Multi-media artist Turner G. Davis

Turner G. Davis Turner G. Davis

Multi-media artist showcases his skills as a draftsman.

By Nicole Royse

Photos courtesy of Turner G. Davis

A multi-media artist, Turner G. Davis creates dynamic and enchanting drawings, paintings, and sculptures that transport his viewers to another place and time. He began exploring art at a young age, beginning with drawing. Davis was inspired by watching his artist father create and took regular trips to museums with his family, which introduced him to art history. There, he would sketch the great masters.

Davis’ artwork highlights his unique voice. His mesmerizing and intricate drawings showcase his skills as a draftsman and feature mesmerizing and intricate drawings illustrating emotionally charged imagery. Davis feels that his artwork is both autobiographical, while focusing on the exploration of how memory influences the paths we find ourselves upon.

Davis says, “My pictures skate along a crumbly edge between autobiography and the fantastic as I try to gently examine those places where the pleasure and burden of the body intersect with the lightness of dreams and nightmares.”

Davis was traditionally trained and holds his MFA in painting from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Davis has extensively exhibited his artwork throughout Arizona and Maryland at such venues as Eye Lounge Gallery, Willo North Gallery, and Riva Yares Gallery––just to name a few. Davis has also had his artwork featured in numerous publications both online and in print including LocalRevibe, YabYum Music & Art, and Phoenix New Times.

In addition to his fine art career, Davis teaches drawing and painting in Phoenix and he recently published a book titled Josephine–The Girl Who Lives On the Moon, available on Amazon. Davis also recently illustrated kintsukroi, a book of poetry by Holly Hendin.

Stay up-to-date and learn more about this artist at turnergdavis.com.

 

Music Comes to Life at the Musical Instrument Museum

  • Explore the world through music, check out instruments and costumes from your favorite artists, or try your hand at a new instrument when you visit the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). The MIM offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to see, hear, and observe instruments in their proper context at a majority of the displays, which also feature state-of-the-art audio and video.
  • An exciting and dynamic global instrument museum, the MIM features 6,000 instruments collected from nearly 200 countries and territories with over 360 exhibits throughout the museum. The museum offers several galleries for patrons to enjoy including their geographic galleries, which focus on five major global regions: Africa and the Middle East, Asia and Oceania, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States and Canada. Play in the Experience Gallery where all guests can play a variety of instruments from around the world. Meanwhile, the Artist Gallery showcases music icons through the eras with such artists as Johnny Cash and Taylor Swift, highlighting their instruments, costumes, and video footage of them performing on stage.
  • Don’t miss the MIM’s concert series, which takes place in its state-of-the-art music theater. The upcoming lineup includes:
  • King Sunny Adé––Mon., Aug. 15, 7 p.m.
  • Mehmet Polat Trio––Wed., Aug. 31, 7 p.m.
  • Donovan: The Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour––Tues., Sept. 27, 7 p.m.

 

IF YOU GO

  • The Musical Instrument Museum
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  • (480) 478-6000
  • 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 pm.

 

 

 

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