Travis Graves: Indivisible (Site-Specific Installation)

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Artist Statement The direction of my artwork is rooted in addressing notions of expectation and cultural attitudes as it defines our relationship to the natural world. I find myself drawn […]

Abstract Evolvement: The Fiber Arts of Ineke Thomas

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Artist Statement My connection with fibers and textiles had its beginning with creating quilts. The process of manipulating and transforming individual pieces of cut fabric into a beautiful finished piece […]

Appalachian State University’s 8th Chair Competition

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Appalachian State University's Chair Competition is a chair design and fabrication competition organized to promote and encourage the exploration of contemporary production seating. The 2014 competition focuses on the theme […]

Orna Bentor: Landscapes Within

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Landscapes Within is a solo exhibition featuring the work of painter, Orna Bentor.  Her work investigates an artist's inner conflict between past, present, memory, and experience.  "This exhibition is dedicated to […]

At a Glance: Gestures of Curt Brill

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Curt Brill was the winner of the Martin & Doris Rosen Award Winner during the 24th Rosen Sculpture Competition in 2010. He returns to Appalachian’s campus with a solo exhibition of new work. Curt’s work focuses on the search “for the hidden Human spirit. That small part that makes us each unique, yet finds us a common […]

STUFF: Where does it come from and where does it go?: Bryant Holsenbeck

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A project in partnership with the Catherine J. Smith Gallery and other campus partners, funded in part by Appalachian's Sustainability Council Competitive Arts Grant. The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Catherine Smith Gallery partner with environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck to create an installation project that will encourage reflection and raise awareness of […]

Padre e Figlio: Father and Son Works by Mario Prisco and Richard Prisco

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Fine artist and painter Mario Prisco has been painting professionally for more than six decades. Some of his recent paintings recall his early years growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930's and 40's. Mario’s work is influenced by his large, extended family of first-generation Americans and the Italian-Jewish neighborhood in which he was raised. His […]

Sanctuary: Val Lyle

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Val Lyle "Blountville Barn in Yellow and Blue", Detail 2011. Mixed media on watercolor paper. Image courtesy of the artist. A portion of this project was funded by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Val Lyle's current traveling body of work Sanctuary continues the artist's exploration about what it […]

Chromata: Laura Berman

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Printmaker Laura Berman allows her work to be guided by structures based on sequence, multiple and interactive images. Her work is often non-traditionally displayed and orchestrated. Design and collaboration are paradigms in Berman’s work; she often allows her pieces to collaborate by design with their surroundings, becoming an installation made for a specific place and […]

Amy Cheng: Evidence of Things Unseen

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Painter, Amy Cheng's current work has been inspired by six months spent in Brazil on a Fulbright Fellowship, where her senses were overtaken by the lush plant life that flourishes in its tropical clime. Chenge take natural forms and riffs on them, saturating the paintings with color, energy, pattern and light. The jewel-like quality, and […]

Collecting Worlds: Suzanna Bryan

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Painter Suzanna Bryan works with layers of media, representing layers of consciousness. Her creative process involves working on multiple paintings at once, and her intuitive style involves developing images and figures in acrylic that she enhances with a variety of media, including collage materials, oil pastels, gouache and India ink. Layers of media reveal powerful […]

African Vailet: Olivia ‘Holly’ Pendergast

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Olivia Mae Pendergast, also known as Holly, is a native of nearby Sugar Grove, where she grew up on a small farm, encouraged by her parents to develop her artistic […]