Gallery at el Pedregal opens new Sonoran Arts League exhibit

Gedion Nyanhongo sculpts at el Pedregal (submitted photo)

Gedion Nyanhongo sculpts at el Pedregal (submitted photo)

The Gallery at el Pedregal will change its rotation of art and present a new, juried installation of paintings, sculpture, and mixed media original pieces from more than 30 Sonoran Arts League members beginning Sunday, July 17.

A free artist reception will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the gallery, located on the second floor of el Pedregal, 34505 N. Scottsdale Road. The public is invited to meet the featured artists, view the new installation and enjoy light appetizers. Admission is free, according to a press release.

The gallery is a unique collaboration between the non-profit Sonoran Arts League and The Boulders Resort, which provides the large space in support of art education and awareness. The art exhibited changes every four months and all work is juried.

“We’re very fortunate to have such a beautiful space and location to showcase the diverse talent of our League members, and we’re excited to unveil this new exhibit,” Stephanie Newman, an oil painter and gallery co-chairman, said in the release. “We also hope people will come to our weekly Pop-Up Wednesday events, art talks, workshops, trunk shows and other programs that we host throughout the year.”

Ms. Newman volunteers her time to manage the gallery along with three artists in residence, painter Joye DeGoede, pencil artist Dick Mueller and painter Dennis Desprois. Other artists helping out with the daily management of the gallery, events and programs also volunteer their time.

People mingling at the Gallery at el Pedregal. (submitted photo)

People mingling at the Gallery at el Pedregal. (submitted photo)

“Volunteers are the backbone of our organization throughout the league, and we could not do any of this without their generous efforts,” she said in the release.

The Pop-Up Wednesday events take place every week from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and feature different artists each week.

In addition to the featured work that is on exhibit and for sale, the Gallery at el Pedregal also includes a youth art exhibit, a veteran exhibit, and a gift shop. The gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition, the gallery will open for private showings, and groups can schedule special events there.

For more information, call 480-575-6658 or visit www.SonoranArtsLeague.org.

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