Porter Hall Gallery
Open daily 8:30am – 4:30pm (except for holidays)
Jenny Day, These trace remains
June 3 to June 28
Currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Painting at the University of Arizona, Jenny Day has been creative most of her life, with piano and pie-making as loves that have had to take a backseat to her visual art. Her work is often inspired by the many places she has lived in, most recently a remote off-the-grid cabin in Alaska. Her canvases often leave the viewer wondering which blanks to fill in, trying to understand all the things not said. These paintings are beautiful yet disturbing – evoking a memory from ones’ past or from a dream – you can never tell for sure.
Join the Gardens for a Twilight Third Thursday reception featuring the music of Tesoro. June 20 from 5 to 8 p.m., $9 adult/$5 children
Upcoming featured Artists and Groups:
Artists David Kish and Holly Swangtu, both living in Tucson, have never met, and yet their imagery is uncannily complementary, although quite differently executed. Kish, with his delicate, full-scale saguaro rubbings, makes the iconic patterns of the Sonoran Desert come alive with an element of surprise. Swangtu with her richly-dyed fibers, creates a similar synergy with her surrounding desert home.
Join the Gardens for Twilight Third Thursday reception featuring the music of Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl. July 18 from 5 to 8 p.m., $9 adult/$5 children
C.J. Shane is a visual artist and writer. Throughout the years, she has experimented in several media, but her primary interest is in painting, artists’ books and relief printmaking. Shane exhibits nationally and internationally and her work is found in private and institutional collections.
The natural world, especially the beautiful Sonoran Desert, continues to be the greatest source of grounding and inspiration in Shane’s life and work. She is also deeply influenced by the cultures of Mexico and China, two countries where she has lived and traveled extensively.
Join the Gardens for a Twilight Third Thursday reception featuring the music of The Cordials
August 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. , $9 adult/$5 children
Aug. 31 to Sept. 30: Call for artist coming soon.
Oct. 3 to Nov. 4: Paintings by Susan Imwalle and Donna Helms
Nov. 7 to Dec. 18: Comings and Goings, The Work of Julie Freshwater, Dan Chavez, Carol Lucas and Kathy Robbins
Dec. 21 to Jan. 15, 2014: Barbara Brandel and Karen Bellamy