Gateway To The Copper Corridor


Visitors Guide For Safford, Clifton, San Carlos, Globe, Miami, Superior, Kearny, Tonto Basin, Young, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon


CVRMC Foundation Presents,

A Mardi Gras Masquerade

Artist Frank Balaam

The Cobre Valley Regional

Medical Center

Foundation will

be hosting their bi-annual Art

and Wine Auction on October

25, 6 p.m. at the Gila County


This year’s theme is A

Mardi Gras Masquerade –

Because behind every mask

is a reason for early detection.

Because each of us has

been affected by the direct or

ripple effect of This year’s

proceeds will help Cobre Valley

Regional Medical Center

purchase a new Tomosynthesis

(3D) Mammography

Machine, which is the gold

standard in early detection of

breast cancer.

The Gila County Fairground’s

exhibit halls will be

transformed into the streets of

New Orleans through the talents

of the Globe and Miami

High School art students. Live

jazz music provided by our

local Centennial Sax Quintet

and Community Players will

usher guests into the festivity.

“Bruzzi Vineyard” will be

hosting the wine tasting and

sales. This event has always

been enriched by the talents

of many local artists and we

thank them for their continued

support of CVRMC’s

mission through the CV

Foundation. Also, with much

gratitude to all of our sponsors

who generously donate

to this event. A raffle is in

progress for a “Mike

Lewis” handcrafted

guitar. Tickets may

be purchased by any

Foundation member

or at the event.

Mike Lewis’ Guitars

was raised just

40 miles south of

Globe in Kearny,

AZ. After returning

home from the

Army, he attended

the Roberto Venn

School of Luthery

in Phoenix to learn

the art of building

acoustic and electric


Robert Licano

Mike Lewis’ hand

crafted guitars

The Art of Frank Balaam.

He began to attend art school

at the age of 15 which included

the United Kingdom

Blackpool and

Edinburgh Colleges

of Fine

Art and remembers



words of wisdom.

He said,

“We are here

to help you use

mediums which

to express what

you see.”

Roy Trobaugh’s


Splashes has

gone beyond

the traditional

copper splashes

to creating beautiful copper

bowls, trees, frames, butterflies,

and even kokopellis

Tim Humphrey has worked

with burning art into stone

since about 2006. There is no

paint or stain and Tim adds a

hard finish to preserve the art

on the stone.

Kenneth Chan is a working

photographer formerly from

the San Francisco Bay Area,

who has lived with his family

in Globe, AZ since 2013. He

is passionate about capturing

life’s important memories

Roy Trobaugh’s Copper


through dramatic portraits

and breathtaking landscap

Robert Licano was handed

a camera by his father who

was an avid photographer. He

captures beauty in everything

he photographs.

Marilynn Rasmussen was

a gold miner from Echo

Bay Gold Mine in Nevada.

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