Turchin Center for the Visual Arts announces 2010-11 season and opens new exhibitions for the Fall

Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts announces its 2010-11 season, as well as its current exhibitions, installed on August 6, and will be on display through November 13, 2010. The new exhibitions will be installed and formally presented to the community during the Turchin Center’s scheduled Exhibition Celebrations throughout the year that coincide with Downtown Boone’s First Friday ArtCrawl events. Below is a detailed listing of current exhibitions as well as the schedule for upcoming receptions.

Appalachian’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts annually rotates 20-25 exhibitions and holds major exhibition celebrations throughout the year. All events are held on “First Fridays,” and are part of the Downtown Boone Art Crawl.

Current exhibitions displayed at the Turchin Center are:

MANinfest DESTINY: FROM BOONE TO BOON
– A RE-INTERPRETATION BY DAN SMITH
August 6 – November 13, 2010
Gallery A, West Wing

While earning his MFA at the University of South Carolina, Dan Smith began creating a body of work titled Extended Sites, projecting himself into out-of-doors environments across the United States. His first series, Man/Land, focused on the relationship between human beings and nature, and combined rational as well as intuitive discovery. MANinfested DESTINY: From Boone to Boon - A Re-interpretation by Dan Smith furthers his exploration of this relationship.

PERSPECTIVES IN BRONZE
WORKS BY GREG BAILEY & MICHAEL WARRICK
August 6 – November 13, 2010
Gallery B, West Wing

The Perspectives in Bronze presents works by sculptors Greg Bailey & Michael Warrick, and demonstrates the multifaceted qualities of bronze through works that contrast and complement one another.

AMY CHENG: EVIDENCE OF THINGS UNSEEN
August 6 – November 13, 2010
Mayer Gallery, West Wing

Painter Amy Cheng’s current work was inspired by six months spent surrounded by the lush plant life in Brazil while on a Fulbright Fellowship. She begins with the natural forms and saturates her paintings with color, energy, pattern and light.

CONTEMPORARY WORKS BY MARTHA NEAVES
October 8 – December 4, 2010
Catwalk Community Gallery, East Wing

Over the past five years, painter Martha Neaves has been creating two large bodies of work: a body of allegorical paintings that merge the worlds of mythical vision with emerging and popular science and a series of non-objective paintings that she created using both hands simultaneously. The artist begins with a dream or vision, and uses the written word, drawings and three-dimensional, geometrical interpretations of dream space as a foundation for her painting.

IN THE SHADOW OF THE VOLCANOES
CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL MEXICO
Through December 4, 2010
Main & Mezzanine Galleries, East Wing

In the spring of 2009, representatives from the Turchin Center and Appalachian’s Department of Art visited The Universidad de las Américas en Puebla (UDLAP), and artists living and working in the region surrounding Puebla and Cholula, Mexico. In the Shadow of the Volcanoes is the signature exhibit of the summer and fall exhibition seasons exploring works in a wide range of media by contemporary Mexican artists. The Main Gallery features the work of six established artists: Carlos Arias, Antonio Álvarez Morán, Rosa Borrás, Sergio Gonzalez Angulo, Joaquín Conde and Luz Elvira Torres, as well as works by 18 emerging artists.
Exhibition Celebration Schedule
In celebration of all of its exhibits, the center holds receptions throughout the year. Each reception is held on a “First Friday” from 7-9 p.m. A special “Members Only” preview is held prior to each reception from 6-7 p.m. Reception dates for the 2010-11 season are:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2010
Celebrating:
In the Shadow of the Volcanoes: Contemporary Art from the Mountains of Central Mexico
MANinfested DESTINY: From Boone to Boon- A Re-interpretation by Dan Smith
Perspectives in Bronze: Works by Greg Bailey & Michael Warrick
Amy Cheng: Evidence of Things Unseen
Contemporary Works by Martha Neaves

FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2011
Celebrating:
The Hemlocks! The Hemlocks!: Grief and Celebration: Lowell Hayes
In the Void: Sculpture by David Meyer
Children’s Art of the High Country

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011
Celebrating:
Appalachian Alumni in the Arts
8th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
Beyond their Natural Range: April Flanders
Places for Contemplation in Public Buildings: Alex Poorman
Open Spaces, Sacred Places: Tom Stoner & TKF Foundation
Chromata: Laura Berman

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