Larry D. Brown, a former Gila Community College Professor passed away earlier this year during the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, no public acknowledgement of his lifetime commitment to art in our area has occurred…until now.
Larry Dean Brown’s family and friends invite you to the First Annual Larry Dean Brown Memorial Art Tour. This FREE self-guided stroll through Historic Downtown Globe will direct you to highlighted window stops and introduce folks to some of Larry Dean Brown’s private home art collection. Meet Larry’s dogs, “Pablito Picasso”, “Vincent van Gogo” and “Sal Dali”. See Larry’s early works which include a detailed scratchboard, “Wild West Trio” rendering, and a larger-than-life “Three Little Pigs”. Larry created a “Hidden Number” series and a variety of “Self Portraits” that will make you think…and smile! Larry’s gourd sculptures, wood carvings, and glass work will also be featured! Reprints of Larry’s work will be available for purchase and all proceeds will go to Kim Brown, Larry’s wife.
For over 40 years, Larry shared his knowledge and lifelong love of the arts by creating sculptures, paintings, and murals that have enhanced the Globe, Miami, and San Carlos communities. He taught Art within the Globe/Miami public-school systems and was the Art Director for a decade at Gila Community College. In 2019, he was appointed to the Globe Arts Advisory Commission. A group tasked with establishing a city collection of public art pieces. Larry’s most notable public art piece is the copper “globe” that welcomes residents and visitors at the north end of town.
While most might be familiar with Larry’s public works, not many have seen his private collection. So, for the entire month of October, Broad Street will turn into a public gallery of Larry’s artwork. United Jeweler’s, Bouquets on Broad Street, The Copper Hen, The Knotty Fox Workshop, and The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, will feature Larry’s art. Stacy’s Art and Soul will be the main hub for information regarding the tour.
Take a walk with Larry down Broad Street during this month-long celebration of a beloved teacher, artist, and friend who made a lifetime commitment to art in the Globe/Miami/San Carlos area.
All art installations and exhibits will be visible from the public sidewalk. We ask that social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines be adhered to.
Maps will be available online, at Stacy’s Art and Soul and at participating art walk merchant locations. Follow this event on FB at “Larry Dean Brown Memorial Art Tour”.