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The Art of Presentation at Art Intersection

Saturday we hosted another successful, hands-on mat cutting workshop where everyone mounted and matted an image using archival methods. Mystery of mat cutting revealed.

Using the 60″ mat cutter and the straight cutter we cut a sheet of 32″x40″ mat board to 11″x14″ finished size. After a little math we cut a beveled opening to fit the 8″x10″ image. Everyone went away ready to save money and expand their presentation creativity by cutting their own mats and mounting using archival method.

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Wearable Art at Art Intersection



Guest artist, Elise Deringer, was back at Art Intersection to show us how to create a one of a kind silk scarf using a photographic solution called cyanotype. The participants used live botanicals, objects, photographs and cut paper to create their own individual designs. The results were absolutely gorgeous! To see more images visit our facebook page.

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Bookmaking Comes to Art Intersection


We are beginning to offer a wider variety of classes and workshops at Art Intersection. One of the topics we have started giving workshops in is Book Arts. Last night we offered our first workshop in bookmaking using recycled materials. The participants went home with 4 different books and directions on how to make them at home.

Journalist, Lynn Trimble was there with her daughter Jennifer. Read her blog post about the evening.
Look forward to several more workshops on bookmaking coming soon!

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First ever Photography Summer Camp for Kids

Last week Art Intersection’s classroom, darkroom and digital lab were filled with seven teenagers eager to learn the magic of photography.  They started out by learning the basics of film and the manual function on their cameras and then continued the week with photograms, cyanotypes, making prints in the darkroom, and making composites in the digital lab.

Most of these techniques were a first for the students, but still each had an image worth printing on his or her first roll of film, a brilliant blue cyanotype, a creative photogram, a beautifully printed silver gelatin print and a well thought out composite.


The week ended with a critique of all the work they made and a decision of which photographs they are going to include in the exhibition, No Strangers: The Art Intersection Creative Community. The opening reception is August 4, 7-9pm and continues through August 25, 2012. For more photos from the Summer Camp visit Facebook.

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Art Intersection Offers Silk-screening Class

We finally broke in the awesome sink in the classroom preparing screens in our first silk-screen class Photo Silk-Screening 101Elise Deringer, exhibiting artist in our current exhibition, ALL ART ARIZONA 2012, was the instructor. Participants learned several methods for creating imagery using the screening method. The most popular technique was using an original or borrowed photographic image. Other fun imagery included drawing with a wax pencil and using contact paper to mask areas of the screen out. Everyone was printing on paper, fabric and even wood.

For those of you familiar with the older method of preparing the screen for the image using messy light sensitive liquid emulsion, you’ll be happy to know we are using a new emulsion material that comes pre-coated on a sheet and is extremely easy to use. Visit our facebook page for more images!

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All Art Arizona Exhibition Opening


Hundreds of people turned out for the opening reception of All Art Arizona on Saturday evening, June 2nd. There were many opportunities for the public to engage with the artists and for connections to be made within the community. One artist, Lynn Thomson, was exhibiting her iphoneography abstract images for the first time in a gallery setting. She enjoyed the interaction with her audience and the feedback they provided. She was impressed at the opening with the way the variety of work came together and flowed through the space.

Overall, the opening for All Art Arizona was a huge success. The event was a wonderful beginning of a 2 month-long celebration of all forms of art, and an important cultural milestone for Gilbert and the East Valley Community.

The curatorial staff selected 76 works from over 300 that were submitted. It was a difficult process in that we not only wanted to open this exhibition to a wider range of visual media than usually exhibited, but we also wanted to include the largest possible range of levels of experience from student artists to accomplished masters in one exhibition. The gallery features a multitude of different mediums from, painting to drawing, fibers, mixed media, photography, and sculpture.

All Art Arizona is a testament to Art Intersection’s commitment to being a truly professional exhibition space of the highest order while at the same time creating opportunities for artists of all experience levels to be able to complete their artistic process which includes the final stage of bringing their work before a public audience.

Now showing through July 28, 2012, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-6pm. Free and open to the public. For more pictures of the opening visit our Facebook.

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“Emerge” opens at Art Intersection

Gilbert High School
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

May through August, we celebrate the diversity of creative individuals by showcasing work from the community during our Art & Community block of programming.

In our May exhibition we present the work of emerging talent ranging from high school to undergraduate students. Through a jury process, Art Intersection selected a variety of work from the photography programs at these three institutions.

We are dedicated to supporting students in their educational pursuits of self-expression through arts and congratulate each student for their unique vision and dedication to their craft.

To see more images visit our Facebook page.

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Martha Casanave visits Art Intersection

Martha Casanave was in town last weekend to give an albumen workshop. There were loads of eggs cracked and silver nitrate stains on everyone’s hands! Everyone got some beautiful images.

Martha also was here for a book signing of her latest book, Explorations Along an Imaginary Coastline.

On Sunday, a group of workshop attendees, members and staff sat down in the east gallery to share a meal with Martha.
For more information on Martha and her work visit her website. To see pictures from the workshop and dinner see our Facebook Page.

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