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“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

Set in 18th-century France on a small island off the coast of Brittany, Portrait of a Lady on Fire brings together two women from very different backgrounds. Marianne is a working-class, portrait artist who has been brought to an isolated island to paint Héloïse, a young noblewoman who has recently left the convent. Héloïse is […]

Visual Arts Exhibition: “Matrilinear” with Elizabeth M. Claffey

Featuring a narrated tour of the exhibition in Gallery A. Matrilinear is an ongoing series that addresses embodied memory and its relationship to personal, familial, and cultural identity. Family folklore and ritual are explored through photographs revealing the physical remnants of a body long gone; including stains, tears, and loose thread from clothing that was kept […]

Kraut Creek Ramblers and Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road

Live from Rosen Concert Hall, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, with an introduction by Mark Freed, Adjunct Instructor of Appalachian Music at App State. Tune in for a special double-bill concert featuring local bluegrass bands Kraut Creek Ramblers and Cane Mill Road performing an energetic set live from Appalachian State […]

“My Life in the Theatre:” NC Black Repertory Company Artistic Director Jackie Alexander

Featuring moderator Ray Miller, Professor of Dance Studies and Theatre Arts, Appalachian State University Sit down for an informal and compelling chat with Winston-Salem-based North Carolina Black Repertory Company Artistic Director Jackie Alexander as the award-winning playwright-director talks about the history of the acclaimed company and the importance of sharing the black experience on the […]

Introducing Sarah Jones and friends* (who live in her head)… 

This preview made specially for the App Summer audience is scheduled in conjunction with the planned appearance by Sarah Jones as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 2021 season. Called “a master of the genre” by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is a Tony® and Obie Award-winning performer and writer known for her multi-character, one-person […]

Pianist with the Hair: Live from Paris or Somewhere in Europe

This special Facebook Live performance is scheduled in conjunction with the planned appearance by Julian Gargiulo as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 2021 season. Where in the world is Julian Gargiulo? Originally scheduled to perform live from his Parisian flat, Julian finds himself country-hopping at the moment and could wind up in Athens, Verona, […]

#TCVAatHome: Student Artist Feature, Brooke Drury

Appalachian State University Students are the heart of the Turchin Center. A team of outstanding student staff assist with gallery installations, education, safety and visitor services. This behind-the-scenes video features Studio Art major Brooke Drury, providing a glimpse into how her studio practice is continuing off campus and how working as a Turchin Center gallery […]

“Corpus Christi”

After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration, Daniel has found Christ. He aspires to […]

Visual Arts Exhibition: “Afterimage Anxiety” with Joshua Rose

Featuring a narrated tour of the exhibition in the Mezzanine Gallery. Joshua Rose considers this series of work his autobiography, calling it “my studio landscape, a collection of old roads to be re-investigated and re-asserted through re-engagement. It is from this body of drawings, paintings and photographs that I mine the past, manipulate, combine and […]

Across Seasons and Cultures: “Rite of Spring”

Live streamed from Rosen Concert Hall on the campus of Appalachian State University. Streamed via YouTube Live and Facebook Live. (The button below will direct you to our YouTube channel. To view on Facebook, simply log in to your Facebook page; be sure to opt in under your notifications settings to receive alerts when our page […]

National Players presents “As You Like It”

While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented National Players from traveling the U.S. and completing Tour 71, that didn’t stop America’s longest-running theatre company from bringing theatre to their fans. Through this recorded preview performance of Shakespeare’s female-driven comedy As You Like It, which combines classic elements of romance and hidden identities, NP continues its mission of making […]

Rosen Sculpture Walk with the Juror: Virtual Tour

Experience the 34th anniversary of this inspiring installation through a virtual lens. The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is an annual national juried competition presented by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on the campus of Appalachian State University, and brings an astonishing array of contemporary sculpture to the campus and community each season. […]

Emerson String Quartet

This special preview and Q&A with the chamber ensemble is scheduled in conjunction with the planned appearance by the Emerson String Quartet as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 2021 season. The Emerson String Quartet has maintained its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles for more than four decades. “With musicians […]

#TCVAatHome: Student Artist Feature, Hannah Hagler

Appalachian State University Students are the heart of the Turchin Center. A team of outstanding student staff assist with gallery installations, education, safety and visitor services. This behind-the-scenes video features student Turchin Blazing Easels instructor and Art Education major Hannah Hagler, exploring her connection to the Turchin Center and how she is continuing to teach, […]

“Honeyland”

Honeyland is a unique documentary film that follows the life and labors of Hatidze Muratova, a Macedonian beekeeper of Turkish descent who lives in the abandoned village of Bekirlija in the mountain municipality of Lozovo with her mother. Shot over the course of three years, the documentary takes on the feel of a narrative feature […]

Visual Arts Exhibition: “Rain and the River” with Jacklyn St. Aubyn

July 10, 2020-February 6, 2021, Community Gallery
At the heart of Jacklyn St. Aubyn’s teaching and studio work lies a desire to illuminate life through the process of seeing. According to the artist, “The moment I put brush to panel, a transformation takes place. The colors and shapes create a tactile song filled with rhythms and melodies.

“What the World Needs Now”: An Evening of Love Songs with Todd Wright & Friends

Live from Rosen Concert Hall, on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Streamed via YouTube Live and Facebook Live. (The button below will direct you to our YouTube channel. To view on Facebook, simply log in to your Facebook page; be sure to opt in under your notifications settings to receive alerts when […]

NC Black Repertory Company presents Freedom Summer

Mariah Guillmette and Nikyla BoxleyNORTH CAROLINA BLACK REPERTORY COMPANY presentsFREEDOM SUMMER Written by Cynthia Grace RobinsonDirected by Jackie Alexander Freedom Summer tells the story of two sisters — Nora, who has started a new life “passing” as a white woman in Boston, and Carrie, who is preparing to travel to the deep South to register […]

Leslie Odom, Jr.

photo by Jimmy FontaineFESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT:LESLIE ODOM, JR. CONCERT CANCELLED We regret to inform you that, due to an unforeseen conflict with his touring schedule, Leslie Odom, Jr. will be unable to keep his performance date with An Appalachian Summer Festival 2021. We understand that this change may be very disappointing for his fans and are […]

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