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    Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:42am

    Turchin Center assistant director and curator Mary Anne Redding discusses the work "Flat Twist on a Remnant of Idyllic Days" which is part of the exhibit "Entanglements" by Sonya Clark. The exhibit, for which Redding is a co-curator, is now displaying at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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    Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 8:30pm

    I motored up last weekend for a taste of the arts in cooler weather and took in two concerts and the 31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition. With 12 pieces from all over the country, it’s an object lesson in what a town — or campus — full of outdoor art can look like. Juror Gregory Elliott led about 30 people through the work on the morning on July 22. Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas, San Antonio, Elliott judged the sculpture from photos submitted by the artists.

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    Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:38am

    Landscapes of Life & Death is a group photography exhibition in the upstairs gallery guest curated by Mary Anne Redding for PhotoSummer 2017 and in conjunction with the downstairs exhibition Fires of Change. Landscapes of Life & Death examines how photography poses a unique opportunity to look at loss, extinction, death and renewal, spanning emotional landscapes of human death as well as environmental landscapes of destruction.

    Mary Anne Redding is assistant director and curator of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

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    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 2:47pm

    By Lynn Rees-Jones; appearing in Carolina Mountain Life.

    Art is often beautiful, sometimes controversial and hopefully enlightening. While some would not consider artfully arranged trash to be insightful, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University has an exhibition that will likely surprise you, intrigue you and provide new perspective of the threats to the health and well-being of the water, land and people living along the New River.

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    Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:06am

    Turchin Center's assistant director and curator Mary Anne Redding has been featured in All About Women as one of the magazine's Remarkable Women of the High Country. Says AAW, "Since joining as curator in 2014, Mary Anne has brought exhibitions to Boone that are both relevant and awakening to the High Country community — from a collaboration of regional artists to showcase the headwaters of the New River, to a video sharing the experience of a woman of color working in a corporate office, to installations examining the influence of corporate agribusiness and biotech companies on the food supply."

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    Monday, March 13, 2017 - 1:48pm

    On April 4, the Nile Project—a collective of 35 musicians from 11 Nile countries—will make sounds reflecting a remarkable synthesis of highly diverse rhythms and tonal systems, lyrics sung in numerous languages and instruments ranging from Kenyan kettledrums to Egyptian flutes. But that is not all. The Nile Project will hold a related residency at Appalachian State University, which will include 11 activities over three days beginning April 2, affecting not only various arts programs but also initiatives related to sustainability, of which Appalachian is a leader.

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    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:17pm

    Although the artistic talents referred to in the show’s name belong to a tight-knit group of friends that attend Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, the Turchin Center’s Community Outreach Coordinator Pegge Laine can be credited with stoking their creative fires.

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    Monday, January 30, 2017 - 11:40am

    The chilly days of winter have finally arrived and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University invites the community to come in from the cold.

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    Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 5:06pm

    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 1st. 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.

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    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 12:18pm

    Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is supporting a community-based public art project titled “Building Sculpture, Building Community: Extending the Reach of the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition,” to be unveiled Summer 2016 at Appalachian State University.

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    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 1:14pm

    Pegge Laine, the community outreach coordinator at the Turchin Center, is bringing art to the public in a new van called the “art mobile.” The van, which will run from late spring through early fall, is filled with tents, chairs and countless art supplies. Its purpose is to go out into the community, to churches, schools, festivals or parks, and create opportunities for people to make art.

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    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:32am

    On Friday, Nov. 6, the Turchin Center celebrated the art of comics as part of the center’s monthly Exhibition Celebration. Comics are celebrated at the Turchin this month with two exhibits, “At the Junction of Words & Pictures: The Tenth Anniversary of The Center for Cartoon Studies,” curated by Craig Fischer, and “Back to Boone: Editorial Cartoons by Andrew David Cox.” Both opened on Oct. 2.

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    Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 2:39pm

    This exhibition is composed of pieces from the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Permanent Collection. The Turchin Center received the items in conjunction with the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, a program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Most of the photographs on view have not been available for public view since 2008 when the Turchin Center presented their exhibition: Andy Warhol: A Photographic Legacy: Recent Gifts to the Turchin Center Permanent Collection.

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    Monday, October 19, 2015 - 12:00pm

    Visual artists from Ashe and surrounding counties, Alleghany, Watauga, Wilkes, Grayson and Johnson submitted works to The Best of the Blue Ridge, a juried fine art competition and exhibition at the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson.

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    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 3:34pm

    The 13th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is open for registration and submissions. Amateur and professional photographers 13 years of age and older are encouraged to submit.

Video

Ben Butler, artist
Ben Butler is interested in the natural world. "I look at the natural sciences as one example of how we interact with our world and understand it," he says. "And really at the root, my work is about understanding the world."
Lowell Hayes, artist
As Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts celebrates its 10th anniversary, we also celebrate the value art adds to our lives. This video is one of a three-part series of conversations with contemporary artists produced in 2013. Here, artist Lowell Hayes talks about his art, his creative process and what inspires him to make art.
Turchin 10 year anniversary
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the opening of Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, this video was created in may 2013 to commemorate Bob and Lillian Turchin, who helped the university realize the dream of sharing an active and engaging visual arts center with our students, faculty, staff and community.

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