Current ExhibitionTCA Biennial: Copper
Sept. 26-Jan. 31
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
Page to Screen
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.
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.
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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.
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.