Current ExhibitionSummer of Love: Family, Friendship and Devotion
Through Sept. 13
The TCA’s summer family exhibition features colorful and endearing artworks about love created by local and national artists. Featured artworks include ceramic sculptures, botanical prints and drawings, original children’s book illustrations and contemporary paintings and installations. The exhibition also features historical and contemporary displays about symbols of love by the Desert Botanical Garden Archives, Tempe History Museum and Bobbie’s Flowers of Tempe.
Artists: Gene Almendinger, Marco Albarran, Denise Currier, Esmeralda Delaney, Wendy Hodgson, Molly Idle, Sandra Luerhsen, Frank Ybarra and art students from local Tempe high schools.
Walk-In Family Art Workshops
All workshops take place from Noon-2 p.m. on most Saturdays through the summer. Workshops are free and open to the public. No RSVP. All ages welcome.
July 26 - Handmade Lovebird Sketch Books
with Frank Gonzales
TCA staff member Frank Gonzales is a painter and bird lover at heart. In this workshop, participants of all ages will create small hand sewn sketch books from yarn, thread, paper and scratchboard. Gonzales will share his love of ornithology (the study of birds) and botany (the study of plants) to help participants create miniature drawings of lovebirds on the covers of their handmade books.
Aug. 2 - Steampunk Owls
with Michelle Dock
Join TCA staff member Michelle Dock on a Steampunk project that will get you and your child’s brain gears moving. Dock enjoys finding vintage treasures and antiques at second-hand stores and antique shops. In this whimsical workshop, participants of all ages will be using recycled materials like CD cases, bottle caps and nuts and bolts as well as vintage buttons, jewelry and watch parts to create self-standing artworks.
Aug. 9 - This Bouquet is For You
with Veronica Rascona
In Victorian times, flowers symbolized different feelings such as love, friendship and remembrance. Join TCA staff member Veronica Rascona to create your own special bouquet of colorful tissue paper flowers to give to someone special. Participants of all ages will learn about botanical symbolism and finish their own floral arrangements with hand written notes to add an extra layer of meaning to each bouquet.
This exhibition coincides with the seven-year anniversary of the opening of the TCA (Sept. 9, 2007). The exhibition features works on copper, art made of copper and artists inspired by copper, a tradition for seventh anniversaries. A panel of nationally recognized artists, curators and community members selected 22 Arizona artists from a wide array of visual art traditions, including bronze casting, painting, ceramics, etching, quilt making and jewelry. The overall exhibition is a celebration of copper as a medium as well as a prominent symbol of Arizona history.
Image: Michelle Startzman, Obscurity
» Arizona Landscapes
» Horizonte: Sounds of Cultura (SOC): Mixing It Up: Building an Identity
» Chuck Jones exhibition
» Outsiders Within
» American Pop
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.
Tempe Community Galleries
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.