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Feb. 13-June 6

The vast wealth of images and story lines that books offer has been a major source of inspiration for the film genre. Some adaptations are as well-loved as the original books, while others have left audiences wanting. Dr. Lawrence and Holley Thompson have collected hundreds of pieces of art, memorabilia and toys from TV shows and films such as Zorro, M*A*S*H and James Bond and creators such as Dr. Seuss, Chuck Jones and Walt Disney. This exhibition is a reflection of their dedication to preserving and sharing the rich history of some of America’s favorite children’s books, comic books and fictional literature that have been adapted to film and television over the past 75 years.

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Special thanks to: Dr. Lawrence and Holley Thompson, Tempe Center for the Arts Foundation, Tempe Public Library, Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa; Arizona Historical Society/Southern Division in Tucson, Old Tucson, The Library of Congress in Washington, DC and artist
Chris Gall and Dreamworks Animation.

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web icon for film screenings (Custom)Friday Film Screenings
Join local pop culture fans and film scholars at this series of film screenings highlighting some of the books and films from the TCA’s Page to Screen exhibition.

This event is free and takes place on selected Fridays from 5-7 p.m. inside the Gallery.


M*A*S*H, 1970
May 22
Introduction provided by TCA docent and Air Force Veteran, Steve Pearson. Screening is in honor of Memorial Day weekend and the service of our Arizona veterans.  Adult audiences, rated R.  
Film rights provided by Criterion Pictures.

Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty
May 29
Introduction provided by TCA’s curator Michelle Nichols Dock. All ages, rated G.  
Film rights provided by SWANK Motion Pictures.

The Mark of Zorro, 1940
June 5
Introduction provided by ASU’s Kelly Nelson, Ph.D.; Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies at the School of Letters and Sciences and TCA docent. All ages, unrated.  
Film rights provided by Criterion Pictures.


BirdsofaFeatherPostcard_Page_1Birds of a Feather
June 19-Sept. 19

This summer exhibition celebrates the birds that make Arizona home or a migration stop to some exotic location. Featured artists come from around Arizona and the United States and work with a variety of media ranging from nature photography to abstract sculpture. Visitors will also enjoy displays and interactive programs from exhibition collaborators including ASU’s Art Museum and School of Life Sciences. Local Artists include: Jake Early, Vern E. Fetz, Edward Kennefick, Phil Lichtenhan, Farraday Newsome, Anne Peyton, Barbara Rudolph, Beth Shook and Nathaniel Smalley. With artists: Walter E. Bohl, Talmond Brown, Jack DeLap, Kojo Griffin, Ikki Matsumoto, Paul Pletka and Wanxin Zhang.

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A special thanks to: ASU Art Museum, ASU School of Life Sciences, ASU Natural History Collections, ASU Ask a Biologist, Liberty Wildlife, Maricopa Audubon Society, Tempe Union High School District, New School for the Arts and Academics, Rover Elementary School and St. Thomas School in WA.


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June 19, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery exhibition opening reception.  Free, no RSVP needed.

Art and Science Family WorkshopArts & Sciences Family Workshops
In conjunction with the “Birds of a Feather” exhibition, these Saturday workshops include short science lessons about birds and hands-on art projects for kids. At the workshops, children 12 and under can also pick up a free TCA field guide journal to use for drawings in the Gallery or notes about the birds they see in their own backyard. FREE admission, no RSVP needed.

Special Offer: At every Saturday workshop, the Gallery will offer a different participation sticker for children to add to their field guide journal. Children earning at least 2 stickers are eligible for a free set of binoculars to continue their bird observations into the future. (Field guides and binoculars available as supplies last.)

June 20Sat., June 20, Noon-2pm:
Liberty Wildlife
Meet exhibiting artist Anne Peyton who is also a bird handler and educator with Liberty Wildlife. Anne will be bringing live regional birds for participants to learn about and draw from life. 



Shook tile drawing project image for web THUMBNAILSat., June 27, Noon-2pm
Learning to Fly
Exhibiting artist Beth Shook will talk about her own drawings and ceramic works. Participants will use their imaginations to draw birds, people and/or winged creatures on ceramic tiles with pencil and ink.



Birdhouse project image THUMBNAILSat., July 11, Noon-2pm
Bird Houses
TCA curator Michelle Dock will talk about bird mythology and inspire participants to create recycled bird houses from cardboard milk cartons.





June 20Sat., July 18, Noon-2pm
Liberty Wildlife
Meet exhibiting artist Anne Peyton who is also a bird handler and educator with Liberty Wildlife. Anne will be bringing live regional birds for participants to learn about and draw from life. 

 

Foam Noodle Friends Polaroid image THUMBNAILSat., July 25, Noon-2pm
Foam Noodle Friends
TCA staffer Veronica Rascona will lead a fanciful workshop that celebrates the bright colors of birds across the world. Participants will create fun and unique bird friends from pool noodles, pipe cleaners and foam shapes.



Collage workshop image THUMBNAILSat., Aug. 1, Noon-2pm
Birds of a Feather, Stick Together Collage
Join TCA docent Kim Gillespie to create bird-themed surrealistic collages from recycled magazines and paper. Special thanks to the Maricopa Audubon Society members for nature magazine donations.




Lifelong LearningLifelong Learning Speaker Series 
Advanced birders and novice bird enthusiasts alike will enjoy informal discussions about Arizona birds given by local experts.

These events take place from 6-7 p.m. inside the Gallery on select Fridays in conjunction with the “Birds of a Feather” exhibition. Participants are encouraged to come early and enjoy some live music and appetizers in the TCA Lounge starting at 5 p.m. at Finally Friday. FREE admission.


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Fri., June 26, 6-7pm:
The beauty and diversity of birdlife in Maricopa County with Mark W. Larson, President of the Maricopa Audubon Society.
Larson will talk about the tremendous biological diversity in the state of Arizona and the broad range of habitats available here from the lower Sonoran Desert-scrub to the pine-oak woodlands and mixed conifer forests. Larson will share his experience, knowledge and enthusiasm about Maricopa County as “exceptionally diverse, compared to the rest of the United States.”

Deviche_SICB 2 cropped THUMBNAILFri., July 17, 6-7pm: 
Physiological and behavioral adaptations of birds to the Sonoran Desert with Pierre Deviche, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Physiology, Barrett Honors Faculty, and Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability, School of Life Sciences,  Arizona State University. Learn about and discuss some of the fascinating adaptations of Arizona birds to living in the harsh conditions of the Sonoran Desert. Examples will come primarily from studies done at the ASU laboratory over the past 15 years.


Anne and Phoenix[2] THUMBNAILFri., Aug. 14, 6-7pm:
Liberty Wildlife with exhibiting artist Anne Peyton. Join Peyton and her husband Craig Fischer who both volunteer at Liberty Wildlife (a Scottsdale-based rehabilitation and education organization that treats injured animals) as they introduce some live birds that have been rescued by the organization. This is a great opportunity for bird enthusiasts and artists that would like to study or draw animals from life.

 

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The Gallery at TCA offers visitors a warm and friendly environment for thoughtful and engaging experiences and features a variety of curated, traveling and juried exhibitions. 

The Gallery at TCA is a 3,500 square-foot visual arts space that engages visitors with both two- and three-dimensional artwork by local and internationally-recognized artists. Themes span the gamut of popular and cultural interest. 

A journey through the gallery leads visitors to an enclosed sculpture garden where larger works are highlighted. 

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Tempe utilizes several unique public spaces to showcase numerous exhibitions featuring professional and student artists. Visit the Community Galleries for more information on exhibitions at the Youth Library, Connections Café and the United States Post Office Windows. 



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