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Denise Landis Exhibits Ocotillo at SunDust Gallery

“Wild and Scenic” Juried Art Exhibit

Opening Friday August 13              Reception  6:30 – 9pm

Free to Public         Live Music by Carol Pacey

48 West Main Street    Mesa, AZ 85201


The Wild and Scenic juried exhibit is on display for thirty days showcasing the art of twenty-nine Arizona artists. But come to our opening reception and enjoy all the activity happening just outside the gallery on Main Street such as live music and local artist booths.  Dress is casual.  Join us!

Denise Landis Art

The personal technique of Denise Landis is called Modified Pointillism.  Denise uses the basic color theory of classical pointillism but focuses most on complimentary colors vs. superimposed color mixing to create new colors. Opposing complimentary colors are interspersed for either subtle or vibrant intensification. One color is painted over the complete canvas and allowed to dry prior to adding another color; thus allowing equal color representation throughout the canvas surface.  She paints over the whole canvas many, many times prior to completion. Strokes are rectangular shaped dabs of acrylic paints.  Denise incorporates specific musical rhythms to maintain similarly shaped dabs for the painting’s rhythm.

"Ocotillo" 36h x 24w x 1.5"d 1300.00

Ocotillo Description

The ocotillo is a favorite desert cactus. It’s oddly shaped body of “arms” shoot upward to the sun.  Denise Landis’ painting reflects this unique plant from her modified pointillism perspective.  Background colors of yellows, lavenders, reds, teals, and greens are ever-present in the southwestern desert during Arizona’s Wild and Scenic “blooming” springtime.  This ocotillo plant itself is black with deep red tips for blooms.  Music by INXS was used to create this painting’s rhythm.

Dunes II 2575.00

“Ready For Soho“ is a group of talented Arizona artists who are also women.  They include:  Sharon Seiben, Bernadette Franklin, Danis Garman, Denise Landis, Kathleen Maley,  Kathy McClure, Loralee Stickel Harris, Sandy Tracey, and DJ Berard.  The exhibit includes paintings, photography, mixed media, and sculpture and will be available for viewing during scheduled stage performances & forums for the month of March on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

The following ASU Gammage Performing Arts Center events in March include:

Friday March 05, 2010
ASU Symphony Orchestra & Wind Bands present CSI: The Symphony

Saturday March 06, 2010
Karl Rove and Howard Dean Debate

Sunday March 07, 2010
ASU Sinfonietta and Wind Bands present Undone

Tuesday, March 09, 2010
AVENUE Q is performed;  a Broadway smash-hit, Tony Award® winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. A hilarious show full of heart and hummable tunes, AVENUE Q is about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Called “one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see” by Entertainment Weekly, AVENUE Q features a cast of people and puppets who tell the story in a smart,risqué and downright entertaining way. The New Yorker calls it “subversive and uproarious!”

Saturday, March 27, 2010
I LAND is Keo Woolford’s hilarious and poignant search for the meaning of his cultural heritage. From his high school days as a football player and discovery of a “Hula God” to his tour in a famous boy band, Woolford’s story will keep you enthralled. Combining elements of traditional Hawaiian hula, hip-hop, Hawaiian talk story and spoken word, I LAND tells a funny, unforgettable tale where worlds separated by geography and culture collide.

Ocotillo 1300.00

Please visit the exhibit as you enjoy these performances.