|(left to right) Main Gallery, Entry Gallery, and Wells Fargo Foyer Gallery|
Winner of the Tucson Pima Arts Council Lumie Award in 2009, the Exhibits Program at Tohono Chul presents visual stories linking the nature, culture and arts of the region. Working with local artists, we display vibrant works of art in a diverse array of thematic group exhibits.
Piece by Piece: An Exhibition of Mosaics
June 28, 2013 – October 20, 2013 Entry Gallery
Reception with Dia de los Muertos, Fri., Sept. 13, 2013, 5:30 – 7:30pm
For centuries, mosaic art has been an important element of nearly every culture on the planet and within each community there are diverse and striking examples of mosaic artworks all around us. Whether they are religious representations on cathedral walls, large public artworks like murals and fountains, or intimate treasures and tiles embedded in the architecture of our homes and gardens, mosaics compliment our surroundings and instill in us a sense of place and a love of community. Whether we know it or not, the mosaics we come into contact with tell rich tales of cultural and societal values while at the same time invite us to consider the involved and meticulous task of designing, planning and implementing such vibrant images. While mosaics are an established form of art, there is a current movement to elevate it into the contemporary art world through innovative design and non-traditional materials.
Parks in Focus: Student Artwork from the Udall Foundation
July 26, 2013 – September 29, 2013 Education Center, Wells Fargo Foyer Gallery
The Udall Foundation’s program, Parks in Focus, provides after-school photography lessons and outdoor activities to students from the Boys and Girls Club. With the mission of fostering appreciation for the natural environment, building self-confidence through creative expression, and engaging families and communities, Parks in Focus is enriching students’ lives throughout the Tucson area. During the spring of 2013, Tohono Chul partnered with the Udall Foundation to host overnight stays during which students explored the concepts and practices of nature journaling while also furthering their expertise in the art of photography. This exhibit of student artwork highlights the collaborative efforts of both the Udall Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club, while celebrating the creativity of Tucson’s inner-city youth.
Dia de los Muertos
September 13, 2013 – November 10, 2013 Main Gallery
Curators Talks: Tuesday September 17, 2013 at 10am and Thursday September 19, 2013 at 10am Free Reception: Friday, September 13, 2013 | 5:30pm-7:30pm
With a special celebration on the evening of November 1, 2013
The celebration of El Dia de los Muertos is a joyful occasion of remembrance, involving feasts and festivities through which death is recognized as a part of the natural process of living. Contemporary celebrations of this holiday bear both ancient traditions and a modern flair and have become a rich part of Tucson’s cultural heritage. This exhibition celebrates the creative ways artists honor and enliven this deeply meaningful holiday.
Artists from the region are invited to submit 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional works in any media for consideration in this juried exhibition: Artists: click here for a call for entries. Deadline for submissions is July 26, 2013
Holiday for the Park: Small Works
October 25, 2013 – December 8, 2013 Entry Gallery
Tohono Chul’s annual Holiday for the Park exhibition gets a shake up this year with a focus on small works alongside our cherished ornaments. The work of local artists will be wall to wall with affordable small works available for purchase.
November 15, 2013 – February 16, 2014 Main Gallery Curators Talks: Tuesday November 19, 2013 at 10 am, and Thursday November 21, 2013 at 10am Reception: Friday, November 15, 2013 | 5:30pm-7:30pm
When art and science intersect, amazing things happen; Worlds are revealed wherein facts and concentrated study sit comfortably alongside curiosity and sheer wonder. This exhibition takes a close look at works by botanical illustrators, nature illustrators, and other artists whose work is deepened, informed and fueled by direct scientific study, as well as a passion for aesthetics, composition, and beauty.
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