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Community Members Featured in Exhibition at Turchin

Nov. 15, 2012. Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts will feature work from the participants in the education outreach programs in anexhibition titled Pieces of the Puzzle opening Dec. 7, 2012, in the Community Gallery. 

Pieces of the Puzzle will display work from the center’s community outreach programs including Mountain Cares Assisted LivingFacility, Hardin Park School, Blazing Easels – First Friday Kids Workshop, Hospitality House and individuals who have been involved in other workshops and programs at the Turchin Center. The collection consists of works created during these programs, workshops and special events. Coordinated by Pegge Delaney Laine, the exhibition will be on display through Feb. 9, 2013.

A related exhibition, Another Piece of the Puzzle: TCVA Community Outreach Teachers, will be featured in the Community Gallery March 1-29, 2013. Pegge Delaney Laine will also coordinate this exhibition. More information on this exhibition will be posted on www.tcva.org as it becomes available. 

For more information on this exhibition, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/874. For more information on the workshops and community outreach programs, visit http://tcva.org/workshops.

About the TCVA Education Outreach Program

The Education Outreach Program, lead by Pegge Delaney Laine, is to offer arts enrichment opportunities to underserved populations in the High Country and to provide opportunities for children and adults in the community to receive quality instruction from local artists through classes offered at the Turchin Center. Throughout the year the Turchin Center offers workshops for participants to explore their creativity through drawing, bookmaking, painting, collage,printmaking, puppetry and more. 

About Pegge Delaney Laine

Pegge represents the Turchin Center as the Educational Outreach Coordinator. Having completed a thirty-year career in education/counseling in North Carolina she returned to Appalachian State University for a certification in Expressive Arts. She then achieved a certification with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association as a Registered Expressive Arts Consultant Educator.

Pegge is passionate about coordinating arts experiences for the community. She believes the arts enrich our human experience, transform us and offer healing. Art creates a sense of community and develops an appreciation of cultural and social diversity.

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 universityholidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully 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, call 828-262-3017 or visit www.tcva.org. You can also follow the Turchin Center on Facebook and Twitter @TurchinCenter.


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, Mix 102.3, Oldies 100.7, WFDD 88.5, WDAV 89.9,WETS 89.5 and WASURocks 90.5FM.