic year, will show new work made during her residency as well as a selection of small works made in China.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, October 7, 2017
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, 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."

  • Monday, March 13, 2017 - 1:48pm

    On April 4, the Nile Project—a collective of 35 musicians from 11 Nile countries—will make sounds reflecting a remarkable synthesis of highly diverse rhythms and tonal systems, lyrics sung in numerous languages and instruments ranging from Kenyan kettledrums to Egyptian flutes. But that is not all. The Nile Project will hold a related residency at Appalachian State University, which will include 11 activities over three days beginning April 2, affecting not only various arts programs but also initiatives related to sustainability, of which Appalachian is a leader.

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:17pm

    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.


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