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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.


Messages in Ink, Women in Print


  October 1 - December 31, 2019 // Civic Center Public Gallery

Fine art prints are primarily artworks on paper that allow an artist to convey their message in a graphic, in-your-face way or with subtle and layered imagery.

Messages in Ink, Women in Print features fine art prints by female artists from across Arizona.

Women artists have been historically under-represented in many art forms, including print media. Most women who became printers between the 16th and 20th centuries took over operation of the press after their husbands’ deaths. Today, women artists are flourishing in fine art printing.

Some artists exclusively produce fine art prints, while artists who work in other media enjoy translating their work to prints. Print artists can also be collaborators, working with their colleagues to share techniques, artwork, and ideas. Printmakers are always learning and sharing new techniques and processes, building on their knowledge base to evolve their work.

“Working with other printmakers makes it easy and fun, even for the less interesting parts, like prep and cleanup,” said Phoenix artist Wendy Willis.

Additionally, artists and printers have been conveying personal messages in their artworks since the invention of the printing press. When a truth is too difficult to be blatantly stated, artists will cloak it in an image or message.

Fine art prints are primarily artworks on paper that allow an artist to convey their message in a graphic, in-your-face way or with subtle and layered imagery. The types of prints in this exhibition include: monoprints, a process that produces unique, one-of-a-kind works, and relief, intaglio or lithography, which can produce multiple artworks in limited-edition runs.


A grand opening for the new Civic Center Public Gallery at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library on Friday, October 4, 6:30–8:00 p.m., will include an artist reception for this exhibition. Admission is free and open to all ages. There will be activities and light refreshments. For additional information, visit the grand opening event page.


Hours:
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday through Saturday
1 - 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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 / exhibitions



The Gallery @ Appaloosa Library


Dudes and Dudettes


  September 2 - November 29, 2019 // Appaloosa Gallery

The series Dudes and Dudettes depicts abstracted, patched-together human forms. They appear to dance, pulsate, and float in bright colors. Rich and multilayered with patterns, each one takes about a month to create with Hattabaugh's own hand-dyed fabrics.

Scottsdale resident Marla Hattabaugh learned to quilt in the 1970s when her mother gave her a quilting kit, and her husband bet her $10 she wouldn't finish it. She took that challenge and hasn’t stopped, creating beautiful quilts and fiber artworks.

In 1986, the American Folk Art Museum in New York City sponsored a quilt contest to honor the Statue of Liberty. Her piece won for the state of Arizona, and during the opening activities there, she met many talented, nationally known quilters. This led to other connections within the quilting community and further opportunities to learn about the art and exhibit her work.

Hattabaugh has since become an expert in dying fabrics and hand quilting, and she continues to teach and learn about the craft with other quilters throughout the nation.

The series Dudes and Dudettes depicts abstracted, patched-together human forms on individual panels. They appear to dance, pulsate, and float in bright colors. Rich and multilayered with patterns, each one takes about a month to create with Hattabaugh's own hand-dyed fabrics.

Dudes and Dudettes will remain on display through November 29 at the Appaloosa Public Gallery, 7377 E. Silverstone Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.


Hours:
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday through Saturday
1 - 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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 / exhibitions


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