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RLV 50th Anniversary Planning Underway
Fifty whole years! It's hard to believe that what started as an experiment by a group of (mostly) University of Arizona artists—back in 1968—has kept evolving and thriving for half a century. Over the Memorial Day weekend we'll be kicking up our heels in celebration—with exhibits, food, music, poetry and doings of all kinds! Keep posted via our website and facebook pages.
RLV Announces Its Selection for the 2017 Artist Resident Award
We are excited to announce that the mixed-media installation artist Myung Gyun You has been selected as this years recipient of the RLV Artist Residency Award. Whether focusing on giant site-specific installations to small wall pieces, Gyuns work integrates ideas connected to culture, identity and nature using organic and manmade materials. Read more...
Ann Woodin Rush, 1927–2017
The redoubtable writer, intrepid traveler, social activist and community volunteer Ann Woodin recently passed away in her sleep at the age of 90 here at Rancho Linda Vista. Anns books are not only still treasured, she was to have a lasting impact through her mediation work with youth and volunteerism at The Drawing Studio. Beloved wife of artist Andrew Rush, inspiration to four sons, four stepchildren and several grandchildren, her death is mourned by many in our community and beyond. Read about Anns fascinating life.
James Daivs, 1931–2016
We are deeply saddened by the loss of the extraordinary painter and longtime RLV member James G. Davis, who passed away at home here on September 28th. An internationally exhibiting artist, his work and teaching were to profoundly influence those with the great fortune to have encountered and known him. He will be greatly missed. Please join us in offering condolences to his wife Mary Anne and son, Turner Davis. Read more about Jims extraodinary life and work.
Read the latest blog posts from Andrew Rush—master printmaker/draughtsman and The Drawing Studio founder—as he probes the media of art, human understanding and life. (more)
2016 Artist Residencies Awarded to Samantha Mitchell and Sharon Lee Hart
Please join us in congratulating the two new artists selected for this years Artist Residencies.
Samantha Mitchell is a noteworthy artist and published writer based in Philadelphia working with drawing and printmaking processes... (more)
Sharon Lee Hart is an award-winning photographer working with mixed media who comes to us from Florida... (more)