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Winter at the Turchin Center

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Article Published: Mar. 6, 2013 | Modified: Mar. 6, 2013
Winter at the Turchin Center

‘Monika Izabela Kostrzewa – Visual Art and Fashion’ features fashion and fiber art from Polish artist Monika Izabela Kostrzewa, as the final part of the TCVA’s International Focus Series, ‘21 Szutka: Contemporary Art of Poland I-V.’

Photo by Monika Kostrzewa



The calendar says winter, but new artwork is springing up in Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

The TCVA is now hosting five new exhibitions, including the 10th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition, “Standing Still…in the Abstract: Sculptures, Paintings and Drawings” by Mary-Ann Prack; Art Expo 2013: Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Behind the Scenes: TCVA Community Outreach Teachers and the final installment of the International Focus Series, “21 Sztuka: Contemporary Art from Poland I-V.”



10th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
Mezzanine Gallery, East Wing
Through Aug. 17

Forty-six finalists have their work on display for the 10th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition. A panel of jurors selected the finalists’ photos from more than 800 submissions and will soon return for the final round of judging to select category winners, award special mention honors and select one image as Best in Show.

The competition attracts the work of amateur and professional photographers from across the country, allowing them the opportunity to celebrate the unique people, places and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachian mountains.

For more information, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/832. To vote in the People’s Choice Award contest, visit http://www.appmtnphotocomp.org.



‘Standing Still…in the Abstract: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings’ by Mary-Ann Prack
Gallery A, West Wing
Through March 23, 2013

Mary-Ann Prack, a resident of Jefferson, draws inspiration for her contemporary sculpture from the human figure. Each piece reveals her personal expression – physical, emotional and spiritual – of the human experience. For more information, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/856.



Art Expo 2013: Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Mayer Gallery and Gallery B, West Wing
Through March 16

Art Expo 2013 is organized by the Catherine J. Smith Gallery and the ASU Department of Art. It showcases the art produced by students working in a range of media, including photography, metals, clay, sculpture, fibers, graphic design, new media, drawing, painting and more. For more information, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/747.



Behind the Scenes: TCVA Community Outreach Teachers
Community Gallery, East Wing
Through March 30

Behind the Scenes celebrates the artists within the region who share their talents and expertise by leading workshops for the center’s outreach programs. These teachers include professional artists and educators, whose works include paintings, photography, puppetry and more. For more information, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/890.



International Focus Exhibition Series I-V: V. Polish Artists Group Exhibition
Main Gallery, East Wing
Through June 1, 2013

The Polish Artists Group Exhibition is the final of five exhibitions in the International Focus Series, “21 Szutka: Contemporary Art of Poland I-V.”

A group exhibition of contemporary artists living and working in Poland, the displayed work includes fashion art, painting and graphic arts. The featured artists include Maciej Guźniczak, whose graphic arts work is titled, “Faithful to Black”; Monika Kostrzewa, whose fashion arts and fibers work is titled, “Monika Izabela Kostrzewa – Visual Art and Fashion”; and Alexander Wereszka, whose artwork is titled, “Intimacy Areas.”

For more information, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/753.



About the TCVA

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 http://www.tcva.org.





Additional Images

‘Monika Izabela Kostrzewa – Visual Art and Fashion’ features fashion and fiber art from Polish artist Monika Izabela Kostrzewa, as the final part of the TCVA’s International Focus Series, ‘21 Szutka: Contemporary Art of Poland I-V.’
Photo by Monika Kostrzewa

‘Standing Still…in the Abstract: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings’ by Mary-Ann Prack is on display at the Turchin Center through March 23.
Photo submitted

'Warriors with Honor' by Claire Lenahan is part of Art Expo 2013, currently on display at the Turchin Center.
Photo submitted

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