Learn about the art of pastel with Wickenburg Art Club member John Heckman.
Heckman was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and studied at the School of Associated Arts in St. Paul and the College of Art and Design in Minneapolis. He went on to free lance illustration for several years, later pursuing and interest in fine arts from his studio on Mille Lacs Lake in northern Minnesota. Interested in cultural backgrounds, Heckman has studied the Amish, Native American and other cultures in pursuit of giving substance and personality to his paintings. Heckman has received numerous honors and awards for his works, which are held in private and corporate collections. Heckman currently resides in Surprise, AZ and is the owner of Culture thru Art Company.
About West of Center: The artistic talents of the Wickenburg community are highlighted in the 6th annual West of Center exhibition and sale. Curated by the Wickenburg Art Club, 100% of proceeds from sales benefit members of the Art Club, which offers year round opportunities for artists of all ages and experience levels to explore an array of creative pursuits. Weekly demonstrations are held by WAC members in the Learning Center on Saturdays from 1 – 3 p.m. throughout the run of the show.