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New Tempe Galleries exhibition opening at Tempe Public Library in August

Post Date:08/20/2019 3:54 PM

How do we make sense of the busy world around us? For two local artists, it means making art that requires people to stop, look and think. 

Take a moment to pause during the hustle and bustle of everyday life and see it through the eyes of two local artists. The Gallery at TCA will unveils its new exhibition, Take a Moment, this August. Housed in Connections Cafe at Tempe Public Library, this unique artwork will draw patrons in, encouraging them to take a minute to enjoy the beauty around them. 

Take a Moment runs from Aug. 30 to Dec. 4. Connections Café is located inside on the main floor of Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road. Click here for library hours.  

Tempe Galleries is an extension program of the Gallery at TCA. Exhibitions aim to place visual art in high-traffic public spaces such as the library and Mill Avenue post office. 

Get to know the artists

Paige Reesor, Tempe

Paige Reesor’s tiny paintings of local buildings and popular landscapes make familiar sites seem newly discovered again. She creates these images with hopes that people will revisit these popular locations in their minds. 

Originally from Michigan, Reesor earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art education with an emphasis on painting from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo before moving to the Valley.  Today she is the visual arts teacher at Gililland Middle School in Tempe.   

Reesor enjoys scouting locations, creating the delicate little paintings onsite (plein-air) and then photographing herself holding them in front of those same sites. Because she lives and works in Tempe, many of the scenes are local landmarks. 

Gina DeGideo, Phoenix

DeGideo’s work is about pausing to observe and appreciate the things she sees and experiences. She purposely takes time during her day to take photographs. The process helps her to slow down, and really think. 

DeGideo earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from Arizona State University and works as an arts advocate and professional artist in the local community. She is the co-founder of Art for Life, a non-profit organization that promotes youth engagement in the arts and is an instructor at Art Intersection, a gallery and studio space in Gilbert.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Melissa Quillard, 480-350-9988,


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