Teachers go free to Rock Art Center


August 3, 2011

August is Teacher Appreciation Month at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center.

All kindergarten through 12th grade teachers will receive free admission during the month of August. Just bring a your school ID and enjoy the Center’s ¼-mile petroglyph trail, nature reserve and exhibit galleries. Deer Valley Rock Art Center Download Full Image

“You can also discover a great field trip destination, where students can experience archaeology, rock art, Native cultures and desert plants and animals, all while helping you meet Arizona Academic Standards,” said Kim Arth, director. “Thank you for educating Arizona’s children.”

Deer Valley Rock Art Center is located at 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix. It is managed by one of the top archaeology programs in the country – the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. More information is available at http://dvrac.asu.edu or (623) 582-8007.

The Northlight Gallery presents Science, Poetry, and the Photographic Image


August 3, 2011

The ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts presents the photographic exhibition, Science, Poetry, and the Photographic Image.

What
Science, Poetry, and the Photographic Image features the work of members of the Women’s Caucus of the Society for Photographic Education. Images in the exhibition originate in the formidable triumvirate of the theme: science – the logical mind, poetry – the imagination, and photography – the dominant global language and basis of contemporary communication. The individual works present a wide array of subject matter and issues from self-portraiture, the body, family, and social issues, to landscape, religion, and abstraction. Artists find a voice in styles ranging from documentary to digital composites. Download Full Image

Two of photography’s visionaries, Mary Ann Lynch and Dr. Deborah Willis, co-juried the exhibition from over 200 entries. Mary Ann Lynch has been a prolific photographer, author, and filmmaker since the 1970s. The founder of Combinations, a Journal of Photography and Not for Profit Network: Photographers & Social Change, Lynch has spoken at the NYS Writer's Institute, SPE conferences, campuses, art centers and elsewhere. Named among the 100 Most Important People in Photography by American Photography Magazine, Dr. Deborah Willis is chair and professor of photography and imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, where she also has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies.

Science, Poetry and the Photographic Image was part of the 2011 Conference of the Society for Photographic Education in Atlanta and was first shown at the Trois Gallery at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta campus.

Where
The Northlight Gallery is located in room 101 in Matthews Hall on the southeast corner of Tyler and Forest Malls on the ASU Tempe campus. 

When
Exhibition: Sept. 13 - Oct. 8, 2011
Reception: Sept. 13, 6-8:30 p.m.

Cost
All activities are free and open to the public.

Public Contact
Liz Allen
ASU School of Art
Northlight Gallery director
480.965.6517
lizallen@asu.edu 

The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit art.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Liz Allen
ASU School of Art
Northlight Gallery director
480.965.6517
lizallen@asu.edu