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Gallery at City Hall hosts photography exhibit

“Landscape and Lens: The West Photographed,” a modern photography collection that explores roles in a western landscape, will be on view at The Gallery @ City Hall this summer through September 30, 2015. The Gallery is located on the ground floor of City Hall, 200 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ, and open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Drawn from the more than 150 photographs in the Phoenix Municipal Art Collection, “Landscape and Lens” features 28 works by American photographers, such as Robert Adams, Paul Caponigro, William Clift, Chris Colville, Byron Darby, Robert Dawson, Lee Friedlander, Emmet Gowin, Mark Klett, Skeet McAuley, Anne Noggle, Aaron Siskind, Joel Sternfeld and others. The works date from the late 1940s through the present. Their subjects range from depictions of the luminous beauty of light and landforms that have long attracted photographers and other artists to the West, to examinations of the increasing human role and impact on the landscape. The images, in black-and-white and color, represent a variety of traditional and digital photographic printing methods.

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Lisa Sette Gallery Opens Saturday in Phoenix

The Lisa Sette Gallery – which offered experimental and contemporary art for 28 years on iconic Marshall Way in Scottsdale – will blend its artwork and reputation with another work of art – an Al Beadle-designed midtown architectural classic – with a soft opening of its new location and the inaugural summer show, “Hello Midtown!” on Saturday, June 14. The reception, from 1-4 p.m., is open to the public.

A formal grand opening is being planned for the fall. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 12-5 p.m. or by appointment.

The gallery’s new location – the sleek, low-slung and semi-subterranean building at 210 East Catalina Drive – features expanded gallery and exhibit space, a full kitchen, additional storage and convenient parking adjacent to the 3,500 square foot building. The venue is the architectural twin of a building just across the parking lot to the east that is the home of PS Studios, a graphic design firm owned by Sette’s husband, Peter Shikany.

StarkJames principle Wesley James preserved the Beadle building’s original structure. The most striking change is a sun-protective fabric scrim that wraps around the building and “allows us to set the stage for what will be a beautiful transformation when the fabric is lit from the exterior for evening exhibition openings and special events,” James said.

Sette said the new location also will “provide intimate exhibition areas and greatly improved back of the house spaces for that are ideal for hosting salons, artist events and diverse arts programming.”

“After 28 remarkable years in Scottsdale, we’re moving to a location that reflects the important artistic, cultural and geographic growth of the city’s urban core,” Sette said. “Our new home will offer tremendous opportunities to introduce and engage new audiences to the original and intriguing forms of expression of the artists the gallery represents.”

“Hello Midtown!” will spotlight the diverse works of local, national and international artists from the Lisa Sette Gallery roster including Damion Berger, Rachel Bess, Huang Binyan, Enrique Chagoya, Kim Cridler, Binh Danh, Claudio Dicochea, Angela Ellsworth, Alan Bur Johnson, Jessica Joslin, Siri Devi Khandavilli, Mark Klett, Mayme Kratz, Carrie Marill, Matthew Moore, Marie Navarre, Doug and Mike Starn, Anthony Velasquez and Masao Yamamoto.

There is no fee to attend the opening reception.

For more information, visit www.lisasettegallery.com.