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Scottsdale Public Art in partnership with the Scottsdale Public Library present exhibitions and educational programming that strengthens awareness of the arts and stimulates community dialogue.


Deep Time

Imagining the Anciend Island Sea by Lex Gjurasic and Rachel Slick

  May 29 - August 24, 2018 // Civic Center Gallery

 

Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach presents DEEP TIME: Imagining the Ancient Inland Sea, an immersive, family-friendly experience running May 26–Aug. 24 at the Gallery @ The Library, Scottsdale Civic Center.

DEEP TIME takes visitors on a journey to the prehistoric ocean that once covered the Sonoran Desert, as imagined through the eyes of Tucson-based artists Lex Gjurasic and Rachel Slick. This sculpted environment uses color, pattern, light, texture and experimental materials to create an ocean-bottom experience of being surrounded by fanciful sea life, including kelp towers, coral reefs, an underwater garden, a bioluminescent tunnel and a large sea beast.

Gjurasic said she has reoccurring dreams about seeking and collecting. Her interactions with the desert follow a similar pattern as she finds herself consistently looking for treasures.

“Once I looked down to find a shark tooth fossil at my feet,” she said. “In creating DEEP TIME, I was able to draw inspiration from my curiosity for the desert's clandestine past and indulge my imagination in what it still might hold.”

Slick’s inspiration for DEEP TIME, is connected to a family story about desert mermaids. “Over the years, the story has changed with the teller, but the themes of metamorphosis and magical reality remain a constant,” she said. “I have wanted to create an installation about the ancient inland sea and that magical reality of the desert for quite some time, and I am very happy it’s finally happening.”

The exhibition also incorporates anthropology, paleontology and geology alongside folktales, legends and myths, providing opportunities for children and adults to learn about the creatures who lived in the prehistoric ocean through a mixture of science, fantasy and imagination. A variety of free activities throughout the summer will enhance the experience with creative workshops and visits from scientific experts.


About the Artists:

Lex Gjurasic has shown her work across the United States, from Seattle to Pensacola. Her art can be found as part of the Woman’s Building permanent collection at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Among her public art experiences are site-specific installations for music festivals. Learn more about Lex Gjuriasic.

 

Rachel Slick is represented by galleries in Scottsdale, Albuquerque and Santa Fe and has shown her work throughout the nation, from Los Angeles to Chicago. Among her public art commissions are murals in Tucson, interpretive signs in California and a sculpture in New York.  Learn more about Rachel Slick.


Exhibit Workshops and Events @ the Gallery:

TBA

Saturday, May 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Gallery @ The Library / Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Slick will take young visitors on a visual journey within the installation from 7-8 p.m. that evening, using an illustrated treasure map. The first 30 participants will receive a signed, special-edition map.

For more information or to RSVP for an event, visit:

Scottsdale Public Art Events

Opening Reception

Saturday, May 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Gallery @ The Library / Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Slick will take young visitors on a visual journey within the installation from 7-8 p.m. that evening, using an illustrated treasure map. The first 30 participants will receive a signed, special-edition map.

For more information or to RSVP for an event, visit:

Scottsdale Public Art Events

DEEP TIME Slime

Friday, June 8, 10:30 a.m. - noon.
The Gallery @ The Library / Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Learn to make three different types of sea slime. Participants can even take the slime home with them. For ages 8 and older.

For more information or to RSVP for an event, visit:

Scottsdale Public Art Events

Create a Mystical Sea Creature

Saturday, June 23, 1 - 3 p.m.
The Gallery @ The Library / Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Use recycled materials to create your own fantasy sea creature with artist Tania Radda. All ages.

For more information or to RSVP for an event, visit:

Scottsdale Public Art Events


Upcoming Exhibitions:

TBA

The Gallery @ the Library
Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Open during regular library hours
480-312-READ (7323)
Library and Gallery Hours
Monday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information about any of these exhibitions or related events and programs, please see
Scottsdale Public Art » The Gallery @ the Library.



The Gallery @ Appaloosa Library


Sticker Traps: Collage

by Malena Barnhart


  June 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018 // Appaloosa Gallery


Exhibit Workshops and Events @ the Gallery:


Upcoming Exhibitions:

TBA

The Gallery @ Appaloosa Library
Appaloosa Library
7377 E. Silverstone Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Open during regular library hours
480-312-READ (7323)
Library and Gallery Hours
Monday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

For more information about any of these exhibitions or related events and programs, please see
Scottsdale Public Art » The Gallery @ the Library.


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