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My Colorful Southwest – Opening Reception

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My Colorful Southwest – Opening Reception

February 16, 2025 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

My Colorful Southwest – Opening Reception | Sun, Feb 16 from 2-3:30pm

Each month, August-May, there will be an opening reception for each show in our 2024-2025 Fine Art Gallery Season. This is a time to stop by the gallery and peruse the art, chat with the artists or listen in on an artist talk, enjoy a refreshment and be in the company of other art appreciators in our community. The art reception is FREE and open to the public on Sunday, Feb 16 from 2-3:30pm.

Show Description: Many of my paintings have of course been inspired by my music, my various world travels, and nature. In the 20-plus years of living in the Southwest, I derive new inspiration from the forms and rhythms of deserts, mountains, big skies, and canyons. My paintings reflect my fascination with color, shapes, and texture. This show will reflect artwork created with the Encaustic, medium (painting with bee’s wax) and the acrylic medium. I incorporate ornamental elements, copper and steel metal pieces, glass, fabric, oil stick, paper, pastels, and desert finds to build three-dimensionality.

Artist Bio – Joe Bourne: Born in Cambridge, Mass, I relocated to the Netherlands in 1975 where I performed as a Jazz and Pop music vocalist. My work as a vocalist presented me with the opportunity to travel worldwide allowing me to be exposed to various cultures and visual art masters. In the mid-nineties, while on a cruise ship where I was the featured performer sailing between Manaus, (a city in northwestern Brazil) and Cape Town, South Africa. I took a watercolor workshop. From that moment on one will find me with a paintbrush in one hand and a microphone in the other. My subject matter for painting is much like myself and my music repertoire, extremely varied. As a visual artist/singer / entertainer, I now reside in Oro Valley / Tucson, Arizona, since 2000.


February 16, 2025
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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