Gila Community College Student Art
Exhibited July - August, 2009

       Some of the most promising artist students from around Gila County were featured in a multi-media exhibit in the visitor center gallery at Boyce Thompson Arboretum during the months of July and August, 2009.

       "We showed works from the Payson and Gila Pueblo campuses," said Art Department Chairman Larry Brown. "Works ranged from predominantly landscapes, wildlife and also a few figures, portraits and botanicals. These are student works in oils, acrylics, watercolors and various drawing media. Most of the artists are retirees,
students from Globe and Payson. And many of these artists are also amateur photographers, people who draw from their photography for subject

       As head of the Gila Community College Art Deptartment, Brown has been impressed with the variety of artworks produced by students from Globe and Payson,including works by local painter and pastel artist Ida Padilla. The college is excited about it's new jewelry making, lapidary and digital photography classes being offered this fall at the Globe campus..

        Brown said he may have a work or two of his own in the exhibit, which will be on display from July 18 through August 31. Brown majored in painting and art education at Mesa Community College,
Arizona State University, and completed his graduate work at Northern Arizona University. He earned a Masters Degree in 1991 and has been an art instructor for three decades, most of them at Miami High School. School ties dont end there, in fact he bought, lives in and is in the process of restoring the old Buena Vista School in Miami. Check out pictures and read more about the artist on his web site
        Contact the artist by email to and also or by phone at 928-701-1036 or else 928-473-4358, or by mail at PO Box 222, Miami, AZ 85539

         Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located at Highway 60 milepost #223, just three miles west of the town of Superior - a drive of about one hour east of Phoenix or two hours from Tucson (take Oracle Road North to Highway 79 past Florence to Highway 60, then East for another 12 miles).

        Monthly exhibits may be seen in our Visitor Center gallery daily from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during June, July and August. Fall/winter hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Arboretum is an Arizona State Park and daily admission must be paid to enter the Visitor Center where the gallery is found. Admission is $7.50 for adults and $3 for ages 5-12. Annual memberships at the Arboretum begin at $45, and include a year's access, guest passes for your friends and family, along with many other benefits. A membership may be purchased in the gift shop on the day of your visit. Review other recent gallery shows by ...

Margie Porter June - July, 2009
Deborah A. Lee May, 2009
Mesa Arts League April, 2009

Bud Heiss March, 2009
Laurent Baig February, 2009
Timm Chapman January, 2009
Paul Kinslow December, 2008
Maggie Leef November 2008
Sharon Sieben October 2008
Nicole Royse September 2008
Gila Community College Art July-August 2008
Judy Bottler Photography May 2008
Bob Estrin Photography April 2008
Mary Isham Watercolors March 2008
Susan Strom and Cathy Franklin Lightning Photography February, 2008
Arizona State Parks Plein Air Paintings January, 2008
Carolyn Gray & Connie Thomas December, 2007
Jean Sullivan November, 2007 Sue Cullumber October, 2007
Adriane Grimaldi September, 2007
Pima College print-making students July-August, 2007
Mesa Arts League June-July, 2007
Fred Charlton May, 2007
Paul Mudersbach March-April, 2007
Linda Kaiser February, 2007
Edith Kreueger-Nye December, 2006 - January, 2007
Cindy Carrillo October-November, 2006
Bob Rice September, 2006
Bud Heiss July-August, 2006
Mesa Arts League June-July, 2006
Sandy Tracey April-May, 2006
CJ Rider March, 2006
Jessica Green February, 2006
Steve Davidson January, 2006
Don & Carole Schupp December, 2005
Carolyn Gray November, 2005
Martha Burgess October, 2005
Boeing Photographers September, 2005
Lightning Lady Susan Strom July/August, 2005
Mesa Arts League June/July, 2005
Jeanette Bronson May, 2005
Tom Stanley April, 2005
Kathy McClure February-March, 2005
Pam Smyth January, 2005
Tina Faust December, 2004