Dabney Smith hit the streets of Boone during the First Friday Art Crawl to see some of the artwork. Stops at the How Space, Turchin Center, Nth Degree Gallery and Reckless Arts are showcased in the photos below.
A couple of the exhibitions that stuck out are “Garden of Biotanical Delights” by Diane Kempler at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (on view until January of next year), and “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the 20th Century” with Timothy Snyder at The Smith Gallery (on view until October 27).
Click on the photos below from First Friday in Boone.
Daisy Benshoff at HOW Space in Boone, at the opening of “Interrogation,” a hybrid design and print show.
“Deception is Key” at HOW Space in Boone part of “Interrogation,” a hybrid design and print show.
“Interrogation,” a hybrid design and print show at the HOW Space.
Viewers at Boone’s new art gallery HOW Space, on Howard Street downtown.
“On Tyranny” at The Smith Gallery in Boone, located at the Schaefer Center on the campus of Appalachian State University.
“On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the 20th Century” with Timothy Snyder.
“On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century” featuring protest style graphics created by Vintage Press for the launch of Tim Snyder’s book of the same name.
Art exhibitions aren’t the only cool thing to see on First Fridays in Boone, the people and fashion are also part of the fun!
Botanical and biological merge in “Garden of Biotanical Delights” by Diane Kempler at the Turchin Center in Boone.
Closeup view of one of many organic, colorful clay sculptures in “Garden of Biotanical Delights” by Diane Kempler at the Turchin Center in Boone.
Detail of Diane Kempler’s “Configure.” Made with porcelain, thread and wood.
Diane Kempler’s “BEGINNINGS,” part of her current exhibition at the Turchin Center.
Diane Kempler’s “Garden of Biotanical Delights” is about exploring the transitional cycle of life at a microscopic level.
Diane Kempler’s sculpture “Hands with Seeds” at The Turchin Center.
Diane Kempler’s visually stunning sculptural installation at the Turchin Center in Boone.
Artist Joel Tauber of Wake Forest University speaks with Brooke Hofsess at opening of his exhibit “The Sharing Project” at the Smith Gallery in Boone.
Viewer interacts at Joel Tauber’s “The Sharing Project,” a multimedia documentary installation exploring the personal and political dimensions of sharing.
A fire dancer outside the “Pipes Dreams” art show at Reckless Arts Friday Night in Boone.
John Pipes, of “Pipes Dreams,” is a local muralist and had a solo exhibition of paintings and prints at Reckless Arts on King Street in Boone.
Sarah Parker in front of her mixed media work during her solo exhibition at the Nth Degree Gallery in Boone.
Sarah Parker’s work is a perfect blend of sculptural artistry and functional fashion.
Rainy reflections in Boone for the September Art Crawl.