Flourish: Artworks inspired by our Gardens
July 25 – August 30, 2014
Artist Reception: Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 2pm-4pm
Brings together a bouquet of textiles, ceramics, photography, and mixed media works that will delight the eye and tantalize the senses.
Whether it is grandma’s garden, a desert landscape or a patch of green grass, our gardens enrich our lives with a certain serenity and calmness. A beautiful garden can whisk us away to another place and time and tantalize us with its fragrance. This exhibition will feature artworks by Arizona artists focusing on natural, floral, and botanical artworks.
Fifty artists will be exhibiting works in Flourish: Artworks Inspired by Our Gardens. Exhibiting artists are: Betsy Aguirre, Sherri Spidle Aldawood, Leslie Austin, Marsha Blumm, Jeanne Bosarge, Barbara Brandel, Sarah Brodie, Mary Bruns, Craig Cheply, Heather Coen, Quetzally Hernández Coronado, Tal Dvir, Kathleen Escobedo, Cheryl Fecht, Jill Friedberg, Lisa Harnish, Gini Heywood, Sam Hodges, Natalia Highson, Karen Hymer, Melinda Jennings, Margit Kaegerer, Dale Kesel, Heather J. Kirk, Brenda Kleppe, Derrick Lafferty, Genevieve Leach, George Lenz, Sandra Luehrsen, Constance McBride, Andrea Merican, Nancy Christy-Moore, Chris Morningforest, Emily Palomino Ortiz, Jana Peterson, Brenda Priddy, Andrea Rogers, Judith Rothenstein-Putzer, Helen Norsigian Rowles, Nicole Royse, Pat Scheurich, Betty Schlueter, Diane C. Taylor, Cari Updike, Nancy Nowak Utech, Steven Velazquez, Kim Walker, Sandra Neumann Wilderman, Timothy Wong, Randy Zucker.
The Little Black Dress: Through The Decades
September 5 – October 25, 2014
Artist Reception: Friday, September 5, 2014 from 7pm-9pm
The Little Black Dress, or what has become fondly known as the “LBD,” is considered a fashion staple. No fashion forward woman worth her salt is without one. The classic tale of the little black dress began in 1926 when Coco Chanel published a picture in American Vogue of a classically elegant, calf length, simple black dress. The crowds went wild. Vogue magazine hailed it as “Chanel’s Ford,” like the Model T, the little black dress became a versatile, affordable fashion icon.
The Little Black Dress Curator’s Discussion and Gallery Tour with Robert Black
September 20, 2014 • 7pm-9pm
Location: Vision Gallery, Chandler City Hall Complex
$125 (Limited to 75 tickets)
To support the arts in Chandler, this special event is hosted by Robert Black, founder and former owner of The FORD/Robert Black Agency, one of the most recognized names in the modeling industry. Join Robert for pink champagne and petifores while he discusses the history of the little black dress through the decades.Learn the secrets of how the little black dress has evolved from its inception and how it came to be.
Today it is considered a rule of fashion for women to own a little black dress. Over the decades, the LBD has been reimagined and redesigned time and time again. The magic of the LBD is simple, it can be worn for almost any social occasion, it can be subdued in its classic lines for professional gatherings or it can be accessorized for evening. Over the course of time, every milieu of fashion has put its mark on the LBD, from Hollywood to best designers over the decades.
This exhibit is designed to celebrate some of the most glamorous, the most understated and the most over the top examples of the LBD. All examples of the LBD in this exhibition are on loan from Fashion by Robert Black of Scottsdale, AZ.
The Little Black Dress: Through The Decades, includes dresses from Gilbert Adrian, Geoffrey Beene, Mr. Blackwell, Bill Blass, Donald Brooks, Pierre Cardin, Coco Chanel, Victor Costa, Hubert de Givenchy, Christian Dior, Tom Ford for Gucci, James Galanos, Jean Paul Gaultier, Rudi Gernreich, Howard Greer, Roy Halston, North Beach Leather Michael Hoban, Peggy Hunt, Marc Jacobs, Norma Kamali, Patrick Kelly, Bud Kilpatrick, Don Loper, Franco Moschino, Todd Oldham, Emilio Pucci, Helen Rose, Maggie Rouf, Alfred Shaheen, Gloria Swanson, William Travilla, Emanuel Ungaro, Gianni Versace, Dan Werle, Yohji Yamamoto and local designers Galina Couture, Angela Johnson and Joy Li. '