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Heated Exchange: Contemporary Encaustics
Gallery 2 | Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bernard Cymatics 2No longer entombed with the mummies, the ancient art of encaustic (hot wax) resonates in contemporary culture. The multi-dimensional surface, luminous color, and ethereal image layering unique to this once obsolete medium is now recognized both for its exquisite beauty and incredible versatility.

Also featuring work by local artists Angela Koenig, Josie Rodriguez, and Jiela Rufeh.


Jon Jaylo: All These Answers That May Never Come Our Way
Gallery 1 | Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, November 13, 2016

AscensionShowcasing 11 new paintings and several new drawings created specifically for display at the Center, Jaylo’s work has received global acclaim for its contemporary surrealist style.  The artist’s pieces reflect a parallel dream world where everything floats and dances in a contained universe inspired by poetry.




Living with Muertos / Viviendo con la Muerte
A Día de los Muertos Experience by Daniel F. Martinez
Tower Gallery | Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, November 13, 2016

Local artist Daniel F. Martinez reflects on 27 years of vibrant, multimedia art-making focused on reinventing, recycling, and honoring the past.  A special altar to late Chicana activist and wife of Cesar Chàvez, Helen Fabela Chàvez and her work with the United Farm Workers of America.


Cowboys & Vaqueros: Legends of the American West
Saturday, January 14 – Sunday, February 26, 2017

cowboys&vaquerosTake a trip to the Wild West in this collection of grand paintings of nostalgic vistas of the American West and ornately decorated equestrian bits, spurs, and bridles. This journey through our region’s history explores the culture of the West and honors Cowboy, Native American, and Mexican traditions.

Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art
Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, May 28, 2017

hubcapWith a powerful message of environmental awareness, this exhibition highlights a creative alternative to mindless consumption and focuses on the importance of repurposing.  Artists from around the world transform discarded hubcaps into fine art in a unique collaboration with Landfillart, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit.


The exhibition is toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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