Artist Spotlight: Beth Ames Swartz

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Meet local veteran artist Beth Ames Swartz, who has been creating remarkable abstract paintings filled with vibrant colors, patterns and textures. Swartz explores systems of knowledge by translating philosophical concepts into aesthetic visual experiences. She has had over 70 one-person art exhibitions including a solo show at The Jewish Museum in New York as well as three major traveling museum exhibitions. Swartz received the Governor’s Individual Artist Award in 2001 in Arizona, and a retrospective of her work was mounted in 2002 at The Phoenix Art Museum, with a monograph about her work co-published by The Phoenix Art Museum and Hudson Hills Press. She was also honored in New York in 2003 by the Veteran Feminists of America for her outstanding contribution to the Arts nationally.

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Visit her work:

You can view thirty-eight of her paintings created in the period 1963-2016 at The Arizona Jewish Historical Society (AZJHS). The exhibition is open Tuesday-Thursday 12pm to 3pm and on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 12pm-3pm through January 21, 2017. A special program will be held on Friday, January 20th during which time a film on Swartz and her art will be screened.

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