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).