The Tucson J Fine Art Gallery showcases work by local, national, and international artists. The exhibits rotate every six weeks. The Fine Art Gallery is free and open to the public.
Wings of the Desert by Ric Nielsen
July 14-August 23
Wings of the Desert will focus on entomology and the patterns inherent in insects. The exhibit will explore nature through photography: the colors, the lines, and most of all, the beauty. Ric Nielsen, has lived in Tucson for more than 47 years, is a graduate of the University of Arizona, worked for the City of Tucson as the Art Director for 31 years, and is the Senior Graphic Designer at the University of Arizona Recreation Department. His love of nature started early in life through hikes and camping trips with his family. His father was an art teacher, and Ric believes that is where he gets his passion for art.
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 16 2-4pm
Artist Talk: Friday, July 21 2pm
Tucson J Student Art Show
August 24-September 28
Artists’ Reception Friday, August 25, 3 – 5 pm
Works by the Tucson J’s Early Childhood Education and Special Needs Services participants will be on display. Please stop by the Tucson J’s Fine Art Gallery to see the artistic talents of The J’s ECE students and SNS participants.
Preview Show – Art Trails & Heart of Tucson Art Fall Studio Tours
September 29-October 18
Artists’ Reception, Wednesday, October 18, 6 – 8 pm
Kicking off the studio tours, a preview show September 29 to October 18 will highlight the work of the artists in the two fall studio tours. This is a great opportunity to see examples of many artists’ work in one location.
Sculpture by Pat Frederick
ARIZONA PORTRAITS by Moira Marti Geoffrion
October 19-November 29
Artist’s Reception, Sunday, October 29, 2 – 4 pm
ARIZONA PORTRAITS focuses on the unique characteristics and “personalities” of people, regional birds and animals, which are combined in quilt-like grid groupings. Moira Marti Geoffrion has been exhibited in more than 200 museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Russia. Geoffrion has received many grants, including Fulbright, Mellon, IAC, ACA, and TPAC grants, and was awarded artist residencies in Switzerland, Bulgaria and Australia. Geoffrion received her B.F.A in painting from Boston University and her M.F.A. in sculpture from Southern Illinois University. Geoffrion served as the head of the Art Department at the University of Arizona, where she also taught sculpture. Geoffrion has taught sculpture, drawing and mixed media for over 30 years, having built and run two university foundries at the University of Notre Dame and at the University of Arizona.
November 30- January 10
Artists’ Reception, Sunday, December 3, 2 – 4 pm
Spiritual Voices-This invitational exhibit provides a venue for artists who see their work as an expression of their spiritual journey. It is the first exhibit of Sacred Voices representing artists from Southwestern Arizona.
JCC Fine Art Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Saturdays and Jewish holidays.
All are welcome.