Visitors to the Academy Village — an active-adult community off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East — are being offered a triple art treat: A painter, a photographer and a collector of Oaxacan carvings are featured in the Village Community Center’s Long Gallery starting Friday and running through March.
Admission to the exhibition is free, and the works on display are offered for sale.
Ed Warner has worked with photo images most of his life. He presents stunning portraits from his decades of photography, calling the show “The Common Air That Bathes the Globe.”
Warner’s photo career began as a Navy photojournalist in Vietnam. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology, then spent five years as chief of medical photography at a medical school, moving on to a faculty photography post with an Israeli school of medicine.
Returning to America he joined Eastman Kodak Co. as a professional photography specialist and national sales manager.
Since retiring, Warner travels extensively, photographing myriad subjects including portraits. He lives in Tucson and pursues his photography for pleasure and the occasional local exhibit.
Judy Flynn paints architecture, landscapes and figures. Her show is called “People and Places.” She started out in graphics and writing for the Dallas Times Herald, working as a layout artist and later as a graphic designer in San Francisco for the major advertising company BBDO. Later she was publications director for the World Affairs Council of Northern California.
Her artwork was suspended when she moved to Tucson, raised three children and worked with a variety of community institutions. With children off to college she returned to painting, much of it based on world travels with her husband. She has had numerous shows in a variety of Tucson venues.
A third exhibit will be in the Gallery display case: a portion of Fran Betteridge’s collection of Oaxacan woodcarvings (alebrijes) that may be purchased. These ornately carved and painted pieces are now popular around the world. Betteridge has dealt directly with Oaxacan mountain village artist families for the past 20 years.
The Long Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call the Village business office at 647-0900 for more information.