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Events This Month

Hello everyone,

It’s hard to believe this year is flying by so quickly—Spring is well under way and summer will soon be here.  With the warmer weather to come, we will be reducing the open hours of the Art Gallery to confirm with the hours and days that the Museum will be open.  We’ll remain open Tuesdays through Saturdays, but only from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m, which should make life easier for the docents from now through August.

The docent schedule is set for May.  Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers!

Further Endeavor Gallery news includes the fact that Shryl Miles, our exhibit coordinator (with help from Bill Smith!), has just finished installation of our second rotation of art, photography, and sculpture.  The new pieces are now on display and we can all be proud of another elegant and exciting exhibit!!

To celebrate the new artists and works on display, SPRAC will host a reception in the Gallery on Saturday, May 16th from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m.  Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to come see the new pieces and meet the participating artists.  I hope many of you will be able to come check out our latest look, so do mark your calendar!

Remember, to be included in future rotations, if you have not done so–you need to contact Shryl (smiles@powerc.net) so that your name can be added to the lottery list.  If you are a member in good standing, you are eligible to display work in any media in Endeavor Gallery; and we encourage all of you to participate!  For those of you who would like to exhibit, but are unable to serve as a docent for the one day per month we request, we have worked out a “hanging fee” schedule that we will be happy to discuss with you.  Actually, it turns out that working in the Gallery is quite a lot of fun, and many of our members pass the time working on their own art projects; so we hope that “docenting” will not be an issue for most of you!!

As part of our Art Around Town project, we have just hung more than 30 paintings by member/artist Carl Sanders at Cochise College in the monthly “One with Art” exhibit there.  Most of Carl’s works feature a Native American theme depicting elements of Plains Indian and Southwestern cultural traditions.  The display will hang through the month of April, so if you are passing by the college, do stop in and take a look.

Ongoing displays by SPRAC members in the Art Around Town series include the photography exhibit at the Benson City Grill through the end of June, as well as the large exhibition decorating the walls and halls of the Benson Hospital hanging through late July.

Finally, don’t forget to check out the Ann Boyd Wade Fine Art and Photography Show on display May 15th through the 17th at the Community Center in Willcox!  Many of our San Pedro River Arts Council members will be participating and/or helping with the show.  This is always a lovely event, with lots of awards and cash prizes; and under “new management,” this year’s show should be better than ever…


Hope to see you soon!






Lunch & Learn

The Lunch and Learn program for May is scheduled for our regular “third Thursday” slot—May 21st, from noon till 1:30 in the Museum meeting room across the complex from the Gallery.  This month’s presenter is Sierra Vista artist and jeweler Kathy Riebock.  Kathy is a member of the Huachuca Art Association and comes highly recommended by our beloved Jim Kidd.  Kathy says that among other things she will be discussing the history of beads and beading; as well as presenting marketing tips for current and prospective jewelry makers.  Sounds like a very interesting and USEFUL program, so do plan to attend!


Upcoming Show

Next up will be the Photography Show in October.