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Watercolors, mixed-media art to share walls at ASU Gammage

January 17, 2012

Watercolors by Phoenix artist Kimberly Harris and mixed-media works by members of the Arizona Artists Guild will be on display at ASU Gammage, Feb. 9-March 13.

Harris, also an architect, paints whimsical, playful colorful and graphic works. “I love to use pattern to animate the work and create a sense of whimsy. I enjoy pattern and repetition of shapes; they are interesting to me,” she said.

“I enjoy exploring a variety of materials to create my work. My initial focus has been watercolor on paper, but I have expanded to clay, wood and steel.”

Harris belongs to the Arizona Artists Guild, Arizona Watercolor Association, Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona, Arizona Clay Association and 22 x 30 invitational critic group. She has created artwork for several local jazz festivals and murals for local malls. In her architecture career, she specializes in restaurants, nightclubs and themed retail.

The Arizona Artists guild’s portion of the exhibit will include acrylic, colored pencil, multimedia, pastel, oil and watercolor.

The Arizona Artists Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities in the visual arts including exhibitions and educational and outreach programs.

The Guild encourages its members to participate in state and national exhibitions and provides opportunities for members to show and sell their artwork.

Its educational program includes scholarships, classes through the Guild School of Art, after-school art enrichment experiences, classes for those with disabilities, and critique sessions to help artists improve their skills.

The Guild also supplies judges for local, state and national art exhibits, provides art leadership in the state and maintains a cadre of instructors for schools and the community.

Exhibit hours at ASU Gammage are 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays or by appointment, by calling (480) 965-6912.

Due to rehearsals or event set-up, performances, special events and holidays, it is advisable to call (480) 965-6912 or (480) 965-0458 to ensure viewing hours since they are subject to cancellation without notice.

Parking is available at meters around the perimeter of Gammage. Entrance is through the East Lobby Doors at the Box Office. For more information contact Brad Myers, (480) 965-6912 or