Faculty Biennial

Galleries A & B

Frankie Flood, Knuckles Isabella Cutter It’s not the kind of thing that happens every year, so when the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts offers the public a comprehensive glimpse into the ordinarily private, multidisciplinary studios of Appalachian State University’s Art Department, it’s always a cause for celebration. Mission of the Faculty Biennial The Faculty Biennial […]

15th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition & Exhibition

Mezzanine Gallery

An Entrance to Winter; Robert Stephens; 2017 People's Choice In its 15th year, the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) provides both amateur and professional photographers with the opportunity to showcase their interpretation of the unique character, people, places and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians. The categories include: Adventure, Blue Ridge Parkway, Culture, Our Ecological […]

Pieces of the Puzzle: Turchin Center Outreach Programs

Community Gallery

The Turchin Center’s arts and education outreach programs connect the university arts resources to a diverse audience of students, arts patrons, teachers and learners. There are many “pieces of the puzzle” of the Turchin’s outreach programs and each piece strengthens community participation in the arts by creating an environment in which individuals of all ages […]

32nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

Outdoor campus

Richard Herzog, It's All About Electricity. Winner of 32nd Annual Rosen Sculpture CompetitionJurors: Daniel T. Beck and Ian Henderson Curator: Mary Anne Redding The Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition is a national, juried competition presented annually by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. To celebrate the 32nd anniversary of this inspiring installation, join competition […]

Sustained Ingrain: Contemporary Woodcuts from East to West

Gallery A

Image courtesy of Alice Leora Briggs, Lubbock, Texas    How is it possible that the oldest method of making prints, one that emerged in China during the first millennium, is still a rich, viable and relevant option for printmaking today? Why has such a basic process historically sustained itself in the face of constantly emerging […]

Art from Down Under: Australia to New Zealand

Main Gallery

Fatu Feu'u, Taula aitu, 1996 Central to the mission of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is a long-standing commitment to showcasing international artists. Past exhibitions have included artwork from Brazil (2016), South Africa (2014), Poland (2012), Mexico (2010) and China (2008). Now hosting the sixth international series, the Turchin Center is pleased to present: Art from Down […]

The Elephantine in the Anthropocene: Kelsey Merreck Wagner

Community Gallery

The Elephantine in the Anthropocene will explore historic hunting practices in African countries as linked to the ivory trade in Asia, and how modern conservation is working to save the species. This exhibition is made possible, in part, by the generous sponsorship by Dennis and Marcia Quinn. Artist's Statement The anthropogenic impact of environmental degradation, climate […]

The Persistence of Weeds: Hannah Cole

Mezzanine Gallery

Hannah Cole; Virginia Creeper; acrylic on canvas; 24" x 22"; 2016Artist's Statement“I paint the daily surroundings that normally go unnoticed—a glimpse of the bookshelf, the manhole cover I walk over on my route to the grocery store, my pliers hanging on a pegboard. My paintings are at once rooted in the unique experiences of my own […]

The Broken Fragments of My Heart: Rachel Stevens

Mayer Gallery

The Broken Fragments of My Heart: Rachel Stevens in the Mayer Gallery During the Holocaust in western Ukraine, Rachel Stevens’ cousin, Lorenz Kleiner, fought the Nazis as a partisan in the forest. His Polish comrades did not know that he was Jewish. Lorenz hid his identity, as he surely would have been killed by the […]

Full Circle: 2018 CENTER Award Winners

Gallery A

Jerry Takigawa; Memories CENTER, the not-for-profit photographic arts and time-based media organization headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has honored, supported, and provided opportunities to gifted and talented photographers since 1994. CENTER’s artists investigate current social, environmental, and political issues of critical global importance. CENTER’s 2018 Award and Grant winners travel to Santa Fe as part […]

Terraria Gigantica: The World Under Glass, Photographs by Dana Fritz

Gallery B

Dana Fritz; Green Ductwork, Eden Project; archival pigment print; 2007The photographs in the series Terraria Gigantica: The World Under Glass, frame the world’s largest enclosed landscapes as possible impossibilities: Biosphere 2’s ocean in the Arizona desert, the Henry Doorly Zoo’s desert in the Great Plains of Nebraska, and Eden Project’s tropical rain forest in notoriously gray and […]

The Great Enemy of Truth by Elizabeth Alexander with sound by Todd Bowser

Main Gallery

The Great Enemy of Truth, Elizabeth Alexander in the Main Gallery The Great Enemy of Truth is a site-specific installation by Elizabeth Alexander with an integral sound component by Todd Bowser. The artists will transform the Main Gallery through intricate paper installations, suspended sculpture, found objects, costumes, dinner plates and sound for an immersive experience that […]