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June 2013 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: June, 2013, Page 158
Patchwork Pony
Using a distinctive rich texture of oil paints, tar and mixed media, Mark English paints in a style that allows his landscapes, horses, figurative works and still lifes to eternally reveal themselves on canvas. His mixed-media works are in the spotlight, June 7-16, at Lanning Gallery in Sedona, with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m., June 7. Pictured is “Quilted Pony,” mixed-media on panel, 27"H x 24"W. For more information, visit, or call (928) 282-6865.?

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. “Dream On,” June 21-Sept. 8, offers opportunities to contemplate, create and dream while understanding the science of dreams and ideas that originated with dreams.

Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix,, (602) 716-2000. “Da Vinci: The Genius,” through June 9.

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 a “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. “Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby,” through July 20; and “Turn Off the Sun,” through Sept. 7.

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.”

Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff,, (928) 779-2300. “Four Corners Quilt Exhibition,” June 11-July 20, features quilts by artists from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

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

Colores—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “Colores Discovered,” June 6-July 3, showcases eclectic paintings, sculpture, jewelry and other surprise finds. Featured artists include Lee Gusterson, Michelle Chrisman, Barbara Gurwitz, Alix Stefan, Melinda Curtin, Stephano, Trevor Mikula, Linda Carter Holman, and Thom Ross.

Heaven and Earth
Cyndy Carstens’ newest landscape/skyscape paintings focus on a theme of “calm amongst chaos, peace silencing noise, and beauty overwhelming ugliness,” as seen here in “Bathed in Light,” oil on canvas, 24"H x 30"W. “The foreground is loosely based on the foothills of the Superstitions,” notes the artist. “I used some artistic licensing to establish two light sources to give the piece a comprehensive glow while adding interest to the foreground, which otherwise would be silhouetted at this time of the evening.” Her works are on display through Aug. 31 at Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery in Scottsdale. Visitors can meet Carstens during live oil painting demonstrations from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. For more information, visit, or call (602) 819-3212.
Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson,, (520) 722-4412. “Color Play” through Aug. 11, features works by Gail Brynildsen, Pamela Howe, Susan Meyer, Terry Slonaker, Jan Thompson, and Alexandria Winslow.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, (928) 684-2272. “Cowgirls With a Camera,” through June 2; “Desertscapes: Narrative Landscape Photographs by Wayne Norton,” through Oct. 6; “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. 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. Abstract paintings by Nemesh are on exhibit June 1-30.

Goldenstein Gallery—70 Dry Creek Rd., Sedona, (928) 204-1765. The gallery celebrates its new location, June 1-30, and welcomes new artists to its expanded outdoor sculpture garden. Among those featured are Lee Oskar, David DeVary, Liz Wolf, Jourdan Dern, Karyl Bennett, Marilyn Box, and Sherab Khandro.

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—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. The focus shifts to “I Was Framed—A Little Bit of This and That,” June 16-Oct. 15, as Landis shares acrylic abstract Impressionism works on paper.

LewAllen Galleries—7036 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 970-3600. “Rising Stars,” through July 7, is a curated show of works by the newest members of the gallery’s roster of artists.

Lisa Sette Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 990-7342. Works by Mayme Kratz and Marie Navarre are on exhibit, through June 1.

Mesa Contemporary Arts—1 E. Main St., Mesa,, (480) 644-6500. “American Dream,” “Bipolar,” “Now Playing Everywhere: A Survey of Social and Political Works From the Stéphane Janssen Collection,” “The Dogs of Ron Burns” and “Arizona Catalyst: Artists Working In & Beyond the State,” all through Aug. 11.

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. New works by local and nationally acclaimed artists Betty Carr, David Harlan, Pat Lambrecht-Hould, Douglas Miley, Doug Oliver, Dorothy Ray, and G. Eric Slayton are showcased in “Prescott Masters Present.” The show opens with a reception for the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. June 7 and continues through Nov. 30.

Twice as Nice
May Gallery in Scottsdale presents brightly colored Contemporary paintings and art glass by eight artists through June 30,  including works by Cathy Demko, Michael Ethridge, Bobby Goldsboro, Bruce Marion, Ross Neder, Brian O’Neill, Matt Sievers, and Pete Wilkinson. Pictured is a diptych by O’Neill, who combines his love of Realism and Representational art with a passion for dynamic and expressive “organic abstraction.” Titled “Magnolia Symphony Sunset,” the acrylic on canvas works measure a combined 60"H x 72"W. For more information, visit, or call (480) 941-3015.?
Museum of Northern Arizona—3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff,, (928) 774-5213. “Mountain Lion,” through Aug. 4; and “Tony Foster—Sacred Places, Watercolor Diaries From the American Southwest,” June 16-Oct. 13. A slide show and lecture, titled “Into the Wild—Painting Sacred Places,” takes place at 2 p.m. June 16, with the artist discussing sacred places in the region and his experiences hiking into them.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott,, (928) 778-1385. “Early West Storyteller,” through July 7.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 257-1222. “Kehinde Wiley: The Memling Series,” through June 23; “Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted,” through July 7; “Hidden Meanings of Love and Death in Chinese Painting,” through Sept. 2; “From Above: Aerial Photography From the Center for Creative Photography,” through Sept. 22; and “The Art of Video Games,” June 16-Sept. 29.

Prescott Fine Arts Gallery—208 N. Marina St., Prescott,, (928) 445-3286. Artists draw from their memories to celebrate pastimes enjoyed in their youth in “Child’s Play,” through June 22.

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.

R. Pela Contemporary Art—335 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, (602) 320-8445. Clown-related artwork in a variety of media is in the spotlight in “Klown!” The group exhibition is open from 6 to 9 p.m., June 7 and 21, with additional viewings by appointment.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale,, (480) 874-4666. “Stocked: Contemporary Art From the Grocery Aisles,” through Sept. 1; “Learning to See: Josef Albers and the Interaction of Color,” through Sept. 22; and “Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime,” June 1-Sept. 1.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. Folk art, Mid-century Modern furniture, vintage jewelry and other collectibles are in the spotlight in “Hidden Treasures,” through July 25.

Temple Gallery—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Action/Reaction,” featuring collaborative works by Simon Donovan and David Longwell, through June 4.

TRUST the gallery—154 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox,, (520) 824-6972. “Currents,” June 1-Aug. 31, showcases large-format oil paintings and mixed-media works by Archie Sutton, Steve Bovée, Zo Terra, and Xymyl.

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; “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.

You Talkin’ to Me?
Wilde Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale presents a collection of paintings and sculpture depicting donkeys and cows as artists explore traits such as strength, friendliness or independence in “Burros and Bovine.” Pictured is “Sally” by Bill Colt, acrylic and collage on canvas, 24"H x 36"W. A corporate pilot by day, the artist uses texture (joint compound, raw canvas, cheesecloth, etc.) and collage (1950s magazines, comic books, engineering manuals and tourist brochures) in his paintings. “Look closely,” Colt suggests, “and you’ll see bits and pieces of this collage giving my work an underlying ‘graffiti’ dimension.” Continuing through June 5, the show also includes works by Sarah Webber, Andrea Peterson, Kari Rives, Tracy Miller, and Sherri Belassen. For more information, visit, or call (480) 945-2323.
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. “Rainforest Baskets,” June 7-16, showcases baskets hand-sewn by Wounaan Indian women of Panama’s Darien Rainforest, including designs that range from jungle birds and florals, to geometrics. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. June 7.

White Hills Gallery—348 S. Main St., Camp Verde,, (928) 274-7903. “Mixed Inspiration,” through June 16, features mixed-media works by Camp Verde artist Vada Lovato.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. Original art by more than 40 artists is offered for $100 or less in “100 for $100,” June 6-July 3. A portion of the proceeds benefits animal charities.

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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