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Opening Reception with the artists: Saturday, November 17, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Now in its twenty-third year, the Art Quilts exhibition at the Chandler Center for the Arts has grown from a regional quilt show to a respected vehicle for contemporary works. The exhibition draws entries from around the United States and Canada and allows thousands of visitors each year to experience quilting as an art form. This year’s juror is ASU Assistant Professor Erika Lynne Hanson, and the theme she has chosen is Artistic Ecologies. Starting with the definition of ecology as the interrelationship between any system and its environment, quilts in this exhibition will be inspired by the theme formally, conceptually, and narratively.
Image: Frances Oldham Murphy • Emiliania huxliyi, 2018 • 41" x 47"Find out more
Opening Reception with the Artists: Saturday, November 17, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
31 fiber artists use their individual talents to let their voices be heard. They remind us that THIS thing, idea, place, or part of our world should not be forgotten or undefended when at risk from intolerance, ignorance, indifference, or greed. They offer us intuitive responses, sorrows, desires to right things, to protect what may be disappearing. And they offer hope, a tender need to call out to the world to remember precious things in life. The show previewed in April 2018 in San Diego, California before coming to Chandler, Arizona.
Image: Dawn William Boyd, America's Homeless, 2017Find out more
Opening reception with the artists: Friday, October 12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Time and Space, paintings by Jan Marshall and sculptures by Joseph W. McShane, explores concepts of time and space through both artists’ individual media and perspectives. This exhibition is the first time that the couple has exhibited their work together. The interaction of their work creates a contemplative and dynamic conversation.
Top Image: Jan Marshall, The Space Between, XIV, Ink on canvas, 18" x 89"
Bottom Image: Joseph W. McShane, The Presence of Absence (pre-installation), Copper, 12 - 2.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" pre-installation, 15 miles x 30 miles installedFind out more
Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, October 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
By Popular Demand will feature new work by Anthony Banayat including larger than life, colorful, layered paintings and “wobbler” sculptures directly connected to American Pop Culture. By skillfully combining highly recognizable images into uniquely composed collages and objects, Anthony Banayat’s accessible style invites viewers to tap into their own imaginations to create narratives using the iconic imagery of advertising, marketing and entertainment.
Image: Hot Topic, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 84" x 60"Find out more
Reception: Thursday, September 6, 6 – 8 P.M.
After the beer is brewed, there is still much work to be done before it lands on the shelf and in a craft beer fan's hands. Graphic designers work with brewers, illustrators and owners to choose a name, colors, fonts and graphics for all of your favorite Chandler brews. From MoonJuice IPA and HopShock IPA to Oktoberfest Lager and Mr. Pineapple, come and see the array of current and historical designs, as well as some in-process documents that didn’t make the final cut.
Image: Original sketch and current design for SanTan Brewery's icon MoonJuice IPAFind out more
Reception and artist talk: September 8, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Gallery at CCA is proud to present Ida y Vuelta: There and Back, an exhibition featuring the work of printmaker and performance artist Diana Calderon alongside the paintings and photographs of Oliverio Balcells. Both artists create imagery inspired by Mexican history, heritage, nature, and culture and personal migration, which takes visitors on a visual trip across the border into a country rich with tradition. Experience the historical colors, patterns, textures and shapes of Mexico, seen with contemporary eyes.
Left Image: Oliverio Balcells, Nuestra Tradicion Teuchitlan, 2017, oil on canvas, 30” x 30”
Right Image: Diana Calderon, Patrones Variaciones, 2017, linocut print, 12” x 12”Find out more
Reception: THURSDAY, MAY 31, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Our everyday objects may not be so ordinary when seen through the eyes of an artist. Using abstraction, manipulation and interpretation, local artists create artworks in response to objects from the Chandler Museum collection. Display: Holmes-type stereoscope from the Chandler Museum Collection RSVPFind out more
Chandler Unified School District's most gifted artists put their work on display for the community to experience. Whether it is ceramics, paints, charcoal, ink or glass, see the creative output form student at all six CUSD high schools. Left Image: First place prize winner for 2D, Censored Perfection, by Megan Fargher Right Image: First place prize winner for 3D, Dragon, by Rachel YuFind out more
Where some may see desolation, many full-time desert dwellers see nature at its finest. Desert Imprint brings together the work of three local artists who view desert ecology as something to be admired. Experience reactions to local and far-flung flora and fauna in the wood-burning art of Alexandra Bowers, and photographs of J.W. Fike and Ryan Parra. Image: Ryan Parra, Eriogonum Fasciculatium, 2017. Archival Inkjet Print, 16" x 24"Find out more
Hollywood has always had a major influence on Fashion and Design from the silent movies to today's red carpet. Names like Adrian, Helen Rose, Bill Travilla & Bob Mackie are just a few who have dazzled us with their creations from the screen to the runway. Hollywood in the Desert shares fashion from these timeless influencers as well as many others. Guest curated by Robert Black. Image: Sophie Gimbel dress from the collection of Dorothy McGUire of the McGuire sisters. Model represented by FordRBA. Photographer: Kelly CappelliFind out more