Appalachian State’s Faculty Art Biennial to Open Feb. 5, Feature Three Exhibitions

Published Friday, January 8, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Treacy/ASU Faculty Art Biennial 2016

Tricia Treacy’s Qoph/Kyoo, 2014 (phonografik collectivo project) 23×17, letterpress + fabric dye, one of edition of 30

It’s not the kind of thing that happens every year. So, when the Turchin Center offers the public a comprehensive glimpse into the ordinarily private, multidisciplinary studios of ASU’s Art Department, it’s always a cause for celebration. This year, the Faculty Art Biennial expands the party beyond its usual venues in Boone, with a satellite exhibition at the Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center in Hiddenite, North Carolina.

collaboration between the Smith Gallery and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, the Appalachian State University Faculty Biennial offers community engagement with creative and scholarly research while also initiating critical dialogue about the nature of contemporary art. The exhibition provides students with the chance to interact in new ways with familiar faculty.

Faculty Art Biennial

For other faculty and staff at ASU, as well as the everyday citizens of Boone and beyond, the art department biennial is a rare chance to engage with the creative ideas and art practices currently being explored and taught within the university.

Jody Servon, an artist who specializes in socially engaged projects, finds the biennial exciting for several reasons.

“Most of my work gets experienced outside of Boone and it’s rewarding to share what I do locally,” Servon said.

Servon is installing a project she recently showed at SECCA, in Winston-Salem and at Orland’s Art in Odd Places. Her installation is an excellent example of how the biennial can bring people together.

Meador/ASU Faculty Art Biennial

Clifton Meador’s Cotton Curtain, 2015, installation view, digitally printed book with printed cotton dust jacket and printed cotton inserts installed with printed cotton curtain. Book 10 ¼ by 8 ¼ inches, 128 pages with five printed cotton inserts. Curtain 108 by 220 inches.

“It’s a participatory work, in which people help build a top-100 playlist — in this case for the Town of Boone. Anyone who visits TCVA can contribute a song and a memory related to the song,” Servon said. “Music is ubiquitous and has the power to unite people.

“The resulting playlist and the memories associated with the songs create a portrait of our community. In previous editions, people have shared private stories of hope, sadness, adventures, triumphs, romantic moments and more.”

Together, the three exhibitions will include works by a total of 33 faculty members. In addition to the traditional exhibition celebrations at each gallery, the Smith Gallery and TCVA will host a faculty presentation evening on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the TCVA lecture hall, in which 10 faculty artists will have six minutes each to showcase his or her art, design or research, accompanied by a timed slideshow. This event is free and open to the public.

For hi-res images, visit http://tcva.org/media

 

TURCHIN CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

February 5 – March 19, 2016

Exhibition Celebration/Opening Reception: February 5, 6-10 p.m.

Faculty Presentation Evening: Feb. 25, 7 p.m. at TCVA Lecture Hall

 

FEATURED ARTISTS

Andrew Caldwell

Martin Church

Christopher Curtin

Travis Donovan

Tim Ford

Hui Chi Lee

Taek Lee

Edison Midgett

Gary Nemcosky

Mark Nystrom

Jessica Christine Owen

Marissa Saneholtz

Jody Servon

John Stephenson

Lisa Stinson,

Jim Toub

Dacia Trethewey

Josh White

Chip Williams

Cheryl Zibisky

SMITH GALLERY

Jan. 18 – Feb. 28, 2016

Opening Reception: February 5, 5-6:30 p.m.

FEATURED ARTISTS

Catherine Altice

Eli Bentor

Brian Bookwalter

Christopher Curtin

Lynn Duryea

April Flanders

Mike Grady

Vicky Grube

Brooke Hofsess

Jeana Eve Klein

Hui Chi Lee

Clifton Meador

Maurice Meilleur

Ila Prouty

Tricia Treacy

HIDDENITE ARTS & HERITAGE CENTER

Opening Reception: Feb. 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Catherine Altice

Brian Bookwalter

Martin Church

Travis Donovan

Lynn Duryea

April Flanders

Mike Grady

Brooke Hofsess

Jeana Eve Klein

Taek Lee

Clifton Meador

Edison Midgett

Gary Nemcosky

Mark Nystrom

Jessica Christine Owen

Jody Servon

Lisa Stinson

Dacia Trethewey

Josh White

The Turchin Center

Flanders/ASU Faculty Art Biennial 2016

April Flanders, Overtake, Monotype, 30″ x 22.5″

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 St., in Boone. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. and Saturday, and Noon-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 additional details about the Turchin Center, becoming a donor, the upcoming exhibitions, to be added to the mailing list or to schedule a tour, please call (828) 262-3017 or visit www.tcva.org. You can also follow the Turchin Center on Facebook and Twitter @TurchinCenter.

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