New Paintings by Michael B Mason
Explore the Growing Water Crisis of the American West Through the Visionary Thinking of John Wesley Powell 135 Years Ago
(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists and Makers Studios, Oro Valley, is proud to present “Powell’s Prophecy,” an exhibition of new paintings by Michael B. Mason which explores the diminishing water resources of the American west through the visionary thinking of John Wesley Powell, who, in 1887, told Congress that the west was too hot and dry for unregulated development. Mason, an Arizona native, uses historic and contemporary references, along with his personal observations, to create subtly powerful images. Mason’s richly layered compositions speak to the prophetic words of Powell and to the uncertain future of water in the western United States.
September 1 – 30, 2022
Saturday, September 3, 2022, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursdays 10:00am – 4:00pm, Fridays 12:00pm – 6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am – 4:00pm
Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village, 11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 87 artists, and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is a jewel box location with 15 resident artists, 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries, and flex-classroom space. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.