We are so excited to see the new Serrano's mural by Such and Champ Styles featured in the SanTan Sun News! Our staff worked with Serrano's to coordinate the project. Father, son celebrate Serrano’s with colorful mural By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Noe “Such Styles” Baez used to do his art in the dark of night – hidden from public view and guided only by streaks of moonlight. His brand of graffiti art was not socially accepted back when he first started, Styles explained. It was the 1980s and spray-painting buildings was considered delinquent
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We've received some press about the new Oregon Street parking garage, featuring art pieces coordinated by Vision Gallery and the Chandler Arts Commission! This new construction features colorful sun slides by CoLAB Studio and playful benches by Jeff Zische. Thanks AZ Family for this helicopter feature!
McCarthy Building Companies Inc. has completed construction on the new $20 million, five-level, 293,000-square-foot Oregon Street parking garage for the City of Chandler, which is now the largest garage in Downtown Chandler providing 932 parking spaces. The structure is located to the west of City Hall across Arizona Avenue on the northwest corner of Chicago and Oregon streets. Completed a month early, it adds much needed parking options for those accessing City Hall, restaurants and other venues in the bustling area. “The Downtown is the heart and urban core of our City,” said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “With New Square opening later this year, along
Metro Phoenix is home to an assortment of art galleries exhibiting works by local, national, and international artists. Most show works in a wide variety of mediums, and many show works by both emerging and established artists. They've all got a different feel, so whatever your interests and tastes, you'll find something that catches your fancy. But 10 metro Phoenix galleries stand above the rest. One sits inside an arts center, and two are located in former warehouses. Another is subterranean, and one sits on the second story of a quaint retail complex. One is owned by a city, and a
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Jose Andres Giron has been making artwork for nearly 50 years and he’s not planning to stop any time soon. The 73-year-old Phoenix native has about 40 pieces of his artwork on display at the Chandler Center for the Arts in an exhibit that will run through Oct. 10. Titled “Escenas de Mexico,” or “Scenes of Mexico,” the exhibit embraces various aspects of Hispanic culture — a common subject of Giron’s work. He’s created paintings of mariachi bands, portraits of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and prints of Cesar Chavez,
By Kayla Rutledge Contributor A free art exhibition at Vision Gallery is making its debut Aug. 30, with its artists hoping to change the way spectators view the U.S.-Mexico relationship. The photos presented in the Through Each Other’s Eyes exhibit showcase the views of two Valley photographers, Gina Santi and Brandon Sullivan, and two Hermosillo, Mexico, photographers, Juan Casanova and Dionisio Corral, during an exchange to each country. Through Each Other’s Eyes, a nonprofit, started in 1988 after hosting five exchanges between photographers in the U.S. and Japan. In 1995 the organization began
By Colleen Sparks A new exhibit at a Chandler gallery will feature bold, bright colors and provocative subjects stretching the limits of what is perceived as contemporary art. Shape Shifters will feature the artwork of Phoenix artists Rachael Goodwin, Lisa Von Hoffner, and Mike Jacobs at the Vision Gallery from Sept 8 to Nov 3. A public, free reception with the artists will take place on Fri, Sept 7. "Visitors to the gallery can expect to see bright colors, recognizable forms, and an interesting use of materials by all three artists," said Peter Bugg, visual arts coordinator for the City
Photo by William LeGoullon By Weldon B. Johnson for AZ Central Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, praised Chandler's use of art in public places during a visit Monday morning. Landesman, who visited several communities in Arizona Monday and Tuesday, stopped by Chandler's Vision Gallery for a brief reception. While in town he met with members of the city's art community and toured some of Chandler's downtown public art projects including the artistic shade structure at City Hall and some of the sculptures along Arizona Avenue. "It's part of my job to get out around