Sculptures for Annual Rosen Invitational are on Display Now on Appalachian State Campus

Published Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Driving through town lately, you may have noticed these large works of art going up around the campus of Appalachian State University. They’re on display for the community to enjoy and are part of An Appalachian Summer Festival’s annual Rosen Sculpture Invitational competition and exhibition. An outdoor tour of these great pieces will take place at 10 a.m. on July 25 as part of the festival. Enjoy them as you pass them by this summer and join the tour to learn more about the artists behind the work.

Here’s more information from App Summer Fest:

Tour to begin at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

Join the Turchin Center’s curatorial staff and the sculpture artists on an outdoor tour of the featured work from the 29th Rosen Sculpture Invitational in honor of Martin and Doris Rosen. The tour concludes at the Schaefer Center where light refreshments will be served.

About the Rosen Sculpture Invitational

Martin and Doris Rosen established the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition in 1987. For the past 28 years, this nationally recognized competition has served as a highlight and point of pride for Appalachian State University’s summer arts festival, An Appalachian Summer Festival, and has brought a remarkable array of contemporary sculpture to Boone, North Carolina.

To mark the 29th season of this important program in the summer of 2015, the Rosen Sculpture Invitational will feature work curated by the Turchin Center’s curatorial staff in honor of Martin and Doris Rosen. A selection of artists who have participated in past Rosen exhibitions will be invited to submit new work for display on the Appalachian campus. The invitational format allows the Turchin Center to work with artists whose sculpture was especially significant and meaningful to the Rosen Family.

On the occasion of the Rosen’s 50th wedding anniversary in October 1999, their children established the Martin and Doris Rosen Scholarship to assist rising junior or senior art majors at Appalachian State. The continued support and generosity of the Rosen Family has also made possible the 29th Rosen Sculpture Invitational, which promises a fascinating exploration into the world of contemporary sculpture!

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Sculptures are being installed on the campus of ASU as part of an Appalachian Summer Festival’s Rosen Sculpture Invitational. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

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Sculptures are being installed on the campus of ASU as part of an Appalachian Summer Festival’s Rosen Sculpture Invitational. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

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Sculptures are being installed on the campus of ASU as part of an Appalachian Summer Festival’s Rosen Sculpture Invitational. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

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Sculptures are being installed on the campus of ASU as part of an Appalachian Summer Festival’s Rosen Sculpture Invitational. Photo by Ken Ketchie.


 

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