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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, September 21, featuring works from Mary O. Smith, “Plein Distancing”; Devan Cole’s hand-blown glass, “In Search of Land: A Glass Canvas”; and Craig Reynolds, “From Field to Studio” paintings. The reception will also include a book signing with Bill Stone introducing his new work Isaac and Junebug. Read More

Turner Center Presents the 3rd Annual ARToberfest

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts will host the third annual ARToberfest on Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Center’s Art Park, located at 605 N. Patterson Street. The event celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month and features fine art sales, art demonstrations, live music, food vendors, kids arts activities, and a Plein Air contest. Artwork by local artists will be showcased and available for purchase at approximately two dozen booths. Read More

Turner Center expands the Hal and Jill Project

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By Abigail Murphy and Lenah Allen, Turner Center Interns

The Hal & Jill Project, an outreach program at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, allows youth ages 12 through 18 to positively express themselves through music. The project, originally offering guitar lessons on Thursdays, from 5-6 p.m., has been expanded to include ukulele lessons on Tuesdays, from 5- 6 p.m., beginning Oct. 6. Read More

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.