The April 2019 exhibit at the Deming Art Center will feature Arizona artist Kelly LaMarr Boren. He grew up in Southeast Idaho and with the support of his mother and the tutelage of his art teacher, Kelly developed his creative abilities. At 12 he purchased a 35 mm “Focal” SLR camera and began shooting his own reflection in chrome hub caps, filling the frame with a single bee and taking multi-frame double exposures. He painted and drew his way through high school placing in a national drawing contest, joining the local art guild, exhibiting for the first time with encouragement from the “Red Barn Man” – Fred Ochi. He won the Helen Aupperle Scholarship and headed to Brigham Young University. He worked his way through school doing graphics on campus for $2.35 an hour. The winner of multiple student merit awards and scholarships and with a young family in tow he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Kelly has continued to paint and exhibit in Utah, Alabama, Ohio and Washington. Finally, he has returned to his father’s humble beginnings in the warmth of Arizona. With the love and creative collaboration of his wife, Kelly has again picked up the brush, inspired by the open horizontal vistas and ancient mystery of the great Southwest.
The show will run from March 31 – April 29, 2019. There will be an artist reception on Sunday, March 31, from 1-3PM at the Deming Art Center, located at 100 S Gold St., Deming, NM. For more information, please call 575-546-3663 or visit our FB page.