Summertime is the perfect opportunity to spend enriching your lives with art, culture and community. Appalachian State University is offering residents and visitors alike this exact opportunity through An Appalachian Summer Festival, a conglomerate of visual, auditory and performing arts throughout the entire summer season.
An Appalachian Summer Festival offers awe-inspiring music, dance, theatre, film and visual art performances and presentations from June 27 through August 5. All of these events take place in locations on or around ASU’s beautiful and stunning campus. Regardless of preference or taste, An Appalachian Summer Festival has something that everyone can and will enjoy.
Along with this, An Appalachian Summer Festival strives to make these events cost-friendly, offering tickets at much lower prices than they would be if these same performances were at other venues. There are also some free and low-cost events to ensure that everyone who is trying to pursue seeing culturally-enriched and challenging artistry has the opportunity to do so.
One of the most renowned events through An Appalachian Summer Festival is fast approaching.
The 31st Rosen Sculpture Walk will be taking place on Saturday, July 22, at 10 a.m. in the Smith Gallery in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national, juried competition presented by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on Appalachian State University’s Campus. This walking tour, which is free and open to the public, includes stops at each of the selected sculptures, providing an opportunity to learn more about each sculpture and to be present for the announcement of the competition’s top awards.
This year’s competition juror is Greg Elliot from the University of Texas, San Antonio. Join him on this educational outdoor tour of the selected works from this year’s competition. At the end of the tour, which concludes at the Schaefer Center, there will be an awards reception. An additional work of sculpture will be installed at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.
Since its establishment by Martin and Doris Rosen in 1987, the Rosen competition continues a tradition of showcasing contemporary American sculpture in outdoor settings across the campus of Appalachian State University. This year, twelve sculptures have been selected. Cash prizes are awarded to three artists whose work is chosen by the juror and will be announced at the annual sculpture walk – a highlight of every summer festival season.