Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions 2019-05-21T12:28:47+00:00

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

August 30 – November 6, 2019 | Main Gallery

Reception with the Artists | Thursday, September 5 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm

The celebration of El Día de los Muertos is a joyful occasion of remembrance, involving feasts and festivities through which death is recognized as a part of the natural process of living. Contemporary celebrations of this holiday bear both ancient traditions and a modern flair and have become a rich part of Tucson’s cultural heritage. This exhibition celebrates the creative ways artists honor and enliven this deeply meaningful holiday through artistic expressions of personal and universal significance.

Artists from the region are invited to submit 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional works in any media for consideration in this juried exhibition. Submitted artwork must creatively explore the essence and emotion of this traditional Mexican holiday. The imagery, symbols, and motifs are endless: memorials and remembrances, altars and shrines, paper banners (papel picado), flowers, candles, saints, graveside vigils, pageantry, sugar skulls, skeletons…

Prospectus coming soon.

Image from left to right | Patricia Silva | Sonoran Amor | Jennifer Eschedor | Skull with Flowers | Stu Jenks | Pamelas Babt Rocking Chair installation

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

June 14 – July 21, 2019 | Entry Gallery

She is called the Queen of the Night, La Reina de La Noche or the Night Blooming Cereus and every summer, for one night only, whatever she may be called, Peniocereus greggii becomes the Belle of the Ball, the superstar of the Sonoran Desert. The Cinderella-like cactus looks like a dead stick for most of the year but transforms herself in the early summer months, blooming alongside many plants in the area and then closes forever by morning’s light.

Tohono Chul possesses 350 Peniocereus greggii, the largest private collection in the world. Many of these curious cacti were found growing in the park with others being donated over the years, some being saved from the bulldozer’s blade. The number of flowers blooming in one night has been as many as 174 on 69 plants. As beautiful and enchanting as the blooms of the Night Blooming Cereus are, what happens in the dry desert dirt and in the night time sky is as fascinating as the wondrous white blooms. Maintaining and sustaining the plant below ground is a turnip-like tuberous root and up in the sky, the tireless pollination of the Hawk Moth. The whole cycle is a marvelous story of courage, endurance, perseverance.

Learn more about Bloom Night and sign up for Bloom Watch at:
https://tohonochulpark.org/bloom-watch/

Image | Annie Antone | Queen of the Night| white and green yucca with dark and light devil’s claw | ACNO 2007.6.1

Entry Gallery Project Space

The Entry Gallery Project Space offers Arizona artists an intimate space for cohesive projects. The 2018-2019 Exhibition Calendar will see Olivier Dubois Cherrier | December 21 – January 27; Laurie McKenna | February 1 – March 17; Timothy Mosman | March 22 – April 28; and Debra Kay | May 3 – June 9.

2018 – 2019 ENTRY GALLERY PROJECT SPACE

Images (cropped) | clockwise from top left | Olivier Dubois Cherrier | It’s Only A Matter Of Time; Laurie McKenna | selected works from the UNDESIRABLES project; Timothy Mosman | One Painter’s Process; Debra Kay | The Mighty Saguaro

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