Art Curation by Jude Smith - The Art Makery seen at AC Hotel by Marriott Phoenix Tempe/Downtown, Tempe - Art Curation
Art Curation by Jude Smith - The Art Makery seen at AC Hotel by Marriott Phoenix Tempe/Downtown, Tempe - Art CurationArt Curation by Jude Smith - The Art Makery seen at AC Hotel by Marriott Phoenix Tempe/Downtown, Tempe - Art CurationArt Curation by Jude Smith - The Art Makery seen at AC Hotel by Marriott Phoenix Tempe/Downtown, Tempe - Art Curation
Number of pieces installed: 13 pieces in the hotel and 159 pieces in individual rooms Medium of Artwork: Sculpture, cement, ceramic, handmade paper, and more Their Story: AC Hotel lies right in the heart of Tempe Arizona, home to the beautiful Tempe Town lake reservoir. Every piece was custom designed to celebrate the history of the city. I wanted every person to feel the energy and rich culture of the city. My team and I designed a rockfall masterpiece composed of over 1500 ceramic pieces that depicted the Tempe town look. The rocks represent the wave-like pattern you see in the water. The 3 sculptures are called milestones. Across the street (recently removed) from the hotel is a historic flour mill. These millstones are replicas of the originals that were once used to make flour. We brought the history of the city to life in this project.

Meet the Creator

"The Art Makery brings together an elite group of highly creative artists with a shared mission: to bring fine original art into your home or business direct from their studios.

The Art Makery is about accessibility – a vision realized through the comfortable look and feel of your street corner boutique art shop. Without the high overhead of a traditional bricks-and-mortar operation, we can offer you the art at a fair price.

In 1993 Jude set out on her own and established Art2uinc., an art curation firm with a mission to work directly and interactively with her clients to provide the highest value fine art solutions that meet their tastes, personalities, and values. In 2016 this became The Art Makery. With an impressive list of high-profile clients, the results of her work can now be found in private homes and vacation villas, in corporate headquarters, in prominent golf course clubhouses, in hotels, medical facilities and office buildings."

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