Phoenix Art Museum Features 8 Arizona Artists in May Exhibitions

Phoenix artist Bill Dambrova recalls doing a short stint as a Phoenix Art Museum guard during the early '90s. The maroon blazer he was expected to wear at the time was a far cry from the shorts and T-shirt we found him sporting during First Friday in May. The orange polish we spotted on his nails, similar to the bright shades used in his work, might not have made the cut back then either.

Dambrova delighted in sharing the tale of his journey from guard to grant recipient when we popped in to see his work exhibited at Treeo on Roosevelt Row. We found him reclining on the front porch in an Adirondack chair, where he explained that the guard gig only lasted a few months.

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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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