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A Technicolor Wonderland

Written by Jim Hinckley

October 19, 2022

Avant Print and Frame in Kingman, Arizona is more than Mohave County’s premier art center for high quality large format giclée printing and museum quality archival printing. The staff and management are skilled artisans and are involved with all aspects of the city’s dynamic arts community. And so, they can offer personalized as well as professional service.

Sara Peterson, a founder of the company, is an accomplished artist with a MFA from the Academy of Art University. Her paintings are treasured by private collectors internationally. She recently displayed her artistry at the 1st Annual St. George Plein Air Festival in St. George, Utah. Sara’s shares glimpses of her work and projects on Instagram: @sarapetersonart

She has has been instrumental in the establishment of an array of projects that have enhanced the rich diveristy of Kingman’s art community. The Kingman Center for the Arts that includes the Beale Street Theater and the ArtHub are just two examples.

For the month of October, as part of the city’s celebration of its association with Route 66 that includes Kingman Route 66 Fest on October 14 and 15, and a special Chillin’ on Beale on Beale Street one block off Route 66 the ArtHub is hosting 6×6 on Route 66, a fundraiser. Hundreds of orignal Route 66 themed artworks will be on display, and for sale.

Also on display in the territorial era bank at the center of Kingman’s historic business district turned gallery is a special photographic exhibition featuring cars and trains from the mid 20th century. To set the mood a renovated 1946 Harley-Davidson “Flathead” will be on display.

John Erickson is another member of the Avant team. A master framer with more than twenty years experience, John views the frame as art. “I believe framing is an artform in itself but only exists to accentuate and compliment the art, not to compete with it. With the right framing anything you love can be a masterpiece and a beloved family heirloom!”

He is an expert archivist and designer with expertise in all methods of preservation and museum quality techniques. And so he can ensure your work is transformed into a family heirloom.

Jay Butler has a degree in business management and has an extensive background in marketing. But art is his passion. He took his first art class before the age of ten, and later attended a private art school while still in high school.

So Avant Print and Frame, with their passionate and artistic staff, and their support of the Kingman arts community, ensure that the artist or photographer will be warmly welcomed. And with support or organization of classes such as the recent Art For Teens at the Wildflower Art Studio and Gallery, the arts community in this dusty desert crossroads will remain vibrant for years to come.

Written by Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America

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