North End Artists Co-Op
Through the North End Artists Co-Op, the City of Yuma promotes artists living in the Yuma area by providing the opportunity to display works and demonstrate their work to the public. The group does weekly demonstrations each Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, from September through May in the Yuma Art Center’s United Building where they also have works on display in the front windows.
Upcoming Artist Demonstrations
Saturdays, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Andrew Layne: relief printmaking
Larry Yanez: slab building
Mea Flores: clay flower coronas
Gabby Frost: quilling tools
Larry Yanez: surface decorations on bisque pottery
Judy Phillips: painting with glass enamels
Larry Yanez: raku
Spencer Ennis: sgraffito
North End Artists Co-Op Members:
A. Angelina Aispuro
Working with clay is my passion. I enjoy creating artwork for those who appreciate the ancient medium, ceramics. I received my B.F.A. from Northern AZ University. I create treasures for many people unknown to me but who appreciate my style and creativity. I also create in the mediums of bronze, jewelry and sculpture. My art is currently on display in various galleries in Yuma and Flagstaff.
Aceves is a Mexican artist that goes by the name of Myosotis Alpestris. She studied Visual Arts at The Autonomous University of Baja California. She uses her art to communicate the importance of preserving our native species and landscapes. Myosotis is fascinated by fantasy, and she mixes scientific subjects with a tone of dark romanticism.
“My name is Jose Dorame. I was born in San Luis R.C., Sonora and was raised in Yuma, Az. I attended ASU and am an elementary school art teacher. My preferred style of art is more classical and very influenced by the Renaissance with an emphasis on figurative art.”
Escalante is best known for his Gorditas, which are highly embellished figurative
sculptures of the female form. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the
University of Arizona in 1999. Albert is having a successful and fulfilling career as a
ceramics teacher at San Luis High School for the past 16 years. For the last nine years he
has also been a ceramics instructor for Parks and Recreation at the Yuma Art Center and
North End Community Center.
Mea Flores is an Arizonan, metal & mixed media artist. Metal is forged & combined with a
biodegradable element in order to log its progressive breakdown. Mea is also a poet and
often creates art inspired by the life of Frida Kahlo.
“Deeply symbolic and personal, my artwork has strong ties to events and people that have carved places into my heart. Each painting is a representation of a lifetime spent bent over paper and canvas, perfecting a passion that was sowed here in Yuma, Arizona.” www.gfrostart.com
Holly Hendrick puts her entire heart into each one of her unique creations. With degrees in both studio art and counseling psychology she seeks to produce pieces that provoke thought, interest, and joy. Holly has been making art for over 20 years in Yuma Arizona and is an art educator at Cibola High School.
“I enjoy the quietness and the concentration that working with clay provides. With a leather hard piece of clay in my hand and a few carving tools, I can sit for hours at a time carving away. I put in a large amount of thought, effort, time and passion in each ceramic piece I create.”
“My artwork is a reflection of the world around us. I create relief prints that have a very graphic colorful feeling to them that tells stories through symbolism. My paintings have intense brushstrokes and a careful attention to aesthetic color.”
“Much of my life has been spent outside enjoying nature. I have recreated the stunning vistas I have enjoyed in using many media. And now? I have combined my love of nature and my passion for creating in glass!” www.judysfusion.com
I am a potter who considers himself a clay artist. I create functional pottery as well as sculptural objects. I enjoy the tactile interaction with clay and want my work to invite others to enjoy tactile interaction as well. My art is intended to celebrate beauty and elegance and sometimes a bit of humor. Spencer Ennis
Rebecca A Taylor
“My clay work has evolved into mixed media. I enjoy recycling old, rusty metals and clay. Most of my current sculptures include rusty saw blades, copper pipe and other odds and ends that I find thrown away. Angels are the main subject matter I explore. I love sculpting the human face. I find it to be challenging and attempt to capture emotion in the facial expressions.”
"Being of indigenous heritage, Mexico and South Western United States, I have been fortunate to be able to learn the traditional and suburban mythologies of my region, ancestors and the world. Through the artifacts I make available, I practice a theme and variation discipline. What becomes apparent are a lot of symbolism, abstract, humor and colorful concepts, manipulations of the clay medium through the Raku firing technique. The images are in story and inside joke form, the whole idea is more about learning and teaching, not really for sale, but the donations are used to acquire more supplies and to further more research to benefit other artists."