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Rebecca Gallagher

Turner Center Presents New Art Gallery Collections

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts will host a Gallery Opening Reception on Monday, August 3, featuring several local artists from Valdosta and Tallahassee. Artworks from the following are on display for the community to enjoy: Jill Bright’s collection of oil paintings titled, “Bright”; a photography collection from Thomas Phillips titled, “Lux et umbra: Monochrome Musings of a Middle-Aged Medic”; Javon Longieliere’s photography collection capturing “Hometown Heroes: A Valdosta, Georgia Story”; and Tallahassee artist Lucrezia Bieler’s artwork titled, “Cutting Nature.”

The Turner Center’s permanent European porcelain collection is also on display in the Howard Gallery.

The Center staff is committed to adhering to necessary procedures to maintain a clean and safe experience, which includes several self-sanitizing stations located throughout the galleries. Opening Gallery Reception attendees are required to wear a mask, or one may be purchased for $5 from the reception desk. In addition, non-contact temperature checks will be taken at the door.

The free gallery opening reception on August 3 is from 5 to 7 p.m. All exhibits will remain open for the public’s enjoyment through Wednesday, September 16, 2020. For more information, call 229-247-2787.

Turner Center Presents New Gallery Collections

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts’ Gallery Opening on Monday, June 29, will feature the Southeast Fiber Art Alliance: “Intertwined 2020: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art, Pines and Palms: “We Are Doing Well, Thank You,” Tallahassee’s Judith Birtman’s solo exhibit of ceramic sculpture, the 12th Annual City of Valdosta Photo Contest submissions, and a Brass Rubbings Collection of medieval tomb rubbings created by Barbara Weis-Lehmann.

The Turner Center’s Fine European Porcelain permanent collections are also on display in the Tillman and Howard Galleries.

The free gallery opening on June 29 is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a live Facebook announcement at 11 a.m. All exhibits will remain open for the public’s enjoyment through Wednesday, July 29, 2020. For more information, call 229-247-2787 or visit www.turnercenter.org.

 PAAC Hosts June 18 Meeting at Turner Center

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 The Valdosta Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) will host their next monthly meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. In order to practice social distancing, this public meeting will be held in the Josette’s Gallery of the Turner Center for the Arts, located at 527 N. Patterson Street. It is requested that each attendee wears a mask.

The purpose of PAAC is to further the purchase, creation and appreciation of public art for its aesthetic value to the community. The PAAC also encourages the preservation and protection of works of public art which play a vital role in the economic development of the community.

PAAC meets on the third Thursday of each month, and meetings are open to the public. For more information about the PAAC, call 229-247-2787.

Turner Center for the Arts Provides Youth Art Bags to Beat the Quarantine Blues

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Painting, drawing and other creating arts are some of the best ways to cope with the quarantine blues, and the Turner Center is here to help! While doors are temporarily closed, Turner Center for the Arts is providing the youth of our community a way to be creative. Swing by the Center’s main building PARKING LOT on Wednesday, April 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., to pick up youth art bags, filled with colored pencils, paints, chalk, a sketch pad and other art-related supplies, including story writing activities and stickers provided by the South Georgia Regional Library. The art bags are sponsored by Guardian Bank, a longtime partner of the Center, and are available on a “first come – first served” basis until bags are gone. Simply drive up and a staff member, protected with gloves and mask, will hand you the art bags you need.

PUBLIC NOTICE – PAAC Meeting Canceled

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March 19 PAAC Meeting Canceled

The Valdosta Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The next meeting is scheduled for April 16, at 11:30 a.m., in the second-floor board room of the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, located at 527 N. Patterson Street.

The purpose of PAAC is to further the purchase, creation and appreciation of public art for its aesthetic value to the community. The PAAC also encourages the preservation and protection of works of public art which play a vital role in the economic development of the community. For more information about the PAAC, call 229.247.2787.

Turner Center wins the City of Valdosta 2020 Preservation Award

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The City of Valdosta’s #GAArborDay Ceremony at Valdosta High School was a huge success! Thank you to Mayor Scott James Matheson for the proclamation. A Southern Live Oak Tree was planted right outside the gymnasium at VHS. This year Valdosta celebrated 34 years as a Tree City USA! During the ceremony, the Turner Center for the Arts was awarded the Preservation Award for their Art Park Project. Read More

PAAC Meets February 20

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The Valdosta Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) will meet on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. The regularly-scheduled meeting will take place in the second-floor board room of the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, located at 527 N. Patterson Street. Read More

Saluting Country Royalty

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Broadway Stars and Presenter Series committee members were seen rubbing shoulders with stars Patsy Cline and Hank Williams after “Country Royalty – A Salute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline” at Mathis Auditorium! Get your tickets now for “JERSEY BOYS,” Thurs., Mar. 12 at 7:30 p.m., which is the last show in the 2019-2020 Presenter Series season. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit turnercenter.org.

Pictured, first row, l-r: Sementha Mathews, Mala Vallotton, Jennifer Powell, Jane Burgsteiner, Linda Grondahl, Gail Bliss as “Patsy Cline,” Jane McLane, Jeani Synyard, Sherrill and Steven Lahr; second row, l-r: Mike Shobe, Tina and Brad Folsom, Cheryl Oliver, Nancy D. Warren, Billy Grondahl, Jason Petty as “Hank Williams,” H. Arthur McLane, Gail and Walter Hobgood.

Not pictured are: Millie Adams, Stephanie Blevins, Dean Brooks, Roy and Cheryl Copeland, Susan Dukes, Mary and Tom Gooding, Lucy Greene, Richard Hill, Peter and Happy Ingeman, Sara and Ed Lamb, Sally Turner Querin, Chuck Ramsey, Cindy Tolbert, Patricia Vigerstol, Evelyn and Steven Walker, Susan and Butch Wiggins, Clarence and Eddie Wiggs, and James Willis.

PAAC meets November 21, 2019

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The Valdosta Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) will meet on Thurs., Nov. 21, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. The regularly-scheduled meeting will take place in the second-floor board room of the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, located at 527 N. Patterson Street. Read More

Turner Center Presents New Gallery Collections

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Three new exhibits were unveiled during a free, public reception Monday evening at the arts center.

The Turner Center for the Arts presented the fine arts collections of Natalie Andreeva, Inside Out: Celebrating Women in Art, and the RAC (Regional Artists Community) inaugural group exhibit, as well as the literary works of author Steve McCurdy, in a free Gallery Opening Reception on Monday, Nov. 4, from 5-7 p.m. Read More