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Sementha Mathews

Turner Center Seeks Nominations for Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts is accepting nominations for the Lena Bosch Lifetime Achievement Award. This inaugural award will recognize individuals who have exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of the arts in our community through involvement with the Turner Center.

The award was established in 2020 to recognize Bosch’s lifetime of contributions to the Lowndes/Valdosta Arts Commission (LVAC), the Turner Center, and to the overall arts community. Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2022. Read More

Turner Center awarded Cultural Facilities grant from Georgia Council for the Arts

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts has been awarded a Cultural Facilities Grant by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

The GCA received 39 Cultural Facilities Grant applications from arts organizations and municipal arts facilities across the state. The Turner Center was one of only 10 entities in nine counties statewide that received a grant through the 2022 program. Read More

PAAC Meets on September 16 at Turner Center

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The Valdosta Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) will host their next monthly meeting on Thursday, September 16, at 11:30 a.m. In order to practice social distancing, this public meeting will be held in the Price-Campbell 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 Receives Grant from Georgia Council for the Arts

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The Lowndes-Valdosta Arts Commission (LVAC) was awarded a $15,000 grant on behalf of the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts. The grant was awarded by Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, as part of its initial disbursement of grants for fiscal year 2022. A total of 218 organizations were awarded 266 grants that provide more than $2 million in funding to arts organizations throughout the state. Read More

Cheryl Carvajal Awarded Turner Center Art Educator of the Year Award

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts awarded Cheryl Carvajal with the 2021 Art Educator of the Year award at the Gallery Opening Reception on June 14.

Carvajal began teaching at the Turner Center in 2019, where she was instrumental in helping the Turner Center launch a new writing program for youth ages 11-18. The Young Writers League (YoWL) was designed to inspire and guide young writers and encourage them toward authorship. Read More