Turchin Center Updates

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The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University, provides a home for world-class visual arts exhibitions and programming. One of the exciting aspects of the Turchin Center is that the gallery exhibits rotate several times during the year. In June and early July, five fresh exhibitions will be opening. Though these exhibitions open on the dates noted below, an official opening will occur during the Summer Exhibition Celebration to take place on July 7 as part of the downtown Boone Art Crawl.

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Circles of Influence: Barbara Hardy Ray & Bob Ray (July 7 - Dec 2) highlights Barbara Hardy and Bob Ray, artists who share a love of rich texture, layered patterns, and examining the detritus of life.

Images of Social Justice from the Segura Arts Studio (July 7 – Oct 7) showcases underrepresented artists: women, African and Native Americans as well as Latino artists and the studio emphasizes the importance of collaborative practice as well as education and activism.

In One: Siping Zhang (July 7-Oct 7) features Siping Zhang, a visiting artist and scholar in the Department of Art and will emphasize the conceptual understanding, perspective and language of clay while advancing the technical skills of the students.

ICONIPOP: Michael Turchin (July 7 – Oct 7) highlights the work of Michael Turchin who, since his arrival to the international art scene in 2012, has quickly become one of today’s rising starts in the Pop Art genre.

Behind the Door: Milisa Taylor-Hicks (June 2 – Sept 9) showcases work deeply influenced by the journals and writings of Anais Nin. Milisa Taylor-Hicks creates images of fragile beauty; she embraces the idea of metaphor to weave personal narratives.

Art Workshops For Kids And Teens

In addition to the galleries the Turchin Center also offers art workshops. This summer, workshops include: International Art, Empowered Journaling, Drawing from Life, Famous Artists and Trash Art and ages range from 6-16 (varies by class) For more information regarding schedules and fees, visit: https://tcva.appstate.edu/workshops

The Turchin Center is a great place to relax, cool off and enjoy art. Please come visit the next time you are in town to experience the power and excitement of the visual arts. Admission to the TCVA is free. Visit https://tcva.appstate.edu/ for more information.