Artist Spotlight

Each month we choose an artist who lives or works at the Franklin Arts Center to feature in the Artist Spotlight section of our newsletter.


July Artist Spotlight

Andrew Turner

Resident Artist
Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner was born and raised in Brainerd.  He moved to California in 1999 and has recently moved back. He is currently a resident artist at the Franklin Arts Center where he lives with his wife Becky and son Andy. As of July 10th, he will be taking on the new role as Program Support Specialist for The Crossing Arts Alliance.

He has studied fine arts in Visalia, California under the tutelage of Professor Richard Flores with an emphasis on three-dimensional sculpture as well as Amy Rangel who taught him the quixotic applications of charcoal.  The works of Marcel Duchamp, Damien Hirst, Kathe Kollwitz and Beatrice Woods inspire him.

He has taught children’s art classes in various art galleries in California including Arts Visalia, Kings Art Center, Clay Studio Art Zone and the Clay Café, in addition to The Flipside Kids here at our own Franklin Arts Center. He was Vice president of the Art Works Club on the College of the Sequoias campus and an advanced sculpture and drawing student.

Having an appetite for the arts, he wishes to satiate the community and empower the youth through the encouraging and engaging world of fine arts. He tasks himself to explore new mediums hoping to impart his knowledge and discoveries through his curious and various works of art. His artwork will be on display in the residents’ display case found in the main lobby of Franklin from August through September. He can be contacted at

You can view past Artist Spotlights by checking out our newsletter archives.