Arizona Storytellers: Lucretia Torva

Published: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 5:05am
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(Jessie Wardarski/ The Republic)
Longtime artist Lucretia Torva was able to get the audience laughing with her tale of trials and tribulations as she went from working in a teaching position to fulfilling her goal of working with her hands as a true painter and artist.

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

Lucretia Torva isn’t an Arizona native, but she considers Phoenix her home. As an artist, she started a journey to become part of a larger community and find out who she was.

She just finished a mural project along the Light Rail system at McDowell and Central Avenue in Phoenix.

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