AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL

Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film

RIOULT Dance NY Views of a Fleeting World. Photo by Basil Childers.

2016 SCHEDULE: VISUAL ARTS

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2016 PAST EVENTS
Lunch & Learn: Beth Davison, presenting her film “The Denim Dynasty”
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Turchin Center Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts

“The Denim Dynasty” is a documentary about the legacy of the Cone family that shaped prominent features of North Carolina’s landscape. A national park, a regional medical center, an amazing art collection, roads and schools all bear the name of the family whose corporation made North Carolina a leading producer of textiles for much of the 20th century.

A parking and traffic attendant will be at the Library Parking Deck to help our guests with parking!

Lunch & Learn: Bettie Bond and Eric Plaag, The Digital Watauga Project
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Turchin Center Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts

Join historians Bettie Bond and Eric Plaag for a fascinating journey into our town’s past, as reflected by selections from the Bobby Brendell Postcard Collection, a compelling assortment of more than 400 postcards from the local area collected by Brendell during his lifetime. The postcards have been archived by the Digital Watauga Project, launched in early 2015 as a partnership between the non-profit Watauga County Historical Society and the Watauga County Public Library. The project aims to permanently digitize Watauga County’s remaining visual and documentary history while building trust between the community and its surviving repositories.

A parking and traffic attendant will be at the Library Parking Deck to help our guests with parking!

Rosen Sculpture Walk
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Smith Gallery, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
10:00am
Free Event
Visual Arts

A highlight of every summer festival season, the annual Sculpture Walk offers participants a fascinating journey into the world of contemporary sculpture, through the eyes of the juror. This walking tour, which is free and open to the public, includes stops at each of the ten selected sculptures, providing an opportunity to learn more about each sculpture and to be present for the announcement of the competition’s top awards.

Lunch & Learn: A Sense of Place: Eliana Arenas
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
12:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts

Eliana Arenas was born in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children. Arenas’ jewelry and installation work explores the capabilities of human beings to adjust to difficult situations. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR. Arenas has participated in selected exhibitions such as La Frontera, SOFA, 13 Annual International

A parking and traffic attendant will be at the Library Parking Deck to help our guests with parking!

Lunch & Learn: Karen Sabo and Derek Davidson, In/Visible Theatre
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Turchin Center Lecture Hall
12:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts

In this presentation, Karen Sabo and Derek Davidson, writer and director of the company’s newest work, Mauzy, will lead a discussion about this ghost tale set in Appalachia, which is being commissioned by the summer festival and presented during the upcoming season.

A parking and traffic attendant will be at the Library Parking Deck to help our guests with parking!

Turchin Center Workshop: Exploring the Modern World through Art
July 11 - 15, 2016
TCVA Room 3200
1:00pm
$75; Non-donor: $100
Visual Arts

Students will learn about Contemporary styles of thought and painting techniques using watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils, pastels, and collage. They will create Optical Art, Pop Art, Surreal Landscapes, Accidental Art, and portraits in the styles of artists of the 20th century.

Lunch & Learn: Melting: Marietta Patricia Leis and David E. Vogel
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
12:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts

Marietta Patricia Leis and David Vogel are quietly eloquent activists. They recently traveled to the Antarctica aboard a Russian research icebreaker under strict conservation guidelines established to allow visitors to observe but not disturb the pristine wilderness. The artists hope that if people are drawn to the beauty of their art from the expedition they will become acutely aware of the fragile future of Antarctica and its natural inhabitants.

A parking and traffic attendant will be at the Library Parking Deck to help our guests with parking!

Summer Exhibition Celebration at the Turchin Center
Friday, July 1, 2016
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
6:00pm
Free Event
Visual Arts

Celebrate summer at the Turchin Center and “engage, discover and connect through the arts!” The Summer Exhibition Celebration is an opportunity for art lovers to meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and spend time with fellow arts patrons, while viewing the featured exhibitions in one of the most exciting venues in town: a collection of six galleries filled with a diverse mix of contemporary art from local, regional, and international artists.

Turchin Center Workshop: Time Travel
June 27 - July 1, 2016
TCVA Room 3200
10:00am
$50; Non-donor: $75
Visual Arts

Participants will travel through time exploring art along the way. Explore the world of color, texture, and design using pastels, colored pencils, watercolors, tempera paints, and much more.