Stanton: Paradise Valley welcomes Lynn Bellino as the new artist-in-residence at Town Hall

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Paradise Valley is a truly a remarkable place to live. An area of stunning natural scenery, beautiful homes and some of the most amazing resorts in the country.

What ties all these wonderful attributes together are the talented, friendly and dedicated residents of Paradise Valley.

Our town thrives with the help and commitment of the many resident volunteers that contribute their time and talent to the town and its important boards and commissions.

One of the many examples of that spirit of volunteer dedication is the Paradise Valley Arts Board. This group meets throughout the year and coordinates signature events for our community including the annual artist-in-residence program, a year-long display of artwork created by a Paradise Valley resident.

The artist-in-residence program has included many very talented Paradise Valley residents that have been featured in the program over the past 21 years, most recently showcasing former Paradise Valley Mayor Ed Lowry’s spectacular photography of the Grand Canyon.

Now, the Arts Board is proud to display the wonderful creative talent of the 2019-20 Artist-in-Residence Lynn Bellino.

Lynn is an Arizona native and a Paradise Valley Town resident for 33 years. She is a third-generation artist, her grandmother, mother and sister were also talented artists. She and her husband Dan have four grown children and five grandchildren.

Lynn’s passion for painting in realistic style, is reflected with her use of color.

She primarily uses oil, but also enjoys using watercolors, ink and acrylic. She possesses an infinite zest for creating magical works of art, which are now on display in the Town Hall.

The PV Arts Board advises the Town Council concerning the planning and display of art works in the Town Hall Complex. The Arts Board helps create and sustain a cultural and artistic environment while encouraging local artists, collectors and gallery owners to participate in educational and exhibition projects within the town.

Thank you to the PV Arts Board and all of our many other resident volunteers that work to make Paradise Valley such a wonderful community. Please visit the Town Hall Complex and enjoy Lynn Bellino’s exhibition as our 2019-20 artist-in-residence.

Editor’s Note: Mark Stanton is a Paradise Valley Councilmember and council liaison to the PV Arts Board.

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