We live daily with the land all about us but truthfully we sometimes don’t even notice it. At times we need the artist to point out the beauty of the simplest things, the grandeur of nature and the mystery of our ties with the land. Ray Ortiz let’s us explore through watercolor the simplicity of beauty, Maureen Anderson reminds us of the grandeur and Mauricio Josytewa unfolds Hopi traditions and stories like a cartographer’s map of living on the land.
Owning a gallery in Prescott gives me the opportunity to meet very many people. Artists, of course, visitors, collectors, wanderers and wonderers. This morning I had the privilege of meeting a truly wonderful woman.
The current show (ending tonight with the Art Walk) presents among other artists, Diane Iverson’s book “When I dream”. The subjects of the book, a little girl and her mother endure some very trying times. The book not only treats them with respect but also shows us the dignity within us all.
This morning, by chance, I met the Mom, a now successful manager in Prescott. Tonight I may get the privilege of meeting her daughter. How great is that!