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Platinum Palladium Workshop with Ryuijie

Thank you to everyone who joined us on February 1st for a one-day Platinum Palladium Workshop with Ryuijie!

We had a talented and eager to learn group of students who created beautiful prints. In just one day, students were taught this 19th century process and took home at least 2 or 3 prints of their images.

We have new workshops at Art Intersection nearly every month, don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn a new unique process! Our next workshop is Tri-Color Gum Printing with Diana Bloomfield!

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Opening Reception for “Little by Little” and “New Relics”

Thank you to all who attended our opening reception for our juried exhibition “Little by Little” and “New Relics” work by Ernesto Esquer. These pieces highlight the beauty of smaller artworks and encourages viewers to take a closer look.

Thank you to our Juror Peter Bugg for selecting these incredible pieces apart of “Little by Little”, and thank you to Ernesto Esquer for showcasing his new work in “New Relics”. These exhibitions will be open until December 28th.

Check out the “Little by Little” Online Gallery Here

Check out work from “New Relics” by Ernesto Esquer Here

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Tintype Workshop with David Emitt Adams

Thank you to all who joined us this past weekend during the Tintype Workshop with David Emitt Adams! Participants went through this process from start to finish, including preparing chemistry, coating and sensitizing your plate, creating successful exposures, and finishing and varnishing your plate. The results were incredible and displayed why the process of wet plate collodion tintypes has been cherished since the 1850s.

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Emily Matyas: Author of Sol y Tierra

Meet Emily Matyas, a photographer and the author of the book Sol y Tierra, Sun and Earth. Emily’s work is largely inspired by her passion for family relations, culture, and psychology. Her career first started out in journalism, as she continued she found a love for fine art. 

For over 30 years,  Emily has been involved in a community development in Sonora, Mexico. Emily’s participation began in the late 1980s when she decided to volunteer for the “Flying Doctors and Dentists” from Tucson, AZ. They worked alongside a Mexican child assistance foundation or  “FAI”. For the next three years she became an employee at FAI, entrusted with writing reports for sponsors and translating grants. She was given the opportunity to travel to remote villages, sleep on burlap cots, eat tortillas made from fresh-ground corn, and learn the Spanish of the camposinos. Currently, Emily continues her involvement in Sonora and the Foundation, she does so for pleasure and admiration of the Mexican Spirit. 

Emily has crossed the border dozens of times within the last 30 years, and her photography book Sol y Tierra is an incredible representation of her investigation towards the true Mexican experience of migration.

 “As I made trips back and forth across the Mexico-U.S. border, I saw the landscape, objects, and trajectories of people’s lives change in response to economics, politics, the infiltration of a drug culture, attitudes toward immigration, and environmental challenges. According to the social workers with FAI, a large reason for migration out of rural Mexico is the intense drought that began there in the 1990s and continues still. Add cultural and economic changes that favor big business over small family farms, and one begins to understand why some people leave.” -Emily Matyas.

Art Intersection is proud to display these incredible images by Emily Matyas, and we hope they spark conversation and personal connections. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, September 28th, at 5pm.

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August Portfolio Sharing Event

Last week we held another Portfolio Sharing Event at the Art Intersection galleries! During this mid-day event members receive feedback from the public and answer questions about their artwork and upcoming projects. If you are not already a member of the Art Intersection community you can sign up here.

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Viewers’ Choice: All Art Arizona

This year’s All Art Arizona presented exciting work created by both well-known and emerging Arizona artists. Every year we are extremely impressed with the amazing work from our community of local Arizona artists. We are grateful for the endless support we get from this exhibition.

Thank you to those who stopped by to see All Art Arizona on the walls, and those who also voted for their favorite piece in the exhibition! These three popular pieces tied for the Viewers’ Choice Award. 

Laurie Fagen, Glacial National Park
Jaira Joshue Munoz Zavala, Black Fish
Reid Woodward, Milky Way Rising
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