CoronaVirus and the Center for the Arts

We at the Center for the Arts are following the efforts of the state and the community to stem the CoronaVirus. An email was sent out last week to members and art enthusiasts with notice that we would be closing the Center until April 1st. Since the date that email was sent, we’ve come to realize that the Center for the Arts is not likely to reopen on that date. The Board of Directors for the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains suggested...

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Art, Music and Poetry – March 14th, 1pm to 4pm

Steve Taylor and Chris Isaacs have been invited to present readings from their books at the Center for the Arts on March 14th from 1pm to 4pm. Both long-time writers who live in the White Mountains of Arizona have agreed to read from their books for an audience of poetry lovers. The Mountain Saddle Band will be providing live music throughout the afternoon as well. The Center for the Arts is hosting the afternoon of “Art, Music and...

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Artist of the Month – Rusty Childress – January 2020

After beginning his career as a photojournalist in 1978, Rusty then spent 33 years in the automotive industry but kept shooting along the way. He escaped Corporate America in 2007 to become a freelance photographer by starting The Main Event Imaging LLC, an outdoor event photography business specializing in motorsports and concert photography. Natural History photography is his focus today with Childress.com Nature Photography. Here he spends...

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Artist of the Month – November and December 2019 – Carol Sletten

In the past, Carol worked for an ad agency and a university information center, did a stint as a reporter, taught at a community college, was co-owner of an art gallery and collected oral history. When she was on the East Coast, Carol had a gig as an Artist in Residence, designed publications and had a one-woman show at the Staten Island Botanic Garden. She is currently focusing on the history, landscape and people of the American West. Her...

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Artist of the Month – October 2019 – Connie Cromwell

Connie Cromwell Connie and her husband live in Show Low. They love the area for the climate and four seasons. Creating pine needle baskets combines an opportunity to work with natural materials and her love of needlework. Shortly after moving to the White Mountains, 20+ years ago, Connie met a woman in Pinetop who made pine needle baskets. They were lovely and the memory stayed with her. A few years ago, she realized a need for a creative...

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