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The best things to see in Phoenix this week: Worst tattoos, other mothers and Zeppelin drag

2022-08-29T09:48:18-07:00

Sofia Krusmark Arizona Republic Excerpt: "'Inward Shift/Outward Gaze' at Vision Gallery in Chandler The first painting started with Phoenix artist Chelsie Tamala going into her friend’s house, setting up camp and telling her to go about daily life. After that, Tamala asked seven other mothers to be a part of the series — a group of moms with all sorts of experiences— and eight paintings later – “Mothers” was born. " Read full article via Arizona Republic

The best things to see in Phoenix this week: Worst tattoos, other mothers and Zeppelin drag2022-08-29T09:48:18-07:00

Chandler exhibit shows artist’s twin heritages

2022-08-25T13:38:10-07:00

By Srianthi Perera GetOut Contributor Born to an Iranian father and a Mexican mother, Michelle Emami finds identity important. Hence, her artistic creations reflect her particular thinking, experiences and the blend of two cultures. Ten pieces of Emami’s work are on display at The Gallery at CCA in Downtown Chandler in an exhibition titled “Both, Neither and All of the Above: Michelle Emami” through October 15. “The foundation within my work is based on my Mexican and Iranian cultures, but I am constantly questioning the lack of security that both my cultural backgrounds hold within my American culture,” said Emami, who

Chandler exhibit shows artist’s twin heritages2022-08-25T13:38:10-07:00

Chandler Arts Center Spotlights Tucson Artist

2022-02-04T15:31:05-07:00

By Srianthi Perera   Lex Gjurasic wants to radiate happiness in these troubled times. The Tucson artist found the meditative process of creating art a balm during the pandemic isolation and is now displaying her work in an exhibition titled, "Radical Happiness: Lex Gjurasic," at the Chandler Center for the Arts through April 9. Full article via San Tan Sun News here: https://issuu.com/timespub/docs/0116_stsn_news/1?e=8633901/89137674 

Chandler Arts Center Spotlights Tucson Artist2022-02-04T15:31:05-07:00

Chandler show celebrates quilts’ story magic

2022-01-05T08:43:45-07:00

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

2022-01-05T08:35:05-07:00

By Tom M. Scanlon   Hark! I hear ...an 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

Exhibit Celebrates Chandler City Workers’ Art

2021-10-04T09:24:20-07:00

By Srianthi Perera   City of Chandler employees Sue Van Horne, Andrea Cole, and Kim Durning took advantage of pandemic stay-at-home directives to develop their shared passion for creating art. Van Horne turned to her camera, Cole sat with her mosaic art and Durning worked on her puzzle mashups. At the city-run Vision Gallery in Downtown Chandler, a show gives them a platform to display their work. "Off the Clock: Artwork by City of Chandler Employees" features the art of 25 employees from 11 city departments and runs through Oct 2.   Read the rest of the article via San Tan

Exhibit Celebrates Chandler City Workers’ Art2021-10-04T09:24:20-07:00

Seven Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Metro Phoenix

2020-10-06T14:25:50-07:00

By Lynn Trimble Art rooted in Hispanic, Chicano, and Latinx culture is a fascinating and integral part of life in metro Phoenix. Even so, people don't always make time to explore it. Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, is a great time to educate yourself. You'll find fewer formal Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations around town this year due to COVID-19, but you've still got plenty of great options. ‘Al Son Que Me Toquen’ Vision Gallery Opens Saturday, October 10 Vision Gallery is showing recent paintings by Emily Costello and Frank Ybarra, whose depictions of everyday life celebrate

Seven Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Metro Phoenix2020-10-06T14:25:50-07:00

New IN FLUX Public Art Means More Ways to Explore Art Outdoors Amid COVID-19

2020-08-19T13:25:14-07:00

Thanks to Lynn Trimble for writing about the new cycle of IN FLUX artworks around the city, including Roommates by Nick Rascona here in Chandler! ... It’s been more than three decades since artist Joan Waters moved to Phoenix, where she found landscapes and light that infused her large-scale abstract paintings with fresh perspective. But it was a battle with breast cancer that gave her time to reflect on her art practice, and a community college art class that equipped her with the skills to begin working with metals. Today, Waters is one of several artists whose work is featured in

New IN FLUX Public Art Means More Ways to Explore Art Outdoors Amid COVID-192020-08-19T13:25:14-07:00

Summer-inspired art added to Vision Gallery

2020-06-24T10:24:13-07:00

By Kevin Reagan, Staff Writer, SanTan Sun News   "A Phoenix artist's summer-inspired paintings are adorning the walls of the Chandler Vision Gallery as the facility's first new exhibit since it briefly closed for a few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Caroline Estelle's A La Mode collection of colorful works became available to view publicly last month after the city reopened its Vision Gallery again and allowed visitors the chance to soak up some culture while the community still recovers from the public health crisis."   Full article available here: https://issuu.com/timespub/docs/0621_stsn

Summer-inspired art added to Vision Gallery2020-06-24T10:24:13-07:00

À La Mode

2020-05-22T16:47:48-07:00

Just in time for summer, Vision Gallery presents À La Mode, featuring paintings by Caroline Estelle. Images and notions of summer can evoke a sense of joy and escapism. With warmer weather, people feel more liberated, but as the articles of clothing become smaller, the societal pressures to have an “acceptable” body grow larger. “Through saccharine colors and hyper-realized forms, Estelle embraces the idealized notions of summery scenes,” says Peter Bugg, visual arts coordinator, City of Chandler. “Look closer and you start to notice that the bodies in the images are distorted and uncharacteristic of the idealized female forms found in advertisements and art history.”

À La Mode2020-05-22T16:47:48-07:00