The Tucson Saguaro Photography Invitational will be having its Opening Reception this Friday at the Temple Gallery on Scott Avenue. The photography exhibition will be available for viewing through April 24th. A few images can be viewed below.
In keeping with the theme of the Arizona Theatre Company production, The Second City Does Arizona, or Close But No Saguaro, this collection features pictures by 32 photographers from Arizona and beyond that cast a fresh eye on our prickly friend, using technologies that range from cell phone capture, and pinhole cameras to ambrotyping and Polaroid cameras
Etherton Gallery, which manages the Temple Gallery, invited artists to take a fresh look at the much beloved Saguaro using a photographic process. Terry Etherton and the staff of Etherton Gallery juried submissions. The resulting show features work by artists primarily from southern Arizona, although it includes artists from as far west as Silicon Valley and Portland, Oregon. With inventive images ranging from James Eschinger’s boldly colored Carnegiea gigantea 1 2 3 (2009) to Dorothy Nevitt’s Polaroid print diptych Power Plant (2005-2010), the Tucson Saguaro Photography Invitational demonstrates that the inspirational power of the Saguaro remains strong.
The Tucson Saguaro Photography Invitational opening artist reception this Friday April 9, from 5:30-7:30pm. The Temple Gallery is located in SoCo, the newly designated South of Congress district, at the Temple of Music and Art. Address: 330 S. Scott Ave. in downtown Tucson. Gallery hours are Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm and prior to Arizona Theatre Company performances. For more information, please contact the Etherton Gallery, which manages the Temple Gallery, at (520) 624-7370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.