Lunch & Learn
This is a reminder that our July program will be held this Thursday, July 17, beginning at noon at the Benson Museum. Our presenter this month will be SPRAC member and professional photographer Cheryl Rogos.
Cheryl’s program is designed to help and inspire both novice and advanced photographers to create better photos. In Cheryl’s words, “… a photographer must portray an illusion that the viewer can walk into the image, see objects on multiple planes, or feel as if one can reach into the picture to grab a compositional component.” She will discuss the importance of knowing your camera, how it works and what it can do to create greater “depth” in what is a two-dimensional medium.
Our Second Annual open, judged photography showing is coming up in October, so bring your lunch, bring your camera if you have questions, and come get some great information on how to take a winning entry!
Hope to see you there!
CELEBRATE THE ARTS SPRING SHOW
Receiving the award for Best of Show in this year’s Celebrate the Arts event was this painting entitled “The Docks at Telegraph Hill” by Benson artist Ron Fritts.
Arts Council President Linda Stacy presents the award for Best of Division in the Advanced/Professional group to Bowie artist Kaia Thomas for her oil painting entitled “Thunderhead” at the March 6 Celebrate the Arts show opening and reception.
“Thunderhead” by Bowie artist Kaia Thomas won Best of Division in the Adv/Prof group
Fred Ruth, of Tucson, won the Best of Division in the Intermediate group with his painting entitled “The Ancients.”
Artist Geri Grim, of Cochise, won Best of Division — Novice with her oil painting “River Rouge Stormy Sunset.”
Three outstanding paintings currently exhibited in the CTA show.
Trilby Arnold was the winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award with her large oil painting entitled “Prairie Spirit.”
Shryl Miles and twin sister Charline White show off their technique for selling LOTS of tickets during the recent Arts Council fundraiser in which an original oil painting donated by Clement Scott was the raffle prize. Unfortunately for the rest of us, the lucky winner was Quincy Rush of Willow Lakes. Congratulations to Mr. Rush! And a huge “Thank You” to Shryl and Charline for their hard work in making the raffle a fun event and a big success!!
The Arts Council is currently hosting a student art and photography show at Cochise College Benson Center. The exhibition will be on display during the month of April. We had originally planned a larger, juried show, but due to circumstances beyond our control—that did not happen. However, we HAVE managed to put together a nice exhibition of more than 40 works of fine art and photography that showcase the talents of our SPRAC-mentored student artists, as well as the Art and Design and Digital Photography students from Benson High School taught by Adam Gilbert and Linda Lou Lamb.
Some of the works in the Fine Art Division of the Student Exhibit
It is a part of the Mission of the Arts Council to support youth art education and provide opportunities for students to display their artistic achievements. Through our mentoring program, and by working with teachers in the area schools, we hope to fulfill this mission. Many thanks to the twenty-four students who have contributed to this year’s show, and to the teacher’s who work with them! By sharing your work you can inspire other young people to develop their creative talents and bring increased awareness of the arts to our community.
Audrey Hill shows off her painting “Phoenix Rising” and the award it won as Best of Division in the Fine Arts category at the recent San Pedro River Arts Council First Annual Youth Art and Photography show. Audrey is home schooled, and is mentored in her artwork by Member-Artist Bernie Fierro as part of the ongoing SPRAC Youth program. Twenty-five young artists and photographers from the local area submitted 43 entries in this year’s Exhibit.
Gabe Brin won the award for Best of Division in the Photography Category at the Youth Art and Photography show recently held at Cochise College Benson Center with his monochromatic photo entitled “The Hermit’s Cabin.” Gabe is a student at Benson High School and takes the Digital Photography Class taught by Linda Lou Lamb. The Arts Council is grateful to Ms. Lamb, and to Graphic and Fine Arts teacher Adam Gilbert for encouraging their students to enter the show and share their work with the viewing public.
An excellent example of student photography currently on display at the college.
A list of the students participating in the show.
Provided by Linda Stacy, President