Coffee & Free Lecture

Pens and Paintbrushes: The Legacies of Early Arizona Women in the Arts

1025 State Route 90
Benson, AZ 85602
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Event Start
1:00 PM on Apr 9, 2016
Event End
2:00 PM on Apr 9, 2016

Award-winning author and lecturer Jan Cleere will present a PowerPoint program that explores the lives of five artists whose talents personify the beauty of early western frontier. Hopi potter Nampeyo shaped clay vessels with an intricacy seldom duplicated today. Writer Sharlot Hall described images of Arizona’s past and preserved our history. Author Martha Summerhayes wrote of her adventures following her husband from one Arizona army post to another. Kate Cory’s abundant portfolio of paintings and photos illustrates and intense cultural sensitivity to Hopi rituals and ceremonies. Architect Mary Colter designed edifices across the southwest. Jan Cleere writes and speaks extensively about the people who first settled in the desert southwest. She has written five books. Her work has been recognized by the AZ Newspapers Association, AZ Books Publishers Association, National Federation of Press Women and NV Women’s History Project. She is an American Studies magna cum laude graduate of ASU West. This event is a part of the AZ Speaks program and is co-sponsored by Arizona Humanities and Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning.

Event Start
1:00 PM on Saturday, April 9, 2016
Event End
2:00 PM on Saturday, April 9, 2016
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Cochise College Benson Center
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