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October 2012 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: October, 2012, Page 134
Color Me Pretty
A plein-air painter, Michelle Chrisman says being outdoors allows her to really experience a setting that she finds beautiful, which she believes transfers onto her work. “I love the red earth and deep arroyos of this part of the desert Southwest,” explains the Taos, N.M., artist. “The arroyos have a wonderful way of winding the viewer through a painting. The orange reds of the desert are perfectly complemented by the aqua skies and desert sage.”

Her works are on display in “Introductions,” Oct. 4-31, at Wilde Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale. The exhibit showcases new artists and the new directions taken in their works, including animal paintings, abstracts, landscapes and Western works. Pictured is Chrisman’s “Midday at the Arroyo,” oil on canvas, 36"H x 36"W. For more information, call (480) 945-2323.



Arizona Museum for Youth
35 N. Robson St., Mesa, arizonamuseumforyouth.com, (480) 644-2467. Artists illustrate cash, coins, loot, wealth and other treasures in “Show Me the Money,” through Jan. 20.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson
Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “Ant Farm Media Van v.08 (Time Capsule),” through Dec. 1; and “Trajectory: Miguel Palma,” through Feb. 9.

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, bonnerdavid.com, (480) 941-8500. “Painted on Copper: The Still-Life Paintings of Benjamin J. Shamback,” through Oct. 16, showcases the artist’s distinctive still-life paintings on copper; this technique allows the light to reflect through the paint and bounce back, creating a luminescent effect. “Carved in Stone: Shona Sculpture From Zimbabwe,” featuring works by siblings Agnes, Moses and Wellington Nyanhongo, opens with an artist reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25, and continues through Nov. 7.

Cave Creek Museum—6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek, (480) 488-2764. The museum reopens for the season Oct. 3, showcasing an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. A general store exhibit and an “Office Through the Ages” display are new this year.

C. Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, cyndycarstens.com, (602) 819-3212. Oil paintings by Cyndy Carstens are on exhibit Oct. 1-31. An artist reception with hors d’oeuvres and wine, and entertainment by classical guitarist Aaron Torres, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18.

Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, (928) 779-2300. “Beyond the Border: The Wall, the People & the Land,” through Oct. 31, addresses the human and environmental impact of issues that surround the U.S./Mexico border, the border wall and border policies.

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

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center—30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, Colo., (719) 634-5581. “Honoring a Legacy: Selections From the Taylor Museum Collection of Native American Works,” through Oct. 21; “Convolutions,” through Nov. 4; and “Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop,” Oct. 27-Jan. 20.

Colores—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “Variations,” Oct. 4-31, highlights artistic interests, obsessions and muses of artists, including Sherri Belassen, Thom Ross, Leigh Gusterson, Lawrence Taylor, Amy Novelli, and Shari Beaubien.

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. A Junior Archaeologist Field Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13, offers hands-on activities at a real archaeological site, including a simulated dig.

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. “Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight,” through Oct. 7; “Blue & White: A Ceramic Journey,” through Oct. 14; “Sleight of Hand,” through Nov. 25;“Theodore Waddell’s Abstract Angus,” through Dec. 2;  “Potters of Precision: The Coors Porcelain Company,” through March 24; “Becoming Van Gogh,” Oct. 21-Jan. 20; and “Laura Letinsky: Still-Life Photographs, 1997-2012,”
Oct. 28-March 24.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “Desert Hues of Autumn,” through Nov. 25, showcases works by Sharon Bertrand, Le Craven, Nancy Cressler, Margaret Davis, Judith Probst, and Dikki Van Helsland.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, westernmuseum.org, (928) 684-2272. “100 Years, 100 Ranchers,” through Oct. 7; “On Hallowed Ground: Maria Sharylen Paints the Pimeria Alta,” Oct. 13-Dec. 2; and “Don’t Fence Me In: Ludvic Paints the West,” Oct. 20-Jan. 6.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, ethertongallery.com, (520) 624-7370. “Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders,” through Nov. 3. Lyon pioneered a new type of photojournalism in which the photographer immersed himself in the life of his subjects, getting to know them
personally. He became a member of the Chicago Outlaws, riding his patched-together Triumph motorcycle while recording stories and photos of the bikers.

Fountain Hills Artists Gallery—16858 Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, (480) 836-9919. Artists from the South Scottsdale Art Alliance welcome guests for a wine and cheese reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4. The gallery hosts its annual “Scaredy Pants Party” from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 as gallery artists wear self-decorated “scaredy pants” creations and the public chooses
the winner.

Gallery Andrea­­—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, artandrea.com, (480) 481-2530. Landscape paintings by Carol Benally and Americo Makk are on exhibit Oct. 1-31.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum—217 Johnson St., Santa Fe, okeeffemuseum.org, (505) 946-1000. “Georgia O’Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image,” through May 5.

Goldenstein Gallery—390 N. S.R. 89A, Sedona, (928) 204-1765. Internationally renowned and emerging contemporary, Native American and Western artists are in the spotlight as the gallery hosts its eighth-annual “Cowboys and Indians Show,” Oct. 7-31. Featured artists include David DeVary, Upton Ethelbah (Greyshoes), Star York, Charles Decker, and Carla Romero.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, (602) 252-8848. “Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary,” through Nov. 4; “Beyond Geronimo: The Apache Experience,” through Jan. 13; “Namingha Family: Landscape, Form and Light,” through Jan. 27; “Elegance From the Earth: Hopi Pottery,” through Aug. 25; “Native Words, Native Warriors,” Oct. 27-March 3; and “Navajo Code Talkers: Photographs by Kenji Kawano,” Oct. 27-March 3.

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.

James Ratliff Gallery—671 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-1404. “Second Nature: First Impressions,” Oct. 5-14, features new works by Bruce Marion, with a focus on Arizona landscapes. Guests can meet Marion at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5, as well as from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 6, when the artist will be joined by art and animal lovers to collaborate on the creation of a painting in support of the Humane Society of Sedona. In addition, Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa hosts a reception for Marion from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4, in honor of its new Bruce Marion Suite designed by
Lee Wright.

Kolb Studio—Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, (800) 858-2808. Artwork from the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is on exhibit through Nov. 25.

Landis Studio/Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 576-0406. Abstract geometric acrylic paintings by Lori Landis are on exhibit in “White and Black and Color in Between,” Oct. 1-Nov. 15. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18.

Glimpse of Grandeur
New paintings by award-winning landscape artist Charles Pabst are on display in “The Majesty of Land and Light,” Oct. 25-Nov. 30, at The Signature Gallery in Scottsdale. Reflecting his deep love of nature and passion for painting, Pabst’s works radiate his ability to use light and color to express his underlying sense of hope and optimism. Pictured is “Mystic Waters,” oil on canvas, 30"H x 60"W. For more information, call (480) 949-7003.
Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. “Bill Rane Retrospective and Bonnie Burkee Intaglio,” opens with a reception for Burkee from 5 to
8 p.m. Oct. 5, and continues through Oct. 14. The show includes works by Rane (1927-2005), a celebrated Taos artist known for his timeless paintings that marry classical and contemporary; and new works by Burkee, who, at 89, still produces her labor-intensive intaglios with a classical modernist style.

Larsen Gallery—3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale, (480) 941-0900. “A Journey Through the Woods,” Oct. 11-Nov. 30, showcases collaborative sculpture by Roger Asay and Rebecca Davis. Drawing upon the raw matter of nature, the artists work together to create sculptures made from found materials that are pieced together in random arrangements inspired by natural occurrences, such as log jams, beaver dams or birds’ nests. Guests can meet the artists at an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11.

Lisa Sette Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, lisasettegallery.com, (480) 990-7342. “Refresh: A Selection of Exceptional Works,” through Oct. 27, is a group exhibition featuring works by Carrie Marill, Alan Bur Johnson, Mark Klett, Mayme Kratz, Jessica Joslin, Claudio Dicochea, David Kroll, Angela Ellsworth, Rachel Bess, Enrique Chagoya, Binh Danh, Luis Gonzalez Palma, Matthew Moore, Beverly Penn, Julianne Swartz, James Turrell, and Anthony Velasquez.

Madaras Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-3001. Diana Madaras unveils 20 new original paintings in “Color & Joy,” Oct. 28-Nov. 15. The show includes abstract acrylics and contemporary florals, as well as a few new Western compositions and landscapes. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28; the event is free, however, an RSVP is required.

MADE art boutique—922 N. Fifth St., Phoenix, madephx.com, (602) 256-6233. Twelve artists present reusable tote bags that are not only environmently friendly, but also are works of art in “Not a Plastic Bag: Artist-Made Tote Bags,” through Oct. 31.

The Manheim Gallery—747 N. Main St., Cottonwood, (928) 649-0130. In a tribute to the state’s centennial, Arizona artists Becky Joy and Christine Dubrosky have traversed the state for the past two years, capturing colorful vistas and history in pastels and oils. See for yourself as the gallery presents “The Five C’s: Copper, Cattle, Cotton, Citrus and Climate,” through Oct. 6.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—6872 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, (520) 722-7798. Paintings by P.A. Nisbet are on display in “Journeys Out of the West,” Oct. 12-
Nov. 2. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—602-A Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, (505) 820-7451. “Jorge Flick (1932-2004)—Pueblo Windows,” through Oct. 26.

May Gallery—3922 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 922-1801. The gallery introduces “The Art of Bobby Goldsboro.” Known for hits such as “Watching Scotty Grow,” “Little Green Apples” and “Honey,” the music legend now focuses on a lifelong passion: oil painting. His diverse portfolio includes butterflies, hummingbirds, Southwest scenes, abstracts and colorful flowers. Goldsboro will be in the gallery from 6 to
9 p.m. Oct. 18; noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 19; and 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20.

Mesa Contemporary Arts—1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, (480) 644-6500. “El Melting Pot,” through Nov. 25; “Ballerina: Photography by Bob Carey,” through Dec. 2; “Flow: 10 Years of Glass at Mesa Arts Center,” through Dec. 30; “Fire & Sand: Contemporary American Glass,” through Jan. 6; and “Decidedly Digital,” through Jan. 6.

Millicent Rogers Museum—1504 Millicent Rogers Rd., Taos, N.M., (575) 758-2462. “Unknown Was a Woman,” through Dec. 31.

Museum of International Folk Art—706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, internationalfolkart.org, (505) 476-1200. “The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts From the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946,” through Oct. 7; “Young Brides, Old Treasures: Macedonian Embroidered Dress,” through Jan. 6; and “Folk Art of the Andes,” through March 10.

Museum of Northern Arizona—3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff, (928) 774-5213. “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. “Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry,” through Nov. 4; “47 Stars: Mark the Centennial at the History Museum,” through Nov. 25; “Contemplative Landscape,” through Dec. 31; and “Altared Spaces: The Shrines of New Mexico,” through Feb. 10.

Palm Springs Art Museum—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif., (760) 322-4800. “Pop Goes the Humor,” through Oct. 7; “Southwest Textiles and Native American Art From the Permanent Collection,” Oct. 2-Dec. 30; and “Make It Work: Material Matters in Art and Design,” Oct. 13-Jan. 20.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 884-7404. The gallery
celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement with “Glass Pioneers,” Oct. 6-Nov. 30. The show includes works by Michael Nourot and Cynthia Miller. Guests can meet Miller during an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, phippenartmuseum.org, (928) 778-1385. “Arizonarama!,” through Oct. 21;“The Wild West,” through Oct. 28; and “Shadows of the Mesa,” Oct. 27-Feb. 3.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, (602) 257-1222. “The Politics of Place: Latin American Photography, Past and Present,” through Dec. 2; and “Modern Spirit: Fashion of the 1920s,” through Feb. 10.

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 Center for the Arts—208 N. Marina St., Prescott, pfaa.net, (928) 445-3286. “Do You Know Me,” through Nov. 3, offers a trip through time with artworks focusing on legendary figures and events, whether mythological, historical or contemporary. Stories and biographies accompany each work of art.

San Diego Natural History Museum—1788 El Prado, San Diego, (619) 255-0189 “Skulls,” through Oct. 26; “Vavra’s Vision: Equine Images,” through Jan. 20; “The Horse,” through Jan. 20; and “Chocolate,” Oct. 12-Dec. 31.

Scottsdale Exhibition Gallery—7100 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 990-9988. “Downtown in Old Town,” through Oct. 31, showcases 10 downtown Phoenix artists working in different mediums. Featured artists include Lara Plecas, Mike Maas, Collin Chillag, Jason Grubb, Ted Troxel, Doug Oland, Alex Kutchins, Chris Caufield, Michael Prepsky, and Kenneth Richardson.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, (480) 874-4666. “Visions: Worth a Thousand Words,” through Oct. 7; “This Is a Present From a Small Distant World,” through Oct. 7; “Sherin Guirguis and Carrie Marill,” through Jan. 6; “West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1956-1977,” through Jan. 6; and “Architecture + Art: Hector Zamora,” Oct. 27-Jan. 27.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Arizona Fiber Arts Juried Exhibition,” Oct. 4-Nov. 15, focuses on weaving, quilting, needlework, fiber, sculpture, knitting, papermaking and wearable art. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4.

6th Avenue Gallery—650 N. Sixth Ave., Phoenix, (602) 277-9530, Ext. 220. Recent paintings by Fred Tieken are on exhibit, along with an artist-curated grouping of previous works, Oct. 1-29. A reception for the artist takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12.

Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture—147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, (928) 445-1230. “Yoimasa, the Art of Filmer Kewanyama,” through Dec. 31; and “Day of the Dead,” Oct. 22-Nov. 2.

Tempe Center for the Arts—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2867. “Wood—TCA Juried Biennial,” through Jan. 5.

Temple Gallery—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Ann Simmons-Myers: Bikers,” through Oct. 16, features photographs by the Tucson artist. As a young photographer in the early 1980s, Simmons-Myers won the trust and respect of the Tucson biker community and was witness to the pleasures and sorrows of its reclusive members.

Tilt Gallery—919 W. Fillmore St., Phoenix, tiltgallery.com, (602) 716-5667. Photographs by Andrea Modica are on display in “Best Friends,” Oct. 5-27. Receptions are planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 and 19.

Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “Art of Latin America,” through Feb. 28; “Barbara Rogers: The Imperative of Beauty, A 50-Year Retrospective,” Oct. 6-Jan. 13; “Henri Matisse, The Pasiphaé Series and Other Works on Paper,” Oct.6-Jan. 20; and “Art + The Machine,” Oct. 13-June 9.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. “Treasures of Mummy’s Bundle” opens with an artist reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 and continues through Oct. 14. The show features an extensive collection from the popular jewelry line inspired by ancient native motifs.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “The Abstract Art of David Headley and Sol LeWitt Days,” through Oct. 28.

White Hills Gallery—348 S. Main St., Camp Verde, whitehillsgallery.com, (928) 274-7903. “Maps of Urban Intervention,” through 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.

Wildfire Gallery—6501 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, (480) 595-5188. Unique wall sculptures by Russell Marohnic are on exhibit, Oct. 1-March 30. A Phoenix Home & Garden Master of the Southwest, Marohnic creates metalworks with custom-designed finishes and colors. Several new pieces are on display, as well as a water feature sculpture titled “Desert Oasis,” designed for indoor/outdoor use.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, xanadugallery.com, (480) 368-9929. Landscape paintings by John Horejs are on display Oct. 1-31. The show includes paintings of Arizona desert sunsets, as well as scenes from throughout Arizona, Idaho, Utah and Colorado. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18. Also on exhibit this month are works by Guilloume, Robert Burt, Dave Newman, John and Elli Milan, and Gary Lee Price.


Confirm information before making plans by calling the listed number. Information for inclusion in GALLERY ROW should be submitted at least 10 weeks before the first of the month it is to be published. Send information to: Judy Harper, Calendar Editor, PHOENIX HOME & GARDEN, 15169 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 310, Scottsdale, AZ 85254; jharper@citieswestpub.com; or fax to (480) 664-3962.
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