The Turchin Center is an important resource for the community and creates unique experiences to interact with the arts. The community can engage with dynamic exhibitions, ARTtalks, workshops and tours.
Connections: Exhibition Guides
Connections: Exhibit Guides are a comprehensive visitor resource that provides insight into the exhibitions in the galleries. They can be used in conjunction with a visit to the galleries or for those who are visiting remotely, as a guide for independent study. The guides include extensive information and images of the exhibition including the artist’s biography and statement, video links and provocations. Exhibit guides are provided in an interactive pdf format located in the exhibitions section of this website. The current and archived learning guides are also available below.
For more information, please contact the education staff at the Turchin Center, or:
Christy Chenausky, Director of Arts Education and Outreach: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Connections: Exhibition Guides
Past Exhibition Guides
ARTtalks / Lunch & Learns
COVID message: ARTtalks and Lunch & Learns scheduled in the foreseeable future will be held in virtual format and will be announced on the exhibitions pages and the calendar of this website.
ARTtalks are talks led by visiting or exhibiting artists, scholars and practitioners. These talks provide deeper insight into creative practice, context for current exhibitions or contemporary issues shaping the world in which art is created, experienced and interpreted.
The Lunch and Learn Lecture Series is part of An Appalachian Summer Festival and features interesting and informative virtual programming that provides a behind-the-scenes view of the festival’s offerings in the visual arts, music, theater and dance.
Location: In-person event at the Turchin Center Lecture Hall Cost: FREEJoin us as Wendy Babcox shares the artistic practice and insight behind her exhibition, Every Olive Tree in the Garden […]Find out more »
Location: In-person event in the TCVA Lecture hall Cost: FREE Join us as Krista Elrick shares the artistic practice and insight behind her exhibition, Where are the birds? Retracing Audubon, […]Find out more »
Guided Gallery Tours
The Turchin Center is pleased to offer guided tours by request. Tours are led by TCVA staff and are available by appointment during open hours. Every effort will be made to accommodate requested times, based on staff schedules and availability. For more information and to reserve a tour, please fill out our Guided Gallery Tour registration form.
Rosen Self-Guided Tour
The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is a national juried sculpture competition. Each year, 10 contemporary American sculptures are selected from an abundance of entries and are installed in locations on the university campus. A self-guided walking tour map, a learning guide and QR codes on the signage adjacent to each sculpture provides in-depth information about the sculptures and artists who made them. The walking tour map is available at the front desk or can be found here along with the learning guide and a link to a video tour.
Virtual Gallery Tours
Take a journey through the galleries of the Turchin Center via video walk-throughs and artist interviews that tell stories and provide insight into the compelling and diverse artwork featured in the galleries. You can also view our Youtube Virtual Tour Playlist.
Behind the Scenes
Take a look “behind the scenes” at the Turchin Center including artist studio visits of exhibiting artists, TCVA Advisory Board artists and some of our amazing student staff. You can view them all on the TCVA YouTube “Behind the Scenes” playlist.