Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 2017 · 6 – 8pm
Bonny Stauffer is a full-time studio artist who has lived in Prescott, AZ, for 40 years and has been an active artist and educator since. Holding a fine arts degree in painting from Arizona State University, Bonny has also had extensive training in graphic design. Bonny has furthermore been very involved in her 22-year career with Yavapai College as a professor of art, graphic designer, and Dean of the Visual and Performing Arts Division. Bonny’s artworks have been exhibited at various galleries, art centers, and universities throughout the United States and have been added to numerous private collections.
Bonny’s artwork consists primarily of large-scale paintings, watercolors, digital images, and constructed paintings that are based on the ever-changing process of life in the universe. From her long hours of drawing and meditating in nature, Bonny’s work reflects her love and unity of the fragile and elegant earth.
“The work in this exhibition began on meandering hikes with a sketchbook and pen, a keen eye, and an open heart seeking places in nature that speak to me in a personal way.”
“The “Pilgrimage” paintings are based on drawings done on summer hikes in West Fork Canyon in north central Arizona. The canyon has a year-round creek, lush vegetation, and high red cliffs that bring me back to places I loved as a child, pockets of water and vegetation–places of imagination and play. The main emphasis in these works is the sense of moving through layers, both in the landscape and in my life.” ~ Bonny Stauffer
“Elements: The Artworks of Bonny Stauffer” will be presented at the Gallery at the Chandler Center for the Arts from January 13th to March 11th, 2017. The exhibit will feature an opening reception where the artist will discuss her work on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 6 to 8 P.M. The event is free admission and open to the public.