Visual Arts

Chip Thomas: Arrowhead Village Murals

2019-01-09T21:51:23+00:00January 9th, 2019|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts In 2018 Chip Thomas, the residents of Arrowhead Village Mobile Homes, and supporters created a beautiful, heart-wrenching installation that powerfully depicted the human costs of a gentrifying town. The project features a series of photographs taken by Thomas. The images are of the families that [...]

Julie Comnick: Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra

2019-01-14T11:48:40+00:00January 9th, 2019|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra is a painting and video project which explores the gradual dissolution of culture in contemporary society through the symbolic ruin of a personal and cultural icon,the violin. Using the violin as a metaphor, Flagstaff artist Julie Comnick raises questions about [...]

Museum of Northern Arizona: PIVOT

2019-01-09T20:10:01+00:00January 9th, 2019|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts PIVOT is a collection of 100 blank skateboard decks that artists of many tribes and backgrounds transformed into a colorful and diverse collection of art. From traditional carvers to contemporary painters, the decks on display represent a pivotal moment in Native American art, as a [...]

Joe Cornett: Roundball Religion

2019-01-01T05:30:25+00:00January 7th, 2018|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in the Visual Arts Flagstaff Photographer and Educator Joe Cornett presented the exhibition Roundball Religion at Criollo Latin Kitchen in September 2017. This body of work is a photographic exploration of rustic and makeshift basketball hoops and playgrounds found throughout the United States. A native Arizonan, Cornett works and [...]

Caryn Bopp: Aggregate

2019-01-01T05:30:27+00:00January 7th, 2018|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in the Visual Arts Aggregate is an exhibition of paintings by Flagstaff artist Caryn Bopp. The exhibition opened at the Coconino Center for the Arts in the Hidden Light Gallery on October 20, 2017. It remains open through December 16, 2017. Bopp graduated with a B.F.A. in Sculpture form [...]

Shawn Skabelund: You Eat Horse Through My Carrots

2019-01-01T05:30:31+00:00January 7th, 2018|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in the Visual Arts Shawn Skabelund’s performance art/installation piece “You eat horse through my carrots” which was part of the Breaking the Barrier exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts in 2017, is a provocative look at ecological cycles and the interconnection between life/death, growth/decay. The performance featured [...]

Mural Mice: 2017 Murals

2019-01-01T05:30:34+00:00January 7th, 2018|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in the Visual Arts The Mural Mice (Mural Mice Universal artists R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar) completed eight murals during 2017 in and around Flagstaff: the Bushmaster Park Mural, Summit High School Mural, Flagstaff Visitor Center Train Mural, Route 66 Shield at Flagstaff Visitor Center, the Milligan House Mural, [...]

Karen Knorowski: Rainbow de Rio Mural

2019-01-01T05:33:08+00:00January 5th, 2017|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Visual Arts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jroRaiEZswc The Rainbow de Rio Mosaic Project celebrates the plants and animals of the Rio de Flag and the general Flagstaff watershed area in a series of individual mosaics that span the length of the North Thorpe Road bridge which crosses over the Rio de Flag. [...]

David Christiana: Portraits of Petrichor

2019-01-01T05:33:09+00:00January 5th, 2017|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Visual Arts Flagstaff painter David Christiana presented the new solo exhibition, Portraits of Petrichor, at the Museum of Northern Arizona. The show opened March 11, 2016, and remained on view for several months. Alan Petersen served as curator. Portraits of Petrichor features 30 works of art completed by [...]

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