Gallery at TCA


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Feb. 13-June 6

The vast wealth of images and story lines that books offer has been a major source of inspiration for the film genre. Some adaptations are as well-loved as the original books, while others have left audiences wanting. Dr. Lawrence and Holley Thompson have collected hundreds of pieces of art, memorabilia and toys from TV shows and films such as Zorro, M*A*S*H and James Bond and creators such as Dr. Seuss, Chuck Jones and Walt Disney. This exhibition is a reflection of their dedication to preserving and sharing the rich history of some of America’s favorite children’s books, comic books and fictional literature that have been adapted to film and television over the past 75 years.

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Special thanks to: Dr. Lawrence and Holley Thompson, Tempe Center for the Arts Foundation, Tempe Public Library, Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa; Arizona Historical Society/Southern Division in Tucson, Old Tucson, The Library of Congress in Washington, DC and artist
Chris Gall and Dreamworks Animation.

BirdsofaFeatherPostcard_Page_1Birds of a Feather
June 19-Sept. 19

This summer exhibition celebrates the birds that make Arizona home or a migration stop to some exotic location. Featured artists come from around Arizona and the United States and work with a variety of media ranging from nature photography to abstract sculpture. Visitors will also enjoy displays and interactive programs from exhibition collaborators including ASU’s Art Museum and School of Life Sciences.  Local Artists will include: Jake Early, Vern E. Fetz, Edward Kennefick, Phil Lichtenhan, Farraday Newsome, Anne Peyton, Barbara Rudolph, Beth Shook and Nathaniel Smalley. With additional artists: Walter E. Bohl, Talmond Brown, Kojo Griffin, Ikki Matsumoto, Paul Pletka and Wanxin Zhang.

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A special thanks to: ASU Art Museum, ASU School of Life Sciences, ASU Natural History Collections, ASU Ask a Biologist, Liberty Wildlife, Maricopa Audubon Society, Tempe Union High School District, New School for the Arts and Academics, Rover Elementary School and St. Thomas School in WA.


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Friday Film Screenings
Join local pop culture fans and film scholars at this series of film screenings highlighting some of the books and films from the TCA’s Page to Screen exhibition.

This event is free and takes place on selected Fridays from 5-7 p.m. inside the Gallery.

M*A*S*H, 1970
May 22
Introduction provided by TCA docent and Air Force Veteran, Steve Pearson. Screening is in honor of Memorial Day weekend and the service of our Arizona veterans.  Adult audiences, rated R. 
Film rights provided by Criterion Pictures.

Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty
May 29
Introduction provided by TCA’s curator Michelle Nichols Dock. All ages, rated G. 
Film rights provided by SWANK Motion Pictures.

The Mark of Zorro, 1940
June 5
Introduction provided by ASU’s Kelly Nelson, Ph.D.; Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies at the School of Letters and Sciences and TCA docent. All ages, unrated. 
Film rights provided by Criterion Pictures.

Birds of a Feather
June 19, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery exhibition opening reception.  Free, no RSVP needed.

Art and Science Family WorkshopArts & Sciences Family Workshops
12 p.m.-2 p.m., June 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; & Aug. 1.
Hands-on art projects and scientific presentations with local artists and bird specialists.  Free, no RSVP needed.

Lifelong LearningLifelong Learning Speaker Series
Informal discussions about regional birds.

This event is free and takes place on selected Fridays from 6-7 p.m. inside the Gallery.

Mark Larson cropped THUMBNAILMark Larson, Maricopa Audubon Society
June 26

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July 17

Anne and Phoenix[2] THUMBNAILAnne Peyton and Craig Fischer, Liberty Wildlife
Aug. 14

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The Gallery at TCA offers visitors a warm and friendly environment for thoughtful and engaging experiences and features a variety of curated, traveling and juried exhibitions. 

The Gallery at TCA is a 3,500 square-foot visual arts space that engages visitors with both two- and three-dimensional artwork by local and internationally-recognized artists. Themes span the gamut of popular and cultural interest. 

A journey through the gallery leads visitors to an enclosed sculpture garden where larger works are highlighted. 

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Tempe utilizes several unique public spaces to showcase numerous exhibitions featuring professional and student artists. Visit the Community Galleries for more information on exhibitions at the Youth Library, Connections Café and the United States Post Office Windows. 

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