The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University provides a home for world-class visual arts exhibitions and programming. It is the largest facility of its kind in the region and its seven galleries host changing exhibitions featuring local, regional, national and international artists.
Our galleries feature art of contemporary artists and a newly installed exhibition is showing through January 6 in the Mayer Gallery. Artist Diane Kempler, scholar and professor at Emory in Atlanta is showing her Garden of Biotanical Delights. These colorful, wildly gesturing ceramic works are inspired by seed-like forms invisible to the unaided eye, as she strives to capture the energy of microbes in color and form. She is inspired by colors she has experienced in her travels and studies to India and her ceramics are modeled after biologic processes and resulting forms. Her exhibition provides a glimpse into the oldest form of life on the planet, and without which, macroscopic life as we know it, would not survive. This exhibit has wide appeal and has particular relevance to biology students.
Visit https://tcva.appstate.edu/exhibitions/2091 for details.
We hope you encourage your students to take advantage of all that the Turchin has to offer including workshops, ArtTALKS and exhibitions. And please come visit the next time you are in town to experience the power and excitement of the visual arts. Visit https://tcva.org/ for more information.