8 December 2016 – 3 January 2017 | Thursday, December 8th, 2016 - from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
I am captivated by Color. It speaks to our emotions, conveys a feeling or a mood in an instant and pulls the viewer into a work on a subconscious level. I use color in unexpected ways. By exploring and pushing the boundaries, I can give an abstract feel to a realistic subject.
I am inspired by Life. To capture a personality, a moment and the true essence of whatever I am painting is what drives me. As I observe the world around me, I will see someone sitting in a beautiful pose and know I need to capture that gesture at that moment.
I am amazed by Nature. The complexities and intricacies of all botanicals invite me to try to interpret them through the medium of watercolor. The botanicals of the Southwest especially intrigue me, asking me to present them in new ways.
Color Collective is a reflection of my love of color, life and nature as represented in my figurative works and botanical paintings. - Andrea Merican -
Opening reception with the Artist
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
From 6:30pm -9:30pm
7 December 2016 – 7 December 2016 | Wednesday, December 7th - From 6:00pm to 8:00pm
This Holiday Season we are proud to be hosting “Giving HeARTfully” A Cocktail Reception and Art Raffle to benefit the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children.
Local watercolor artist Andrea Merican will be creating a one-of-a-kind painting to be raffled at the event.
To purchases your $25 raffle tickets, please contact the gallery. You do not have to be present to win.
All proceeds will benefit the organization.
The Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation whose mission is to provide social, emotional and financial support to children and families facing pediatric cancer. Chrisie Funari is the Founder of the organization and was inspired to create hope in the lives of others after having personally endured the challenges childhood cancer faces when her 18 month old daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma. The foundation provides families with travel assistance, financial planning, financial assistance, and helps fund pediatric cancer research. Through the support of donors and volunteers, the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children continues to make an impact in the lives of many individuals in the community.
Cocktail Reseption with the Artist
Wednesday, December 7th, 2017
From: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
10 November 2016 – 6 December 2016 | Thursday, November 10th, 2016 - from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
“For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to both color and texture - especially as they are found in the natural world. Red iron oxide, the color of rust - and what gives our blood its hue - is one of my favorite colors, and is found in all my pieces.
To me, some of the most interesting textures are found in the resultant marks of nature’s wearing away. Crevices, canyons and seashores all attest to the give and take of Mother Earth.
My paintings are created in much the same way; in the layering of the acrylic paint and gels, continual re-working, and sometimes violent mark making, they become metaphors for our own lives. Imperfection trumps perfection, chaos is organized and peace prevails.”
- Father Bill Moore-
Opening Reception with the Artist
Thursday, November 10th, 2016
6:30pm - 9:30pm
“EXPRESSING ME….FOR YOU” -
3 November 2016 – 3 November 2016 | Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 - from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
“Expressing Me….for You”
Reception and Art Sale
to benefit Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development in Metro Phoenix. Tumbleweed’s vision is that every young person is valued and has a safe place to live. Their mission is to support homeless and forgotten youth to grow and thrive.
Tesseract Elementary School children have created beautiful works of art that will be hung in our gallery, and each will be for sale for $20.00 Every $20.00 will purchase a pair of sneakers for a homeless teen via Tumbleweed.
Calvin Charles Gallery is honored to participate and support this very worthy cause.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
From 5:30pm -7:30pm
20 June 2016 – 7 July 2016 | Thursday, July 7th, 2016 - from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
It’s summertime’s annual cooldown in Downtown Scottsdale.
We will be featuring works by renowned Vietnamese artists Pham Luan, Dinh Thi Tham Poon and Hong Viet Dung. Authentic lanterns from South Korea’s Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival will also be displayed at the gallery and throughout the arts district. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served
INTO THE WILD
7 April 2016 – 10 May 2016 | Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Delve into the dense, lush wild of Dore’s inner intricate world. Explore nature in a completely unique way by immersing yourself into expressive qualities of color and his somewhat whimsical narrative. Each painting manages to convey a serene moment in time – a tranquil calm. His belief in an enchanted inner vision leads to the creation of highly imaginative paintings, inspiring introspection and thought on the part of the viewer.
Thursday, April 7th
from 6:30pm - 9:30pm