Rotating exhibitions display some of the 15,000 DeGrazia originals housed in the permanent collection including oils, watercolors, sketches, serigraphs, lithographs, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry. Not only does the rotating gallery showcase unseen treasures from DeGrazia’s vault it also displays some of his most well-known collections such as the “Way of the Cross” which is on display every year for Easter.
The annual showing of Ted DeGrazia’s “The Way of the Cross” is on display through Lent with 15 original oil paintings that depict the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. Instead of the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross, DeGrazia’s collection culminates with the resurrection. “I never thought the cycle would be completed unless we had the 15th station where Jesus arises in glory,” the artist explained on a 15-minute audiotape that accompanies the exhibition. This year we are showcasing the watercolors that were first created as studies leading to the large significant oils. Opens on January 26th, 2018 through September 5th, 2018.
Scenes from everyday life, horses, children, and religious figures are among the subject matter of the new exhibit “DeGrazia’s Hot Wax- Encaustic Paintings from the 1950’s”. In the mid-1950’s, Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia explored the obscure technique of encaustic painting. Using the molten colored beeswax medium, he created dozens of encaustic paintings between 1953 and 1957. Six of the twenty-five paintings featured in this exhibit are newly discovered, and eighteen of them have never been on display. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday January 26th, 2018, and the exhibit will run through September 5th, 2018.