Visual Arts

Rodrigo de Toledo for the Myth of the Incomplete Self: A Psycho-Archaeological Codex

2020-01-18T13:25:00-07:00January 19th, 2020|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts Accompanied with a book and a dance performance, Rodrigo de Toledo puts on an exhibit that takes ancient and modern symbols and re-invents them into his own context. The artist started this project in 2005 when his interest in iconography began. Through immersive research, Rodrigo [...]

MNA: The Force is with Our People

2020-01-29T16:17:31-07:00January 19th, 2020|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts The Museum of Northern Arizona states in their mission statement that they intend to inspire love towards the natural and cultural heritage of the Colorado Plateau. The Force Is With Our People promotes the Museum’s mission by engaging in an interesting side of the history [...]

Talaina Kor: Color Study

2020-01-18T13:23:32-07:00January 19th, 2020|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts Color Study is a solo photography exhibition by Flagstaff artist Talaina Kor. The exhibition featured a series of 18 photographs that are the result of a study the artist conducted for the past two years and was first inspired by the work of photographer Phillip Lorca-DiCorcia’s. [...]

Sky Black: Space Between

2020-01-18T13:22:10-07:00January 19th, 2020|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts Two Flagstaff artists, Sky Black and Jacques Cazaubon Seronde, took over the Coconino Center to the Art’s gallery with their journey into two surrealist wonderlands. When entering Black’s exhibit, you are pulled back into your dreamstate from the night before. All of Black’s work [...]

Chip Thomas: Arrowhead Village Murals

2019-11-15T17:56:01-07:00January 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

2019-11-15T17:56:01-07:00January 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

2019-11-15T17:56:02-07:00January 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

2019-11-16T11:53:36-07:00January 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

2019-11-16T11:53:36-07:00January 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 [...]

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