Tim Turner featured at Art Cellar bash
Some know Tim Turner for his large-scale abstract paintings on
canvas, others for his figurative works and yet another group know him for his pottery.
The lucky ones know his full artistic range, and everyone will have a chance to celebrate all his work in a feature event on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m., at The Art Cellar Gallery’s 20th Anniversary Gallery Bash. All are invited.
Another special part of this event was inspired by Turner’s current move of his pottery studio. The artist will be bringing in his studio shelves filled with a wide range of his work, both the gas and wood fired pottery will be on display and fill the main floor at The Art Cellar. Surrounding the pottery will be Turner’s recently completed acrylic abstracts on canvas.
Turner has been a full time studio artist since the early 1980s, and many remember his long time studio and N.C. Potters Gallery in Foscoe. Having studied at Appalachian State, he moved to Penland, where he worked with other North Carolina potters.
Turner creates beautifully executed functional stoneware, thoughtfully designed for daily use and enjoyment. His pottery pieces also include wood-fired stoneware using flame, wood ash and soda to create subtle and sometimes dramatic effects that emphasize the objects strong forms.
After many years focusing on his pottery, Turner expanded his artistic direction to acrylic on canvas. A short time later, he took an eleven-year hiatus from pottery to direct all his attention to his painting. Taking inspiration from music, poetry and images from daily life, his abstract canvases feature rich color, shape and textural elements. Turner’s figurative pieces are symbolic of the snapshots of the important relationships and moments of our lives. He now maintains both a painting and pottery studio.
The Art Cellar Gallery has celebrated its 20th season with monthly Gallery Bash events, each celebrating the gallery, its artists and featured artists. September’s current exhibit is the 20th Anniversary Exhibition and continues through the 29th of the month.
The Art Cellar Gallery is located at 920 Shawneehaw Ave. in Banner Elk. For more information, call (828) 898-5175 or visit http://www.artcellaronline.com.
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