Rianna Turner Named 2019 Featured Artist

DAPHNE, Ala. - The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce and Jubilee Festival of Arts Committee are proud to recognize Rianna Turner as the featured poster artist for the 31st Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts.

This year’s artwork is a mixed media interpretation of a fly-fishing lure created mostly with a palette knife. This eye-catching piece blends warm neutrals and bright neon colors.

"I grew up on the Gulf Coast, so water and fishing are just part of life. A few years ago, I began to paint the whimsical colorful lures that I grew up seeing and then expanded into fly fishing lures, which aren't quite as common here,” said Turner. "No offense to local fishers, my husband is one, but style wise, bold vibrant feathery flies are kind of "one uppers"! They are art all on their own. I especially love the added interest that's created by making this fly uncharacteristically huge.”

The bright colors are what originally caught the festival chairman’s eye. "The way each inanimate fly or lure is drawn and then painted seems to come to life!” said Festival Chairman Meghan Battles.

Turner says she does tend to gravitate toward playful colors. "These color combinations tend to reflect the way I live and see life; light, bright, adventurous, optimistic and sometimes surprising,” said Turner.

Each year the Jubilee Festival of Arts featured artwork is used throughout the Gulf Coast to promote the festival including billboards, t-shirts, posters and banners. Turner says she was so excited to get the call that she’d been selected to create this year’s artwork. "I've been attending the Jubilee Festival for years and participated as a vendor for 2 of those. It's such a great show and is just very reflective of life here on the Gulf Coast. For those reasons and more, it's very much an honor!”

Rianna Turner is married to Steven Turner and they have three children; Ellyana, Luke and Landry. They live in Mobile, Alabama.

To find more of her artwork visit https://www.facebook.com/artbyrianna.

About the 31st Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts:

The Jubilee Festival of Art will be held September 28 & 29, 2019 along Main Street in Olde Towne Daphne. The Festival includes more than 100 artist booths selling their best in handmade artwork. In addition to the entertainment stage, there will be a Kids Art Park where children can take advantage of six free hands-on activities. New this year, the festival is adding the Jubilee Market featuring homemade goodies as well as Cooking Demonstrations by some of the Eastern Shore’s most celebrated chefs. The Jubilee Festival of Arts is presented by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce

To learn more about the Jubilee Festival of Arts, visit www.thejubileefestival.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jubileefestivaldaphne/

Denise Curtis