The Galleria at the YW

Los Ojos de Mujer Artista que Emigra

Tucson-based artist, Cristina Cardenas, will show a new body of work on wood boxes and ceramic, as well as works on amate from her catalog of the last 15 years at the Galleria. Join us for the opening of this show on January 28 2015, 6-8 PM. Meet the artist. Light refreshments. Live music by Tumbao.

The exhibition, titled The Eyes of the Immigrant Woman Artist/Los Ojos de Mujer Artista que Emigra, features paintings on wood and amate paper, a handmade bark paper used in the production of the original codices in Pre Columbian Mexico. Cristina’s pieces are evocative and we invite you to come experience how this prolific artist views the world. Cristina’s paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures have been collected nationally and internationally and we are proud to be able to showcase her works at the Galleria under the new curation of Valerie Galloway.

Cristina Cardenas’ work will be on display in the Galleria through February 19, 2015. Hours are Monday through Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-12. Free.

Also, coming up at the Galleria February 8th 11-4PM The works of Regina Lord: An artist’s Trunk Show

Check back often for the updated calendar of exhibitions and events.


More than just Tucson’s newest venue for The Arts

The YW in Southern Arizona has been an incubator for change for almost 100 years. We connect and empower change agents who have the vision and desire to make a difference in their own lives and in the public square. The Galleria at the YW is a key part of the community happening here. It is a great new downtown venue for art. But it is more than that. The artists we are inviting into The Galleria are doing something important. Their work is making us think. It’s giving us something to talk about, making us wonder, sometimes making us angry and sometimes making us laugh, but always making us hope. These artists are mostly women, but not always. They are exploring themes that connect to our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. They give us a reason to gather. And you just never know what might happen after that.

Regular Galleria Hours: M-F  9am - 5 pm
YWCA's Frances McClelland Leadership Center
525 N. Bonita Ave, Tucson 85754