The City of Chandler’s two galleries – Vision Gallery and the gallery at Chandler Center for the Arts – are hosting two unique exhibitions, opening in March. One is all about water and the other is all about glass.

At Vision Gallery, Waterworks: Fragments 2017, opens March 24. The exhibit features works created with water-based media by the Waterworks Artists, a group of highly creative and accomplished female artists with varying backgrounds, techniques and subjects, founded in 1995 by lifelong Arizonan Carol Allen Bentley. 

“This unique collective of artists has created an exhibition of new works that transcend traditional watercolor methodology and composition,” says Peter Bugg, Visual Arts Coordinator at Vision Gallery and Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery. 

Seven artists with differing techniques, backgrounds, experiences and subjects make up the Waterworks collective. The public can join Vision Gallery for an opening reception with the artists on Saturday, March 25, 2 – 4 p.m. Admission to the gallery and reception is free. The exhibit will be on display through May 20. 

The Vision Gallery is located at 10 E. Chicago Street, in Downtown Chandler, next to City Hall. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit visiongallery.org for more on the Gallery and this exhibit.

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery presents What if? The Glass Art of Kathleen Elliot, March 17 – April 15. Elliot creates award-winning, flame-worked glass sculptures inspired by plants and botanicals – vines, flowers, fruits and leaves. The California artist’s work has been shown in museums, art centers and galleries throughout the country. 
“This exhibit presented glasswork in a very different way,” says Bugg. Combined with wood sculpted pieces and artworks made from recycled materials, visitors to the Gallery will be delighted by the colors and shapes.” 

This unique exhibition was organized through Katherine T. Carter & Associates. Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery is located at 250 N. Arizona Ave, Chandler, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 12 – 5 p.m. And, as always, exhibits are free for the public to see. Visit chandlercenter.org for more on the Gallery and this exhibit.