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EAC Art Department hosts art display during the summer

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EAC Art Department hosts art display during the summer

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—The paintings and drawings of 67-years-young, Vietnam Veteran, Gary McGill, will be on display at Eastern Arizona College’s Media Center through August 31, 2015. The art display will be free to the public from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

McGill has called many places home, including Santa Fe, parts of Texas, Prescott, and San Diego, but he started out in Clifton and has come full circle. He went to college on the GI Bill at Southwest Texas State University where he studied studio painting.

He finds his inspiration within himself and uses fabric dye on cotton canvas to achieve a bright watercolor effect. He says it makes him happy!

“The work of Gary McGill is non-representational and full of energy. It is done using inks and dyes on cloth. The artist explores the characteristics of the media and allows it to retain its own work,” says EAC’s Art instructor, Kenny Rhodes.

For more information about EAC’s art classes or to reach the artist, contact Rhodes at (928) 428-8469 or at Kenny Rhodes.