Roche Tissue Diagnostics Community Gallery - Healing, Inspiration and Art Exhibition
Roche Tissue Diagnostics (RTD) is an innovator of tissue-based diagnostic solutions for patients worldwide. They are also committed to the arts, and through their relationship with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA), have made art a part of the daily work experience through quarterly gallery exhibitions at their Ventana gallery.
In the first quarter of 2019, the Ventana Gallery will host - Healing, Inspiration, and Art: An exhibition highlighting how grief can inspire creative expression. The exhibit showcases work from over 35 different artists encompassing multiple mediums, including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and more.
This diverse assortment of work finds common inspiration in exploring the relationship between creative arts practice and the emotions of trauma, loss and grief. The exhibit offers a meditation on what it means for artists to delve into the shadows of what hurts, disturbs and stultifies and offer something back that reveals, transforms and restores.
Healing, Inspiration, and Art shares an impressive body of work alongside deeply felt and personal stories. Diane Haug, who will be exhibiting a selection of her paintings spoke to their creation saying, “My grown son was killed by a car last year. Since that time most of my paintings have exhibited climbing out or stairs leading somewhere. They aren't typically depressing but I felt my son in each one. I am happy to say that I am now painting sunny paintings again, but these five paintings are all part of my emotional climb.”
Another artist Karen Samson will be exhibiting work created surrounding her cancer diagnosis and treatment. Her pieces show an arc of emotions with some pieces such as Acceptance, with its impulsive wildness, reflecting a darker reaction to the imposing medical regiment, to another piece like The Jewel which strikes a brighter note, expressing hopefulness.
Healing, Inspiration, and Art will be on display from January 11th – April 9th, 2019 at Roche Tissue Diagnostics, 1910 E. Innovation Park Dr. A public opening reception for the exhibit will be held on January 17th from 5 PM -7 PM.
The Ventana Gallery is open to the public, by appointment, Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM and on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10 AM to 2 PM. To schedule an appointment, call SAACA at (520) 333-4087. All appointments must be made 48 hours in advance.
Campus Exhibition Opening Reception
Exhibition Dates: January 11th - April 9th, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 17th, 2019 5 PM -7 PM
Where: Roche Tissue Diagnostics 1910 E. Innovation Park Dr.
Phone: (520) 333- 4087
NOTE TO MEDIA: Photos available
About Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to ensure that, through engagement in arts and culture, our communities produce strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists artists, businesses, governments, and individuals to expand artistic and cultural opportunities in their respective communities. To enhance access to the arts and to promote cultural awareness in the communities it serves, SAACA presents large-scale festivals, events and other programs. The Alliance also promotes educational opportunities in the arts and culture for all ages. Visit https://www.saaca.org for more information.