November 15 – “Italian Futurists” Lecture and Presentation by Professor Tomi Johnston
For those of you in attendance last year during Professor Johnston’s presentation on Cubist Collage, you will remember how informative and engaging a speaker she is and how enlightening she was on this topic. Italian Futurists should prove to be equally engaging and intellectually stimulating. This is one not to be missed.

 Professor Tomi Johnston is the head of the Art History department at PVCC. She has been teaching Art History at PVCC since 2006, beginning as full-time in Fall of 2014. She has a diverse scholarly background, with specialties in Dutch Baroque, Asian Art, Islamic Art, and Pre-Columbian Art of the Americas.
 A frequent traveler, Professor Johnston believes that art is best experienced in person. In June of 2016, she and Professor David Bradley led a study abroad program to Cuba. They are currently putting together another study abroad program to Italy, scheduled for June of 2023. Professor Tomi Johnston was a winner of the 2020 NISOD Excellence Award


October 18 -Digital Media and the Modern Artist Presentation by Tess Mosko Scherer


Artists tools no longer stop at the workbench but include the phone and the computer. Using these tools effectively to document and market your work is as important to artists today as is the mastery of your medium/expression. Tonight’s presentation will provide an overview of digital tools available and how you might use them for marketing and managing your art.


Tess Mosko Scherer has a diverse art career spanning more than 30 years beginning as a gallerist and then an award-winning artist. Her art combines her study of the human psyche with her interest in book structures. She explores the imbalance between the complex machinations of our inner world and the outer world in which we are seen.


Tess Mosko Scherer is the Executive Director of the Arizona Art Alliance, active in the Arizona art community, has a private coaching practice, and facilitates for the World Academy for the Future of Women. She exhibits nationally, is represented by Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery, Prescott; was named one of the ‘100 Creatives You Need to Know’ by the Phoenix New Times in 2016. She is a grant recipient from the City of Phoenix, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.