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The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at ASU Hosts Summer Exhibition Celebration on Friday, July 11

by Madison V. Fisler

July 9, 2014. On Friday, July 11, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, located on the campus of Appalachian State University, will imgreshost the Summer Exhibition Celebration. The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Turchin Center as part of the lineup for An Appalachian Summer Festival.

Admission for the event is free and the public is invited to attend.

The Summer Exhibition Celebration invites guests to celebrate the new exhibitions that are opening in the center for this season. Alongside the exhibits, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy live music courtesy of Todd Wright and have a chance to meet some of the artists featured in the exhibits. Guests are also invited to tour the six galleries inside the Turchin Center and enjoy the many works of art.

Celebrated artists for this exhibition are as follows. Descriptions courtesy of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

  • Ivan Fortushniak: In Christ Alone- Heavily influenced by the early Modern American Art of the 19th century, the motivation behind Fortushniak’s recent work is his belief of the dire state of man and their need for what the Gospel offers. 
  • Legacy, Tradition, Reinvention: Penland Resident Artists – This exhibition features the work of the current artists in residence at the Penland School of Crafts
  • South African History Under Apartheid: A Tribute to Nelson Mandela – The exhibition presents photographs, prints and posters in honor of Nelson Mandela’s passing while documenting the role played by photography and printmaking in the anti-apartheid movement. 
  • TWENTY: Contemporary Art from South Africa – As South Africa celebrates its 20th year of democracy, having made a peaceful transition from apartheid state to a new and more equitable dispensation, this show seeks to show a slice of South African existence through contemporary art. 

For more information about this event and others in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, call 828-262-3017 or visit www.TCVA.org.