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.
Christy Chenausky, Director of Arts Education and Outreach: chenauskyc@appstate.edu

Current Exhibition Guides


 

Past Exhibition Guides


 

ARTtalks

COVID message: ARTtalks scheduled during fall semester 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.

There are no upcoming events at this time

Plan a Visit/Tour

Due to COVID-19 and a need to ensure the safety of our staff and community, gallery tours are not currently being offered to K-12 Educators and their students.

The Turchin Center welcomes classes for free tours of all open galleries during regular operating hours. Tours can be customized to fit the needs of the group. Availability is based on staff and exhibition schedules. Please complete and submit this form at least two weeks prior to the requested tour date.

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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Professional Development Opportunities

Covid Message: Due to COVID-19 and a need to ensure the safety of our staff and community, professional development workshops at the Turchin Center are on hold. For educators wishing to obtain CEU credit and documentation for attending virtual ARTtalks, please contact Christy Chenausky, Director of Arts Education and Outreach at chenauskyc@appstate.edu.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts offers CEU credit and documentation for K-12 teachers who attend lectures or workshops. Prior approval from the teacher’s school district is requested.

ARTalk Lecture Series
Workshops

The Turchin Center offers Educators Tours in conjunction with the ARTtalk lecture series. Educators are offered an in-depth look at current exhibitions an informative tour designed to complement the artist’s lecture. Please contact Christy Chenausky, Director of Arts Education and Outreach with questions chenauskyc@appstate.edu

APPlause!

The APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series offers affordable music, dance, film, and theatre events to students and their teachers from K-12 classrooms across the region. This academic year, the APPlause! Series will be completely virtual and completely free, offering compelling programming to connect to K-12 classrooms, thanks in large part to generous donors who believe in supplying educators with arts programming that will spark creativity and inspire a love of learning. For information about the current season, please visit https://theschaefercenter.org/applause/

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