Tina Mion is an American contemporary artist, working in oil paint and pastels. Mion’s work is on permanent display throughout the historic La Posada Hotel. You can also find her paintings in the Plaza Hotel and soon to be open Castaneda Hotel, both located in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Tina has exhibited three times at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. Her work is in collections all over the world, including the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. and the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City, MO. She has given lectures all over the country including The University of Chicago, the Phoenix Art Museum and the L.A. County Art Museum. Her work has been used in University classes on American History and on death and dying. She has been featured on many programs including NPR Morning Edition, Arizona Highways Television, and American Public Media. A documentary of her work Tina Mion, behind the Studio Door by David Hertzberg was an official selection in many film festivals in the United States and Canada from 2012 to 2014.
The Winslow Arts Trust (WAT) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating exhibits and programs that celebrate the culture of Winslow and the Route 66 corridor. WAT has three affiliates that host and develop cultural events: La Posada Hotel, El Gran Art Garage, and Snowdrift Art Space. The combined exhibition / event space of WAT and its affiliates is 36,000 square feet with an additional 8 acres of exterior grounds and garden.
WAT’s first project is the Route 66 Art Museum, which will be housed in the newly restored La Posada Depot. Starting in 2012, the parking lot and vacant field east of La Posada will be converted into an orchard, a potager garden, and a sculpture garden. The central feature of the garden will be a sky space by the internationally recognized artist James Turrell. A portion of the depot will provide a gateway to Turrell’s Roden Crater project, located northwest of Winslow.
You can learn more about WAT by visiting the WAT Exhibit Center located just off the hotel’s lobby or by going to winslowartstrust.org.
WORKING ON THE DESIGN OF THE TURRELL RODEN CRATER VISITOR CENTER