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Reception with the artists: Saturday, November 23, 2019 4-6 PM
This annual exhibition has grown from a local and regional quilt show to a respected vehicle for contemporary works. Previously hosted by the Chandler Center for the Arts, this year’s Art Quilts XXIV exhibition will be held at the Vision Gallery. The yearly exhibition draws entries from around the United States and Canada and allows hundreds of visitors each year to experience quilting as an art form. This year's theme is "From Ordinary to Extraordinary," defined by this year's juror Georgia Heller as,“Something [that] goes above and beyond what is expected. Extraordinary magic can be woven through ordinary daily life, and heroes are ordinary people who do extraordinary things.”
Image: Patricia Charity, Canyon de Chelly, 2015, 36" x 48"Find out more
Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, January 10, 2020, 6 - 8 p.m.
The four ceramic artists featured in this show grew up in Chandler, all graduating from Chandler High School. They came to ceramics at different stages of their lives: Al Pace received his MFA at Arizona State University then taught ceramics for most of his professional life at Chandler High School. Clay Martinez and Tom Budzak were students of Mr. Pace’s early on, and Kathleen Escobedo began her journey in ceramics just before her retirement. All four approach the medium with varying perspectives, displaying a uniquely diverse range in their work. They are all homegrown.
Image: Clay Martinez, Composition 55, 2018Find out more
Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, February 21, 2020, 6 - 8 p.m.
In "Two Players, Two Quarters," father and son team Such and Champ Styles use their pressurized vessels of paint to explore how classic video games have influenced popular culture through a series of portraits of iconic heroes, villains, and accomplices.
Image: Donkey Kong, 2018, Aerosol enamels and ink on canvas, 20” x 20”Find out more