May 27 Friday
Light and Legacy: The Art and Techniques of Edward S. Curtis will offer museum guests an opportunity to view one of the largest collections of Curtis material with a breadth and depth rarely presented in a single exhibition. On display will be a set of The North American Indian, a lavish, richly illustrated publication devoted to the more than 80 different Native American Peoples Curtis visited, often on numerous occasions.
Light and Legacy: The Art and Techniques of Edward S. Curtis will be featured in the Halle Foundation Great Hall and the Pulliam Fine Arts Gallery of Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. This monumental exhibition is made possible with generous sponsorship from The Peterson Family; The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust: Charles F., Jennifer E., and John U. Sands; Theodore “Ted” Stephan; Scottsdale Art Auction; True West Magazine: Ken Amorosano & Bob Boze Bell; and the City of Scottsdale and its Tourism Development Commission.
From May 19 through June 21, 2022, the ’Tis Art Center and Gallery, will present Journeys in Spirit 2022: Traditional and Contemporary Native Art Exhibition. Entering its twelfth year, the exhibit centers on showcasing the visual arts, music, dance and storytelling of and by Native people. This exciting cultural celebration will be held at 'Tis Art Center and Gallery, conveniently located across from Prescott’s Courthouse Plaza at 105 S. Cortez Street.
To celebrate the launch of Journeys in Spirit 2022, there will be an opening reception for the artists on May 27 from 5-7pm, presented as part of Prescott’s popular 4th Friday Art Walk. Here you can meet the artists behind the beautiful work!
Journeys in Spirit attendees will have the opportunity to view a wide variety of artistic mediums, ranging from basketry and bead working to sculpture and photography. Some works will reflect the traditional styles of Native cultures, while others will incorporate a contemporary aesthetic or a combination of old and new. Regardless of the unique style or medium, all works showcased at Journeys in Spirit will reflect the artist’s personal stories and ongoing quest for discovery and knowledge.
in the mezzanine gallery: “Between a Rock and a Rainbow” stone sculpture by Arliss Newcomb and glass creations by master glass artist Cindi Shaffer and apprentice glass artist Alison Heavirland May 16 – June 13
in the main gallery: “ Journeys in Spirit 2022”: Traditional and Contemporary Native Art May 19 – June 21
May 27th Prescott's 4th Friday Art Walk at 'Tis / a reception with Arliss Newcomb, Cindy Shaffer, Alison Heavirland and the artists from Journeys in Spirit 2022 5:00 - 7:00 pm
NightVisions: Cultural Interpretations of the Night Sky is an international juried art exhibition at Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, AZ that seeks to explore and celebrate our deep connections with the night. In its 8th iteration, the exhibition is in honor of the legacy of Flagstaff astronomer Carolyn S Shoemaker (June 24, 1929 – August 13, 2021) and her collaborations with husband and geologist Eugene Shoemaker (April 28, 1928 – July 18, 1997), with the inclusion of archival astronomical elements alongside the work of contemporary artists. We are honored to announce co-curator, amateur astronomer and science writer David Levy; and three renowned artist jurors Laura Camden, Joseph McShane, and Jerrel Singer who reviewed over 250 excellent and diverse works from artists internationally and chose 80 works for the exhibition. This exhibition will coincide with the grand opening of CCA’s new Digital Resource & Education Center in May 2022. Jurors’ awards will be announced at the opening reception.
Flagstaff is the first International Dark-Sky City – this designation recognizes the extraordinary commitment of the Flagstaff community to night sky protection, which began with the world’s first regulations protecting the night sky over 60 years ago. These efforts were at the foundation of a global movement to protect night skies and continue through the efforts of the Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition to celebrate, promote and protect the region’s glorious star-filled skies.
Exhibition: May 21 – August 27, 2022Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21Members and Special Guests Preview: 5-6 pmKeynote Lecture by David Levy: 6 pmPublic Reception: 6-8 pmClosing Reception: Saturday, August 27, 2002
Gallery hours W-Sa 11-5 and by appointment
Produced by Creative Flagstaff in collaboration with Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition
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