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January 2012 Gallery Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: January, 2012, Page 144
Country Charm
The spotlight is on desert living as Colores in Scottsdale presents “Southwest Treasures,” through Jan. 4. Stephen Morath depicts the Southwest as a bountiful playground full of wildlife and native plants as seen here in “Moody Autumn,” acrylic on canvas, 28"H x 32"W. The show also features works by Alix Stefan, Tracy Miller, Linda Carter Holman, Thom Ross, Paul Sheldon, and sisters Nancy and Sandy Pendleton. For more information, call (480) 947-1489.


Amery Bohling Gallery
7038 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 970-8837. Still-life pastel paintings by Karen Budan are in the spotlight in “Captivated by Color,” Jan. 16-27. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19.

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

Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, azscience.org, (602) 716-2000.
“Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah From Slave Ship to Pirate Ship,” through Jan. 15. The exhibit showcases more than 200 artifacts, including treasures, weaponry, everyday objects and personal items from the first fully authenticated pirate ship ever to be discovered in U.S. waters.

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

Arizona State Capitol Museum—1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, lib.az.us/museum, (602) 926-3620. In recognition of the state’s centennial, 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.

ArtsEye—3550 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, artseye.com, (520) 325-0260. “Please Don’t Tell,” through March 15, features a collection of Chris Gall’s illustrated prints from the collaborative “PDT Cocktail Book” by world-renowned mixologist Jim Meehan. Gall’s colorful and comic book-inspired prints pay tribute to American cocktail culture with wit and nostalgia.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “Miracle Report: Julianne Schwartz and Ken Landauer, Social Studies 8,” Jan. 21-June 2.

Bentley Gallery—4161 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, bentleygallery.com, (480) 946-6060. “Don Reitz: A Life in Clay,” through Jan. 14, showcases works by the renowned ceramicist and local artist.

Blue Rain Contemporary—4164 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, blueraingallery.com, (480) 874-8110. New works by Mateo Romero are on exhibit Jan. 5-26. His mixed-media creations employ bold brushwork, saturations of color and photo collage. The focus shifts to J. Paul Fennell, Jan. 19-Feb. 9. Using salvaged woods, the artist creates vessel-like forms that often are inspired by shapes in nature. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19.

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, bonnerdavid.com, (480) 941-8500. British artist Peregrine Heathcote is in the spotlight through Jan. 18 in “The Path to Enlightenment.” His work takes a nostalgic look at the loves, lusts and objects of beauty during the last century. Known for capturing the heart and soul of cats, dogs and other animals in all their color on canvas, Ron Burns focuses on the deep relationship we have with our pets in “BFF—Best Friends Furever,” Jan. 26-Feb. 15. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26.

Calvin Charles Gallery—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, calvincharlesgallery.com, (480) 421-1818. Contemporary Vietnamese artists Dinh Thi Tham Poong, Hong Viet Dung, Nguyen Bach Dan, and Pham Luan join with Korean artist Yong Jo Ji for “Eastern Harmony.” The exhibition of new works opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 5 and continues through Feb. 6.

C. Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, cyndycarstens.com, (602) 819-3212. Oil and graphite paintings by Cyndy Carstens are on display in “Spirits of the Sonoran Desert,”
Jan. 2-31.

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.

Chandler Center for the Arts Exhibition Hall—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, (480) 782-2680. “Art Quilts Year XVI: Something to Say,” through Jan. 28.

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., csfineartscenter.org, (719) 634-5581. “Birger Sandzén in Colorado,” through Jan. 8; and “Coalescence: Photographs by Barbara Sparks,” through Feb. 19.

Colores—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “Vintage Cars and Country Classics,” Jan. 5-Feb. 1, celebrates cars of all types, from collectible and nostalgic “in your grille” classics, to late-model trucks puttering along rural roads. Featured artists include Connie Townsend, Bill Colt, Leigh Gusterson, and Stephen Morath.

Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center—122 E. Culver St., Phoenix, azjhs.org, (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, dvrac.asu.edu, (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. “Portraits of DeGrazia,” which opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 20, features more than 50 portraits by dozens of artists, including Harley Brown, Louise Serpa, and Thomas Hart Benton. Included are oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture and photography, plus 12 of DeGrazia’s self-portraits. The show continues through Jan. 20, 2013.

Denver Art Museum—100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, (720) 865-5000. “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; “Rupprecht Matthies: ¿Being Home?,” through Feb. 12; and “Gary Emrich: Contact,” through April 8.

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

El Dorado Art Gallery—10330 W. Thunderbird Rd., Sun City, (623) 972-3000. The gallery presents 26 original hand-woven wall hangings by Roberta Ayotte, through Feb. 27. The show includes a variety of sizes, techniques and fibers in pictorial Southwest and abstract compositions.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, ethertongallery.com, (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 Andrea­­—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, artandrea.com, (480) 481-2530. Landscape paintings by Paul Chenoweth and Gerry Grout are on exhibit Jan. 1-31.

Goldenstein Gallery—390 S.R. 89A, Sedona, goldensteinart.com, (928) 204-1765. Gallery artists who are masters in the use of light and color are highlighted in “Sizzle,” Jan. 6-31. The show explores the diverse manner in which the “art” of illumination is used to captivate, awe and inspire. Featured artists include Karyl Bennett, David DeVary, Lynne Rae Lowe, and Marilyn Bos. A reception with wine tasting and live music takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 6.

Count Your Blessings
After a lifetime spent in New York City, Geri Bringman moved to Tucson in 2005 and was immediately charmed by the landscape and locals. “But I think my greatest influence has been the Mexican and Native American art and culture that is so much a part of the Old Pueblo,” says the artist. “I love their traditional designs and vivid colors and, most of all, their broad, beautiful faces.” Pictured is “Señora Vendadora,” acrylic on canvas, 30"H x 24"W. Bringman’s work is showcased in “Holiday Expressions,” through Feb. 5, at Desert Artisans’ Gallery in Tucson. The show also includes works by David Brown, Paddie Flaherty, Gretchen Huff, Ken Requard, and Margaret Shirer. For more information, visit or call (520) 722-4412.
Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, (602) 252-8848. “Navajo Textiles: 100+ Years of Weaving,” through Jan. 8; “Something Old, Something New: Nothing Borrowed—Recent Acquisitions From the Heard Museum Collection,” through Feb. 12; “More Than Child’s Play: American Indian Dolls,” through March 4; “The Art of Ceremony: American Indian Painting of the 20th Century,” through March 16; “Retha Walden Gambaro: Attitudes of Prayer,” through May 13; “Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary,” through Sept. 3; and “Facing the Sunland: Works by America Meredith + Sally Ann Paschall + Kay WalkingStick,” Jan. 20-
Feb. 13.

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

John C. Hill Antique Indian Art Gallery—6962 E. First Ave., Scottsdale, johnhillgallery.com, (480) 946-2910. The gallery presents a collection of rare Hopi and Zuni kachinas Jan. 2-Feb. 29.

Landis Studio/Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, landisart.com, (480) 576-0406. Lori Landis brings brilliant facets of color to small paintings in “Small Jewels,” through Jan. 3. Abstract paintings by Landis are on display in “It Takes Spirit,” Jan. 5-Feb. 5. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from
6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, lanninggallery.com, (928) 282-6865. “New Year, New Works” introduces new works and new artists, including bronze animal sculptures by Chris Deverill. The show opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 6 and continues through Jan. 15.

Larsen Gallery—3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale, larsengallery.com, (480) 941-0900. “Philip Campbell Curtis (1907-2000): Magic Realism,” Jan. 1-31, showcases more than 10 original paintings and several graphics by the artist.

Lisa Sette Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, lisasettegallery.com, (480) 990-7342. Carrie Marill presents intriguing and sophisticated works on canvas that revel in the use of pattern—the elemental pleasure of colors and shapes arranged on a field—in “Hi ’n Lo,” Jan. 5-28. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 5.

The Manheim Gallery—747 N. Main St., Cottonwood, themanheimgallery.com, (928) 649-0130. Works by new and emerging artists are in the spotlight in “Who’s New,” Jan. 11-28.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, medicinemangallery.com, (520) 722-7798. “Toadlena: A Trading Post Visited,” through Jan. 5; paintings by Logan Maxwell Hagege and Dominik Modlinski, through Jan. 5; and “Dean Mitchell: New Works,” Jan. 2-Feb. 15. The gallery also hosts “Cookies and Cabernet,” a benefit for the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 6. The fundraiser features fine wines and desserts created by local chefs using Girl Scout cookies.

May Gallery—3922 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, maygallery.com, (480) 922-1801. The gallery hosts a “Canada Appreciation Day” Jan. 21, with an exhibit of figurative paintings by Vidan, a favorite of Canadians. Vittorio Dangelico—who signs his paintings Vidan—was born in Perugia, which is nestled between Rome and Florence, Italy. The artist realized his passion for the arts in his youth. Refreshments and a drawing for a framed original Vidan pencil drawing are featured from 1 to 4 p.m.

Mesa Contemporary Arts—1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, (480) 644-6500. “Radical Rides: The ‘Art’ of Motorcycles,” through Jan. 9; “Lego Experience,” through Jan. 9; “33rd-Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition,” through March 18; “Best of Arizona Watercolors Association,” through April 8; and “Shadow Kansas,” through May 6.

Method Art—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, methodart.com, (602) 326-9622. “Searching for the Perfect Storm,” Jan. 3-Feb. 25, is a juried exhibition of photography, showcasing subtle to astonishing moments caught in an image.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture—710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, indianartsandculture.org, (505) 476-1269. “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.

Museum of International Folk Art—706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, internationalfolkart.org, (505) 476-1200. “The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Disaster,” through May 6; “Young Brides, Old Treasures: Macedonian Embroidered Dress,” through Jan. 6, 2013; and “Folk Art of the Andes,” through March 10, 2013.

Museum of Northern Arizona—3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff, musnaz.org, (928) 774-5213. “Photographic Journeys: Three Visions,” through Jan. 16, showcases works by Rick Braveheart, Jim Knipe, and Prescott Lewis.

New Mexico History Museum—113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, nmhistorymuseum.org, (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.

New Mexico Museum of Art—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, mfa-santafe.org, (505) 476-5072. “James Drake: Salon of a Thousand Sails,” through April 22; and “Past, Present, Future: Three New Mexico Photographers,” featuring works by Michael Berman, David Taylor, and Connie Samaras, through April 22.

Palm Springs Art Museum—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif., psmuseum.org, (760) 322-4800. “Andrew Wyeth in Perspective,” through Jan. 22; “Night and Day: The Paintings of Lockwood de Forest,” through April 8; and “Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982,” Jan. 21-May 27.

Paul Scott Gallery—7173 E. Main St., Scottsdale, paulscottgallery.com, (480) 874-3000. New paintings by Toni Doilney and Michael Steirnagle are on exhibit Jan. 12-26. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 12.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, philabaumglass.com, (520) 884-7404. “Studio Hotshots,” through Jan. 28, is an exhibit of works by Paul Anders-Stout, Dan Enwright, Erika Parkin, and Louis Via.

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

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, (602) 257-1222. “Seeing Is Believing: Rebecca Campbell and Angela Ellsworth,” through Jan. 23; “Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo,” through Feb. 12; “Iconic Arizona: Celebrating the Arizona Centennial With Photographs From the Center for Creative Photography,” through March 4; “Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century,” through April 29; and “Sacred Word and Image: Five World Religions,” Jan. 4-March 25.

Pinnacle Gallery—23417 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, pinnaclegallery.com, (480) 563-9800. “New Works for a New Year,” Jan. 1-31, features blown-glass vessels by Gerald Patterson, patinated steel “boats” by Julie Girardini, fused glass by Dr. Steve Immerman, laminated wooden vessels by Colin Schleeh and woven copper mirrors by Jean and Tom Heffernan.

Prescott Fine Arts Gallery—208 N. Marina St., Prescott, pfaa.net, (928) 445-3286. “Wish You Were Here,” Jan. 6-Feb. 1, showcases artworks that are interpretations of places the artists have traveled to, whether real or imaginary. Each work is accompanied by a fictitious postcard to an Arizona friend.

Pueblo Grande Museum—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, (602) 495-0900. “All Good Clay Smells Like Rain: The Art and Artistry of Maricopa Pottery Exhibit,” through April 30. Offering insights into Maricopa pottery as both a cultural and artistic expression, the exhibit examines the prehistoric and historic roots of pottery making and the development of the pottery as a style.

San Diego Natural History Museum—1788 El Prado, San Diego, sdnhm.org, (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.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art—1130 State St., Santa Barbara, Calif., sbma.net, (805) 963-4364. “Al Weber: Lofty Views,” through Jan. 1; “Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910-12,” through Jan. 8; and “Echoes of Japan: The Prints of Henri Rivière (1864-1951),” through Jan. 8.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, (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; “Artists and Their Children,” through Jan. 30; and “economy of means: toward humility in contemporary sculpture,” Jan. 21-April 29.

Sharlot Hall Museum—415 W. Gurley St., Prescott, sharlot.org, (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. “New Horizons High School Student Art Exhibit,” Jan. 13-Feb. 8. An awards ceremony takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 21.

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.

Temple Gallery—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Ken Figueredo (1942-2010): Altered States,” through Jan. 3, features a selection of inkjet prints made using 19th-century engravings. Inspired by televised images of redacted “top secret” government documents, the artist blacked out large swathes of detail, raising questions about perception and identity, and blurring the line between public and private.

Touchstone Gallery—4168 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, touchstone-gallery.net, (480) 874-8385. Modern slump-glass designs by Mark Hines are in the spotlight Jan. 19. His contemporary designs include vases, clocks, wall sconces and other art vessels, all with a strong organic feel. Guests can meet the artist from 7 to 9 p.m. during the Scottsdale ArtWalk.

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; “El Nacimiento,” through March 18; “Art of Latin America,” through Feb. 28, 2013; “Han and Beyond—The Renaissance of China: The James Conley Collection,” through Jan. 31, 2014; “Tesoros del Pueblo: Latin American Folk Art,” Jan. 28-June 3; and “Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray,” Jan. 28-June 3.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, turquoisetortoisegallery.com, (928) 282-2262. “New for the New Year” opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 6 and continues through Jan. 15, showcasing new artists and new works, including acrylic paintings of fiery Andalusian horses by Elena Nevado.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, artmuseum.arizona.edu, (520) 621-7567. “Good Vibrations: The Guitar as Design, Craft and Function,” through Jan. 15; “Master Impressions From the UAMA Collections; Alphonse Legros,” through Feb. 5; and “The Border Project: Soundscapes, Landscapes & Lifescapes,” through March 18.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, wildemeyer.com, (480) 945-2323. “The Gem Show,” through 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. The gallery welcomes 2012 with “New Year, New Beginnings,” Jan. 5-Feb. 1, featuring works of art by Tom Philabaum, Josiane Childers, Deb Komitor, Jeff Cochran, Barbara Gurwitz, Merlin Cohen, and Belassen.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, xanadugallery.com, (480) 368-9929. Steel wall sculptures by Jeanie Thorn are in the spotlight in “Steel & Stones,” Jan. 2-31. Contemporary works by Linza, Yvette Cragun, and John and Elli Milan also are on display.


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