Visiting artists: Rancho Linda Vista hosts Pima College art show

xDSC_0074.JPG

Matthias Dūwel’s art class from Pima College Northwest had an exhibition at Rancho Linda Vista.

By John Hernandez

On Saturday June 1, 22 painting, drawing and sculpture students from Pima Community College Northwest Campus displayed their art at the Rancho Linda Vista Gallery in Oracle.

The reception and show “22” were organized by Pima College Northwest Lead Faculty Instructor Matthias Dūwel. Matthias teaches art and is also an accomplished artist. His paintings were displayed last year at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. The exhibit, held in conjunction with glass artist Matt Eskuche, was titled “Consumer Consumption.”

The student artists gained some experience in showing their art and talking with the public about their work. Some of them even sold some of their art.

One young artist’s work caught the attention of reporter, John Hernandez. Marcus Coltrin has been painting for five years and studying art for two years. Matthias, he said, “is a very good teacher.”

One of his paintings was of some monkeys drinking in a bar. When asked about his inspiration for the piece, Marcus said, he had actually run out of ideas and asked a fellow student in class about what he should paint. The student told him “do straight up monkeys.” A few seconds later they said do “monkeys drinking martinis.” Marcus then studied pictures of monkeys on the internet and when drawing them decided to try to give them personalities. The result was his painting, “Straight Up Monkeys.”

Marcus also showed his painting “White Trolley of Death.” The painting (pictured on Page 1) shows a runaway trolley car in San Francisco with ghostly figures riding in the car and a skeleton conductor steering the trolley to who knows where.

“I like to have humor in my paintings,” Marcus said.

The artists that participated in “22” were Amy Scales, Andrew Pitcher, Cody Knocke, Connie Nicholson, Jacob Holt, James Brown, Kailia Miller, Kayla Keithly, Kimberley Prouse, Lavana Salem, Linda Lanan, Marcus Coltrin, Marianne Vance, Marilyn Mitchell, Marly Slayton, Michilene Johnoff, Mychal Trujillo, Nathan Taylor, Pauline Pitcher, Sabrina Wilson, Tiffany Eldrege and Vana Dee.

xDSC_0050.JPG

Straight Up Monkeys by Marcus Coltrin


xDSC_0051.JPG

White Trolley of Death by Marcus Coltrin

admin (7654 Posts)


Leave a Reply

  • Stories Just Posted

    Sheriff speaks out on immigration

    July 21st, 2014
    by

    If a citizen breaks the law and no law enforcement action is taken, what message does that send to everyone […]


    Arizona State Parks Announces Funding for Motorized Trail Projects Deadline September 10

    July 21st, 2014
    by

    Phoenix- Arizona State Parks is offering funding from the state Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Fund for motorized trail projects.  Project […]


    Fred DuVal Visits Proposed Mine Site; Promotes Pinal County Jobs Plan

    July 18th, 2014
    by

    Phoenix- Business and education leader Fred DuVal, who is running for Arizona governor released the following statement today on his […]


    Rios weighs in on protests

    July 16th, 2014
    by

    The Pinal County taxpayers dodged a bullet this past Tuesday as a game of political theatre became nothing but a […]


  • Stories Just For You

    Resolution Copper Mining begins worker trainee program

    February 6th, 2014
    by

    SUPERIOR, Ariz., Jan. 28, 2014 – Resolution Copper Mining is beginning a Worker Trainee Program as part of its commitment […]


    Oracle Schools to consider moving kindergarten to the Mountain Vista Campus

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    By Dennis Blauser Superintendent, Oracle Schools On Feb. 18 the Oracle School District Governing Board will discuss the idea of […]


    Enjoy a day of outdoor recreation and history at the Third Annual Legends of Superior Trails Eco-Tourism Festival

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    The Legends of Superior Trails invites you to enjoy a day of history, and adventure at the Third Annual Legends […]


    Couple who held daughters captive in Pima County now facing Pinal County charges

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    A couple accused of keeping the wife’s three daughters captive in Pima County are now facing added charges in Pinal […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather