Tohono O’odham Student Art

The Salazar-Ajo Library welcomes students from Tohono O’odham Community College for the school’s first-ever exhibit at the library.

Beginning with an opening reception at 3 p.m. Friday, September 30, the students’ works will hang in the library throughout the month of October.

Students displaying paintings include:

  • Makaye Lewis showing “My Favourite Boot” (acrylic on panel) and “Carmen” (mixed media)
  • Sisco Fraire showing “Saint Graffitti” (acrylic on panel) and “Kaye” (acrylic on stretched canvas)
  • Sage Greely showing “No Father to My Style” (acrylic on panel) and “Rose” (acrylic on stretched canvas), and
  • Dylan Porter showing “Leo” (acrylic on bookbinding board) and “Holy Tattoo” (acrylic on panel).

The four are students in the college’s Painting I class, a Visual Art + Design’s associate of fine arts core class requirement. They are under the direction of Kimberley Lund, PhD.

¡Bienvenidos! Ajo Hosts Puerto Peñasco Artists

Reciclaje de LlantasCultural Exchanges is an exhibition of artwork by artists from Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Mexico.

The work represents different disciplines including sculpture, functional design, jewelry, and clothing, and much of the art is made from recycled materials.

 

Artists include …

  • Delfina Lizzaraga and Carmen Sanchez of the arts group Mujeres Trabajando,
  • Alma Angelina Yanes Leyva and her recycled tire art,
  • Sergio Ricardo Monjaraz Gonzalez’s iron works, 
  • María Estela Avalos Hernández and Susana Navarrete Hernandez’s work representing two sewing co-operatives, and
  • Carlos Daniel Soto Espindola of the environmental group Centro Ecológico Comunitario de Bahía Adair.

Collar de fishitasThe Cultural Exchanges exhibit is part of a larger project to try and build stronger relationships between artists in Mexico and here in Ajo by a partnership with the International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA) and the Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) in Puerto Peñasco.

It is funded by the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. CEDO’s director Hiram Peña Bonilla offered the organization’s facility and resources as a support for the Mexican community’s artists.

El Laberinto de la VidaIn addition to this art exhibition, a handful of Ajo artists are invited to spend a long weekend in residence in Puerto Peñasco in October 2016. While in residence Ajo and Puerto Peñasco artists will together share skills, facilitate workshops, and create new work.

This collaboration will provide the Puerto Peñasco artists with new venues and audiences for their artwork and significant opportunities for residents of each community to learn, connect, and create.

Artwork will be on display April 23rd through May and possibly longer in the Art Under the Arches Gallery in the Plaza.

EleganteThere will be an opening reception on Saturday April 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Some of the artists will be in Ajo to talk about their work at the opening reception and will give a presentation at 2:30 that day. 

For more information, please Contact us.

This Show’s for the Birds

Ajo’s Art Under the Arches Gallery is hosting a special art exhibition this month featuring work done by Arizona school children as part of the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation Program.

The Duck Stamp program supports bird habitat conservation and is one of the most successful ways of protecting habitat for birds and other wildlife.

The exhibit opens with a reception Friday April 15 at 5:30 pm. The show runs through April 22.
Duck Stamp Flyer

ACFA Potluck

ACFA — the Ajo Council for the Fine Arts — invites everyone to gather for a potluck in the lobby next to Art Under the Arches Gallery in the Plaza.

Bring a dish to share, your plate and cutlery, and whatever beverage you’d like to enjoy.

And! If you’re in a playful and creative mood, dress up as your favorite movie character. (Or not. It’s up to you.)

Never heard of ACFA? This is a fun way to learn about this creative group. It includes artists and actors along with people who enjoy music and theater. Some like to attend events, others offer to help with promotion and behind the scenes jobs. If you’re curious, come join us!

ACFA Potluck **

 

Dos Amigas — Art Show Opening

The Backroom Gallery at the Ajo Copper News is featuring an art show with work by Paulina Reyna Crewse and the late Sarah Bryant.

The work includes portraits and local landscapes. The opening is Saturday March 12, from 4 to 8 pm.

Dos Amigas

Desert Photography Show

The Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association’s annual photography show opened March 7 and runs to March 19. It’s located in the foyer next to Art Under the Arches Gallery, in Ajo.

This show is part of the Sonoran Shindig, a festival celebrating the Sonoran Desert with live entertainment, food, vendors, informational booths and activities.

Both amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit entries in one of 6 categories. There is also a Best in Show winner.

Winners are chosen by popular vote. You can choose your favorites, mark them on the entry form and drop it in the ballot box. Winners will be announced at the Shindig in the Plaza on Saturday March 19.

 

Art Show — Joyce Dodd Harcharik

Joyce Dodd Harcharik’s colorful brush strokes record the everyday lives of people of various cultures, along with the buildings, plants and animals that decorate their lives.

The Ajo Library is hosting a show of her work this month. The opening reception is Monday March 14 at 3 pm. Everyone is welcome — meet the artist and enjoy refreshments.