Mural Installation Celebrating Chattahoochee River
Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) and Thomas Turner Team Up
The mural and the Community Day are made possible thanks to funding provided in part by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Department of Community Development.
ROSWELL, GA. – The Chattahoochee Nature Center, located in Roswell, Georgia, has engaged Atlanta muralist Thomas Turner to create a unique mural masterpiece at the Center. The mural will cascade down a multi-tier hillside staircase in the heart of the 127-acre campus and will serve as a backdrop for events hosted at the Center’s Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion. The desired intent for the staircase mural is to connect people with the Chattahoochee River watershed in an artistic, interpretive way while driving awareness toward our connection with the natural world.
This engagement presents an incredible opportunity for Turner and the Chattahoochee Nature Center to join forces and create a centralized piece of artwork for visitors and staff to enjoy and will be a source of inspiration for years to come. This original, progressive masterpiece will tell a story and welcome you to embrace Turner’s fantastical universe and surrealist lens of the natural world. The mural will be purpose-built to serve as an iconic landmark and celebration of the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s history, ecosystem of local flora and fauna, and its native habitats and riverways while reflecting a cultural representation of the Center’s values and ethos. Turner will design the installation to represent the organizational mission to connect people with nature and showcase the intrinsic connectivity between art and nature.
Turner specializes in bringing fine art to public spaces like the Chattahoochee Nature Center and brings over a decade of experience to the world of artistic expression as a specialist in murals and illustration. Thomas’s early outdoor experiences with animals and the natural environment are at the heart of his love of the arts, and the natural world and organic forms most inspire him. He illuminates surrealist alternate universes and the connectedness of nature, animals, and our lived experiences, making this mural initiative an incredible opportunity to join forces to positively impact the Center and its visitors.
During this engagement, Turner will work closely with the Chattahoochee Nature Center to create a design for the staircase mural that exceeds expectations and helps to promote the Center’s mission and its impact on the communities of Atlanta and beyond.
Turner will work on-site at the Chattahoochee Nature Center for several days to bring the mural to life. He is scheduled to begin the staircase mural installation on Monday, March 27. During the installation, within CNC operation hours, visitors are encouraged to stop by to meet Turner and enjoy the process and experience a live mural installation in progress. The proposed timeline for completion of the installation will be in mid-April.
The public is invited to attend the grand reveal at CNC’s Community Day on April 23, 12-4 PM. The Community Day, which closely coincides with Earth Day, will include the grand reveal of the mural, photo opportunities, guided hikes, and live animal encounters, and will also celebrate one year of CNC’s new River Boardwalk Trail. The event is free for everyone, though reservations are required; details can be found on CNC’s website: https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/events/cnc-community-day-mural-grand-reveal/
For more on Thomas Turner, see http://thomasturnerart.com/murals
Turner is available for interviews and inquiries about his work and engagement with the Chattahoochee Nature Center for this initiative. Please get in touch with Turner directly or reach out to his business partner, Alexandra Tregre, as needed.
Thomas Turner – President, Artist
Alexandra Tregre – Head of Operations
About Thomas Turner
Turner specializes in bringing fine art to public spaces. He brings over a decade of experience to the world of artistic expression as a specialist in murals and paintings. His collection of work is enjoyed across the cityscape of Atlanta where he currently resides, throughout the U.S. and internationally in Europe. Turner’s artwork can be found in notable galleries throughout the United States. This includes ABV Gallery & Agency in Atlanta, Georgia, where he credits the launch of his professional career as an artist.
Turner is a lifelong advocate and lover of nature, animals, and elements of the wild. As early as he can recall, Thomas found a sense of peace and solitude – a form of escape from reality – in his outdoor surroundings. He is most inspired by nature, reimagining the art of the possible, and the connectedness of nature and animals to the human experience. A homegrown Georgia native, Turner grew up in and around Atlanta and continues to cultivate an impassioned appreciation of Mother Nature and the natural environment in his artwork today. Turner’s imaginative masterpieces tell a story and welcome you to embrace his fantastical universe and surrealist lens.
Turner is relentlessly passionate about producing original artwork that bewilders, sparks curiosity, and inspires positive change. Through his imaginative pieces, he seeks to challenge viewers’ perceptions of what is and what could be. Today, audiences worldwide can appreciate a metamorphosis of his classic creations and a newfound style of the subversive, mind-altering elements and life forms he conjures.
Industry-leading brands like Atlanta United, Heineken, Atlanta Braves, and Mellow Mushroom, among many others, have engaged Turner for his extraordinary designs, intricate details, and level of professionalism. Turner recognizes each of his customers is unique and special, therefore every individual masterpiece is custom-made and represents the ethos of the specific brand. He is eager to activate new spaces and work with other leading national, international, and local brands to bring their visions to life through his unique, cerebral style.