The Turner Center for the Arts will host the fine arts collection of Ron Zaccari in a free Gallery Opening Reception on Monday, Sept. 17, from 5-7 p.m., marking the first time that a solo artist has been featured in all five rotating galleries at the Turner Center.
“Faces. Vases. Places. A Retrospective” will showcase Zaccari’s art work from 1968 to 2018 and include numerous works from private collections in the northeast and southeast United States.
Zaccari is esteemed for his professional career as a public school art teacher, art professor and higher education administrator, including presidential appointments at West Liberty State University, West Virginian and Valdosta State University. He has juried prestigious art competitions throughout his career and has received numerous awards from juried exhibitions.
After a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosis and hiatus, Zaccari testifies that the work completed over the past two year “saved my life.” He artistically coupled this personal experience with his superb ingenuity to create a unique and extraordinary collection for others to appreciate.
Zaccari will discuss his lifetime of creating art at a Gallery Talk, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and includes light refreshments.
“We are extremely grateful to Zac for allowing us to host his prestigious collection of fine art for six weeks in five of our galleries at the Turner Center,” said Executive Director Sementha Mathews. “This is an once-in-a-lifetime collection of his work on display in one location for us to appreciate and celebrate. It is yet another testament to how incredibly blessed we are to have such impeccable, artistic talent in our community.”
The public is invited to experience Zaccari’s collection over the six-week gallery opening, from Sept. 17 through Oct. 31. For more information on the upcoming gallery opening or other services offered by the Turner Center for the Arts, please call 229-247-2787 or visit turnercenter.org.