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.
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.
Arts & 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.)
Sat., July 11, Noon-2pm
TCA curator Michelle Dock will talk about bird mythology and inspire participants to create recycled bird houses from cardboard milk cartons.
Sat., July 18, Noon-2pm
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.
Sat., 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.
Sat., 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 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.
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.
Fri., 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.
Tempe Community Galleries
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.