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'Sunniest Place,' 4 other exhibits to open at Art Center
Adaptations is one of five exhibits coming to the Yuma Art Center.

New galleries begin running in the Yuma Art Center Nov. 30, including a return of the Sunniest Place on Earth all-media juried art show, which will host a free opening reception at the gallery 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13.

“This round of exhibits features 30 different artists from across the region varying in styles and media,” noted Arts and Culture Program Manager Lindsay Benacka. “Each exhibit stands on its own and tells its own story, but as a collective I think all of the exhibits showcase the strong craftsmanship and diversity in aesthetic that exists in our arts community.”

The reception is open to the public and free to attend. Light hor dourves will be provided. A cash/credit bar will be available. The Yuma Art Center is located at 254 S. Main St. in downtown Yuma.

West Gallery: Sunniest Place on Earth All Media Juried Show

  • This exhibit features artworks in a variety of media and was juried by Tobias Flores. Participating artists include: Julia Aubrey, Carol Avery, Dale Balmer, Amanda Carbajal, Ty Cook, Diana Creighton, TJ Conley, Nathan Downing, Judith Harris, Holly Hendrick, Scott Jones, Andrew Layne, Teresa Mallet, Fernando Mendoza, Judy Phillips, Jesus Miguel Pulido, Catherine Rone, Arlene Towne, Robert Schaal, Rebecca Taylor, Carol Taylor, and Howard Willis.
  • On display Nov. 30 through Jan. 11, 2020.


Central Gallery: Adaptations

  • Paintings and mixed media works by Alonso Delgadillo, Jeff Falk, Scott Jones and Moka Davis.
  • On display Nov. 30 through Feb. 1, 2020.


North and South Galleries: Grounded

  • Encaustic paintings by Mark Wall.
  • On display Nov. 30 through Feb. 15, 2020.


North Gallery: Gravity

  • Sculptures by Steven Scott Philippi.
  • On display Nov. 30 through Feb. 15, 2020.


Gallery 254: Life Lines

  • Paintings works by Yao Yao Crilly.
  • On display Nov. 30 through Feb. 1, 2020.


“From the bold colors and line work in Alonso Delgadillo’s work to the subtle stories found in Mark Wall’s encaustic paintings, each wall and gallery is full of moments that I think will have viewers stopping for a second and third look,” Benacka said.

The Yuma Art Center is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, except during special events. Gallery exhibits are free to attend.