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Eriks Rudans (02.22.33 – 04.29.07)
A Celebration and Silent Auction


Exhibition: Eriks Rudans (02.22.33-4.29.07) : A Celebration and Silent Auction
All proceeds to benefit the family of Eriks Rudans.
Dates: June 4 - June 29, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Location: Temple Gallery, 330 South Scott Avenue, in the Temple of Music and Art.
The Temple Gallery is managed by Etherton Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10-6 p.m. and prior to performances
Contact: Terry Etherton, Hannah Glasston, Daphne Srinivasan
info@ethertongallery.com, 624-7370


Eriks Rudans
courtesy of Stephen Meckler, 2006

Eriks Rudans
February 22, 1933 - April 29, 2007

Tucson recently lost one of its most adventurous and spirited artists when painter and sculptor Eriks Rudans passed away.

To honor this important artist and to benefit the family of Eriks Rudans, a silent auction will be held at the Temple Gallery in June. The Temple Gallery is located at 330 S. Scott Avenue in the Temple of Fine Art. The auction will run from June 4 – June 29, 2007. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, June 8th from 5:30 pm to – 7:30 pm. Temple Gallery hours are 10am – 6pm Monday through Friday.

During his long and varied career Rudans produced a large body of powerful and wide-ranging work including painting and sculpture. His most recent work reflected an optimism about life; colorful, optimistic, mysterious and even romantic images. The auction will feature a variety of work, including large diptychs, sculpture, drawings and paintings.

Originally born in Latvia in 1933, Eriks Rudans came to Tucson in 1984. Rudans came to the United States in 1949 via a displaced persons camp in post-World War II Germany. He received a BA and MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and taught there for several years, as well as at St. Cloud University St. Cloud, MN, and also at the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago. In 2003 Rudans was the recipient of the Arizona Arts Award given by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. Rudans’ work is in the permanent collection of the Tucson Museum of Art.

If you would like to participate in this auction to benefit the Rudans family, you may submit a written bid at the Temple Gallery, along with appropriate contact information or you may submit a telephone bid by calling Etherton Gallery at 520-624-7370. The party who submits the highest bid will win the work and may pick it up at the end of the auction. Opportunities to purchase a Rudans work directly will also be provided.

The Temple Gallery is managed by Etherton Gallery. For more information please contact Etherton Gallery at 520-624-7370 or email us at info@ethertongallery.com


Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 10am-6pm
and prior to Arizona Theatre Company performances

The Temple Gallery is managed by
Phone: 520-624-7370

at the Temple of Music and Art
330 South Scott Avenue
Tucson, Arizona

Etherton - Temple Gallery