35th Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition

Outdoor campus

Joan Benefiel, Hoodoos: Awarded 1st Place in the 35th Rosen Sculpture Competition. The Rosen Competition Turns 35! A legacy of artistic excellence 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 […]

Where are the birds? Retracing Audubon: Artwork by Krista Elrick

Gallery B

Krista Elrick; Cincinnati Bluffs, OH.Where are the birds? Retracing Audubon: Artwork by Krista Elrick is an exhibition and book project reexamining John James Audubon’s epic life journey and the production of his beloved tome, The Birds of America. While the name of Audubon is familiar and the drawings he created are still wildly popular, his eloquent writings […]

Every Olive Tree in the Garden of Gethsemane: Wendy Babcox

Gallery A

Wendy Babcox; Every Olive Tree in the Garden of Gethsemane #9.Every Olive Tree in the Garden of Gethsemane is a suite of photogravure images of each of the twenty-three olive trees in the garden. Situated at the foot of the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem, the Garden of Gethsemane is known to many as the […]

ERRATIC: Hoss Haley

Hodges Gallery

Hoss Haley: ERRATIC: Rest Sharing space with Hoss Haley’s monumental work transports the viewer to a place where a clear separation between human creation and organic influence is undefined, yet beautifully intertwined. Color and texture are suggested but are ultimately ruled by nature. The marrying of raw nature and human intervention is what makes Haley’s […]

98.6 – A Creative Commonality

Mezzanine Gallery

Artwork created by chimpanzees at Zoo Knoxville. Humans and chimpanzees share 98.6% of the same DNA. Both species have forward-facing eyes, opposing thumbs that accompany grasping fingers, and the ability to walk upright. Far greater than just the physical similarities, both species have large brains capable of exhibiting great intelligence as well as an incredible […]

Father, Grandfather, Artist: A Tribute to Warren Dennis

Moskowitz Gallery

Warren Dennis; The Vacation.This exhibition commemorates the life and work of prominent Southeastern artist and retired longtime Appalachian State University professor Warren Dennis, who died April 13, 2021. Father, Grandfather, Artist: A Tribute to Warren Dennis comprises paintings from the personal collections of family members. An additional exhibition is being featured at the Carlton Gallery, […]

Matters of the Heart (and Other Abnormalities): Shawn Morin

Mayer Gallery

Shawn Morin; New WorkMatters of the Heart (and Other Abnormalities) explores concepts of human relationships. It seems to me that since 9/11 and Y2K, there has been a fundamental shift in the way many humans act, react and navigate the world. Add to that the current worldwide pandemic and proliferation of clinical depression, especially amongst […]

ARTtalk – Krista Elrick: Where are the birds? Retracing Audubon with special Guest Dr. Daniel Wildcat

TCVA Lecture Hall

Location: This is an in-person event in the TCVA lecture hall. Registration is not required. Remote Access: A Zoom Webinar is also available to allow viewers to enjoy from a remote location. For access to the virtual session, register here. Cost: FREEJoin us as Krista Elrick shares the artistic practice and insight behind her exhibition, Where are the […]

November First Friday at the Turchin!

Wendy Babcox, #14. Every Tree in the Garden of Gethsemane in Gallery AJoin us on the first Friday of every month as the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) is open late as part of the Downtown Boone Art Crawl. Residents, visitors and the Appalachian State University community are invited to TCVA to experience […]

In the Garden of Healing: Dara Mark

Gallery B

Dara Mark; Elegy #19 / Angel of Absence. Photo: James HartThe paintings in this exhibition were made over the five year period after my husband died.  Each of them reflects my emotional state during the process of grieving and healing and describes in abstract terms an arc of personal growth.  The paintings were not conceived […]

To Remain Connected

Gallery A

Jenny Irene Miller, Mom, Aaka and GrammyBy bringing together work grounded in Inuit artmaking across generations, as well as through multifaceted and evolving practices, we hope to kindle conversations around the meaningful stories that are deeply rooted in community, placemaking and engage with ongoing legacies of creation. The featured artworks were selected because of the […]

Winter Exhibition Celebration

Hoss Haley: ERRATIC, Rest in the Hodges GalleryCelebrate new exhibitions – explore, discover and connect through the arts! This is an opportunity for art lovers to surround themselves with stunning artwork and meet the accomplished artists exhibiting in the galleries at the Turchin Center. Spend time with fellow community members who believe that art is […]