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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
Hollywood has always had a major influence on Fashion and Design from the silent movies to today's red carpet. Names like Adrian, Helen Rose, Bill Travilla & Bob Mackie are just a few who have dazzled us with their creations from the screen to the runway. Hollywood in the Desert shares fashion from these timeless influencers as well as many others. Guest curated by Robert Black. Image: Sophie Gimbel dress from the collection of Dorothy McGUire of the McGuire sisters. Model represented by FordRBA. Photographer: Kelly CappelliFind out more