Fizzy First Friday at the Turchin Center: A Celebration of Art, Culture and our Planet

Last Updated on January 25, 2024 12:03 pm

Boone, North Carolina – The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts invites the community to join the
vibrant atmosphere of Fizzy First Friday on February 2, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This First
Friday event features an evening line-up of activities, including a Gallery Talk, new exhibitions,
live music and interactive art-making activities.

New Exhibitions Unveiled

Trophic Cascade by April Flanders (Hodges Gallery):
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of April Flanders' Trophic Cascade, an exhibition that
explores the delicate balance of ecosystems through intricate and thought-provoking artwork.

The Anti-Uranium Mapping Project by Shayla Blatchford (Community Gallery):
Shayla Blatchford's The Anti-Uranium Mapping Project brings attention to environmental
concerns through a visually striking and informative exhibition, urging viewers to reflect on the
impact of human activities.

21st Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition:
Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Appalachian Mountains through the lens of talented
photographers participating in the 21st Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition.

Event Schedule:
6:00 pm – Gallery Talk with April Flanders
Engage with featured artist April Flanders and gain insight into her creative process. The Gallery
Talk will be an interactive session where visitors can connect with the environmental theme of
the exhibition and explore ideas around the human impact on our water systems.

5:00 onward – Live music, Art-making Activities and Fizzy Refreshments
Immerse yourself in the music of Andy Page and Friends while exploring your artistic side.
Participate in hands-on art-making activities that cater to all skill levels. Unleash your creativity
and take home your own masterpiece.

Fizzy First Friday Art Crawl
February 2, 2024
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 423 W. King Street Boone, NC 28608

Fizzy First Friday is free and open to the public.

About the Turchin Center
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, named for university benefactors Robert and Lillian
Turchin, fulfills Appalachian State University's long-held mission of providing a home for
world-class visual arts programming. The largest facility of its kind in the region, the center
presents exhibition, education and collection programs that support the university’s role as a
key educational, cultural and service resource. The center presents multi-dimensional exhibits
and programs and is a dynamic presence in the community, creating opportunities for people of
all ages and backgrounds to experience the power and excitement of the visual arts. Its six
galleries host changing exhibitions featuring local, regional, national and international artists.
The Turchin Center is located at 423 West King St., in Boone. Regular hours are 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 12 – 8 pm Fridays. The Center is closed
Sundays and Mondays, and observes all university holidays. For general inquiries, to be added
to the mailing or e-news list, to obtain donor program details or to schedule a tour, call
828-262-3017, e-mail turchincenter@appstate.edu or visit TCVA.org. The Turchin Center can
also be followed on Facebook and Twitter @TurchinCenter.

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