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Steven Matijcio is Leaving the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC

March 31, 2013

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After five years of curating extraordinarily memorable exhibitions at one of the Southeast’s finest contemporary art centers, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, announced that its Curator of Contemporary Art Steven Matijcio will assume a new curatorial position at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, OH, beginning June 1, 2013.

“When Steven joined SECCA in 2008, we were in a major transition – becoming an operating entity of the North Carolina Museum of Art and the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources,” said SECCA Executive Director Mark Leach. “His energy and perspective on art-making on the global stage allowed us to make a new imprint as a Center that not only offered visually compelling and continually changing work, but also thoughtfully enhanced perspectives. His greatest impact on our  has been that he was able to inspire this community to rally around new ideas, and a refreshed SECCA. Steven’s vision of what we could be has forever shaped our future, and we will miss having him on the team.”

SECCA is an affiliate of the NC Museum of Art, within the NC Department of Cultural Resources and a funded partner of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.

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Steven Matijcio has been curator at The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem for five years.

During Matijcio’s tenure at SECCA, he curated more than 25 exhibitions and projects spanning a wide range of media, art forms and cultural perspectives. His curatorial debut here in 2008 included a solo show of Dutch Photographer Erwin Olaf and a group show featuring videos by Carlos Amorales, Jeremy Blake, Louis Cameron and Shazia Shikander. His most recent projects at SECCA include Vibha Galhotra: Metropia; Frank Selby: Misunderstanding; and dialogue shows pairing Jacco Olivier, Jennifer West, Tomory Dodge and Denyse Thomasos.

According to SECCA Foundation Chair Wesley Davis, “Steven’s unique vision has ignited a SECCA renaissance as a leader in cutting-edge contemporary art in North Carolina and the Southeast and has propelled us into the future.  His visionary curatorial exhibitions have made a lasting impression upon visitors to SECCA; and we are appreciative of all of his hard work and dedication.”

In 2009 Matijcio took art out of the museum and into the community with public art initiatives that allowed SECCA to remain vital and visible while the building underwent major renovations. Inside Out: Artists in the Community II was one of Winston-Salem’s most ambitious public art programs in recent years, bringing artists such as Anna von Gwinner, Kianga Ford and Mark Jenkins to various locations in Winston-Salem and Greensboro. As the refreshed museum opened to the public in 2010, Matijcio unveiled an international exhibition that reflected the organization’s wish for the community to return and be awestruck. The exhibit, Look Again, examined contemporary translations of the centuries-old “trompe l’oeil” (trick of the eye) tradition, urging visitors to take a second look – and be amazed – at the seemingly familiar.

From this well-received re-opening exhibition, Matijco set the tone at SECCA, solidifying his reputation as having the ability to see dynamic intersections between artists, media and the Center’s galleries. Highlights from his diverse and provocative tenure included displays of multi-disciplinary works by Shinique Smith; hand-drawn animations by Glenda Wharton, contemporary interpretations of woodworking by Aaron Spangler and Alison Elizabeth Taylor in the exhibition “American Gothic”; politically poignant soft sculptures by Margarita Cabrera; a re-reading of fashion as an archive of time, nature, and memory in “Out of Fashion”; redrawn photographs of international war zones by Curtis Mann; and the award-winning  paperless exhibition that won the support of both the Emily Hall Tremaine and Elizabeth Firestone-Graham Foundations.

Matijcio was a global representative for SECCA during his time with the organization, participating in residencies and conferences in Gwangju, South Korea, Berlin, Germany and Montreal, Canada. His global impact was punctuated in 2012 when he organized art thou gone, beloved ghost? in Gdansk, Poland. It was a city-wide celebration of large-scale video projections that brought together performance, politics and implicit memories of a haunted city.

“I have had so many great opportunities to help shape this organization,” commented Matijco. “I have the utmost respect for Mark Leach, the staff, the board, and everyone who propels SECCA as a premier arts organization in this country. They have given me the platform to explore art on an international stage, and continually elevate my ambitions. There are few places in this world as unique as SECCA; and I’m proud to be part of its story. I look forward to watching this organization reach new heights in the near future.”

SECCA will conduct a search for a new curator in the coming months. In the meantime, Matijco’s vision will continue through 2013 and 2014 as the museum stages three exhibitions that were designed by him with works by Iranian Artist Reza Aramesh, Chinese Artist Zhang Qing and British Artist Claire Harvey.

Additional Notes about Steven Matijcio

Born in Toronto, Canada and educated in New York, Matijcio has an accomplished background in the gallery and museum field. He has held positions at the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, and has organized projects across all media and themes around the world. Prior to joining SECCA, he worked as Curator at the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg, Manitoba: one of Canada’s most respected and cutting-edge institutions dedicated to contemporary art.

Alongside his activities in curating, writing and criticism, Matijcio is an active researcher and lecturer who has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Governor General’s Award and the Orpheus Prize in Humanities. He was named a University of Toronto scholar all four years of his undergraduate study, and received both a fellowship and scholarship to attend graduate school at the Center for Curatorial Studies in New York (Bard College).

Under curators such as Marcia Tucker, Ivo Mesquita, John G. Hanhardt and Christiane Paul, he co-curated an exhibition that investigated the effects of institutional structures on the human body (Instructure). Matijcio was also commissioned by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to organize an online exhibition highlighting important, but lesser-known works by the iconic Mapplethorpe (Momentum).

Matijcio has worked in numerous academic arenas, including his time as an adjunct professor at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art from 2007 – 2008. He is currently researching the relationship between art and political activism, and has received a number of travel grants to conduct research in countries such as Italy, Germany, Austria and Brazil.

Matijcio has edited and published a number of notable texts. He conducted interviews with Jane Alexander, Shaun Gladwell, Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi for the 2006 Sao Paulo Bienal Catalogue, and has written for journals such as “Canadian Art”, “Border Crossings”, “Locus Suspectus”, and “Canadian Architect”.

About The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission to enrich lives and communities creates opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the NC Arts Council, the NC Symphony and the NC Museum of Art; NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and economic stimulus engines for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of State Archives, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state; developing and supporting access to traditional and online collections such as genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the NC Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call 919/807-7300 or visit (www.ncdcr.gov).

North Charleston Arts Festival’s National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition Winners Announced

May 18, 2012

Sculpture artists from across the nation applied to the seventh annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, a component of the 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival. Presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, in North Charleston, SC, this unique, eleven month exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their thought provoking, extraordinary sculptures, as well as compete for up to $14,750 in honorariums and awards.

Twelve sculptures out of 43 submissions were pre-juried into the exhibition by the juror, Steven Matijcio, curator of Contemporary Art at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). Once installed at the exhibition site, the juror then selected pieces to receive awards for Best in Show, Outstanding Merit, and Honorable Mentions. After making his selections, Matijcio stated, “My overall notes for the show begin with sincere congratulations to the artists involved. They have managed to animate heavy, monumental materials with an intriguing air of animation, fluidity and the in-between. There are hard-line geometries; anthropomorphic curves; haunting memento mori; and playful industrial follies.” He continued, “I was impressed with the variety, as well as the consistency – public art can so quickly fade into the surroundings if it fails to resonate, and change. The work in this show hums with a sense of life that reveals more, every time the work is re-engaged.”

The twelve sculptures selected for exhibition are by twelve artists from seven states. Division I includes ten sculptures that are anchored to a concrete pad or in the grass. Division II includes two sculptures that are secured to a concrete pedestal.


Spring Azure (stone and steel) by Philip Hathcock – Best of Show

Division I
Spring Azure (stone & steel) by Philip Hathcock – Cary, NC (Best in Show)
Transcendence (fabricated & recycled metal) by Corrina Mensoff – Atlanta, GA (Outstanding Merit)
Flutter Gate II (galvanized steel) by Jim Gallucci – Greensboro, NC (Hon. Mention)
Black & White #5 (steel & enamel) by Matthew Harding – Greenville, NC (Hon. Mention)
Scheme 6 (concrete parking bumpers) by Tom Scicluna – Miami, FL (Hon. Mention)
Pileated Woodpecker Totem (welded steel & natural wood) by Bob Turan – Earlton, NY
Rings (steel) by Adam Walls – Lauvinburg, NC
Mixed Emotions (corten steel) by Davis Whitfield IV – Mountain City, TN
Memento Mori (carved limestone) by Paris Alexander – Raleigh, NC
Dream of Africa (oiled steel) by Carl Billingsley – Ayden, NC

Division II
Coming Home (bronze) by Leo Osborne – Anacortes, WA (Hon. Mention)
Ambit (stone) by Carl Wright – Martinsburg, WV

Sculpture sites are located throughout the picturesque North Charleston Riverfront Park, located at 1001 Everglades Avenue on the former Charleston Naval Base. The park is set on the banks of the beautiful Cooper River. Visitors may enjoy ten acres of walking paths, a performance pavilion, picnic shelter, a fishing pier and boardwalk, an oversized sandbox, and children’s play fountain. The historic site is centered in the Noisette District, the largest urban redevelopment project ever undertaken in the US.

The 2012/13 National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition will be on display through March, 2013.

For more information or to be added to the application mailing list for the 2013/14 Competition, please call 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org). Visit the Cultural Arts Department section of the City’s website at (www.northcharleston.org) to view photographs, artist statements, and directions to North Charleston Riverfront Park.

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC, Offers Out of Fashion Artist Conversation – Jan. 19, 2012

January 11, 2012

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC, will offer a Talk @ SECCA: Out of Fashion Artist Conversation, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at 7pm. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Out of Fashion, the current exhibition, on view through Mar. 4, 2012, at SECCA, presents a variety of work by 14 artists and designers from across NC, including those who have moved to our state, as well as those from NC now living abroad. Across multiple generations and materials, they use the language of fashion to explore broader social, economic, political and environmental issues. Join three Out of Fashion exhibiting artists and SECCA curator Steven Matijcio for a special in-gallery experience and conversation.


Mary Tuma, Unsung Heroes, 2002 Deconstructed Dresses, Thread, Pins Image courtesy of Private Collection.

The word “fashion” is synonymous with trends, fads, immediacy and a fleeting exercise of life in the moment. Yet in the very ebb and flow of fashion’s passing fancy, an accumulation of lives, stories and materials collects into a multi-faceted history.

The eclipse of a once-thriving textile industry in North Carolina speaks to the volatility of market-driven fashion/s. Rather than keeping up with the latest styles (and their continuing demands of consumerism, turnover and excess) there is a movement amongst NC based artists and designers that turns instead to refuge, time and duration.

Beyond the runway and haute couture, this exhibition mines the histories of fashion as vessels of time, nature, and memory.

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the NC Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA is also a funded partner of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art is located at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem, NC.

For details, visit (www.secca.org) or call Ellen Wallace at 336/397-2107.

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).

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, Announces Winners of 2011 Halpert Biennial

May 3, 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 program that is held every other year as one of the visual arts components of An Appalachian Summer Festival.

This year’s juror, Steven Matijcio, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in nearby Winston-Salem, NC, was faced with the challenge of choosing this year’s exhibition to be installed in Main Gallery of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on the campus of Appalachian State University. Out of 430 submissions by 147 artists, Matijcio selected a group of 68 works by 48 artists.


Work by Les Caison III

The winning artists of the Halpert Biennial ’11 are: Stephanie Adelman, Dave Alsobrooks, Kristin Ashley, Jerry Atnip, Geoffrey Ault, Dianne Baker, Kevin Benisvy, Denee Black, Aaron Blum, Mickael Broth, Joe  Burleson, Les Caison III, Emily  Clare, Julia Clift, Louis DeLuco, William T. Dooley, David Dorsey, Marjorie Durko Puryear, Bryan Florentin, Jenny Freestone, Carl Gombert, Carly Greene, Susan C. Gregory, Dorothy Griffith, Leslie Hirst, Constance Humphries, Rowan James, Carmella Jarvi, Dale Klein, Dan Lobdell, Neil Loughlin, Kathleen Madigan, Leigh Moose, Cindy Murray, Daniel Nevins, Bongkyun Noh, Jim Pearson, Kurney Ramsey Jr., Craig Screven, Darron R. Silva, Gregory L. Smith, Tom Stephens, D. B. Stovall, Ineke Thomas, Carole Usdan, Justin R.  Webb, Erin Wiersma, and Michael Zakely.


Work by Emily Clare

The Halpert Biennial is a national, juried, two-dimensional art competition and exhibition program designed to recognize new works of art by emerging and established artists residing in the United States. The Halpert Biennial, an integral part of An Appalachian Summer Festival, 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 Center’s Permanent Collection. A gallery tour by the juror and reception for the artists will be held at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts July 17, 2011 at 2pm.


Work by Cindy Murry

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, NY, 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 São Paulo Biennial), 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.

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

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC, Calls for Entries for Halpert Biennial and Announces Juror – Steven Matijcio

March 2, 2011

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, is pleased to announce that Steven Matijcio, Curator of Contemporary Art, SECCA of Winston-Salem, NC, will be serving as the juror for the 2011 Halpert Biennial.

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. 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 Center’s Permanent Collection. The Halpert Biennial is an integral part of An Appalachian Summer Festival and is made possible through a generous endowment from Buddy & Charlotte Halpert.

Postmark Deadline For Entries to the Competition is Mar. 28, 2011. The prospectus and entry form are available for download at (halpert.tcva.appstate.edu).

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.

An Appalachian Summer Festival is a multi- and inter-disciplinary arts festival presenting and producing programs in music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film. The festival has established a unique national identity through artistic excellence, innovative programming, commissioning new works and educational opportunities. By bringing the most accomplished and respected creative and performing artists from around the world to Appalachian State University, the festival supports the overall university mission, enhances the cultural life of the Appalachian community and serves as an important gateway onto the campus. For updates on the 27th season of An Appalachian Summer Festival visit (www.appsummer.org).

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