Flux Gallery will not be reopening at Plaza Palomino, but each of the Flux artists continues to pursue his or her individual path, and we hope that you will continue to follow us individually. Please visit our web sites, listed below, or contact any one of us as needed.
Posts Tagged ‘Lee Roy Beach’
Flux Gallery is once again in flux. Painter C. J. Shane and fiber artist Mary Vaneecke are leaving the gallery collective to focus on other prospects. Lee Roy Beach will be stepping back from the gallery as well, although we will continue to exhibit some of his work, along with work by original Flux member Steven Derks.
In addition, we are cutting back our hours. Effective immediately, we will be open only Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To see the gallery by appointment at another time, please feel free to contact any one of us, via email or at the phone numbers below.
- Peter Eisner, 520-465-6600
- Sheryl Holland, 520-749-3829
- Dragana Skrepnik, 520-404-9888
- Lynne Yamaguchi, 520-760-8938
The gallery will be in a little disarray for the next few weeks because of the turnover, so please bear with us during the transition. We deeply appreciate the continuing support of all of you as we persist in our collective venture and adventure at Flux Gallery.
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)
Next Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, Flux Gallery will feature small treasures by artists C J Shane, Lee Roy Beach, Lynne Yamaguchi, Mary Vaneecke, and Sheryl Holland. Our show will coincide with the summer Zuni fetish show at Grey Dog Trading Company, our neighbor at Plaza Palomino. Special for the show, we will offer a 10% discount on small works at Flux with a same-day receipt from Grey Dog; Grey Dog will reciprocate by offering 10% off of its Zuni fetishes with a same-day receipt from Flux. Flux will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Grey Dog, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come out and celebrate small with us!
Next month, we will be rehanging the gallery to create a “Spotlight on the Artists,” with a reception Friday, April 8th, from 5 to 8 p.m. Come by between April 8 and 30, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., to see new and selected work by Carol Ann, Lee Roy Beach, Peter Eisner, Katherine Minott, Shirley Wagner, and Lynne Yamaguchi.
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.
Flux Gallery will inaugurate its guest artist program with a special exhibition by Tucson artist Ava Young on Friday and Saturday, November 19 and 20, 2010. There will be a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 19, and the gallery will be open its normal hours on both Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also featured will be work by Flux artists Carol Ann, Lee Roy Beach, Peter Eisner, Maurice Sevigny, Shirley Wagner, and Lynne Yamaguchi. For further information, call (520) 907-3164 or 299-5983.