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March 2013 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: March, 2013, Page 178
Snuggle Bunnies
For more than 35 years, Tom Palmore has
painted witty and whimsical animal portraits with a reverence for his subject matter and a masterful technical prowess. The paintings offer a unique and often comical juxtaposition of technical literalism and surreal, imaginative context. “They’re about other earthlings that we share this planet with … and about our relationships with them,” he says. Pictured is “Opposites Attract,” oil and acrylic on canvas, 24"H x 36" W. Palmore’s paintings are in the spotlight as LewAllen Galleries in Scottsdale hosts “Conversations: Realism to Abstraction,” through April 6. The show includes works by several artists who are regularly featured at the gallery. For more information, call (480) 970-3600.

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery—303 Romero St., Albuquerque,, (505) 244-9195. “Lee Marmon: The Acoma Collection,” March 1-April 30, showcases the last personally printed photographs by the famed Laguna Pueblo photographer, including “White Man’s Moccasins” and “Laguna Eagle Dancers.” Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. March 1.

Arizona Museum for Youth—35 N. Robson St., Mesa,, (480) 644-2467. “Weather or Not: Art With Atmosphere,” through May 26.

Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix,, (602) 716-2000. “Da Vinci: The Genius,” through June 9, plus more than 300 hands-on exhibits in five themed galleries, live demonstrations, a state-of-the-art planetarium and giant-screen theater.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum—2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, (520) 883-2702. “Sheridan Oman Retrospective,” through March 10; and “The Sea of Cortez,” March 16-June 2.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “Born of Fire: The Pottery of Margaret Tafoya,” through April 27; “Cu: Mining for You,” through May 11; “Traces of Japanese Life,” through May 25; and “Turn Off the Sun,” March 9-Sept. 7.

Bentley Gallery—215 E. Grant St., Phoenix,, (480) 946-6060. “Neo-Chroma,” March 1-30, features paintings by artists who work with intensely saturated color as main elements, including Tim Bavington, Ali Smith, Daniel Brice, Oliver Arms, and Jill Moser. An opening reception takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. March 9, with some of the artists present.

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 941-8500. “Complex Simplicity,” through March 20, showcases romantic landscape paintings by Romona Youngquist; and “Approaching Spaces,” through March 20, features works in wood by Mitch Fry. Colorful abstract paintings by Max Hammond are on display in “Still Lives in the City,” March 21-April 17. Guests can meet Hammond at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. March 21. The focus shifts to “Harmony in Vision,” March 28-April 16, as Francis Livingston shares paintings that take viewers back to times gone by. A reception for Livingston takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. March 28.

Calvin Charles Gallery—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 421-1818. “Fur, Fangs and Feathers: Vietnam’s Tet Animals” continues through March 4. The show depicts the legendary 12 animals of Asia’s Lunar New Year in paintings and prints. The focus shifts to “Solace & Landscapes in Red,” March 7-April 8, with abstract landscapesthat are primarily red by Jeffrey Jon Gluck and Stephen Silver. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. March 7.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 819-3212. Landscape/skyscape paintings by Cyndy Carstens are on exhibit March 1-May 4. Visitors can meet the artist during live oil painting demonstrations from noon to 4 p.m. daily, except Sunday and Wednesday.

Cave Creek Museum—6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek, (480) 488-2764. Offering an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers, the museum celebrates Archaeology Month with an Archaeology Expo at Spur Cross, March 2. A make-it-and-take-it egg-decorating workshop also is planned from 9:30 a.m. to noon March 16.

Challenger Space Center—21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria,, (623) 322-2012. “They Came From Outer Space,” through Dec. 31, examines the life and work of Geoff Notkin, author, explorer, science writer, meteorite specialist, photographer and host of TV’s hit series “Meteorite Men.”

Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson,  (520) 622-7400. Traditional 19th- and 20th-century glazed ceramic wine amphorae from Southern Italy are in the spotlight through March 31.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center—30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, Colo.,, (719) 634-5581. “Guatemalan Textiles,” through May 26.

Colores—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. Viewers explore back roads and trails across the Southwest as “Southwest Trails and Travels,” March 7-April 3, features landscapes created in studio and en plein air. Featured artists include Alix Stefan, Roger Alderman, Judith D’Agostino, Michelle Chrisman, Connie Townsend, Michael Baum, Deb Komitor, Albert Scharf, Stephen Morath, and Fran Larsen.

Denver Art Museum—100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, (720) 865-5000. “What Is Modern?” through March 24; “Laura Letinsky: Still-Life Photographs, 1997-2012,” through March 24; “Potters of Precision: The Coors Porcelain Company,” through March 24; “Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land,” through April 28; “Texture & Tradition: Japanese Woven Bamboo,” through July 28; and “All That Glistens: A Century of Japanese Lacquer,” through Oct. 5.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. The gallery celebrates “Desert Dreams,” through May 12, with works by Bonnie Bedillion, Geri Bringman, David Brown, Paddie Flaherty, Gretchen Huff, and Margaret Shirer. The gallery also hosts its “Meet the Artist” series from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 12-16, as Le Craven is on-site for a photography demonstration.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg,, (928) 684-2272. “Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton: Early Arizona Artist and Cultural Advocate,” through March 3; “Collecting the West: The Colton Legacy,” through March 3; “All Good Clay Smells Like Rain: Maricopa Potters—Artistry and Tradition,” through Nov. 10; “Three Mesas, Three Art Forms: The Jerry Cowdrey Hopi Collection,” through Nov. 10; and “Cowgirl Up! Invitational Exhibition & Sale,” March 22-May 5.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Surface Tension,” through April 13, features photographs by Joel-Peter Witkin, and mixed-media works by Alice Leora Briggs, and Holly Roberts. All three artists explore tension between the visible, textural qualities of the image surface and the political, social and psychological undercurrents of their subject matter.

Gallery Andrea--—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 481-2530. Andrea de Kerpely-Zak presents paintings of spring wildflowers, March 1-31. Guests can meet the artist from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays during the Scottsdale ArtWalk.

Gallery West—6420 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, (520) 529-7002. “Ethnographic Materials of the Apaches,” through March 2, showcases clothing, baskets and bags from the 19th century.

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

Goldenstein Gallery—390 N. S.R. 89A and 70 Dry Creek Rd., Sedona,, (928) 204-1765. The gallery celebrates “100 1st Fridays,” March 1-31, in recognition of its 100th 1st Friday gallery tour with the Sedona Gallery Association. The show includes works by David DeVary, Jourdan Dern, Karyl Bennett, and Sherab Khandro. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. March 1.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 252-8848. “Native Words, Native Warriors,” through March 3; “Navajo Code Talkers: Photographs by Kenji Kawano,” through March 3; “N. Scott Momaday: Art and Poetry,” through June 23; “Elegance From the Earth: Hopi Pottery Families,” through Aug. 25; “Picture This! Navajo Pictorial Textiles,” through Sept. 2; “Chocolate, Chile and Cochineal,” through Oct. 27; and “Retha Walden Gambaro: Attitudes of Prayer,” through Dec. 31.

Heard Museum North—The Summit at Scottsdale, 32633 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 488-9817. “Stories Outside the Lines: American Indian Ledger Book Art,” through Sept. 22.

Landis Studio/Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 576-0406. “The Beginning of Love,” through April 14, features paintings by Landis, including the “First Week of Genesis.” Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. March 7.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona,, (928) 282-6865. “Marshall Noice: Brilliant Hues” opens with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. March 1 and continues through March 10. The Contemporary Expressionist also will be on hand from 1 to 5 p.m. March 2-3, painting outside the gallery. Noice retired from his photography studio after 23 years to concentrate on his landscape paintings.

Larsen Gallery—3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale, (480) 941-0900.  Paintings, sculpture and photography are in the spotlight as the gallery hosts a group exhibition through March 30. Featured artists include Anne Coe, Candice Eisenfeld, Jamie Chase, Christopher Pelley, Scott Duce, Dick Jemison, Bill Schenck, Merrill Mahaffey, Linda Ingraham, William Lesch, James Myford, Mary Merkel Hess, and Roger Asay and Rebecca Davis.

LewAllen Galleries—7036 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 970-3600. “Connections” opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 7 and continues through April 13. The show features figurative glass sculpture by Lucy Lyon.

Lisa Sette Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 990-7342. Works by Damion Berger and Gilbert Garcin, two artists who shatter the boundaries between realism-based analogue photography and the realms of abstraction and imagination, are in the spotlight through March 2.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—6872 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson,, (520) 722-7798. “The Young Guns,” through March 7, showcases new paintings by Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott, and Logan Maxwell Hagege.

May Gallery—3922 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 922-1801. Landscape paintings by Susanne Nyberg are on exhibit through March 1. The spotlight shifts to the art of Bobby Goldsboro, March 15-16. 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.

May Gallery on Main—7140 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 941-3015.  Larger-than-life floral paintings by Elizabeth Horning are in the spotlight in “Spring is in the Air,” March 7-16.

Mesa Contemporary Arts—1 E. Main St., Mesa,, (480) 644-6500. “The National Collage Society,” through March 17; “Thirty-Fourth-Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition,” through March 31; “Habitations,” through March 31; and “Creature • Man • Nature,” through April 28.

Mesa Historical Museum—51 E. Main St., Mesa,, (480) 835-7358. “Play Ball—The Cactus League Experience,” through Dec. 31.

Millicent Rogers Museum—1504 Millicent Rogers Rd., Taos, N.M.,, (575) 758-2462. “Taos Pueblo Artist Winter Showcase,” March 8-10, features works by Maria Samora, Jacqueline Gala, Pam Lujan Hauer, Glen Gomez, Jocelyn Martinez, Louis Romero, Ryan Suazo, and John Suazo. Nationally recognized musician Robert Mirabel also exhibits his handcrafted flutes and performs in the museum on opening night.

Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott,, (928) 776-4009. “Art and Soul Best of Show,” through March 30.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture—710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe,, (505) 476-1269. “Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules,” through Dec. 30; 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,, (505) 476-1200. “Folk Art of the Andes,” through March 10; “New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más,” through Jan. 5; and “Plain Geometry: Amish Quilts,” March 3-Sept. 1.

Museum of Northern Arizona—3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff,, (928) 774-5213. “Arizona’s Pioneering Women Artists,” through May 12; and “Mountain Lion,” through Aug. 4.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix,, (480) 478-6000. “Portraits From the Golden Age of Jazz: Photographs by William Gottlieb,” through April 6.

NAU Art Museum—321 McMullen Circle, Flagstaff,, (928) 523-3471. “Paolo Soleri: Think. Draw. Build. Sustain,” through April 13, showcases renderings and models created over a 40-year career. The exhibit addresses Soleri’s search for an architecture that responds to its environment and to challenges of sustainability that have become critical as our population increases and our resources diminish.

New Mexico Museum of Art—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe,, (505) 476-5072. “Art on the Edge,” through April 15; and “It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico,” through Jan. 31.

Off Madison Avenue Gallery—5555 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, (480) 505-4500. Wall sculpture by Jill Friedberg is on exhibit in “Carried Away,” through March 26.

Palm Springs Art Museum—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif., (760) 322-4800. “Picture This: Photographic Portraits of Place,” through March 31; “Beg, Borrow and Steal,” through June 2; “Contemporary Glass 2012/2013,” through Nov. 3; and “Rauschenberg at Gemini,” March 16-June 23.

Paul Scott Gallery—7173 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 874-3000. More than 30 new works by Larisa Aukon are on exhibit through March 7.

Philabuam Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 884-7404. Works by Mark Abildgaard and Michael Joplin are in the spotlight in “Cast & Cut,” through April 14. Abildgaard casts glass in forms resembling both totems and glass crystals, while Joplin blows large glass platters that become the palette for his cut, or sandblasted vintage nude studies.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott,, (928) 778-1385. “Shadows of the Mesa,” through April 21.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 257-1222. “Shiprock and Mont St. Michel: Photographs by William Clift,” through April 7;“Visions of Humanity: 20th-Century Chinese Paintings From the Jones Collection,” through April 14; “Order, Chaos and the Space Between,” through May 5; and “Kehinde Wiley: The Memling Series,” through June 23.

Pueblo Grande Museum—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix,, (602) 495-0900. “Living in the Desert: Decisions and Consequences,” through Aug. 31, explores tradeoffs made in the quest for desert sustainability in ancient, historic and modern times.

River of Time Museum—12901 N. La Montana Blvd., Fountain Hills,, (480) 837-2612. Guests can trace the steps of ancient people who passed through the area, with exhibits focusing on Fort McDowell, Fountain Hills, the Yavapai people, and Four Peaks Amethyst mine. The museum hosts a “Wisconsin Bash” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9, with free museum admission, and Wisconsin food and beverages for purchase.

San Diego Natural History Museum—1788 El Prado, San Diego,, (619) 255-0189. “Chocolate,” through March 10; “On the Trail of Ansel Adams,” through April 29; and “Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders,” through June 1.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art—1130 State St., Santa Barbara, Calif., (805) 963-4364. “California Dreaming: Plein-Air Painting From San Francisco to San Diego,” through March 24; “Myth and Materiality: Latin American Art From the Permanent Collection, 1930-1990,” through May 26; and “This World Is Not My Home: Danny Lyon Photographs,” through June 2.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale,, (480) 874-4666. “The Human Touch: Selections From the RBC Wealth Management Collection,” through April 28; and “Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti,” through April 28.

Sedona Arts Center—15 Art Barn Rd., Sedona, (928) 282-3809. The center hosts its annual juried members’ exhibition, March 1-April 1, featuring sculpture, ceramics, pottery, drawings, paintings, photography, jewelry, mixed-media pieces, and works in glass, wood and fiber.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Figurative Art Now!” is on exhibit through March 21. The center hosts its annual “Fine Art in the Garden Festival” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16, featuring 21 artists working in acrylics, watercolors, oils, pastels, printmaking, jewelry, ceramics, fused glass, quilting and metal sculpture, along with live music and light refreshments.

The Signature Gallery—7177 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 949-7003. “Season of Color,” March 7-April 30, showcases new oil paintings by Cara Pabst Moran. The artist specializes in bold, clean colors and highly textured drama. Guests can meet the artist at an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 7.

Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture—147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott,, (928) 445-1230. “Arizona’s Son: The Photography of Barry Goldwater,” through April 28.

Tempe Center for the Arts—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2867. “Green Revolution,” through May 25, is a green-themed exhibition that addresses critical environmental issues concerning the local community.

Tempe History Museum—809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe,, (480) 350-5100. “From House Calls to Hospitals,” through Aug. 25, highlights medical instruments, photos and artifacts that showcase how medicine has changed over the last 200 years.

Temple Gallery—330 S. Scott Ave.,Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Kate Breakey: Surveillance,” March 1-April 2. An opening reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 8.

Trailside Galleries—7330 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, (480) 945-7751. “Western Classics Show,” March 1-23, showcases traditional Western paintings and sculpture by more than 30 leading Western Representational artists, including works by several members of Cowboy Artists of America and other prestigious Western artists. Bill Anton, Z.S. Liang, Dan Mieduch, Bill Nebeker, Jim Norton, Howard Rogers, Matt Smith, Richard D. Thomas, and Morgan Weistling are among the featured artists. A reception for the artists takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. March 21. New works by Mian Situ are on display March 25-April 6. The show includes 12 oil paintings of various sizes depicting rural Chinese families. Visitors can meet Situ at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. April 4.

Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “Nacimiento,” through June 1; “Elements in Western Art: Water, Fire, Air and Earth,” through June 16; “Feminina: Images of the Feminine From Latin America,” through June 16; “Han and Beyond—The Renaissance of China: The James Conley Collection,” through June 30; “Desert Grasslands,” through July 7; and “Art + The Machine,” through July 14.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona,, (928) 282-2262. “Sharon Weiser: Cactus Colors” opens with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. March 1 and continues through March 10. The artist paints dramatically up-close cactus compositions in vibrant colors.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson,, (520) 621-7567. “Broken Desert: Land and Sea” features works by Greg Lindquist, Chris McGinniss, Mary Mattingly, and William Lamson, through March 3.

Vision Gallery—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler,, (480) 782-2695. Paintings by William Barnhart are on exhibit through March 8; and “Atomica Ceramica: What a Blast,” March 15-April 20.

White Hills Gallery—348 S. Main St., Camp Verde,, (928) 274-7903. “Ambiguous Color,” through March 3, takes a new look at color and how it can be perceived in abstract and traditional work.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 945-2323. New paintings by Karen Bezuidenhout, Martha Braun, and Jamie Ellsworth are on display in “Instant and Imaginary,” March 28-April 10. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. March 28.

Wildfire Gallery—6501 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek,, (480) 595-5188. Contemporary paintings by Amy Tuso are on exhibit through April 30.

Willo North Gallery—2811 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 320-8445. “The Joe and Jan Show,” through March 29, is a group exhibition of works by 12 local artists, all in homage to Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Gov. Jan. Brewer. The exhibition includes portraits of the infamous public servants, as well as artworks inspired by their notorious antics.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main  St., Scottsdale, (480) 368-9929. New mixed-media collage works by Dave Newman are on exhibit in “Lost and Found,” through March 20. “(Fe) (C): Steel and Other Elements,” March 21-April 20, features up to 30 new steel wall sculptures by Jeanie Thorn. The artist incorporates stones, wood and other elements into her works. A newline of abstract paintings by John Horejs also are on exhibit March 21-April 20. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 21.

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