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november 2013 gallery & museum events
November 2013 Gallery & Museum Events
November, 2013, Page 187
Using bold colors and a dramatic perspective, Alvin Gill-Tapia offers a modern take on traditional Southwestern architecture. The artist is drawn to these buildings because of their organic nature. Since they are made of mud, sand and straw, the lines are much softer than Contemporary styles. “They are as delicate as they are strong,” he says. More than a dozen paintings by Gill-Tapia are on display in “Adobes & Vigas,” Nov. 7-30, at The Marshall-LeKAE Gallery of Fine Art in Scottsdale. Guests can meet the artist during an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7. Gill-Tapia also lends his talents to the “Fall for the Arts Quick Draw” event, which begins at 10 a.m. Nov. 9. Pictured is “San Esteban del Rey Acoma,” acrylic on panel, 50"H x 50"W. For more information, visit
, or call (480) 970-3111.
Arizona Historical Society Museum
—1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, arizonahistoricalsociety.org, (480) 929-9499. A diverse set of Arizona artists shares traditional and modern altars, paintings, sculpture and installations reflecting the traditions of Dia de los Muertos in “Second Life,” through Jan. 12.
Arizona Museum for Youth
—35 N. Robson St., Mesa, (480) 644-2467. “ArtSpeaks: A Way With Words,” through Jan. 19, explores the art and science of language. Interactive activities include a community engagement project, word games, creative writing and word/art collages.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
—2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, (520) 883-2702. “In Search of Sheridan Oman: The Art of a Desert Recluse,” Nov. 2-Jan. 5.
ASU Art Museum
—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, asuartmuseum.asu.edu, (480) 965-2787. “Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft,” through Dec. 7; “Plate • Silk • Stone,” through Dec. 8; “Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066,” through Jan. 4; “School of Art Faculty Exhibition,” through Jan. 18; and “This Is Not America: Protest, Resistance, Poetics,” through March 6.
ASU ArtSpace West
—University Center Building, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, (602) 543-ARTS. An opening reception gets under way at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 for “1913: The Armory Show.” The show continues through Nov. 21.
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 819-3212. Cyndy Carstens unveils her newest paintings in “The Many Hues of Artistic Passion,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7, complemented with entertainment by flutist Sherry Finzer. Festivities continue Nov. 9, with entertainment by pianist Grady Soine from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., and an artist demonstration by Carstens from 1 to 3 p.m. Guests enjoy complimentary beverages from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf during both events.
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.”
—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson, colonialfrontiers.com, (520) 622-7400. “Textiles as Form and Function: 20th-Century Rabari Gypsy Garments From Gujarat, India,” through Dec. 1.
Denver Art Museum
—100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, (720) 865-5000. “Passport to Paris,” through Feb. 9; “Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings From the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection,” through Feb. 9; and “Nature as Muse: Impressionist Landscapes From the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum,” through March 9.
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. “Seasonal Surprises,” Nov. 12-Feb. 9, includes pieces by Sharon Bertrand, Tad Lamb, Louise Little, Judith Probst, David Thekan, and Dikki Van Helsland. A reception for the artists takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, (928) 684-2272. “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; “Arizona Cowgirl: The Next Generation: Photographs by Charles King,” through Nov. 10; “The Art of Merrill Mahaffey: Upstream Downstream,” through Dec. 15; and “Collecting the West: The Tia Collection,” Nov. 2-March 2. Mahaffey is special guest as the museum hosts its “Tuesday Talks” series, from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 12.
—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.
Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery
—16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, (480) 836-9919. Pastels by Jenny Willigrod, masks by Nancy Haverlos, digital paintings by Mike Isenberg, and jewelry by Judy Yates are on exhibit as the gallery continues to showcase local talent during its monthly featured artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15.
—12625 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, (480) 251-1397. Paper clay sculpture by Dennis Weber, mixed-media works by Jack Morris Jr. and watercolors by Jan Mills are featured in “Artrageous,” through Nov. 3.
—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 481-2530. Floral paintings by Andrea Zakrzewski and figurative works by Bernard Martin are on display Nov. 1-30.
—10345 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (602) 552-4141. Inspired early on by the Dutch masters and the way they used light, color and shadow to add drama in their compositions, Kevork Cholakian combines realism with simplicity to convey the importance of his subjects. His paintings are showcased in “Look Closer,” through Dec. 4.
—7160 Main St., Scottsdale, gebertartaz.com, (480) 429-0711. The gallery hosts a group exhibition featuring works on paper, Nov. 7-30.
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
—217 Johnson St., Santa Fe, okeeffemuseum.org, (505) 946-1000. “Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George,” through Jan. 26.
—70 Dry Creek Rd., Sedona, goldensteinart.com, (928) 204-1765. “Beyond Tradition,” Nov. 1-30, features works by artist-in-residence Sherab “Shey” Khandro, abstract artist Keith Schall, and bronze artist Kevin McCarthy. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1.
—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, (602) 252-8848. “Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares—Art by Latino Artists,” through Jan 5; “Retha Walden Gambaro: Attitudes of Prayer,” through Feb. 9; “Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land,” through March 3; and “Elegance From the Earth: Hopi Pottery,” through March 4.
Heard Museum North
—The Summit at Scottsdale, 32633 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, heard.org, (480) 488-9817. “American Indian Fashion: From Lloyd Kiva New to Now,” Nov. 23-Oct. 26, 2014.
Joan Cawley Gallery
—7135 E. Main St., Scottsdale, jcgltd.com/gallery, (480) 947-3548. As part of the Scottsdale Fall for the Arts celebration, the gallery showcases works by Contemporary cowboy artist Michael Swearngin and bronze artist Carol Ruff Franza, Nov. 7-27. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7.
—Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, (800) 858-2808. Artwork from the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is on exhibit through Jan. 20.
—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 576-0406. Lori Landis shares acrylic abstract paintings in “Coming Together,” through Dec. 15. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7.
—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, lanninggallery.com, (928) 282-6865. Ted CoConis unveils a dozen new paintings in his first showcase since induction into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame earlier this year. The show opens with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and continues through Nov. 10.
—3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale, larsenartauction.com, (480) 941-0900. “Visual Language: Abstract Paintings, Graphics and Sculpture,” Nov. 1-30, features works by Wayne Anderson, Jamie Chase, Dorothy Fratt, Teo Gonzalez, Hilario Gutierrez, Timothy Harding, James Havard, Dick Jemison, Paul Jenkins, Richard Larson, Jim Myford, Louise Nevelson, Gary Slater, and Hiro Yokose.
—7036 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 970-3600. “Ed Mieczkowski: Visual Paradox and Perceptual Art,” through Nov. 3, showcases paintings, sculpture and works on paper spanning Mieczkowski’s 45-year career. A noted hard-edge geometric abstractionist, the artist was an early pioneer of the Op Art movement.
Lisa Sette Gallery
—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, lisasettegallery.com, (480) 990-7342. Photography by Masao Yamamoto is on exhibit through Nov. 2. The spotlight shifts to Mark Klett and Binh Danh, Nov. 7-Dec. 28. The two Arizona-based photographers explore the sublime landscapes of the American West and the individual narratives playing out within them. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7.
Lotus Contemporary Art
—511 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix, (602) 525-0643. “Color Me New,” through Nov. 11, showcases abstract paintings by Denise Fleisch. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 1.
—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, madaras.com, (520) 615-3001. Paintings by Diana Madaras are in the spotlight in “Heart Beat,” through Nov. 17; and “Children in Art,” Nov. 1-30.
MADE art boutique
—922 N. Fifth St., Phoenix, madephx.com, (602) 256-6233. “Artist-Made Banks,” through Nov. 4; and “Artist-Made Coasters,” Nov. 15-Feb. 1. An opening reception takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14.
—7140 E. Main St., Scottsdale, maygallery.com, (480) 941-3015. Modern and Contemporary works are in the spotlight in “Seeing Red,” Nov. 7-17.
Mesa Contemporary Arts
—1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, (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, 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.
—214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, monorchid.com, (480) 650-9116. “Mark Lipczynski: Where the Bodies Are Buried,” through Nov. 30; and “Rotting the Barrel?,” a group exhibition that examines the current rift between capitalism and patriotism, through Nov. 30.
Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery
—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, mountainartistsguild.org, (928) 776-4009. “Prescott Masters Present,” through Nov. 1; and “A Festival of Colors,” through Dec. 21.
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
—710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, (505) 476-1269. “Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules,” through Dec. 30; “Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest,” through April 1;and “Woven Identities: Baskets From the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Collection,” through May 1.
Musical Instrument Museum
—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, (480) 478-6000. “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,” through 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.
New Mexico Museum of Art
—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, mfasantafe.org, (505) 476-5072. “It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico,” through Jan. 5; “Collecting Is Curiosity/Inquiry,” through Jan. 19; “Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May,” through Feb. 9; and “The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: 50 Works for 50 States,” through April 13.
On the Edge Gallery
—7050 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale, ontheedgegallery.com, (480) 265-8991. Fall-inspired artwork is in the spotlight, Nov. 7-10, as artists are on-site demonstrating their talents and creating new works. Pumpkin bread and hot spiced cider add to the seasonal celebration. Pastel artists Jane Nassano and Jenny Willigrod also are on hand to demonstrate their techniques during a sidewalk chalk event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 on Marshall Way.
—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, (928) 778-1385. Photography by Edward Curtis is on display, through Jan. 26; and “National Parks of the West,” Nov. 2-Feb. 23.
Phoenix Art Museum
—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, (602) 257-1222. “Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges: The Art of Friendship,” through Dec. 31; “Rufino Tamayo: Master Printmaker,” through Jan. 12; and “The West Select Exhibition and Sale,” featuring more than 100 works of art, including paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographs by today’s leading artists, Nov. 8-Dec. 31.
Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery
—208 N. Marina St., Prescott, (928) 445-3286. “Holiday Gift Show” opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8 and continues through Dec. 20.
Pueblo Grande Museum
—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 495-0900. “Ghost Towns of Arizona: Photography of Kurt Wenner,” through Sept. 30. Featuring more than 40 images of Arizona ghost towns, taken between 1996 and 2006, the exhibit emphasizes that not all history is written by people who live in big cities.
Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
—5 Calle Baca Rd., Tubac, (520) 398-2041. Nine of the gallery’s most popular painters, sculptors and jewelers demonstrate their talents from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2-3 in tents outside the gallery as part of the town’s “An Art Experience Artwalk.”
R. Pela Contemporary Art
—335 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, (602) 320-8445. Large-scale mixed-media quilts by Janet De Berge Lange are in the spotlight in November, with receptions planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 and 15.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “Inspire,” through Jan. 5; “Narrow Road to the Interior: Contemporary Japanese Artists,” through Jan. 12; and “Julianne Swartz: How Deep Is Your,” through Jan. 26.
Sharlot Hall Museum
—115 S. McCormick St., Prescott, (928) 445-3122. “Views From the Flying Carpet,” through March 2, showcases works by aviation photographer Greg Brown, who, for 40 years, photographed the world from 7,000 feet above.
Shemer Art Center
—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Art of Poetry/Poetry of Art—Cowboy Artists and Poets,” through Nov. 20; and “Holiday Show & Sale,” Nov. 29-Dec. 31. “Sunday at Shemer,” a family art festival featuring artist demonstrations, entertainment, children’s activities and a silent auction, also takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3.
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. The exhibit includes photographs, letters and artifacts from the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition, which involved college students in archaeology and other scientific research in northeastern Arizona from 1933 to 1938.
—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. Landscape photography by Christopher Burkett is on display in “Standing Ovations,” through Dec. 21.
—7046 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 716-5667. Paintings by David Oklahoma are showcased in “Whistling in the Dark,” Nov. 7-29. Painting is all about the process for the artist, who layers color over color; then scrapes and scratches to excavate earlier hues. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 during the Scottsdale Fall for the Arts ArtWalk.
Tucson Museum of Art
—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, tucsonmuseumofart.org, (520) 624-2333. “Common Elegance: The Still-Life Paintings of William Shepherd,” through Jan. 12; and “Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct,” through Feb. 16.
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. “Al Glann: Remuda” opens with an artist reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1, and includes an artist talk at 6 p.m. Glann captures poses any horse lover can instantly recognize, from a straight stand and deep head bow, to a spirited buck or the takeoff into a full run, all featuring negative space that is as revealing as the bronze. The show continues through Nov. 10.
University of Arizona Museum of Art
—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “University of Arizona School of Art Faculty Exhibit,” through Nov. 4; “Reality Is a Good Likeness,” through Dec. 1; “American Visions: Selections From the C. Leonard Pfeiffer Collection,” Nov. 22-March 24; and “The Modern Spirit: Selections From the Edward J. Gallagher III Memorial Collection,” Nov. 22-March 24.
White Hills Gallery
—325 W. Main St., Camp Verde, (928) 274-7903. The gallery hosts its annual “Mini Show,” Nov. 1-Jan. 6, showcasing more than 200 miniature masterpieces by local artists.
Wilde Meyer Annex
—(formerly Colores), 7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “Eclectic Fusion,” Nov. 7-30, features works by Andrea Peterson, Jeff Ferst, Karen Bezuidenhout, and Sherri Belassen. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7. Festivities continue at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 as Peterson and Sarah Webber participate in the “Fall for the Arts Quick Draw.”
Wilde Meyer Gallery
—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, wildemeyer.com, (480) 945-2323. “The Many Faces of Nature,” through Nov. 6, showcases various interpretations and 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, Gregory Stocks, and Michael Baum. “The Journey—30 Years in Scottsdale” opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 and continues through Nov. 30. The show highlights artists who have been with the gallery for many years, including Linda Carter Holman, Barbara Gurwitz, Charles Davison, Jacqueline Rochester, Stephen Morath, Sherri Belassen, Patricia Hunter, and Nancy Pendleton.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-5222. The gallery celebrates 30 years in Arizona with “Loving the West,” Nov. 7-30. Featured artists include Linda Carter Holman, Barbara Gurwitz, Roger Alderman, Tracy Miller, Sarah Webber, Jeff Cochran, and Chaille Trevor. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7.
—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 368-9929. New steel and bronze horse sculpture by Tom Christiansen are on display Nov. 1-30, as well as works by John Horejs, John and Elli Milan, Gary Lee Price, and Lorri Acott. Christiansen and Horejs share their talents in the “Fall for the Arts Quick Draw” event, which begins at 10 a.m. Nov. 9.
Yuma Art Center
—254 S. Main St., Yuma, (928) 329-6607. The center celebrates the opening of several new exhibits Nov. 22, including “The Ol’ West,” which continues through Jan. 4; “Turn Out the Lights,” through Jan. 4; “St. Petersburg,” through Feb. 11; and “Personal Favorites,” through Feb. 15.
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