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 »
Plan a Visit/Tour
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 and health/safety protocols. 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.
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.
Professional Development Opportunities
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.
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 email@example.com
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/