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Summer Exhibition Celebration

July 5 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrating two decades of excellence in exhibition, education and outreach programming in the visual arts

Celebrate summer at the Turchin Center! Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere as you explore our latest exhibitions, delve into the realm of contemporary visual arts, and mingle with fellow art enthusiasts. This event offers a chance for art lovers to engage with artists, savor live music and treats, and socialize with like-minded visitors while discovering the exciting exhibitions showcased across six galleries by local, regional and international artists.

For more information, visit tcva.org

LOCATION: Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 423 W. King St. Boone, NC 28608

DATE/TIME: Friday, July 5 from 5-9pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Turchin Center for Visual Arts at turchincenter@appstate.edu or 828-262-3017.

Event is FREE

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

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Art Department Faculty Biennial
June 7-November 2, Gallery A, Petti/Peiser Gallery 

The Department of Art Faculty Biennial showcases the work of Appalachian State University’s talented multidisciplinary faculty working across art and design. Providing direct engagement with current creative and scholarly research, the exhibition initiates critical dialogue about the nature of contemporary art. This non-juried exhibition offers student interaction with familiar faculty while also providing other faculty and staff at Appalachian State University and the extended Boone community a chance to engage with the creative ideas and art practices being explored and taught within the university.

Anna Deveare Smith
Ed Midgett, The Meaning of Life, 2023-34

Flowstones: Corinne Jones
June 7-November 2, Mayer Gallery 

A flowstone is created by mineral deposits laid down by water, slowly, quietly, in one place, over time. Flowstone grows approximately one inch every one hundred years. In 100 years, how many societal changes have occurred in one place? Flowstones is a site-specific installation consisting of sound, sandbags, paintings, window works, and a text piece.

Anna Deveare Smith

Corinne Jones, Allegory of the Unnamed Cave Tops Gallery

Looming in the Shadows of Łódź: Leslie Starobin, Tamar Segev and Ori Segev
July 5-December 7, Hodges Gallery 

On the 75th anniversary of their relatives’ deportation from the Lodz Ghetto to Auschwitz-Birkenau, a family of artists travels to Poland to uncover their roots. Through their respective mediums — photography, painting, and filmmaking — the three image-makers respond to the experiences of the first and second generation of Polish-Jewish and Israeli Holocaust survivors in their family. Employing narrative and visual storytelling, representation and abstraction, still and mediated imagery, these American artists aspire to preserve their family’s multi-continental migration and wartime legacy across time and space. In today’s climate of rising xenophobia, the narratives of Holocaust survivors can serve as warnings about the perils of hatred unchecked.

Anna Deveare Smith

Tamar Segev, Limanowskiego 48, Lodz, Poland, June 2, 2019, Number 6

Congregations: Sarina Angell
July 5-December 7, Community Gallery 

In Congregations, Sarina Angell gently guides us to look closely at her delicate artwork and then take that attention to detail out into the world, finding beauty in places we often overlook, collecting beauty and delight as pivot points to the devastating events that can otherwise consume our thoughts. Beauty is a powerful ally in an unjustly damaged world; beauty invites a visceral response, invites wonder, invites awe.

Anna Deveare Smith

Sarina Angell, Gingham Roach

A Long and Slow Surrender: Wendy Young
July 5-December 7, Bickers Gallery 

Wendy Young never met a stranger; not only does she have the ability to talk to anyone anywhere about anything, but most of the people she meets open up to her as soon as she introduces herself, inviting her into their homes, studios, storefronts, and shops, sharing their life stories on video, inviting her to take their pictures — welcoming her into their worlds. The worlds Wendy is welcomed into often clash with one another. That’s the point, we need to cross borders, we need to listen to one another in ways that are not polarizing, even when we disagree.

Anna Deveare Smith

Wendy Young, Portraits of Lee and Jackson Hamburg

The Turchin Center expresses its gratitude to the generous corporate sponsors who have provided support for its programming, including The Bickers Consulting Group, Chetola Resort, The Art Cellar Gallery & Framemakers, Mast General Store, and Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.


July 5
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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