Gillian Christy

Mayer Gallery

Christy graduated in May 2002 from the University of Northern Iowa. Earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, she quickly set her sights toward the East Coast. Upon arriving in Providence, Rhode Island, Christy exhibited her public art in Convergence 2003, and then created three-dimensional commercial graphics for the NFL on CBS as well as […]

Debbie Arnold

Mayer Gallery

Debbie Arnold was born in Rockingham, MI and studied art at Appalachian State University. She has lived in Boone for the past 30 years, and credits the surrounding Blue Ridge […]

Prints! Pow! Wow! A Conversatio

Mayer Gallery

This exhibition is offered in support of Print Dialogue Days hosted by the printmaking area of Appalachian State University's Department of Art. The printmaking program is a two day symposium […]

From the Private Diary of Noyes Capehart

Mayer Gallery

Editor-in-Chief of American Artist magazine M. Stephen Doherty notes: "(Noyes) Capehart is exactly like other notable American artists, particularly those capable of looking at life with clarity, sympathy and understanding. By exposing his own deepest thoughts and feelings, he connects with viewers in the same way that Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth presented universal aspects […]

Anne Kesler Shields: Earthly Delights in the 21st Century

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In her site-specific installation for the center's Mayer Gallery, the artist employs a design that incorporates a minimum of images appropriated from print media and art history to encourage viewers […]

Tony Schanuel: The Nature of Things

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Tony Schanuel is an award-winning digital artist who has fused a professional background in photography with advanced digital technology to create fine art that transcends both mediums. Schanuel has received […]

Inside Out: New Work by John Firesheets

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Artist John Firesheets works in pastel, oil, acrylic, and watercolor to create images that reflect both his interests and the ideas of people who collect his work. His work is found in the collections of such jazz luminaries as Joe Lovano and Brazilian jazz artists Guinga, Romero Lubambo, and Luciana Souza. This completely self-taught artist […]

3rd Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

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The 3rd Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC), a program of Appalachian State University's Outdoor Programs Department and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, in conjunction with the Banff Film Festival, is an opportunity to showcase the Southern Appalachian Region. The competition is open to all photographers, both amateur and professional, who have captured through photography […]

An Artist as Collector: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection Gifted by Dr. Margaret Polson

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This exquisite collection focuses on an artist, collector, and patron of the Turchin Center and Appalachian's Permanent Collection, Dr. Margaret 'Peggy' Polson. The exhibition features the artist's own works, as well as works from her personal collection, and compliments the newest additions to the Permanent Collection and Ukiyo-e: Pictures of the Floating World: Japanese Woodblock Prints […]

Community HIV Awareness Mural

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The Mountain AIDS Support Endowment (MASE), a Watauga County Community Foundation member fund, proudly co-sponsors the Community HIV Awareness Mural with the Watauga Youth Network (WYN) and the Watauga County Arts Council. The Community Mural Project is funded in part by the Watauga County Arts Council and Grassroots Funds of the North Carolina Arts Council.The mural was […]

El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead)

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The Turchin Center continues its partnership with High Country Amigos in hosting a community celebration of El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) - a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd, and marked throughout Mexico by a variety of intriguing customs. Boone area Hispanics and Anglos have created and constructed […]

Photography by Pac McLaurin and Troy Tuttle

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Pac McLaurin and Troy Tuttle are local photography artists who have long-held ties with Appalachian State University. Their recent works will be on display in this exhibition.Pac McLaurin A retired physician, Pac McLaurin has been pursuing photography since 1998. Artistically educated through workshops and personal experience, McLaurin has become quite accomplished in his new chosen […]