Acclaimed artist Ed Mell’s dynamic paintings and sculptures celebrate the beauty, power, and majesty of the Western landscape. Join us for a discussion about Ed’s bold style and his recent projects including his stunning work designing the western stage set for Arizona Opera’s world-premiere of Riders of the Purple Sage.
Ed Mell’s work fuses his passion and deep connection for the region with his background. After growing up in Arizona, Mell spent formative years attending Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and went on to be an art director for a large advertising agency in New York. Wanting a break from the city’s fast pace, Mell returned home to the Sonoran Desert. “Spending months in that beauty right after being in the city was the catalyst that changed my artistic direction,” notes Mell.
Come hear more about his impressive career creating vibrant works about our great region.
Mell’s works can be found in museums and private collection across the country including the Phoenix Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum, and Tacoma Art Museum.
Cost: $10 ($5 members/students with ID)
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Meet and Mingle with Ed Mell! The talk will be followed by a light reception and a no-host bar.