Celebrating Our Centennial: Wish Artist Trudi Fletcher a Happy Birthday This Weekend

Photo courtesy of Tubac Center of the Arts

What do the state of Arizona and Trudi Fletcher have in common? They are both celebrating their centennial year in 2012.

During the month of May, Tubac Center of the Arts is privileged to feature the wonderful paintings of  Trudi Fletcher. Trudi has been a well-known artist, gallery owner and resident of Tubac for over 40 years.

Trudi Fletcher first visited Tubac in 1949 when Dale Nichol’s art school was running. Trudi never forgot Tubac and eventually, she and her husband Albert settled in Tubac in 1967 where she opened the Dos Hermanas Gallery with her sister, Kay Davis. Dos Hermanos Gallery, which Trudi operated until age 87, was a fixture in the village of Tubac where her distinctive style of watercolors, oils, silk-screens and batiks were shown.

“At 99 years of age, the year 2011, a strong creative excitement came over me. I didn’t want to paint landscapes or still life’s, so I was painting shapes and colors. I began to see people, animals and exotic birds emerging from my paintings,” says Trudi Fletcher.

Three generations of Trudi’s family members will be at TCA for a very special party on Saturday, May 5th, for an opening reception from 3-5pm. The exhibition will feature over a dozen of Trudi’s 2011 series of paintings known as “The 98’s”, her age during the year she painted them. Now, you can celebrate the Centennial and meet an amazing artist who has shown that the creative spirit flourishes throughout a lifetime of study, practice and accomplishments.

Also in the gallery at TCA, our annual Hi-Art exhibit runs May 4th through May 17th, with an opening reception on Friday, May 4th from 5-7pm presenting the exceptional creative talents of local high school students from Sahuarita, Rio Rico and Nogales High Schools.

Tubac Center of the Arts is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the celebration and promotion of the arts through education, exhibitions, performances, and the collection and presentation of art that honors the artistic and historic heritage of Tubac and the Santa Cruz Valley. We are located at 9 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ 85646. http://www.tubacarts.org

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