Campus Arts Corridor

Outdoor campus

The Campus Arts Corridor, looking back towards the Turchin Center Sculpture has long been a dynamic element on the campus of Appalachian State University and in August 2022, a new collection of seven sculptures has been installed as phase one of a Campus Arts Corridor. They originate at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts […]

Say:Word, a site-specific installation by Renee Cloud & de’Angelo DIA

Community Gallery

Works by Renee Cloud & de’Angelo DIASay:Word is visual dialogue between artists de’Angelo DIA and Renee Cloud. This multimedia collaboration is a hybrid of exhibits, Not Another Word and Dichotomy, used to examine misrepresentation, cultural appropriation, and the significance of cultivating your own narrative and distribution of those narratives. The artists' visual and poetic words […]

FLUX: Signe Stuart

Hodges Gallery

Signe Stuart, Glacier 1, 2017Signe Stuart, flux wall 1, 2019-2020  Flux alludes to natural and manmade networks from rivers, neural pathways and quantum fields to systems of transportation and communications, everything interconnected and in flux. My visual vocabulary emphasizes line: single lines emerging from material; low relief line patterns forming flux fields and networks of […]

20th Anniversary Appalachian Mountain Photography Celebration

Bickers Family Gallery

Byron Tenesaca-Guaman, La VirgenIn honor of the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition’s (AMPC) 20th Anniversary, University Recreation, in partnership with the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State and Virtual Blue Ridge, is hosting six Appalachian photographers in this year’s anniversary invitational exhibition. The six invited artists will exhibit images that both celebrate the […]

37th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition

Outdoor campus

Andrew Light, Divergent, 36th Rosen Sculpture Competition First Place The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Since its establishment by Martin and Doris Rosen in 1987, the Rosen Competition continues a tradition of showcasing contemporary American […]

Circular Solutions: CENTER Award + Grant Recipients 2021 & 2022

Gallery A and Petti/Peiser Galleries

Ella Morton, Blomstrandbreen #2, 2016Founded in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the not-for-profit organization CENTER supports socially and environmentally engaged lens-based projects through education, public platforms, funding, and partnerships. Image-making holds a unique power to confront audiences with uncomfortable truths, advance cultural understandings, and promote social justice. Through the advancement of artists and their work, CENTER serves to deepen public […]

Memento Mori: Death and the Art of Living, Larassa Kabel

Mayer Gallery

Larassa Kabel, TombExploring that which makes us most uncomfortable, Larassa Kabel explores the emotional and intellectual space between life and death, love and loss. Through drawing, painting, performance, and sculpture, she confronts our view of ourselves “outside of Nature” and our desire to distance ourselves from our mortality. Artist's Statement"I am an interdisciplinary memento mori (“remember […]

June First Friday at the Turchin

All Galleries

Benjamin Erlandson, The New River, Ashe County Line, NC, 2023The Turchin Center is 20!  Celebrating two decades of excellence in exhibition, educationand outreach programming in the visual arts FREE EVENT Celebrate summer 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 […]

ARTtalk – Signe Stuart: FLUX

TCVA Lecture Hall

Location: Turchin Center Lecture Hall Cost: FREESigne Stuart's beautiful exhibition, Flux, will close June 3, 2023.  Join the artist for a virtual presentation in the Turchin Center lecture hall at 5:30 as part of the June 2, 2023 First Friday events.  Beginning in the early 1960s, Signe Stuart’s professional career has now spanned more than […]

Celebrating Music in Art

Catherine J. Smith Gallery

Unknown Artist, Tyne Guitar, 2021Leonce de Doncieres, Lute Musician, 1919Celebrating Music in Art: Selections from the Artinian Music in Art Collection from the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Permanent Collection  Schaefer Center Mezzanine June 24 – August 5, 2023Dr. Artine and Teddy Artinian always had a fondness for Appalachian State University and its art programs. This exhibition represents […]

Artist Spotlight Series: Behind the Curtain at the Rosen-Schaffel Competition

TCVA Lecture Hall

Location: TCVA Lecture Hall   Cost: FREE Behind the Curtain at the Rosen-Schaffel Competition Moderated by Dr. James Douthit, with previous competition winners Winfred Felton and Amber Koeppen. Hayes School of Music Dean, Dr. James Douthit, hosts a panel featuring past winners of this remarkable competition program that has played a pivotal role in launching […]

ARTtalk: Passage / Time Pieces

TCVA Lecture Hall

Nina Elder, CranesLocation: TCVA Lecture Hall   Cost: FREE Passage/Time Pieces consists of an installation by Nina Elder and an  installation of original music by Michael Harrison in collaboration musicians Elliot Cole, Ina Filip and Benoit Rolland with lighting by Nina Elder. Passage creates a multi-sensory holographic effect through a constellation of tones which accentuate the audience's […]