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August 2012 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: August, 2012, Page 136
Flower Power
Flowers and plants have long been passions for artist Leslie Montana; however, it was not until the mid-1990s that her current body of work began to emerge. “Flowers and plants emit super-live light, color and vibration—living color, which is a language in and of itself,” notes the artist. “As I paint, I tap into this language.”

Montana’s paintings are in the spotlight in “The Art of
Summer,” Aug 3-12, at Lanning Gallery in Sedona.  Pictured is “Yellow Rose,” oil on canvas, 32"H x 36"W. The exhibit features works by a dozen artists, including paintings, outdoor sculpture, and glass, raku and hand-turned pine vessels. The show opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3. For more information, visit, or call (928) 282-6865.

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-Sonora Desert
Museum—2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, (520) 883-2702. Home to more than 230 animal species and 1,200 varieties of desert plants, plus a world-class mineral collection, this outdoor living museum presents “Cool Summer Nights,” Saturdays through Aug. 25. This month’s activities focus on “Nocturnal Desert Skies—Batty About Bats, Flute Circle & Photography Class,” Aug. 4; “Explosion of Desert Tastes—Desert Volcanic Activity & Desert Ecology and Food,” Aug. 11; “Astronomy & Music,” Aug. 18; and “International Year of the Bat & Teacher Appreciation Night,” Aug. 25.

Art Intersection—207 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, (480) 361-1118. “No Strangers—The Art Intersection Creative Community” is an eclectic exhibition that combines works from gallery members and collaborating artists. The show opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 and continues through Aug. 25.

Arts Prescott Gallery—134 S. Montezuma St., Prescott, (928) 776-7717. “The Robbins Show: Timeless Expressions of a Father and His Boys,” through Aug. 22; and “Chuckles and Smiles,” featuring works by Bret Blevins and Ryan Liebe, Aug. 23-Sept. 26.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe, (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, (480) 421-1818. Figurative paintings by Deborah Paswaters and jewelry by Vered Milner are in the spotlight in “Radiance,” through Aug. 7.

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.

Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, (928) 779-2300. Artists participating in the Flagstaff Open Studios event (Aug. 25-26) each have one piece of work on display in “Prelude to Open Studios Art Exhibition,” Aug. 14-Sept. 8.

Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson,, (520) 622-7400. “Artifacts as Art: Amazonian Cultures Hidden in the Rainforest,” Aug. 1-Nov. 30.

Deer Valley Rock Art Center—3711 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix,, (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. Aug. 10 and 24, focusing on petroglyphs, archaeology, desert plants and animals, and Native American cultures.

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun—6300 N. Swan Rd., Tucson,, (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.

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,, (928) 684-2272. “The Finley Boys: Arizona’s Royal Family of Rodeo,” through Aug. 12; and “100 Years, 100 Ranchers,” through Oct. 7.

DR Contemporary—616½ Canyon Rd., Santa Fe,,
(575) 642-4981. Works from the archives of David Rothermel documenting the desert light of New Mexico are on display in “Small Watercolors/Large Landscapes,” Aug. 3-16. A silent auction is planned to commemorate the artist’s 30 years of painting the land, with proceeds benefiting the New Mexico Wilderness Society. “Recent Works,” Aug. 17-30, features a summer series of new paintings by Rothermel.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “A Classic Collection: Photographs From the Estate of Julian T. Baker (1939-2011),” through Aug. 31.

Gallery Andrea­­—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 481-2530. Paintings by Ruth Pina are on exhibit Aug. 1-31. The impressionist artist says she is fascinated by people and strives to give each of her subjects a personality in her works.

Goldenstein Gallery—3150 W. S.R. 89A, Sedona, (928) 204-1765. The gallery celebrates the move to its new location with “The Current,” Aug. 3-31. The show features new and current works by renowned local and regional artists, including Sherab Khandro, David DeVary, Marilyn Bos, and Marlys Mallet.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (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; and “Namingha Family: Landscape, Form and Light,” through Jan. 27.

Heard Museum North—The Summit at Scottsdale, 32633 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (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.

Happy Trails
Diana Madaras, owner of Madaras Gallery in Tucson, was invited to the historic Empire Ranch in Sonoita to photograph Western scenes for painting reference. After a full day of shooting, these two cowboys headed home on their horses as dusk set in, and this was the last scene that Madaras photographed.

The painting, “Day’s End,” acrylic on canvas, 18"H x 24"W,
depicts the solitude of the vast Arizona landscape and silent camaraderie the two men share. “This is my favorite painting from the series—it’s soulful,” states the artist. The work is on exhibit with other Western paintings by Madaras as the gallery hosts a “Wild West Party” from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16. For more information, visit, or call (520) 615-3001.
Subheadline. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit.Landis Studio/Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 576-0406. New and old works by Lori Landis are showcased in “It’s a Mixed Bag,” Aug. 1-Sept. 30. The show includes abstract acrylic paintings with a joyful theme.

MADE art boutique—922 N. Fifth St., Phoenix,, (602) 256-6233. Bird feeders created by 11 Phoenix artists are in the spotlight in “twEAT: artist-made bird feeders,” through Aug. 30.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—602-A Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, (505) 820-7451. “Pattern and Abstract,” through Aug. 8; “A Celebration of Old Pawn Jewelry,” Aug. 3-Sept. 6; “14th-Annual Maria Martinez and Family Show & Sale,” Aug. 10-Sept. 13; and “Shonto Begay—New Works,” Aug. 17-Sept. 20.

May Gallery—3922 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 922-1801. Paintings by Ou Chujian, one of the most famous contemporary realist artists of China, are in the spotlight in “Chinese Is In or Take-Out,” Aug. 21-25.

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.

Montage Art Studio and Gallery—740 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, (480) 355-6080. Contemporary works of art by Arizona artists are on exhibit in “Straight From My Studio,” through Sept. 8.

Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, (928) 776-4009. “Scenic Arizona,” through Sept. 22.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver—1485 Delgany St., Denver,, (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,, (928) 774-5213. “Grand Archaeology: Excavation and Discovery Along the Colorado River,” through Aug. 5; and “Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton: Artist and Advocate in Early Arizona,” through Oct. 28.

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, (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.

New Mexico Museum of Art—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe,, (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.,, (760) 322-4800. “Between Abstract and Figurative,” through Aug. 26; and “Pop Goes the Humor,” through Oct. 7.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott,, (928) 778-1385. “Rodeo Gals: When Bronc Riders Wore Lipstick,” through Aug. 26; and “The Wild West,” through Oct. 29.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 257-1222. “Paper!” through Sept. 23; “Stephen Marc: Passage on the Underground Railroad,” through Sept. 23; and “The Politics of Place: Latin American Photography, Past and Present,” Aug. 4-Dec. 2.

Powell Museum—6 N. Lake Powell Rd., Page,, (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.

Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse—232 N. Granite St., Prescott, (928) 350-2341. “Conversations With Beauty: Carol Rawlings, Diane Gilbert, and Bonny Stauffer,” through Aug. 4.

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.

San Diego Natural History Museum—1788 El Prado, San Diego,, (619) 255-0189. “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” through Sept. 9; “Vavra’s Vision: Equine Images,” through Jan. 20; and “Water: A California Story,” through July 19, 2013.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art—1130 State St., Santa Barbara, Calif.,, (805) 963-4364. “Behind the Wheel,” through Aug. 12; “Portrayal/Betrayal,” through Sept. 23; and “Scene/Seen on the Street: Doug Busch,” Aug. 25-Dec. 2.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale,, (480) 874-4666. “Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1996-2008,” through Sept. 9; “Significant Forms: Sculpture From the Permanent Collection,” through Sept. 9; “Visions: Worth a Thousand Words,” through Oct. 7; and “This Is a Present From a Small Distant World,” through Oct. 7.

Sharlot Hall Museum—415 W. Gurley St., Prescott,, (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.

Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture—147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, (928) 445-1230. “Hopi Summer,” through
Aug. 31.

Tempe Center for the Arts—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2867. “Family Matters,” through Aug. 25.

Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “Doodle 4 Google,” through Aug. 31; “100 Years, 100 Ranchers,” through Sept. 23; “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,, (928) 282-2262. “Ancient Art” showcases myriad portrayals of pictograph and petroglyph imagery in art, including prints, jewelry, raku and ceramics. The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3, and continues through Aug. 12.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (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.

Vision Gallery—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, (480) 782-2695. “I Paint My Own Reality: The Phoenix Fridas,” through Aug. 3.

White Hills Gallery—348 S. Main St., Camp Verde, (928) 274-7903. “Maps of Urban Intervention,” Aug. 20-Oct. 14, examines how art interacts within city limits. The show includes installations, street art, public art, and other works that focus on urban sprawl, and economic decline and growth in the 21st century.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. Diverse landscapes, figurative paintings and abstracts are showcased in “A View of Arizona,” through Aug. 1. The gallery celebrates the 20th anniversary of its annual dog-themed group exhibition with “Dog Days 20,” Aug. 2-Sept. 5. Featuring canines of all stature, shapes and form, the show includes works by Trevor Mikula, Connie Townsend, Sheridan Brown, Patricia Hunter, Deb Komitor, Amy Novelli, and Sarah Webber.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (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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