College art show offers unique gifts
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College art show offers unique gifts

Payson Campus will hold its student art show from 4 to 7 p.m. at 201 N. Mud Springs Road Dec. 6. You’d think artist Mimi Romberger would take it easy by now — after 40 years on the cutting edge of the video game industry. Instead, she’s taking art classes in Payson and hanging her work on the wall tonight at the Eastern Arizona College Payson Campus, which holds its student art show tonight just in time for Christmas gift shopping. The show runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 at the community college campus at 201 N. Mud Springs Road. The show will include gallery-quality work at bargain prices. That includes oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, photography, decorated cakes and wearable art — all the creations of art students from the college. Romberger, who drew the first rendering for the Mario Brothers video game, said she started doing oil paintings at age 6 — “I liked to paint birds and whimsical things.” She also loved needlepoint — and could do portraits of people and pets. As it turned out, needlepoint offered the perfect preparation for creating the art for the video game industry — […]

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