Summer Exhibition Celebration

Event date: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Several times a year, the Turchin Center celebrates new exhibitions in grand style with exhibition openings that invite the public to “engage, discover and connect through the arts.” Visitors enjoy newly installed artwork in eight different gallery spaces, featuring a diverse mix of contemporary art from local, regional, and international artists.

Hundreds of arts patrons gather for these events, which offer a great opportunity to meet the artists and gain an “insider’s view” of the featured exhibitions. Live music, refreshments and a cash bar add to the festive environment. These openings always coincide with Downtown Boone’s First Friday celebrations, offering visitors an opportunity to enjoy visual arts programming in a variety of downtown galleries.

Allen Wealth Management

The Summer Exhibition Celebration, and other summertime visual arts programming at the Turchin Center is sponsored, in part, by Allen Wealth Management.

New Exhibition: Circles of Influence: Barbara Hardy & Bob Ray

Opens Friday, July 7, 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 exhibition brings together their artwork for only the second time in a two-person installation in the Turchin Center’s Main Gallery. 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. Learn more

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Bob Ray's Found Objects, 2015-16

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Bob Ray, A growing collection of hand-made crosses form found materials, 2015-16

New Exhibition: Images of Social Justice from the Segura Arts Studio

Opens Friday, July 7, 2017

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. Master printer, Joseph Segura founded the Segura Publishing Company in Tempe, Arizona in 1981. The studio was renamed Segura Arts Studio when it was welcomed into the University of Notre Dame in 2013. The studio has played an important role in contemporary printmaking with an initial focus on collaboration with artist-printmakers and on the technical aspects and aesthetics of various print processes. The initial focus was expanded to include artists whose creative work had a strong political message. Segura was drawn to marginalized artists: women, African and Native Americans as well as Latino artists and the studio continues to emphasize the importance of collaborative practice as well as education and activist. Learn more

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Hung Liu; Black Madonna; 2016; Color lithograph

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Hung Liu; Father's Arm; 2016; Lithograph

New Exhibition: In One: Siping Zhang

Opens Friday, July 7, 2017

Siping Zhang is a visiting artist/scholar in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University during the 2016-17 academic year. The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is pleased to partner with the art department, particularly the clay concentration to present this important international artist. The clay concentration’s goal is to emphasis the conceptual understanding, perspective and language of clay while advancing student’s technical skills. The clay curriculum is enhanced by the Ceramic Speaker Series which brings visiting artists to the Appalachian State University campus for demos, critiques and lectures. Siping Zhang will show new work made during her residency as well as a selection of small works made in China. Learn more

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Siping Zhang; Untitled

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Siping Zhang; Untitled

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