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December Issue 2005
Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, Offers New Exhibits for End of Year
The Turchin Center for the Arts at Appalachian
State University in Boone, NC, is presenting several new exhibitions
beginning on Dec. 2, including: Quilt National '05: Collection
B, on view in Galleries A & B, through Jan. 14, 2006,
presented in partnership with The Quilt Shop in Boone; Community
HIV Awareness Murals, on display in the Mayer Gallery, through
Jan. 28, 2006; and Photography by Everett Day, on view in the
Catwalk Gallery through Dec. 31, 2005.
Quilt National '05 is a touring exhibition, organized by the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, a not-for-profit organization established in 1978 in Athens, OH, and dedicated to producing programs that feature both traditional and contemporary arts. An exhibition developed to demonstrate the transformations taking place in the world of quilting, Quilt National carries the definition of quilting beyond its traditional parameters and promotes quilting as an art form, even as it displays a reverence for the lessons taught by the makers of heritage quilts.
Many of the works hold fast to the traditional
methods of piecing and patching, while also accepting a challenge
to expand the boundaries of traditional quiltmaking by utilizing
the newest materials and technologies. This exhibition is the
fourteenth in the series of international juried competitions
dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt as an art form.
For more than 24 years, Quilt National has showcased the most exciting and innovative trends in the medium. The exhibition's jurors have selected approximately 85 works that represent unique approaches to the quilting medium and that demonstrate the breadth and diversity of contemporary expressions in quilting. The Turchin Center will exhibit Collection B, which consists of 25 quilts.
In recognition of AIDS awareness, the Turchin Center will host Community HIV Awareness Murals in the Mayer Gallery. The exhibit actually opens on World AIDS Day (Dec. 1). This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Mountain AIDS Support Endowment (a Watauga County Community Foundation member fund), the Watauga Youth Network and the Watauga County Arts Council (WCAC), and is funded in part by WCAC and Grassroots Funds from the North Carolina Arts Council.
Everett Day is a local photographer whose digitally
manipulated works are inspired by his world travels.
For more information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 828/262-3017 or at (www.tcva.org).
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