Former House Speaker Rusty Bowers creating art
Former House Speaker Rusty Bowers has spent decades as an accomplished artist, but was more well-known for his role in politics. Bowers served as Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. Before that, he served in the Arizona House of Representatives.
This year, on January 6th, two years after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, Bowers received the Presidential Citizens’ medal. The medal is a prestigious award that is given by the President of the United States to citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens. It is considered to be one of the highest honors a civilian can receive,
The medal ceremony came at a time of great transition for Bowers. For the first time in three decades, he’s not a member of the State Legislature.
However, Bowers is certainly keeping busy. He’s an accomplished artist and nearly a dozen pieces of his work will be up for sale at the Larsen Gallery in Scottsdale. So, we caught up with Bowers on the eve of the exhibition.
Bowers’ paintings are part of an exhibition featuring two other well-known artists. The late Native American painter, Fritz Scholder and a young Black painter, Ahmed J. Cannon.
The Larsen Gallery is located at 3705 N. Bishop Lane Scottsdale, AZ, 85251. The phone number is (480) 941-0900. You can find out more information about the Larsen Gallery here.