Friday, May 22, 2009

Yes We Can! • Summer Membership Show

May 22, 2009 - July 29, 2009
Opening Gala on Saturday June 8, 2009

Can we make it? Yes we can!

“Yes We Can” is the uplifting theme chosen by the Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery members for their annual summer membership show. Determined to survive and thrive in these sometimes uncertain economic times, the artists are moving forward, creating new and exciting works, all with affordable pricing, and chock full of “can do” attitude that makes the United States a great land.

Featuring the works of nearly 40 local artists, and craftspeople, the Jerome Artists Cooperative has been an important fixture in Jerome since its inception in 1996.

Anchoring the lower portion of the shopping district, the co-op makes its home in the historic Hotel Jerome, built in 1917. Just as Jerome has seen boom and bust, and survived, the artists of the town are committed to making a go of it, even when the chips temporarily appear to be down. The “Yes We Can!” show promises cheerful ebullience, a light-hearted summery treat, with a little something for everyone. The show will run from May 21st through July 29th and feature fresh new works by all gallery members. “Yes We Can” opens on June 6th, from 5pm to 8pm, coinciding with the every popular First Saturday Jerome ARTwalk. The festive “star-spangled” opening gala will feature refreshments and a chance to meet local artists.

The “Yes We Can” theme also does double-duty in its meaning --the gallery members plan to hold a canned food drive during the show. Canned food donations are welcome at the gallery, to be donated to local food banks.