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Published Monday, June 6, 2016 at 11:38 am

Laura Norwood at Caldwell Heritage Museum Wednesday

Laura Norwood was a local visual artist, civic promoter, patriot, and teacher who made remarkable contributions to Caldwell County quite atypical for women of her time. Museum Executive Director, Jeff Stepp, will bring to light many of those accomplishments and what they meant to people, of all walks of life, in Lenoir and surrounding Caldwell County. The monthly second Wednesday of the month Coffee with the Curator series is always open to the public. Coffee and pastries are provided. A contribution $5.00 is requested, but not required, for the support and maintenance of the Museum. The Caldwell Heritage Museum is located at 112 Vaiden Street, on Davenport Hill, in downtown Lenoir. The Museum activities and events can be found on its Facebook page as well as by way of handouts and announcement boards at the Museum itself. Questions may be directed to the Museum by phone at (828)758-4004, or email: [email protected]

Contemporary Art Jewelry at the Turchin Center

TCVA Invites You to Explore the Thrilling World of Contemporary Art Jewelry with a Group Show, “Color Me This,,” and “A Sense of Place: Eliana Arenas,” both opening July 1.

Boone, NC— Explosive color and nontraditional materials are the focus of a sweeping exhibition of contemporary art jewelry.

Color Me This” is a stunning exhibition guest-curated by Eliana Arenas, whose site-specific exhibition, “A Sense of Place,” opens concurrently, on July 1, at Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

For “Color Me This,” Arenas has selected more than a dozen jewelry-makers: Julia Barello, Ashley Buchanan, Kat Cole, Bob Ebendorf, Maria Eife, Teresa Faris, Anne Fiala, Laritza Garcia, Yong Joo Kim, Lorena Lazard, Tara Locklear, Marissa Saneholtz, Rachelle Thiewes, Vincent Pontillo Verrastro  and Laura Wood.

“I selected these artists because I am interested in how they manipulated their materials and how their use of color helps convey their personal interests and ideologies,” says guest -curator Arenas.

“Through color, texture and an interest in materiality—transforming the quotidian and therefore the perception of value—every piece conveys a concept of sustainability, energy, commonality and visual imagery. The range of colors are enigmatic and engaging,” says Arenas. “Look for evidence of repurposed skateboards, Velcro, and X-Ray film.

Arenas continues: “I invite you to take a closer look at the textures in the jewelry: smooth, soft, rough—we can all relate to these evocative materials. Perhaps they remind you of a past event? Color, however, is dominant, showcasing bright and playful work that is extremely fun to wear.”

Color Me This: Contemporary Art Jewelry

July 1 to October 8, 2016, Mezzanine Gallery

“A Sense of Place”

An up-and-coming artist who elegantly and often whimsically bridges the gap between jewelry and sculpture, Eliana Arenaswas born in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, a border town that was once known as the “murder capital of the world” (but has since seen a dramatic drop in crime). Today, she lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and two children. With “A Sense of Place,” Arenas uses jewelry and installation work to explore humanity’s capacity to adjust to extremely difficult situations—to recover from violence and grief. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR. Arenas has participated in selected prominent exhibitions including the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s  La Frontera, and SOFA’s Annual International Expositions of Sculpture and Functional Art.

A Sense of Place: Eliana Arenas

July 1 to October 8, 2016, Community Gallery

RELATED EVENTS 

Friday, July 1, 2016, from 6-10pm

Summer Exhibition Celebration: Free and Open to the Public

App Summer Fest Kick-Off!! Celebrating 5 Big Events!

Main Gallery: International Series: Contemporary Artists from Brazil

Mezzanine: Color Me This: Contemporary Art Jewelry

Community Gallery: A Sense of Place: Eliana Arenas

Gallery A: Melting: Marietta Patricia Leis & David Vogel

Gallery B: Show Me the Way to Go Home: Brad Thomas

About the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

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 are10 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.

Sponsors

The Turchin Center receives critical support from a group of outstanding media sponsors that are dedicated to promoting the arts in our region, including: WNC Magazine, Charter Media, Mountain Television Network, High Country 365, Classic Hits 100.7, 106.1FM & 102.3FM The Highway, WFDD 88.5, WDAV 89.9, WETS 89.5 and WASU 90.5FM.

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Monday June 6

Family Night-Buy any regularly priced pizza and receive one free kid’s meal.

Tuesday June 7

5pm-Close Oyster Roast. $12 gets you a bucket of one dozen oysters and all the fixins.

Wednesday June 8

½ Off Beer and Wine Specials.

7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night. Compete on your own or on a team! The competition gets started at 7pm so come a little early for a pizza and a pint and get your seat!

Thursday June 9

$3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity).

6pm-9pm Come to Gather: A Community Fundraiser to Stop the Deep Gap Asphalt Plant. Join us to support the Henion family in fundraising to appeal to Superior Court the County’s decision to allow the aphalt plant to be built in Deep Gap! Featuring Live Music by The Mountain Laurels, A Sterling Forest and Worldwide Ecoustics.

Friday June 10

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Maureen Renihan and Friends. Maureen Renihan is a Boone based vocalist performing throughout the high country, piedmont and foothill regions of North Carolina. Influenced by great icons such as Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, and Ella Fitzgerald, Maureen sets a nostalgic tone with her soothing vocals and sincere delivery. With an ever expanding repertoire and theatrical background of over twenty years, Maureen possesses the creativity and versatility to delight audiences of all ages. Accompanied by some of the finest jazz musicians in the region, Maureen Renihan & Friends perform classic jazz standards, familiar show tunes, and jazz interpretations of popular music.

Saturday June 11

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Emmy, Max and Bryan. Emmy, Max and Bryan is a Boone-based band that covers songs from the 50’s to present. Emmy Welsh(vocalist) and Max Schrum(guitar, back-up vocals) began as a musical duo in mid 2014 performing in open-mic venues where they later met and joined Bryan McCutcheon(percussionist) from Banner Elk. They began performing regular venues in Banner Elk and Boone in January 2015.  The band was originally known as ‘Emmy and Max’, then became ‘Muther and Suns’ then became “Emmy, Bryan and Max’, then became ‘Boxa Chocolates’, and finally has landed as ‘Emmy, Max and Bryan’–the name for which they’re known.  They focus on songs that are familiar to most, but seldom covered. Their repertoire includes songs from Jefferson Airplane to Tedeschi Trucks, from Mama Cass to Rusted Root, from Neil Young to Dusty Springfield. There’s something for everyone and it’s always a special evening. Hope you will be there!

Sunday June 12

Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency.

Carolina Farm Credit Kubota Winner

Carolina Farm Credit customer Bill Anderson and his wife Karen Sennewald, members from the Shelby Branch recently took delivery of their new Kubota RTV!  The RTV was given away as a part of Carolina Farm Credit’s annual Customer Appreciation Events.

During the month of April, each Carolina Farm Credit Branch hosted a Customer Appreciation Event where attendees were eligible to enter a drawing for the RTV (valued at $18,244).  The winners of each branch drawing were then entered into anassociation-wide drawing that took place on May 5th.

“Carolina Farm Credit and their staff in Shelby have been there for us since we began farming.  Having a lender that understands agriculture and takes the time to understand us and our specific needs means so much to us.” Karen said.

This year’s events helped to celebrate 100 years of Farm Credit supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.

The 2015 Customer Appreciation Events marked the first year that patronage was returned in the form of an all cash dividend.  Patronage refunds were declared for the 28th consecutive year, and $12 million was distributed to members.

“Carolina Farm Credit had another successful year in 2015.  We’re pleased to be able to share our success with our borrowers by putting our profits in their pockets,” said Kim Starnes, Chairman of the Carolina Farm Credit Board of Directors

The Kubota was delivered by Parker Farm Services in Kings Mountain.

Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative providing financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural-related businesses and also provides financing for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 32 branch offices.  Other financial services available are credit life insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning.

Carolina Farm Credit serves over 9,200 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.4 billion.  The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Waynesville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.

Carolina Farm Credit was recognized as a 2015 Best Employer in North Carolina. The list of the Best Employers in North Carolina was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – NC State Council and Best Companies Group.

Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are L. Kim Starnes, Chairman, Salisbury; W. Rex Bell, Vice-Chairman, Statesville; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; Mark A. Bray, Lawsonville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord;  Tony L. Ragan, Sanford; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.

Upcoming Movie Screenings at the Watauga Library

High Country Lifelong Learners Movie: The Thin Man

June 13th, 2016 – Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

High Country Lifelong Learners in association with the Watauga County Public Library invite you to join us for a movie viewing of The Thin Man on June 13th from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

Director W.S. Van Dyke’s Oscar nominated 1934 film, The Thin Man, tells the story of Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, who investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it.

Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy and Maureen O’Sullivan

This film has an MPAA rating of Unrated and an approximate run-time of 91 minutes.

For more information please email [email protected]com, Attention: Deb Gooch.

Third Thursday Movie: Cool Hand Luke

June 16th, 2016 – Watauga County Public Library – Meeting Room

The Watauga County Public Library’s movie group invites you to join us for a viewing of Cool Hand Luke on June 16th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

When petty criminal Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn’t play by the rules of either the sadistic warden (Strother Martin) or the yard’s resident heavy, Dragline (George Kennedy), who ends up admiring the new guy’s unbreakable will. Luke’s bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison’s dreaded solitary confinement cell, ”the box,” make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.

This film has an MPAA rating of PG and an approximate run-time of 126 minutes.

For more information please call (828) 264-8784 ext. 2

Contemporary Brazilian Art Stars in Boone in July

Turchin Center Brings Brazilian Art Stars to Boone July 1

 Boone, NC—The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts continues its long-term commitment to showcasing international art with an exciting new exhibition opening July 1, Contemporary Artists from Brazil: Brígida Baltar, Raul Mourão, Sérgio Sister and Vik Muniz. In previous years, the TCVA Biennial International Series has brought artwork from South Africa (2014), Poland (2012), Mexico (2010) and China (2008).

“The Turchin Center is honored to work with Alexandra Garcia Waldmen, Galeria Nara Roesler’s international artistic director, to bring the artwork of four important contemporary Brazilian artists to Appalachian State University,” says Mary Anne Redding, TCVA curator and assistant director. “Each of these artists makes work that is autobiographical, finding unexpected beauty in reshaping their environments with found objects.”

Brígida Baltar lives in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro. She is interested in creating quiet poetic gestures using material gathered from her home and studio. Her sense of home is both deeply personal and acutely physical: brick dust scraped from the walls of her family home before she moved out has become her signature material in both installations and drawings. 

Raul Mourão lives and works in both Rio de Janeiro and New York City and is deeply influenced by the cacophony and frenzy of these big-shouldered cities. Since 2010, he has worked on kinetic sculpture that reflects the tenuous balance between the chaos and the structure imposed by corrupt politics and unstable economies – the urban geometry of social order. The steel bars represent a ubiquitous material in urban landscapes—often used to fence people out, or in.

Vik Muniz was born in São Paulo and is undoubtedly one of Brazil’s most well known artists on the international art scene, maintaining high-profile studios in both Rio de Janeiro and New York. Muniz repurposes everyday materials in various playful and witty series that also offer a searing comment on contemporary life: we are what we consume – chocolate, spaghetti, peanut butter and jelly, curry and pepper. In his Postcards from Nowhere series, the artist recreates popular travel scenes from collaged postcards and then re-photographs them – a comment on the ubiquitous tourists of the world, indiscriminately collecting postcards and pictures.

Sérgio Sister lives and works in São Paulo. Since 2009 he has manipulated the detritus of the city, using wooden fruit crates in an ongoing series: Caixas.  The crates—or slatted wooden boxes—are taken apart, painted in saturated monochromatic colors and recombined in various configurations that closely resemble the original structure; haunted by their intended utilitarian use they are transformed into minimalist statements of rough-hewn color and form. The first Caixaswere found objects.  Presently, they are dressed in a woodshop, primed and painted and assembled for the first time, a simulacra of a simulacra.

Galeria Nara Roesler (www.nararoesler.com.br) is one of the premier contemporary art spaces in Brazil, with locations in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and a new satellite showroom in New York City. Upon reading curator Redding’s previous descriptions of each artist, it is easy to imagine the spark and compelling depth this exhibition will bring to the lineup of shows being featured at our Summer Exhibition Celebration on July 1, from 6 to 10 pm, featuring live music, free food, cash barand a chance to meet the artists.

Contemporary Artists from Brazil , July 1 – December 3, 2016, Main Gallery

Please Note: Photo credits for all works from the Brazilian Exhibition must read: Photos courtesy of the artist and Galeria Nara Roesler.

RELATED: Friday, July 1, 2016, from 6-10pm Summer Exhibition Celebration: Free and Open to the Public

App Summer Fest Kick-Off!!Celebrating 5 Big Events!

Main Gallery: International Series: Contemporary Artists from Brazil

Mezzanine: Color Me This: Contemporary Art Jewelry

Community Gallery: A Sense of Place: Eliana Arenas

Gallery A: Melting: Marietta Patricia Leis & David Vogel

Gallery B: Show Me the Way to Go Home: Brad Thomas

About the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

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 onFacebook and Twitter @TurchinCenter.

Sponsors

The Turchin Center receives critical support from a group of outstanding media sponsors that are dedicated to promoting the arts in our region, including: WNC Magazine, Charter Media, Mountain Television Network, High Country 365, Classic Hits 100.7, 106.1FM & 102.3FM The Highway, WFDD 88.5, WDAV 89.9, WETS 89.5 and WASU 90.5FM.

 

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