Library Art Gallery at the Main Library
Artwork by Mary Bruns
July 14 thru September 3, 2015
I am an artist using split imagery as a means of expression. The activity of one side of the painting or drawing is filled with the thoughts, activities and memories which best describe the separate and solo image whose full frontal image is juxtaposed next to it or adjoining descriptive object. I call my painting “collective realism” as it is a chief means of visual energy to satisfy and explain a situation, a life, an encounter or human dilemma, the same way a theater visit gives explanations and insights.
I have exhibited in several cities in the United States for over forty years and am included in the permanent collection of art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, Georgia. I now live in Cave Creek, Arizona . I have articles of recognition from the City of Los Angeles for outstanding citizenship and activities enhancing the community, better known as the “Cross Pollination Project”. I have Merit in Exhibition recognition given to me by the Long Beach Arts, which is an exhibition facility in Long Beach, California.
Peoria Unified School District meets Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Presents "Peace Makers" September 15 through November 6, 2015
Peace Makers showcases artwork created by students from a partnership between The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Zuni Hills Elementary School. Through a workshop series led by Artist Ann Morton the Peoria Unified School District and Art teacher Deb Adams, third through eighth grade students created fanciful self-portraits and a collaborative peace rug to show us how they can help create a more peaceful world.
This collaborative art project started with a question: How will you make this world a more peaceful place? Adams engaged her classes in discussion that led students to literally picture themselves as part of the solution to issues of concern. She asked her students to think of what they cared deeply about: What or who needed protection? Which things need to be mentioned? The students’ goal was to create imagery that could teach the viewer to be mindful of the world we all share.
Working closely with Adams, Morton led inspirational workshops in which students created the self-portraits and weavings. The images presented here are part of the body of student work that collectively came together at the art exhibition presented by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Library Art Gallery at the Main Library is located inside the Main Library lobby.
8463 W. Monroe St.
Peoria, AZ 85345
Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm, Friday & Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Admission is Free.