Artists Brushing Up For Fall Show


Longtime artist and Payson resident Hugo Dizinno prepared for the Payson Art League fall show by traveling to Alaska.

Working in his second-story studio Wednesday, Dizinno adds flowers to his most recent painting -- a watercolor still life -- hoping it will be done in time to show on Friday.

Dizinno's most recent paintings were inspired by the scenery and wildlife he found in Denali State Park, Alaska. He is planning to bring at least five of those works to the show.

"(You will ) see some awfully good paintings," said Dizinno, a member of the Art League for 17 years.

More than 30 fine artists will show and sell their works in the Tonto Apache Indian Reservation Multipurpose Room.

"Bring your checkbook," Dizinno said. "It is a great place for a show. There are six big skylights and big basketball lights for night. They put rubber down on the floor, and you never hear a sound," he said.

"It is a good combination of paintings and crafts," he said. Silversmiths, wood carvers and other crafters are a part of the show this weekend, Payson Art League's second show of the year.

Dizinno's primary medium is watercolor. Two of the paintings he will show are done with egg tempra, the same stuff used to paint the Sistine Chapel, he said.

"So, if anyone tries to tell you oils last longer than watercolors, tell them they have lasted over 500 years," he said.

For a first peak at the art for sale, art aficionados can visit the preview and sale from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in the Tonto Apache Indian Reservation Multipurpose Center. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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