Monthly Archives: January 2022

Chandler show celebrates quilts’ story magic


By Srianthi Perera   Linda McCurry's art quilt depicts adversity. Years ago, her Gilbert home caught fire around the chimney; the fire burnt downstairs near the fireplace and upstairs through the master bedroom. Her koi fish died in her pond due to the firefighters putting a flame retardant in it. In flaming red, orange, brown and yellow, she traces the story in her quilt titled "From the Ashes." "There was a lot of restoration to do," McCurry said. "You could say from the ashes we rose and came back as strong as we could." Stories such as this are what exhibit

Chandler show celebrates quilts’ story magic2022-01-05T08:43:45-07:00

Bending lines between humans and animals


By Tom M. Scanlon   Hark! I hear opening reception… Ah, remember those days of exciting openings, with nervous artists flittering like hummingbirds as friends and fans admire the new art — and hit the free wine and cheese, of course. While some galleries are returning to “business as usual,” others are warily staying online. One Chandler gallery is splitting the difference: an in-person exhibit with an online opening event. Vision Gallery presents two local artists with the colorfully provocative exhibit A Peculiar Nature. These artists skillfully twist nature into unusual situations, drawing out the peculiarities and similarities between humans

Bending lines between humans and animals2022-01-05T08:35:05-07:00