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How to Be an Artist…With Gary Jo Gardenhire

The American painter and sculptor talks about his creative journey and how it has shaped his life and art

Allen Therisa
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5 min readMay 2, 2024

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Artist Gary Jo Gardenhire at an opening (Gary Jo Gardenhire).
Gary Jo Gardenhire (left) at an opening (Ivano Trabalza)

Artist and sculptor Gary Jo Gardenhire (pictured) was born in Kansas in 1954. He received a BA in Anthropology from Antioch College, Ohio, in 1976 and began to paint…

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Allen Therisa
ILLUMINATION

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