exhibitions

exhibitions

Young@Art Gallery

SMoCA’s Young@Art Gallery is dedicated to the professional display of K–12 student artwork organized and curated by the education department. The Young@ Art Gallery presents three to four exhibitions each year, including an annual summer exhibition that features work created by high school students involved in SMoCA’s year-long Visions program.

The Young@Art Gallery is located in the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and during evening performances.

(Re)Invention

Sept. 29 – Nov. 19, 2017

Since 2002, the Kennedy Center and Volkswagen Group of America have teamed up for the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, to recognize and exhibit the work of emerging artists living with disabilities, ages 16 – 25. (Re)Invention showcases the work of 15 outstanding young artists who explore themes of renewal and self-discovery.

Related exhibition:

Art Empowers, located in the ArtReach space, South Hall of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

On view: Sept.15 – Nov. 18, 2017

Participants from STARS (Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services) express ideas of empowerment and advocacy for community members with disabilities through multimedia artworks.

In Search of Beauty

Nov. 30, 2017 – Feb. 4, 2018

Inspired by Ansel Adams’ poetic imagery of the Southwest, 14 photography students from area high schools trekked into the Arizona desert with cameras. Led by local photographer David Emitt Adams, the young artists used large-format cameras and explored Ansel Adams’ techniques of landscape photography. This exhibition substantiates Ansel Adams’ continuing  influence and legacy as a master photographer and environmentalist.

To Dream Huge Dreams

Feb. 16 – April 22, 2018

Fifth-grade students from Summit School creatively respond to ideas of organic design and sustainability put forth by visionary architect Paolo Soleri in the recent SMoCA exhibition, Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City Is Nature. Students are in the Vitruvius Program, a nationally recognized art and architecture program at Summit School in Ahwatukee.

Visions ‘18

May 3 – Sept. 2, 2018

Visions is a teen program in which students and teachers from six Valley high schools meet monthly at SMoCA for artist-led workshops, studio visits and gallery discussions. This exhibition reveals the ideas, knowledge and insights gleaned from taking part in this program focused on contemporary art and artists.


The ArtReach Space

The ArtReach Space is a gallery that provides a window into Scottsdale Arts’ education programming that takes place within local schools throughout the year. The space also spotlights various City of Scottsdale community art programs. The ArtReach Space is located in the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts across from Stage 2. It is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and during evening performances.


The Library

Gallery @ The Library

Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, Ariz., 85251

Scottsdale Public Art presents engaging exhibitions and free workshops year round. Escape the heat and visit the summer exhibitions at the Gallery @ The Library. They are specifically tailored to young, budding artists and their families.

Library hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1– 5 p.m.
Closed all major holidays

 

Gallery @ Appaloosa Library

7377 E. Silverstone Drive, Scottsdale, Ariz., 85251

In this gallery, Scottsdale Public Art partners with Scottsdale’s newest  newest library to display artwork by local artists, photographers and architects.

Library hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Closed all major holidays