Arizona Chic: Couture from Arizona’ Past Curated by Robert Black
March 18-April 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday March 18, 7-9pm
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“There was a time when Arizona’s Chic Fashion was written about and taken to destinations all around the world! Visitors were enamored by the western and southwest themed styles as well as the comfortable cotton fabrics and bright colors that were made for our desert sun. This exhibit will explore the local look of Arizona Chic as well as the international designer dresses that were sold in many high fashion boutiques. From the high toned Goldwaters department store to the trading posts on Arizona’s reservations, fashion was being created for every fashionista!”
-Curator Robert Black
This exhibit will celebrate some of the most glamorous, the most understated and the most over the top examples of Arizona Couture. As curated by Robert Black of Fashion by Robert Black of Scottsdale, AZ, this collection depicts Arizona’s Fashionable past. From the eclectic to the perfect resort wear, Arizona designers have made their mark over the years with cutting edge fashion for desert living.
The Tortoise Project & Wild At Art
A juried exhibition featuring all things wild and wonderful.
May 13 – June 25, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 2-4pm
(at Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery)
The Tortoise Project and Wild At Art exhibition will feature Arizona artists converting fiberglass tortoises into original works of art that will be auctioned off to help support the Vision Gallery’s Vision Kidz Art program. Selected artists were given white tortoises as a blank, three-dimensional canvas to paint and decorate however they wished in order to create a new, original, one-of-a-kind tortoise with each shelled reptile portraying a unique and different theme.
Participating artists for the exhibit are Jose Benavides, Sue Berzelius, Jeanne Bosarge, Adriene Buffington, Irene Coatta, Bonnie Lou Coleman, Kathleen Escobedo, Laurie Fagen, Michael Holland, Debra Jones, Shari Keith, Genevieve Leach, Vesna Miller, Mary Poindexter, Christy Puetz, Penny Ethel Ross, Pat Scheurich, Nancy Nowak Utech, Steven Velazquez, Sandra Neumann Wilderman, and ASU TECHshop.
A Group Effort: An Exhibit with Arizona Art Alliance
July 2 - August 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9, 1–4pm
Above: Coming Home by Nancy Troupe
The Vision Gallery in Chandler will present the exhibition “A Group Effort” with the Arizona Art Alliance. The Arizona Art Alliance is a non-profit organization currently staffed by volunteers with a membership of over 20 Arizona-based art groups. The member groups represent hundreds of visual artists who produce fine art in over a dozen mediums.
This exhibition will help Arizona Art Alliance to provide public awareness and exposure to visual art; expand the number of art venues and marketing opportunities for visual artists, and expand art outreach program activities in the south east Valley community.
“The Arizona Art Alliance mission is to promote the visual arts through collaboration with member organizations, strategic partnerships and community involvement.”
The exhibit will feature a wide variety of mediums to include: 2-D and 3-D artworks, jewelry, glass and sculpture. The exhibit will be juried by the Chandler Arts Commission.