In partnership with the Coconino Community College, the Comet Art Gallery will be open at Aspen Place from May to August 2019 and will showcase a collection of ceramics, paintings, drawings and more.
In celebration of Flagstaff’s long-standing and vibrant art history, Aspen Place at the Sawmill announced today the summer lineup of rotating exhibits at its on-site Comet Art Gallery now through August.
In partnership with the Coconino Community College (CCC), the Comet Art Gallery opened at Aspen Place in May 2019. As the first off-campus gallery for the community college, each monthly exhibit within the 4,500 square-foot space will coincide with the popular First Friday ArtWalk and feature interactive demonstrations hosted by recognized local artists including Jim Schroeder, Elaine Dillingham and Alan Petersen. Located across from Whisk and Whisky in the old Charming Charlie space, all artwork on display is available for purchase with all proceeds going to the artists.
“We’re always looking for new and creative ways to bring artwork into our developments and to give back to the local community, so we couldn’t have found a better partner for this activation at Aspen Place than the Coconino Community College,” said McKenzie Shaver, marketing specialist for RED Development. “By having new exhibits on display every month, we’re able to consistently give the locals something new and exciting to look forward to while showcasing the raw talent of some of the most up-and-coming artists within the community. It’s really a win-win for everyone.”
The summer lineup for the Comet Art Gallery includes:
Coconino Community College Student and Faculty Exhibition
As the first-ever installation at the Comet Art Gallery, the Coconino Community College Student and Faculty Exhibition gives locals and travelers a look into the cultural diversity of Northern Arizona as paintings, ceramics, sculptures and more are inspired by the surrounding verdant landscape and rich Native American history. Events and demonstrations that will be held on Friday, June 7 include:
“Lunar Dreams” Exhibition Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing
The “Lunar Dreams” exhibit is presented as part of Flagstaff’s year-long celebration of the city’s scientific role in the Apollo moon missions, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The exhibition will include paintings, photography, sculpture and mixed-media artwork that celebrate the moon from scientific, cultural and personal perspectives. The works of art showcased will be from local and national artists alike. Events and demonstrations that will be held on Friday, July 5 include:
ART35 North Studio and Gallery Tour
The ART35 North Studio and Gallery Tour is an annual self-guided tour of Flagstaff artists’ studios. There are typically between 20 and 30 artists participating with work in a broad range of media. The Comet Art Gallery will be the first gallery to participate in the tour.
The Comet Art Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. For more information, a tenant directory or to see the latest happenings at Aspen Place, visit http://www.aspenplace.com