“My photographic self-portraiture is borne of a fascination with the Existential questions ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Why am I?’. I am interested in dissecting the mode and manner of my own being... ‘To Be & Become (Lost in the Becoming)’ chronicles my journey into midlife. Becoming the thing I didn’t want to be – yet became, was becoming.” — Corn Wagon Thunder
In the past few decades, a growing number of photographers have challenged the romantic myth of the American West to reflect the cultural, environmental, and racial complexities of our shared histories more accurately in an on-going conversation about what it means to be an American, how identity and the landscape are intertwined and what the real West looks like today.
Join us as guest curators Jenny Irene Miller, Raven Moffett, Shauna Caldwell share their insight behind the exhibition “To Remain Connected.” This exhibition brings together work grounded in Inuit artmaking across generations, as well as through multifaceted and evolving practices, with a hope to kindle conversations around the meaningful stories that are deeply rooted in community, placemaking and engage with ongoing legacies of creation.
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) is open late as part of the Downtown Boone Art Crawl. Residents, visitors and the Appalachian State University community are invited to TCVA to experience the exhibitions featured in its six galleries.
Join us on Wednesday evenings throughout the semester to unleash your creative spirit in a community of App State student peers in the studio space at the Turchin Center. Open Studio will be a time to create and play with art making materials in a casual and welcoming setting. Explore the world of texture, color and design. Play with paint, collage, pastels, pen and ink with facilitators who will inspire and offer demonstrations and prompts for creative art making.
Presented by Walker College of Business, AppState Office of Diversity and Appalachian Advocates
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022
The Courageous Conversations Panel Discussion provides a venue for business professionals to share their experiences with bias and discrimination in the workplace, as well as provide guidance for creating a more inclusive community. Presented via Zoom.
Since the arrival of their 2016 breakthrough single “Talk Too Much,” COIN have continually turned out sublimely catchy alt-pop, equally built on effervescent hooks and an understated complexity. With that dynamic earning them a passionate following, the Nashville-based trio have spent much of the past few years bringing their sing-along-heavy live set to frenzied crowds all across the globe.
The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. Donors are needed to warm patient hearts this winter by giving blood to combat challenges like winter weather, which could impact the blood supply.
The Reich College of Education’s (RCOE) Master’s of Library Science (MLS) program presents “Book Challenges from Start to Finish.” The webinar will feature special guest, Dr. April Dawkins, assistant professor for the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In this interactive webinar, which will incorporate mini-lectures and breakout activities, we will discuss how best to respond when items in the library are challenged.
“Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring our World” follows five Native American communities as they restore their traditional land management practices in the face of a changing climate. The five stories include sustaining traditions of Hopi dryland farming in Arizona; restoring buffalo to the Blackfeet reservation in Montana; maintaining sustainable forestry on the Menominee reservation in Wisconsin; reviving native food forests in Hawaii; and returning prescribed fire to the landscape by the Karuk Tribe of California.
By Molière, translated by Bernard Sahlins Department of Theatre and Dance
Feb. 23 - 27, 2022
“Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” is a 1670 work by renowned French playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known by his stage name Molière. In “The Bourgeois Gentleman,” a new translation of the original play by Bernard Sahlins, Molière's beloved comedy features a rising member of the middle class who lusts for social status and higher learning.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Appalachian State University. Each night will feature a completely different set of films and the content from each of these screenings will also not overlap with any of the virtual Banff Film Festival offerings. Continuing our tradition, live music will be performed each night prior to the films.