Recognition Week Celebration

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Recognition Week: July 11-16th, 2022

We are thrilled to announce our 2022 International Artist Honoree Yinka Shonibare.

Yinka Shonibare’s interdisciplinary practice uses citations of Western art history and literature to question the validity of contemporary cultural and national identities within the context of globalisation. Through examining race, class and the construction of cultural identity, his works comment on the tangled interrelationship between Africa and Europe, and their respective economic and political histories. Learn more.

Below are some key events you won’t want to miss!

Monday, July 11th, 10AM-4PM

Critical Dialog: What’s so Real About Photorealism?

Featuring: Anna Katz, Marilyn Minter and John M. Valadez

The Critical Dialog Program at Anderson Ranch seeks to engage the community in lively discussion about contemporary art and art making. This program seeks to reexamine Photorealism and to trace its lineages in art of the present day—lineages that have zigged and zagged as the status of the photograph has undergone radical shifts and re-imaginings in the realms of fine art, technology, and everyday life. Topics include trompe l’oeil; the pose; representation of people of historically marginalized identities; visual codes of taste and class; and the permeation of personal cameras in everyday life. Click here for details and registration.

Tuesday & Wednesday, July 12-13th

Mini-Art Making Workshops

Open to the public!

Have you been interested in making art at Anderson Ranch but have not been able to commit to a full week of workshops yet? Well now is your chance to sample several Mini-Art Making Workshops that will be held during Recognition Week. Get a taste for studio life at the Ranch and we guarantee you won’t regret it! Click here for details and to register- space is limited!

Tuesday, July 12, 9AM-12PM

  • Ceramics: Majolica Magic
  • Printmaking: Pronto Plate Printing

Tuesday, July 12, 2-5PM

  • Photography: Cyanotypes
  • Woodworking: Spoon Carving

Wednesday, July 13, 9AM-12PM

  • Ceramics: Create a Personalized Mug
  • Painting: Stencil and Brush Resist Indigo Dyeing

Wednesday, July 13th, 12:30PM

Summer Series: Featured Artists and Conversations

Featuring Yinka Shonibare, 2022 International Artist Honoree

On Wednesday, July 13th at 12:30PM, Yinka will give a presentation as part of the Summer Series: Featured Artists and Conversations programming. Summer Series are free and open to the public, however space is limited and registration is required. Click here to register!

Thursday, July 14th, 5:30PM

Recognition Dinner

Featuring International Artist Honoree Yinka Shonibare

Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s Recognition Dinner celebrates creativity and service to the arts by recognizing the accomplishments of key figures in the art world. With cocktails, dinner and a live auction featuring works by top contemporary artists, the Recognition Dinner is a not-to-be-missed evening of fun and fundraising.

Click here for information on tables and tickets. 

Proceeds from the evening provide the financial support that enables Anderson Ranch Arts Center to flourish as a place for art making and dialog around contemporary art and issues. As we celebrate leaders of the art world – we also celebrate our collective mission to enrich lives with art, inspiration, and community. Click here to see a list of past Recognition Dinner honorees.

Saturday, July 16th, 11AM-4PM

Annual Art Auction & Community Picnic

An Anderson Ranch tradition for over 40 years, the Annual Art Auction & Community Picnic brings people together for an afternoon of fun and excitement. Live and silent auctions feature works of art by top contemporary artists and locals alike. Alongside the auctions are engaging art-based activities for all ages, delicious picnic-style foods and live music. A fundraiser at heart, all proceeds from the day directly benefit Anderson Ranch educational programs. This event is free and open to the public! All ages welcome. Click here to register.

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