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Events This Month
Welcome to April–hope you’ve got your taxes done!!
This month will be much less hectic, but there are still plenty of art-related items to note…
It was sad to take down our beautiful Spring “Celebrate the Arts” Show last week! Thanks and congratulations to all who entered and shared your work.
Results and photos will be posted shortly on our website (www.sprarts.org)
The winner of the People’s Choice Award was Koreana Zmuida’s “A Carriage Ride with Grandpa.” Koreana is a novice artist and this was her first ever entry in an art show. Needless to say, she was amazed and excited when she came to collect her painting and saw the big rosette and cash prize waiting for her!! Congratulations!!
The long awaited community Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd!! The Arts Council will set up tables in front of the Gallery and you are invited to bring any items that you would like to contribute for the sale to the Gallery area between 8 and 9:30 a.m.The Sale itself begins at 8 a.m and will run until 2 p.m. Any items not sold will be donated to the Good Will or St. Vincent’s so that you do not have to worry about taking anything home again!!
If you have any large items that need to be picked up before hand, please contact me ASAP by reply email or call 520 586 2611 and we will try to arrange to collect them. This event has always been a very successful fund raiser for the Arts Council and we hope to have lots of interesting items on offer again this year. Do your part (and help clean out those unwanted items in your house) by contributing “stuff” and by stopping by to do some “shopping.” You never know what you’ll find at these events, but there is always something you’ll have to have!!
There is a new “One with Art” exhibit hanging at Cochise College Benson Center during the month of April. Our featured artist is Sierra Vista A.C. member Michael Crane, who has chosen to exhibit some of his photographs as well as a selection of his amazingly vibrant prismacolor pencil paintings–including this year’s “Zodiac” piece–”2016–the year of the Fire Monkey!” (Many of us saw this piece in its initial stages during Michael’s Lunch and Learn program in March, and I can’t wait to see the final results!!).
The show is free and open for viewing during regular college hours, so do stop by and check it out!!
Remember, every member is eligible to have your own “One with Art” exhibit at the college. If you are interested, please contact me for available months!!
We will be changing out the art at Endeavor Gallery at the end of April. The upcoming quarterly exhibit will feature works from artists in both our existing rotation cycles; so I hope everyone will plan on submitting one “regular-sized” painting or photograph (or ceramic piece or sculpture or ? ) We are also going to experiment with a “small works” wall in the hallway, so we hope that many of you will also exhibit miniatures or small pieces (not to exceed 8″ x 10″).
I will be sending out more information and a request for information on new works to our already-participating members shortly. If you are not currently in our rotation system, but would like to exhibit work in the Gallery, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org), as we are always looking for new artists!!
Speaking of the gallery–we are also looking for willing docents! Artists participating in a given exhibit or with works in the gift shop are expected to work one 4 hour shift per month (there are health-related exemptions to this rule); but even if you do not chose to exhibit, we can still use your help! If you would like to volunteer–please contact me!!
Some other items of interest:
On Saturday, April 9th, Cochise College is presenting Coffee and a Free Lecture–”Pens and Paintbrushes: the
Legacies of Early Arizona Women in the Arts” from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Benson Center. Author/lecturer Jan Cleere will present a power-point program exploring the lives of 5 women “whose talents personify the beauty of the early western frontier…:
The Baha’i of Cochise County are sponsoring an art show on Saturday, April 23rd at Schieffelin Hall in Tombstone from 1 till 3 p.m. There will be music and refreshments; and our own Kaia Thomas and Clement Scott will serve as judges for the event. The theme of the show is “The Oneness of Humanity.” For information or to obtain an entry form–call Judy Hennessy at 520 457 2016.
The Art League of Willcox has set the dates for their Annual Ann Boyd Wade Fine Art and Photography Show for May 20th -May 22nd, 2016.
This is always a great show, with lots of prizes! Entries are due by May 2nd. For entry forms and information, email www.willcoxartleague.com. Note that they are also accepting on-line entries this year!!
OK–that should do it. Get out there and “celebrate” some art!!
Lunch & Learn
We’re taking a rest from Lunch & Learn this month. Hopefully we’ll see you for a fascinating program in May.
The next show will be the CTA Photography Show in October.