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October 2013 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: October, 2013, Page 158
Home on the Range
Larsen Gallery in Scottsdale hosts an auction of Contemporary works at 1 p.m. Oct. 26. Original paintings, sculpture, photography and limited-edition graphics by international artists are included, as well as collectible works by Southwest artists who reside in the region. Among featured artists is Nelson Boren, whose “Cowboy on Post” watercolor, 44"H x 59"W, is pictured. An auction preview takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22-25. For more information, visit, or call (480) 941-0900

Arizona Historical Society Museum—1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, (480) 929-9499. Arizona artists share traditional and modern altars, paintings, sculpture and installations reflecting the traditions of Dia de los Muertos in “Second Life,” Oct. 24-Jan. 12.

Arizona Museum for Youth—35 N. Robson St., Mesa, (480) 644-2467. “ArtSpeaks: A Way With Words,” Oct. 4-Jan. 19, explores the art and science of language.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft,” through Dec. 7; and “Plate • Silk • Stone,” through Dec. 8.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 819-3212. Oil paintings of the Southwestern desert floor and nearby mountainous terrain by Cyndy Carstens are on exhibit Oct. 1-31. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3, featuring live entertainment by flutist Sherry Finzer; and refreshments by Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff,, (928) 779-2300. “Virga: The Hunt for Water,” through Oct. 31, showcases a series of large-scale installations by Flagstaff artist Shawn Skabelund.

Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson,, (520) 622-7400. “Textiles as Form and Function: 20th-Century Rabari Gypsy Garments From Gujarat, India,” through Dec. 1.

Colores—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. Eclectic paintings, sculpture, jewelry and other surprise finds are included in “Favorite Things,” through Oct. 2. The show includes works by Lee Gusterson, Michelle Chrisman, Barbara Gurwitz, Alix Stefan, Melinda Curtin, Stephano, Trevor Mikula, Linda Carter Holman, and Thom Ross.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “Visual Delights,” through Nov. 10, features works by Don Carter, Le Craven, Nancy Cressler, Susan Grijalva, Carol Hegedus, and Del Marinello.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, (928) 684-2272. “Portraits of the West: Hal Stewart’s Bronzes,” through Oct. 6; “Watercolor Cowboys: Don Weller’s West,” through Oct. 6; “Desertscapes: Narrative Landscape Photographs by Wayne Norton,” through Oct. 20; “All Good Clay Smells Like Rain: Maricopa Potters—Artistry and Tradition,” through Nov. 10; “Three Mesas, Three Art Forms: The Jerry Cowdrey Hopi Collection,” throughNov. 10; and “Arizona Cowgirl: The Next Generation: Photographs by Charles King,” through Nov. 10.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Sonnets of Light,” through Nov. 16, features mixed-media works by Mayme Kratz, and photography by Charles Grogg, and Masao Yamamoto.

Gallery Andrea—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 481-2530. Landscape paintings by Mario Simic, and sculpture by Victor Issa, and Andreas Schwab are on exhibit, Oct. 1-31.

Gallery J2—10345 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (602) 552-4141. “Transitions,” through Oct. 16, features works by Sean Royal. Focusing on fine-art screen printing, the abstract artist examines the visual contrasts between organic/human ideas or images, and geometric/graphic ideas.

Goings Galleria—722 N. Fourth St., Phoenix, (602) 810-8071. “The Look of Layers,” through Oct. 18, showcases paintings by Tracey Jenkins. The artist layers epoxy and oils to create unique depth and color composition.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 252-8848. “Chocolate, Chile and Cochineal,” through Nov. 30; “Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land,” through March 3; “Elegance From the Earth: Hopi Pottery,” through March 4; and “Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares,” Oct. 12-Jan 5.

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 Oct. 27.

Kolb Studio—Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, (800) 858-2808. Artwork from the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is on exhibit through Jan. 20.

Landis Studio/Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 576-0406. Lori Landis shares acrylic abstract paintings in “Coming Together,” Oct. 1-Dec. 15.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. Abstract paintings are on display in “Allusion: Master Works by Gregory Deane, Oct. 4-13. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4.

LewAllen Galleries at the Railyard—1613 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe,, (505) 988-3250. “Bernard Chaet: Songs of Joy,” through Oct. 13; and “Ronnie Landfield: After the Rain,” through Oct. 13.

Give Us This Day
A self-taught artist, Carla Romero feels a strong connection to Native Americans and the Southwest. The paintings in her “Vespers” series depict a prayer scene, where Native Americans pray atop a kiva before descending into it. “The beings standing atop the kiva are meant to be neither woman nor man, but rather spiritual entities, which transcend gender,” explains the artist. “My intention behind this series is to reflect prayer and peace with the utmost reverence to and with our Creator.” Pictured is “Reverence,” acrylic on canvas, 48"H x 36"W. Romero’s works are on exhibit as part of the “Cowboys and Indians Show,” Oct. 4-31 at Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona. For more information, call (928) 204-1765
Lisa Sette Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 990-7342. Photography by Masao Yamamoto is on exhibit through Nov. 2.

Madaras Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-3001. Diana Madaras unveils 20 new paintings during her annual “Heart Beat” show, which opens with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20. The collection of acrylics and watercolors includes subject matter that is close to the artist’s heart. The show continues through Nov. 17.

May Gallery—7140 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 941-3015. The spotlight is on “The Art of Dena Tollefson,” Oct. 1-31. The artist uses a palette knife to create her highly textured oil paintings, which include botanicals, ponds, skies and her “Corn” series of works—biographies where people are depicted as ears of corn.

Mesa Contemporary Arts—1 E. Main St., Mesa,, (480) 644-6500. “Devocionales: Neo-Colonial ‘Retablos’ From an Archetypal Perspective,” through Dec. 1; “From Lemons to Lingerie: The Still-Life Redefined,” through Jan. 5; and “Messin’ With the Masters,” through Jan. 26.

Mesa Historical Museum—51 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 835-7358. “Play Ball—The Cactus League Experience,” through Dec. 31, honors the players, pioneers and personalities who shaped the league.

monOrchid—214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix,, (480) 650-9116. “Fred Tieken: 78 Years in the Fast Lane,” through Oct. 12;“Sean Deckert: Fata Morgana,” through Oct. 12; “Mark Lipczynski: Where the Bodies Are Buried,” Oct. 18-Nov. 30; and “Rotting the Barrel?,” a group show that examines the current rift between capitalism and patriotism, Oct. 18-Nov. 30.

Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott,, (928) 776-4009. New works by local and nationally acclaimed artists are showcased in “Prescott Masters Present,” through Nov. 1.

Museum of Northern Arizona—3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff,, (928) 774-5213. “Tony Foster—Sacred Places, Watercolor Diaries From the American Southwest,” through Oct. 13.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix,, (480) 478-6000. “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,” Oct. 19-April 20. Paying tribute to nearly a century of iconic female musicians, the exhibit features instruments, original handwritten lyrics, stage outfits, concert posters and videos by artists ranging from Wanda Jackson, Janis Joplin and Madonna, to Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga and Carrie Underwood.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, (928) 778-1385. “22nd-Annual Trappings of the American West,” through Oct. 20; and photographs by Edward Curtis, through Jan. 26.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1222. “Rufino Tamayo: Master Printmaker,” through Jan. 12; “Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges: The Art of Friendship,” Oct. 2-Dec. 31; and “INFOCUS PhotoBid 2013,” Oct. 2-Dec. 31.

Pueblo Grande Museum—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 495-0900. “Ghost Towns of Arizona: Photography of Kurt Wenner,” Oct. 25-Sept. 30, 2014.

R. Pela Contemporary Art—335 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix,, (602) 320-8445. “Hot Plate!” opens with a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 4, and closes with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11. The show of city-themed commemorative plates by local artists celebrates “our strange, wonderful town.”

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “Narrow Road to the Interior: Contemporary Japanese Artists,” through Jan. 12; and “Julianne Swartz: How Deep is Your,” Oct. 12-Feb. 2.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Animal Other,” through Oct. 17; and “Art of Poetry/Poetry of Art—Cowboy Artists and Poets,” Oct. 24-Nov. 20.

The Signature Gallery—7177 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 949-7003. New bronze sculpture by J.R. Eason is on display in “Heart and Soul Captured in Bronze.” Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3. The exhibit continues through Oct. 31.

Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture—147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, (928) 445-1230. “The Last of the Great Expeditions: Navajo Country in the 1930s,” through Dec. 31.

Temple Gallery—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. Landscape photography by Christopher Burkett is on display in “Standing Ovations,” through Dec. 21.

Touchstone Gallery—4168 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 874-8385. The gallery hosts third-generation lapidary artist Ed Rigel from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3. Rigel’s primary medium is the collecting, cutting and polishing of Arizona’s 225-year-old petrified wood. Collected from private lands near Holbrook and fabricated into tables, wall art and gift items, each piece reflects the artist’s attention to detail and love of the natural beauty found in these pieces from nature.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. “Generations of Excellence: The Lister Family” opens with an artists’ reception for the noted family of jewelers from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4, and continues on exhibit through Oct. 13.

White Hills Gallery—325 W. Main St., Camp Verde,, (928) 274-7903. Contemporary abstract paintings and prints by Barbara Ragayli, through Oct. 21.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 945-2323. “Mixed Bag of Mixed Media” continues through Oct. 2. “The Many Faces of Nature,” Oct. 3-Nov. 6, showcases the individualistic styles of artists who portray the natural areas of the Southwest. Among those featured are Albert Scharf, Michelle Chrisman, Jeff Cochran, Acacia Alder, Sushe Felix, Barbara Gurwitz, Gregory Stocks, and Michael Baum.

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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