Dear Friends of the Arts,

From Sept. 21 through Nov. 4, the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts is proud to feature the art works of 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.

A Brass Rubbings Collection of medieval tomb rubbings created by Barbara Weise-Lehmann is on display in the Roberta George Gallery; and the Center’s permanent European porcelain and African Artifacts collections are  on display in the Howard Gallery and Tillman Gallery, respectively.

This original art graces our seven galleries and most of it can also be admired in the sales galleries on this website or purchased by art enthusiasts. The current exhibition will remain open for FREE public viewing during the Turner Center’s business hours Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Because we deeply care for the health and safety of our patrons, artists, members and other stakeholders, the Center continues to practice daily safety precautions, such as: maintaining a clean and safe experience within the galleries; limiting the number of people allowed into the galleries at one time; requiring all to wear masks for the safety of others; and also practicing social distancing guidelines. Staff conducts non-contact temperature checks during events with more than 20 people, and self-sanitizing stations are located throughout the galleries.

The arts enrich our lives, communities and culture, and is instrumental in getting us to a new normal. As the arts hub for our area and region, we will be here with the creative and innovative programs, events and experiences that you’ve come to expect from the Turner Center for the Arts.

We commit to communicating a large variety of art experiences through the many informative pages on this website and our other social media platforms. Be sure to visit us often to stay informed.

On behalf of the Turner Center staff and the Lowndes/Valdosta Arts Commission Board of Directors, we appreciate you and hope to see you soon!

Sementha Mathews, Executive Director