Douglas High School senior Tino Montano is displaying some of his photos, drawings, and jewelry all this month at the Douglas Art Gallery on 10th Street.
Montano is the son of Raul and Marina Montano of Douglas. His older brother Raul is an artist and has showed some of his work at the gallery along with his grandfather Ralph Velasco.
Montano, 17, says he has always loved taking pictures and began showing his photos at the Cochise County Fair when he was 7. He joined scouting when he was 11 and earlier this year became Douglas’ latest Eagle Scout.
In addition to taking photos, Tino says he enjoys drawing as well as making rings out of coins he finds.
“I started making rings about a year ago,” he said. “I like wearing a lot of jewelry and I wanted to make my own which is how I got started.”
Tino says he has learned a lot about making jewelry from his grandfather who also designs his own jewelry.
Montano is going to graduate from Douglas High School in May. He plans on attending Cochise College for two years before moving on to a university, where he plans on pursuing a career in film producing.
Montano’s work is available for viewing and is for sale at the Douglas Art Gallery on 10th Street. Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.