MAKIN FURNITURE +
September 9 October 29, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016, 79pm
The Vision Gallery in downtown Chandler presents MAKIN FURNITURE + a new and distinctive exhibition of hand-crafted furniture and artworks created by Arizona woodworkers, artists and craftsmen.
MAKIN FURNITURE + is the sixth exhibition curated by Steven Makin, a fine furniture maker for over 25 years. This year’s exhibition continues his effort to support and promote original artworks by Arizona woodworkers. The exhibit provides an excellent display of wood-crafted artworks from fine, rare, and exotic woods and will celebrate unique and fine woodworking pieces from the American Southwest. Also included in the exhibit will be photographs by artists from in and around the state to accompany the display of skillfully crafted furniture artworks.
Artists featured in the MAKIN FURNITURE + exhibit include Dan Allaire, William Barrand, Lily Baniriah, Dominic Ferrara, David Fleming, Doug Forsha, Gary Goren, Mark Levin, Steven Makin, Damon McIntyre, Raul Ramirez, Kim Thoma, Kerry Vesper, and Terry Woolston. Photographers include: Caitlin Cabral, Carolyn Colwell, Val Dunn, Tim Hoek, Doug Forsha, Steven Makin, Ron Mullins, Lynn Pomerantz, Linda Powers, & Pia Wyer.
The exhibit will include an opening artists’ reception on Friday, September 9th, 2016 from 7 to 9 P.M. The event is free admission and open to the general public.
Chandler Food Bank Portraits
November 3 November 12, 2016
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 5 7pm
I-Help (Interfaith homeless lodging program) provides a safe place to sleep and a hot meal for homeless adults every night of the year. With approximately 4,400 volunteers who contribute over 14,000 volunteer hours a year, I-Help assists the homeless in acquiring job placement, emergency shelter, and a place to call home. I-Help is committed to providing services to connect homeless individuals to the vital resources necessary to regain stability.
These Are Not Your Grandmother’s Quilts: The Art Works of Marla Hattabaugh
November 18, 2016
January 7, 2017
Friday, November 18, 2016
“Quilting is one of my main obsessions/passions. It gives me friends, laughter, visual stimulation, travel opportunities, and alone time. Sometimes the challenge of getting the top to lay smooth regardless of how many seams come together is a great problem; other times, everything goes together so smoothly that the thirty years Ive spent doing it seem warranted!”
The Photography of Robert Rice
January 20 March 11, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017, 7 9pm
An Arizona resident since 1974, Robert Rice has photographed for over 35 years. Largely focusing on nature, landscapes, and more recently flowers, Roberts work has often concentrated on the borderline between the abstract and reality. Photographing since moving to Arizona, Robert has worked in a variety of formats from traditional camera to digital.
Waterworks: Fragments 2017
March 24 May 20, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017 2 4pm
“Waterworks: Fragments 2017” features artworks in water-based media by the Waterworks Artists, a group of highly creative and accomplished artists founded in 1993 by Carol Allen Bentley. The artists have created an exhibition of new works that transcend traditional watercolor methodology and composition.
From Thin Air II: Art from the Artist in Residency
May 25 June 2nd, 2017
Thursday May 25, 5 7pm
Exposures: An Exhibition of Textile Arts
June 9 August 26, 2017
Saturday June 10, 2017, 2 4pm
A textile-based art exhibit that will be presented by the Chandler Arts Commission and the Chandler Cultural Foundation and exhibited at both the Chandler Center for the Arts and the Vision Gallery in Chandler, Arizona. The exhibit is to be juried by Phoenix based textile artist Ann Morton and will feature artworks by members of SAQA Arizona Chapter, better known as Studio Art Quilt Associates, a national nonprofit organization.