Herberger Theater opens ‘Coexist’ art exhibit with free reception

The HTC Art Gallery, located at 222 E. Monroe in downtown Phoenix, will feature “Coexist,” an art exhibit featuring 22 Arizona artists and guest curated by Candace Greenburg, March 4-May 1.

LaCroix's "Untie the Knot Freedom."

LaCroix’s “Untie the Knot Freedom.”

The public is invited to attend the free opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, March 4 to meet the artists, enjoy music by Nick Heward and a no-host bar in Bob’s Spot Lounge.

Many have seen the trendy bumper stickers, T-shirts and colorful symbols in which the word “Coexist” appears. Coexist defined as, to exist simultaneously, to exist together peacefully.

What does it mean to Coexist? What is our deeper understanding of living in balance with the natural world? What struggles and truths are invoked in living peacefully with our fellow human beings?

The exhibit features work that tells what it means to Coexist and how it is intrinsic to the survival of all species.

A portion of art sales benefit the HTC Youth Outreach Programs. The Gallery, sponsored by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, is open weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., during performances and by appointment.

For more information, visit www.HerbergerTheater.org/art_gallery.

The Herberger Theater Center (HTC) is a 501(c)(3) Arizona non-profit organization that supports and fosters the growth of the arts in Phoenix as a premier performance venue, arts incubator and advocate.

Opened in 1989 and fully renovated in 2010, the HTC is home to several Valley theater and dance companies; and offers three theater venues – Center Stage, Stage West and The Kax Stage, an art gallery, as well as rentable event space for a variety of community uses.

During the last 26 years 3.7 million patrons have enjoyed more than 11,000 performances at HTC. Proceeds from annual fundraising benefit its Youth Outreach Programs – Arizona Young Artists’ Competition, Multicultural Theater Camp and Wolf Trap – designed to give Arizona children (ages 3-19) opportunities to excel, learn and heal through the arts.

For more information, visit www.HerbergerTheater.org or call 602-254-7399.

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