Student artists should be recognized for their work. The artists whose work is displayed in “New Art in Arizona” will be. That’s thanks to a scholarship awards partnership between the Arizona Artist's Guild and Shemer Art Center, 5005 East Camelback Road, where the exhibition is on view through Wednesday, May 15.
Featured artists ASU’s Madison Creech, Kelly O’Briant, Heather Couch, Allyson Glowacki, and Arizona University’s Jennifer Day have all developed unique approaches to their work. Day’s large-scale paintings use dreams as jumping off point for her sometimes-surreal images, while Glowacki uses watercolor pencil and ink to draw animal motifs set in large white spaces. Fiber artist Creech often features migratory birds in her tapestries and wallpapers -- a connection to her military brat past. Crouch’s ceramic work is informed by her interactions with the outside world recorded initially to video, and O’Briant’s ceramics center on everyday objects found in the kitchen and home.