The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Announces Fall by dmpe

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                                                            Office of Cultural Affairs
                                                          Appalachian State University
                                                                       PO Box 32045
                                                               Boone, NC 28608-2045
                                               828-262-6084 (ph) 828-262-2848 (fax)
August 22, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For More Information Contact: Megan Hayes, Marketing Director, 828-262-6084 x104



The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Announces Fall
Schedule for the Community Art School
BOONE, NC— Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
announces its fall schedule for its Community Art School, and offers a wide variety of
programs for children, teens and adults. The mission of the Community Art School is to
make the visual arts more accessible to the greater Appalachian community by providing
opportunities to experience the visual arts in a dynamic, meaningful and personal way.
Underlying this mission is the belief that these programs enrich the lives of the
participants through experiences that are both educational and therapeutic, and build an
audience that recognizes the cultural importance of the arts. Central to the Community
Art School’s mission is its role in providing valuable service learning opportunities for
university students in Art Education, Elementary Education, and Expressive Arts Therapy
programs.

Registration is required for all educational workshops. Call 828-262-3017 to register.
The center’s hours of operation are 10am-6pm Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, and
noon-8pm Friday (closed Sunday and Monday).

For more information about Turchin Center programming, call 828-262-3017 or visit
www.tcva.org.




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                            Community Art School
                             Fall 2006 Schedule
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
These programs are offered in the CAS Studio Classroom housed on the top floor of
the Turchin Center’s Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing. Registration is
required, and enrollment is limited. Call 828-262-3017 to register or for more
information.

 “Puppet Workshop” (for children ages 7-12)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 19, 21, 26, 28, Oct. 3, 5 10, 12 from 3:15 to 4:30
Taught by Dr. Vicky Grube’s ART 3422 students
Lights, camera, action!! A puppet workshop that pulls out the stops - encouraging
children to write their own script, build their own characters, and paint their own
backgrounds. The final production will be on October 12th; parents and friends are invited
to attend the performance! (Cost $25 for TVCA members, $50 for non-members. Call
262-3017 to register. Limit 15)

“Weekly After School Program” (for 1st through 3rd graders)
Mondays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 from 3:15 to 4:30
Taught by Dr. Eric Purves’ ART 4422 students
Offered in partnership with the Department of Art, this program is designed to stimulate
imagination, encourage creativity, develop perceptual awareness, and nurture a global
perspective of visual culture in children. Participants experience a wide range of art
methods and materials. The program consists of seven weekly art classes taught by Art
Education majors. (Cost $35 for TVCA members, $75 for non-members. Call 262-3017
to register. Limit 15)

 “Weekly After School Program” (for 4th through 6th graders)
Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15 from 3:15 to 4:30
Taught by Dr. Eric Purves’ ART 4422 students
Offered in partnership with the Department of Art, this program is designed to stimulate
imagination, encourage creativity, develop perceptual awareness, and nurture a global
perspective of visual culture in children. Participants experience a wide range of art
methods and materials. The program consists of seven weekly art classes taught by Art
Education majors. (Cost $35 for TVCA members, $75 for non-members. Call 262-3017
to register. Limit 15)

“It’s Day of the Dead!” (for 6-12 year olds)
Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 AM to Noon
Taught by Elissa Graff’s ART 3021 students
Ever wonder what it would be like to meet a zombie? In Mexico the afterlife is celebrated
in a bang-up way. No bloodsuckers but skeletons who tap dance and drive souped-up hot
rods to the afterlife. Learn about traditions from Mexico while creating your own fanciful

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vehicle. Help celebrate the Day of the Dead by making a car that flies, roars, or burns
rubber to the life beyond the grave. (Cost: $10 for TCVA members, $20 for non-
members; Call 262-3017 to register. Limit 15)

 “Drawing Club” (for 9-12 year olds)
Tuesdays, October 24, 31 and Nov 7, 14 from 3:15- 4:30
Taught by Dr. Vicky Grube’s ART 3422 students
A drawing club for children! Children will be exposed to an assortment of drawing
materials, ultimately choosing their favorite media to create their own characters,
scenarios, and action-adventures. This class is for children who love to draw and are
looking for a community of like-minded children. An exhibition of their stories and
drawings will be held at the Turchin Center upon conclusion of the class. ($20 for TCVA
members; $40 for non-members. Call 262-3017 to register. Limit 15)

“Reconfigured” (for 6-12 year olds)
Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 AM to Noon
Taught by Elissa Graff’s ART 3021 students
Inspired by the works of Carolina artist, Janet Orselli, whose work is on display in the
Turchin Center, participants will use discarded objects and ephemeral natural materials to
create original poignant sculptures that examine the connections between man-made and
natural materials. Come stir your imagination, stimulate your senses, and provoke
contemplation. (Cost: $10 for TCVA members, $20 for non-members. Call 262 –3017 to
register. Limit 15)

 “Dreamscapes and Themescapes” (for 9-12 year olds)
Saturdays from 10 AM to Noon on Nov. 11 and 18
Taught by Dr. Janet Montgomery’s ART 3021 students.
Many artists use photographs in combination with texture, color, and words to express an
idea. In this workshop, participants will view the digital images of Tony Schanuel, then
take their own photographs with a Polaroid camera. Using the photo transfer process,
these images will be inserted into a painting that expresses a world of their own
imagination. Come dream up a themescape of your own! (Cost: $25 for TCVA members,
$50 for non-members. Call 262 –3017 to register. Limit 15)

“Make a frame for it!” (for 6-12 year olds)
Saturday from 10 AM to Noon on Dec. 2
Taught by Dr. Gayle Marie Weitz’s ART 3021 students
Have you created a special drawing or a super painting that needs a frame to show it off?
Do you have a favorite photo of your dog or cat? How about a snapshot from last
summer’s vacation or a magazine clipping of your favorite car, scene, or sports hero?
Bring your special image to this workshop and make a collaged frame to give it the
emphasis it deserves! (Cost: $10 for TCVA members, $20 for non-members. Call 262 –
3017 to register. Limit 15)


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ADULT and TEEN PROGRAMS
These programs are offered in the CAS Studio Classroom housed on the top floor of
the Turchin Center’s Arnold P. Rosen Family Education Wing. Registration is
required, and enrollment is limited. Call 828-262-3017 to register or for more
information.

 “Portraiture Drawing Workshop” (for teens and adults)
Saturdays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, from 9:30 AM to 12:30
Taught by Una Pett
Back by popular demand! In this intensive 5-session drawing workshop, we'll focus on
depicting the human head and features from life. What is, and how do we achieve, a
"likeness?‖ What about a sense of our subject's character? Working from a live model,
we'll discuss basic proportions as well as composition, content, and media, and how to
progress through our drawings most effectively. (Cost: $50 for TCVA members, $100 for
non-members. Call 262-3017 to register. Limit 20.)

Express Yourself! Series (for teens and adults with Developmental Disabilities)
Fridays, Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 27, and Nov. 10 from 10 AM to Noon
Sponsored by Appalachian’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Expressive Arts Therapy
Program, the Art Department, and the Technology Department, Express Yourself! is a
series of workshops designed to help teens and adults with developmental disabilities
explore their feelings, develop their creativity, build their social network, and have fun
through various arts activities. Some sessions focus on the development of art techniques,
and some focus on the therapeutic aspect of the arts. Most sessions take place in the
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. (Cost: FREE. Call Kate Brinko at 262-6152 to
register, and for specific workshop location information.)


LUNCH & LEARN SERIES (FOR ADULTS AND TEENS)
This series of lunchtime programs provides an opportunity for community members to
gather together, enjoy a bag lunch, and learn more about work in the current
exhibitions or related subjects. These informal get-togethers are a fun and friendly
way to explore art. The Lunch & Learn Series is free and open to the public. All
sessions take place from noon-1pm in the West Wing of the Turchin Center; no
registration is required.

“Thomas Koole”
Wednesday, Sept. 20 from Noon to 1 PM
The topic for this presentation and discussion is the site-specific installation by New
York artist Thomas Koole housed in the Turchin Center’s Carroll Gallery. The artist
says, ―… much of my work is political, but focused on the larger humanitarian issues that
transcend finite incidents: the need for moral and ethical responsibility and a rejection of
the philosophy of compartmentalization implicit in contemporary culture and politics.‖
(Free; No registration required)

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 “El Dia de los Muertos – The Day of the Dead”
Wednesday, Oct. 11 from Noon to 1 PM
You are invited to the Carroll Gallery (West Wing) to learn more about the tradition of El
Dia de los Muertos, as the Turchin staff shares the ―ofrendas‖ created by Appalachian
community members in recognition of this holiday which celebrates the lives of the
deceased. This holiday is celebrated most widely in Mexico, but other countries also have
a rich tradition associated with The Day of the Dead.
(Free; No registration required)

“Janet Orselli’s Dwelling Between and Phil Moody’s Textile Towns”
Wednesday, Nov. 8 from Noon to 1 PM
The Turchin Center staff invites you to join them for an in-depth look at two exhibitions
by South Carolina artists Janet Orselli and Phil Moody. Orselli’s site-specific installation
is featured in the center’s Gallery A, and Moody’s work focusing on textile workers is
across the hall in Gallery B.
(Free; No registration required)

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