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:

Current Connections: Exhibition Guides


Past Exhibition Guides


ARTtalks / Lunch & Learns

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. 

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Mar 24, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: Mayer Gallery Cost: FREEJoin Chelsea Helms, Travis Donovan and Mark Nystrom​ as they talk about their work in Transformations: App DigiFab, an exhibition of new design and art works […]

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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.

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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.

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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.


We’ve gone virtual! Artists of all skill levels are invited to take a break practice some self-care and explore their inner artist with a workshop. Energize your creative side and gain newfound techniques or polish existing skills. Often, workshops incorporate topics, techniques and mediums inspired by current exhibitions in the galleries of the Turchin Center. Advanced registration is required. For additional information or to register, please call 828-262-3017. Details are subject to change with minimal notice. If changes occur, registered students will be contacted with updates.