Archive for December, 2010

Introducing Katherine Minott

Friday, December 31st, 2010
Simpatico, by Katherine Minott

Simpatico, by Katherine Minott

After having to bid adieu to three of our artists in 2010, Flux is adding a new artist with the new year: photographer Katherine Minott. Visitors to our small-works show in December got a preview of some of her work. As of January, she will join us full-time. Come by, welcome her, and see her work. Her official debut will be our benefits for the Primavera Foundation and the Ben’s Bells Project, Friday, January 21, and Saturday, January 22, respectively.

Learn more about Katherine at her web site: PhotoPoetics.

451 Degrees, by Katherine Minott

451 Degrees, by Katherine Minott

Benefit for the Ben’s Bells Project

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Flux Gallery presents "Connecting through Kindness," an evening of art to benefit the Ben's Bells Project, January 22, 2011.

On Saturday, January 22, 2011, Flux Gallery will present “Connecting through Kindness,” an evening of art to benefit the Ben’s Bells Project. Begun by Ben’s family to commemorate Ben’s sudden death at age two, the Ben’s Bells Project has as its mission is “to inspire, educate and motivate each other to realize the impact of intentional kindness and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby changing our world.”

Ben’s Bells are beautiful ceramic wind chimes, crafted and assembled by hand by people all over Tucson and beyond. By the time a Ben’s Bell is assembled, at least ten people have worked on it, making it a true community effort. Ben’s Bells are not for sale. Twice a year, hundreds of Ben’s Bells are hung randomly in public places around Tucson and beyond, with a written message to simply take one home and pass on the kindness. The only way to get a Ben’s Bell is to find one or to be “Belled.” To date, more than 17,510 Ben’s Bells have been released.

The point? To remind people how much power they have each day to make the world a better place simply by being kind.

Help support this organization by joining us at Flux on Saturday, January 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. Featured will be the art of Peter Eisner, Shirley Wagner, Carol Ann, Lee Roy Beach, Lynne Yamaguchi, Maurice Sevigny, and new Flux artist Katherine Minott. Thirty percent of sales during this reception will go to the Ben’s Bells Project. Learn more about Ben’s Bells and how to get involved at their web site, bensbells.org.

Benefit for the Primavera Foundation

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Flux Gallery presents an evening of art to benefit the Primavera Foundation on Friday, January 21, 2011.

On Friday, January 21, 2011, Flux Gallery will present an evening of art to benefit the Primavera Foundation. Featured will be the art of Peter Eisner, Carol Ann, Lee Roy Beach, Lynne Yamaguchi, Maurice Sevigny, Shirley Wagner, and new Flux artist Katherine Minott.

The mission of the Primavera Foundation is to provide pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development, and neighborhood revitalization. It addresses the systemic causes of homelessness by providing a continuum of services designed to move people out of poverty and into a self-sustaining life. These services include: street-level outreach, drop-in services, emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent affordable housing, workforce development, financial education, homeownership opportunities, and neighborhood revitalization.

Join us at Flux on Friday, January 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. to support this important and necessary organization. We will donate 30 percent of sales to Primavera, so you can add beauty to your home and help someone else find a home at the same time.

Winter small-works show

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Small-works show at Flux Gallery, December 10 and 11

Flux Gallery will feature small works for sale on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in conjunction with Grey Dog Trading Company’s annual winter Zuni fetish show. Customers who present a same-day receipt from Grey Dog will receive a 10% discount on the small works at Flux, or Flux customers can present a same-day receipt from Flux at Grey Dog to receive a 10% discount on their fetishes.

In addition to the small works by member artists Carol Ann, Lee Roy Beach, Peter Eisner, Maurice Sevigny, Shirley Wagner, and Lynne Yamaguchi, we will also have work by incoming Flux member Katherine Minott, a photographer with a love of color and texture. Katherine won’t officially be joining Flux until January, but this show will give visitors a preview of what is to come.

Join us next weekend, and give your loved ones the gift of beauty this season. For further information, please contact us (520-299-5983) or Grey Dog (520-881-6888) directly.