Shemer Honors Merrill Mahaffey

Evening celebrates successful Arizona artist

Shemer Art Center honored renowned artist Merrill Mahaffey at is annual dinner gala Nov. 16. The event at the Art Center is in its third year and celebrates an Arizona artist who has achieved great success in his or her career, Kennedy-honors style.

Gary Sprague, Arizona’s Singing Cowboy, provided the entertainment. Jim Ballinger interviewed Mahaffey on stage. Ballinger and his wife, Linda, were the evening’s honorary chairs.


Sue Selig, Barbara Hodes and Judy Gold

Dr. Hong Ong and Doris Ong

Bruce and Betsy Stodola

Nancy Meise-Deits and Reverend Bob Deits

Jason Wyrick and Gia Venturi

Carol Crockett, Linda Ballinger and

Matt and Kim Miller

Sue and Bud Selig with Dr. Stuart Fine and Bobbe Fine

Loren Molever, Shemer Art Center Board chair, and Saundra Shapiro

Anne Kleindienst and Stephen Myers

Herb and Judy Gold

Sandy Chamberlain, Gretchen Wilde, David Kest and Brad Wilde

Siblings Michael Tassoni and Angela Tassoni

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