Flux Gallery has moved!

Flux Gallery has moved from its original space to another suite in Plaza Palomino. We are now located at the southwest corner of the plaza, in Suite 114, on Swan Road, down from Luna Bella (now the new Red Sky and Luna Bar). Our official address is 2920 North Swan Road, Suite 114. The new space used to be a coffee shop, so we have some renovations to make before we reopen for visitors, but please feel free in the meantime to contact me (or any of the member artists) individually for a private showing of work. Stay tuned to my site or to fluxartists.com for notice of our reopening.

Flux Gallery reception April 20

Please join us at Flux Gallery this Friday, April 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. to celebrate spring and to enjoy the art of Tucson artists Lee Roy Beach, Steven Derks, Peter Eisner, Sheryl Holland, Dragana Skrepnik, and Lynne Yamaguchi. This will be our last event in our current space, as we will be moving to a different suite in Plaza Palomino, Suite 100, immediately after. So come join with us in toasting the glorious setting that has been our home for the last two and a half years. Flux Gallery is located at Plaza Palomino, at the southeast corner of Swan and Old Fort Lowell Roads, in Suite 136, across from Dark Star Leather and next to Abstrax Salon. For more information about Flux, please visit http://fluxartists.com.

Open Studio Tour November 12 & 13

My next event will be the Open Studio Tour. Along with a multitude of other Tucson artists, I will be welcoming visitors to my studio on Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. I will be doing some turning each day, so please stop by and see how I do what I do. Click here to see where my studio is.

You can view a list of all the artists participating in the tour, with maps to each location, at the Tucson Pima Arts Council web site. My fellow Flux artists will also be participating, with Lee Roy Beach, Mary Vaneecke, and Sheryl Holland setting up shop at Flux Gallery, and C. J. Shane, Dragana Skrepnik, and Peter Eisner hosting visitors at their own studios.

Open Studio Tour 2011

Flux Gallery 2nd anniversary celebration

Flux Gallery will celebrate its second year of operation on Friday, October 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Please join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres, and brilliant new work by the Flux artists (including me, of course). Flux Gallery is located at Plaza Palomino, at the southeast corner of Swan and Fort Lowell Roads in Tucson.

Fall events and beyond

My next public event will be the Flux anniversary celebration on Friday, October 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Come celebrate our 2nd birthday with us and help kick off our third year with a bang.

Following that are my fall shows:

  • the St. Philip’s Outdoor Art Show, October 22 and 23 (my first time here);
  • the Tucson Artists’ Open Studio Tour, November 12 and 13;
  • and the Tucson Museum of Art Holiday Artisans’ Market, November 18 to 20.

I will post details for the shows and events as I get them. Please note that one of my usual fall shows, the Big Brothers Big Sisters Southwest Flair A-Fair, scheduled for October 28 to 30, has been canceled this year by the organizers.

And looking further forward, come next year, from February 2 to March 13, I will be showing my work at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, in a two-person show with fellow Flux artist C. J. Shane.

Small treasures at Flux Gallery

Flux Gallery presents small treasures by C J Shane, Lee Roy Beach, Lynne Yamaguchi, Mary Vaneecke, and Sheryl Holland, July 8 and 9.

Next Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, Flux Gallery will feature small treasures by artists C J Shane, Lee Roy Beach, Mary Vaneecke, Sheryl Holland, and me. I will have several wonderful new small vessels and some new bottle stoppers. Our show will coincide with the summer Zuni fetish show at Grey Dog Trading Company, our neighbor at Plaza Palomino. Special for the show, we will offer a 10% discount on small works at Flux with a same-day receipt from Grey Dog; Grey Dog will reciprocate by offering 10% off of its Zuni fetishes with a same-day receipt from Flux. Flux will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Grey Dog, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come out and celebrate small with us!

Plaza Palomino is located in Tucson at 2960 N Swan Road (at Fort Lowell Road). Flux Gallery is in Suite 136; Grey Dog, in Suite 138.

Flux Gallery presents “Spotlight on the Artists”

Next month, Flux Gallery will be rehung to create a “Spotlight on the Artists,” with a reception Friday, April 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. Come by between April 8 and 30, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., to see new and selected work by Carol Ann, Lee Roy Beach, Peter Eisner, Katherine Minott, Shirley Wagner, and me. This will be one of only two events I will be participating in this spring, so I hope to see you there!

Flux Gallery presents "Spotlight on the Artists," April 8 to 30, with a reception Friday, April 8, 5 to 8 p.m.

Flux hosts two benefits

Flux Gallery is hosting two benefits in January 2011. The first, on Friday, January 21, will benefit the Primavera Foundation. The second, on Saturday, January 22, will benefit the Ben’s Bells Project. Featured at both will be the art of Peter Eisner, Carol Ann, Katherine Minott, Lee Roy Beach, Maurice Sevigny, and Shirley Wagner, as well as, of course, my work, with 30 percent of sales of the artwork going to the organizations.

The mission of the Primavera Foundation is to provide pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development, and neighborhood revitalization. It addresses the systemic causes of homelessness by providing a continuum of services designed to move people out of poverty and into a self-sustaining life. These services include: street-level outreach, drop-in services, emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent affordable housing, workforce development, financial education, homeownership opportunities, and neighborhood revitalization.

Join us at Flux on Friday, January 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. to support this important and necessary organization. Add beauty to your home and help someone else find a home at the same time.

Flux Gallery presents an evening of art to benefit the Primavera Foundation, Friday, January 21, 2011.

The Ben’s Bells Project, begun by Ben’s family to commemorate Ben’s sudden death at age two, has as its mission is “to inspire, educate and motivate each other to realize the impact of intentional kindness and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby changing our world.”

Ben’s Bells are beautiful ceramic wind chimes, crafted and assembled by hand by people all over Tucson and beyond. By the time a Ben’s Bell is assembled, at least ten people have worked on it, making it a true community effort. Ben’s Bells are not for sale. Twice a year, hundreds of Ben’s Bells are hung randomly in public places around Tucson and beyond, with a written message to simply take one home and pass on the kindness. The only way to get a Ben’s Bell is to find one or to be “Belled.” To date, more than 17,510 Ben’s Bells have been released.

The point? To remind people how much power they have each day to make the world a better place simply by being kind.

Help support this organization by joining us at Flux on Saturday, January 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., for “Connecting through Kindness: An Evening of Art.” Learn more about Ben’s Bells and how to get involved at their web site, bensbells.org.

Flux Gallery presents "Connecting through Kindness," an evening of art to benefit the Ben's Bells Project, Saturday, January 22, 2011.

Flux Gallery is located at Plaza Palomino in Tucson, at the southeast corner of Swan and Fort Lowell Roads, in Suite 136, across from Dark Star Leather and next to Abstrax Salon and Day Spa. Its normal business hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Winter small-works show at Flux

Small-works show at Flux Gallery, December 10 and 11

Flux Gallery will feature small works for sale on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in conjunction with Grey Dog Trading Company’s annual winter Zuni fetish show. (Grey Dog is just a few doors away from Flux at Plaza Palomino.) Customers who present a same-day receipt from Grey Dog will receive a 10% discount on the small works at Flux, or Flux customers can present a same-day receipt from Flux at Grey Dog to receive a 10% discount on their fetishes.

In addition to the small works by member artists Carol Ann, Lee Roy Beach, Peter Eisner, Maurice Sevigny, Shirley Wagner, and me, we will also have work by incoming Flux member Katherine Minott, a photographer with a love of color and texture. Katherine won’t officially be joining Flux until January, but this show will give visitors a preview of what is to come.

Join us next weekend at Plaza Palomino, and give your loved ones the gift of beauty this season. For further information, please contact Flux (520-299-5983) or Grey Dog (520-881-6888) directly.