Café adds local talent to the menu

SUZANNE ADAMS/ Miner<br><br>
Local residents crowded around one of many different works of art in Kingman’s newest art gallery inside the Beale Street Brews coffee shop Friday evening.

SUZANNE ADAMS/ Miner<br><br> Local residents crowded around one of many different works of art in Kingman’s newest art gallery inside the Beale Street Brews coffee shop Friday evening.

KINGMAN - Kingman artists have a new place to hang their handiwork. The Beale Street Brews coffee shop in Downtown Kingman opened its new art gallery to a packed house Friday night.

The gallery features artists Josh Colbaugh, Celia Swanson and Josh Tardiff.

Colbaugh is the fourth generation of the family that owns and mines the local turquoise mine. He has spent a lifetime working with silver and gemstones to create some of the most beautiful jewelry in the area. The turquoise in the jewelry on display in the new gallery comes from the Kingman area.

Celia Swanson specializes in sculptures. Her favorite medium is bronze. Her graceful works of art are scattered throughout the gallery. She has a studio in her hometown Newport Beach, Calif., and in Kingman.

John Tardiff, a self-taught artist, created a "Faux Stone" technique that captures some of the essence of the Southwest and California areas with figures of lizards and kokopelli figures.

Coffee shop owners Angela Patterson and Daniel Gonzales opened the gallery in order to showcase some of the local artists in the area. The two business partners plan to rotate the artists displayed in the gallery on a regular basis.

Beale Street Brews is located at 418 E. Beale St.