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Yuma Art Center’s reopening to feature two new exhibits


Preparing to welcome visitors back to its galleries, the Yuma Art Center will require advance appointments to view two new exhibits and visit the gift shop beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11.

To make a ticketed appointment, visit www.yumaartcenter.com or click on the “get a ticket” link on the Yuma Art Center’s Facebook page. Visitors can also make a reservation over the phone at 928-373-5202. Tickets will be available for online reservations in one-week installments.

No admission fee is required to enter the Art Center; however, please consider the suggested donation of $5.

“Now more than ever the Yuma Art Center needs your support to continue our mission of providing unique arts opportunities to the community,” said Arts and Culture Program Manager Lindsay Benacka. “Please consider a donation to the arts when making a reservation. Additionally, even though the Historic Yuma Theatre remains closed, now is a great opportunity to contribute to our Adopt a Chair fund to ensure the theater stays standing for another 100 years.”

The Art Center will reopen with the following two displays.

Heroes United!

Artistic tributes to the heroes of comics, movies, and video games come together in this display featuring local and regional artists Vincent Alvendia, Ryan Cody, Zybrena Crawford, Day Antone Duran, Thomas Fernandez, Tyler Ledwell, Magnus Titanium, Amelie Nash, Jojo Seames, and Melissa Yee.

Inverted Perspective: Drawings by Luke Kruse

This collection of drawings seeks to inspire others to open their minds and view art from a new and unusual perspective. While the drawings themselves may seem confusing and abstract at first, by inverting the colors through a smartphone camera, one can see the final product that was there in front of them all along. Through a technological medium, red can become blue, white can become black, and the true image of amazing characters, heroes, settings, and posters will be brought to life.

Guidelines for a safe and excellent experience:

Face coverings are required for visitors and staff.

Face coverings must cover both nose and mouth at all times while inside the facility.

A limited amount of visitors are in the galleries at a single time, and social distancing will be encouraged.

The gift shop and restrooms will be available for visitors.

Hand sanitizer will be available for visitors.

The facility will receive regular and frequent cleaning between visits.

Please do not come to the center if you are not feeling well or exhibiting any symptoms related to COVID-19 (including fever, cough, chills, etc).

Remember to please never touch art when at a museum– let’s keep the art safe, too.


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