A seed has been planted at the north end of Mesa Contemporary Arts court yard: a pumpkin patch will soon take root. These are not ordinary pumpkins, putting our own MAC twist to work our pumpkin patch will be filled with pumpkins of various shapes, textures, colors and sizes and will be ready for the harvest September 14th.
There will be glass pumpkins created by local glass artisans and MAC students, as well as pumpkin inspired jewelry, pumpkin prints, and ceramic pumpkins created in our studios.
These gorgeous glass, paper, ceramic and jewelry pumpkins will be donated by the students and artist making them available for purchase with all of the proceeds benefiting Mesa Arts Center’s studio programs as well as Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
There is the hope that this pumpkin patch will have the potential of turning into an annual event.
This year’s Season Kick-off will have the clashing of elements “Fire and Ice.” And whats more appropriate than glass work? Glass is conceived from fire, cooling to “ice.”
World renowned glass artists the de la Torre brothers, Elinar and Jamex, use humor to convey social and political commentaries based on their own Mexican-American experiences. They will be holding a 30 minute discussion at 6:30pm to speak about their newest body of work titled: El Melting Pot, just one of 4 glass featured exhibitions at MCA opening that night.
The de la Torre brothers will be available the weekend of September 14th.
I encourage you to join us in our Season Kick-off festivities. It’s going to be both the hottest and the coolest night of the summer.