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The Turchin Center’s Faculty Biennial Exhibition

July 7, 2022 | 12:00 pm

Jody Servon, Pandemic Lint

The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series features interactive and informative programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance.

Turchin Center Curator Mary Anne Redding moderates a panel discussion with Appalachian State University Art Department faculty members featured in the current biennial exhibition, which will be exhibited at the Turchin Center and in the Smith Gallery of the Schaefer Center. Learn about the work and practice of AppState’s esteemed artists and professors, with an opportunity to ask questions and view the galleries.

Art Department Faculty Biennial Exhibition

LOCATION: Turchin Center Lecture Hall with virtual option via Zoom.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 7 at Noon

LENGTH OF EVENT: 60 minutes (Noon-1pm)

COST: Event is FREE; registration required for virtual format

Lunch: Lunch is NOT provided, however, attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. Water will be provided.

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

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.

About the Artsits/Panelists


Anna Deveare Smith

Adam Adcock received his BFA in Studio Art from Appalachian State University in 2002 and received an MFA in sculpture from East Carolina University in 2007.  He is a “maker” at heart, and thoroughly enjoys the process of bringing materials together to create meaningful and exciting relationships.  

His works range in scale from hand-held to large outdoor public works, although most are somewhere in-between.  While working an internship for sculptors Shannon Owen and Lyle London in Phoenix, Arizona, Adam gained a lot of experience working on public and private commissions.  His works have been chosen for public art commissions in Asheville, Durham and Charlotte, NC.  He has also won several awards in national and regional juried exhibitions.  

Adam serves as Laboratory Operations Manager for the Art Department at Appalachian State University. He enjoys being part of an environment of creative energy and loves to share his passion for art and design with colleagues and students.

Anna Deveare Smith

Andrew Caldwell is an artist, educator, commercial photographer and an Assistant Professor of Commercial Photography at Appalachian State University. Alongside his students, he passionately explores all corners of the photographic medium.  His lens-based fine art engages multiple mediums while exploring themes related to place, home, family histories and black mixed-race identity.

Anna Deveare Smith

Andréa Keys Connell is an Associate Professor of Ceramics in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University. She is a former Fountainhead Fellow and served as the Head of the Clay Area in the Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2010-17.

Andréa’s work has been featured in numerous national and international publications and she has widely exhibited her work. She has had 16 solo exhibitions in various galleries and museums since 2009, including The Florida Holocaust Museum and The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. Andréa also works on large-scale public art commissions such as the See Also endowment commission with the Cleveland Public Library.

Along with exhibiting her work and teaching at App State, Andréa has taught workshops on figure sculpting at various craft schools across the country including Haystack, Arrowmont, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.

Anna Deveare Smith

Jessica Greenfield is an artist and graphic designer working fluidly across the threshold between the two. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University where she teaches an embodied approach to graphic design, encouraging students to work with their hands through sketching, collage, drawing, and printmaking. She has also taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Arizona State University, and UCLA Extension. Previous to joining the Appalachian State faculty, Jessica accrued over 10 years of professional experience focused on branding and publication design as Senior Graphic Designer at both RIOS and Hillstone Restaurant Group. She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Carnegie Mellon University.

About the Moderator


Anna Deveare Smith

Mary Anne Redding is a visual arts curator and writer and serves as the curator of the Turchin Center. She has more than forty years’ experience working as a curator, archivist, librarian, educator, and arts administrator. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Ohio University, an M.A. in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an M.L.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, as well as an advanced certificate in Museum Studies from Arizona State University. She has written and published numerous essays on photography and contemporary art. Before taking her most recent post as the Curator at the Turchin Center, Redding was the Curator at the Sioux City Art Center in Sioux City, Iowa, for 13 months. Redding previously served for nearly 6 years as the Curator at the Turchin Center. Past positions include working as the Curator of the Marion Center for Photographic Arts and the Chair of the Photography Department at Santa Fe University of Art & Design, and as the Curator of Photography for the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum.


July 7, 2022
12:00 pm
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