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Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Celebrates 5 New Exhibitions
at Fall Exhibition Celebration, September 6
Boone, NC – Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is welcoming the fall season with their Fall Exhibition Celebration on Friday, September 6, 2013 as part of Downtown Boone’s First Friday Art Crawl. From 6-10 p.m., the Turchin Center will be open for all visitors to come and see the five new exhibitions on display while celebrating the center’s 10th anniversary. Admission is free and more information can be found at http://tcva.org/calendar/events/1096. During this exhibition rotation, each gallery will feature work from an artist with North Carolina ties.
Blazing Easels Kids Workshop
The Turchin Center will also kick off the popular weekly kids workshop, Blazing Easels, on Friday, September 6 from 3-4:30pm. Blazing Easels is open for children ages 7-12 and is held every Friday in September through November. Cost is $20 per month or $45 for all three months. Each month the workshop will focus on new art techniques. Find out more information and how to register at http://tcva.org/workshops/id/909.
The new exhibitions being celebrated on September 6 are Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective, Orna Bentor: Landscapes Within, Men Working: The Contemporary Collection of Allen Thomas, Jr., Susan Webb Tregay: Contemporary Art for Adult Children and Beyond the Image: The Paintings of Warren Dennis.
Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective
Galleries A & B, West Wing
Through January 25, 2014
A project in partnership with the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
North Carolina photographer Hugh Morton (1921-2006) created an estimated quarter-million negatives and transparencies during his lifetime. He learned his craft during summers at a camp near Grandfather Mountain and his work has been published in countless publications. For more information on this exhibition and the artist, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/1095.
Orna Bentor: Landscapes Within
Mayer Gallery, West Wing
Through January 25, 2014
High Country artist, Orna Bentor, showcases paintings that reflect the many phases of her past, present and life experiences—from her childhood in Israel to overcoming physical disabilities. To learn more about this artist and exhibition, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/1094.
Men Working: The Contemporary Collection of Allen Thomas, Jr.
In Memory of Robert S. Grady
Main Gallery, East Wing
Through February 8, 2014
The collection of Allen Thomas, Jr. features artists working in a variety of two-and three-dimensional media from all around the world. For a list of the artists featured in this exhibition, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/1074.
Susan Webb Tregay: Contemporary Art for Adult Children
Community Gallery, East Wing
September 6- January 11, 2014
A native of nearby Hendersonville, Susan Webb Tregay’s fun and free spirit in her works reflect her main goal—to have fun with her art. Focusing on painting experiences, she has captured what it is like to be an adult child. For more information on this exhibition and artist, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/862.
Beyond the Image: The Paintings of Warren Dennis
Mezzanine Gallery, East Wing
September 6- October 19, 2013
Former Appalachian State University art professor, Warren Dennis focuses on the human image in his work. With the figures in his paintings reflected in a distorted manner, Dennis works toward a dramatic presence in each of his pieces. For more information on this exhibition and artist, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/1098.
About the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts- 10th Anniversary Year
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibition, education and collection programs that support Appalachian State University’s role as a key regional educational, cultural and economic resource.
The Turchin Center is located at 423 West King St., in Boone. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. and Saturday, and Noon-8 p.m., Friday. The Center is closed Sunday and Monday, and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.
For additional details about the Turchin Center, becoming a donor, the upcoming exhibitions, to be added to the mailing list or to schedule a tour, please call (828) 262-3017 or visit www.tcva.org. You can also follow the Turchin Center on Facebook and Twitter @TurchinCenter.
The Turchin Center receives critical support from a group of outstanding media sponsors that are dedicated to promoting the arts in our region, including: WNC Magazine, Charter Media, Mountain Television Network, Mix 102.3, Oldies 100.7, WFDD 88.5, WDAV 89.9, WETS 89.5 and WASURocks 90.5FM.