Monsoon! Art Exhibit at Tohono Chul Park runs July 2 – August 28

Saturday, July 2 at 8 am (PT)

Monsoon – the wet, wonderful season in the Sonoran Desert that brings relief during the sizzling, dry months of summer— is the focus of a new art exhibit. Contemporary paintings, textiles, photography, and works in clay by regional artists celebrate the arrival of our rainy season. Also included are pieces from the Park’s Native American collections – all organized to conjure much-needed rain.

For desert dwellers, Monsoon is the season when monumental clouds build during the day, dramatic lightning pierces the sky, thunder rumbles all around the desert floor, and sudden, intense cascades of rain fall. In the aftermath, lush plant and animal life flourishes bringing renewed vigor to the desert.

For the Native Peoples of the Southwest, some cultural traditions focus on rain’s connections with daily life, fertility and endurance. Clouds, lightning, and water animals like frogs and dragonflies are featured symbols on their painted pottery designs and woven basket forms. Contemporary artists include their interpretations of the brooding clouds, mists, sheets of rain, gully washers, dramatic lightning and the breath-taking sunlit skies as the storms dissipate.

July 2- August 28, 2011

8:00 am – 3:00 pm daily
Tohono Chul Park
7366 N. Paseo del Norte

Free with Admission

Phone: (520)742-6455
Email benjohnson@tohonochulpark.org