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September 21, 2021 David Lloyd Bradley


David has been studying creativity, and recently conducted research study on how to enhance creativity. He will share the results of that study in a lecture that will include visuals and hands-on activities.

October 19, 2021 Stan Kurth
Demonstrating intuitive painting using ink, watercolor and gouache





November 16, 2021 Alma Telibecirevic

Poured paint demonstration



December 2021 – no meeting

January 18, 2022 Lisa Tolentino
Digital painting demonstration

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February 15, 2022 Bruce Balfour-director of Phoenix Forge Makerspace/Arts Incubator

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March 15, 2022 Tomi Johnston-Professor of Art History, PVCC
Tomi Johnston is full time Art History faculty at Paradise Valley Community College. She earned her Master’s degree in Art History from ASU. Tomi has led a Study Abroad program to Cuba and is in preparation to lead a Study Abroad program to Florence, Italy in June 2023.

She will discuss the collages made by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque between 1912 and 1914. The art critic Clement Greenberg wrote that collage had played a pivotal role in Cubism, and that Cubism played a pivotal role in modern painting and sculpture. Another critic, Peter Burger, also stresses the importance of early Cubist collages, and that they are integral to theories about avant-garde art.

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April 19, 2022 Gary Zaro-Professor of Humanities, PVCC
Professor Gary Zaro

It’s not uncommon for various art forms to meld together. Simple examples are music and dance; theatre and literature. It is safe to say that film is the most culturally and socially popular art today, while the visual arts have the greatest and longest legacy. Therefore, when visual art and artists are presented in film, it creates a unique and often stunning visual and dramatic artistic combination. Whether it be biographies such as The Agony and the Ecstasy, Seraphine, Artemisia, or Frida; the influence of art on politics and history like The Last Vermeer, The Rape of Europa, or Woman in Gold; the artistic process as in Portrait of a Lady on Fire, La Belle Noiseuse or Girl With the Pearl Earring; and even the transformative power of art as seen in Nise: The Heart of Madness, the importance and legacy of art is frequently given a moving and beautiful presentation via its fellow visual art, film.

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May 17, 2022 Scholarship Recipients
This is always an exciting meeting to see art work created by up and coming artists. Visit the Scholarship Program on our website for more information.

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Summer break. Meetings resume September 20, 2022