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Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, Announces Winners of “28th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition”

August 6, 2014

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Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and An Appalachian Summer Festival present the “28th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition” – a national, juried competition presented annually on Appalachian’s campus in Boone, NC. Made possible by the generosity of longtime arts supporters Doris and the late Martin Rosen, this competition continues a long-held tradition of showcasing the best of contemporary American sculpture.

This year’s juror was artist Wayne Trapp. Out of 46 submissions, Trapp identified 10 finalists to display their work during the 2014 competition. On July 26 following the Sculpture Walk, Trapp announced the top three prize winners.

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“Prairie Ray,” by Justin Dearduff

Those winners are:

First Prize: Justin Dearduff, “Prairie Ray” (Dell Rapids, SD)

Second Prize: Mary Ruden & Robert Benfield, “Einstein Sundial” (Seymour, TN)

Third Prize: Joseph Bigley, “Formal-ly #1″ (Boone, NC)

Each prize winner received a cash prize.

Other participants included:

Gwendolyn Kerney, “Tango Heart” (Lenoir City, TN)

Davis Whitfield, “Keeping Venice Afloat” (Sylva, NC)

Glenn Zweygardt, “Isis Revisited” (Alfred Station, NY)

Robert Buganski, “Profiles #14″ (Garrettsville, OH)

David Jones, “Monument to Nowhere” (Laramie, WY)

Catherine Hoskinson, “The Shooting Star” (Brooklyn, NY)

Aaron Hussey, “Turret” (Baton Rouge, LA)

Each artist submitted a statement about his or her work. Here are excerpts from the winners’ statements:

Justin Dearduff – “Growing up in land locked South Dakota, I have been fascinated by sharks and rays as long as I can remember. I had the chance while vacationing in Key West and Monterey to get up close to some and watching them fly through the water and the graceful movements of the rays inspired this work. When you look up at the sculpture I wanted to evoke the feeling of flying through the depths of the sea”.

Mary Ruden & Robert Benfield – “The Einstein Sundial we created shows the Photoelectric Effect Law, a Nobel Prize winning breakthrough for Albert Einstein’s work with light as a quantum package of energy or photons. It consists of a portrait of Einstein hand engraved into aluminum metal, and visual elements representing his discovery. The rainbow colors painted in the sculpture represent light spread into a spectrum of frequencies. We feel this piece offers educational value and is a point of interest to viewers as they may observe it as it marks time. In order to tell solar time, it should be facing due south and at a latitude common to North Carolina or Tennessee.”

Joseph Bigley – “Eluding a sense of movement and rejuvenation, organic elements sprout from geometric forms referencing the resiliency of nature.”

This exhibition runs through April 30, 2015.

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“Tango Heart,” by Gwendolyn Kerney

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“Profiles #14,” by Robert Buganski

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibition, education and collection programs that support Appalachian State University’s role as a key regional educational, cultural and economic resource.

The Turchin Center is located at 423 West King St., in Boone. Hours are 10am-6pm, Tues.-Thurs. and Saturday, and noon-8pm, Friday. The Center is closed Sunday and Monday, and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

For additional details about the Turchin Center, becoming a donor, the upcoming exhibitions, to be added to the mailing list or to schedule a tour, please call 828/262-3017 or visit (www.tcva.org).

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, to Hosts Gala and Silent Auction – Aug. 28, 2014

August 6, 2014

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The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University, in Boone, NC, is hosting a Gala and Silent Auction on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, from 6:30-9:30pm. This event will feature over $13,000 worth of auction items as well as live music from The Mercury Dames and heavy hors d’oeuvres all centered around the Turchin’s current international exhibition, “TWENTY: Contemporary Art from South Africa”.

Admission to the Gala and Silent Auction is free for Turchin Center donors and $25 for non-donors. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Aug. 20 by calling 828/262-3017 or e-mailing to (turchincenter@appstate.edu).

“We invite you to join us for this event and do your part to keep the arts alive in our community,” says Peter Petschauer, Silent Auction Committee Chair and Turchin Center supporter.

Silent Auction Items up for bid include:

Tour of California Wine Country
Cabin Rentals
Wes Waugh Painting
Restaurant gift certificates
Appalachian State University Mountaineer Mania Package
Massage & Chiropractic Packages
Deer Valley Memberships
Blowing Rock Country Club Golf Packages
Eric Carle signed lithograph
Hair & Makeup Packages
Private Wine Tours at the Turchin Center
Performing Arts Series 2014-15 series subscription

and more!

For more information on this event, visit (http://tcva.org/calendar/events/1379).

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibition, education and collection programs that support Appalachian State University’s role as a key regional educational, cultural and economic resource.

The Turchin Center is located at 423 West King St., in Boone. Hours are 10am-6pm, Tues.-Thurs. and Saturday, and noon-8pm, Friday. The Center is closed Sunday and Monday, and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

For additional details about the Turchin Center, becoming a donor, the upcoming exhibitions, to be added to the mailing list or to schedule a tour, please call 828/262-3017 or visit (www.tcva.org). You can also follow the Turchin Center on Facebook and Twitter @TurchinCenter.

Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, Offers Panel Discussion and Lecture Series for Fall 2013

September 23, 2013

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Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, is offering opportunities to learn more about the artists and the works of the exhibitions on display at the center with the Hugh Morton Panel Discussion and ARTSpectrum Lecture Series.

The Work of Hugh Morton: Panel Discussion, Gallery Tour and Reception – Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, from 2-4pm, Turchin Center Lecture Hall. Free and open to the public.

Panelists Woody Durham, Jack Hilliard and Betty McCain will hold a discussion on the long-standing career of North Carolina photographer, Hugh Morton. Led by Robert Anthony and Stephen Fletcher of the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The panel discussion will be followed by gallery tours through the current Hugh Morton exhibition at the Turchin Center and a reception.

ARTSpectrum Lecture Series – A new series at the Turchin Center, ARTSpectrum Lectures, are gallery talks led by the artists exhibiting at the Turchin Center as well as artists leading programs here in our community. These free lectures are held on Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Turchin Center. Below is the fall 2013 schedule of lectures.

Devil’s Mark Reading and Presentation by author, Noyes Capehart – Oct. 9, 2013, at 6:30pm – Author, Noyes Capehart will read excerpts from and discuss his latest book, “Devil’s Mark”. There will be a question and answer session following the reading.

NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti: Poetry Reading & Artist Collaborative Discussion – Nov. 6, 2013, at 6:30pm – Joseph Bathanti shares poetry he wrote in response to Carl Galie’s artwork in the upcoming exhibition Lost on the Road to Oblivion: The Vanishing Beauty of Coal Country.

Hugh Morton’s Rise to his Photographic Peak- Stephen J. Fletcher – Nov. 13, 2013, at 6:30pm – Stephen J. Fletcher, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archivist at the Wilson Special Collections Library at UNC-Chapel Hill takes a look at Hugh Morton’s photographic career throughout eight decades.

Carl Galie: Artist Gallery Talk – Nov. 20, 2013, at 6:30pm – Photographer Carl Galie discusses his work in the upcoming exhibition Lost on the Road to Oblivion: The Vanishing Beauty of Coal Country. This exhibition focuses on the controversial practice of mountaintop removal.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibition, education and collection programs that support Appalachian State University’s role as a key regional educational, cultural and economic resource. The Turchin Center is located at 423 West King Street in Boone. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

For further information call 828/262-3017 or visit (www.tcva.org).

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, Hosts 10th Anniversary Party – May 3, 2013

April 20, 2013

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It has been 10 years since the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, opened the doors to the six gallery space contemporary art museum bridging the gap between the campus of Appalachian State University and downtown Boone, NC. To celebrate, the Turchin Center will host a “birthday party” for the center on Friday, May 3, 2013, as a part of Downtown Boone’s First Friday Art Crawl.  The event is free and open to the public from 7-9pm and will pay a special tribute to patrons Robert and Lillian Turchin.

During the event will be live music performances by Todd Wright and Andy Page. Appalachian State University Theatre & Dance professor, Sherone Price and the African Dance Ensemble will also perform during the event.

Limited edition prints by artist Tim Turner will be on sale and all proceeds go to the Turchin Center. Only 50 have been printed in honor of the 10th anniversary. The cost of the print is $225 and framing options are available. For more information on this print, visit (http://tcva.org/news/2013/04/1026).

The current exhibitions that will be on display during this event are “International Focus Series I-V: V. Polish Artists Group Exhibition”, “10th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition”, “Negotiation of the Secret Society Cloth: An Exploration of Ukara”, “Victor Ekpuk: Drawing Memories” and “BFA Senior Studio Exhibition Spring 2013″.  For more information about these exhibitions, visit (http://tcva.org/exhibitions).

Over the last 10 years, the Turchin Center has featured over 205 exhibitions to date. This includes a combination of local, regional, national and international exhibitions. Over 65% of the exhibitions that have been featured at the center have been by local or regional artists.

The Turchin Center’s Permanent Collection houses over 1,600 works of art with the largest amount of works by a single artist being by Andy Warhol. The center is also home to the largest collection of Inuit art in the United States thanks to a continuing donation by Dr. H.G. Jones.

Since opening in May of 2003, annual visitation to the Turchin Center has increased by 42%. An average of 1,000 visitors attend the center’s Exhibition Celebrations during First Friday Art Crawls throughout the year. These celebrations feature live music, a cash bar and a chance to view the artwork the day the exhibition opens.

The Outreach Program at the Turchin Center spans throughout many platforms around the campus and community. The vast community outreach programs the center is involved with include the Hospitality House, Mountain Cares Assisted Living Facility and area public schools. In addition, the Turchin Center hosts workshops for kids, older teens and adults year-round. Programs for Appalachian students have also grown over the last few years, expanding to student-only events hosted by the Turchin Center as well as free Tai Chi lessons and Open Studio time every Tuesday.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibition, education and collection programs that support Appalachian State University’s role as a key regional educational, cultural and economic resource.

The Turchin Center is located at 423 West King St., in Boone. Hours are 10am-6pm, Tues.-Thurs. and Saturday, and noon-8pm, Friday. The Center is closed Sunday and Monday, and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

For additional details about the Turchin Center, becoming a donor, the upcoming exhibitions, to be added to the mailing list or to schedule a tour, please call 828/262-3017 or visit (www.tcva.org).

Local Artist and Polish Artist to Give Lectures on New Works at the Turchin Center in Boone, NC – Feb. 20 and Feb. 28, 2013

February 12, 2013

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Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, gives campus and community members a chance to learn more about the new artwork in the galleries by the artists themselves.

Local artist, , from nearby Jefferson, NC, gives a candid and in-depth look at her new work in the current exhibition “Standing Still…in the Abstract: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings”, on view through Mar. 23, during her free Lunch & Learn lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from noon-1pm in Gallery A.

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A view of Mary-Ann Prack’s exhibition

The Turchin Center also welcomes Polish artist Monika Kostrzewa as an artist in residence from Feb. 26 through Mar. 4. She will hold a free public lecture on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7pm, in the Turchin Center Lecture Hall to discuss her work in the final installment of the “International Focus Series I-V: 21 Sztuka: Contemporary Art of Poland” titled “Monika Izabela Kostrzewa-Visual Art and Fashion” opening on Mar. 1.

More information on Mary-Ann Prack’s lecture can be found at (http://tcva.org/calendar/events/782). More information on Monika Kostrzewa’s lecture can be found here at (http://tcva.org/calendar/events/954).

About Mary-Ann Prack

“The human figure has been an infinite source of inspiration for me as an artist. My very personal expression of the human experience – on a physical, emotional and spiritual level is revealed in each of the sculptures I create.” – Mary-Ann Prack

Growing up in a family of artists, Prack began her formal fine art education at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She later continued her instruction at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and Florida Atlantic University. For the past 30 years she has worked with clay as a pure sculpture medium. She hand-builds using a slab method with specially formulated clay. She now lives and works in Jefferson, NC. Her current work showcased at the Turchin Center will be on display through March 23, 2013 in Gallery A. For more information on Mary-Ann Prack, her exhibition and to see photographs of the installation, visit (http://tcva.org/exhibitions/856).

About Monika Kostrzewa

Monika Kostrzewa studied at the W. Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź in the Fabrics and Clothing Department where she specialized in clothing and jewelry design. Since 2001 she has been lecturing on artistic graphics and magazine graphics at the Pedagogical and Artistic Department of the Adam Mickiewicz University (WPA UAM) in Kalisz. In 2006 she earned her PhD in Fine Arts within the area of applied art. Her own original clothing and graphics designs have won numerous awards, been presented in many exhibitions in Poland and abroad and have been published in various fashion magazines.

During her residency at Appalachian, she will be installing her work into the Main Gallery and meeting with students and community members. Her work will be on display beginning March 1 through June 1, 2013. For more information on Monika Kostrzewa, her exhibition and residency, visit (http://tcva.org/exhibitions/753).

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibition, education and collection programs that support Appalachian State University’s role as a key regional educational, cultural and economic resource.

The Turchin Center is located at 423 West King St., in Boone. Hours are 10am-6pm, Tues.-Thurs. and Saturday, and noon-8pm, Friday. The Center is closed Sunday and Monday, and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

For additional details about the Turchin Center, becoming a donor, the upcoming exhibitions, to be added to the mailing list or to schedule a tour, please call 828/262-3017 or visit (www.tcva.org).

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, Invites Families for a Celebration of the Arts – Feb. 9, 2013

February 6, 2013

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Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, hosts a Winter Family Arts Festival on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, from 12:30- 3:30pm. This free event gives families a chance to come into the center for a fun-filled day of arts and crafts and escape the coldness of winter.

The Winter Family Arts Festival will feature a few Valentine’s Day themed activities such as Scandinavian heart baskets, mouse valentines, tissue paper flowers, secret room books and much more.  Participants can drop in for a bit or stay the whole time. For more information on this event, visit (http://tcva.org/calendar/events/902).

For more information on other Turchin Center happenings, visit the Turchin Center’s calendar at (http://tcva.org/calendar). For a complete list of outreach workshops and programs, visit (http://tcva.org/workshops).

The Education Outreach Program, lead by Pegge Delaney Laine, is to offer arts enrichment opportunities to underserved populations in the High Country and to provide opportunities for children and adults in the community to receive quality instruction from local artists through classes offered at the Turchin Center.  Throughout the year the Turchin Center offers workshops for participants to explore their creativity through drawing, bookmaking, painting, collage, printmaking, puppetry and more.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibition, education and collection programs that support Appalachian State University’s role as a key regional educational, cultural and economic resource.

The Turchin Center is located at 423 West King St., in Boone.

For additional details about the Turchin Center, becoming a donor, the upcoming exhibitions, to be added to the mailing list or to schedule a tour, please call 828/262-3017 or visit (www.tcva.org).

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, Hosts Beaux Arts Festival – Sept. 30, 2012

September 10, 2012

Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, will host a Beaux Arts Festival on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, from 3-5pm in the galleries. Featuring artists in action, light appetizers and live music from the Hayes School of Music, the cost for admission is $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit the Turchin Center and support access to the arts for the community.

During the Festival, local artists, Wes Waugh and Tunde Afolayan will be painting on site with their finished products to be auctioned off at the conclusion of the evening. Live music provided by the following faculty musicians in the Hayes School of Music will accompany the artists as they work on their paintings: Dr. Harold McKinney, trombone; Dr. Rob Falvo, percussion; Dr. Elizabeth Rose, french horn; Ted Ulick, keyboard and Christy Clavio, African instruments. Attendees will also be able to participate in other activities such as a caricature artist, a roaming magician and more! A children’s workshop (for ages 6-12) will be held in the Turchin Center’s classroom, room 3200 from 3-4pm.

For more information or questions, call 828/262-3017 or visit (www.tcva.org).

 

 

 

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, Offer Fall Boone Handmade Market – Dec. 4, 2011

November 15, 2011

Start and end your holiday gift shopping in one day! The Fall Boone Handmade Market will be held at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, on Dec. 4, 2011, from 1-5pm. This event is presented by the Arts Management Organization (AMO), an active Appalachian student club and is sponsored by Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Over ninety emerging and established artists of the High Country will be selling their locally homemade goods at this indoor arts market.

These local artists will be selling everything handmade from delicious sweet treats to jewelry, sculpture, pottery, various arts and crafts and more. This is a great opportunity to support your community, buy locally and add unique handmade gifts to your holiday shopping list! All vendors accept cash and checks and some of the vendors are able to able to accept credit cards. This event not only supports the High Country’s local art scene, but acts as the club’s main fundraiser to support similar art events that the club hosts on campus and around town.

VENDOR LIST (as of November 10, 2011)
A Little Art Here, A Little Art There (Sara Zagar), æTanner Photography (Ashley Tanner), after emily (Nikki Burris), Angelique Designs (Angi Covington), Apotheosis Herbal (Sara Leverett), Appalachian Mountain Knits (Merima Friedman), Aquarian Gems (Francine Barr), arudegirl (Susan Westphal), Bee Kind Family Farm (Jaime Cool), Bentley Originals (Teresa Bentley), Blue Ridge Botanicals (Lindsay Dicker), Bluebird Knits (Jill Maynard), Brookdell (Constance Dellinger-Brooks), By Meleah (Meleah Printz), Caffaknitted Designs (Katie Boyette), Caravan Botanicals (Jaimee Smith), Cathey Purvey (Cathey Purvey), Catwalk Pottery (Loretta Link), Celtic Dolphin Studios (Darla Sargeant), Cloister Honey (Sarah Young), Creations b y Sheila (Sheila Eckard), Critter Crafts – Spay-Neuter Committee Watauga Humane Society (Amy Carson), Dandy Dots (Catharine Milner), DogsKin Studio (John Peters), Elkland Art Center (Lexie Danner), Fatlighter Woodworks & MillerMark Pens (Gary Michael Barker), Fig and Honey/Hoopla Hoops (Anna Johnson), Finders Keepers (Brittne L. Cope), Fireflies (Jordan Stokes), FireWorx Pottery (Mark Murrey), Full Harbor and Fallow Fleet (Austin Saylor), Glendora’s Box  (Glenda Stewart), Ineke’s Textural Expressions (Ineke Thomas), Jacob Ford Ceramics (Jacob Ford), JL Merrill Metalworks (Julie Louise Merrill), KAL Asymmetry Glassworks and Knitworks (Kelly Loughlin), Lauragami (Laura Miller), Layne Quilts A Little (Mareva Layne McDaniel), Leather & Copper (Chelsea Brendle), lovely Crafts (Doreen Cox), Luna Fae Designs (Brenda Jackson), Meg Parker (Meg Parker), Mountain Knit Wit and Candles (Mary Ferrell), National Art Education Association Student Chapter (Elizabeth Lauer), One+Tutu (Pamela D Allen), Outcasts & Exiles (Thomas Andrew Edmonds), Owl Handmade (Lindsey Sutphin), Payton-Alexis (Payton Brown), Pika Mountain (Torrey Tye), Poco Piu Mosso (Lindsay Scarborough), RagBags (Pam Washer), ReflectSpirit: Healing Art for Sustainable Wellness (Maloo Murrey), Salt Designs (Leanne Salt), Salvage Garden (Rebekah Epling), Shed Studios (Jonathan Smith), Sign Language (Sherry Markovitch), Silver & Stones (Judy Goodwin), Simple Bright Moon (Abby White), Southern Charms Jewelry (Laura Beth Surber), Tea and Leaf (William Mitro), The Quilting Biddys (BR Hoffman & Barb Elyea), Thompson Pottery (Brandon Thompson), Traveling Troubadour (Cody Maddox). Tyler Deal Artwork (Tyler Deal), Wild Creation (Anna Casebere), Windwalker Mountain Handcrafts (Dana Cox), Yellowfin Jewelry (Marta Toran), Alexandra Bradley, Amber C. Brown, Amber M. Dillingham, Beck Long, Courtney Evers, Don Haywood, Elizabeth Skinner, Emily Meisner, Emily Vanderlinden, Gail Pillars, Janes Richard Foley, Joseph Duffer, Justin Leitner, Kathryn Copley, Kelley Wolcott & Marty McCormick, Laura Arbogast, Lauren Bennett, Marybeth R. Whalen, Meagan O’Connor, Megan Goble, Samantha Jeanne McCalip, Shelly Crandall, and Tiffany Christian.

The Arts Management Organization seeks to promote professionalism and networking within arts fields by increasing the awareness of the arts on Appalachian State University’s campus and in the community. This organization is open to Appalachian State University students and community members inspired by the arts and other expressive forms. Members seek to enrich the knowledge and appreciation of the arts for all who are involved.  The objectives of AMO are: to create an environment in which to learn and share professional practices; to enhance the lives of artists and students by promoting all forms of art within Appalachian State University and surrounding community by providing opportunities; to provide educational opportunities for participating students; and to create lasting partnerships with other campus organizations.

The Turchin Center is located at 423 West King St., in Boone, NC. Hours are 10am-6pm, Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, and noon – 8pm, Friday. The Turchin Center is closed Sunday and Monday and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

For additional details about the Turchin Center or the upcoming exhibition program, please call 828/262-3017 or visit (www.tcva.org).

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, Offers Lectures on Current Exhibitions in November

October 12, 2011

Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, is holding special lectures for two exhibitions that are currently on display through Jan. 2012. The first lecture on Nov. 3, 2011, will discuss the artist and the exhibition, Living in the Light: A Retrospective, displaying a compilation of beloved photographer and former chair of the photography program at Appalachian State University, the late John Scarlata’s work. On Nov. 9, 2011, artist Val Lyle will hold a lecture on her current exhibition, Sanctuary, which emphasizes the aspects of life in the Appalachian mountains. Both lectures are free and open to the public.


John Scarlata in Cuba

Nov. 3, 2011, from 7-9pm, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall – Living in the Light: A Retrospective – John Scarlata – Guest lecturers Jay Phyfer (Professor of photography and digital imaging, Virginia Intermont College), Gil Leebrick (Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University) and Pac McLaurin (Photography Department, Appalachian State University) joined by close friends of John Scarlata will gather for an in-depth conversation about the artist’s life and his work. Other special guests will include Joe Champagne (Professor of Photography & Digital Imaging Virginia Intermont College), Jackie Leebrick, Ben Garfinkle (Oakland California) and Tom Braswell (Photographer and Interim Gallery Director from Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University). A reception will be held in the galleries immediately following the lecture.


Work by Val Lyle

Nov. 9, 2011, from 7-8pm, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lecture Hall – Sanctuary - Val Lyle – Join artist, Val Lyle as she discusses her latest work, Sanctuary located in the Mayer Gallery. This exhibition and installation continues the artist’s exploration about what it means to be a human being in Appalachia which is in its eighth incarnation of the exhibition.

Call 828/262-3017 or visit (www.tcva.org) for more information.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, Announces Winners of Halpert Biennial

July 19, 2011

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and An Appalachian Summer Festival in Boone, NC, are pleased to announce the winners of the Halpert Biennial ’11, a national, juried, two-dimensional art competition and exhibition currently on view in the Turchin Center’s Main Gallery until Dec. 3, 2011.

The juror for this year’s competition is SECCA’s Curator of Contemporary Art, Steven Matijcio from Winston-Salem, NC. On Sunday, July 17, 2011, Matijcio led a gallery walk discussing the juror’s process and announced the winners of the competition.

This years winners include:

Juror’s First Choice – Justin R. Webb (Elk Park, NC) Untitled “Bonaparte”, oil on canvas

Juror’s Second Choice – Dorothy Griffith (Linville, NC) Dove 1/9 and Robin 1/9, Photograph

Juror’s Third Choice – Kathleen Madigan (Nashville, TN) Butterfly, fabric and zipper

Purchase Awards: Dan Lobdell (Lancaster, PA) River Landscape 3 (10RI16), Archival pigment print; Mickael Broth (Richmond, VA) Ash Return, Pen, ink and collage on paper; and Deneé Black (Raleigh, NC) Boylan Buildings, mixed media on canvas.

Out of 430 submissions by 147 artists, the juror’s selection includes 68 works of art by 48 artists. These artists are:  Dave Alsobrooks (Efland, NC), Kristin Ashley (Winston-Salem, NC), Jerry Atnip (Nashville, TN), Geoffrey Ault (Washington, DC), Dianne Baker (Buffalo, NY), Kevin Benisvy (Jamaica Plain, MA), Deneé Black (Raleigh, NC), Aaron Blum (Pittsburg, PA), Mickael Broth (Richmond, VA), Joe Burleson (Roan Mountain, TN), Les Caison III (Greensboro, NC), Emily Clare (Winston-Salem, NC), Julia Clift (Carrboro, NC), Louis DeLuco (Novato, CA), William T.  Dooley (Northport, AL), David Dorsey (Pittsford, NY), Marjorie Durko Puryear (Montrose, AL), Bryan Florentin (Dallas, TX), Jenny Freestone (Takoma Park, MD), Carl Gombert (Maryville, TN), Carly Greene (Swannanoa, NC), Susan C. Gregory (Charleston, SC), Dorothy Griffith (Linville, NC), Leslie Hirst (Pawtucket, RI), Constance Humphries (Asheville, NC), Rowan James (Ten Mile, TN), Carmella Jarvi (Charlotte, NC), Dale Klein(Cambridge, MA), Dan Lobdell (Lancaster, PA), Neil Loughlin (Washington, NC), Kathleen Madigan (Nashville, TN), Leigh Moose (Creedmoor, NC), Cindy  Murray (Orlando, FL), Daniel Nevins (Asheville, NC), Bongkyun Noh (Centreville, VA), Jim Pearson (Lawrenceville, IL), Kurney Ramsey Jr. (Swansboro, NC), Craig Screven (Dayton, OH), Darron R. Silva (Granite Falls, NC), Gregory L.  Smith (Banner Elk, NC),  D. B. Stovall (Rockville, MD), Ineke Thomas (Blowing Rock, NC), Carole Usdan (Vilas, NC), Justin R.  Webb (Elk Park, NC), Erin Wiersma (Manhattan, KS) and Michael  Zakely (Charlotte, NC).

The Halpert Biennial ‘11 is a national, juried, two-dimensional art competition and exhibition program designed to recognize new works by emerging and established artists residing in the United States. Serving as this year’s juror is Steven Matijcio who serves as the curator of contemporary art at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC. This program is an part of An Appalachian Summer Festival and is made possible through a generous endowment from Buddy & Charlotte Halpert and is dedicated to the couple’s memory. This exhibition has grown to feature some of the most exciting new visual art in the country and focuses on a range of art including paintings, drawings, prints, photography, mixed media and works using traditional and non-traditional materials.

The awards for the competition amount to $5,000 and include two Juror’s Awards, a Director’s Award, as well as multiple Purchase Awards that allows the expansion of The Halpert Biennial Collection within the Turchin’s Permanent Collection.

Steven Matijcio is the curator of contemporary art at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC. He is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York and has held positions in a number of important galleries and museums including the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the National Gallery of Canada.

Matijcio’s curatorial practice is consistently cross-disciplinary, extends from the historical to the contemporary, and was recently honored with a 2010 Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award. He has also lectured on theory and criticism at the University of Manitoba, written for numerous catalogues and journals (including the Guide to the 27th Sao Paulo Bienal), and was commissioned by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to curate one of their first online exhibitions. He continues to remain active as a curator, writer, professor, and researcher.

The Turchin Center is located at 423 West King St. in Boone, NC. Hours are 10am-6pm, Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, and noon-8pm on Friday. The Center is closed Sunday and Monday and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

For additional details about the Turchin Center or the upcoming exhibition program, please call 828/262-3017 or visit (www.tcva.org).


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