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April 2014 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: April, 2014, Page 140
Gift of the cacti
A Contemporary Impressionist, Cara Pabst Moran specializes in bold, clean colors and highly textured drama. The viewer is immediately captured by the bright and joyful colors that seem to dance across her paintings. “People often say that they almost want to lick the paintings because they look like icing on a cake—as though I have taken a knife and literally iced the canvas with color and oil,” notes Pabst Moran. Pictured is “Desert Flowers,” oil on
canvas, 24"H x 18"W. Her works are showcased in “The Joys of Spring,” April 10-May 31, at The Signature Gallery in Scottsdale. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. April 10. For more information, visit, or call (480) 949-7003.

Altamira Fine Art Scottsdale—7038 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 949-1256. Paintings by R. Tom Gilleon are on display through April 12. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. April 3.

Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix,, (602) 716-2000. “The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!,” through May 4.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum—2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, (520) 883-2702. “Art & the Animal,” through April 6; and “Deep Blue,” featuring underwater photography that showcases the vivid depths of the sea, April 12-July 12.

ArtSpace West—University Center Building, ASU West, 13590 N. 47th Ave., Phoenix, (602) 543-ARTS. “El Malecón—Patricia Clark,” April 3-24, provides an artistic overview of the evolution of this seawall avenue in Cuba.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe,, (480) 965-2787. “Moctezuma’s Revenge,” through April 26; “Echoes of Japan,” through May 17; “MUCK: Accumulation, Accretions and Conglomerations,” through May 31; “Pablo Helguera: Librería Donceles,” through June 2; and “Rhythm & History: Contemporary Cuban Art From the Collection,” through Aug. 9.

Bonner David Galleries— 7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 941-8500. “Mixed Emotions,” through April 10, showcases paintings by Michael Carson that feature the artist’s characteristic figures in an array of media.

Calvin Charles Gallery— 4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 421-1818. “Connected Elements,” through April 8, features mixed-media works in metal by Jennyfer Stratman.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 819-3217. The gallery hosts its annual “No Fooling” studio show, April 1-26, featuring a reception for artist Cyndy Carstens from 7 to 9 p.m. April 10. Original oil paintings are showcased, along with “misfit” works of art and a raffle for a framed giclée print.

Cave Creek Museum—6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek,, (480) 488-2764. “Paolo Soleri in Cave Creek: The Dome House,” through May 31.

Challenger Space Center—21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria,, (623) 322-2012. “They Came From Outer Space,” through Oct. 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. Flagstaff Cultural Partners hosts “The Youth Art Exhibition,” through April 5. The show features more than 250 pieces of artwork by kindergarten through 12th-grade students in the Flagstaff area, including paintings, drawings, photography and ceramics.

Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson, (520) 622-7400. “Ornate Doors and Columns: Architectural Elements From Maharaja’s Imperial Palaces of Rajasthan, India, Circa 1800s,” through May 31.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center—30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, Colo.,, (719) 634-5581. “Strange and Wonderful: American Folk Art From the William Volkersz Collection,” through June 1; and “Carley Warren: Any Contained Space,” through June 1.

Deer Valley Rock Art Center—3711 W. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix,, (602) 582-8007. Featuring the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix area, the center showcases more than 1,500 petroglyphs made between 500 and 7,000 years ago. Desert flower tours are planned from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays, through April 16.

Denver Art Museum—100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver,, (720) 865-5000. “Seen in Passing: Photographs by Chuck Forsman,” through May 25; “Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western,” through June 1; “Modern Masters: 20th-Century Icons From the Albright-Knox Art Gallery,” through June 8; “All That Glistens: A Century of Japanese Lacquer,” through Oct. 5; and “Herbert Bayer: Berlin Graphics 1928-1938,” through Nov. 23.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery— 6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “Desert Spring,” through May 4, features works by David Brown, Wanita Christensen, Paddie Flaherty, Darlene LeClair, Susan Libby, and Margaret Shirer.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, (928) 684-2272. “Cowgirl Up! Art From the Other Half of the West,” through May 4; and “Three Mesas, Three Art Forms: The Jerry Cowdrey Hopi Collection,” through June 15.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 624-7370. “Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement,” through April 19; and “Under the Violet Sky,” featuring works by William Lesch, Gail Marcus-Orlen, and Lynn Taber, through June 7.

Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery—16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills,, (480) 836-9919. Mixed-media works by Pat Stacy, oil paintings by Doug Katonak, and ceramics by Margaret Ripps, and Rick Fitch are on exhibit as the gallery showcases local talent during a featured artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. April 25.

Gallery Andrea—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 481-2530. Wildflower paintings by Andrea de Kerpely-Zak and her daughter, Andrea Zakrzewski, are on display
April 1-30.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum— 217 Johnson St., Santa Fe,, (505) 946-1000. “Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawaii Pictures,” through Sept. 14.

Goldenstein Gallery— 70 Dry Creek Rd., Sedona,, (928) 204-1765. “Decades,” April 4-30, celebrates artists who have been creating works for many years, including Glendon Good, Liz Wolf, J.A. Gorman, Marilyn Bos, and Lynn Rae Lowe. An opening reception featuring beverages and live music is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. April 4.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 252-8848. “Elegance From the Earth: Hopi Pottery,” through April 6; “Stories Outside the Line: American Indian Ledger Art,” through Sept. 21; “Chocolate, Chile and Cochineal,” through Nov. 30; and “The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century,” April 5-April 26, 2015.

Heard Museum North— The Summit at Scottsdale, 32633 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 488-9817. “American Indian Fashion: From Lloyd Kiva New to Now,” through April 30, when the museum closes permanently.

i.d.e.a. Museum—35 N. Robson St., Mesa,, (480) 644-2467. Artists, scientists and engineers from around the world portray robots through paintings, prints, found-object sculptures, quilts, photographs and other fun materials in “Art of the Robot,” through May 25.

Joan Cawley Gallery—7135 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 947-3548. The gallery welcomes Zoe Ann Fischer for a receptiovn April 3; Frank Ybarra, April 10; and Adin Shade, April 17. Each reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona,, (928) 282-6865. “Jonathan Howard: Night and Day,” April 4-13, features mixed-media paintings that focus on the Arizona artist’s interpretation of different times of the day, in both urban environments and the outskirts of life. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. April 4.

Larsen Gallery—3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale,, (480) 941-0900. Paintings, drawings and graphics are on display in “Fritz Scholder: A Paradox,” April 1-30.

LewAllen Galleries—7036 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 970-3600. Glass sculpture is in the spotlight in “Hiroshi Yamano: Scenes of Japan,” through April 26. The show features finely crafted blown-glass renditions of bird, flower and branch forms interacting with the artist’s latest shapes of flattened vessels and other base pieces. The works blend numerous glass art techniques, such as blowing, cutting and integration with layers of silver leaf and copper plating, as well as engraving and etching.

Lisa Sette Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 990-7342. Contemporary paintings by Carrie Marill are on display in “Domesticated,” which focuses on hidden-away scenes of home and family life. The show opens with a reception for the artist from 7 to 9 p.m. April 3 and continues through May 17.

Lori Landis Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 576-0406. Works by Lori Landis are showcased in “The Zen Show,” April 1-May 20, with a reception for the artist from 6 to 9 p.m. April 10. “To make my acrylic abstract art, I need to put my head and heart into that quiet place I call the Zen Zone,” she comments. The focus shifts to “Color Me Brave,” April 20-June 20.

May Gallery—3922 N. Scottsdale Rd. and 7140 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 922-1801. Known for hits such as “Honey,” “Little Green Apples” and “Watching Scotty Grow,” music legend Bobby Goldsboro returns to Scottsdale to share his newfound love of oil painting. His diverse portfolio includes butterflies, hummingbirds, Southwest scenes, abstracts and flowers. Guests can meet the multitalented artist from 6 to 8 p.m. April 2 at the Scottsdale Road gallery, and 7 to 9 p.m. April 3 at the Main Street location.

Mesa Contemporary Arts— 1 E. Main St., Mesa,, (480) 644-6500. “Hammered,” through April 13; “35th-Annual Contemporary Crafts,” through April 13; “M8K Marks,” through April 27; “Boundless: The Book Transformed in Contemporary Art,” April 4-Aug. 10; “Fold, Paper, Scissors,” April 25-Aug. 10; and “In/Visible,” April 25-Aug. 10.

monOrchid—214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix,, (602) 253-0339. Oil paintings by Eric Kasper are on exhibit April 1-30.

Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott,, (928) 776-4009. “A View of the West,” through May 1; and “Journey Into Colors,” though June 28.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture—710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, (505) 476-1269. “Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest,” through Sept. 8, 2015; and “Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning,” April 13-March 31, 2016.

Museum of International Folk Art—706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe,, (505) 476-1200. “Brasil & Arte Popular,” through Aug. 10.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, (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 History Museum—113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe,, (505) 476-5200. “Donald Woodman: Transformed by New Mexico,” through Oct. 12; “Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry,” through Jan. 5; and “Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography,” April 26-March 29, 2015.

New Mexico Museum of Art—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe,, (505) 476-5072. “The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: 50 Works for 50 States,” through April 13; “Beneath Our Feet: Photographs by Joan Myers,” through Aug. 17; “Grounded,” through Aug. 17; and “Photo Lab,” through Aug. 17.

On the Edge Gallery—7050 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale,, (480) 265-8991. The gallery celebrates the Bone Appetit ArtWalk with an artists’ reception from 6 to 9 p.m. April 10. Featured artists include Kelly Bowman, Andrea Merican, and Katie Stearns. Four-legged friends are welcome at the ArtWalk.

Overland Gallery of Fine Art—7155 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 947-1934. Paintings by Martin Grelle, a member of Cowboy Artists of America, are on exhibit April 1-5. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. April 3.

Palm Springs Art Museum—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif.  (760) 322-4800. “Secrets of the Sun: Stephen H. Willard Photographs of the West,” through April 6; “Out of the Fire: Mesoamerican and Pueblo Ceramics,” through April 19; “Recline/Design: Art and the Aesthetics of Repose,” through June 8; “Into the Future: New Gifts to Commemorate the Museum’s 75th Anniversary,” through May 25; “Contemporary Glass,” through Nov. 2; and “California Dreamin’: Thirty Years of Collecting,” through June 15.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 884-7404. Tucson stone sculptor Merlin Cohen joins glass artists Mark Abildgaard, and Caleb Nichols for “Earth, Wind & Fire,” through April 26.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott,, (928) 778-1385. Unique and diverse manmade structures and dwellings from the American West are in the spotlight in “Architecture in Art,” through July 13. Cyrus Afsary, David Halbach, George Hallmark, Dan Mieduch, Robert Peters, George Phippen, and Ray Swanson are among the featured artists.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N.Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 257-1222. “Gene Kloss: In Light and Shadow,” through April 6; “Rufino Tamayo: Master Printmaker,” through April 6; “Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection,” through April 20; “Lifelike,” through May 18; and “Hollywood Costume: Celebrating More Than 100 Years of Cinema Storytelling,” through July 6.

Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery—208 N. Marina St., Prescott,, (928) 445-3286. “Annual Youth Scholarship Exhibit,” April 7-27, showcases a wide array of artistic styles and media by middle and high school art students.

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. Dr. Betsy Fahlman, professor of art history at Arizona State University, presents a lecture on “The Art of History: Cultural Encounters With the Southwest” at 7:30 p.m. April 2.

R. Pela Contemporary Art—335 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix,, (602) 320-8445. Paintings by Cindy Schnackel are on display in “For the Birds,” April 4-18. The local artist works primarily in acrylics and also is known for her pop-art Surrealism. Receptions are planned from 6 to 10 p.m. April 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. April 18.

San Diego Natural History Museum—1788 El Prado, San Diego,, (619) 255-0189. “Ecosystems of San Diego County,” through May 4; and “Real Pirates,” an exhibition from National Geographic, through Sept. 1.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art—1130 State St., Santa Barbara, Calif.,, (805) 963-4364. “Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating,” through April 20; “Michelle Stuart: Drawn From Nature,” through May 4; and “Heavenly Bodies,” through May 25.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “Art in Motion,” through April 20; “The Five Senses,” through May 4; and “Leslie Shows: Surfacing,” through May 4.

Sergio Ladrón de Guevara Fine Art—6501 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek,, (480) 595-1123. Copper-plate etchings, monoprints and dry-point etchings are on display in “The Graphic Work of Sergio Ladrón de Guevara,” April 2-30. In addition to prints on paper, visitors can see two hand-built etching presses, copper plates and tools used by the artist in this centuries-old technique.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “New Art Arizona,” through April 17.

The Signature Gallery—7177 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 949-7003. “Inspired by Angels,” through April 30, features works in bronze by equestrian artist Jan Van Ek. “Fifty Years of Painting—Charles Pabst Retrospective,” through May 31, celebrates a lifetime of painting and Pabst’s love affair with the land, as well as the artist’s own enduring inner light.

Superstition Mountain Museum—4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, (480) 983-4888. “Ted DeGrazia’s Superstition Collection,” through April 30. The exhibit features original paintings depicting the landmarks, history and legends surrounding the Superstition Mountains, including the mountain itself, Weaver’s Needle, Apaches on horseback, the legendary golden treasure and the high price paid by those who become ensnared by “gold fever.”

Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2822. “American POP! Comic Books to Science Fiction,” through June 7. The exhibition for all ages highlights the ongoing popularity of satire, fantasy and escapism in the worlds of comics, graphic novels, gaming, toys, television, movies and more.

Tempe History Museum—809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, (480) 350-5100. Items ranging from hot sauce to heart defibrillators are in the spotlight in “Made in Tempe,” through Aug. 24. The exhibit showcases items from about 40 companies that were manufactured, constructed or formed in Tempe, either historically or currently.

Tilt Gallery—7046 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 716-5667. “Neurotics Notebook,” April 3- May 1, is a collaboration by Casebeer and Randal Wilson. Their mixed-media paintings explore the mysteries of sending messages and receiving them. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. April 3.

Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “Han and Beyond—The Renaissance of China: The James Conley Collection,” through June 30; “Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Artworks,” through July 27; “The Circle Game,” through Sept. 7; “Rose Cabat at 100: A Retrospective Exhibition of Ceramics,” through Sept 14; and “Trails to Rails: John Mix Stanley and the Pacific Railroad Survey of the 1850s,” through Sept. 28.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona,, (928) 282-2262. Michael Horse unveils his latest ledger art paintings and sterling silver katsina jewelry in “Michael Horse: Painter, Jeweler, Renaissance Man,” April 4-13. Guests can meet the artist at an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. April 4, and from noon to 4 p.m. April 5.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “The Photography of Ansel Adams,” through April 14; “Luminous Moments: Selections From the George Gregson Gift,” through April 14; “From Real to Surreal,” through April 28; and “Robert McCall’s Universe,” through July 4. “Encountering Life in the Universe,” a discussion focusing on the ethics of space exploration, takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 10.

Walter Art Gallery—6425 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale, (775) 302-5448. “Conversations From Within the Language of Nature,” through April 25, showcases contemporary paintings and sculpture by Phoenix artist Charles Kurre, whose abstract works are inspired by nature.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way and 7100 Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 945-2323. “Season of the Region,” through April 5, showcases works by Barbara Gurwitz, Acacia Alder, Monica Rossa, Timothy Chapman, Judith Choate, and Ka Fisher. Everything from the usual dogs and cats to feathered friends and rabbits is represented in “Amazing Animals,” April 10-May 3. The show includes works by Patricia Hunter, Trevor Mikula, Jamie Ellsworth, Karen Bezuidenhout, Chaille Trevor, Sarah Webber, Sheridan Brown, and Judy Feldman.

Wilde Meyer Gallery— 3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson,, (520) 615-5222. “Season of the Region,” April 3-May 3, highlights works by Barbara Gurwitz, Acacia Alder, Monica Rossa, Timothy Chapman, Judith Choate, and Ka Fisher.
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