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Phoenix Madison Center For The Arts: the works of Julie Tarsha on display

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The Madison Center for the Arts welcomes southwest contemporary artist Julie Tarsha. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress.com)

2023: Art of Julie Tarsha featured at Madison Center for the Arts

Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

The Madison Center for the Arts welcomes southwest contemporary artist Julie Tarsha in a new exhibition titled “Hidden Colors of the Arizona Desert” from Dec. 31 through June 12, 2023, at The Gallery at The Madison in Phoenix.

As an art exhibition space, The Gallery at The Madison has featured pieces by local and national artists, including works from Holly Anderson, Elena Pierce and most recently, Bryson Bost, according to a press release.

Ms. Tarsha was raised in southern California but discovered her love for the desert in her grandparent’s Tucson backyard. After retiring from nursing in 2014, she returned to her love of art full-time and practices daily in her home studio. Her work can be seen in exhibitions across the Valley, as well as in corporate and private collections throughout the country, the release states.

The Madison Center for the Arts is at 5601 N. 16th St. in Phoenix.

Art of Julie Tarsha features color & motion

With color and motion as her tools, Ms. Tarsha says she strives to capture the magic of the world that she felt as a child.

When she steps into the studio, she welcomes back her child-like wonderment and freedom that allows her to reveal intriguing connections, hidden meanings and universal truths. She’s continually inspired by the bold, rich beauty of the Sonoran desert.

“We are very excited to welcome Julie Tarsha’s Hidden Colors of the Arizona Desert art exhibition that pays tribute to our Arizona desert and highlights the beauty it entails,” said Ari Levin, executive director at The Madison Center for The Arts, in a prepared statement. “The Gallery at The Madison was designed to showcase talented artists, like Julie, to help expand the arts within our community in more ways than performing arts.”

Also, Ms. Tarsha is teaching a masterclass series to the students at the Madison School District. Ms. Tarsha reports working closely with Madison art teachers to bring a unique art intensive experience for students of all grades, including a selection of classes and a group project that every participating student will help create.

There will also be a student art show from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, showcasing select student works to be shown alongside Ms. Tarsha’s pieces. This will include the oversized group piece and a fun interactive piece that all those that attend can participate in. The student exhibit will be open to the public. An artist reception is set with Ms. Tarsha from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Madison Center for the Arts.


Ring in the New Year with Tarsha on Dec. 31 from 2 to 5 p.m. for a meet-and-greet as she kicks off the opening night of her exhibition at The Madison Center for the Arts.

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