From showing in a Tlaquepaque art gallery in Sedona, AZ., Gian launched a clay and art studio/gallery, called 'Tres Artistas,' in the historic village of Tubae, on the Santa Cruz River. Only a mile square, it was space well filled with art and artisans in antiquated buildings dating from the explorations of Father Kina in the 1700s.
Several years later, on a business trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico,
Gian secured a gallery on Canyon Road, subsequently forming Ferrari Art Studio and Gallery. On winter nights close to Christmas, with huge icicles adorning the studio roof and the glow of luminarias lighting the walk ways, hot cocoa and baked scones were served to art patrons.
The diverse cultures and inspiring landscapes of the Sedona, Tubae, and Santa Fe art colonies, gave Gian exposure to natural beauty, unique architecture, great art and a splendid atmosphere of association with other artists. It has enriched her life and her work.
Gian attended BYU and studied art at Dixie State College, enhancing her natural ability with classes in design, ceramics, technology, drafting and art. She received many academic scholarships, among them the Melvin Bowler Memorial Scholar-ship and the Distinguished Service Award for funding efforts in support of returning adult student scholarships. She was privileged to work with Dixie State students as an adjunct instructor in the Ceramics Department. She is grateful for all who have contributed to her education and the blessing that the gift of art has been in her life. Gian's fine art has been exhibited at the following Galleries and Museums:
Ferrari Art,St. Geo., Split Rock Art Gallery, Authentique Gallery of Art and Design, Ancestor Square, Blue Sky Gallery, Zions Bank, Dixie Regional Med Ctr., Covey Center of the Arts, Springville Art Museum, Fairview Museum, The Element Gallery, UT, Lost City Museum, Valley of Fire, Riverside, NV, Mesquite Fine Arts, Tlaquepaque, Sedona AZ.