Posts Tagged ‘‘Tis Art Center & Gallery’

  • On the Walls: ‘Faces & Figures’ + ‘2 Creative Cronies from Cordes’

    Aug 3, 18 • ndemarino • 5enses, On the WallsNo CommentsRead More »

    By Robert Blood Two shows featuring two artists swapping places in the middle of the month on the middle, mezzanine floor in the middle of downtown Prescott. It’s two too much, I tells ya, two too much! The first show is “Faces & Figures” and features clay works by Saveria Judge and paintings by Maryhelen Ewing. The show runs from the time you read this through Aug. 14. The second show is “2 Creative Cronies from Cordes” and features mixed media by Judy Kaufman and welded steel by Darrell Woods. The show runs from Aug. 15-Sept. 14. Both shows are in the mezzanine at ‘Tis Arts Center & Gallery. The opening reception for “Faces & Figures” already happened — thus is the curse of a printing schedule — but, thankfully, you can probably make the reception for “2 Creative Cronies from Cordes” — as well as for another show, “Highlands Center for Natural History and ‘Tis Fine art Photography” during this month’s 4th Friday Art Walk. It’s time to double down on art. ***** Visit “Faces & Figures” through Aug. 14 and “2 Creative Cronies from Cordes” from Aug. 15 to Sept. 14 at ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., 928-775-0223, TisArtGallery.Com. Opening reception for the latter is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 during the monthly 4th Friday Art Walk Robert Blood is a Mayer-ish-based freelance writer

  • On the Walls: ‘Journeys in Spirit 2018’

    May 4, 18 • ndemarino • 5enses, On the WallsNo CommentsRead More »

    By Robert Blood Bringing together artists from the Acoma, Apache, Choctaw, Dine’, Hopi, Yaqui, Yavapai, and Zuni cultures, “Journeys in Spirit 2018” is coming to ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery. The exhibit, which features native art in an array of mediums, runs May 17-June 19 and is co-presented with the Smoki Museum. But you can (and probably already did or should) read that in a press release. The exhibit, now in its ninth year, is great, but the real treat is a string of three days later in the month. First, 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 25 is the artists’ reception, where you can mingle with the men and women who created the pieces on display. Want to know about the interplay of traditional and contemporary influences? Come and ask the artists yourself. Then, beginning at noon on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 & 27, there’s hoop dancing and native flute music by Tony Duncan and his family at the ‘Tis Third Floor Banquet Hall. Admission’s free, but seating is limited, so pick up tickets at the ‘Tis main floor gallery after finishing reading this sentence. (I’ll wait … .) OK. Looks like you’re all set to enjoy this show in one of its many iterations. Enjoy!   ***** Visit “Journeys in Spirit 2018” May 17-June 19 at ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., 928-775-0223, TisArtGallery.Com. Opening reception

  • On the Walls: “Feeling the Effects: Photo Impressionism Explored”

    Feb 2, 18 • ndemarino • 5enses, On the WallsNo CommentsRead More »

    By Robert Blood When you were in school, you probably learned the primary colors as blue, red, and yellow. That’s all well and good for kiddos, but it’s flat wrong when it comes to how printing, let alone light, works. If you’re starting with white (which is all colors), you subtract colors convergent on cyan, magenta, and yellow. If you’re starting with black (which is no colors), you add blue, red, and green. (Incidentally, there’s much more to this and, not coincidentally, cyan, magenta, and yellow are the opposites of blue, red, and green.) Why am I rambling on about colors like this? Well, it’s an apology because the amazing images on this page for the upcoming “Feeling the Effects: Photo Impressionism Explored” — which runs Feb. 15- March 13 at ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., 928-775-0223, TisArtGallery.Com — have been neutered by the printing process, which reduces colors to mixtures of cyan, magenta, and yellow (plus black) thus muting the more evocative end of the color spectrum. So, with apologies to the talented Susan Walshe — who’ll be on-site 5-7 p.m. for the Feb. 23 4th Friday Art Walk artist’s reception — here are some amazing impressionistic photos that pair 19th-century French artistic sensibilities with contemporary photo-shopping. ***** Visit “Feeling the Effects: Photo Impressionism Explored” at ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St.,

  • A spirited show: Art SWOOP & Creative Spirit return to ’Tis

    Sep 1, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By Robert Blood Perhaps you’ve heard tell of the wild costumes, of famous works of art and artists come to life. Maybe you’ve heard about the ludicrously affordable Art SWOOP: for a $25 ticket, $25 that directly benefits art education programs via ’Tis Art Center & Gallery, you get to take home an original piece of art by one the area’s finest fine artists. The whole FUNdraising bacchanal — officially the 12” x 12” Art SWOOP & Creative Spirit Costume Party — is nigh. It’s 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, as a matter of fact. Entry is free. SWOOP tickets are $25. You can find out more via the ’Tis website, TisArtGallery.Com. ***** The 12” x 12” Art SWOOP & Creative Spirit Costume party  is 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Third Floor Banquet Hall of ’Tis Art Center & Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., TisArtGallery.Com, free entry, $25 SWOOP tickets

  • Taking STEPS: Children have brush with art at the ‘Tis Annex, show at gallery

    Dec 30, 16 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and STEPS program art educator and artist Sue Lutz and ‘Tis maven Patti Ortiz. The STEPS Art Education Program for Children exhibit is Jan. 2-14 in the mezzanine gallery at ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., 928-775-0223. The artists reception is 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.] This is supposed to start with me asking you what the STEPS program is. Why don’t you share one of the projects first and we’ll dovetail into that? Lutz: One of the things each student did in this class was a self-portrait that they cut out and put together to make a mural. That class was a mix of painting and drawing with a twist of history, for example famous artists. I also introduced them to different media. There’s some water color, crayons, pastels, paint, and marker. Even the little kids can do all of that. I also introduced them to famous buildings around the world, so they got architecture, too. Ortiz: You have to tell him about your song! Lutz: Well, there are five basic elements of art that I teach them and it has this song. … [Editor’s Note: A song and dance go here. Ask Lutz; it’s quite a show.] The little ones really love that. Anyway, it gets them moving and teaches

  • All the art that’s fit to print: Contemporary Printmakers of Prescott return to ‘Tis

    Nov 4, 16 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By Robert Blood [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and Barb Wills, group facilitator, and Maria Lynam, both of the Contemporary Printmakers of Prescott, whose show, “Outside the Lines,” runs through Nov. 22 at ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., 928-775-0223.] How did this group and this show come about? Wills: There was a discussion in an advanced printmaking class at Yavapai College. We talked about the fact that the work that was going on there was so individual that it’d be nice to get the community to see what printmaking is all about and what goes on at the college in the art classes. We started out in 2014. I put together a submission for a printmaking show, and we’ve done it every year since. This is our third annual show. We also had a printmaking show at the Yavapai College gallery in March. Lynam: We got the opportunity through Barb, who’s on the executive board at ‘Tis Gallery, so she figured all this out. We got together all the advanced printmakers at Yavapai College and decided to have everything professionally matted and framed, and we went for it. We’ve done that show every year since then and we’ve also shown at The Raven. We’re all passionate about printmaking. It’s so interesting because there are 20 or so of us

  • Considering culture: Traditional and contemporary American Indian art show returns to ‘Tis

    May 6, 16 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By Robert Blood [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and artist Filmer Kewanyama and Patti Ortiz, marketing and art education coordinator at ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery. “Journeys in Spirit 2016,” which features some of Kewanyama’s pieces, runs May 19-June 21 at ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., 928-775-0223. The opening reception is 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 27. Artist demonstrations, discussions, and dances take place May 28-30. Find out more at TisArtGallery.Com and SmokiMuseum.Org.] How many years has the “Journeys in Spirit” show been at ‘Tis and what’s the idea behind it? Ortiz: We’ve been doing this since 2010. Fil was involved from day one, and used to be the curator. He’s become so popular these days that we wanted to give him more time to do his art, but he still participates. The idea of the show is to showcase contemporary and traditional approaches of American Indian artists today in a modern gallery setting. Kewanyama: The main thing, I think, is showcasing local Native artists. It just happens to be right alongside the Phippen Museum’s Western Art Show, which is all about Western and Southwestern art. What makes the show unique is all the other things that happen during that overlap, like the native dances by dancers coming from the reservation, and showing what the ceremonies are about. They did

  • Cycles: One Man’s Treasure turns trash into art

    May 1, 15 • ndemarino • 5enses, Portfolio14 CommentsRead More »

    By Valerie Irvine-Karinen Car parts. Dishes. Carpentry. Tools. Cans. They all come out of Granite Creek covered in mud. It’s easy enough to throw them away again, but where’s the fun in that? Since the 1980s, people have been pulling trash from Granite Creek as part of cleanups sponsored by various groups, including, at one point, a city committee. Nine years ago, the local nonprofit Prescott Creeks picked up the torch. “You would think that after all this time there would be nothing left,” said Paula Cooperrider, a Prescott Creeks board member. “But, every year, we drag out anywhere up to 10 tons of trash out of Granite Creek.” In recent years, more than 500 volunteers have participated in the annual Granite Creek Cleanup — which boasts some 4,000 volunteers under Prescott Creeks. And, on April 18, about 2.4 tons of trash from the creek, bringing the total amount of trash collected during the last nine years to around 42.6 tons. Though some of the collected trash is bound for recycling centers and landfills, some of it’s given new purpose in artwork sold at “One Man’s Treasure,” an annual found object art show and auction via Prescott Creeks founded in 2012. There are a lot of ideas tied up in these objets trouvés. Implicit or explicit, their reemployment is commentary on consumption, waste disposal, watersheds, conservation, art, aesthetics, and, in

  • High contrast: “Black & White With a Spash of Color” art show returns to ‘Tis

    Aug 1, 14 • ndemarino • 5enses, Portfolio17 CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon Dabble in art classes long enough, and you’ll encounter a deceptively straightforward exercise about values. It often involves rendering a color image — a photo, a collage, a whatever — in black and white and comparing it to a black-and-white photo of the original. “You appreciate color in a different way after that,” said Patti Ortiz, a Prescott artist who’s well-versed in the experiment. “The color red, no matter how deep it is, is smack dab in the middle of the (black-and-white) scale. Yellow? It’s more of a white.” A limited palette yields other lessons, as you can see for yourself at the fifth annual “Black and White With a Splash of Color” show at ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery (105 S. Cortez St., Prescott, 928-775-0223). The exhibit, open now, runs through Tuesday, Aug. 19 and includes artwork in multiple mediums from a few dozen local artists. “It’s not as stark as you’d expect,” said Ortiz, the gallery’s marketing and program director. “There’s the color, but there are also lots of shades of gray.” The show was one of the gallery’s inaugural theme shows and has spawned a participatory gala at its annual opening during the 4th Friday Art Walk. “People started showing up dressed in black and white with a little splash of color,” Ortiz said. “It’s something we’re now encouraging.” Though it’ll be too late

  • April appearances

    Apr 4, 14 • ndemarino • 5enses, Around ... ... the Corner4,418 CommentsRead More »

    By Ruby Jackson Rather than culminating in a single day, Earth Day events promise a red-letter month for Prescott. The proficiently proactive Prescott Creeks Preservation Association has planned some stellar jollifications beginning with their own fete on Arizona Gives Day, Wednesday, April 9. Activities begin bright and early at 8 a.m. with a guided bird walk in Watson Woods, courtesy of Karen O’Neal of the Prescott Audubon Society. If you’d rather indulge in sweets rather than nature, stop by at noon for a cupcake at their brand new cabin (office) adjacent to the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve (northeast corner of Arizona 89 and Rosser), one of the Creeks’ own ongoing projects. Hunt for art materials at 2 p.m. in the preserve with Paula Cooperrider followed by an upcycling mini-seminar at 3 p.m. with local philanthropist Jean Lutz. Top the day off with a glass of wine at 5 p.m. and listen to Sharon Arnold wax lyrical. Arizona Gives Day, Wednesday, April 9 is a statewide opportunity to show your support and connect with the state’s various non-profit organizations by donating online at AZGives.Razoo.Com. One related deal, among many leading up to the day, is at The Hike Shack: Buy any pair of Patagonia shoes and the shoe company will donate $20 to the Highlands Center for Natural History. If your wallet feels a little lean, consider giving the gift of

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