Apr 082011

By Linda Kor —

Artist Tina Mion will host the grand opening of the Mion Museum from 6 to 9 o’clock tonight (April 8) at La Posada Hotel, located at 303 E. Second St. in Winslow. The 3,000-square foot museum is located on the second floor of the hotel, and features the paintings created by this renowned artist.

While the hotel itself is a must-see for anyone within the area as a beautiful restoration of one of the great Arizona railroad hotels, Mion’s work also deserves attention. Her paintings have received high acclaim, and are featured in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and in various museums throughout the nation. Her paintings chronicle events both real and imagined with subjects including U.S. presidents, first ladies, movie stars of days gone by, figures and household objects in works of intense imagery, dark humor and depth of color.

There will also be an exhibit detailing the creation of the train depot’s Route 66 Art Museum and the Winslow Art Trust that will open in the WAT Exhibit Center on the first floor of the hotel. In addition, a new exhibition of Dan Lutzick’s sculptures will be available for viewing in the Sculpture Hallway.

This is an opportunity to view the expanding art community of Winslow and the value it brings through culture and creativity. For a preview of some of Mion’s work, visit www.tinamion.com.