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july 2012 gallery & museum events
July 2012 Gallery & Museum Events
July, 2012, Page 110
Denny Foy reveals deep feelings for the panoramic majesty
of the Southwest in his paintings. Using light and unbroken color, the Phoenix artist creates an impression that touches the spirit as well as the eye. Pictured is “Haboob,” acrylic on canvas, 36"H x 48"W. Foy’s paintings are in the spotlight through July 31 at Gallery Andrea in Scottsdale. For more information, visit
, or call (480) 481-2530.
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, arizona-
museumforyouth.com, (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.
—207 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, artintersection.com, (480) 361-1118. “All Art Arizona 2012,” through July 28, is a juried exhibition celebrating all forms of art, including sculpture, photography, paintings, ceramics, mixed-media works and artist books.
Arts Prescott Gallery
—134 S. Montezuma St., Prescott, (928) 776-7717. Southwestern images by photographer Robert Maloney, through July 25; and “The Robbins Show: Timeless Expressions of a Father and His Boys,” July 27-Aug. 22. An opening reception is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. July 27.
ASU Art Museum
—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe, asuartmuseum.asu.edu, (480) 965-2787. “10 for 10 x 2: 10th Anniversary New Acquisitions,” through Aug. 4; and “Emerge: Redesigning the Future,” through Aug. 25.
Calvin Charles Gallery
—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, calvincharlesgallery.com, (480) 421-1818. Figurative paintings by Deborah Paswaters and jewelry by Vered Milner are in the spotlight in “Radiance,” July 5-Aug. 7. Gallery visitors can meet the artists at an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. July 5.
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.
Coconino Center for the Arts
—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, culturalpartners.org, (928) 779-2300. “Across the Divide,” through July 28.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
—30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, Colo., csfineartscenter.org, (719) 634-5581. “Honoring a Legacy: Selections From the Taylor Museum Collection of Native American Works,” through Oct. 21.
—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. Art made using a furnace, kiln or welding torch is the focus of “With Fire and Heat,” through 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.
Deer Valley Rock Art Center
—3711 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix, dvrac.asu.edu, (602) 582-8007. Featuring the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix area, the center showcases more than 1,500 petroglyphs made between 500 and 7,000 years ago. Summer Twilight Tours take place from 6 to 7 p.m. July 13 and 27, focusing on petroglyphs, archaeology, desert plants and animals, and Native American cultures.
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, (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; “What is Modern?” through Oct. 28; “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, (520) 722-4412. “Summer Shades,” through Sept. 9, features works by Don Carter, Deb Harclerode, Stacey Hayes, Carol Hegedus, Susan Meyer, and Richard Rohrbough.
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.
Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona presents its fifth-annual “Dog and Pony Show,” July 1-31, featuring paintings by Jane Darrow, David DeVary, and Lee Mitchelson; and sculpture by Star York, and Kevin McCarthy. Pictured is “Stucco Sky” by Darrow, mixed media, 34"H x 44"W. A rider and equine enthusiast for years, the award-winning Sedona artist was originally a printmaker, and uses those techniques along with mixed media to create her pieces. For more information, visit
, or call (928) 204-1765.
—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, ethertongallery.com, (520) 624-7370. “A Classic Collection: Photographs From the Estate of Julian T. Baker (1939-2011),” through Aug. 31.
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson St., Santa Fe, okeeffe-
museum.org, (505) 946-1000. “Georgia O’Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image,” through May 5.
—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,” through Nov. 25.
—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, lanninggallery.com, (928) 282-6865. Bob Smith’s raku vessels are on display in “The Heat Is On.” The show opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. July 6 and continues through July 15.
Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery
—602-A Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, (505) 820-7451. “Landscapes of the West,” through July 11; and “Pattern and Abstract,” July 13-Aug. 8, which features abstract paintings by Francis Livingston and Navajo Transitional blankets of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. July 13.
—3922 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 922-1801. “The Sky’s the Limit,” July 17-21, showcases paintings that depict the Arizona Sonoran Desert skies in summer, as well as Tuscany skies and some from the Grand Canyon. Featured artists include Brenda Howell, William Scott Jennings, Bruce Marion, Susanne Nyberg, Doug Oliver, and Scott Wallis.
Mesa Contemporary Arts
—1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, (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.
Millicent Rogers Museum
—1504 Millicent Rogers Rd., Taos, N.M., millicentrogers.org, (575) 758-2462. “Paul O’Connor: Taos Portraits,” through July 15; “Millicent Rogers and Her Circle,” through Sept. 9; and “Unknown Was a Woman,” through Dec. 31.
Montage Art Studio and Gallery
—740 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, millavenue.com/go/montage-art-studio-on-mill, (480) 355-6080. Contemporary works of art by Arizona artists are on exhibit in “Straight From My Studio,” July 5-Sept. 8.
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
—1485 Delgany St., Denver, mcadenver.org, (303) 298-7554. “Frohawk Two Feathers: We Buy Gold, We Buy Everything, We Sell Souls,” through Sept. 9.
Museum of Northern Arizona
—3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff, musnaz.org, (928) 774-5213. “Grand Archaeology: Excavation and Discovery Along the Colorado River,” through Aug. 5. The museum continues its 2012 Heritage Program Film Series from 6 to 8 p.m. July 7 with “How to Make Fry Bread” and “More Than Fry Bread.” Introductions to the films are presented by film director Travis Hamilton and film scholar Janna Jones from Northern Arizona University.
Musical Instrument Museum
—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, (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.
New Mexico History Museum
—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; and “47 Stars: Mark the Centennial at the History Museum,” through Nov. 25.
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.
Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, (928) 778-1385. “Arizona’s Pioneering Women: Early Women Artists (1905-1945),” through July 8; “Rodeo Gals: When Bronc Riders Wore Lipstick,” through Aug. 26; and “The Wild West,” July 21-Oct. 29.
Phoenix Art Museum
—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, (602) 257-1222. “The Sea,” through July 15; “Gustave Baumann: Artisan Printmaker of the Southwest,” through July 29; and “Paper!” through Sept. 23.
—125 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, (505) 795-7476. “Sandra Duran Wilson: Bending Light,” 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.
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 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.
Spirit of the Hopi
Native American artists share their artworks, including paintings, jewelry, kachinas and pine-woven baskets, in “Native Creations,” through July 19 at Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery in Prescott. Pictured is “Hopi Spirits” by Filmer Kewanyama, acrylic on canvas, 14"H x 11"W. The Hopi artist says the painting depicts all that is part of the Hopi ceremonial life and the power of nature. For more information, visit
, or call (928) 776-4009.
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,” through Jan. 20.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State St., Santa Barbara, Calif., (805) 963-4364. “Behind the Wheel,” through Aug. 12; and “Portrayal/Betrayal,” through Sept. 23.
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,” through Sept. 9; and “New Catalogue + Judd Greenstein,” through 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. Admission is free through Labor Day for all active-duty military personnel and their families.
Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture
—147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, (928) 445-1230. “Hopi Summer,” through Aug. 31. The museum also hosts its annual Summer Navajo Rug & Indian Art Auction at 1 p.m. July 28, featuring 300 historic and contemporary Navajo weavings. Guests can preview the items from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tempe Center for the Arts
—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2TCA. “Family Matters,” through Aug. 25.
Touchstone Gallery of Scottsdale
—4168 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 874-8385. The gallery showcases its best red, white and blue minerals, jewelry and gift items during the Summer Spectacular ArtWalk from 6 to 9 p.m. July 5. A raffle drawing is included, with proceeds benefiting Operation Homefront of Arizona.
Tucson Museum of Art
—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, tucsonmuseumofart.org, (520) 624-2333. “100 Years, 100 Ranchers,” through Sept. 23; and “Tucson Collects: Spirit of the West,” through Sept. 23; “Art of Latin America,” through Feb. 28; 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, turquoisetortoisegallery.com, (928) 282-2262. The gallery shows off its extensive collection of Native American and Southwestern jewelry during its annual summer jewelry exhibition, July 6-15. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. July 6.
University of Arizona Museum of Art
—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, artmuseum.arizona.edu, (520) 621-7567. “Master Impressions: 17th-Century Prints From the Permanent Collection,” through Aug. 5; “Joshua Olivera: Palimpsest—An Image of What Once Was,” through Sept. 2;
and “The Abstract Art of David Headley and Sol LeWitt Days,” through Oct. 28.
—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, visiongallery.org, (480) 782-2695. “I Paint My Own Reality: The Phoenix Fridas,” through Aug. 3.
White Hills Gallery
—348 S. Main St., Camp Verde, whitehillsgallery.com, (928) 274-7903. “Every Body Talks,” through July 11, is a group show of works that express the
science of nonverbal communication through the human body. Nikki Smith Wilden is featured artist.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, wildemeyer.com, (480) 945-2323. “Light and Dark,” through July 3, features abstract and stylized art by Sherri Belassen, Robert Charon, Ryan Hale, Robert Anderson, Josiane Childers, Brenda Bredvik, and Monika Rossa. Diverse landscapes, figurative paintings and abstracts created by locally based artists are showcased in “A View of Arizona,” July 5-Aug. 1. Featured artists include Belassen, Hale, Charon, Charles Davison, Timothy Chapman, Barbara Gurwitz, Chaille Trevor, Andrea Peterson, David Fiore, and Brian Boner.
Willo North Gallery
—2811 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix, willonorth.com, (602) 320-8445. “My Life With Lee Harvey Oswald,” through July 27, showcases works by local artist Paul Wilson. Featuring paintings, video work and photo montages—all depicting Oswald as something other than the notorious alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy—this new body of work asks questions about American innocence, and ponders a more hopeful world had Kennedy not been assassinated.
—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, xanadugallery.com, (480) 368-9929. “An Artful Summer,” through Sept. 1, showcases bronzes by Lorri Acott, wildflower paintings by John Horejs and abstract paintings by Yvette Cragun, John and Elli Milan, Penny Benjamin Peterson, and Linza. New works by Dave Newman, Guilloume, Robert Burt, Zingaro, and Gary Lee Price also are on display.
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