Mosaic Magic Garden Party
Local Artists and students were asked this past summer to participate in an event put on by the Friends of Yavapai College Art Department to help raise money for art scholarships and Sculpture Garden acquisitions. Each artist was furnished with a 6” square canvas and asked to cover it with any subject/medium that they would like. The result is an incredible mosaic of individual talents. Artists have painted on the canvases in watercolor, acrylic and oil, used photography, fastened metal pieces on them, done small mosaics, used colored pens and pencils, used cloth or paper, and almost anything you could think of as well…
The examples pictured above are two of the artists’ handiwork on the small canvases. The canvases will be given away at the Garden Party event. Purchase your ticket NOW: $25, and you may be eligible for a 6” square piece of art work. There are limited quantities of these pieces.
You can show your support of the college’s art program by attending the Garden Party on Sunday, September 14, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Prescott campus sculpture garden . Refreshments will be served. The wonderful mosaic of 6” x 6” canvases will be on display at that time. Those who have purchased tickets to the event will be eligible to receive one of the small art pieces on display.
The sculpture garden is beside the Performance Hall at 1100 Sheldon St. in Prescott.
Purchase tickets at www.yc.edu/ycf, or at any of the following local businesses: The Frame & I, Jay’s Bird Barn, Miller Valley Indoor Art Market, Prescott Valley Nursery and Mortimer Nursery & Landscape Co.
Those of you interested in art will want to acquaint yourselves with YC Library’s AMAZING collection of art books, magazines and DVDs/videos. Included in our extensive collection are books/DVDs on Renaissance art and artists, Impressionists, Cubists, Modernists, abstract artists, American artists, European artists, Japanese art and artists, African art, women artists, architecture and architects around the world; printmaking of all types; well-known and less well-known artists’ biographies; photographers and their works; sculptors; print-makers, jewelry-making and jewelers; welded metal art and artists… the list is endless and made up of the earliest artists to current new practitioners. Many of the topics listed above are taught in YC art classes each semester.
The pictures below are samples of some of our holdings—all available for check-out by students and community patrons. Periodicals are to be used in-library only.