Summer Exhibition Celebration! App Summer Fest Kick-Off!!

Event date: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Several times a year, to celebrate new exhibitions, the Turchin Center invites the public inside after hours, to “engage, discover and connect through the arts.” It’s an opportunity for art lovers to meet the artists, have some food and enjoy a cocktail while wandering one of the the most exciting venues in town: a collection of six galleries filled with a diverse mix of contemporary art from local, regional, and international artists. Free and open to the pubic.

Free Shuttle Connects Turchin Center to BRAHM on First Friday, July 1, 2016

For the first time ever, experience easy and convenient access to both First Friday crawls in the towns of Boone and Blowing Rock. Building upon their longtime partnership, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) and the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) are connecting the arts between Boone and Blowing Rock with a free shuttle service during the First Friday Art Crawl on July 1, 2016. Shuttles will be running every 30 minutes between TCVA and BRAHM from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission to TCVA and BRAHM on the evening of the event is free and open to the public. Learn more

New Exhibition: International Series: Contemporary Artists from Brazil

Opens Friday, July 1, 2016

Now in its fifth international series, the Turchin Center highlights contemporary Brazilian artwork. Galeria Nara Roesler is one of the premier contemporary art spaces in Brazil, with locations in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and a new satellite showroom in New York City.

Vik Muniz; Liz (from pictures of cayenne, black pepper, curry, chili pepper); ed AP 2/3; 76.2 x 76.2 cm cada; 1999. Photo courtesy of the artist and Galeria Nara Roesler.

Exhibiton: Show Me the Way to Go Home: Brad Thomas

Opens Friday, April 1, 2016

Thomas' exhibition includes mixed media collage/ paintings and artist books to expose the many facets of a complicated and dark psyche. The artist, like all of us, leads many lives, some of them secret.

Brad Thomas; Much Milder; Acrylic transfer, vintage advertising sign, and found quilt on pane; 29 1/2 x 23 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches; 1997

Brad Thomas; Council of Revision; Acrylic transfer, Plexiglas, copper, pressed tin, and archival print mounted on panels; 48 x 53 x 3; 2000

New Exhibiton: Color Me This: Contemporary Art Jewelry

Opens Friday, July 1, 2016

Eliana Arenas is the guest curator for an exhibition of contemporary art jewelry showcasing the use of explosive color and non-traditional materials. Artists include: Julia Barello (Strange Gardens), Ashley Buchanan , Kat Cole, Bob Ebendorf, Maria Eife, Teresa Faris, Anne Fiala, Laritza Garcia, Young Joo Kim, Lorena Lazard, Tara Locklear, Marissa Saneholtz, Rachelle Thiewes, Vincent Pontillo Verrastro, and Laura Wood.

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Collaboration with a Bird IV; Teresa Faris; Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, 18K gold #4

New Exhibiton: A Sense of Place: Eliana Arenas

Opens Friday, July 1, 2016

Eliana Arenas was born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children. Arenas’ jewelry and installation work explores the capabilities of human beings to adjust to difficult situations. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR. Arenas has participated in selected exhibitions such as La Frontera, SOFA, 13 Annual International Expositions of Sculpture and Functional Art, Touching Warms the Art and Absence and Discomfort.

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Bracelet: Ideologias Encontradas; Brass, newspaper; 5" x 1/2" x 5"; 2015; Photo credit: Michael F. O'Neill

Exhibition: Melting: Marietta Patricia Leis and David Vogel

Opens Friday, April 1, 2016

Marietta Patricia Leis and David Vogel are quietly eloquent activists. They recently traveled to the Antarctica aboard a Russian research icebreaker under strict conservation guidelines established to allow visitors to observe but not disturb the pristine wilderness. The artists hope that if people are drawn to the beauty of their art from the expedition they will become acutely aware of the fragile future of Antarctica and its natural inhabitants.

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Vacuities 1-4; Marietta Patricia Leis; 2015; Print on metal; 20" x 24".

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