Embroidery of wildflowers of different colors against a black background

Reflective Threads

06/01/2022 - 06/28/2022

Larry Wilson Gallery at Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix Arizona

Embroidery and Poetry. While it may not be readily apparent, Embroidery and Poetry share the commonality of stitching together delicate threads with a point.

Show Details:

Dates: June 1 – June 28
Title: Reflective Threads
Artists: Cindy Dach and Jack Evans
Medium: Embroidery and Poetry
Curator: Clottee Hammons, Emancipation Arts Creative Director
Location: Larry Wilson Gallery at Phoenix Center for the Arts


Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m

Special Hours: Wednesday, June 8 the gallery will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.

Gallery access can also be made by appointment.
To request a viewing, call (602) 254-3100 or email info@phoenixcenterforthearts.org to make an appointment.

About the Artists

Cindy Dach is a published writer, storyteller and an embroidery artist. She is co-owner of Changing Hands Bookstore and First Draft Book Bar, Arizona’s oldest independent bookstore and a national leader for events and programming.

She is a co-founder of eyelounge, an artist-run contemporary gallery and owner of MADE art boutique. Dach is also a co-founder and board member for Roosevelt Row CDC. She was the 2019 Athena business woman of the year.

Jack Evans has been an active poet for over 40 years in the Valley of the Sun, Jack Evans was the Poet Laureate of the Southwest Conference United Church of Christ. His most recent book is Rain Is The Hourglass Of Memory.

“In this long overdue collection of poems, Jack Evans achieves what few can: a black and white world, Bogie and Bacall, John Coltrane, Tarkovsky–without a single frame of film projected or note played. RAIN IS THE HOURGLASS OF MEMORY serves a reader, an introduction, a companion to the work of a great and criminally under appreciated poet.” – Rain Is the Hourglass of Memory by Jack Evans (goodreads.com)


Friday, June 3, 2022 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Meet the artists while exploring their work during this opening reception. Enjoy live music by Scotty Spenner, musical artist, vocalist, guitar player and teacher with a long-distinguished career. In addition to electric and acoustic guitar he also plays mandolin, ukulele and harmonica; with an extensive repertoire that ranges from original complex Ragtime tunes, pre-war blues, Irish fiddle tunes to Django Reinhardt-style jazz. His prodigious knowledge of musical and performance theory are paralleled by his first-hand antidotal historical knowledge of performers, vintage guitars and technical evolution.

Mr. Spenner’s professionalism, versatility and ingenuity garnered the 2017 City of Phoenix Mayor’s Award for the Arts and has allowed him to headline and share local and national stages with a diverse collection of iconic performers including:  Big Pete Pearson, Dino Spells, John Hammond, Honey Boy Edwards, Buddy Guy, Alvin “Youngblood” Hart, Koko Taylor, Bobby Blue Bland and many others.  In addition to his solo acoustic performances, Spenner moves adroitly between engagements with True Flavor Blues Band and as a longstanding member of Big Pete Pearson’s Blues Band. 

Artist Cindy Dach
Embroidery by Cindy Dach
Rain is the Hourglass of Memory – Poems by Jack Evans
Poet Jack Evans
Scotty Spenner performing with guitar
Musician Scotty Spenner