Visual Arts

Arizona Artists Featured in New Exhibitions at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

Prescott artist Julie Comnick spent nine months asking musical instrument shops across the country for violins deemed beyond repair. After gathering close to 100 violins, she took them to a mountaintop clearing and then set them alight at dusk. For 12 hours, she watched them burn -- and recorded what transpired.

Comnick's video became the source material for a series of large-scale paintings featured in "Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra" now on view at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, which is located on the Mesa Arts Center campus. The exhibition also includes her video.

You can see them Friday, February 13, when Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum presents a free reception celebrating new and continuing exhibitions. "Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra" is one of five exhibitions you'll be able to see Friday night. And we have the rundown on them all.

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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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