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Best New Gallery 2011

Phoenix New Times released their Best Of Phoenix 2011 edition and we are proud to announce that Art Intersection has been recognized as Best New Gallery. We are honored to be recognized and would like to thank everyone who made it possible.

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If you build it, they will come.

In the movie, Field of Dreams, farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice, “If you build it, he will come”. Ray built his baseball field and they did indeed come.

Art Intersection has built its Photographic Arts Lab and we opened our doors this past weekend to a record crowd. It was a grand celebration that coincided with the opening of our current exhibition, “Exploring the Roots of Photography”.

We, at Art Intersection, thank everyone who came out to support us. We hope you will continue to come to our exciting programming including lectures, seminars, workshops, classes and exhibitions.

If you couldn’t make the opening, we would love to give you a tour of both the facilities and the exhibition.

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It’s Time!

Come one, come all, to Art Intersection on Saturday for the open house of our new Photographic Arts Lab! Visit the information desk to talk with a staff member and pick up fliers about our upcoming classes and workshops, a membership brochure and much more!

The original idea was a space for artists of all levels to come Learn, Create, and Exhibit.

The opening of this space completes the original vision.

Now, after eight months, it’s finally complete.

Once you have taken a tour of the darkrooms, walk across the courtyard and visit the new historical exhibition.

Photographic Arts Lab Open House
10am-2pm

“Exploring the Roots of Photography”
Opening Reception
7-10pm

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5 men, 1 truck, and 3 sinks

 It took five men and one truck but the three shiny new sinks arrived last week. All three have safely made it to their home in the Photographic Arts Lab. Stop by on Saturday, September 17 from 10am-2pm to say, “Hello” to the sinks and the staff!

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What would you take?

House on Fire, a series of photographs by Robert Ellis, has been on exhibit in one of Art Intersection’s galleries during the months of July and August. The series includes portraits of a cross section of people, both young and old, mostly subjects that Ellis knows. He asks them if he can take their portrait but when he arrives he asks them to participate in an experiment. He gives them three minutes to collect objects (excluding children & pets) that they would carry out of their home in the event of a fire. He then asks them to bring the objects to the sitting while they write about their experience. The actual written response is framed along side the image of the person, giving the written word equality with the photograph.

On Saturday, August 27th, Bob gave a lecture on his work. He opened the talk with slides of his most recent exhibition in Ireland but after only a brief description of his House on Fire project, the talk became more of a discourse about how the project has changed as a result of feedback from his audience and most importantly a reflection on human nature when faced with a life or death situation. It was a lively hour of conversation that left us all thinking about what we would take with us if we were faced with the dilemma:
Your house is on fire and you have three minutes to take what is most meaningful to you.
What would you take?

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Save the Date!

On September 17, bring your curiosity and questions to the opening celebration of the new workspace at Art Intersection! AI staff will be available to give guided tours of the darkroom, alternative processes lab and the digital lab and to answer questions about the space, membership and enrollment in future workshops.

Later that night, be sure to stop by the opening reception of the exhibition “Exploring the Roots of Photography” from 7-10pm. The exhibition will feature historic and contemporary work from daguerreotypes to silver gelatin prints by world-class artists including Alfred Stieglitz and Harry Callahan to Dick Arentz and Linda Connor.

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Art & Youth

As we wind down to the dog days of summer, we wanted to share some of the magical moments during the Art & Youth programs.

It was so great to hear the sounds of children and young adult voices coming from the galleries but the best part of the experience is witnessing young people in the process of discovering their creative side.

Thank you to all our talented students!

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First graduating class at Art Intersection

A very fun week at Art Intersection

Homespun Crafts for kids was a huge success. The kids made a frame using metal repair tape, a bunch of jewelry and a wide assortment of cards, notes and envelopes.

Next week is Art For the Heart and after that we have photography classes and silkscreen classes for kids.

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