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February 2012 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: February, 2012, Page 122
Home Sweet Home
From her earliest memories, Claudia Hartley
drew on anything available—the smooth sand at the beach, the underside of bark on pine trees—she even used charcoal left over from Girl Scout camp. After a successful career in Atlanta, she was drawn to the light and “wildness” of the Southwest, and moved to Arizona in 1998. Her enthusiasm for the region is evident in her paintings, which best can be described as “happy.” Hartley is a detailed colorist, carefully studying complementary colors and portraying them in both her interiors and landscapes. Pictured is “Seats of Joy,” acrylic on canvas, 20"H x 30"W. Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale showcases Hartley’s work, along with paintings by Dyana Hesson, in “Together Again,” Feb. 2-27. For more information, visit, or call (480) 941-8500.

Arizona Museum for Youth
35 N. Robson St., Mesa,, (480) 644-2467. “Wing It! All Things That Fly,” Feb. 10-May 6.

Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix,, (602) 716-2000. “Van Gogh Alive,” through June 17, is a multimedia interpretation of Van Gogh’s artwork showcasing the intersection of science and art in a whole new way.

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.

Artlink A.E. England Gallery—424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, The gallery hosts its 14th-annual juried exhibit, Feb. 3-17, featuring paintings, textiles, photography, ceramics, sculpture and mixed-media works by professional artists residing in Arizona. Receptions take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17.

ArtsEye—3550 E. Grant Rd., Tucson,, (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,” through June 2.

Blue Rain Contemporary—4164 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, blue-, (480) 874-8110. New works by J. Paul Fennell are on exhibit through Feb. 9. Using salvaged woods, the artist creates vessel-like forms that often are inspired by shapes found in nature. New paintings by Jim Vogel are on display Feb. 2-18. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 7 to
9 p.m. Feb. 2.

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 941-8500. Known for capturing the hearts and souls 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,” through Feb. 15. John Burton has created 100 scenes of Arizona to commemorate the state’s centennial year. The paintings are showcased in “Arizona 100,” which opens with a reception for the artist from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16 and continues through March 1.

Calvin Charles Gallery—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (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,” through Feb. 6. Paintings by David Adams are on display in “Moments Felt, Images Played.” A reception for the artist is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9, with the show continuing through March 5.

Cave Creek Museum—6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek,, (480) 488-2764. The museum offers an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. February is “Authors Month” at the museum, with presentations by Les Conklin, Feb. 4; Patrick Grady, Feb. 11; and Beckey Burgoyne, Feb. 18.

C. Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 819-3212. Paintings by Cyndy Carstens are on display in “Essence Exhibition,” Feb. 2-29.

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. “Blink of an Eye” opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 and continues through March 10.

Collier Gallery Ltd.—1733 E. McKellips Rd., Tempe,, (480) 947-2787. Paintings by Greg Singley and forged sculptural furnishings by Rick Merrill are on display in “The New American West,” through Feb. 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. Spanish- and Incan-influenced antiques from Cuzco, Peru, are on exhibit in “Colliding Cultures,” Feb. 15-
May 15.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center—30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, Colo.,, (719) 634-5581. “Coalescence: Photographs by Barbara Sparks,” through Feb. 19; and “Terry Maker: Reckoning,” Feb. 18-June 3.

Colores—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “Vintage Cars and Country Classics,” through Feb. 1, showcases artwork that 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.

Costello • Childs Contemporary—2724 N. 68th St., Scottsdale,, (480) 949-2701. Ceramic works by Patricia Sannit—including pedestal and free-standing works, and unique wall pieces—and paintings by Erik Gonzales are on exhibit in “New Year • New Works,” Feb. 2-29.

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

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun—6300 N. Swan Rd., Tucson,, (520) 299-9191. “Portraits of DeGrazia,” through Jan. 20, 2013, 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.

Denver Art Museum—100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver,, (720) 865-5000. “Rupprecht Matthies: ¿Being Home?,” through Feb. 12; Changing Landscapes: Themes in 19th Century French and American Painting,” through Feb. 12; “Gary Emrich: Contact,” through April 8; “Focus: Robert Motherwell,” through May 27; “Blue & White: A Ceramic Journey,” through May 27; “Nampeyo: Excellence by Name,” through July 1; “Texture & Tradition: Japanese Woven Bamboo,” through July 29; and “Mud to Masterpiece: Mexican Colonial Ceramics,” through Nov. 13.

Human Spirit
Lori Landis celebrates life and all that it offers in “It Takes Spirit,” through Feb. 5 at Landis Studio/Gallery in Scottsdale. “I contracted polio at age 7,” explains Landis. “I was paralyzed from my neck down, but by the grace of God I recovered all except my left arm. This show represents a moving forward and knowing I can do anything—no matter what problems arise in my life. I’m very grateful.” The exhibit features several abstract paintings by Landis, including the acrylic and enamel piece pictured, 40"H x 30"W, also called “It Takes Spirit.” “Abstract art for me is about painting with my heart and not what I see,” comments the artist. For more information, visit, or call (480) 576-0406.
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. “Painted Spring,” Feb. 7-June 3, showcases works by Bonnie Bedillion, Gail Brynildsen, Pamela Howe, Wes Jernigan, Terry Slonaker, and Jan Thompson. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg,, (928) 684-2272. “Kenneth M. Freeman: Artist at Work,” through March 4; “Collecting the West: The Laura Ford Collection,” through March 4; “and “Salon Style: Selections From the Permanent Collection,” through July 29.

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 exhibition includes a variety of sizes, techniques and fibers in pictorial Southwest and abstract compositions.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 624-7370. “Don’t Look Now,” through March 27, features paintings and mixed-media works by Craig Cully, Chris Rush, and James Reed.

Gallery Andrea­­—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 481-2530. The gallery celebrates the “month of love” Feb. 1-29, with paintings of women by Joanna Zjawinska, as well as florals by Andrea de Kerpely-Zak and Andrea Zakrzewski.

Gallery Russia—7103 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 596-9533. New paintings by Regina Lyubovnaya are on display Feb. 16-March 1. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16.

Goldenstein Gallery—390 S.R. 89A, Sedona,, (928) 204-1765. The gallery celebrates the state centennial with “A to Z,” Feb. 3-28. The show features artwork that captures the spirit of Arizona by 35 Arizona artists in all media and styles. A reception with wine tasting and live music takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 252-8848. “Something Old, Something New: Nothing Borrowed—Recent Acquisitions From the Heard Museum Collection,” through Feb. 12; “Facing the Sunland: Works by America Meredith + Sally Ann Paschall + Kay WalkingStick,” through Feb. 13; “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; “Beyond Geronimo: The Apache Experience,” Feb. 11-Jan. 20, 2013; and “Namingha Family: Landscape, Form and Light,” Feb. 25-Jan. 27, 2013.

Heard Museum North—The Summit at Scottsdale, 32633 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (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,, (480) 946-2910. The gallery presents a collection of rare Hopi and Zuni kachinas through Feb. 29.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona,, (928) 282-6865. “A Gift From the Heart” opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3
and continues through Feb. 14. The show features artistic expressions of love created by a variety of glass artists, sculptors and jewelers.

Larsen Gallery—3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale,, (480) 941-0900. Bill Schenck salutes the West in “El Otro Mundo/The Other World,” Feb. 2-29. His new paintings showcase a bold palette, diverse subject matter and spatial depth. Guests can meet Schenck at an opening  reception from 5:30 to
8 p.m. Feb. 2.

Lisa Sette Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 990-7342. The gallery presents a month of “startling portraiture” with paintings by Rachel Bess and photographs by Luis Gonzalez Palma. A reception for the artists takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2, with the show continuing through Feb. 25.

Madaras Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson,, (520) 615-3001. Floral paintings by Diana Madaras are in the spotlight in “Fall in Love With Flowers,” Feb. 1-March 15.

The Manheim Gallery—747 N. Main St., Cottonwood,, (928) 649-0130. Original jewelry designs by Karen Piper are on display in “Jewels & Wine,” Feb. 11-29. The artist uses semiprecious stones, pearls, coral, turquoise and silver in her designs. Guests can meet the artist at a reception, which includes fine wines by Oak Creek Winery, from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 11.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson,, (520) 722-7798. “Dean Mitchell: New Works,” through Feb. 15.

May Gallery—3922 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 922-1801. The gallery marks its 40th year in Scottsdale this month. The celebration begins with a demonstration from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11, featuring Susanne Nyberg, who paints Arizona desert landscapes; it ends with a show and reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25, for Richard Boyer, who paints European and Tuscan landscapes and cityscapes.

Mesa Contemporary Arts—1 E. Main St., Mesa,, (480) 644-6500. “Thirty-third-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,, (602) 326-9622. “Searching for the Perfect Storm,” through Feb. 25, is a juried exhibition of photography, showcasing subtle to astonishing moments caught in a variety of images.

Get a Grip
Lisa Scroggins’ love of ceramics began in high school. She earned a degree and worked in the graphic arts industry, always keeping her hands in clay for enjoyment. In 1988, she learned how to throw clay on the wheel. “I loved the tactile experience and the symmetry of the thrown vessel,” she says. “But I also loved asymmetry and soon started to add sculpture to my pieces to bring together my two disciplines.” The artist’s graphics background has strongly influenced the patterns, colors and composition of her pieces. “And, of course, my love of nature is also quite evident,” she quips. The ceramic vase shown here is 6"H x 4"W. Scroggins’ work is showcased in “Art With a Function,” Feb. 1-29, at Pinnacle Gallery in Scottsdale. For more information, call (480) 563-9800.
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture—710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe,, (505) 476-1269. “Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World,” through Feb. 12; “Woven Identities: Baskets From the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Collection,” through May 1, 2014; “Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules,” Feb. 12-Dec. 30; and “Creative Spark: The Life and Art of Tony Da,” Feb. 13-Dec. 31.

Museum of International Folk Art—706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe,, (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.

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.

New Mexico Museum of Art—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe,, (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.

Occasions! by design—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 423-0506. Fiber artist Susan Klebanoff presents “In Depth,” Feb. 23-March 14, focusing on the continued exploration of depth, dimension, space, light and shadow in her three-dimensional tapestries. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m.
Feb. 23.

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

Paul Scott Gallery—7173 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 874-3000. The spotlight is on new paintings by Heather Barron, Jeanie Tomanek, and Angus Wilson, Feb. 9-29. An opening reception is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 884-7404. Works by Rob Adamson, Donald Carlson, Dale Chihuly, Fritz Dreisbach, Henry Halem, Audrey Handler, Harvey Littleton, Joel Philip Myers, Mark Peiser, Tom Philabaum, Jack Schmidt, Randy Strong, and Peter Vanderlaan are on display in “Glass: 30-40-50.” The show celebrates 30 years of Philabaum Glass Gallery, 40 years the participating artists have worked in glass, and 50 years of the American Studio Glass Movement. Opening with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4, the show continues through April 28.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott,, (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,, (602) 257-1222. “Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo,” through Feb. 12; “Iconic Arizona: Celebrating the Arizona Centennial With Photographs From the Center for Creative Photography,” through March 4; “Sacred Word and Image: Five World Religions,” through March 25; and “Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century,” through April 29.

Prescott Fine Arts Gallery—208 N. Marina St., Prescott,, (928) 445-3286. “Wish You Were Here,” through Feb. 1; and “Through the Lens—A Photographic Tour,” Feb. 24-March 31.

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. 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,, (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.,, (805) 963-4364. “Publicly Private: Enrico Natali and Doug Rickard,” through
April 22.

Scottsdale Fine Art—7116 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 990-3100. Paintings by landscape artist Peter Holbrook are on display in “Canyons and Vistas,” Feb. 13-27. A reception for the artist takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale,, (480) 874-4666. “Economy of means: toward humility in contemporary sculpture,” through April 29; “I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith,” Feb. 11-May 20; and “The Cutting Edge: Art and Technology,” Feb. 11-April 23.

Sharlot Hall Museum—415 W. Gurley St., Prescott,, (928) 445-3122. “Centennial Canvas: Paintings by Prescott Artists,” Feb. 11-Sept. 3, includes works by Shawn Cameron, Bonnie Casey, David Harlan, Doug Miley, Doug Oliver, Kathy Quick-Anderson, Cynthia Rigden, Sheila Savannah, Eric Slayton, and Rafe Terry.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “New Horizons High School Student Art Exhibit,” through Feb. 8; and “Statewide Juried Print Competition,” Feb. 14-March 21.

Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture—147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, (928) 445-1230. Works of bronze and stone by Bill Nebeker and Doug Hyde are on display in “Cultural Connections: Cowboys and Indians in Sculpture,” through April 28.

Tempe Center for the Arts—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2TCA. “Arizona Landscapes,” Feb. 11-June 9.

Temple Gallery—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Jeff Smith: Drivescapes,” through Feb. 21, features recent works by the Tucson photographer, who is best-known for his awe-inspiring images of lightning set against the Sonoran Desert. The nocturnal “Drivescapes” includes unsettling portrayals of the Arizona landscape made from the road in pursuit of those perfect storms.

Tilt Gallery—919 W. Fillmore St., Phoenix,, (602) 716-5667. “The Poet’s Love,” Feb. 3-25, showcases photographs by Tom Persinger, which were inspired by Schumann’s “Dichterliebe (The Poet’s Love).” Receptions are planned from 6 to 9 p.m.
Feb. 3 and 17.

Trailside Galleries—7330 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale,, (480) 945-7751. New oil paintings by Bruce Cheever and Michael Malm are on exhibit Feb. 13-25. Both portray rural scenes of America. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16.

Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson,, (520) 624-2333. “El Nacimiento,” through March 18; “Tesoros del Pueblo: Latin American Folk Art,” through June 3; “Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray,” through June 3; “Art of Latin America,” through Feb. 28, 2013; and “Han and Beyond—The Renaissance of China: The James Conley Collection,” through Jan. 31, 2014.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona,, (928) 282-2262. The gallery hosts an exhibition of unique Valentine’s Day gifts, including alabaster bear carvings by Arizona sculptor Bear Romero. The show opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3 and continues through Feb. 14.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson,, (520) 621-7567. “Master Impressions From the UAMA Collections; Alphonse Legros,” through Feb. 5; “The Border Project: Soundscapes, Landscapes & Lifescapes,” through March 18; and “Matt Eskuche & Matthias Düwel: Consumer Consumption,” through April 22.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 945-2323. “New Year, New Beginnings,” through Feb. 1, features works by Tom Philabaum, Josiane Childers, Deb Komitor, Jeff Cochran, Barbara Gurwitz, Merlin Cohen, and Sherri Belassen.

Willo North Gallery—2811 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 320-8445. “Jason Hill: Icons of Phoenix—A Retrospective With New Work,” through Feb. 24, showcases the artist’s vibrant depictions of local landmarks. His “urban dream-scapes” begin with his own duotone photographs of local architecture, painted over with acrylic.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 368-9929. “Taking the Scenic Route,” Feb. 23-March 17, features new mixed-media works by Dave Newman. The show includes new collages and guitars depicting Route 66 memorabilia and icons from the past. A reception for the artist takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23, and includes blues music performed by Jerone Wedig.

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