On Sept. 14, the 2017 Movies By Movers festival began showing on campus, and fans of performing arts came from all sides of the Appalachian community to appreciate films that captured the power of movement. Presented by the American Dance Festival through the Department of Theatre and Dance, this annual event brought together faculty and
Jason Wright, Julien Passajou and David Vertrees are artists living and working in Boone. Together, they curate the community art zine “Heads.” It is a group effort with artists featured from across the United States and abroad. Wright, a senior graphic design major, and Vertrees, a senior studio art major, met in a printmaking class.
Students may have noticed a slight change in the scenery around campus every year. No, they’re not imagining things. Those two alligators by Walker Hall were not there last year. They’re new guests on campus and they’re here because of the Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is an annual
The fourth celebration of Art Drop Day at Appalachian State took place on Tuesday. Artists hid their precious pieces of art in various locations on campus, posted a picture or a riddle on the Facebook event page revealing where the art was hidden, and waited as other students searched under benches, tables and even in
Reckless Arts hosted the first annual Downtown Boone Art Fair on Sunday. Crafters and vendors got together to showcase their materials to sell to the town of Boone. Not only did they have physical art, they also showcased bands, jewelry makers, fabric designers and ceramics. “The downtown art fair allows young people and artists in
After two and a half weeks exploring and creating in Amsterdam, 12 graphic design and printmaking students came together on Sept. 1 to celebrate the opening of their exhibition “Interrogation,” which combined elements of print and design in a fusion project presented at HOW Space. The students’ study abroad experience, led by professor Scott Ludwig
Lee Taekyeom, assistant professor of graphic design at Appalachian State University, is writing his own history with the aid of machinery. Taekyeom has built his own 3-D printer with a clay extruder. With this machine, Taekyeom is able to create ceramic typographic sculptures. Typography is the visual art of creating written words. Everything started with
In every field of study, it is critical to gain real-world experience. For Apparel Design and Merchandising students, they can get some experience at the department’s yearly showcase. On April 23, students and faculty in the Department of Applied Design put on a show in the Holmes Convocation Center to exhibit work from the program’s
On April 7, faculty and students of the IDEXlab joined student artists and the public to celebrate the unveiling of the HOW Space, a multipurpose collaboration space on Howard Street. The IDEXlab, or the Integral Design Experience Laboratory, is an Appalachian State University program designed to provide students with hands-on experience in the real world.
Appalachian purchased the former Watauga High School on Tuesday for $15.5 million. Although this deal marked the beginning of a new era for the university, it simultaneously brought about the end of another for the Boone skate community. The old Watauga High School is home to Boone’s only legal skate site. The park functions as