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Spring Exhibition Celebration

Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April Flanders, Teredo navalis

The Turchin Center is 20! 

Celebrating two decades of excellence in exhibition, education
and outreach programming in the visual arts

Celebrate SPRING at the Turchin Center at this fun and festive event, while engaging with a variety of new exhibitions, discovering the world of the contemporary visual arts, and connecting with others who share a passion for the arts.  The Spring Exhibition Celebration is an opportunity for art lovers to meet the artists, enjoy live music and refreshments and spend time with fellow arts patrons while exploring one of the most exciting venues in town: a collection of six galleries filled with a diverse mix of contemporary art by local, regional and international artists.

Gallery Tour

Join us at 6pm for a special guided tour by exhibiting artist, Shayla Blatchford in the Community Gallery

as we dig deeper into her exhibition, “The Anti-Uranium Mapping Project.”


Kathleen Thum, Acrid

Considering Carbon: Kathleen Thum

The exhibition, Considering Carbon, consists of a series of drawings and cut-paper wall installations which explore the theme of fossil fuels, specifically oil and coal. In the exhibition, I use different visual and conceptual approaches to examine the physical, material qualities of coal and oil, as I aim to heighten an awareness of our disconnection and dependence on fossil fuels. Oil and coal are an integral part of our contemporary existence, yet remain mysterious, unknown substances, contained and controlled by the industry. 

Shayla Blatchford, Local Residents Gather

The Anti-Uranium Mapping Project is an interactive audio/visual storytelling exhibition and website designed to create an efficient way to educate audiences about the environmental issues of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation and surrounding lands. The various components of the project provide an immersive multimodal learning experience. This project serves as both historical documentation of the uranium mining era as well as a platform for storytelling and community building. Shayla’sMy goal is to bring people together from different backgrounds who have all been affected by uranium mining and to share their experience on the issue through photographs and video interviews. As the demand for uranium increases with nuclear power being pitched to the world as the next “clean energy” solution, old sites of uranium mining could be resurrected. Bringing different perspectives to the conversation provides access to the information needed to make an educated decision about the future of uranium mining and other extractive practices. 

Michael O’Neill, Untitled

Revelation: Michael O’Neill

Magical Realism reveals the hidden undercurrents of magic and fantasy in the worlds we create and occupy.. Photographer Michael O’Neill’s infrared landscapes are part of a strong tradition of magical realism in the visual arts. Using the tools and technology of photography, the artist captures the enigmatic and often unnoticed wonders of the “real” world with his various lenses. He explores the meaning and impact of color using a converted camera that is sensitive to ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light. 

April Flanders, Steyla clava

Trophic Cascade: April Flanders

Out to change the way we experience the world we populate; April Flanders has an important message to share through her expansively flowing immersive installations. Comprised of creative interpretations of individual marine bio-invaders most of the world never sees – unless they are peering under a scientist’s microscope – the work brings the hidden realms on the deep seas to the surface for contemplation.

April’s mixed media monoprints are designed to the waves in the ocean.  has found a way to take scientific data, make it approachable, and create extended dialogues between science and art that just could change the trajectory of how we care for the waters that sustain life on this planet.

Cinda Holsombach-Ebner, Slugs in Love

The 21st Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

This year’s Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition and exhibition will be juried by Dr. E. Gale Greenlee, who chose “Roots, Ground, Water, Seeds” as the theme and will choose artwork related to themes of connection with the land, familial ancestral roots, groundedness, life-giving ways of being, and activism as seeds of change.  The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition stands as a vital cultural and artistic cornerstone, celebrating the rich tapestry of the Appalachian region through the lens of talented photographers. This competition serves as a platform for both budding and seasoned photographers to showcase the profound beauty, unique landscapes, and diverse cultures that define the Appalachian Mountains.



Mar 1
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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