Soft-Scapes is an exhibition of new work by artist Molly Zimmer. These mural-size assemblages depict playfully abstracted environments or vibrant floral landscapes, focusing primarily on the form of a curved line as is found everywhere in nature. Larger than life, these immersive soft sculptures encourage viewers to examine their personal connections with textiles and with nature
Artist Talk: Friday, January 10 @ 5:30pm
Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition runs: January 10 – 30, 2020


Electric Desert immerses viewers in a nighttime desert environment comprised of a fluorescent nightscape with glittering cacti and flitting ghosts. Guilds of cardboard piñon, cholla, and nopales invite visitors to play with, build with, and sing with simple robotic constructs that gently open complex questions about the land and peoples of our Southwestern borders.
Artist Talk: Friday, January 10 @ 5:30pm
Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition runs: January 10 – 30, 2020


Art School Workshop with Molly Zimmer
Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 1 & 2 / 9am – 4pm
Come learn more about abstract collaging in an exploratory and playful environment. Coinciding with textile artist and educator Molly Zimmer’s Exhibition “Soft-Scapes” at Harwood in January 2020, she will offer a weekend workshop to share her collage process to develop new ideas. Students will experiment with a wide range of textured materials such as fabric, felt, paint and wire. The workshop will emphasize spontaneity and personal intuition. Students will walk away with 20 unique collages, additional materials for future use, and a small box to store their works of art.
Class Fee: $150 / $135 Harwood Members
Material Fee: $35


Harwood is currently hiring for the summer! We are looking for Teaching Artists, Summer Art Camp Guides, and Art & Socical Justice Apprentices (ages 16 – 24) to work with us this summer in a fun, supportive, and art filled environment. 
Teaching Artist & Art Camp Guide Applications are due SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 @ 11:59pm
Art & Social Justice Apprentice Applications are due
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 @ 11:59pm

Harwood, the public outreach program of Escuela del Sol Montessori, is a creative center for community.

Participating at a grassroots level, Harwood deploys the arts as a catalyst for personal empowerment, cultural enrichment and social change. We believe that equitable access to the arts and opportunities for creative expression are integral to inspired, passionate individuals and to healthy, vibrant communities.