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May 2013 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: May, 2013, Page 146
Proud Profile - Fritz Scholder (1937-2005) is often referred to as the father of the New Indian Art Movement that originated and thrived in Santa Fe in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The artist’s love of lithography began during this time when he embarked on a series of works that became the “Indians Forever” suite of eight lithographs in an edition of 75. The pieces are known for their intense colors and the contemporary Native American imagery that defines Scholder’s work of the 1970s. Larsen Gallery in Scottsdale, which has one  of the few remaining intact suites of these original lithographs, presents “Fritz Scholder: The Graphic Work,” through May 31.  Pictured is “Indian With Pistol, 1978,” lithograph edition of 150, 22"H x 30"W. For more information, call (480) 941-0900.

American Fine Art Editions—3908 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 990-1200. “The Hollywood Collection of Frederick Mellinger,” through 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, (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. “The Sea of Cortez,” through June 2.

ArtsEye Gallery—3550 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, (520) 327-7291. The gallery hosts its “Curious Camera Competition,” through Aug. 31. 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, (480) 965-2787. “Cu: Mining for You,” through May 11; “Traces of Japanese Life,” through May 25; “Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby,” through July 20; and “Turn Off the Sun,” through Sept. 7.

Bezalel Art Gallery—4200 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 990-3200. Arizona Artists Guild hosts its third-annual “Statewide Juried Exhibition of Fine Art,” through May 2.

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 941-8500. Abstract works by Catalan-born Quim Bové are in the spotlight in “Timeless,” through May 7; and figurative paintings by Eric Bowman, through May 9. The gallery celebrates Mother’s Day with “Word to Your Mother,” May 9-22. Featured artists include Michael Carson, John Harrell, Max Hammond, Claudia Hartley, Dyana Hesson, Jane Jones, Francis Livingston, John Schieffer, and Ramona Youngquist. A reception for the artists is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. May 9.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 819-3212. Landscape/skyscape paintings by Cyndy Carstens are on exhibit through May 31. Visitors can meet the artist during oil painting demonstrations from noon to 4 p.m. daily, except Sunday and Wednesday.

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.”

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler,, (480) 782-2695. A juried exhibition featuring works by students in the Chandler Unified School District continues though May 10.

Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, (928) 779-2300. Local artists promote recycling in a “Recycled Art Exhibition,” through May 25.

Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson,, (520) 622-7400. “Mystical Mandalay: Art and Antiques From 19th-Century Burma,” through July 31.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center—30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, Colo., (719) 634-5581. “Mother: Photography by Carol S. Dass,” through May 19; “A Family Affair: Selections From the Progressive Art Collection,” through May 19; “Wrap Art: Guatemalan Textiles From the Permanent Collection,” through May 26; and “50 x 50: The Herbert and Dorothy Vogel Collection,” May 11-Aug. 11.

Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center—122 E. Culver St., Phoenix,, (602) 241-7870. “New Frontiers: Jewish Pioneers in the Arizona Territory,” through May 31.

Denver Art Museum—100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, (720) 865-5000. “Texture & Tradition: Japanese Woven Bamboo,” through July 21; “Rocky Mountain Majesty: The Paintings of Charles Partridge Adams,” through Sept. 8; and “Spun: Adventures in Textiles,” May 19-Sept. 22.

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. “Color Play” opens May 14 and continues through Aug. 11, featuring works by Gail Brynildsen, Pamela Howe, Susan Meyer, Terry Slonaker, Jan Thompson, and Alexandria Winslow. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. May 17.

Tribal Colors - Tony Abeyta combines acrylic and oil paints, gold leafing, encaustic wax and collage elements to create vibrant mixed-media paintings. He also uses sand to build his paint into richly textured layers, achieving a dramatic sculptural dimension. Pictured is “Ye’ii With Navajo Basket,” mixed media on board, 48"H x 36"W. Turquoise Tortoise Gallery  in Sedona unveils new works  by the Navajo (Diné) artist  May 3-12. Guests can meet Abeyta at a reception from  5 to 8 p.m. May 3. For more information, call (928) 282-2262.
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; “Three Mesas, Three Art Forms: The Jerry Cowdrey Hopi Collection,” through Nov. 10; and “Desertscapes: Narrative Landscape Photographs by Wayne Norton,” May 17-Oct. 6.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. Landscape paintings of the Southwest are on display in “Natural Seductions,” through June 8. Featured artists include Jim Waid, Jane Abrams, and Robert Cocke.

Gallery Andrea­­—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 481-2530. Landscape paintings by Carol Benally are on display May 1-26.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum—217 Johnson St., Santa Fe,, (505) 946-1000. “Georgia O’Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image,” through May 5; and “Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land,” May 17-Sept. 8.

Goldenstein Gallery—390 N. S.R. 89A and 70 Dry Creek Rd., Sedona, (928) 204-1765. The gallery celebrates the opening of its Dry Creek Road location with the “Inside Outside Show,” May 2-31. The event highlights the gallery’s new sculpture garden, featuring pieces by Steve Goldenstein, Glendon Goode, Star York, Liz Wolf, and Cheston Trammel; and also introduces new “inside” artist Lee Oskar.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (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,, (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. Lori Landis shares abstract paintings of trees and vegetables that represent the roots that ground us all in “Grounded in Love,” through June 30.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. Meticulously detailed landscape paintings are in the spotlight in “Gerald Moore: Re-creation.” The show opens with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. May 3 and continues through May 12.

LewAllen Galleries—7036 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 970-3600. “New York Color Field: Christensen, Landfield, Mason, and Natkin,” through May 25. Working in abstracts, the artists are known for their use of expressive primary colors and the transcendent power of radiant hues.

Lisa Sette Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 990-7342. Works by Mayme Kratz and Marie Navarre are on exhibit through June 1. Navarre incorporates printed imagery and photography in her collage works, while Kratz is known for her resin pieces.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—6872 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, (520) 722-7798. Paintings by Mark Bowles and sculpture by Fred Borcherdt are in the spotlight, through May 5. The focus shifts to new paintings by Bill Schenck, through May 11.

May Gallery—3922 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 922-1802; and 7140 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 941-3015. Paintings, bronzes and art glass created by artists living in Arizona are showcased as both locations celebrate “Arizona Flavor,” May 9-19. Featured artists include Bruce Marion, Jane Bradley, Howard Carr, Frank Cheatle, Lisa Danielle, Susanne Nyberg, G. Eric Slayton, Doug Oliver, E.C. Wynne, Elizabeth Horning, and James Nathan Muir.

Mesa Contemporary Arts—1 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 644-6500. “American Dream,” through Aug. 11; “Bipolar,” through Aug. 11; “Now Playing Everywhere: A Survey of Social and Political Works From the Stéphane Janssen Collection,” through Aug. 11; “The Dogs of Ron Burns,” May 3-Aug. 11; and “Arizona Catalyst: Artists Working In & Beyond the State,” May 10-Aug. 11. An artists’ reception celebrating all exhibitions is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. May 10, featuring entertainment by the Riverproof Band, light refreshments and a chance to meet the artists.

Ready to Play - Paintings and sculptures that are sure to make guests smile are in the spotlight as Colores in Scottsdale presents “Works at Play,” through May 15. Among featured artists is Stephano, who strives to capture the personality of his furry, four-legged friends on brightly colored canvas. Pictured is  “Has Anyone Seen My Signed McEnroe Ball?” acrylic on canvas, 24"H x 24"W. For more information, call (480) 947-1489.
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, as well as the country’s first Cactus League Hall of Fame honoring the players, pioneers and personalities who shaped the league.

Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott,, (928) 776-4009. “New Beginnings,” through 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 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.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, (928) 778-1385. “Early West Storyteller,” through July 7; and “Miniature Masterpieces Show & Sale,” May 1-27.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 257-1222. “Order, Chaos and the Space Between,” through May 5; “Kehinde Wiley: The Memling Series,” through June 23; “Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted,” through July 7; “Digital Print Fashion,” through July 14; and “Hidden Meanings of Love and Death in Chinese Painting,” through 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. May 8 and 22. The tour focuses on artifacts that are not on display, and offers a glimpse into how museums care for their collections.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “MASHup: New Video Art,” through May 19; “Learning to See: Josef Albers and the Interaction of Color,” May 18-Sept. 22; and “Stocked: Contemporary Art From the Grocery Aisles,” May 25-Sept. 1.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. Presented in collaboration with Arizona Artists Guild, “New Art in Arizona,” through May 15, includes works by a select group of full-time graduate and undergraduate art students from colleges and universities throughout Arizona who were awarded visual art scholarships. Folk art, Mid-Century Modern furniture, vintage jewelry and other collectibles are in the spotlight in “Hidden Treasures,” May 23-July 25. An opening reception and program with professional appraisers is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. May 23.

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 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; and “Ebb and Flow: Changing Views of the Salt River,” through Aug. 31.

Temple Gallery—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Action/Reaction,” featuring collaborative works by Simon Donovan and David Longwell, through June 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; and “Desert Grasslands,” through July 7.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “2013 MFA Exhibition,” through May 14; “Ways of Knowing in the Renaissance,” through June 2; and “States of the State,” through June 2.

Vision Gallery—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler,, (480) 782-2695. “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 in the spotlight in a group show titled, “Simply Black and White,” through May 13. “Mixed Inspiration,” May 19-June 16, features mixed-media works by Camp Verde artist Vada Lovato.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 945-2323. “Chroma,” through May 1, showcases artworks that concentrate on color effects and color relationships. The focus shifts to “Burros and Bovine,” May 2-June 5, as artists explore the traits that we admire in these animals, such as strength, friendliness or independence. Sarah Webber, Andrea Peterson, Kari Rives, Tracy Miller, Sherri Belassen, and Bill Colt are among the featured artists.

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;; or fax to (480) 664-3962.
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