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Events This Month

Thought I should let you know we are still alive and kicking after not having sent out a letter last month…


Yes, it is HOT, and hard to get in the mood to do much of anything right now–but I am happy to announce that we WILL have a Lunch and Learn program this month!  The date will be the 4th Thursday, June 23, and we’ll meet as usual at noon in the Conference Room at the Benson Museum complex.  Bring a sack lunch and learn about:  Impressions: The Art of Intaglio Printmaking


In “Art Around Town” news, I hope many of you had the chance to view Kat Mickelson’s show at Cochise College last month featuring some of her fine water color and lively acrylic paintings. It was a beautiful exhibit, and Kat sold her painting “Kettle of Fish” at the end of the show!


 The featured artist at the college during the month of June is Brenda Peo.  She is showing thirty-some of her unique and colorful animal “portraits” that make a very vibrant display.  Brenda wants you to know that she is running a “Super Summer Sale” out of the show and on her website (www,bpeo-designs.com), so check it out and tell your friends!
   Remember, any Arts Council member is eligible to have your own month-long show at the college–photography, mixed media, fine art, whatever–so if you think you might be interested, please contact me to get on our calendar.  It’s a great way to get more exposure for your work, and for the Arts Council as well!!


Endeavor Gallery had a very nice Spring, though we suspect things might slow down considerably during the hot Summer months…  The current rotation of works, which went up at the beginning of May, will remain on display through the end of July, when we’ll hang all new pieces for the “Fall” quarter.  If you would like to be represented in our Gallery, please let me know and we’ll assign you to a rotation group.


 Many thanks to those of you who are currently serving as docents at the Gallery!!  If you have 4 hours a month to spare and would like to volunteer to spend that time in our AIR CONDITIONED environment, please let me know.  We’ll be happy to sign you up and give you the training!!  In addition to meeting visitors to the Gallery, docents have the opportunity to work on your own projects or browse the art-related books and magazines in our “library,” so time is never “wasted.”


Looking back at May, I want to compliment the Willcox Art League for putting on their highly successful Ann Boyd Wade Fine Art and Photography Show May 19th through the 22nd.  Congratulations to our many members who submitted work for this show and who came away with a number of ribbons and awards in various categories.   Our own Ron Fritts received the Best of Show Rosette –again–for one of his beautiful oil landscapes!


  OK–keep reading, as this is important!  San Pedro River Arts Council’s fiscal year ends on June 30th.  Dues for those of you who joined or renewed your membership in 2015 are “due” as of July 1st, 2016.  (Those of you who became members after Jan 1st, 2016 are “good to go” until next year.)   We need and appreciate the support of our members, so I hope that all of you will “re-up” to continue receiving news and information of events and upcoming activities.  Membership fees continue to be $15.00 for an individual, $20 for a “Family” membership, or $5.00 for Youth members.  You can renew on line, send a check to SPRAC at P.O. Box 1358, Benson, AZ  85602, or pay up when you come to the Lunch and Learn or visit the Gallery.


  That’s it for now, but remember, the October Open Photography Show will be here before you know it, so get out there and take some gorgeous pictures over the summer!!
Hope to see you soon.




Lunch & Learn

Impressions: The Art of Intaglio Printmaking

“Learn how ink, pressure, and paper interact with a printing plate to create fine art imagery. In this “Lunch & Learn” demo and lecture, Bisbee artist Heather Green will discuss printmaking with a focus on intaglio processes. Intaglio refers to methods in which an image is incised into a surface and the resulting cuts hold the ink to be transferred to paper. This unique media often produces a wide variety of incredible marks that cannot be duplicated with a brush or pen. She will also reflect on her own experiences as she highlights a variety of creative techniques.”

This will be the first time we’ve had a program on print making and it should be very interesting; so mark your calendars and plan to attend!!


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Upcoming Show

The next show will be the CTA Photography Show in October.