Friday, June 18, 2010

Tina Mion is an Amazing Artist

     I met an amazing artist in Winslow, Arizona, where we stayed at the historic hotel, "LaPosada"--the resting place. A favorite of many famous people, including Howard Hughes, whose guestroom we occupied, this national treasure originally opened in 1930 at an expense of over $2 million (about $40 million today).

The sitting area of the Howard Hughes' bedroom.Roger and I marveled at the luxuriant gardens at LaPosada.

     Artist Tina Mion and her husband Allan Affeldt rescued LaPosada from demolition in 1997 and--along with their third partner, sculptor Daniel Lutzick--are restoring it to its original splendor. You can meet Tina and her incredible works of art when you click on the link above.  Her thought-provoking  portrait of Jackie Kennedy hangs in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Joan,
How lucky you are to have had this wonderful trip. I am sure you did a good work with your brushes.