Call for Submissions: Award Winning Collegiate Literary Arts Journals

The following information about this past Turchin Center exhibition is kept here for archival purposes only. This exhibition is not currently on display. View current and upcoming exhibitions.

Friday, November 4, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016 (6:00pm - 10:00pm)
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Community Gallery

Guest Curators: Jason Wright and Kyle Hazard

The Peel Literature & Arts Review, more affectionately known just as “The Peel,” is Appalachian State University’s literary arts magazine and provides App State poets, writers and artists a voice to be heard far and wide. For the past eight years, The Peel has been “cultivating creative expression” across App State’s campus. The literary magazine’s influence can be recognized in print and online, as well as through related exhibitions and events. Over the past few years, The Peel has garnered national attention through winning the Pacemaker and Pinnacle awards. These awards are presented to the best collegiate media organizations and individuals in the country through judgment by industry professionals. In conjunction with The Peel and some of its alumni, the Turchin Center is creating a participatory exhibition that allows the viewer to read their way through the evolution of The Peel and discover student expression in the nation’s preeminent literary arts magazines that have also won these awards.

About the Curators

Jason Wright

Jason S. Wright is a multidisciplinary artist/designer who has studied painting, printmaking, photography and design, all of which he channels to create a body of work that explores process as outcome and art for one’s own sake. Wright’s work has been exhibited locally at the Smith Gallery and the Appalachian House; he has recently had solo exhibitions at the Looking Glass Gallery and the Nth Gallery. Aside from exhibiting work, Wright is active in Boone’s art community working for the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Smith Gallery as exhibition designer. Wright also works as the treasurer of AIGA and as of fall 2016, Wright began work as the art editor for The Peel Literature & Arts Review.

Kyle Hazard

Kyle Hazard was born in Crystal Lake, Illinois, a small city located in the northwest part of the Chicagoland area, and currently resides in the Raleigh-Durham area collaborating with friends new and old to experiment with art and exhibitions. Hazard attended Appalachian State University where he pursued degrees in Art Management, Studio Art, and a minor in Business. Kyle worked for The Peel as a committee member, the Visual Editor, and finally Associate Editor in Chief.

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