TCVA celebrates five new exhibits
Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual
Arts is welcoming the fall season with its Fall Exhibition Celebration on Friday, Sept. 6, as part
of downtown Boone’s First Friday Art Crawl.
From 6 to 10 p.m., the Turchin Center will be open for all visitors to come and see the five new exhibitions on display, while celebrating the center’s 10th anniversary. Admission is free.
The Turchin Center will also kick off the popular weekly kids workshop, Blazing Easels, on Friday, Sept. 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Blazing Easels is open for children ages 7 to 12 and is held every Friday in September through November. Cost is $20 per month or $45 for all three months. Each month, the workshop will focus on new art techniques. Find out more and how to register at http://tcva.org/workshops/id/909.
During this exhibition rotation, each gallery will feature work from an artist with North Carolina ties.
The new exhibitions being celebrated Sept. 6 are “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective,” “Orna Bentor: Landscapes Within,” “Men Working: The Contemporary Collection of Allen Thomas Jr.,” “Susan Webb Tregay: Contemporary Art for Adult Children” and “Beyond the Image: The Paintings of Warren Dennis.”
‘Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective’
Galleries A & B, West Wing
Through Jan. 25, 2014
A project in partnership with the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
North Carolina photographer Hugh Morton (1921-2006) created an estimated quarter-million negatives and transparencies during his lifetime. He learned his craft during summers at a camp near Grandfather Mountain, and his work has been published in countless publications. For more information on this exhibition and the artist, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/1095.
‘Orna Bentor: Landscapes Within’
Mayer Gallery, West Wing
Through Jan. 25, 2014
High Country artist Orna Bentor showcases paintings that reflect the many phases of her past, present and life experiences — from her childhood in Israel to overcoming physical disabilities. To learn more about this artist and exhibition, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/1094.
Men Working: The Contemporary Collection of Allen Thomas Jr.
(In Memory of Robert S. Grady)
Main Gallery, East Wing
Through Feb. 8, 2014
The collection of Allen Thomas Jr. features artists working in a variety of two- and three-dimensional media from all around the world. For a list of the artists featured in this exhibition, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/1074.
‘Susan Webb Tregay: Contemporary Art for Adult Children’
Community Gallery, East Wing
Sept. 6 to Jan. 11, 2014
A native of nearby Hendersonville, Susan Webb Tregay showcases her free spirit in her works to reflect her main goal — to have fun with her art. Focusing on painting experiences, she has captured what it is like to be an adult child. For more information on this exhibition and artist, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/862.
‘Beyond the Image: The Paintings of Warren Dennis’
Mezzanine Gallery, East Wing
Sept. 6 to Oct. 19
Former Appalachian State University art professor Warren Dennis focuses on the human image in his work. With the figures in his paintings reflected in a distorted manner, Dennis works toward a dramatic presence in each of his pieces. For more information on this exhibition and artist, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/1098.
About the Turchin Center
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 W. King St. in Boone. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Friday. The center is closed Sunday and Monday and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are accepted.
For more information about the Turchin Center, call (828) 262-3017 or visit http://www.tcva.org.