Anyone who has ever wanted to step into the shoes of a glamorous starlet can get a taste of the razzle-dazzle of Hollywood at a new exhibit coming to Vision Gallery in Chandler. “Hollywood in the Desert” will be on exhibit from March 8 to April 6 at the gallery at 10 E. Chicago St., downtown in the City Hall complex. Curated by Robert Black, who owns a vintage-style clothes boutique in Scottsdale, the display will feature clothes designed in the 1940s to the 1980s by designers who dressed Hollywood stars. One dress, designed by Sophie Gimbel, was worn by Dorothy
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By Jason Keil Safwat Saleem isn't sure what he has to do to earn the title of artist. “I call myself a graphic designer without hesitation because I am confident about my work,” he says. “I can get away with being a graphic designer who sometimes makes art as opposed to being an artist.” But the TED Senior Fellow’s feelings on choosing a creative label (he's also an animator and director) are less complicated than his reaction the 2016 presidential election. The Pakistani-American says he felt worried, helpless, and disheartened over what was taking place. He created art to cope. “Art is
By Lauren Gilger Lauren Gilger: Visual artist Safwat Saleem likes to use satire — sometimes dark satire — in his work. He’s a Pakistani-American who became a U.S. citizen last year. And as he watched the 2016 election unfold, his wit came out in a series of soliloquies that he’s put onto paper in his new exhibition at Chandler’s Vision Gallery, “Concerned, but Powerless.” Safwat Saleem: “And even though he told his children not to lie, he gently tucked them into bed, saying ‘Here it doesn’t matter what you look like, or where your parents are from.’” “Unable to stay silent,
By Wrangler News Staff As weather heats up and the warmer days of spring remind residents of West Chandler that they live in the desert, the Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery in Downtown Chandler presents Martin Gatrost: Pacific Crest Trail now through Feb. 23, 2018. Photographer, avid hiker and nature lover Martin Gatrost takes viewers on his journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, which spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. Visitors to the exhibition will relive his adventure through photographs of the three states, seven national parks and 28 national forests he traversed. “The
A childhood love of a claymation video game inspired a Chandler artist to create pieces illustrating wild creatures, robots, monsters and aliens on display at Vision Gallery. “Josiah Copley: Creature A Day” is an exhibit of wood pieces based on drawings of various creatures influenced not only by video games but also Japanese Kaiju toys and cartoons. The Baltic birch plywood pieces will be on display at the gallery at 10 E. Chicago St. in downtown Chandler through Friday, Jan. 5. Copley, 27, who moved to Chandler about two years ago from South Carolina, said he has been drawing creatures