Visual Arts

Joe Cornett: Roundball Religion

January 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

January 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

January 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

January 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

January 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

January 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 [...]

Shawn Skabelund & Janice ChenJu Chiang: Composition for Forests

January 5th, 2017|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Visual Arts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfBXiVRYAMI Composition for Forests was a one-of-a-kind music and art installation concert performance by pianist Janice ChenJu Chiang and visual artist Shawn Skabelund. The production featured a piano concert by Chiang; she was surrounded by an art installation crafted by Skabelund. During the concert, attendees were [...]

Curt Walters: A Retrospective

January 5th, 2017|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Visual Arts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEfRLk9YE7M Curt Walters: A Retrospective features more than 30 paintings, tracing his evolution as a landscape artist over the last 35 years. The exhibition includes never before exhibited works, on loan from collectors nationwide. “Curt Walters is one of Arizona’s cultural icons, whose influence on artists [...]

John Sherman: The Plight of the Condor

January 5th, 2016|Visual Arts|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6XrTm8NX9M John Sherman’s photographic exhibition, Plight of the Condor, opened at High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff on October 5th through Jan 5, 2016. Sherman’s mission is to photograph all 76 condors currently living in the wild in Arizona. So far, he has photographed 62 members of this critically endangered population. His goal with the [...]

Sei Saito: Journey

January 5th, 2016|Visual Arts|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjpD_Oj3VW8 Journey featured the artwork of Sei Saito, an accomplished Japanese artist living in Flagstaff. Saito creates large scale acrylic paintings ranging in size as big as 8 feet tall. The exhibition was on display at the Coconino Center for the Arts from June 23, to August 15, 2015. This was Saito’s first major exhibition [...]

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