North Gallery

3 Scientist - 3 Artists - 3 Forms; An Exhibition in Stone 

Each artist in this show has a background in geological sciences. This professional experience gives their artwork a unique through line. When artists elect to work in a natural and unrefined material, they accept it as a collaborator. The stone itself will inform every decision the artist makes.

Visitors will be presented with 3 distinct approaches to the material with stones sourced from all over the world. Susan Judy focuses on an additive approach on her mosaic inspired wall pieces. Chris Herald incorporates interesting and exotic stone into his ornate jewelry. The third artist, Bill Gee carves beautiful sculpture with more traditional subtractive techniques focusing on living subjects. This show will bridge the gap between the schools of sculpture and science.

Please enjoy the powerful juxtaposition this show provides. Stone formed by countless years of natural process, selected and transformed into art. These three artists harmonize their scientific backgrounds with their artistic abilities. Their skill has made for a very special exhibition

The exhibition has a member-only preview on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The exhibit opens to the public on July 14th and will be on view through October 15th. This exhibit is generously sponsored by Howard W. Masini, CPA .

EAST GALLERY

Variations on Growth:

Ben Butler 

Foothills Art Center proudly presents Variations on Growth: Ben Butler. Generously sponsored by Linda and Terry Stevinson. 

Ben Butler is a prolific artist, with a unique organic style. Largely process driven, he and his assistants work fluidly as they allow the procedure of cutting wood and foam into organic shapes and molds to inform the final product. The outcome is surprising and awesome in both scale and intricacy. He constructs massive installations from wood, foam and concrete. This show displays a wide variety of his work including outdoor installations, extremely large room-sized unique constructions and some new pieces never before seen.

The exhibition has a member-only preview on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The exhibit opens to the public on May 12th and will be on view through July 23rd. 

COMMUNITY GALLERY

Amuse Yeux

A play on the term used in restaurants, amuse bouche, meaning a bite –sized appetizer.  Amuse Yeux is a mixed media small works show inspired by this concept. Artists from our community submitted over 200 works in response to our call for entry. Pat Rucker, President of the FAC board, led the selection process. Our Executive Director, Hassan Najjar, invited a handful of artists from past exhibitions to lend work outside of the jury process. The 40 pieces in total represent a wide variety of disciplines. we hoped to display something to suit the taste of any visitor. 

The mission for this show was to provide an opportunity for young adults in our community to begin art collections at an entry level price point. Often times the exceptional artwork for sale in the galleries of FAC can be cost prohibitive to the masses. By hosting a show of small works, many of them created just for this instance, we can lower the price of the works without sacrificing quality. 

On view through August 13th 2017