With inspirations drawn from light, nature and emotion, three Arizona contemporary and abstract artists will showcase their original artwork at MRA Associates, a Phoenix-based wealth management firm.
Arizona artists, Diane Fairfield, (St. David); Marilyn Watkins (Sun City West); and Makoto Takigawa, Tucson will showcase a juried selection of original artwork at the newly constructed community gallery space in central Phoenix.
The public is invited to get a first look at these surreal pieces during the opening reception, Thursday, Oct. 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The reception will feature complimentary appetizers and wine, as well as a featured acoustic Latin guitar performance. Kate will confirm.
The intersection of Business and Arts
The Gallery at MRA Associates exemplifies the philanthropic efforts in the community to support local artists, while fostering creativity, innovation and inspiration in the workplace.
During the renovation of the new MRA Associates office space, at the northeast corner of N. 32nd Street and Camelback Road, the financial investment advisory team decided to use their space in a more meaningful way. A partnership between the newly expanded Arizona Business Committee for the Arts and MRA Associates has resulted in a creative collaboration which will support an impactful business and arts partnership.
The committee's main function is to create new arts partnerships which help businesses enhance the critical thinking and creative skills of their workforce and to provide new opportunities for the arts community to partner with businesses in new and innovative ways.
This dynamic initiative enables arts accessibility to everyone and strengthens culture. The arts provide elements of inspiration, community involvement and a creative edge for businesses, while businesses provide valuable exposure of the arts.
The Gallery at MRA Associates
Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 4:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.
Where: MRA Associates, 3200 E Camelback Rd #300, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Cost: Free, open to the public
Phone: (520) 797-3959
NOTE TO MEDIA: Photos available
About MRA Associates
MRA Associates is one of the Southwest's largest wealth management and registered investment advisory firms, headquartered in Phoenix. Independent and partner-owned, MRA Associates provides investment, wealth management, tax compliance and consulting services to individuals and families, corporate retirement plans, endowments and foundations, and sovereign nations throughout the Western United States. MRA Associates manages and consults on more than $2.8 billion dollars of assets and employs more than 50 professional and support staff. The firm has earned the prestigious CEFEX certification, an independent assessment that recognizes that the firm adheres to the industry's best fiduciary practices. For more information, visit www.mraassociates.com.