Art in the Clark

Art in the Clark Hosts ‘An Ocean of Possibilities’ Exhibit and Artist Reception

Art in the Clark is thrilled to present “An Ocean of Possibilities” on view now through July 29that Clark Memorial Library. This group show features water themed work from eight of the Verde Valley’s talented artists whose work varies in style and medium. So come in, hydrate, refresh, and be inspired at your local library.

Each artist uniquely shares their aquatic vision. 

  • Joanne Agostinelli is displaying classically beautiful and realistic pastels showing both scenes of the river and the element of water and its movement;
  • Aynade Andre captures the spirit and nature of water with great reverence using mixed media;
  • Christina Burke shows an elegant and ethereal water lilies on metal;
  • Deb Downs created the majestic and magical whale;
  • Shelia Edelen has brought water itself in a striking water feature;
  • Flo Flynn is representing with her uniquely narrative and amusing painting style;
  • Marsha Foutz is showcasing her playful, insightful, one of a kind ceramic versions of chess and tic-tac-toe games; and
  • Bear Schutz is exhibiting his otherworldly dream-scape oil paintings and ceramics.

Collectively this show has something for every art lover and like “the ocean stirs the heart, inspires imagination, and brings joy to the soul.” (Robert Wyland)

An after-hours Artist Reception will be held on Thursday July 7th from 5:30 to 7pm in Clark Memorial Library. Come and meet the artists and celebrate our seas! Who knows what the tide will wash in? Snacks provided by Friends of Clark Memorial Library.

July 2022 Art in the Clark

Eartha – an introspection” by Bear Schutz was on Display during May, 2022

The Art of Bear Schutz

Clarkdale-Jerome School Rams art previously at Clark Memorial Library 

The works of students at the Clarkdale-Jerome School were on display in April 2022.

Clarkdale-Jerome School Rams art on Display at Clark Memorial Library

Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild and Rainbow Acres Ranchers ‘Fabulous Fiber Show’ was on Display in February & March 2022

The Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild members craft fibers in all mediums from natural grasses, fine wool, silk and felt. Click to learn more about the VVW&S Guild. The Rainbow Acres Ranchers are also fabulous fiber artists. Click to learn more about them.

Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild and Rainbow Acres Ranchers ‘Fabulous Fiber Show’ was on Display in February & March 2022

Art Works by Mingus Union High School Art Students were on display November 2021 through January 2022.

Retrospective Exhibit of Ellie Bauer and Ann Mealy

“Space Cage,” a retrospective exhibit, featuring some of the collected works of Made In Clarkdale artists, Ellie Bauer and Ann Mealy was on display during the months of November and December 2021. Friends and co-conspirators in life, these two women artists have left their mark on Clarkdale. Art in the Clark was honored to exhibit works representing the various phases of each woman’s artistic journey from travel journals, prints, watercolor, oil, colored pencil, mixed media, bronze and ceramics.

Click to Watch Video of the Display

Art in the Clark Past Exhibit of Flo Flynn Art Works 

During June and July 2021, Art in the Clark hosted "Flow through the Flo,'' works of local artist Flo Flynn at Clark Memorial Library. Below are some photos of the vibrant whimsical and fanciful critters and folk in paintings and sculptures of local artist Flo Flynn that were on display at Clark Memorial Library through July 30th.

"My work is basically connected to what is going on in my life at the moment. I have gone through a series of work consisting of: Farm life, raising children, family, swimming pool lifeguard days, teaching days, vacation times, dreams, meditations, energy work and all the other everyday connections that cross our paths. Often the title, the story, the composition and the colors are given to me in a dream or meditative state if not documented in the awakened moments," Flo Flynn says of her work. Flo Flynn, a member of the Sedona Valley Artist Coalition, Jerome Artist Coop (Florence Flynn ( and Made in Clarkdale. She earned a BFA, Teacher Endorsement and Master of Art Education at the University of Nebraska. Flo Flynn has exhibited in many venues including: Eisentrager/Howard Gallery, Richards Hall, Lincoln, Herberger Theater/Center- Phoenix, Alwun House, Phoenix, Elements in Kearney, NB., Minden NB Opera House, Kearney NB Public Library, Glendale City Arts Council.

Flows through Flo

Exhibits are on view throughout the Clark Memorial Library during normal library hours. Some pieces may be offered for sale by the artists.

Art in the Clark exhibitions by Verde Valley artists are arranged by Jenny Emminger, Art in the Clark Coordinator

For further information about Art in the Clark, call Jenny at (928) 300-9577 or email

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