by Ruth Brady
RCAA and Vigo County Public Library features art by Don Turner on display at 7th and poplar streets for the month of January.
Don Turner taught art for 35 years in the Vigo County School Corporation and was Chairperson of the Department of art at Terre Haute North High School. Turner taught African-American Art history at ISU for 19 years in the evenings while teaching in the public schools during the day. Many of his High School students have gone on to major in art in college and to careers in art. Prior to his teaching career, Turner was a professional fashion illustrator for the Meis downtown store. Since retiring from his teaching career, Turner works as an artist at his own graphic arts firm, “Turner Graphique Designs” which specializes in Illustrations.
Don Turner holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degree in art Education from Indiana State University. He studied Gifted and Talented Art at Indiana University and attended John Herron Art School in Indianapolis. Turner is listed in Who’s Who in American Teaching.
Turner has won numerous awards and commissions for his Painting, Drawings and Ceramics. His pieces are included in museums and private collections throughout the United States.
Turner joined “River City Art Association, Inc. in 2009 and is the current President. He is also life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, a board member of the Kiwanis Club of Terre Haute and a member of the Vigo County retired Teacher’s Association.
For more information visit: www.rcaa.info. Other RCAA members work may be viewed at The Landing at 3350 N 4th, Terre Haute and the Golden Frame, 509 Vorhees. Also, Ruthann Brady has an exhibition at #7 lower level of meadows through Dec.