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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
Opening Reception with the Artists:
Opening Reception with the Artists:Saturday, April 6, 6 - 8 p.m.
TOGETHER features artworks by photographer Kari Wehrs and sculptor Nathaniel Lewis, exhibiting alongside one another for the first time. Wehrs’s series “Shot” is comprised of tintype photographs of recreational shooters she meets in the Arizona desert. Nathaniel Lewis’s sculptures examine divisive political topics and concepts of otherness with a tongue-in-cheek humor. Presented side by side, these artists’ work force us to examine the boundaries, some natural, some fabricated, between “us” and “them.”
Image:Kari Wehrs, Aimee and Mike (crop), 2017, tintype photograph, 6 1/4" x 8" Find out more
Reception with the Artists: Friday, March 8, 6 - 8 p.m.
Painstaking attention to detail, ornate organic curves, and meditative studio practices unite the works of Dani Godreau and Vivienne Lux in the exhibition Meticulously Maximal. Godreau’s crowded, repetitive, cut paper patterns become challenges to gendered labor expectations upon closer inspection, and Lux’s bright, hand-drawn swirls that may first appear as simple colorful designs reveal layers of rococo-styled typography with careful examination. The exhibition will feature papercuts by Godreau and drawings and fashions by Lux, all equally mesmerizing to viewers both new and familiar to these artists’ practice.
Image: Vivienne Lux, Rise, 2018, colored pencil on paper, 12" x 12"Find out more
Reception Honoring Glenn McCollum: Saturday, February 23, 6 - 8 pm
Modern Phoenix Week Event: Friday, March 22, 5 - 8 pm
In celebration of Chandler’s mid-century architects, architecture, and road culture, Chandler photographer, curator and mid-century home owner Holly Metz highlights our unexpected mid-century gems through vivid contemporary and historic photos.
Image: Holly Metz, Aloha Motel, 2018Find out more
Reception with the Artists: Friday, January 25, 2019, 6 - 8 p.m.
Pastel color palettes, uncommon vantage points, and attention to detail are the common threads between the paintings of Autumn Rose and Barbara Kemp Cowlin. Autumn Rose's varied line weights and flat perspectives transform her paintings of desert botanical still lives into airy abstractions, creating a peaceful plenitude in her otherworldly canvasses. Barbara Kemp Cowlin finds underappreciated details in the corners of domestic and public architecture, creating Spartan, angular compositions that feel simultaneously new and familiar. Together, both artists' distinctive points of view remind viewers that whether we are looking at abundance or scarcity, there is more to be seen if we only look harder.Find out more