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Artist of the month

Nancy Springer sits in her studio with two newly completed gourds.

Many media fill Nancy Springer’s “Palette” LaVerne Kyriss Acrylics, watercolor, oils, photography, pen and ink drawings, gourd-making, stained glass and ceramics are just some of the media that Nancy Springer has explored in the world of art. An accomplished painter, she professes to be a dabbler, “I’m always trying something new. I don’t show. I…

Artist of The Month

Kathleen Junker pauses in her studio surrounded by several works in progress.

Talent results when you pursue an interest LaVerne Kyriss Kathleen Junker doesn’t believe it when people tell her they have no talent. “Talent is what results when you pursue an interest,” she explained. “People say, ‘Oh, I can’t draw’ or ‘I can’t paint. I could never do what you do. I’m not good at that.’…

Wild Things: gourd exhibit by Carol Signore

Roy, the Fiddling Cowboy

WILD THINGS – A Fine Art Gourd Exhibit by Carol Signore will be displayed at DeGrazia Museum’s Little Gallery in Tucson March 20 through April 2 (except Easter Sunday) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Signore was introduced to gourd art in 2009 at the Quail Creek Gourd Club in Green Valley. Her early pieces…

24th annual Oracle Artist Studio Tour April 16-17

Studio 3

Art in galleries is engaging, but art seen in the artists’ own studios, in historic ranches and barns, with the artists themselves there to talk about their work, is a special experience, one available to all who visit Oracle Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, when the town’s art community will welcome visitors to…

Fine Arts Guild education for March

Janet Tucker Listed below are the classes for March. The remainder of the 2016 calendar is under development. Always check the website for the most up-to-date schedule, prices, descriptions and supply lists: www.saddlebrookefinearts.org/classes. March Painting the Landscape in Layers; Acrylic with Barbara Cowlin. All levels. $95 plus $10 supply fee. Four Tuesdays, March 1, 8,…

Artist of The Month

Cheri Allen poses with a “signature” painting.

Bringing beauty into homes is Cheri Allen’s goal LaVerne Kyriss Cheri Allen’s creative bent showed up early. She was designing rooms as a five year old, pushing her bed around to create different arrangements. It really took off in fifth grade when she won an art contest for her drawing entry at St. Thomas Aquinas…

Paul Kopp wins award

Artist Paul Kopp with his winning composition In the Hunt which took first place at the February Southern Arizona Arts Guild’s monthly competition; photo by Jim Morris.

Mary Kopp SaddleBrooke artist Paul Kopp recently received the Southern Arizona Arts Guild’s Artist of the Month award. The Guild features a monthly competition for emerging artists that culminates in its annual selection of Artist of the Year from the 12 monthly winners. Kopp’s winning piece is an oil on canvas work titled The Eyes…

Schedule of upcoming art classes

Janet Tucker This is a great time to sign up for an art class. No experience is required and everyone is welcome. Listed below are the classes for March. The remainder of the 2016 calendar is under development. Always check the website for the most up to date schedule, prices, descriptions and supply lists: www.saddlebrookefinearts.org/classes.…

Artist of the Month

Marilynn Davis pauses in her studio surrounded by tools and partially created works.

Marilynn Davis – Visual Storyteller LaVerne Kyriss The pieces (mostly in pencil, chalk, watercolor and mixed media) by Marilynn Davis tell stories. “I mostly draw people. The settings and mediums vary, but each piece tells a story.” Just look at any of the pieces hanging on the walls of her SaddleBrooke home and the viewer…