Art Galleries Visiting Artist Program
Carolyn Buck Vosburgh, Visiting Artist
TMCC Visual and Performing Arts welcomes Carolyn Buck Voshurgh, Visiting Artist. Carolyn is our featured artist in the Red Mountain gallery and will be on Campus Feb. 6-7, 2013. She will talking about her work on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at 7 p.m. in Sierra 108.
Carolyn Buck Vosburgh is a visual artist residing in Venice, California. Whether using a flat surface or three-dimensional space, Carolyn defines herself as a painter using personal symbols to allude to time and place within the human experience. Prior to receiving a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from California State University, Long Beach, she was awarded a BA in Education from Arizona State University and a BA in Fine Art from CSULB, Fullerton. She has participated in artist residencies at the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts in Indiana, Red Cinder on the Big Island of Hawaii, and at the Storefront Studio in Irvine, California.
Her art-related employment has included co-owning a private art school in Orange County, working as a decorative painter doing murals in homes and businesses, and teaching at the university and high school level. Her artwork has been shown both regionally and nationally.
Past Visiting Artists
Nov. 2012 – Melanie Yazzie
Melanie Yazzie was born in Ganado, Arizona in 1966. She grew up on the Navajo Reservation. She first studied art at the Westtown School in Pennsylvania. Yazzie earned a BFA at Arizona State University in 1990 and an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1993. Melanie Yazzie works a wide range of media that include printmaking, painting, sculpting, and ceramics, as well as installation art.
Her art is accessible to the public on many levels, while being witty and colorful. Her subject matter is significant because the serious undertones reference native post-colonial dilemmas. Her work often brings images of women from many indigenous cultures to the fore. Thus her work references matrilineal systems and points to the possibility of female leadership.
Visual and Performing Arts Visiting Artist Program Print Sale
In conjunction with Mixed Blessings Symposium and the Visiting Artist Program at TMCC, Local Artist Tia Flores has donated 100 hand-pulled prints to sell to help raise funds for TMCC Visual and Performing Arts Visiting Artist Program. Each print is being sold for $50. If you would like to purchase one, please contact Candace Nicol at 775-303-8086.
Tia Flores was born and raised in Las Vegas, back when the desert was home to more creatures than people. She grew up in a small neighborhood on the north edge of town just below the Red Rock Mountains. Her designs are a reflection of her two families. From her maternal grandmother, Louise, she is greatly influenced by the vast beauty of the Nevada desert; and from her paternal grandmother, Anastacia, she is drawn to the rich cultures of the Aztec and Navajo people and their love of the earth. The print, "Papalot" is a hand-pulled photo-polymer etching representing one of her calabaza sculptures.