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April 2010: Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: April, 2010, Page 126


In keeping with the theme of Arizona Theatre Company’s April production of “The Second City Does Arizona, or Close But No Saguaro,” Temple Gallery in Tucson hosts the “Tucson Saguaro Photography Invitational,” April 3-24. Artists were invited to take a fresh look at the saguaro and submit three to five works that use a photographic process to capture the beloved plant.

The show includes fun and creative images, including Jim Eschinger’s take on an Andy Warhol screen print, “Carnegiea gigantea 1 2 3,” an archival pigmented inkjet print, 19" high x 23" wide, pictured here.

A reception for the artists is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 9. For more information, call (520) 624-7370.

Arizona Historical Society Museum—1300 N. College Ave., Tempe,, (480) 929-0292. “Sandra Day O’Connor: A Citizen for All Seasons,” through Dec. 31.

Arizona Museum for Youth—
35 N. Robson St., Mesa,, (480) 664-2467. “Pattern Wizardry,” through April 4; “Galápagos: Reflections Through Photographs by Sue Cullumber,” through April 4; “You are the Artist: Artworks From the Spirit of the Studio,” through April 4; “Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience,” through Nov. 7; and “Sounds Like Art,” April 23-June 3.

Arizona Museum of Natural History
—53 N. Macdonald St., Mesa, (480) 644-2230. “Therizinosaur—Mystery of the Sickle-Claw Dinosaur,” through June 27.

Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix,, (602) 716-2000. “Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear,” through Sept. 6. Grownups can enjoy the center with “people their own size” during a free Adults’ Night Out, which takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 2.

Arizona State University Art Museum—Nelson Fine Arts Center, Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe, (480) 965-ARTS. “Altered States: Paintings by Gordon Cheung from the Stéphane Janssen Collection,” through April 10; “Wanxin Zhang: A 10-Year Survey,” through May 1; and “Forged Power: Ferran Mendoza, Alvaro Sau and William Wylie,” through May 29.

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 941-8500. “Boldly Facing Life: Nate Ronniger & Lu Cong” opens with an artists reception from 6 to 9 p.m. April 1, and continues on display through April 15.

Bowers Museum—2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, Calif.,, (714) 567-3642. “Where Masks Still Dance: New Guinea,” through June 6; “Secrets of the Silk Road,” through July 25; and “Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands,” through Dec. 31.

Chandler Center for the Arts Exhibition Hall—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler,, (480) 782-2683. “Ten Transformations: Framing Renewal,” an invitational exhibit of new works exploring a metamorphosis of unlikely materials, through April 16; and “Chandler High School Regional Juried Student Art Exhibition,” April 21-May 1.

Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson,, (520) 622-7400. “British Influence of Architectural Elements, Furniture and Pottery on the Indian Subcontinent During the Colonial Period, Circa 1800,” through April 30.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center—30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, Colo.,, (719) 634-5581. “Conflict/Resolution,” through June 20.

Colores—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. Desert landscape paintings by Alix Stefan, Diane Barbee, Michael Baum and Ka Fisher are on display in “Our Desert Backyard,” April 1-May 5.

Cooper’s Art Brokerage House—11 Sundial Circle, Carefree,, (480) 575-6742. The gallery represents Southwest artists and the secondary market. Paintings by Stan Natchez, Raymond Nordwall, Bruce King and Melissa Melero are on exhibit through July 31, along with metal sculpture by Jerry Harris and glasswork by Suzanne Mears.

Deer Valley Rock Art Center—3711 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix,, (602) 582-8007. “Javelinas: Knowing Our Neighbors,” through Sept. 30. “Ollie’s Storybook Adventures” continues with “Hummingbirds,” April 9; and “Javelinas” with guest author Susan Lowell, April 23, both at 10 a.m. Designed for children ages 3 to 6 and their parents, this educational program offers fun and interactive ways for children to learn about Native American cultures, as well as the plants, animals and archaeology of the American Southwest. Wildflower tours also are planned from 11 a.m. to noon April 7 and 14 at the center.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson,, (520) 722-4412. “Sonoran Surprises,” through May 2, features works by Don Carter, Nancy Cressler, Susan Meyer, Peggy Taylor and Gertrude Wait.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg,, (928) 684-2272. “Cowgirl Up! Art From the Other Half of the West,” through May 2; and “Snapshots of Early 20th-Century Arizona: A Postcard Legacy,” through Sept. 12.

Duley-Jones Gallery—7100 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 945-8475. The spotlight is on “Colors of the Desert—David Gordinier,” April 1-30.

Eric Firestone Gallery—403 N. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 882-2616. “Warhol From Dylan to Duchamp,” through April 25, features the work of photographers who lived in and passed through Andy Warhol’s world, “the epicenter of hip culture in New York” from the 1960s to his death in 1987. Original color and black-and-white prints by Nat Fink-
elstein, Carl Fischer, Michael Tighe and Santi Visalli are included.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 624-7370. “A Radiant Land,” through May 29, celebrates the majesty of the contemporary American landscape with pastels by Lynn Taber, contemporary Western landscape photographs by Jack Dykinga, and classic intimate landscapes by photographer Eliot Porter.

Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art—561 S.R. 179, Sedona,, (928) 282-1125. “The Secrets of Yuroz,” April 1-30, showcases original paintings, serigraphs, sculpture and jewelry depicting this versatile artist’s views on romance, emotion and relationships.

Figarelli Galleries & Sculpture Garden—7610 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale,, (480) 609-7077. The gallery showcases the work of Allan Houser through May 30.

Gallery Andrea­­—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 481-2530. “Arizona Spring Wildflowers” by Andrea de Kerpely-Zak are in the spotlight April 1-30. The Hungarian-born artist paints a variety of florals, including African daisies, poppies and wildflowers.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 252-8848. “Harry Fonseca: An Artist’s Journey,” through April 4; “Allan Houser: Tradition to Abstraction,” through Aug. 22; “Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art From the Albrecht Collection,” through Dec. 31; and “Hopi Katsina Dolls: 100 Years of Carving,” through Jan. 16.

Heard Museum North—The Summit at Scottsdale, 32633 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 488-9817 “American Indian Artists’ Books and Illustrations,” through Aug. 1.

Larsen Gallery—3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale,, (480) 941-0900. Mixed-media photography by Linda Ingraham is on display through April 30.

Legacy Gallery—7178 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 945-1113. The gallery hosts a one-man show for John Coleman, through April 11, featuring a collection of more than 50 of the artist’s sculptures. A self-taught artist, Coleman is a member of Cowboy Artists of America. The gallery also hosts its “2010 Scottsdale Art Auction” this month, featuring 365 works of art. Guests can preview the art from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 2-9, with the auction open to registered buyers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10.

Level 9 Gallery—6047 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek,, (480) 329-6118. “The Spectrum,” through April 3, features work by Felice Kent and Terry Bruner. “A Fresh Perspective,” April 3-May 3, showcases encaustics, ceramics and mixed-media sculpture by Christopher Jagmin, Jaye Lawrence and Les Lawrence. A reception for the artists takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. April 9.

Lisa Sette Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 990-7342. Works by Jessica Joslin and Alan Bur Johnson are in the spotlight April 1-27. Joslin showcases her ever-expanding menagerie of mixed-media creatures, which are crafted from obsolete bits of antique mechanical mechanisms, hardware and other oddball artifacts, while Johnson is known for his sculptural photographic installations.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson,, (520) 722-7798. “Ed Mell—New Works,” through April 3,
showcases 20 new paintings by the

Mesa Contemporary Arts—1 E. Main St., Mesa,, (480) 644-6500. “Stare,” featuring work by Chris Rush, is on exhibit through May 16; “Only Tenants Reside,” work by Chris Mars, through Aug. 1; “2AM-2PM,” work by Justin Stewart, April 2-Aug. 8; and “Stations,” work by Vincent Valdez, April 9-Aug. 8.

Mountain Artists Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott,, (928) 776-4009. “Particles and Pigment,” through April 14, showcases oil paintings by Linda Umphrey, and works in clay by Saveria Judge; and “New Beginnings,” through May 1, fine arts and crafts by local and national artists. The spotlight shifts to oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings by Barbara Kimmel-Palmer and gourd sculpture by Bill Colligen, April 15-May 19.


The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix celebrates its grand opening at 9 a.m. April 24. In addition to displays of thousands of heirloom and handcrafted instruments from every country in the world, the museum presents instruments that guests can touch and play, and insiders’ views of how instruments work. Pictured is a Dobro Model 60 Resonator mandolin (1932-33) and Model 66B guitar featuring cream-bound wood bodies with French scroll sandblasted designs, mahogany necks and ivoroid-bound 19-fret rosewood fingerboards. For more information, visit, or call (480) 478-6000.
Museo Alameda—101 S. Santa Rosa St., San Antonio,, (210) 299-4300. “Arte en la Charrería: The Artisanship of Mexican Equestrian Culture” is on display through May 2.

Museum of Indian Arts and
—710 Camino Lejo,
Santa Fe,, (505) 476-1269. “A River Apart: The Pottery of Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos,” through June 6; and “Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World,” April 11-March 6, 2011.

Museum of International Folk Art—706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe,, (505) 476-1200. “Material World: Textile Treasures From the Collection,” through May 23, 2011.

Museum of Photographic Arts—1649 El Prado, San Diego,, (619) 238-7559. “State of Mind: A California Invitational,” through June 6; and Seeing Beauty,” through Jan. 23.

New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe,, (505) 476-5200. “Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time,” through May 21, 2011.

New Mexico Museum of Art—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, mfa-, (505) 476-5072. “How the West Is One: The Art of New Mexico,” through April 20.

Palm Springs Art Museum—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif.,, (760) 322-4800. “Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor,” through April 10; “Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner,” through May 23; and “Colors of the West: The Paintings of Birger Sandzén,” April 17-Sept. 12.

Phippen Museum—4701 N. Highway 90 North, Prescott,, (928) 778-1385. “All Aboard! The Life and Work of Marjorie Reed,” through June 13, explores the career of this painter, who is best-known for her depictions of the Butterfield-Overland Stage.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 257-1222. “Tea and Immortality: Contemporary Chinese Yixing Teawares From the James Bialac Collection,” through April 25; “Exposing Time,” through June 27; and “Sumatra: Textiles From the Collection of Dr. Thomas J. Hudak,” through July 4. Latin American Art Alliance presents “The Americas Series 2010,” featuring lectures, slide shows and films. This month’s programs focus on “Doña Bárbara,” April 3; and “Hidden Innovations in Modern Latin American Art,” April 17, both at 2 p.m.

Pinnacle Gallery—23417 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 563-9800. Wall art that adds style and drama at prices far below quality paintings is the focus of “Wall Art: Thinking Outside the Frame, Inside the Budget,” April 1-30. The show includes metal pieces by Moran/Brown, David Bowman, Leonie Lacouette and Bob Rickard; fused glass by Robin Evans; and fiber pieces by Grace Hoff.

Prescott Fine Arts Association Gallery—208 N. Marina St., Prescott,, (928) 445-3286. “Wit and Wisdom: The Mature Eye,” through April 4, taps into the rich talent of artists who have refined their work with years of experience; Yavapai County high school students share their talents in the gallery’s annual “Scholarship Show,” April 10-23; and “Animals in Art,” April 30-June 13, focuses on household pets and creatures found in the wild, from friendly to ferocious, real to surreal.

Rosson House Museum—113 N. Sixth St., Phoenix,, (602) 261-8063. “Water and the Roosevelt Dam,” through April 1, examines the importance of water and the effects of the Roosevelt Dam on the inhabitants
of the Salt River Valley.

San Diego Museum of Art—1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego,, (619) 232-7931. “Arts Alive 2010,” April 29-May 2.

San Diego Natural History Museum—1788 El Prado, San Diego,, (619) 255-0189. “Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries,” through Sept. 5.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale,, (480) 994-ARTS. “Healing Expressions,” through April 22; “Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration,” through May 9; and “Rewind Remix Replay: Design, Music & Everyday Experience,” through
May 23.

Sharlot Hall Museum—415 W. Gurley St., Prescott,, (928) 445-3122. “Paint! Breaking the Buckskin Ceiling” continues with American Indian artwork by Baje Whitehorse Sr. (Navajo), through Aug. 1.


Phoenix Art Museum presents “Ansel Adams: Discoveries,” through June 6. Drawn from the Center of Creative Photography at University of Arizona in Tucson, the exhibition features 140 of Adams’ most popular works and lesser-known photographs. Nineteen images taken in Arizona are presented, as well as personal items, including Adams’ favorite 8x10 camera, intimate portraits and video footage of the artist—a professionally trained musician—playing the piano. Pictured is “Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958,” 15" high x 19" wide. For more information, visit, or call (602) 257-1222.
Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Shemer ‘Alive,’” juried by Dr. Earl Linderman, is an all-media exhibition of works by Arizona artists. The show runs through April 28.

Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture—147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott,, (928) 445-1230. Paintings and clay pieces by Margarete Bagshaw are on display through June 6. The artist is known for her bold colors, abstract shapes, Pueblo-like designs and distinctive textures.

Soyal Gallery—4200 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 540-7506. “Circles With Corners,” an exhibition of paintings by Tempe artist Grant Wiggins, opens with a reception for the artist from 7 to 11 p.m. April 1 and continues on exhibit through May 15. Wiggins’ minimalist paintings are characterized by clean edges, strong geometric shapes and vibrant color combinations.

Tempe Center for the Arts—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2867. “Chuck Amuck: A Legacy of Laughter,” which chronicles the life and art of Chuck Jones, through June 18.

Trailside Galleries—7330 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale,, (480) 945-7751. “East Meets West,” through April 10, presents works by renowned Chinese artists An He, James Jiang, Bi Wei Liang, Calvin Liang, Huihan Liu, Tong Luo, Tang Wei Min, Mian Situ and Jie-Wei Zhou. A reception for the artists takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. April 1.

Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson,, (520) 624-2333. “Ed Mell: Paintings of the New West,” through May 23; “Andy Warhol: Life and Legends,” through July 3; “¡Viva David Tineo! A Retrospective of Tucson’s Muralist and Art Educator,” through July 3; and “Han and Beyond—The Renaissance of China: The James Conley Collection,” through Dec. 31.


Lanning Gallery in Sedona presents “Johnathan Harris: The Sum of Color,” which opens with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. April 2 and continues on display through April 11.
Known for his use of unrestrained color, Harris captures realism, then departs just enough to convey the emotions the scene evoked in him. “Landscapes speak loudly to me, and I set out to interpret and capture on canvas the sensations and revelations I experience when I am in the midst of nature,” he says. Harris paints dark borders around lighter forms to further impact the light and color in his paintings. Pictured is “Desert Day,” an 18" high x 24" wide acrylic on canvas. For more information, visit, or call (928) 282-6865.
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian—704 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill, Santa Fe,, (505) 982-4636. “Through Their Eyes: Paintings From the Charlotte Mittler Collection,” through April 18.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 945-2323. New paintings and prints by Linda Carter Holman are in the spotlight in “Good Day,” through April 13. The focus shifts to “Vistas and Valleys,” April 1-28, with landscape paintings by Albert Scharf, Barbara Gurwitz, Robert Anderson, Karen Bezuidenhout, Paul Davis and Gregg Rochester. “Sherri Belassen: New Works” opens with a reception for the artist from 7 to 9 p.m. April 29 and continues on display through May 12.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson,, (520) 615-5222. “Elements,” April 1-May 5, features abstract art by Robert Charon, Nandy Pendleton, Matt Priebe, Rebecca Crowell, Tierney Miller, John Mark, Patricia Oblack and Jana Peterson.

Confirm information before making plans by calling the listed number. Information for inclusion in GALLERY should be submitted at least 10 weeks before the first of the month it is to be published. Send information to: Judy Harper, Calendar Editor, PHOENIX HOME & GARDEN, 15169 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. C310, Scottsdale, 85254;; or fax to (480) 664-3962.
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