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SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild upcoming 2018 classes

Jeanne OMeara Our SaddleBrooke artists are often heard talking about either initiating their artistic pursuits or enhancing them when moving to our beautiful community. Even the more accomplished benefit from learning new techniques and mediums from their fellow artists in the Guild classes. Are sunrises, sunsets, mountains and Saguaros tickling your creative instincts? Join a…

Artist of the Month

LaVerne Kyriss When you pass Joe Costante’s SaddleBrooke home, you’d never expect to find the botanical garden that inhabits his backyard. But when you discover that Costante has a doctorate in botany and specialized in plant physiology and biochemistry during his working years and that he volunteered as a docent at both the Biosphere and…

Fine Arts Guild and UAMA Art Lecture Series

Tammy Bearden The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild, in partnership with the University of Arizona Museum of Art, will present a new series of three lectures beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the west ballroom of the MountainView Clubhouse. The first presenter will be docent Tammy Bearden who will discuss American…

A Celebration Of WaterColor

Karen Brungardt On Sunday, November 19, 2017, eight SaddleBrooke watercolor artists will present the second annual A Celebration of Watercolor show in the west end of the MountainView Ballroom. This colorful event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Each of the artists, Karen Brungardt, Mary Bubla, Fran Dorr,…

Featured Arts and Crafts Fair Artisans

Bob and Vicki with a few of their creations

Barbara Johnson Usually we have a featured artisan (singular), but this month we have featured artisans (plural). That’s because this month we’re spotlighting a husband and wife team – Bob and Vicki Long. They may have only lived in SaddleBrooke for two years, but in that time they have certainly made a big impression. Once…

Fall offerings from the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild

Jeanne O’Meara Fall is the perfect season to give generously of your time and talents to others. Our community is vibrant this time of year regrouping with old friends and making new ones. ‘Tis the season to try new things and expand one’s talents and interests. After a very successful spring Open Studio offering to…

Vista Fine Arts season begins October 22

Donna Langwig The 2017-2018 season of Vista Fine Arts opens on Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 p.m. with the amazing Desert Wind Saxophone Quartet. Since its founding in 1990, the Desert Wind Saxophone Quartet has treated audiences throughout the Phoenix area to a wide variety of music from baroque, jazz and popular music, to modern…

A celebration of watercolor

Wayne Ufford

  Karen Brungardt On Sunday, November 19, 2017, eight SaddleBrooke Watercolor Artists will present the second annual A Celebration of Watercolor show in the west end of the MountainView Ballroom. This colorful event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Each of the artists, Karen Brungardt, Mary Bubla,…

Artist Of The Month

Maxine Ranicke pauses with an in-progress work.

Maxine Ranicke’s credo: “Never Stop Learning” LaVerne Kyriss Maxine Ranicke’s first art class was as a young girl. “We lived in Hawaii and my mother knew a poor artist. I think she paid him for classes for me as a way to help him out,” she recalled. “I studied art in college at the University…