The Madison Center for the Arts to Open New Gallery Featuring Local Artists
By Claire Natale -
Wednesday Jun 09, 2021
The Madison Center for the Arts, a new performing arts venue in Phoenix, is excited to announce the opening of The Gallery at The Madison, an art exhibition featuring pieces by local artists. Conceived through a desire to add visual appeal and beauty the venue’s lobby, The Gallery at the Madison provides a chance for the community to experience incredible works of visual arts at no cost. The Gallery opens to the public June 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and currently boasts the works of Alisha Marie Anglin and Holly Anderson.
“We recognized that there was an abundance of artists throughout Arizona without the outlet to show their extraordinary works,” said Ari Levin, executive director of The Madison Center for the Arts. “This spurred the desire to create a gallery that could not only benefit local artists with a beautiful space to show their work, but create opportunities for the community to engage and experience the arts.”
One of the featured artists, Alisha Marie Anglin, currently lives and works as a professional abstract artist in Phoenix. Anglin's bold compositions are created in abstract expressionist, cubist and gestural styles painted intuitively with acrylics on canvas. The beauty of imperfection is explored through applying geometric and wild patterns to deliberately distorted forms. Anglin has been in numerous exhibitions including Artists with Chocolate Art Show, Conception Arts, SaatchiArt.com, and is an American artist with Singulart based in Paris. Anglin is a big advocate for the art and local community in Phoenix. She taught an ornament painting class at Moya Elementary School for 4th graders in Phoenix. Upon completion of the class, she donated 30 art kits with canvases for the holidays to students who come from low-income homes.
Contemporary abstract artist, Holly Anderson specializes in both organic, textural canvas works, as well as customized large scale art installations, brightening many high-rise office buildings and hotels. Her art is also in private collection worldwide. Anderson is known as a real, natural artist. She has an intuitive mind and eye when it comes to materials, color and form. In each of her pieces you will find composition, abstraction, organic movement, emotion, fluency, texture and light. Most of her paintings and ideas are inspired by yoga, internal arts, human emotion and water.Anderson is also contracted with several top art consultants and companies including Marriott Hotels, Paramount Pictures, Microsoft, FOX and more.
The Gallery can be found in The Madison’s lobby, a spacious 24,500 square foot space with a soaring 40-foot ceiling and windows that travel from top to bottom. Artwork within The Gallery will be switched out every three months, allowing a multitude of local artists the opportunity to have their work displayed. The Gallery will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to the public.
The Madison Center for the Arts is located at 5601 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. For more information, visit http://www.themadison.org.
About The Madison Center for the Arts
The Madison Center for the Arts is a state-of-the-art venue featuring a 908-seat auditorium, extensive veranda and spacious lobby with a soaring 40-foot ceiling. The elegant versatility of this venue makes it an ideal choice for the performing arts, corporate events, galas, weddings, and other large life celebrations. For more information, visit http://www.themadison.org.