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july 2013 gallery & museum events
July 2013 Gallery & Museum Events
July, 2013, Page 134
- New works by Betty Carr, David Harlan, Pat Lambrecht-Hould, Douglas Miley, Doug Oliver, Dorothy Ray, and G. Eric Slayton are showcased in “Prescott Masters Present,” through Nov. 1, at Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery. Pictured is “August Fields,” an oil on panel, 10"H x 20"W, by Slayton. A resident of Prescott, the artist says the painting was inspired during a visit to Peeples Valley in central Arizona, where horse and cattle ranches dot the landscape. On a day of outdoor painting, Slayton came across this lone horse grazing in the heat of the day, so he pulled out his paints and got to work. For more information, call (928) 776-4009.
Arizona Museum for Youth
—35 N. Robson St., Mesa, (480) 644-2467. “Dream On,” through Sept. 15, offers opportunities to contemplate, create and dream while understanding the science of dreams and ideas that originated with dreams, from the imaginations of numerous visionaries, including Lewis Carroll, author of “Alice in Wonderland”; and Jim Henson, creator of the “Muppets” characters.
Arizona Science Center
—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, azscience.org, (602) 716-2000. “Sesame Street Presents: The Body,” through Sept. 2, 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, desertmuseum.org, (520) 883-2702. “Hummers & Bricolage: A Four-Year Journal,” showcases photography by Cita Scott, through Aug. 17; and “Sculptural Tapestries,” mixed-media “green” paintings featuring recycled cans by Wil Lala, through Aug. 17.
—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.
Bonner David Galleries
—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 941-8500. Tropical drinks complement summer-inspired artworks in “Life’s a Beach,” July 11-25. Featuring pieces by Quim Bove, Ron Burns, Michael Carson, Max Hammond, Dyana Hesson, Claudia Hartley, Francis Livingston, John Schieffer, and Ramona Youngquist, the show opens with an artists’ reception from 6 to 9 p.m. July 11 during the Summer Spectacular ArtWalk.
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 819-3212. Landscape/skyscape paintings by Cyndy Carstens are on exhibit through Aug. 31. Visitors can meet the artist during live oil painting demonstrations from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.
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. “Four Corners Quilt Exhibition,” through July 20, features quilts by artists from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The show unifies the cultures and territories of the southwestern U.S., similar to the four corners of a quilt joining together layers of fabric.
—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson, colonialfrontiers.com, (520) 622-7400. “Mystical Mandalay: Art and Antiques From 19th-Century Burma,” through July 31.
—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “Colores Discovered,” through July 3, showcases a mixture of art and artists that represents what the gallery is all about—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.
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; “Spun: Adventures in Textiles,” through Sept. 22; “Nick Cave: Sojourn,” through Sept. 22; and “Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940s,” through Sept. 29.
Desert Artisans’ Gallery
—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, desertartisansgallery.com, (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, westernmuseum.org, (928) 684-2272. “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.
—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, ethertongallery.com, (520) 624-7370. “Unpacked: The Art Fair at Home,” through Aug. 30, showcases museum-quality photography and mixed-media works.
—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 481-2530. The spotlight is on paintings by Ruth Pina and sculpture by Andreas Schwab, and Victor Issa, July 1-31.
—70 Dry Creek Rd., Sedona, goldensteinart.com, (928) 204-1765. The gallery celebrates the independent spirit of the American West with its annual “Day of the Cowboy,” July 1-27. The show includes paintings of iconic cowboys and cowgirls with attitude by David DeVary; bronze sculpture by Lucius Upshaw, and Kevin McCarthy; and fabricated metal horses by Dwayne Crawford.
—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, (602) 252-8848. “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, heard.org, (480) 488-9817. “Stories Outside the Lines: American Indian Ledger Book Art,” through Sept. 22.
—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, landisart.com, (602) 576-0406. Lori Landis shares acrylic abstract Impressionism works on paper in “I Was Framed—A Little Bit of This and That,” through Oct. 15.
—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. More than a half dozen artists are in the spotlight in “Cool Colors,” July 5-14. Seaside blues in hand-blown glass, cool marble sculptures, paintings of trees leafed out in green and cityscapes captured in shades of gray are among the highlights. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. July 5.
—7036 E. Main St., Scottsdale, lewallengalleries.com, (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.
Color Me Cute
- Art that fascinates men-lovable dogs, cars, motorcycles, daring carnival rides, martinis and, of course, the fairer sex—is on exhibit in “It’s a Man’s World,” through July 3, at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale. Pictured is “Ernie” by Ron Burns, acrylic on canvas, 48"H x 48"W. Recognized for his bright and colorful paintings of dogs, the artist says much of his inspiration comes from four-legged friends that have survived insurmountable odds; therapy dogs that devote their lives to serving humans; and rescued dogs discovered at animal shelters. For more information, call (480) 941-8500.
—125 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, (505) 988-8997. “Sammy Peters: Internal Narrative,” through July 7, is an exhibition of new multimedia paintings by this master of unique and playful forms of abstraction.
Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery
—602-A Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, (505) 820-7451. New paintings of northern New Mexico by Francis Livingston are on exhibit in “Canyon Road Past and Present,” July 5-19. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. July 5. A book signing for author and photographer Mark Sublette is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. July 19 in celebration of the second novel in his Charles Bloom murder mystery series, “Kayenta Crossing.”
—3922 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, maygallery.com, (480) 922-1801. The gallery showcases new works by figurative artist Vidan, July 1-31. The artist paints beautiful women and happy young children, in a romantic Italian style.
—7140 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 941-3015. Contemporary artworks by Cathy Demko, Michael Ethridge, Bobby Goldsboro, Bruce Marion, Brian O’Neill, Matt Sievers, and Pete Wilkinson are on exhibit, July 1-31.
Mesa Contemporary Arts
—1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, (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.
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.
Millicent Rogers Museum
—1504 Millicent Rogers Rd., Taos, N.M., (575) 758-2462. “Retrospective, Altar Scenes and Retablos: Catherine Robles Shaw & Family,” through July 7.
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.
Museum of International Folk Art
—706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, internationalfolkart.org, (505) 476-1200. “Plain Geometry: Amish Quilts,” through Sept. 1; “New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más,” through Jan. 5; and “Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan,” through March 23.
Museum of Northern Arizona
—3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff, musnaz.org, (928) 774-5213. “Mountain Lion,” through Aug. 4; and “Tony Foster—Sacred Places, Watercolor Diaries From the American Southwest,” through Oct. 13.
New Mexico Museum of Art
—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, (505) 476-5072. “Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1994-2011,” through Aug. 18; “Shiprock and Mont St. Michel: Photographs by William Clift,” through Sept. 8; “Back in the Saddle,” through Sept. 15; and “It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico,” through Jan. 5.
Palm Springs Art Museum
—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif., psmuseum.org, (760) 322-4800. “Rauschenberg at Gemini,” through July 28; “Roger Ballen Photography,” through July 28; “Master Impressionists,” through Sept. 1; “Made in the USA: From the Abstract Expressionists to the Color-Field Painters,” through Sept. 29; “Insights on Architecture,” through Oct. 6; and “Contemporary Glass 2012/2013,” through Nov. 3.
Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio
—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 884-7404. “Off the Wall,” through Sept. 28, features new glass wall art by Tom Philabaum.
—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, (928) 778-1385. “Early West Storyteller,” through July 7; “Rodeo! A Tribute to Louise Serpa,” through Sept. 22; and “22nd-Annual Trappings of the American West,” July 20-Oct. 20.
Phoenix Art Museum
—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1222. “Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted,” through July 7; “Digital Print Fashion,” through July 14; “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,” through Sept. 29.
Prescott Fine Arts Gallery
—208 N. Marina St., Prescott, pca-az.net, (928) 445-3286. “The Company of Animals,” through Aug. 17, displays artists’ interpretations of animals wild, domestic or imaginary, including animals they interact with daily, as well as those encountered in captivity or merely imagined.
Pueblo Grande Museum
—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, (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.
San Diego Natural History Museum
—1788 El Prado, San Diego, sdnhm.org, (619) 255-0189. “Dino Jaws,” through Sept. 12; and “Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age,” July 4-Oct. 6.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
—1130 State St., Santa Barbara, Calif., (805) 963-4364. “Labour and Wait,” July 2-Sept. 29; and “Un/Natural Color,” July 7-Sept. 29.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, (480) 874-4666. “Stocked: Contemporary Art From the Grocery Aisles,” through Sept. 1; “Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime,” through Sept. 1; “Visions: Here and Now,” through Sept. 8; and “Learning to See: Josef Albers and the Interaction of Color,” through Sept. 22.
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.
Tempe History Museum
—809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, tempe.gov/museum, (480) 350-5100. “From House Calls to Hospitals,” through Aug. 25; and “Ebb and Flow: Changing Views of the Salt River,” through Aug. 31.
TRUST the gallery
—154 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox, willcoxtrust.com, (520) 824-6972. “Currents,” through 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. “Desert Grasslands,” through July 7; “Art + The Machine,” through Sept. 8; “Museum as Sanctuary: Giving Voice to Tucson’s Refugees,” July 3-Sept. 15; and “Arizona Biennial 2013,” July 20-Sept. 29.
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. All the blues and greens of turquoise in the gallery’s jewelry collection are showcased in “Cool Colors,” July 5-14. The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. July 5.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. The focus is on “100 for $100,” through July 3, with a vast selection of original art by more than 40 artists offered for $100 or less. A portion of proceeds benefits animal charities. “The Local Scene,” July 5-Aug. 1, showcases diverse artwork, including landscapes, abstracts and figurative paintings, created by local Arizona-based artists Andrea Peterson, Thomas Nelford, Sherri Belassen, Charles Davison, Brian Boner, Barbara Gurwitz, Chaille Trevor, Acacia Alder, Roger Alderman, Ryan Hale, and Robert Charon. Guests can meet Peterson as she paints in the gallery during the Summer Spectacular ArtWalk, from 7 to 9 p.m. July 11.
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