If you are on East Camelback Road in the next two weeks and have a few moments to pop into Shemer Art Center, you will see a few intriguing works themed around water – appropriate for the desert, no?
In addition, you will see how Shemer — mostly known around the Arcadia neighborhood as a great place to take art classes –- is broadening its horizons as far as juried art shows go.
This exhibition, which winds through four small rooms in this onetime abode, features four Valley artists. I liked the installation by Saskia Jorda, who often uses lines, curves and patterns mimicking topographical maps as a launching point for her artistic message. I also liked the musicality of the Melissa Martinez installation, in which many suspended bottles drip water into jars.
“Tributaries,” as the group show is called, lasts just until July 31. Be sure to check the Shemer Art Center link to see when doors are open. It’s at 5005 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. http://www.shemerartcenterandmuseum.org/