The Tortoise Project & Wild At Art
A juried exhibition featuring all things wild and wonderful.
May 20 – June 25, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 2-4pm
(at Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery)
The Tortoise Project and Wild At Art exhibition will feature Arizona artists converting fiberglass tortoises into original works of art that will be auctioned off to help support the Vision Gallery’s Vision Kidz Art program. Selected artists were given white tortoises as a blank, three-dimensional canvas to paint and decorate however they wished in order to create a new, original, one-of-a-kind tortoise with each shelled reptile portraying a unique and different theme.
Participating artists for the exhibit are Jose Benavides, Sue Berzelius, Jeanne Bosarge, Adriene Buffington, Irene Coatta, Bonnie Lou Coleman, Kathleen Escobedo, Laurie Fagen, Michael Holland & Mary Lynne Lasure, Debra Jones, Shari Keith, Genevieve Leach, Vesna Miller, Mary Poindexter, Christy Puetz, Penny Ethel Ross, Pat Scheurich, Nancy Nowak Utech, Steven Velazquez, Sandra Neumann Wilderman, and ASU TECHshop.
A Group Effort: An Exhibit with Arizona Art Alliance
July 8 - August 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9, 1–4pm
Above: Coming Home by Nancy Troupe
The Vision Gallery in Chandler will present the exhibition “A Group Effort” with the Arizona Art Alliance. The Arizona Art Alliance is a non-profit organization currently staffed by volunteers with a membership of over 20 Arizona-based art groups. The member groups represent hundreds of visual artists who produce fine art in over a dozen mediums.
This exhibition will help Arizona Art Alliance to provide public awareness and exposure to visual art; expand the number of art venues and marketing opportunities for visual artists, and expand art outreach program activities in the south east Valley community.
“The Arizona Art Alliance mission is to promote the visual arts through collaboration with member organizations, strategic partnerships and community involvement.”
The exhibit will feature a wide variety of mediums to include: 2-D and 3-D artworks, jewelry, glass and sculpture. The exhibit will be juried by the Chandler Arts Commission.
MAKIN FURNITURE +
September 9 – October 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 2016, 7–9pm
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 Branift, Dominic Ferrara, David Fleming, Doug Forsha, Gary Goren, Mark Levin, Steven Makin, Damon McIntyre, Kim Toma, Kerry Vesper, and Terry Woolston. 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.