Student Art Show Rescheduled for October 2020

AAWM’s Student Art Show Each year the Center for the Arts and Navopache Electric Cooperative sponsors an art show for kids. This year we planned it a little differently. We changed the ages of the participants to allow more involvement with older student. The Student Art Show in 2020 is for students in grades 5 through 12 in the various schools in the White Mountains. Each entering artists is allowed three pieces of original art. Then…COVID hit...

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Operations at the Center for the Arts during the CoronaVirus

While we’re resume our normal business hours at the Center for the Arts here in the White Mountains of Arizona, life doesn’t seem to want to get back to normal just yet. We were able to reopen in late May and are currently open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm and we encourage our volunteers and visitors to wear masks. We have updated our events per the Governor’s latest executive order. As a result, we have cancelled...

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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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