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‘Illuminated’ pieces provide only lights in Surprise's Arts HQ

Sculptures shine alone in gallery Aug. 26-Sept. 9

Posted 8/13/22

West Valley Arts Council’s “Illuminated” art exhibition goes dark Aug. 26 to Sept. 9 at WVAC’s Arts HQ Gallery, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza.

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THINGS TO DO

‘Illuminated’ pieces provide only lights in Surprise's Arts HQ

Sculptures shine alone in gallery Aug. 26-Sept. 9

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West Valley Arts Council’s “Illuminated” art exhibition goes dark Aug. 26 to Sept. 9 at WVAC’s Arts HQ Gallery, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza.

Rather than shining light on lighted masterpieces in the show “Illuminate,” the WVAC is pulling the plug, allowing the guest experience to be illuminated only by the artwork itself.

This second phase begins Aug. 26 at a second reception.

The exhibition debuted Aug. 12 and will initially be lit by gallery lighting, giving viewers an opportunity to appreciate the artists’ skill and attention to detail.

Beginning with the Aug. 26 reception, the gallery will “go dark,” allowing art enthusiasts to see only these lighted large-format sculptures. For the remainder of the exhibition, through Sept. 9, the gallery will remain dark.

“Illuminate” features works from three local contemporary sculptors — Kevin Caron, Ceri Jones and Larry Ortega — who create art using metal, wood, minerals, resin and light. Patrons can view innovative practices in art such as 3D printed works, hanging gardens and bioluminescent minerals cast in resin.

“The ‘Illuminate’ exhibition will shed light both literally and metaphorically on new and unexpected ways to look at art,” said Michael Denson, who conceived the show.

Denson is now interim executive director of the West Valley Arts Council, which serves to connect communities to art and culture opportunities that encourage beauty, unity and positive human connection.

For information about the exhibition, call 623-584-2626, visit westvalleyarts.org.

West Valley Arts Council, Illuminate, Kevin Caron, Ceri Jones, Larry Ortega