Home is Where the Art is

You buy your books from and your housewares from IKEA, and you only grant foreigners and their charming accents passage rights to your uterus. What’s wrong with you? Haven’t you ever heard about giving back to the community, about appreciating and encouraging local efforts?

Support homegrown art by checking out the “Local Produce” exhibit, which showcases the talents of 14 Arizona-based visual artists. The work includes Mark Klett’s black-and-white environmental photography questioning the passage of time and Matthew Moore’s aerial landscape shots documenting the transformative effects of development. Rhonda Zwillinger’s retro-posh jewelry flaunts the ability of her lithe fingers, as do Angela Ellsworth’s meticulous sketches of black thread on paper napkins. Even fine art finds representation via Anthony Velasquez’s classical still life oil paintings. The other participating artists, each remarkable in his or her own way, include Hayv Kahraman, Nissa Kubly, Elena Lourenco, Carrie Marill, Mayme Kratz, Marie Navarre, Gregory Sale, Julianne Swartz, and James Turrell.

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: July 10. Continues through Oct. 31, 2008
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Nina Carapetyan