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april 2013 gallery & museum events
April 2013 Gallery & Museum Events
April, 2013, Page 146
Contemporary Impressionist Cara Pabst Moran shares new oil paintings in “Season of Color,” through April 30, at The Signature Gallery in Scottsdale. The artist specializes in bold, clean colors and highly textured drama. The layers of shiny paint are applied with instinctual flair using the timeless impasto technique. Pictured is “Festival,” an oil on canvas, 36"H x 36"W. For more information, visit
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Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery—303 Romero St., Albuquerque, (505) 244-9195. “Lee Marmon: The Acoma Collection,” through April 30, showcases the last personally printed photographs by the famed Laguna Pueblo photographer, including “White Man’s Moccasins” and “Laguna Eagle Dancers.”
American Fine Art Editions—3908 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, novaro.com, (480) 990-1200. “The Hollywood Collection of Frederick Mellinger,” April 1- June 1, is a unique collection of original paintings, drawings and photographs. The revolutionary designer, inventor, artist and lover of the female form was the founder of Frederick’s of Hollywood.
Arizona Museum for Youth—35 N. Robson St., Mesa, arizonamuseumforyouth.com, (480) 644-2467. “Weather or Not: Art With Atmosphere,” through May 26. The museum celebrates Family Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20, with a variety of interactive art and activities.
Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, azscience.org, (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. “The Sea of Cortez,” through June 2.
ArtsEye Gallery—3550 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, (520) 327-7291. The gallery hosts the fourth-annual “Curious Camera Competition,” April 27-Aug. 13. The show includes two-dimensional photography made with pinhole, plastic lens, vintage (pre-1950), instant and cell phone cameras.
ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, asuartmuseum.asu.edu, (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; “Turn Off the Sun,” through Sept. 7; and “Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby,” April 19-July 20.
Bezalel Art Gallery—4200 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, bezalelartgallery.com, (480) 990-3200. Arizona Artists Guild hosts its third-annual “Statewide Juried Exhibition of Fine Art,” April 5-May 2.
Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 941-8500. Colorful abstract paintings by Max Hammond are on display in “Still Lives in the City,” through April 17. The focus shifts to “Harmony in Vision,” through April 16, as Francis Livingston shares paintings that take viewers back to times gone by. Abstract works by Catalan-born Quim Bové are in the spotlight in “Timeless,” April 18-May 7. Guests can meet Bové at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. April 18. “Form and Function,” April 25-May 9, showcases figurative paintings by Eric Bowman. A reception for Bowman takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. April 25.
Calvin Charles Gallery—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, calvincharlesgallery.com, (480) 421-1818. “Solace & Landscapes in Red,” through April 8, showcases abstract landscapes that are primarily red by Jeffrey Jon Gluck and Stephen Silver.
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, cyndycarstens.com, (602) 819-3212. Landscape/skyscape paintings by Cyndy Carstens are on exhibit through May 4. Visitors can meet the artist during live oil painting demonstrations from noon to 4 p.m. daily, except Sunday and Wednesday.
Challenger Space Center—21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, azchallenger.org, (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.”
Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, culturalpartners.org, (928) 779-2300. More than 300 works by Flagstaff kindergarteners through high school students are on display as the gallery hosts its annual youth art exhibition, through April 6.
Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson, colonialfrontiers.com, (520) 622-7400. “Mystical Mandalay: Art and Antiques From 19th-Century Burma,” April 1-July 31.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center—30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, Colo., csfineartscenter.org, (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 in “Southwest Trails and Travels,” through April 3. The exhibit features landscapes created in studio and en plein air by Alix Stefan, Roger Alderman, Judith D’Agostino, Michelle Chrisman, Michael Baum, Deb Komitor, Albert Scharf, Stephen Morath, and Fran Larsen. “Works at Play,” April 4- May 1, focuses on art that is playful and imaginative, with paintings and sculptures by Connie Townsend, Melinda Curtin, Trevor Mikula, Lisa Gordon, Charles Davison, and Jamie Ellsworth.
Denver Art Museum—100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, (720) 865-5000. “Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land,” through April 28; “Texture & Tradition: Japanese Woven Bamboo,” through July 28; and “Rocky Mountain Majesty: The Paintings of Charles Partridge Adams,” through Sept. 8.
Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “Desert Dreams,” through May 12, features works by Bonnie Bedillion, Geri Bringman, David Brown, Paddie Flaherty, Gretchen Huff, and Margaret Shirer.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, (928) 684-2272. “Cowgirl Up! Invitational Exhibition & Sale,” through May 5; “Cowgirls With a Camera,” through June 2; “All Good Clay Smells Like Rain: Maricopa Potters—Artistry and Tradition,” through Nov. 10; and “Three Mesas, Three Art Forms: The Jerry Cowdrey Hopi Collection,” through Nov. 10.
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. Landscape paintings of the Southwest are on display in “Natural Seductions,” April 20-June 8. Featured artists include Jim Waid, Jane Abrams, and Robert Cocke. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. April 20.
Gallery Andrea--—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 481-2530. Paintings by Andrea de Kerpely-Zak and Andrea Zakrzewski are on exhibit in “Mother/Daughter Spring Wildflower Show,” April 1-30.
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.
Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, (602) 252-8848. “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; and “Chocolate, Chile and Cochineal,” through Oct. 27.
Heard Museum North—The Summit at Scottsdale, 32633 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, heard.org, (480) 488-9817. “Stories Outside the Lines: American Indian Ledger Book Art,” through Sept. 22.
Landis Studio/Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, landisart.com, (602) 576-0406. “The Beginning of Love,” through April 14, features paintings by Lori Landis, including the “First Week of Genesis.” The focus shifts to “Grounded in Love,” April 15-June 30, with abstract paintings by Landis of trees and vegetables that represent the roots that ground us all.
Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, lanninggallery.com, (928) 282-6865. Resin-coated and elegantly stylized landscapes and still lifes are on display in “Anna Pales: Tranquility.” The show opens with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. April 5 and continues through April 14. Pales first paints in acrylic, at times adding powdered gold leaf, before building up each painting with rich layers of resin.
Larsen Gallery—3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale, (480) 941-0900. “Fritz Scholder: The Graphic Work” opens with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 11. Continuing through May 31, the show includes lithographs, etchings and serigraphs, including an “Indians Forever” suite of eight original lithographs, which was completed in 1971.
The Legacy Gallery—7178 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 945-1113. The gallery hosts its “Scottsdale Art Auction” at 9:30 a.m. April 6. Taking place next door to the gallery at 7176 E. Main St., the show features more than 350 paintings and sculpture with Western, sporting and wildlife themes. The artworks are on view for two weeks prior to the auction, with a catered preview from 6 to 8 p.m. April 5. Full color catalogs are available at the gallery and scottsdaleartauction.com.
LewAllen Galleries—7036 E. Main St., Scottsdale, lewallengalleries.com, (480) 970-3600. “Conversations: Realism to Abstraction,” through April 6, is a group show by gallery artists. “Connections,” through April 13, features figurative glass sculpture by Lucy Lyon.
Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona showcases its diversity of world-renowned, local and regional artists in all media and styles while celebrating “100 1st Fridays,” April 5-30. Opening with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. April 5 at the Uptown location on State Route 89A, the show celebrates Goldenstein’s 100th 1st Friday event with Sedona Gallery Association. Pictured is “Dreams in Flight,” a monumental bronze by Liz Wolf, 38"H x 37"W x 27"D. For more information, call (928) 204-1765.
Lisa Sette Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 990-7342. Works by Gregory Scott and Siri Devi Khandavilli are on exhibit through April 6. Scott’s pieces blend painting, photography and video with a wily talent for conceptual distortion, while Khandavilli has created a series of gods closely resembling the idols of her Hindu faith, which, on closer inspection, turn out to be tributes to our all-too-human fascination with money, sexuality and glamour. The focus shifts to Mayme Kratz and Marie Navarre, April 11-June 1, with a reception for the artists from 7 to 9 p.m. April 11. Navarre incorporates printed imagery and photography in her works, while Kratz is known for her diverse resin pieces.
Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—6872 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, (520) 722-7798. New paintings by Merrill Mahaffey are on exhibit through April 4. Paintings by Mark Bowles and sculpture by Fred Borcherdt are in the spotlight April 5-May 5. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. April 5. Borcherdt also will be signing copies of his book, “Fred Borcherdt: 50 Years of Sculpture.” The focus shifts to new paintings by Bill Schenck, April 27-May 11.
May Gallery on Main—7140 E. Main St., Scottsdale, maygallery.com, (480) 941-3015. Colorful paintings of Native American children are the focus of “Discovering Native American Children,” April 9-20. The show includes works by Jane Bradley, Cathy Demko, Linda Gulinson, Marguerite Hankins, Alfredo Rodriguez, Robert Tate, Hubert Wackermann, and Detha Watson. Many of the artists travel to reservations throughout the western U.S. to find the ideal subjects in their natural settings.
Mesa Contemporary Arts—1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, (480) 644-6500. “Creature • Man • Nature,” through April 28; “American Dream,” through Aug. 11; “Bipolar,” April 12-Aug. 11; and “Arizona Catalyst: Artists Working In & Beyond the State,” April 12-Aug. 11.
Mesa Historical Museum—51 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 835-7358. “Play Ball—The Cactus League Experience,” through Dec. 31, showcases photos, team uniforms, vintage media guides and rare baseball memorabilia, honoring the players, pioneers and personalities who shaped the league.
Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, mountainartistsguild.org, (928) 776-4009. “New Beginnings,” April 3-June 28, features paintings, sculpture, jewelry and works in fiber, ceramic, wood, glass and metal.
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture—710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, (505) 476-1269. “Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules,” through Dec. 30; “What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions,” 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, internationalfolkart.org, (505) 476-1200. “Plain Geometry: Amish Quilts,” through Sept. 1; and “New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más,” through Jan. 5.
Museum of Northern Arizona—3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff, musnaz.org, (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, mim.org, (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 History Museum—113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, nmhistorymuseum.org, (505) 476-5200. “Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May,” through Feb. 9; and “Cowboys Real and Imagined,” April 14-March 16, 2014.
New Mexico Museum of Art—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, (505) 476-5072. “Art on the Edge,” through April 14; “It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico,” through Jan. 31; and “Shiprock and Mont St. Michel: Photographs by William Clift,” April 19-Sept. 8.
Palm Springs Art Museum—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif., (760) 322-4800. “Beg, Borrow and Steal,” through June 2; “Rauschenberg at Gemini,” through June 23; and “Contemporary Glass 2012/2013,” through Nov. 3.
Philabuam Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, philabaumglass.com, (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, phippenartmuseum.org, (928) 778-1385. “Shadows of the Mesa,” through April 21.
Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, (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; “Hidden Meanings of Love and Death in Chinese Painting,” April 27-Sept. 2.
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. Holly Young, curator of collections, hosts a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum at 2 p.m. April 10 and 24. The tour focuses on artifacts that are not on display, and offers a glimpse into how museums care for their collections.
San Diego Natural History Museum—1788 El Prado, San Diego, (619) 255-0189. “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., sbmuseart.org, (805) 963-4364. “Myth and Materiality: Latin American Art From the Permanent Collection, 1930-1990,” through May 26; “This World Is Not My Home: Danny Lyon Photographs,” through June 2; and “The Painted Portrait, 1750-1820: From the Old World to the New and Back Again,” April 6-June 23.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, (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’s juried members’ exhibition, through April 1, features sculpture, ceramics, drawings, paintings, photography, mixed-media pieces, and works in glass, wood and fiber.
Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “New Art in Arizona,” opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. April 4 and continues through May 15. Presented in collaboration with Arizona Artists Guild, the show includes works by a select group of full-time graduate and undergraduate art students from colleges and universities throughout Arizona awarded with visual art scholarships.
Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture—147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, smokimuseum.org, (928) 445-1230. “Arizona’s Son: The Photography of Barry Goldwater,” through April 28.
SOCA Gallery—4160 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 946-2333. Works by Don Carstens are on display in “Past/Present,” through April 11. The artist’s combination of pigments and plastics creates an abstract textural relief, evoking both a primitive and contemporary feel.
Tempe Center for the Arts—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2867. “Green Revolution,” through May 25, is an eco-friendly, green-themed exhibit that addresses critical environmental issues concerning the local community.
Tempe History Museum—809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, tempe.gov/museum, (480) 350-5100. “From House Calls to Hospitals,” through Aug. 25, features 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: Creatures of Light and Darkness,” through April 2; and “Action/Reaction,” featuring works by Simon Donovan and David Longwell, April 5-June 4.
Tilt Gallery—7050 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 716-5667. “Sentence Camera” opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. April 4 and continues through April 30. The exhibit features works by Casebeer, who weaves together personal dialog and documentary photography
Trailside Galleries—7330 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, (480) 945-7751. New works by Mian Situ are on display through 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. The gallery showcases new oil paintings by Albin Veselka, Huihan Liu, and Jie-Wei Zhou, April 1-13.
Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “Elements in Western Art: Water, Fire, Air and Earth,” through June 16; “Feminina: Images of the Feminine From Latin America,” through June 16; “Desert Grasslands,” through July 7; and “Art + The Machine,” through July 14.
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, turquoisetortoisegallery.com, (928) 282-2262. “Vernon Begaye: The Art of Inlay” opens with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. April 5 and continues through April 14. The exhibit showcases designs of inlaid stones and sterling silver by the award-winning Navajo jeweler.
University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “Andy Burgess: Paper City,” through April 11; “Ways of Knowing in the Renaissance,” through June 2; “Marino Marini’s From Color to Form,” April 25- June 2; and “States of the State,” April 25-June 2.
Vision Gallery—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, (480) 782-2695. “Atomica Ceramica: What a Blast,” through April 20; and “Artworks of Art Online AZ,” through May 1.
White Hills Gallery—348 S. Main St., Camp Verde, (928) 274-7903. Black-and-white works with shades of gray are showcased in “Simply Black and White,” through May 13.
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,” through April 10. “Chroma,” April 4-May 1, showcases artworks that focus on color effects and color relationships. Featured artists include Sherri Belassen, Sara Newton, Tracy Miller, Rena Vandewater, Michelle Chrisman, Tom Philabaum, Melinda Hall, and Nancy Pendleton.
Wildfire Gallery—6501 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, wildfiregallery.com, (480) 595-5188. Contemporary paintings by Amy Tuso are on exhibit through April 30.
Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 368-9929. “(Fe) (C): Steel and Other Elements,” through 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 new line of abstract paintings by John Horejs also is on exhibit through April 20.
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