"Looking" works by Amy Sansbury Manning
Aug
1
to Aug 31

"Looking" works by Amy Sansbury Manning

Reception for the artist:
First Friday August 2nd, from 7-9
Exhibition:
August 1-31

The colors and compositions of these ceramic wall pieces begin with cell phone pictures of built places such as parking lots, street corners, and construction sites. Some pieces incorporate industrial elements like power and water infrastructure. The geometry of streetlights, power lines, and articulated machinery flattens and dissects the sky and landscape. I see these objects and places as constituting the landscape, rather than an imposition on it. Beyond the formal appeal of urban forms and surfaces, I am attracted to these subjects because, though common, their presence is often overlooked and their function opaque. Elements of the snapshots are cropped and isolated to further defamiliarize the subject matter.

I work in ceramics because of the incredible variety of surfaces afforded by clay and glaze. Clay allows shaping, modeling, and carving the pieces. After a first firing, I build up layers of glazes, underglazes, ceramic stains, and oxides. Because it is literally glass, glaze reflects that our visual experience of the urban landscape is often mediated through glass: camera lenses, cell phone screens, and car windshields. The contrast between glossy and matte surfaces highlights the problem of pictorial depth because the glazed areas sit on top of the clay instead of sinking into the surface.

Amy Sansbury Manning lives and works in central Phoenix, Arizona. She exhibits locally and regionally. Past projects include cardboard machinery, mixed-media textiles, and a public art installation for the city of Scottsdale. In 2017, she received an Eric Fischl Vanguard Award. Her most recent works are primarily clay and glaze, with imagery drawn from industrial objects and public utilities in the urban landscape. She is a member of the eye lounge artist collective in Phoenix.


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Charity Pie Night!
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Charity Pie Night!

Every fourth Friday of the month Practical Art hosts a Charity Pie Night. During this event we raise money for a local nonprofit organization working to better our community!

Join us on Friday, August 23rd from 7-9. This month all donations, and 10% of all sales during the event, will be donated to:  Desert Voices

$10
Donation gets you as many in-house tastings as you'd like.

$20
Donation gets you as many in-house tastings as you'd like AND you are entered into our monthly raffle to win a pie of your choosing, made by Karen, in your very own handmade ceramic pie dish by Jared Tolson!

ALL DONATIONS AND 10% OF SALES WILL BE DONATED TO:
Desert Voices


The delectables (made by our favorite sister/helper Karen Olson) have previously included Banana Peanut Butter Cream, and Strawberry Jalapeno. Bring your own plate or pick up a handmade one on the spot to keep things eco-conscious!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CHARITY NIGHTS
 

 

 

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Survive, Resist, Create: art by immigrants facing deportation
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Survive, Resist, Create: art by immigrants facing deportation

Reception for the artist:
First Friday September 6th, from 7-9
Exhibition:
September 1-30

Survive, Resist, Create: art by immigrants facing deportation
A Collaboration with Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

About the art:
Beyond the legal challenges that they face, our clients report daily challenges to their well-being created by immigration detention itself. Many of our clients are trauma survivors, having experienced gang violence, domestic abuse, war, and discrimination in their home countries. On top of that, many experienced trauma on their journey to the United States, at the hands of officials, or have been traumatized by the experience of being detained.

For many of our clients, art is a form of survival. It is a way to process their experiences. It is a way to self-sooth. It is a means of self-expression in a system that silences their stories.

For many of our clients, art is also a form of connection. Much of the art you will see in this gallery was gifted to attorneys and social workers by their clients. Over the months and years that our staff work with their clients, they become a significant part of their clients’ lives. Art is one way that our clients share their love and gratitude.

For us, art is inspiration. Our clients’ art reminds us of their resilience. It allows their individual personalities and stories to accompany us in our daily lives, even while they remain incarcerated. It allows the outside world to encounter them in all of their strength, creativity, and beauty. It ensures that they are not forgotten.

About the Florence Project:
On any given day, there are almost 6,000 individuals incarcerated in detention facilities in Arizona. Though their stories are diverse, they all have two things in common: they are in deportation proceedings, and they do not have the right to free legal representation. Though immigrants are not guaranteed an attorney, they fight their case against a skilled government prosecutor before an Immigration Judge, whose subjective opinion will determine whether they will be returned to the conditions they fled. For some, deportation is a death sentence.

The Florence Project is the only organization in Arizona that provides free legal and social services to detained immigrants. We believe that all immigrants facing removal deserve a fair day in court. We believe all people deserve safety. We stand beside our clients as they fight for freedom from detention and for protection in the United States.

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Summer Social at Huss Brewing Uptown!
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Social at Huss Brewing Uptown!

This summer, the crew from Practical Art is headed outside of the shop for a Summer Social series. We'll be popping up in some of our favorite local spots and you are invited. Come hangout and support some great local spots!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20th: Huss Brewing Company Uptown Phoenix
Join us for a casual hang out at Huss Uptown located across the street from the shop at Uptown Plaza. We'll provide light snacks for your enjoyment but drinks are on you ;)

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Summer Social at HAZEL & VIOLET
Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Social at HAZEL & VIOLET

This summer, the crew from Practical Art is headed outside of the shop for a Summer Social series. We'll be popping up in some of our favorite local spots and you are invited. Come hangout and support some great local spots!

TUESDAY JULY 30th: HAZEL & VIOLET
Join us for a casual hang out. We'll provide light snacks & refreshments for $15 you can create your own letter press masterpiece!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP & SIGN UP

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Ice Cream Social benefiting St. Vincent de Paul!
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Ice Cream Social benefiting St. Vincent de Paul!

Every fourth Friday of the month Practical Art hosts a Charity Night. During this event we feature a local nonprofit organization working to better our community!

With the heat of the summer, we are cooling it down in July with an Ice Cream Social with Ice Cream from our awesome friends at Novel Ice Cream!

Join us on Friday, July 26th from 7-9. This month all donations, and 10% of all sales during the event, will be donated to:  St Vincent de Paul

$10
Donation gets you unlimited ice cream!

$20
Donation gets you unlimited ice cream AND an ice cream bowl by one our ceramic artists!

ALL DONATIONS AND 10% OF SALES WILL BE DONATED TO:
St. Vincent de Paul

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Summer Social at THE CORONADO
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Social at THE CORONADO

This summer, the crew from Practical Art is headed outside of the shop for a Summer Social series. We'll be popping up in some of our favorite local spots and you are invited. Come hangout and support some great local spots!

TUESDAY JULY 9th: THE CORONADO
Join us for a casual hang out. We'll provide light snacks for your enjoyment but drinks are on you ;)

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LISTICLES + CLICKBAIT works by Christopher Jagmin
Jul
1
to Jul 31

LISTICLES + CLICKBAIT works by Christopher Jagmin

Reception for the artist:
THIRD Friday July 19th, from 7-9
Exhibition:
July 1-31

Using pen and ink to write lists, mantras and affirmations,
Christopher Jagmin mines humor from personal anxiety, pain, and fears.
Part memoir, part flag making, he wants to express a modern-day folk
art language.

Artist Statement:
Part memoir, part flag making, my art practice explores and questions
everything that I thought I knew. These “tell-all” works shout out my
heartbreaks, disappointments, anxieties, joys, guilt, sexuality,
triumphs, religious beliefs, vulnerabilities, and fears in patterns
using paint, drawing and assemblage to make a connection with the
current American experience. I lure the viewer with humor and the
promise of empathy, but hope to sting with a reminder that we all live
with self-doubt and shared pain.
Informed by reciting prayers and the rosary I practiced as a Catholic
schoolboy, repetition and ritual calmed me. As an adult, I found
continued solace in affirmations and mantras, the kind doled out by
gurus, shamans, and hucksters of self-help movements. These
“religious” rites (and more) helped to distract from abuse, any
decision-making, and fear.

These past coping methods have now invigorated in me a hopeful kind of
modern-day folk art language. I want to take back the words that have
defined me while poking fun of my frailties and finding a common
American vocabulary.

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"Deep End Practice" works by Abbey Messmer
Jun
1
to Jun 30

"Deep End Practice" works by Abbey Messmer

Reception for the artists:
Saturday June 15th, from 5-8
Exhibition:
June 1-30

New Works by Abbey Messmer.

For the last seven years, Abbey Messmer has been obsessed with water.  Water is life. Water is community. Water is meditation.  Water is a portal to a parallel dimension. Paintings in this on-going series delight in organic mutations of the figure and landscape as seen from a subterranean aquatic vantage point.  Aside from the lush colors and hypnotic undulations of form, the work also aims to explore metaphysical questions of reality, identity and perception.  There are infinite variations of awareness which is both beautiful and problematic. Our differences often push us apart but developing empathy and seeking ways to connect is crucial for our survival. The goal is to challenge one's concept of absolute and find value, pleasure and learning in all the "in-between" moments.

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Carrie Marill mural celebration!
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Carrie Marill mural celebration!

Join us Tuesday, May 7 from 6-8 PM for a special reception for our new mural, "Slight of Hands", by Carrie Marill.

We will also be releasing a limited edition print of the new mural.

Artist Statement:
“Slight of Hands”
Been thinking about my hands and what it means to be a human. Pondering the thought - what critical element culturally sets humans apart from other species? Is it Art?

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Foremothers by Becky Frehse and Jane Kelsey Mapel
May
1
to May 31

Foremothers by Becky Frehse and Jane Kelsey Mapel

Reception for the artists:
First Friday May 3rd, from 7-9
Exhibition:
May 1-31

Foremothers is an homage to the artists’ mothers and grandmothers who left behind drawers full of wonderful “stuff” for them to sort through and repurpose as figurative idols.  Becky and Jane collaborate by collecting and making “parts” in their separate studios followed by working together to create original pieces.  The assemblages they created for Foremothers incorporate ceramic faces and aprons, family photos, vintage linens with lace and needle work, old boxes and doll parts, costume jewelry, and more.  Although Becky lives in Tacoma, Washington and Jane lives in Phoenix, they have been collaborating since 2012 when they created an exhibit together in Seattle called ReConfigured.  They are excited to collaborate on Foremothers, their third exhibition at Practical Art! 


About the Artists
Becky and Jane have been friends since art school days together at Arizona State University.  After their graduate studies in Washington and Texas respectively, they followed similar career paths balancing studio practice with teaching and raising families.

Becky Frehse is a painter and mixed-media artist whose eclectic approach to the use of materials is inspired by many travels in foreign lands, story-telling, and music. She exhibits her work nationally and teaches at the University of Puget Sound and at her studio in Tacoma, Washington.

Jane Kelsey-Mapel creates narrative ceramic figurative sculpture.  Her work is held in numerous public and private collections.  She exhibits her work nationally and has had work featured in U.S. and international publications.  She has taught at universities and colleges in Arizona and Texas and currently teaches at the Mesa Arts Center.

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11th Edition: Anniversary Print Show
Apr
1
to Apr 30

11th Edition: Anniversary Print Show

Reception for the artists:
First Friday April 5th, from 7-9
Exhibition:
April 1-30

Practical Art turns 11 in April! We are exceptionally proud to have helped sustain local art, local artists, and local art culture in and around Phoenix for the past eleven years. We attribute this amazing milestone to our wonderful staff, the beloved community members who support us and our vision, and the exceptionally talented artists who showcase their work at Practical Art everyday.

Our April show will feature the 11th edition of printed works by artist from all over Arizona.

These works-- and the passion and insights that they encourage-- are a testament to why we do what we do. Therefore, thank you, to all of the Practical Art artists who make our shop, the Phoenix community, and the great state of Arizona a more inspiring place to live, work, and grow.

This months featured artists include:
Annie Lopez
Brent Bond
Carrie Marril
Christopher Jagmin
David Higgins
Elizabeth Brice-Heames
Fausto Fernandez
Fortoul Brothers
Gennaro Garcia
Harold Lohner
Jackson Boelts
Jake Early
Jeryl Jones
Jo Andersen
Jon Arvizu
Jon Rose
Kara Yoder
Kathryn Maxwell
Kenna Connelly
Kenny Smith
Kimberly Boege
Mark McDowell
Merryn Alaka & Sam Fresquez
Michelle Terry-Helmick
Molly Kohen
Nancy Hill
Nathan Lewis
Rebecca Emily
Sarah Kriehn
Ulises Ramos
Yunie S Lenove

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Ramen Night  with Josh Hebert & Hidden Track Bottle Shop
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Ramen Night with Josh Hebert & Hidden Track Bottle Shop

Ramen Night with Josh Hebert & Hidden Track Bottle Shop
Wednesday March 13th | 6:30 pm | practical art

Delicious Ramen by Joshua Hebert of Hot Noodles, Cold Sake, served in hand crafted ramen bowls made by artist C. Marcus McCarty and paired with sake & wine from Hidden Track Bottle Shop. Did we mention you get to keep the ramen bowl?!

$60/person

Space is limited, call 602-264-1414 to reserve your seat.

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"XO" works by Lori Fenn
Mar
1
to Mar 31

"XO" works by Lori Fenn

Artist Reception:
Friday, March 1st & 15th, from 7-9
Exhibition:
March 1-31

New paintings by Lori Fenn. Drawing inspiration from patterns used by a variety of cultures and diversity in nature then interpreting them into complex and colorful geometric compositions.

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Superterrestrial works by Annette Janelle
Feb
1
to Feb 28

Superterrestrial works by Annette Janelle

Artist Reception:
First Friday, February 1st, from 7-9
Exhibition:
February 1-28

Superterrestrial is a series of porcelain sculptures depicting "living" celestial bodies. They are inspired by Earth's more unusual ecosystems, but play upon the possibility of life beyond our world that humans have daydreamed about for generations. The surreal, science-fictionesque collection speaks to the persistence of life and the value and fragility of Earth's most fascinating life forms, human imagination included.

Annette Janelle is a porcelain sculptor and ceramicist based in Payson, AZ. She has been working with clay since 2014, when she designed the Happy Kitty Mug™ and created Happy Kitty Ceramics. Prior to pursuing ceramics, Annette explored many 2-D mediums before focusing on the watercolor illustrations that helped her develop a distinctive style that has carried over into her ceramic work today.

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"Bottles & Bowls" works by C. Marcus McCarty
Nov
1
to Nov 30

"Bottles & Bowls" works by C. Marcus McCarty

Reception for the artist:
First Friday November 2nd, from 7-9
Exhibition:
November 1-30

Witness the evolution of C. Marcus McCarty’s artwork as he transforms his functional forms with sculptural dynamism. Finding inspiration from his family and travels, McCarty’s cylindrical, bowl-like shapes exude themes of generosity and possibility. The clay comes to life as Marcus’ fidgety nature finds an outlet in their playful and creative forms.

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"The 15th, 19th and 26th: Get Out the Vote" Group Exhibit
Oct
1
to Oct 31

"The 15th, 19th and 26th: Get Out the Vote" Group Exhibit

Reception for the artist:
Friday October 12th, from 6-9
Exhibition:
October 1-31

We believe voting is our right and responsibility. This election will impact our lives, laws and shape how our city, our state, and our country are governed. We hope you will join us in making a statement that will help our community to get out the vote and protect voting rights.  Artists, by speaking loudly right now, can motivate participation. 

We want to encourage turnout for the election in early November.  Curators Lisa Olson and Patricia Sannit have invited 8 artists to participate in this exhibit.  The artists will be exhibiting a range of works including performance, experimental works, and work that engages the audience. The opening will feature all of the artists and include the performance and audience participation.

Participating Artists:
Malena Barnhart
Hilary Harp
Annie Lopez
Kristen Miologos
Ann Morton
M. Jenae Sanchez
Patricia Sannit
Jen Urso
 

 

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"Entomology" works by Mark Lipczynski
Sep
1
to Sep 30

"Entomology" works by Mark Lipczynski

Reception for the artist:
First Friday September 7th, from 7-9
Exhibition:
September 1-30

“Entomology” is a manifestation of my never ending appreciation for the natural world. I’ve always had a childish fascination with bugs, so photographing them came naturally to me. I began by observing the intricate details of some bugs I had collected and ever since I’ve been attempting to capture more of them in even greater detail. Throughout the evolution of my process I adapt different techniques to improve the end result. I hope this project will inform and demystify the fears  many people have about various bugs.

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"Vanity" works by Laura Spalding Best
Aug
1
to Aug 31

"Vanity" works by Laura Spalding Best

Reception for the artist:
First Friday August 3rd, from 7-9
Exhibition:
August 1-31

Laura Spalding Best presents an exhibition of new work entitled Vanity. Made up of over 200 artworks, this lavish exhibition dissects the landscape and infrastructure of the Sonoran Desert and its cities through oil paintings on domestic objects. Mostly antiques, these refined, feminine objects act as vessels for the painted landscape. Using visual metaphors, art historical references, and portraits of utility poles, Best obscures the line between the promised oasis and the tantalizing mirage and questions which idea of paradise is real and which is imagined.

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"Human • Nature" works by Magda Gluszek
Jul
1
to Jul 31

"Human • Nature" works by Magda Gluszek

Reception for the artist:
First Friday July 6th, from 7-9
Exhibition:
July 1-31

The ways in which we cultivate our self-presentations tell a narrative that is sometimes louder than (and often in conflict with) what we might say about ourselves if prompted verbally to tell our “story.” These constructions are the types of narrations that I am most
drawn to expressing in my sculpture. They unwittingly reveal aspects of our personalities that we might not always be aware of, or prepared to share. Sometimes these stories are very individual expressions, at other times they reflect the narrative of our collective
culture. They alternate between performance and truth.

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"Obsolete Dreams" works by Jordan Alexander Thomas
May
1
to May 31

"Obsolete Dreams" works by Jordan Alexander Thomas

Reception for the artist:
First Friday May 4th, from 7-9
Exhibition:
May 1-31

In a  mysterious cabinet of the Tinker’s dark and curious shop,

Beneath some dusty oddities and rusted old pipes,

Here you will find a secret passage to an alternate future

Where the space dust of obsolete dreams scatter themselves

And the bits and bobs collect into a curious world all their own..

A place where robots rein free, living their best mechanical lives

I wonder… do they dream at night, & count electric sheep

Are they willed by remnants of tomorrow’s imagination?

Live, love, rust, power down?

 - Ashley Wood Schwenneker & Jordan Alexander Thomas

 

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10 Year Anniversary Celebration!
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

10 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Celebrate and support our 10th anniversary on April 27, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks while browsing our featured wall show, a collaborative effort showcasing many of our favorite local artists. Bid in our silent auction or participate in one of our raffles to win one-of-a-kind prizes. Purchase a print by Jake Early, created that night. All proceeds from the evening’s event will go towards the creation of two murals for the front and back of the store.

We hope to see you there!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A RAFFLE TICKET!

Practical Art helps sustain Arizona’s art culture by selling useful locally made works, hosting artisan classes, and providing opportunities for the community to collaborate with artists from around the state. When Practical Art opened in 2008, we carried the work of 8 artisans. Today we carry the work of more than 150 Arizona artists and craftworkers.

Practical Art is more than a store -- we are proud to offer a community gathering space. While our core mission is to support local artists, we also support initiatives and organizations that are working to improve Arizona. Our monthly ‘Charity Pie Night’ has raised more than $50,000 for nonprofit organizations around the state. Our recycling initiatives have diverted thousands of pounds of reusable materials from landfills. We care about the community in which we live, work, and create.

 

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Practical Art's 10 Year Anniversary Group Show
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Practical Art's 10 Year Anniversary Group Show

Reception for the artists:
First Friday April 6th, from 7-9
Exhibition:
April 1-30

Practical Art turns 10 in April! It has been an awesome decade. We are exceptionally proud to have helped sustain local art, local artists, and local art culture in and around Phoenix for the past ten years. We attribute this amazing milestone to our wonderful staff, the beloved community members who support us and our vision, and the exceptionally talented artists who showcase their work at Practical Art everyday.

Our April show pays a special tribute to these talented creatives. The wall show features a collection of works that showcase the broad variety and skills of the artists who have worked with and supported Practical Art over the years. Many have been with us since the beginning, some are newer to the Practical Art family. Each individual brings a fresh perspective and unique flavor that enriches the essence of the local community we love. That essence is captured in this show. These works-- and the passion and insights that they encourage-- are a testament to why we do what we do. Therefore, thank you, to all of the Practical Art artists who make our shop, the Phoenix community, and the great state of Arizona a more inspiring place to live, work, and grow.

This months featured artists include:
Andrew King
Ann Morton
Alex Ozers
Beth Shook
Bill Dambrova
Carrie Marill
Chris Jagmin
Christine Cassano
Christine Lee
Christy Puetz
Daniel Funkhouser
Danielle Hacche
David Higgins
Denise Yaghmourian & Grace & Vylet Bertoncino
Emily Costello
Gennaro Garcia & Frida Garcia
Heather Kirchhofer
Jane Kelsey-Maple & Becky Frehse
Jake Early
Jay Hardin
Jennifer Harris
Joe Ray
John Ryszka
Jordan Thomas
Kate Timmerman
Kyllan Maney
Lara Plecas
Layla Luna
Lexie Bowers
Linda Pullinsi
Lori Fenn
Magda Gluszek
Matt Pfeilstucker
Mayme Kratz & Tim Lanterman
Molly Kohen
Nissa Kubly
Patricia Sannit
Patrick Madigan
Peter Deise
Samantha Fresquez
Terry Pisel
Tiffany Bailey
Timothy Chapman
Tom Budzak
Troy Moody
William LeGoullon

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"Birds of a feather my Sister and Me" works by Claudia Z Burton & Sherrie Zeitlin
Mar
1
to Mar 31

"Birds of a feather my Sister and Me" works by Claudia Z Burton & Sherrie Zeitlin

Artist Reception:
First Friday, March 2nd, from 7-9
Exhibition:
March 1-31

WE FLEW THE COOP
MY SISTER AND ME
A LONG TIME AGO
WINGED AND READY
FOR THE CURRENTS WE RODE
FLYING THROUGH YEARS OF
TEACHING,PAINTING,WEAVING,ANIMATION,CLAY,GARDENING, TRAVEL, MARRIAGE AND CHILDREN, HIGH UPS AND LOW DOWNS
WE REALIZED, SEVERAL YEARS AGO,THAT BIRDS WERE APPEARING
IN MOST OF OUR  WORKS-INDEPENDANT OF CHATTER-WE CAME TOGETHER
IF WE COULD WE WOULD GROW WINGS AND SOAR BECAUSE WE BOTH HATE TO FLY!

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"Survival" works by students and faculty in the ASU Wood Program
Feb
1
to Feb 28

"Survival" works by students and faculty in the ASU Wood Program

Artist Reception:
First Friday, February 2nd, from 7-9
Exhibition:
February 1-28

Students taking classes in the ASU Wood Program were asked to interpret “Survival” into one or multiple wood-based projects. Conceptualized in a variety of literal, loose, metaphorical, elegant, and humorous tones, the students then fabricated these pieces at the ASU Woodshop to create sculptures and functional design. Selected work for the exhibition were juried by Lisa Olson, owner of Practical Art, a retail space and gallery in Phoenix featuring 100% locally-made wares in wood, fiber, ceramic, glass, metal, and up-cycled materials with all of the work produced by Arizona artisans. The selected works will be on display at Practical Art through the month of February.

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"Sticky Lagoons" by Shelley Whiting
Jan
2
to Jan 31

"Sticky Lagoons" by Shelley Whiting

The stickiness of these mixed media paintings represents the seemingly irremovable anxiety we sometimes encounter in our lives. In the horror movie “The Stuff” people are zombified by a gooey substance. Life can make us feel that way, like we are no longer in control. The figures in these paintings are located in tranquil lagoons. The lagoons allude to the idea that even if our problems are insurmountable, we still can use mindfulness to picture ourselves in paradise.

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Group Show "Six and the Exquisite Corpse"
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Group Show "Six and the Exquisite Corpse"

Artist Reception:
First Friday, October 6th, from 7-9
Exhibition:
October 1-31

Six local artists came together to reassemble and reinterpret unfamiliar and everyday objects.  As pieces were passed from person to person, this collaboration twisted and turned their perceptions of how they approach and create art.

Participating artists:
Christy Puetz
Dave Saker
Élise Eizer
Karolina Sussland
Carol Saker
Joe Willie Smith

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“Random/Refined” works by Tom Budzak
Sep
1
to Sep 30

“Random/Refined” works by Tom Budzak

Artist Reception:
First Friday, September 1st, from 7-9
Exhibition:
September 1-30

Everywhere you look in nature you can see multiples… the hundreds of leaves on a tree branch, the thousands of tiny spikes on a cactus, the millions of pores in your skin.  This obsession with tiny multiplying dots has been evident in Tom Budzak’s work for years.  This new work in Random/Refined, explores adding these dots to new shapes that seem to form and grow and multiply indefinitely.  

About the artist:

Tom earned a BFA from Arizona State University and an MFA from New Mexico State University both with an emphasis in Ceramics. He is currently an adjunct professor at South Mountain Community College, a Master Instructor Teacher at the Mesa Art Center, and maintains a studio practice.  Tom lives in Tempe, AZ with his wife Melissa and son Ezekiel.

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