Please join us at Flux Gallery on Friday, April 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. to celebrate spring and to enjoy the art of Tucson artists Lee Roy Beach, Steven Derks, Peter Eisner, Sheryl Holland, Dragana Skrepnik, and Lynne Yamaguchi. This will be our last event in our current space, as we will be moving to a different suite in Plaza Palomino, Suite 100, immediately after. So come join with us in toasting the glorious setting that has been our home for the last two and a half years.
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“Beyond Containment,” an art exhibit of paintings and sculptural turned wood vessels by Flux artists C. J. Shane and Lynne Yamaguchi, will open February 2, 2012, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Tucson Jewish Community Center (JCC) Fine Art Gallery in Tucson. The exhibit will be up through March 13, 2012.
Woodturner Lynne Yamaguchi says that the “Beyond Containment” theme applies to her work on several levels. “Though the vessels that I make are literally containers, I approach them as sculptural objects, beyond their traditional function. I also treat them as metaphors, primarily for aspects of the human condition. And much of my new work directly explores the idea of refusing to be contained; for example, a new series, titled ‘Becoming,’ includes works that play with shedding or breaking out of or emerging from an old form to embody a new one.”
Yamaguchi exhibits locally and nationally. She most recently exhibited her elegant wooden vessels at the Shemer Art Center in Phoenix. You can see more of her work at www.lynneyamaguchi.com.
C. J. Shane is best known for her oil paintings and monotypes. Her color- and texture-intense abstracted landscapes are deeply informed by the Sonoran desert landscape. To Shane, “Beyond Containment” refers to her experience of the natural world. “My hope is that the viewer of my art will be reminded of the serenity and depth to be found in the natural world.” Shane exhibits locally and nationally. Her work can be seen at www.cjshane.com.
“Beyond Containment” will be up through March 13, 2012. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center is closed on Saturdays. The Tucson Jewish Community Center is located at 3800 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ.
Join the artists at Flux Gallery to learn about the creative process of our steel sculptor, Peter Eisner. Peter will talk about how he forms his colorful abstract sculptures, as well as his finishing techniques. The talk will be held at the gallery on Saturday, January 7, from 1-2 p.m. Hope to see you there.
Flux’s mixed-media textile artist Mary Vaneecke will give an artist talk at the gallery Saturday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m.. She will discuss how her work relates to and breaks the boundaries of traditional quilting. Expect lots of show and tell and work that has not been shown at Flux before. Light refreshments will be served.
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.
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.
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 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.
Flux will be hopping this fall with a variety of fun events. Watch for your invitation to our Second Anniversary Celebration on Friday, October 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. And mark your calendars for the following events—artist lectures, the Open Studio Tour, and our small works show—now through December. Hope to see you soon at Flux Gallery.
- Saturday, Oct. 15, 2–3 p.m.: Painting as Problem-Solving: Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat, lecture with artist Lee Roy Beach
- Saturday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m.–noon: Monotype Mystery, lecture with artist C.J. Shane
- Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 12 &13, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.: Open Studio Tour with Lee Roy Beach, Sheryl Holland, and Mary Vaneecke at Flux Gallery
- Friday & Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19: Guest artist Lisa Mishler
- Saturday, Dec. 3, 2–3 p.m.: Confessions of a Subversive Stitcher, lecture with artist Mary Vaneecke
- Friday & Saturday, Dec. 10 & 11: Small works show (hours to be announced)