Artist Showing on April 6th
On Sunday, April 6th, the Wilcox Foundation will host a showing of the works of artist Rianna Freeman Turner at the Wilcox Gallery from 2-4 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event. The artist’s work will be available for purchase. The Wilcox Gallery, located at 273 Granade Avenue in Chatom (next door to the Washington County Board of Education), houses the collection of artwork and unique pieces acquired by Mrs. Wilcox.
About the Artist:
Rianna Freeman Turner grew up on the Mississippi coast and uses her love of the water and colors of the coast as the inspiration for much of her work -- paintings which have been described as “art with a vibrant clash that is colorful, brave, and cheerful.” She is a graduate of the University of Mobile with a bachelor’s degree in communications and fine art and also holds a master’s degree in counseling. While most of her work is in acrylic, Turner also works with oils and dabbles in mixed media art.
She has worked as a freelance artist for 15 years, part of which was spent teaching in Louisiana. She has completed numerous commissioned pieces for clients around the country including an original oil piece for actor Mark Harmon and is a published children’s book illustrator.
Turner has also been employed as a development consultant for the WMU Foundation in Birmingham for the past 7 years where she has had the privilege of using creative avenues to raise awareness and support for the missions and ministries of Woman’s Missionary Union.