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Chandler Unified School District’s most gifted artists put their work on display for the community to experience in this annual showcase. The burgeoning artists from Basha, Hamilton, Perry, Arizona College Prep, Casteel and Chandler high schools display their talents and viewpoints through paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry, and photographs. With over 100 works on display, there is always something for everyone in this exhibition.Find out more
How do you visually tell a story that has been passed down from generation to generation? Diné artist Daniel Nez takes on this challenge in his large-scale loom structures that display fragments of complete paintings. The fractal pieces represent the stories told by Diné elders about the history of their people. The deconstructed narratives urge viewers to explore the installations until they reach a vantage point where all the components align to create a full picture.Find out more
Who gets to tell the story of cowboys and Indians? In Familiar Territory, artist Jacob Meders (Mechoopda-Maidu) updates 20th century prints depicting glorified moments from westward expansion, a historical period often romanticized from a white perspective. Meders' work centers an Indigenous viewpoint and asks viewers to reconsider the story they think they know.Find out more
Get a peek inside Radical Happiness artist Lex Gjurasic's head! On Thursday, March 31 at 5:30pm Gjurasic will host a virtual artist talk sharing insights about her creative process, material techniques, and using artwork as a meditative, therapeutic practice.Find out more
Meet artist Lex Gjurasic and paint your own flower pot inspired by Radical Happiness at the Chandler Center for the Arts! Once your pot is painted, representatives with the Maricopa Native Seed Library will help you plant it with seeds for a native plant to take home.Find out more
This Saturday, come see Hattitude: Diego Perez at Vision Gallery and then make your own wacky paper hat inspired by the show! We'll have everything you need to make the kooky hat of your dreams for you to take home, including folding instructions and decorating supplies.Find out more
Reception: Thursday, September 6, 6 – 8 P.M.
After the beer is brewed, there is still much work to be done before it lands on the shelf and in a craft beer fan's hands. Graphic designers work with brewers, illustrators and owners to choose a name, colors, fonts and graphics for all of your favorite Chandler brews. From MoonJuice IPA and HopShock IPA to Oktoberfest Lager and Mr. Pineapple, come and see the array of current and historical designs, as well as some in-process documents that didn’t make the final cut.
Image: Original sketch and current design for SanTan Brewery's icon MoonJuice IPAFind out more
Reception and artist talk: September 8, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Gallery at CCA is proud to present Ida y Vuelta: There and Back, an exhibition featuring the work of printmaker and performance artist Diana Calderon alongside the paintings and photographs of Oliverio Balcells. Both artists create imagery inspired by Mexican history, heritage, nature, and culture and personal migration, which takes visitors on a visual trip across the border into a country rich with tradition. Experience the historical colors, patterns, textures and shapes of Mexico, seen with contemporary eyes.
Left Image: Oliverio Balcells, Nuestra Tradicion Teuchitlan, 2017, oil on canvas, 30” x 30”
Right Image: Diana Calderon, Patrones Variaciones, 2017, linocut print, 12” x 12”Find out more
Reception: THURSDAY, MAY 31, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Our everyday objects may not be so ordinary when seen through the eyes of an artist. Using abstraction, manipulation and interpretation, local artists create artworks in response to objects from the Chandler Museum collection. Display: Holmes-type stereoscope from the Chandler Museum Collection RSVPFind out more
Where some may see desolation, many full-time desert dwellers see nature at its finest. Desert Imprint brings together the work of three local artists who view desert ecology as something to be admired. Experience reactions to local and far-flung flora and fauna in the wood-burning art of Alexandra Bowers, and photographs of J.W. Fike and Ryan Parra. Image: Ryan Parra, Eriogonum Fasciculatium, 2017. Archival Inkjet Print, 16" x 24"Find out more