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Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State Hosts a Gala and Silent Auction on Thursday, Aug. 28

by Madison Fisler Lewis

Aug. 22, 2014. On Thursday, Aug. 28, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University will host a gala and silent auction to celebrate and honor those who help make their mission possible.

InvitationThe gala, which runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m., will feature South African art that is currently in the exhibit, live music provided by The Mercury Dames, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction.

Silent auction items for the night include a tour of California wine country, cabin rentals, a Wes Waugh painting, gift certificates to area restaurants, an Appalachian State University Mountaineer Mania package, massage packages, chiropractic packages, Deer Valley memberships, golf packages from the Blowing Rock Country Club, a signed lithograph from Eric Carle, hair and makeup packages and a series subscription to the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series at Appalachian State University. In all, items for the silent auction hold a combined value of more than $13,000.

Admission to the event is free for current Turchin Center donors and $25 for non-donors.

To become a donor of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, contact Nealy Andrews, Visitor and Donor Services Director, at 828-262-3017.

Current exhibitions at the Turchin Center include the 28th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, TWENTY: Contemporary Art from South America, South African History Under Apartheid: A Tribute to Nelson Mandela, Superficial Details: Althea Murphy Price, Lori Esposito: The Elaborate Ordinary, Travis Graves: Indivisible and the permanent collection.

For more information about this event or about the Turchin Center and its exhibitions, click here.