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Herschell Turner Fine Art - Pastels and Mixed Media

Artist Herschell Turner, former NBA and Harlem Globetrotter will exhibit his fine art at Dominican Center at Marywood from December 31 - February 27. Come meet the artist at a reception on February 10th from Noon through 4 pm at DCM.
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Herschell Turner, Artist

Herschell Turner, Artist

Artist Herschell C. Turner is a Renaissance man whose life has mirrored the eclectic images in his works of fine art.  Throughout his works, one can find the African American experience, which is also the Herschell Turner experience.  Growing up in the 1950s and 60s, Turner experienced first-hand the Jim Crow racism of pre-civil-rights America.  His dedication to justice and universal human rights led him to accept community leadership roles, directing most of his attention to improving lives and opportunities of those lives reflected in the way his own began.  Herschell counts the famous painter, Thomas Hart Benton, among his mentors. Turner met Benton when the artist was painting his mural, "Frontier" in the Harry S. Truman Museum in Independence, Missouri.  Turner credits Benton with the inspiration for his own series of paintings on black cowboys.  Turner's art reflects the beauty and dignity of the black experience as it relates to the broader American experience. View a sampling of Turner's beautiful and evocative works above. His art will be on exhibit throughout the months of January and February at the Dominican Center at Marywood Art Gallery.

Prints, open edition giclées and signed limited edition giclées are available for purchase. Herschell, as well as being a former NBA and Harlem Globetrotter basketball player,  is also an engaging speaker. He  offers lectures on art and African-American history. You can contact Herschell via email or by calling the Studio at: 616.364.1615.

The public is invited to meet and greet the artist at a reception being held on Sunday afternoon, February 10, 2013 from 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m. You can also read more about Turner and view some more of his works at the DCM Art Gallery.

The Marywood Gallery is located in Dominican Center at Marywood on the lower level of the main Marywood building at 2025 Fulton Street East. You can park for free in the large Marywood lot on the west side of Lakeside Drive NE. The lot is about 1000 feet north of Fulton Street. If you need more information, directions or details, please feel free to contact the DCM Front Desk at 616.454.1241 (Option 5). Click HERE  for map to DCM barrier-free parking.

                                  The Gallery is open to the public daily:

  • Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

While you are here, stop in at the DCM Bookstore and browse through our wide variety of books and gifts, which are appropriate for all life celebrations and occasions.

The Artist Reception will be followed by Instruments Of Hope Living Nativity at 5:30 at the St. Francis Sculpture Garden on the Marywood Campus followed by hot chocolate, cider and doughnuts.

Sister Francetta McCann, OP, is the curator of the Marywood Art Gallery. She contacts selected artists and works with them to arrange the showing of work produced by Michigan artists. The show changes every two months, giving several local artists a venue to display and sell their artwork each year.

Submitted by: Rosemary Barber-Steers

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