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Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, January 10, 2020, 6 - 8 p.m.
The five 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, Darrell Thomas Menlove, 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
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 Artist: Saturday, October 12, 6 - 8 p.m.
Part window, part mirror, Karolina Adams’ drawings show us her thoughts, emotions, and reactions to them with relatable insight that may give viewers a better understanding of their own inner psychology. In a minimal color palette, Adams’ animated protagonist navigates a world of finely rendered symbols and metaphors, overcoming obstacles and making peace with external stimuli. Come to view the work, share in the journey, and realize that most of us are just doing the best we can.
Image:Karolina Adams, Done with my Endless Need for Approval, Ink & graphite on 100% cotton paper, 2019, 16" x 20" Find out more
Reception with the artists:Friday, October 11, 6 - 8 p.m.
This exhibition will include watercolor paintings and other types of water-based media. An organization of nearly 300 Artists, AWA has been active for 60 years, mentoring and presenting the works of some of Arizona’s most talented artists. The juror will be New York City artist Antonio Masi.
Image courtesy of Kim HarrisFind out more
Opening Reception with the Artist: Friday, September 6, 7 - 9 p.m.
Escenas de Mexico features new and recent work by Phoenix based painter José Andrés Girón. Using bold colors and a strong sense of humanity, Girón pays homage to many important aspects of Hispanic and Latino culture. Those with Hispanic and Latino roots can find comfort in scenes such as the traditional Mexican kitchen and mariachi musicians and instruments, and those without are invited to share in iconic images of daily Mexican life.
Image: José Andrés Girón, La Mariachi, watercolor on paper, 36" x 48", 2019.Find out more
Opening reception with the artists: Saturday, September 7, 6 - 8 p.m.
Recepción con las artistas: Sábado, el 7 de Septiembre, 6 - 8 p.m.
Especially at this time, with political messages of hostility being voiced along the U.S. - Mexico border, it is important to display images that help to unite, and not divide, the people of both countries. This exchange exhibit with the photographs of Juan Casanova and Dionisio Corral of Hermosillo, and Brandon Sullivan and Gina Santi of Phoenix, clearly demonstrates how much we have in common, and how warmth and kindness permeates both of our cultural heritages.
Especialmente en estos tiempos de mensajes políticos hostiles expresados a través de la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México, es importante mostrar imágenes que nos ayuden a unir, en vez de dividir. Esta exhibición con las fotografias de Juan Casanova y Dionisio Corral de Hermosillo, y Brandon Sullivan y Gina Santi de Phoenix, claramente demuestra cuanto tenemos en común y cuanta caridad y amabilidad impregna nuestros patrimonios culturales.Find out more
Opening Reception with the Artists: Thursday, August 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
Our everyday objects may not be so ordinary when seen through the eyes of an artist. Using abstraction, manipulation and interpretation, local emerging and mid-career artists created works in response to objects from the Chandler Museum artifact collection. The exhibit considers memory, continuity and change over time through artworks that explore the connections between people and objects.
Image: Carrie Marill, Packed, 2018, linen and acrylic on panelFind out more
This summer, stop by Vision Gallery to see some of the artworks from the City’s permanent collection. Paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and other multi-media work will be on display in the gallery on a rotating basis.
Image: Hugh Cabot, All American Rodeo Cowboy, Oil on Canvas, 1987, 82.5" x 58" framedFind out more
Opening Reception with the artists: Saturday, May 18, 6 – 8 p.m.
Arizona is known for the saguaro cacti that populate much of the state – and whose bloom is the state flower – but it is also home to a wide variety of other plant life. This exhibition will display paintings, ceramics, and other multi-media artworks depicting and inspired by botanicals from inside and outside the state.
Image: Tashina Knight, South Chandler Prickly Pears, Acrylic on Canvas, 2019, 18" x 14"Find out more
Opening reception: Thursday, April 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (awards announced at 6:00)
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, Erie, 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.
Image: Censored Perfection, by Megan Fargher. 2018 best in show winner for the 2-dimensional category.Find out more