Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Coronavirus information

Based on guidelines announced by Appalachian State University, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts has revised its schedule. Schedules and guidelines are subject to further change in the coming days and weeks. All schedule changes specific to public events at the Turchin Center will be posted on the Turchin Center’s website and on Facebook.

Upcoming events

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 Lian 連 Lian 鏈 – An installation by Hui Chi Lee

People are by nature social beings. People need other people to survive, and as such they tend to perpetually seek social interactions. However, human relationships are inherently complex and multi-faceted. The ideology of the series, Lián 連 and Liàn 鏈 begins with a pair of Chinese homophones “Lián 連 and Liàn 鏈” that, depending on the context, mean either “to connect” or “to enchain.”

Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 6, 2020
View exhibition page Faculty Biennial

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

Exhibition ends: Saturday, May 2, 2020
View exhibition page MARIA: Lesia Maruschak

There are few places around the globe that have escaped the scars of genocide, of repression, of fear. Lesia Maruschak’s installations reclaim individual memory and, in claiming for herself a personal, familial history, transcends the self to articulate our collective history; her tears become our tears causing the oceans to rise at first imperceptibly and then in a torrent of “inconvenient truths.”

Exhibition ends: Saturday, August 1, 2020
View exhibition page 17th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

The Appalachian Mountain Photography 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 6, 2020
View exhibition page Expressive Arts 35th Anniversary Celebration

For 35 years Appalachian’s Expressive Arts Therapy Program has been educating and training caring professionals to integrate all of the arts into their work and way of being in order to support human growth, development and healing. In celebration, a special exhibition of expressive arts work will be held at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 6, 2020

News

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 9:35pm

    The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to share that seven artists from the opening exhibition “Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia” have entered the Museum’s Collection. The exhibiting artists include Corn Wagon Thunder, collections manager for the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 2:07pm

    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 - 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.

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Gallery hours

Based on guidelines announced by Appalachian State University, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts will be closed through March 22, 2020.

During times of inclement weather, the Turchin Center follows the closing schedule of Appalachian State University.

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Boone, NC 28608

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