AJ Chandler by Tad Smith
The Chandler Portraits
by Arizona artist Tad Smith
January 24 – March 8, 2014
Tad Smith of The Design Idea is a truly gifted artist, who prides himself on listening to his clients, and turning their design ideas into an artistic creation. Having developed his own graphic style in addition to his fine art, Mr. Smith has created an exhibition featuring the likenesses of some of Chandler’s most respected and valued citizens. The exhibition features the images of people who have given selflessly to their community. Each person was nominated from a wide variety of sources, but every person featured has worked diligently to have impact in their community. Many have served on boards and commissions, and many have been long standing citizens working to grow, nurture, and advance our continually-evolving city.
Flight by Linda Ingraham
Linda Ingraham: 25 Years of Mixed Media Photography
March 14 – May 3, 2014
Linda Ingraham spent a year in Italy as a child which greatly influenced her life and the artwork she would eventually create. She was raised by a scientist and an artist, who took her along to art classes as a child. Linda considered her painting a hobby and not a serious profession. While attending New Mexico State University she switched majors from drama to fine art and art history, and participated in an exchange program with the University of Massachusetts at Boston and an international program at the Sorbonne in Paris. After graduating, Ingraham moved to Albuquerque, NM and began taking photography classes, finding the focus of her mixed media photography work which incorporates painting into the background. Once she moved to Arizona things really began to happen. She won a sum of money in the Arizona Lottery and was able to afford a studio space in downtown Phoenix. Since then she has shown in galleries and museums around the country as well as in Japan and Brussels. In 1993 Linda received two grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts: A Visual Arts Fellowship and an Artists Project Grant. She has also frequently been a guest speaker and has been chosen to participate in numerous projects with the Phoenix Art Museum and Ballet Arizona.
The sense of reverence that Ingraham felt when viewing the altars and icons of the Gothic and Renaissance periods is apparent in her poetic photo-constructions today. She embodies an idea or emotion very simply with a single haunting image or a juxtaposition of images and objects, which are not just representations of the subject but are meant to be visual metaphors, touching upon our collective fears, hopes, and desires.
Muse-in-the-Mist by Linda Ingraham
Kinetic Art by Jose Benavides
Unpredictable Change: Kinetic Sculpture
May 16 – July 5, 2014
Art for Peace
5th Annual Commemorative Celebration of Daisaku Ikeda week presented by Soka Gakkai International, a Buddhist Association for peace, culture and education.
July 10 – 16, 2014
Full Bloom: Artworks inspired by our Gardens
July 25 – August 30, 2014