Take a tour of heritage art with Lili DeBarbieri and explore Arizona’s influential visual artists throughout history, including John Mix Stanley, Thomas Moran, Salvador Corona, Jimmy Toddy, and Ted DeGrazia. Learn about these artists and their significant works and contributions to the state’s cultural scene. Topics and periods range from Indigenous to Modern, Colonial, Surrealist, “Pop Art” and Mexican-American. Also, if so requested, audience members can create a unique collage inspired by themes from Arizona’s art history.
Lili DeBarbieri is the author of Location Filming in Arizona and the best-selling travel narrative A Guide to Southern Arizona’s Historic Farms and Ranches, recently named a New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Finalist. Over the years, DeBarbieri’s writing and photography have appeared in a diverse range of publications including the conservation book The Utah Prairie Dog. She is a local stringer for Agence France-Presse and serves on the Creative Advisory Board of Save Rex Ranch. DeBarbieri holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Southern Mississippi and is an active professional in Arizona’s library community.
Funded project of Arizona Humanities. Arizona Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.