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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Winter Hours of Operation in Effect at the Center for the Arts

On October 1st, 2019 the Center for the Arts resumed it’s winter hours of operation. From October 1st, 2019 through March 31st, 2020 the Center for the Arts will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. For snow or other inclement weather closures, the volunteer scheduled for the day will make the determination of whether or not the Center will be open.

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Artist of the Month – September 2019 – Constance Edler-Bradford

CONSTANCE EDLER-BRADFORD Constance is a native of Nebraska and has lived in Arizona since 1984. Her love of photography began in childhood and has been unrelenting since. Awards bestowed to Constance include outstanding photo exhibits, People’s Choice Award, Performing Arts Purchase Award, Gallery Purchase Award and NPC Professor’s Choice. Constance has given permission for her works to be displayed in educational seminars, poetry anthologies...

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Artist of the Month – August 2019 – Kathy Hatt

Kathy Hatt is a native of Arizona, born in the small mining town of Miami. Not having any formal art training, she has worked hard to develop her own style of expressing herself on canvas. Kathy has learned by studying the techniques of the Old Masters way of building color through many thin layers of glazes to create a highly detailed, realistic composition and a feeling of emotion. She works in her studio from reference photos she takes...

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