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December 2011 Gallery Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: December, 2011, Page 118
Winter Rose
A fan of all things floral, Andrea de Kerpely-Zak creates miniature paintings each winter to celebrate Christmas and inspire good cheer and success for the new year. The Hungarian-born artist is especially partial to roses, and fondly thinks of poinsettias as her winter rose. Pictured is “Festive Glow,” acrylic on canvas, 5"H x 7"W. Her paintings are on display Dec. 1-31 at Gallery Andrea in Scottsdale. Miniature paintings by Andrea Zakrzewski and Carol Benally also are featured. For more information, visit, or call (480) 481-2530.


Arizona Museum for Youth
35 N. Robson St., Mesa,  (480) 664-2467. “The Art of the Warner Bros. Cartoons,” through Jan. 22.

Arizona-Sonora Desert
Museum—2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, (520) 883-2702. Southwest Arizona Watercolor Guild presents “Fiesta Sonora 2011,” through Jan. 8.

Arizona State Capitol Museum
1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix,, (602) 926-3620. The museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Arizona Constitution with “We the People of Arizona . . . ,” through Feb. 14. The exhibit focuses on the evolution of the state constitution from inception to present day, with interactive multimedia highlighting a century of amendments and key events in Arizona’s statehood.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect,” through Dec. 31; “Dulce: Bisque Without Borders,” through Dec. 31; and “Securing a Free State: The Second Amendment Project,” through Dec. 31.

Blue Rain Contemporary—4164 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 874-8110. Sean Diediker shares a new series of paintings that explores the color blue in “Blue Series,” Dec. 1-29.

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 941-8500. “A Feast for the Eyes,” Dec. 8-24, showcases new paintings by Robert LaDuke and porcelain works by Eric Boos. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8. British artist Peregrine Heathcote is in the spotlight Dec. 29-Jan. 18 in “The Path to Enlightenment.” His work takes a nostalgic look at the loves, lusts and objects of beauty during the prewar period of the last century.

Calvin Charles Gallery—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 421-1818. “Equestrian Escapism,” a new series of mixed-media works on canvas by John Ross Palmer, is on display through Dec. 6. The gallery hosts a small works exhibition featuring works by students from New Way Academy from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Proceeds benefit the art department of New Way Academy to continue its support of education of children with learning differences.

C. Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 819-3212. “It’s All About Color,” Dec. 1-31, showcases vibrant acrylic paintings by Kelli Berry. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8.

Challenger Space Center—21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria,, (623) 322-2012. “An Astronaut’s Life: Articles Flown in Space,” through Sept. 30, is on loan from the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., and provides a historical walk through the legendary era of American space exploration.

Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson,, (520) 622-7400. “Utility as Art,” through Feb. 6, showcases early-20th-century artifacts of the Shawi people of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center—30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, Colo.,, (719) 634-5581. “Birger Sandzén in Colorado,” through Jan. 8.

Colores—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “Southwest Treasures,” Dec. 1-Jan. 4, features works by Stephen Morath, Alix Stefan, Tracy Miller, Linda Carter Holman, Thom Ross, Paul Sheldon, and sisters Nancy and Sandy Pendleton.

Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center—122 E. Culver St., Phoenix,, (602) 241-7870. “New Frontiers: Jewish Pioneers in the Arizona Territory,” through May 31.

Deer Valley Rock Art Center—3711 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix, (602) 582-8007. “Landscape Legacies: The Art and Archaeology of Perry Mesa,” through Jan. 31.

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun—6300 N. Swan Rd., Tucson,, (520) 299-9191. Ted DeGrazia’s dual passions for art and music are the focus of “DeGrazia Paints Music With Color,” through Jan. 16. The gallery hosts La Fiesta de Guadalupe from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11, with spirited outdoor performances by mariachi and folklorico groups, a Yaqui deer dance, Las Posadas procession and piñatas filled with treats hoisted hourly for the kids.

Denver Art Museum—100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, (720) 865-5000. “Western Horizons: Landscapes From the Contemporary Realism Collection,” through Dec. 4; “Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs, 1964-2009,” through Jan. 2; “Xu Beihong: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting,” through Jan. 29; “Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China’s Last Dynasty,” through Jan. 29; “Gary Emrich: Contact,” through April 8; and “Focus: Robert Motherwell,” through May 27.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “Holiday Expressions,” through Feb. 5, features works by Geri Bringman, David Brown, Paddie Flaherty, Gretchen Huff, Ken Requard and Margaret Shirer.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg,, (928) 684-2272. “The Fisher Legacy,” through Jan. 8; “Kenneth M. Freeman: Artist at Work,” through March 4; “Holiday Train Exhibit,” Dec. 1-Jan. 15; “Salon Style: Selections From the Permanent Collection,” Jan. 14-July 29; and “Collecting the West: The Laura Ford Collection,” Jan. 20-March 4.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 624-7370. “Slow Light,” a new series of landscape photographs by Kate Breakey, through Jan. 21.
422 Gallery—4115 N. 44th St., Phoenix, (602) 957-3122. The fine-art photography gallery showcases photographs by Randy Efros, Dr. Rebecca Senf, Matt Hojnacki and John Kitts, through Jan. 31.

Gallery Russia—7103 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 596-9533. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the gallery hosts its annual group exhibition, Dec. 1-29, featuring new Soviet-era works by deceased masters, as well as paintings by its roster of young artists.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center—415 E. Grant St., Phoenix,, (602) 274-1113. “A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People,” through Dec. 11, chronicles the childhood friendship of Karol Wojtyla, later known as Pope John Paul II, and Jerzey Kluger, who became the pope’s personal emissary to Israel. This friendship between a Catholic boy and his Jewish friend laid the groundwork for a historic reconciliation that shattered 2,000 years of history.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 252-8848. “Navajo Textiles: 100+ Years of Weaving,” through Jan. 8; “More Than Child’s Play: American Indian Dolls,” through March 4; “Something Old, Something New: Nothing Borrowed—Recent Acquisitions From the Heard Museum Collection,” through March 19; “Retha Walden Gambaro: Attitudes of Prayer,” through May 13; “The Art of Ceremony: American Indian Painting of the 20th Century,” through Sept. 3; and “Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary,” through Sept. 3.

Heard Museum North—The Summit at Scottsdale, 32633 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 488-9817. “All That Glitters: American Indian Gold Jewelry,” Dec. 10-Aug. 5.

John C. Hill Antique Indian Art Gallery—6962 E. First Ave., Scottsdale, (480) 946-2910. Color woodblock prints by Gustave Baumann and paintings by Gunnar Widforss and other Western artists are on display Dec. 1-31.

Landis Studio/Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 576-0406. Lori Landis brings brilliant facets of color to small paintings in “Small Jewels,” through Jan. 3. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona,, (928) 282-6865. The gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary with an artists’ reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 for Ted CoConis, who unveils drawings in both graphite and pastel, and jeweler Michael Grant, who shares his latest pieces. The exhibit continues through Dec. 26.

The Legacy Gallery—7178 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 945-1113. The gallery’s top painters and sculptors share their talents in the 11th-annual “Holiday Small Works Show,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8. The show features nearly 200 works highlighting a diversity of subject matter, including Western, still life, landscape, figurative and wildlife, with many of the artists in attendance.

Lisa Sette Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 990-7342. New works by Angela Ellsworth, whose pieces often draw on her background as a descendant of Mormon pioneers, are on display through Dec. 31. The exhibition features an installation of five “Seer Bonnets”—bonnets whose exteriors, formed entirely by the pearl tips of tens of thousands of corsage pins, belie their dangerous needle-point interiors.

The Manheim Gallery—747 N. Main St., Cottonwood,, (928) 649-0130. Jewelry by Karen Piper and small artworks by Margo Mitchell, Rose Moon and Sarah Smith are on exhibit Dec. 1-31.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-7798. Paintings by Logan Maxwell Hagege and Dominik Modlinski are on exhibit through Jan. 5.

May Gallery—3922 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 922-1801. Works by glass artist Ross Neder are in the spotlight Dec. 3-12, including a quintuplet wall platter set displayed on the gallery wall. A large selection of single platters in a wide variety of vibrant colors also is featured.

Mesa Contemporary Arts—1 E. Main St., Mesa,, (480) 644-6500. “Six-String Masterpieces,” through Dec. 4; “Easy Ridin’ & Hard Rockin’ AZ Style,” through Dec. 18; “Radical Rides: The ‘Art’ of Motorcycles,” through Jan. 9; and “Lego Experience,” through Jan. 9.

Mountain Artists Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, (928) 776-4009. “Holiday Gift and Craft Show,” through Dec. 23.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture—710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, (505) 476-1269. “Creative Spark: The Life and Art of Tony Da,” through Dec. 31; “Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World,” through Feb. 12; and “Woven Identities: Baskets From the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Collection,” through May 1, 2014.

New Mexico History Museum—113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, (505) 476-5200. “From a Distant Road,” through March 4; “Illuminating the Word: Saint John’s Bible,” through April 7; and “Contemplative Landscape,” through Dec. 31, 2012.

Palm Springs Art Museum—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif.,, (760) 322-4800. “Blast From the Past: ’60s and ’70s Geometric Abstractions,” through Dec. 23; “Ransom: An Art Installation,” through Dec. 31; “Andrew Wyeth in Perspective,” through Jan. 22; and “Night and Day: The Paintings of Lockwood de Forest,” Dec. 17-April 8.

Paul Scott Gallery—7173 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 874-3000. Subtle and introspective oil paintings by Angie Renfro and Kathleen Earthrowl, and bold and powerful sculptural works by Mark Chatterley are on display Dec. 1-22. The show opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,  (520) 884-7404. The gallery celebrates the autumn garden bounty with “Harvest,” through Dec. 3, featuring a variety of glass pieces, including pumpkins by Cohn-Stone Studios, and whimsical “Bobtanicals” by Bob and Laurie Kliss, a husband-and-wife team. Visitors can watch glassblowers working on-site from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1-3, as the gallery hosts its annual holiday sale of hand-blown gift items and 2011 Christmas ornaments.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott,, (928) 778-1385. “Twenty-First-Annual Trappings of the American West,” through Feb. 19; and “Arizona Visions,” through March 11.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 257-1222. “The Bridge at Hoover Dam: Photographs by Jamey Stillings,” through Dec. 4; “Ray Wielgus: The Art of Engraved Firearms,” through Dec. 26; “Seeing Is Believing: Rebecca Campbell and Angela Ellsworth,” through Jan. 23; “Iconic Arizona: Celebrating the Arizona Centennial With Photographs From the Center for Creative Photography,” through March 4; and “Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century,” Dec. 18-April 29.

Pinnacle Gallery—23417 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 563-9800. “Gifts for a Home,” Dec. 1-31, features an array of handmade American craft pieces, ranging from colorful glass pen holders and coasters, to a variety of glass, ceramic and metal decor pieces.

Prescott Center for the Arts—208 N. Marina St., Prescott,, (928) 445-3286. The gallery becomes a series of boutiques featuring a wide variety of creations by local artists during “Holiday Wrap,” through Dec. 16.

Pueblo Grande Museum—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 495-0900. “All Good Clay Smells Like Rain: The Art and Artistry of Maricopa Pottery Exhibit,” through April 30.

San Diego Natural History Museum—1788 El Prado, San Diego,, (619) 255-0189. “All That Glitters: The Splendor and Science of Gems and Minerals,” through April 8; “Ends of the Earth: From Polar Bears to Penguins,” through April 15; and “The Horse,” through Jan. 20, 2013.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “Artists tell stories (mostly about themselves),” through Jan. 2; “Kirsten Everberg: Looking for Edendale,” through Jan. 8; “People’s Biennial,” through Jan. 15; and “Artists and Their Children,” through Jan. 23.

Sedona Arts Center—15 Art Barn Rd., Sedona (928) 282-3809. Small works by a number of artists are in the spotlight through Dec. 13.

Sharlot Hall Museum—415 W. Gurley St., Prescott,, (928) 445-3122. “Arizona on an Alien Planet,” through Jan. 15, takes a look at how the land mass of Arizona has changed over eons and what kinds of dinosaurs were stomping around millions of years ago.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Home for the Holidays” opens with a VIP holiday party from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 and continues on exhibit through Dec 31.

Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture—147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott,, (928) 445-1230. “Where the Two Came to Their Father, A Navajo War Ceremonial,” through Dec. 31. The exhibit features a set of 18 gouache renderings of sand paintings. These works tell the Navajo creation story and are used in ceremonies for departing warriors.

Tempe Center for the Arts—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2TCA. “Mixing It Up: Building an Identity,” through Jan. 28, celebrates and examines how works created by Mexican-American artists are influenced by the cultures of both Mexico and the United States.

Tempe History Museum—809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, (480) 350-5100. “The Finley Boys: Arizona’s Royal Family of Rodeo,” through Dec. 31.

Think Art—Scottsdale Design Center, 15125 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 998-9790. Mixed-media works on paper by Terri Hallman are in the spotlight Dec. 1-31.

Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present,” through Jan. 15; and “El Nacimiento,” through March 18.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. “Holiday Gift Show Featuring Mariann Leahy” opens with an artist’s reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 and continues through Dec. 26. The show includes a wealth of gift ideas, including Leahy’s Southwest-styled ceramic wall pieces.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. “The Gem Show,” Dec. 1-Jan. 4, is an annual exhibition of miniature and small works of art. The show includes paintings and sculptures by more than 50 artists, including Sarah Webber, Chaille Trevor, Diane Barbee, Michael Baum, Kari Rives, Lisa Gordon, Sherri Belassen, Timothy Chapman, Lori Faye Bock and Dana Hooper.

Wildfire Gallery—6501 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, (480) 595-5188. Bob Bonn shares his talent for dramatic flair, whimsy and imagination with an exhibit of his newest contemporary acrylic paintings. Guests can meet the artist from 4 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9-11.

Wild Holly Gallery—22 Easy St., Carefree, (480) 595-8757. Fused glass by Debora Wayne is in the spotlight through Dec. 31.

Work of Artists Gallery—7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, (480) 596-0304. The gallery celebrates its 20th anniversary with a holiday open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9. Art giveaways, a kaleidoscope display and the chance to meet dozens of artists are among the highlights.

Confirm information before making plans by calling the listed number. Information for inclusion in GALLERY ROW 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. 310, Scottsdale, AZ 85254;; or fax to (480) 664-3962.
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