Quiet Gift-Giving Doubts at Shemer Art Center’s Gift Shop

Deborah LewisDecember 9, 2016
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Shemer Art Center. Photo by Deborah Lewis.

New art shows emerge every few weeks; group and solo shows, instructor and student art (the latter emanating from the center’s own classes).

Catch the annual high school or college scholarship show, and begin to track a young artist’s career.

The remarkable grounds are home to the Shemer’s outdoor sculpture garden. Save even more time to stroll. Joan Waters Sculpture “Ultimate Reality Show.” Photo by Deborah Lewis.

The Shemer hosts Family Fun Night on the third Thursday of the month. For $15, you and your family will leave with your own paintings (made with the aid of a local artist instructor).

The Shemer also has created an annual pet-themed art work event, dubbed the “Furry Friends Fine Art Festival.” To critique the art with a “Spot-on” point of view, the Shemer proudly hosted (wait for it) 100 dogs and 1 cat.

Ceramic vessel by Sandy Blain. Photo by Deborah Lewis.New art classes start in January 2017, and follow six or seven-week sessions. One-day workshops happen on Saturdays and occasionally during the week. Art history lectures occur the second Thursday of the month.

Shemer Artistic Director Tess Mosko-Scherer says Arizona has a more vibrant art scene than most people realize.

She describes the Shemer as a little museum with a big impact: “A great place to come and learn about art by doing it or through observing.”

Mosko-Scherer says it’s special to have a piece of art work created right here in Arizona.

Check the center hours and schedule at shemerartcenter.org.

Shemer Art Center & Museum
5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
602-262-4727

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