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Events This Month
Well, we’ve done it! Endeavor Gallery is up and running. The “Grand Opening” last Saturday was a huge success and everyone who visits seems to be very impressed with the look and layout of the artwork and gift shop!
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who contributed to the effort to bring the dream to fruition!! The Gallery is currently open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. and is located at 267 E. 5th Street in the courtyard of the Benson Museum Complex.
If you have not been by, do stop in and check it out! If you have questions about putting YOUR work in the Gallery in an upcoming rotation, please contact Shryl Miles (firstname.lastname@example.org ). If you have works that you would like to display in the Gift Shop, please contact Charline White (email@example.com ). I know that Charline is currently seeking more matted art and photography prints in smaller sizes (up to 11 x 14).
As part of our “Art Around Town” project, we also have recently installed a beautiful new exhibit by several of our member/photographers at the Benson City Grille located on the grounds of the San Pedro Golf Course in Benson. This is a lovely venue, with great views over the ponds and greens, with inside and outdoor dining on the covered Patio. Stop in for lunch any day, or dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings (the food is good!), and admire the various photographic styles of Mel and Larraine Milne, Donald Grose, Glen Sanner, Richard Etheridge, and Charles Teel. This exhibit will remain up through June.
And after the resounding success of our “Celebrate the Arts” Show at Cochise College Benson Center in March (congratulations to all who entered!), we now have a new “One With Art” exhibit featuring the works of members of the Art League of Willcox on display at the College during the month of April. Combined with the more than 100 pieces of art and photography on display throughout the Benson Hospital—not to mention the wonderful works in the Quarles Gallery on 4th Street—there is enough “art” to be viewed in Benson to make a trip to town worthwhile!!
Dates to mark on your Calendar:
April 16th—our regular Lunch and Learn Program at the Benson Museum meeting room (across from the Gallery). We’ll meet from noon till roughly 1:30, so bring a bag lunch if you think you might have the munchies.
This month’s program will be given by member/artist Stephani Stephensen. She will be giving an illustrated talk on the process of creating her beautiful ceramic tile pieces—everything from finding her inspiration, through shaping and carving the original tile, glazing, firing, making molds, to designing larger works requiring many tile such as fireplace surrounds and fountain walls. Stephani will be bringing examples of her work to view, and possibly even some wet clay to “play with…” You can check out her website at www.revivaltileworks.com
—Community Yard Sale on the grounds of the Benson Museum. The Arts Council will have a reserved space again this year, so we are looking for any sort of miscellaneous items you are thinking about cleaning out of your house, garage, basement, or where-ever. This has been a very successful fund raiser for us in the past, and we will use any money raised this year to help defray expenses at the Gallery. Do look around and see what you would like to “re-home!” You can bring your items to the Gallery on the morning of the sale; or, if you need help moving larger items—contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch & Learn
Our regular Lunch and Learn program is scheduled for the “third Thursday,” May 21 at the Museum at noon. Bring your lunch and come listen to a very interesting presentation.
Next up will be the Photography Show in October.