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.
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 dates: Friday, June 2, 2017 - Saturday, September 9, 2017
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 dates: Friday, July 7, 2017 - Saturday, December 2, 2017
Partnering with the Center for Appalachian Studies, Tom Hansell’s graduate seminar, Sustainability and the Arts in Appalachia, and New River Conservancy, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts has invited regional artists to participate in an exhibition to showcase the headwaters of the New River.
Exhibition dates: Friday, February 3, 2017 - Saturday, July 29, 2017
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 dates: Friday, July 7, 2017 - Saturday, October 7, 2017