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Article Published: Nov. 1, 2012 | Modified: Nov. 1, 2012

'Polish Horse' by Wiesław Skibiński is on display at ASU's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.
Image courtesy of the Jan Fejkiel Gallery, Cracow, Poland and the artist

A door to Poland opens this weekend in Boone.

Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents the fourth part of its International Focus Series on Poland, opening Friday, Nov. 2.

Titled “Visible/Invisible. Print of the XXI Century,” the exhibit is part of the Jan Fejkiel Gallery Collection, which is participating in this year’s focus series, “Sztuka: Contemporary Art of Poland.”

The 2012 International Focus Series opened in July 2012 and will continue through June 2013, presenting a multilayered viewpoint of the different aspects of contemporary Polis art, including photography, painting, installation, graphic arts and more.

“Visible/Invisible” is the fourth of five exhibitions in the series and will be installed in the Turchin Center’s Main Gallery.

The Cracow, Poland-based Jan Fejkiel Gallery, founded in 1991 by an art historian, is a contemporary art gallery specializing in print and drawing. The gallery owners, Jan Fejkiel and Maria Fuksa, are collaborating with the Turchin Center and the artists they represent to present an exhibition of contemporary graphics focusing on a variety of trends and movements.

The exhibition will feature 24 contemporary artists, including Agnieszka Berezowska, Zbigniew Biel, Zbigniew Bielawka, Kacper Bożek, Marta Bożyk, Agnieszka Dobosz, Jerzy Jędrysiak, Małgorzata Józefowic, Malwina Małgorzata Niespodziewana, Ewelina Małysa, Monika Niwelińska, Henryk Ożóg, Władysław Pluta, Anna Sadowska, Wiesław Skibiński, Krzysztof Skórczewski, Anna Sobol-Wejman, Jacek Sroka, Marcin Surzycki, Krzysztof Tomalsk, Justyna Warchala, Stanisław Wejman, Tomasz Winiarsk and Katarzyna Wojdyła.

The exhibition opens in time for Nov. 2’s Downtown Boone Art Crawl, with a special donors-only preview from 6 to 7 p.m., before opening to the general public from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free, and food, live music and a cash bar will be available.

The Jan Fejkiel Gallery Collection joins the following current exhibitions in the center: “ArtJam—6 Artists, 6 Media,” “Roadside Attraction: Karen Bondarchuk,” “At a Glance: Gestures of Curt Brill,” “Forever Protected: New Paintings by Gayle Stott Lowry for the Blue Ridge Conservancy” and the third installment of the International Focus Series, “Jędrzej Stępak: Spaces of the Brain—A Site Specific Installation.”

For more information on all of the current exhibitions, visit

Fall Family Arts Festival Nov. 3

Residents and visitors alike are invited to bring their families for a fun-filled day of arts and crafts at the Turchin Center, with the inaugural Fall Family Arts Festival.

Activities include projects using pastels, colored pencils, crayons, magic markers and scissor magic, while exploring color, texture and design, using a variety of mediums. The festival takes place Saturday, Nov. 3, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Turchin Center’s Main Gallery. Admission is free.

About the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

The Turchin Center is located at 423 W. King St. in downtown 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, call (828) 262-3017 or visit

Additional Images

'Polish Horse' by Wiesław Skibiński is on display at ASU's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.
Image courtesy of the Jan Fejkiel Gallery, Cracow, Poland and the artist

Tue Turchin Center will host the Fall Family Arts Festival Nov. 3.
Photo by Tunde Afolayan

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