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june 2012 gallery & museum events
June 2012 Gallery & Museum Events
June, 2012, Page 112
“Cool Blue” is the theme June 14-23 as May Gallery in Scottsdale presents a variety of bronzes, paintings and art glass with the color blue used not only in backgrounds, but throughout each piece. Featured artists include Jane Bradley, Roman Czerwinski, James Farris, Marguerite Hankins, Brenda Howell, David Lemon, Bruce Marion, Ross Neder, Susanne Nyberg, Doug Oliver, Matt Sievers,
G. Eric Slayton, and Bill Toma. Pictured is “Three Amigos” by Sievers, acrylic on canvas, 30"H x 40"W. The artist’s playful style includes spontaneous brushwork and liberal use of the palette knife. For more information, call (480) 922-1801.
Arizona Art Alliance Gallery
9011 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, azartalliance.com, (602) 870-7610. Works by more than 100 local artists are in the spotlight in “Touch It, Feel It, Lovin’ Art,” through July 1.
Arizona Museum for Youth
35 N. Robson St., Mesa, (480) 644-2467. “Extreme Pets,” through
Sept. 9, takes an artistic look at the relationships we have with pets and how these relationships affect the lives of people around the world.
Arizona Science Center
—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, azscience.org, (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.
—207 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, artintersection.com, (480) 361-1118. “All Art Arizona 2012,” June 2-July 28, is a juried exhibition celebrating all forms of art, including sculpture, photography, paintings, ceramics, mixed-media works and artist books. An opening reception takes place from
7 to 9 p.m. June 2.
Arts Prescott Gallery
—134 S. Montezuma St., Prescott, artsprescott.com, (928) 776-7717. Paintings by Melanie Corradi are on exhibit through June 20; and Southwestern images by photographer Robert Maloney, June 21-July 25. Guests can meet Maloney at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. June 22.
ASU Art Museum
—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe, asuartmuseum.asu.edu, (480) 965-2787. “Miracle Report: Julianne Schwartz and Ken Landauer, Social Studies 8,” through June 2; “10 for 10 x 2: 10th Anniversary New Acquisitions,” through Aug. 4; and “Emerge: Redesigning the Future,” through Aug. 25.
Challenger Space Center
—21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, azchallenger.org, (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.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
—30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, Colo., csfineartscenter.org, (719) 634-5581. “Terry Maker: Reckoning,” through June 3; and “Honoring a Legacy: Selections From the Taylor Museum Collection of Native American Works,” through Oct. 21.
—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “Interiors, Objects and Little Worlds,” through June 6, showcases the creative spirit of an eclectic group of artists, including Judy Feldman, Diane Barbee, Ryan Hale, Trevor Mikula, Andrea Peterson, Connie Townsend, Joseph E. Young, and Robert Ransom. Art made using a furnace, kiln or welding torch is the focus of “With Fire and Heat,” June 7-July 3. The show includes ceramic and glass sculpture, vessels and objects by Tom Philabaum, Lisa Gordon, Kari Rives, Dave Fiore, Doug Weigel, Kathryn Blackmun, and Alix Stefan.
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
—6300 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, degrazia.org, (520) 299-9191. “Portraits of DeGrazia,” through 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.
Denver Art Museum
—100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, denverartmuseum.org, (720) 865-5000. “Nampeyo: Excellence by Name,” through July 1; “Focus: Earth & Fire,” through July 1; “Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective,” through July 8; “Texture & Tradition: Japanese Woven Bamboo,” through July 29; “Mud to Masterpiece: Mexican Colonial Ceramics,” through Nov. 13; and “Potters of Precision: the Coors Porcelain Company,” through Nov. 18.
Desert Artisans’ Gallery
—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, desertartisansgallery.com, (520) 722-4412. “Painted Spring,” through June 3, features artworks by Bonnie Bedillion, Gail Brynildsen, Pamela Howe, Wes Jernigan, Terry Slonaker, and Jan Thompson. “Summer Shades,” June 5-Sept. 9, showcases works by Don Carter, Pat Duncan, Deb Harclerode, Carol Hegedus, Susan Meyer, and Richard Rohrbough. An artists’ reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. June 8.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, westernmuseum.org, (928) 684-2272. “Salon Style: Selections From the Permanent Collection,” through July 29; and “100 Years, 100 Ranchers,” through Oct. 7.
—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, ethertongallery.com, (520) 624-7370. “A Classic Collection: Photographs From the Estate of Julian T. Baker,” June 16-Aug. 31.
—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, artandrea.com, (480) 481-2530. Sculpture by Victor Issa, abstract paintings by Denny Foy, and figurative paintings by Joanna Zjawinska are in the spotlight June 1-30.
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
—217 Johnson St., Santa Fe, (505) 946-1000. “Georgia O’Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image,” through May 5, 2013.
—390 S.R. 89A, Sedona, goldensteinart.com, (928) 204-1765. Fine-art photographers Shane McDermott, Larry Lindahl, Judy Feldman, Mal Cooper, Susie Reed, and Alba Elena are featured in “Location, Location, Location,” which offers an extraordinary view of the world as seen through the eye of a camera lens. The show opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 1, with a talk by Lindahl at 6:30 p.m., and continues through June 30.
Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona hosts a retrospective of artist and actor Tony Curtis’ work, June 1-30, in honor of what would have been his 87th birthday. Pictured is “Winter,” an oil on canvas, 40"H x 30"W. For more information, visit
, or call (928) 204-1765.
—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, (602) 252-8848. “The Art of Ceremony: American Indian Painting of the 20th Century,” through Sept. 2; “Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary,” through Nov. 4; “Retha Walden Gambaro: Attitudes of Prayer,” through Dec. 31; “Beyond Geronimo: The Apache Experience,” through Jan. 20; “Namingha Family: Landscape, Form and Light,” through Jan. 27; and “Elegance From the Earth: Hopi Pottery,” through June 30, 2013.
Heard Museum North
—The Summit at Scottsdale, 32633 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, heard.org, (480) 488-9817. Navajo photographers celebrate the beauty of their home, their land and contemporary life in “Through the Lens: Diné Photographers,” June 12-Nov. 25.
—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, landisart.com, (602) 576-0406. Works by Lori Landis are showcased in “Thoughts Rising Above,” through June 16.
—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. “Three Men and Their Art” opens with an artists’ reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 1 and continues through June 10. The exhibition features bronze sculpture by Chris Deverill, found-wire birds’ nests by Phil Lichtenhan, and hand-turned pine vessels by Robert Cherry.
Lisa Sette Gallery
—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, lisasettegallery.com, (480) 990-7342. Still-life paintings by Anthony Velasquez, organic forms by Beverly Penn and industrial/botanical urns by Kim Cridler are showcased through
The Manheim Gallery
—747 N. Main St., Cottonwood, (928) 649-0130. “The Choice Is Art, For Our Kids and For Our Future,” June 9-30, features 6"x6" canvases created by community artists using a theme of “Books.” Proceeds from the paintings benefit Cottonwood Library.
Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery
—602-A Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, medicinemangallery.com, (505) 820-7451. The gallery hosts its fourth-annual small paintings show and sale, through June 13; and “Landscapes of the West,” June 15-July 11.
Mesa Contemporary Arts
—1 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 644-6500. “Cu/29: Contemporary Work in Copper,” through Aug. 12; “Offerings—Gifts for the Muse,” through Aug. 12; and “Crucible: 10 Years of Metals at Mesa Arts Center,” through Aug. 12.
—4200 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, methodart.com, (602) 326-9622. A number of artists share their unique perspectives on the concept of “Skin,” through June 30, as the gallery presents a juried photographic exhibition. A reception for the artists is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. June 28.
Millicent Rogers Museum
—1504 Millicent Rogers Rd., Taos, N.M., (575) 758-2462. “Unknown Was a Woman,” through Dec. 31; “Paul O’Connor: Taos Portraits,” June 1-
July 15; and “Millicent Rogers and Her Circle,” June 1-Sept. 9.
Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery
—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, mountainartistsguild.org, (928) 776-4009. Paintings by Kelby Love are on exhibit through June 14; “Arizona the Beautiful,” through June 23; and “Native Creations,” through July 19. Collage artist Maureen Anderson demonstrates her craft from 4:30 to 5:50 p.m. June 22, followed by a reception for the artists featured in “Native Creations” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. June 22.
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
—1485 Delgany St., Denver, mcadenver.org, (303) 298-7554. “Type A: Guarded,” through June 24; “Richard Peterson: Artists & Rockers,” through June 24; and “Bruce Conner and the Primal Scene of Punk Rock,” through June 24.
Museum of Indian Arts & Cultur
e—710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, (505) 476-1269. “Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules,” through Dec. 30, 2013; 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. “Young Brides, Old Treasures: Macedonian Embroidered Dress,” through Jan. 6; and “Folk Art of the Andes,” through March 10.
—3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff, (928) 774-5213. “Grand Archaeology: Excavation and Discovery Along the Colorado River,” through Aug. 5.
Musical Instrument Museum
—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, themim.org, (480) 478-6000. “Sanza: African Thumb Pianos From the Collections of F. & F. Boulanger-Bouhière and MIM,” through Oct. 1;
and “I Am AZ Music: MIM Celebrates 100 Years of Arizona Music,” through Jan. 13.
Cyndy Carstens shares new oil and graphite/carbon paintings and drawings on paper June 1-30 at Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery in Scottsdale. Pictured is “Delicate Dreams,” oil on canvas, 24"H x 24"W. “Our natural tendency in such a busy world is to ignore what we know will always be there—from the expansiveness and beauty of the sky to the small details of leaves on plants and bushes as we rush by. ‘Delicate Dreams’ is about drawing our attention and helping us catch our breath, even if only for a moment.” For more information, visit
, or call (602) 819-3212.
—113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, nmhistorymuseum.org, (505) 476-5200. “Shrines: Siegfried Halus, Jack Parsons, and Donald Woodman,” through Sept. 16; “Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry,” through Nov. 4; “47 Stars: Mark the Centennial at the History Museum,” through Nov. 25; and “Contemplative Landscape,” through Dec. 31.
New Mexico Museum of Art
—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, mfasantafe.org, (505) 476-5072. “It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico,” through Jan. 31, 2014.
Palm Springs Art Museum
—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif., psmuseum.org, (760) 322-4800. “Michael Petry: The Touch of the Oracle,” through July 29.
—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, phippenartmuseum.org, (928) 778-1385. “Arizona’s Pioneering Women: Early Women Artists (1905-1945),” through July 8; and “Rodeo Gals: When Bronc Riders Wore Lipstick,” June 16-Aug. 26.
Phoenix Art Museum
—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, (602) 257-1222. “And the Land Grew Quiet: New Work by Matthew Moore,” through June 10; “W. Eugene Smith: Photo Essays,” through June 17; “Gustave Baumann: Artisan Printmaker of the Southwest,” through July 8; “The Sea,” through July 15; and “Paper!” through Sept. 23.
—125 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, (505) 795-7476. “Suzanne Wallace Mears: Tribal Exploration,” through June 8; and “Sandra Duran Wilson: Bending Light,” which opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 27 and continues through July 11.
—6 N. Lake Powell Rd., Page, powellmuseum.org, (928) 645-9496. “Catchin’ Current,” through Feb. 28, showcases new watercolor and large-scale oil paintings by Serena Supplee that explore her close connection with the Grand Canyon as a sanctuary for creative outlet and spiritual renewal. A collection of Huichol-inspired skulls by Suzanne Schmaltz is the focus of “The Final Honoring,” June 1-30.
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 Aug. 31. 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. “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” through Sept. 9; “Skulls,” through Oct. 26; and “The Horse,” June 1-Jan. 20.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
—1130 State St., Santa Barbara, Calif., sbmuse.org, (805) 963-4364. “Behind the Wheel,” through Aug. 12; and “Portrayal/Betrayal,” June 2-
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, (480) 874-4666. “Visions: Worth a Thousand Words,” through Sept. 9; “Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1996-2008,” through Sept. 9; “Significant Forms: Sculpture From the Permanent Collection,” June 2-Sept. 9; and “New Catalogue + Judd Greenstein,” June 9-Oct. 7.
Sharlot Hall Museum
—415 W. Gurley St., Prescott, sharlot.org, (928) 445-3122. “Centennial Canvas: Paintings by Prescott Artists,” through 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. “Young Arizona Artists New Art @ Shemer,” June 7-27.
Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture
—147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, smokimuseum.org, (928) 445-1230. “Hopi Summer,” through Aug. 31.
Tempe Center for the Arts
—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2TCA. “Arizona Landscapes,” through June 9; and “Family Matters,” June 23-Aug. 25.
—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “RED: A Juried Invitational,” through June 1, features work in a variety of two-dimensional media, including paintings, mixed-media works and photography by 41 artists from across the state. The exhibition runs in conjunction with the Arizona Theatre Company production of “Red” by John Logan.
Tucson Museum of Art
—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “Tesoros del Pueblo: Latin American Folk Art,” through June 3; “Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray,” through June 3; “Frida’s Style: Traditional Women’s Costumes From Mexico,” through June 3; “(con)text,” through June 30; “100 Years, 100 Ranchers,” June 16-Sept. 23; and “Tucson Collects: Spirit of the West,” June 16-Sept. 23.
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. World-class weavers from Panama’s Darién Rainforest are in the spotlight in “Rainforest Baskets,” June 1-10. The exhibit opens with a trunk show and reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 1 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2. The baskets by these Wounaan Indians are made of chunga, black palm fiber boiled in organic dyes, which is meticulously hand-sewn (not woven) around a form of naguala palm. Of varying sizes, the collectible pieces may take more than a year to complete.
—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, visiongallery.org, (480) 782-2695. “Years Gone By—A Decade in Retrospective: Invitational Artworks,” through June 2.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, wildemeyer.com, (480) 945-2323. “Something About the Southwest,” through June 6, showcases art that celebrates the uniqueness of life in the desert, with works by Linda Carter Holman, Stephen Morath, Charles Davison, Ka Fisher, Helen Durant, Paul Sheldon, and Lance Green. “Light and Dark,” June 7-July 3, features abstract and stylized art by Sherri Belassen, Robert Charon, Ryan Hale, Robert Anderson, Josiane Childers, Brenda Bredvik, and Monika Rossa.
Willo North Gallery
—2811 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix, willonorth.com, (602) 320-8445. “TotalLee: The Latest Obsessions of Paul Wilson” opens with a reception for the artist at 6 p.m. June 1 and remains on exhibit through July 27. In paintings, videos and photo montages, Wilson considers what America would be like if Lee Harvey Oswald was just another guy—if, instead of being remembered as an alleged assassin
of President John F. Kennedy, he had been a film actor, or a radio announcer, or a suburban husband.
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