Our receptions are the place to be! We’ll have live music, good food and drink, and many of the participating artists on hand to discuss their work. Be the first to see NightVisions V and Sky Black’s newest exhibition, My Beautiful Friends. This reception is part of the Flagstaff Festival of Science, free and open to the public.
Coming to the Coconino Center for the Arts for the fifth time, the NightVisions V exhibition celebrates the beauty of the night sky. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live where they can no longer see the Milky Way galaxy because of light pollution. We have grown so isolated from night that in much of our culture it has become alien and fearful. NightVisions seeks to re-open our positive connections to the natural night and to bridge the divide separating artistic from scientific perception, promoting the idea that science and art are two intertwined aspects of human experience. The juried exhibition features artists from all over the world and art in a variety of media: painting, photography, ceramics, glass work, textiles and more.
There are several Dark Skies themed events that happen alongside NightVisions:
NightVisions Satellite Exhibition Opening Reception at Lowell Observatory
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Ten Flagstaff artists will be exhibiting at Lowell Observatory in the lobby. The reception will be held from 6-8pm. The Observatory’s Flagstaff Festival of Science Open House will run concurrently from 5-9:30pm, and will include free telescope viewings and other activities. Free.
My Beautiful Friends, paintings by artist Sky Black will be exhibiting in the Jewel Gallery. Sky Black is a local oil painter who explores a narrative surreal style while mixing humans and their materials with the natural world. The result leads to strange juxtapositions and paradoxical situations with the objects and characters involved.