Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

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View exhibition page Strange Gardens: Julia Barello

New Mexico State University art department chair and metalsmith Julia Barello’s site-specific installation is a haunting field of flora created from re-purposed X-ray and MRI films that have been dyed and cut.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, August 6, 2016
View exhibition page The Waterworks: Jennifer Hecker

The artist and educator Jennifer Hecker explores the metaphor of “sculpting” water with bronze and glass pieces that suggest the fragility and necessity of an element that is essential for life but increasingly scarce.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 4, 2016
View exhibition page 13th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Contest

One of TCVA’s most popular events, dazzling gallery-goers with images by photographers who’ve steeped themselves in the land and culture.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 4, 2016
View exhibition page Pieces of the Puzzle: Outreach Programs at the Turchin Center

Our outreach coordinator brings the diverse talents of our community into the galleries, to explore how the Boone community makes art.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 4, 2016
View exhibition page Show Me the Way to Go Home: Brad Thomas

This exhibition includes mixed-media collage/paintings, and, what's really exciting, Brad's illustrations for one of his artist's books, "The Book of He."

Exhibition ends: Saturday, August 6, 2016
View exhibition page Melting: Marietta Patricia Leis and David Vogel

Marietta Patricia Leis and David Vogel recently traveled to Antarctica. The artists hope that if people are drawn to the beauty of their art from the expedition they will become acutely aware of the fragile future of Antarctica and it's natural inhabitants.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, August 6, 2016
View exhibition page 30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

For three decades, this national, juried competition, made possible by the generous support of Martin and Doris Rosen and their family, has brought a remarkable array of contemporary American sculpture to the Appalachian State University campus.

Exhibition ends: Friday, April 21, 2017


  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 12:18pm

    Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is supporting a community-based public art project titled “Building Sculpture, Building Community: Extending the Reach of the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition,” to be unveiled Summer 2016 at Appalachian State University.

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 1:14pm

    Pegge Laine, the community outreach coordinator at the Turchin Center, is bringing art to the public in a new van called the “art mobile.” The van, which will run from late spring through early fall, is filled with tents, chairs and countless art supplies. Its purpose is to go out into the community, to churches, schools, festivals or parks, and create opportunities for people to make art.

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:32am

    On Friday, Nov. 6, the Turchin Center celebrated the art of comics as part of the center’s monthly Exhibition Celebration. Comics are celebrated at the Turchin this month with two exhibits, “At the Junction of Words & Pictures: The Tenth Anniversary of The Center for Cartoon Studies,” curated by Craig Fischer, and “Back to Boone: Editorial Cartoons by Andrew David Cox.” Both opened on Oct. 2.

  • Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 2:39pm

    This exhibition is composed of pieces from the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Permanent Collection. The Turchin Center received the items in conjunction with the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, a program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Most of the photographs on view have not been available for public view since 2008 when the Turchin Center presented their exhibition: Andy Warhol: A Photographic Legacy: Recent Gifts to the Turchin Center Permanent Collection.

  • Monday, October 19, 2015 - 12:00pm

    Visual artists from Ashe and surrounding counties, Alleghany, Watauga, Wilkes, Grayson and Johnson submitted works to The Best of the Blue Ridge, a juried fine art competition and exhibition at the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson.


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