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Coming to Terms


Location: Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Completion date: 2023

Project Team

John Randall Nelson

Scottsdale Center for the Arts


Laura Hales, curator of learning and innovation, along with the assistance from her colleagues at Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation selected artworks which correspond to 11 terms: challenged, enlightened, hopeful, swept away, intimately engaged, consoled, disgusted, compassionate, confused, humbled and upset. Each artwork was chosen to correspond to a respective term.

The result is an exhibition featuring artwork by:
John Randall Nelson, Beth Ames Swartz, Carolyn Lavender, Patricia Sannit, Bill Dambrova, Diane Silver, Binh Danh, Tom Eckert, Fausto Fernandez, Jill Friedberg, and Ellen Wagener.

On exhibit July 21st, 2023 – April 29th, 2024 in the Center Space Gallery at Scottsdale Center for the Arts, 7380 E. 2nd Street, Scottsdale.


The researchers, artists and curators ask audiences to take some time viewing each artwork and ask themselves the following questions. Which artworks do you have a strong reaction to? Which emotions did you feel most strongly? Did exploring it help you understand something or think of something in a new way? What term would you use to describe your aesthetic experience?