The Sunnyslope Historical Society in February hosts a month-long Art Exhibit and Sale featuring Rio Rico artist Robert White, whose artwork is well known for its vintage view of past events, as well as his whimsical view of antique vehicles.
Concurrently, the parking lot of the Sunnyslope History Museum, 737 E. Hatcher Road, will play host to various car clubs and other privately owned classic and vintage cars each weekend in February.
White was born on Valentine’s Day in 1945. He painted watercolor landscapes on paper like most primary students, but his work was far better than his peers. By middle school and high school he was winning numerous awards and medals, including a national award from Hot Rod Magazine for his detailed automobile model cars.
White served in the U.S. Navy from 1965-1969, and while in Japan he had art shows in Sasapo and Tokyo featuring ships and shipyards. He painted motorcycles in California in the 1970s. He has painted all over the world and participated in hundreds of car shows. White lived in Scottsdale for many years.
The exhibit of White’s painting will begin with a free artist’s reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at the museum. There will be wine and appetizers. While will discuss how he came to create each painting in the exhibit. All paintings will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds benefit the Sunnyslope Historical Society. The paintings will all hang in the museum through the end of the month, at which time purchasers can pick up their items.
The art exhibit can be viewed throughout the month during regular museum hours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The car shows will be Saturdays and Sundays only during regular museum hours.
If you are interested in showing off your cars on the weekends, call Ron Beck at 242-520-3813 or Jim Grose at 623-236-0678.
For more information, call the museum at 602-331-3150.