Scottsdale Artists-in-Residence present INTERACTIONS THROUGH ART
Scottsdale Public Art presents an exhibition of 2D and 3D artworks by three local artists from the Scottsdale Creates Residency program at the Scottsdale Livery: David Emmit Adams, Ron Carlos and Christopher Jagmin. The exhibition titled Interactions through Art: Scottsdale Artists-in-Residence, will be on view at the Gallery @ The Library, Scottsdale Civic Center from Jan. 25 through March 30, 2018.
In 2011, Scottsdale Public Art initiated the Scottsdale Creates Residency program in the city-owned Noriega Livery Stable space on Brown Avenue and Second Street in downtown Scottsdale. The Livery space provides local artists the opportunity to develop their art practice outside of their normal routines and location. In addition to focusing on their studio art practices, artists-in-residence engage the public in the creative process through open studio hours, artist talks and artmaking workshops.
The three exhibition artists were selected from the 2016 and 2017 residency program roster. Adams and Carlos are exhibiting artworks from their respective practices that were further developed and explored during their residencies. Jagmin has used the information and materials gathered during his residency to create social practice-based artworks for this exhibition.
Adams creates photographs with the wet plate collodion tintype process, first used in 1850. In his current work he explores the social, political and environmental landscape by creating ultra-large-scale photographs on 55-gallon oil drum lids.
Carlos practices the traditional "paddle and anvil" pottery-making technique with hand-processed clay and paint gathered from natural sources within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) east of Scottsdale. Carlos is also a teacher and mentor to his community, and passes along the traditional craft of pottery-making in the way of his ancestors.
Jagmin is a multi-media artist working in the field of social practice. He uses a variety of vintage printing technologies, such as label makers and typewriters, to document personal feelings, interactions and histories through words and narratives. During his residency he held several workshops and events to collect materials from both strangers and friends.
For more information about exhibitions at the Gallery @ The Library, Scottsdale Civic Center, visit our website, ScottsdalePublicArt.org.
Gallery @ The Library
Through the partnership between Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Civic Center Library, the Gallery @ The Library brings engaging artistic, visual, and educational experiences to the public - building community through free, accessible, quality exhibitions. The gallery is also used as a gathering space for informative and participatory events such as artist talks, lectures, and workshops.
Gallery @ The Library, Scottsdale Civic Center
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
Scottsdale Public Art
The mission of Scottsdale Public Art is to make Scottsdale one of the most desirable communities in the country in which to live, work and visit by incorporating art and design projects throughout. In 1985, the City of Scottsdale established Scottsdale Public Art with the goal to enhance the quality of life for its residents and visitors. Since then more than 100 permanent and temporary public artworks have been commissioned throughout the community. Scottsdale's program and projects have won local, regional and national awards.
Through its dynamic partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts (formerly known as Scottsdale Cultural Council) creates diverse, inspired arts experiences and educational and outreach opportunities for the community, while fostering active engagement of individuals, businesses, education and government with the arts. Since its founding in 1987, Scottsdale Arts has grown into a regionally and nationally significant, multi-disciplinary arts organization offering an exceptional variety of programs through three operating divisions - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art - serving more than 375,000 participants annually.