Arizona photographer Ray Carns displays his work at the CAC Visual Arts Gallery through Aug. 23

By Guy Harrison, Media & Marketing Specialist 

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – As the desert summer begins, the Central Arizona College Visual Arts Gallery will host the work of another local artist, Ray Carns, who is known for his unique portrayal of the American West through photography. 

The public is invited to view Carns’ artistic styling now through Aug. 23. A closing reception will be held on Aug. 20 from 6-8 p.m. 

Based in Phoenix, Carns has had his work on display across the country since 1992 in group shows, one- and two-person exhibitions, and private, museum and corporate collections. To depict his vision of the Western United States, Carns presents black-and-white and color photography either as straight prints or by manipulating the images through chemical or digital processes to achieve the desired effect that he envisions for each image. 

Carns previously has served Artlink, Inc. as its vice president and president, and he has actively promoted his work through workshops, lectures and presentations. He divides his time between photography, writing and filmmaking. 

Please visit the CAC calendar at or for more information on the closing reception. 

CAC’s Visual Arts Gallery is located in the M Building (Clock Tower) on the college’s Signal Peak Campus (8470 N Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128). The gallery is open in June and July Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., except for holidays. The gallery will be open from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Aug. 5

For more information, please contact Visual Arts Gallery Director Tom Belden by phone at 520-560-2452. He also may be reached by e-mail at

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814