Archive for October, 2011

Open Studio Tour at Flux Gallery, Nov. 12 & 13

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Three Flux Gallery artists will move their studios to the gallery for the Open Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by and meet painters Lee Roy Beach and Sheryl Holland, and mixed-media textile artist Mary Vaneecke. See how they work and check out the gallery while you’re there.

Mary will have her gorgeous 'Shibori Chic' scarves for sale at the Open Studio Tour.

Flux artists C. J. Shane, Dragana Skrepnik, Lynne Yamaguchi, and Peter Eisner will be receiving visitors at their studios that same weekend. Please consult the Open Studio Tour information at the Tucson Pima Arts Council web site for their individual locations.

St. Philip’s Outdoor Art Show

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, Flux artists C. J. Shane and Lynne Yamaguchi will be selling their work at the St. Philip’s Outdoor Art Fair. The fair, held at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Shane will be in Booth 8; Lynne will be in Booth 23 (click here for a map of the grounds). There will be live music, art demonstrations, and work by more than 100 artists at the fair. St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church is located at the northeast corner of Campbell and River. Come enjoy the festivities and get a headstart on your holiday shopping!

St. Philip's Outdoor Art Show

St. Philip's Outdoor Art Show

Artists’ talks

Monday, October 10th, 2011
"Beginning of Time" by Lee Roy Beach

"Beginning of Time" by Lee Roy Beach

The artists of Flux Gallery will be presenting a series of talks about the artmaking process. First up is Lee Roy Beach, who will be talking on Saturday, October 15, from 2 to 3 p.m., about “Painting as Problem Solving: Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat.”

Lee says, “I always begin a painting with a fairly firm idea about how the final work should look—but it seldom turns out that way. In fact, when it goes as planned, the painting usually isn’t very good. For years, this caused me great distress, but I finally learned to accept that I’ve not really begun a painting until I reach an impasse. It is the effort to resolve the impasse, to solve the problem and save the failing painting, that breathes life into it. My talk will examine how this happens and what I think it says about the creative process.”

We hope you will join us this Saturday for Lee’s talk. No need to register or reserve a spot; just come. Next up will be C.J. Shane, who will speak on “Monotype Mystery” on Saturday, November 5, from 11 a.m. to noon. Mary Vaneecke will speak Saturday, December 3, from 2 to 3 p.m. on “Confessions of a Subversive Stitcher.”

Flux Gallery’s 2nd anniversary celebration

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Flux Gallery will celebrate its second year of operation on Friday, October 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Please join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres, and brilliant new work by the Flux artists: Lee Roy Beach, Peter Eisner, Sheryl Holland, C. J. Shane, Mary Vaneecke, Lynne Yamaguchi, and our newest member, Dragana Skrepnik. Flux Gallery is located at Plaza Palomino, at the southeast corner of Swan and Fort Lowell Roads in Tucson.