Winslow Arts Council to host reception

WINSLOW, Ariz. - The Winslow Arts Council has announced that it will host a reception at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Hubbell Building. Artists, art lovers and those who would like to see arts flourish and be appreciated in Winslow are invited to attend.

The exhibit will by no means be limited to Winslow artists. Artists from Flagstaff, Holbrook and the reservations are especially encouraged to attend. All varieties of art will be welcomed and artists are encouraged to present their work. Donations to the council for its auction will also be welcome.

Refreshments will be served and those attending can view any art that is available, discuss art with other attendees and the council. Artists, lovers of art or someone who wishes well for the city of Winslow should find the meeting worth attending. Suggestions are desired and will be welcome.

Winslow has produced a number of talented artists in its history. Gordon Pond was a talented Winslow artist who produced a large amount of art featuring ranch or western life. Painter and sculptor Joe Rodriguez was a Winslow artist who produced art on a wide variety of subjects.

Vada Carlson Rodriguez, Joe's wife, was a writer and poet who was still working on her art when she passed away at 101. This area is replete with very talented Indian artists who produce the type of art one might expect. Many, however, are more than capable in a number of areas and working with many different subjects.

Any attempt to list prominent Winslow area artists will omit a great many because of the large number of talented people and the variety of products of their art.

A visit to the Hubbell Building, home of a world renown trading post and becoming home of the Winslow Chamber of Commerce, should be a rewarding experience for anyone interested in art, especially art that involves persons from the vicinity of Winslow.

The Arts Council plans to be supportive of art in Winslow and look for opportunities to bring artists and art lovers a wide variety of worthwhile experiences. The reception at the Hubbell Building on Thursday is the first effort toward that goal.

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