Finding Your Inspiration with Diana Madaras

Renowned Tucson artist Diana Madaras will have a trunk show at the Ranch House Ballroom on April 9 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Joe Guyton and Barbara Barr

Join us Saturday, April 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the SaddleBrooke Ranch Ballroom as renowned Tucson artist and well-known philanthropist Diana Madaras brings her gallery to us! While this event is taking place at the Ranch, it is open to all SaddleBrooke residents and features wine and appetizers. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke, and proceeds go to support local and global programs for seniors, children, and those in need at all ages.

The name Diana Madaras has become synonymous with Tucson. Her bold, colorful artwork recently earned her Tucson’s vote for Best Visual Artist for the seventh time. Dozens of newspaper and magazine articles have been written about her and her work. She has been featured on television shows produced by NBC, CBS, and PBS affiliates. She is president of the nonprofit Art for Animals Foundation, a charity she founded, which has raised more than $200,000 to help abused, injured, and orphaned animals.

Madaras’ work can be viewed at many Tucson destinations, including the Hilton El Conquistador, Westin La Paloma, Loews Ventana Canyon, Canyon Ranch, Miraval, and the airport. She also has created eight paintings for the estate of the former president of Mexico.

While Diana Madaras will be featuring her own work and gift items, there will also be artwork from other area artisans. In addition to jewelry, a wide range of mediums will be featured, including pottery, original paintings and watercolors, textiles, and prints. So, this is a great opportunity to decorate your home or grab unique gifts for others. There will be something for everyone at a wide range of prices.

Diana Madaras is offering some wonderful prizes and gifts:

• Each ticket receives a gift from the gallery.

• A $400 canvas from the Madaras Gallery at the live auction at 3 p.m

• Four prizes of a $250 shopping spree at the Madaras Gallery

Seating and tickets will be limited, and there is only this one-day event. So, grab your tickets or your table today on the Rotary Website, https://saddlebrookerotary.com.

To tell you a little more about Rotary, it was the very first service organization. Today, Rotary has grown to be the world’s largest volunteer organization. Rotarians can be found in more countries than the Red Cross.

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is not only an award-winning organization devoted to making a difference locally and globally, it is also a club that enjoys coming together for lunch and lifelong learning. We currently meet weekly at the Ranch House at SaddleBrooke Ranch and on Zoom. Plus, we enjoy getting together for social events and service projects. We have fun making a difference.

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is open to anyone who is living or working in SaddleBrooke, SaddleBrooke Ranch, Oracle, Catalina, Oro Valley, and all surrounding communities. For more information, contact Wendy Guyton at 520-404-5712 or [email protected]