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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
Chandler Unified School District's most gifted artists put their work on display for the community to experience. Whether it is ceramics, paints, charcoal, ink or glass, see the creative output form student at all six CUSD high schools. Left Image: First place prize winner for 2D, Censored Perfection, by Megan Fargher Right Image: First place prize winner for 3D, Dragon, by Rachel YuFind 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
To capture the diversity of Chandler, photographers created portraits of students who attend Chandler Public Library's Talk Time and English Tutoring programs. This exhibit shares the faces of a wide variety of individuals from diverse religious, ethnic and economic backgrounds who have one common goal - to learn English. This exhibition features photographs by Amanda Mollindo and Josh Loeser. The adult literacy program at Chandler Public Library serves 359 individuals from 46 different home countries. Image: Amanda Mollindo, Vesna's Family with Serbian Flag, 2017, Archival Inkjet Print, 16" x 20"Find out more
Concerned, but Powerless is artist Safwat Saleem's satirical response to the national political and cultural climate. Using repurposed vintage imagery, a clean design aesthetic, and his trademark wit, Saleem has created a series of brief, uncomfortable and nervous soliloquies that give voice to our inner struggles. Image: Installation view of Concerned, but PowerlessFind out more