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Thanks Rick. We will miss you.

Rick Wheeler has been with the Art Institute of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for 17 years. He has taught subjects as diverse as scratchboard, cold wax technique, quick sketching, large canvas painting and many more.

Through the years, with his quiet and strong voice, Rick inspired hundreds of our students to pursue their creative endeavors.


He will be moving to Salt Lake City in the coming months, and will no longer teach at the Art Institute. We appreciate all he has done for the Art Institute, our students and our galleries, and we wish him the best in this next chapter of his life.

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