The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, and the center celebrated in style on March 2 as part of its Spring Exhibition Celebration. The Turchin Center invited the public to spend the Friday night listening to live music, eating hors d’oeuvres and exploring the center’s five open exhibits.
On Jan. 23, HOW Space welcomed a new exhibition titled “Radical Feminists,” a multimedia gallery featuring the work of sixteen female students and artists. The exhibition, curated by senior art and visual culture major Mellanee Goodman, explores feminism as a political movement and celebrates the artistic ability of women, especially women of color. Goodman said she
Music therapy students at Appalachian are being thrown into a rigorous course of study today in order to revolutionize therapy for tomorrow. The history of music therapy can be traced back to the days of Aristotle and Plato. According to the American Music Therapy Association, the practice of utilizing music to affect health and behavior
On January 12, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts kicked off one part of many in Appalachian State University’s Black Mountain College Semester in its expansive multimedia exhibition “Creative Democracy: The Legacy of the Black Mountain College.” Black Mountain College, which operated from 1933 to 1957, was a small progressive college in the rural
A “Silence” actress planted both feet firmly on the stage only to jump off of the stage onto a mat guarded by behind-the-scenes aide Maxwell Probst. Probst, a senior theatre arts major, prefers to act, but said performing backstage duties makes him feel important. “Silence” played in Valborg Theater from Feb. 22-26, 2017, where Probst
Raining Sunshine Co. is an upcycled clothing company created by two best friends, Sarah Grace Paul and Montana Goldsmith, who have a passion for thrifting and upscaling. They have been friends since Paul’s 13th birthday party. Paul, a sophomore at Appalachian State, was homeschooled until her freshman year of high school. Her mother never bought
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, located on King Street next to Appalachian State’s campus, is a lively center for young artists to get involved and observe others’ works. The Turchin Center engages everyone from both the university and the surrounding area to get involved in an interesting and dynamic way to help inspire
There’s a club on campus that is wide open to any student, regardless of major or year. Dues are only $10 and they go toward snacks and props. All they ask is for the desire to create something. It is the Appalachian Film Club. In case the name of the club wasn’t clear, the Appalachian
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.