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wearable pieces, outra- geously fun decorative art that will brighten any space, abundant jewelry and so much more. Most artists are from Arizona, the rest from all over the country. A common reaction from first time visitors? “Wow, you have to do two turns around the gallery to see every- thing,” Pat reports. Then she tells them to be sure to look up! This is a space to get lost in and let your imagination run wild. And, of course, men are welcome. Just prepare for some serious brows- ing by your female com- panions! and cutting edge art in just about every me- dium—painting, metal sculpture, pottery, mul- timedia, photography, and statement-making jewelry, all handmade by local, regional and national artists. Art Gal- lery H is a must-see that opens minds and hearts to fresh ideas and the unexpected. Karl and Audrey are a unified creative force. Audrey fashions much of the jewelry in the gal- lery that’s “whimsical and fun, reflecting her true self and her love of life.” Produced in shim- mering coppers, silver, and precious stones, her pieces are easily wear- able and have a breezy, free feeling. When not fashioning new pieces, Audrey handles much of the behind-the-scenes admin and ops as well as determining with Karl what artists to show- case in their gallery. Hang out in the gallery with the Hoffmans and you will leave delight- fully edified, moved, and more than likely with something to remember your visit! In any case, it’s an experience. “It’s so rare that one can walk into a gallery, buy a piece of art and meet the artist,” is a typical response from Karl’s art is bold, expan- sive and encompasses several mediums in- cluding jewelry, metal sculpture, oil painting and photography. He is collected internationally and shows in prestigious museums and galleries throughout the country. The influence of Karl’s early days as a silver- smith in New York City shows up in his strong design aesthetic com- bined with an edgy lets- Karl ........................................... W & Audrey Hoffman art gallery H Artist-owned galleries are quite rare. So when the day-to-day opera- tions are run by a hus- band and wife team, both artists in their own right, with their son and gal- lery director Colt, that’s a family affair! Meet Karl W and Audrey Hoffman of Art Gallery H. To walk through their doors is to enter an open, flowing, light-filled space with a focus on contemporary 6 = La Entrada de Tubac Art Gallery H visitors and collectors. “Who better to explain the artwork than the artist?” confirms Karl. “We have extensive knowledge to spice up your collection or just give you ideas to bring your space to the edge.” try-this approach. Prolific and diverse, Karl­—given the day—could be work- ing on his line of elegant rings for active women, statement-making mod- ern sculpture, or black and white photography soon to inspire his black and white oil painting of horses, big sky land- scapes, or monochromat- ic pieces with flourishes of color. Picture these two on their horses heading out into the wilderness to get away for a few days, and you have a glimpse into what gives them joy, how they met, fell in love and ended up in Tubac running a gallery to- gether. Stories abound— Karl as deputy sheriff in remote Colorado or later as a photojournalist on horseback or vehicle along the Mexican bor- der (30 miles from their home) documenting crime scenes and har- rowing raids by the Feds. Or Audrey, before they met, a horsewoman ex- traordinaire working as outfitter, guiding hunt- ers on horseback into the most remote camps high in the snowy Rocky Mountain wilderness. Yes… these two have tales to tell! Spend some time at Art Gallery H, see awesome art, enjoy the vibe, and hear the stories!