Exhibition is opportunity for employee and public connections through the arts.
Roche Tissue Diagnostics (RTD)is an innovator of tissue-based diagnostic solutions for patience worldwide. They 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.
On Thursday, July 19, 2018 RTD and SAACA will host the third quarter opening of the largest employer-sponsored art exhibition in Southern Arizona. You’ll have an opportunity to view the work of those who work at RTD along with art from their immediate family members, youth and adult.
This year is a record year, with 114 pieces of art. The work encompasses multiple categories, including photography, drawing, painting, fiber, metal & glass, sculpture and much more. Among this year’s highlights are a special two and three-dimensional category for “PathArt.” PathArt can be any art or image related to anatomic pathology, hand-made or photographed through the microscope.
For some, the annual RTD Campus Exhibition is an opportunity to connect through art with coworkers and the public. For others, the show is a temporary distraction from the rigors of their career at a company whose mission is to improve the lives of all patients afflicted with cancer. No matter the perspective, the exhibition serves as an annual highlight to many of the creative members of the RTD community.
"When I was interviewed on the Oro Valley campus in 2013, what I remember most is walking through the hallways, which were covered in art. I remember thinking to myself, ‘A company that values both art and science is a place I want to work!’ Now I have the opportunity to work with SAACA throughout the year to plan each of our quarterly art exhibitions. My favorite, of course, is the RTD Campus Exhibition, which allows colleagues and their families to engage with each other, and the public, in unexpected ways, said Darlene Buhrow, Senior Communications Manager, RTD.
The reception will be held on July 19, 2018 at Roche Tissue Diagnostics, 1910 E. Innovation Park Dr., from 5 to 7 p.m. First, second and third place winners will be awarded by an external jury. Reception attendees will also have the opportunity to vote for People's Choice Awards.
The Ventana Gallery is open to the public, by appointment, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call SAACA at (520) 797-3959 ext. 1. Forty-eight (48) hours advance notice is required.
Campus Exhibition Opening Reception
Exhibition Dates July 19 – October 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Roche Tissue Diagnostics1910 E. Innovation Park Dr.
Phone: (520) 797-3959
NOTE TO MEDIA: Photos available
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.