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May 2014 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: May, 2014, Page 143
Lovey Dovey - Everything from the usual dogs and cats to feathered friends and rabbits is represented in “Amazing Animals,” which is on display at Wilde Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale, through May 3. The show includes works by Patricia Hunter, Trevor Mikula, Jamie Ellsworth, Sarah Webber, Sheridan Brown, Karen Bezuidenhout, Judy Feldman, and Chaille Trevor. Pictured is “First Kiss,” a watercolor on paper by Hunter, 121/4"H x 121/4"W. For more information, call (480) 945-2323.

Spotlight Events

Morning Glory - Sweeps of pure color reflect the magnificence of nature’s power in the abstract paintings of Denny Foy. “What I paint reflects my past and present inner life,” explains the Phoenix artist. “Should I somehow be denied the pleasure of painting, a major part of my being would cease to exist.” Pictured is “Tangerine Sky,” acrylic on canvas, 36"H x 48"W. Foy’s works are on exhibit May 1-31 at Gallery Andrea in Scottsdale. For more information, call (480) 481-2530.

Sitting Pretty - Eric Freyer strives to honor the beauty of wood and provide it a worthy second life—“a life that will outlast me and be used and treasured for generations,” he notes. Pictured is “Palm Frond Chair,” made from walnut and curly maple, 45"H x 171/4"W x 171/2"D. Freyer’s works are showcased at Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona, May 2-31. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. May 2. For more information, call (928) 204-1765.

May events
Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 716-2000. “The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!,” through May 4. The center also boasts more than 300 hands-on exhibits in five themed galleries, plus live demonstrations, a state-of-the-art planetarium and giant-screen theater.

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

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe,, (480) 965-2787. “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. Celebrate Mother’s Day with flowers of art that never wilt as the gallery presents “April Showers Bring May Flowers,” May 8-30. Opening with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. May 8, the show includes works by Jane Jones, Dyana Hesson, and Cary Ennis.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 819-3217. Contemporary landscape paintings by Cyndy Carstens are on display May 1-31. The works in oil feature some mixed-media elements. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. May 8.

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. “Local: Color,” an exhibition about connections and community, continues through May 31; and “Catbird Seat: Hues From the Flying Carpet,” which showcases aerial photography by Greg Brown, through May 31.

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,” through June 1; “Carley Warren: Any Contained Space,” through June 1; and “Matt O’Neill: Thrift Store Sublime,” through July 13.

The Darkroom—1429 E. First St., Phoenix, (602) 790-3634. John Wagner shares his photographic journey over the past two decades with a collection of silver prints titled “The Last 20 Years,” through May 31. The show traces Wagner’s work from the early 1990s to present day, with in-depth presentations of his portrait work, cityscapes and landscapes, as well as the vintage motorcycle culture to which he is often linked.

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;“Herbert Bayer: Berlin Graphics 1928-1938,” through Nov. 23; and “The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925,” May 11-Aug. 31.

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. The focus shifts to “Dreaming in Color,” May 6-Aug. 10, showcasing pieces by Bonnie Bedillion, Geri Bringman, Gretchen Huff, Terry Slonaker, Stan Mahan, and Connie West. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. May 9.

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; “Cowgirls With a Camera,” through June 1; “Three Mesas, Three Art Forms: The Jerry Cowdrey Hopi Collection,” through June 15; and “Living in the Desert: Decisions and Consequences,” through Jan. 4.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 624-7370. “Under the Violet Sky,” featuring works by William Lesch, Gail Marcus-Orlen, and Lynn Taber, through June 7.

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

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 252-8848. “Stories Outside the Line: American Indian Ledger Art,” through Sept. 21; “Chocolate, Chile and Cochineal,” through Nov. 30; “The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century,” through April 26, 2015; and “BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard,” May 24-Sept. 28.

High Country Art Gallery—592 White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside,, (928) 367-3916. The gallery opens for the season with an exhibit of paintings created by participants in a botanical art workshop, led by Beth Zink last fall in Pinetop. Featuring works by 14 artists, the show takes place May 20-June 20.

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.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona,, (928) 282-6865. Large-scale, textural landscape paintings by Hans Shiebold and hand-turned pine vessels by Robert Cherry are in the spotlight May 2-11. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. May 2.

Larsen Gallery—3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale,, (480) 941-0900. “The Art of Paper,” May 1-31, features large-scale mixed-media works on paper by Scott Sandell.

Lisa Sette Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 990-7342. Contemporary paintings by Carrie Marill are on display in “Domesticated,” through May 17, which focuses on hidden-away scenes of home and family life.

Lori Landis Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 576-0406. Works by Lori Landis are showcased in “The Zen Show,” through May 20. “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. “Color Me Brave” continues through June 20. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. May 22.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—6872 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, (520) 722-7798. New paintings by John Moyers are on exhibit through May 15, along with a collection of 18th- and 19th-century Saltillos and Mexican regalia.

The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art—7106 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 970-3111. Bronze wildlife sculpture by Jordan Abernethy is on display through May 15.

May Gallery—3922 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 922-1801. Original paintings by Doug Oliver, and G. Eric Slayton are in the spotlight May 7-21.

Mesa Contemporary Arts—1 E. Main St., Mesa,, (480) 644-6500. “In/Visible,” through Aug. 10; “Fold, Paper, Scissors,”through Aug. 10; “Boundless: The Book Transformed in Contemporary Art,” through Aug. 10; “Turning the Page: Sculpture by Marilyn da Silva,” through Aug. 10; and “Metal and Beyond: Betsy Douglas,” May 9-Aug. 10.

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,” through March 31, 2016.

Museum of International Folk Art—706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, (505) 476-1200. “Brasil & Arte Popular,” through Aug. 10; and “Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico,” through Feb. 15.

Museum of Ventura County—100 E. Main St., Ventura, Calif., (805) 653-0323. “The Face of Ventura,” through May 18; “Humanalia: The Drawings of Omar D’León,” through May 18; and “Diamonds Are Forever,” May 2-Aug. 24.

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,” through March 29.

New Mexico Museum of Art—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, (505) 476-5072. “Photo Lab,” through Aug. 17; “Grounded,” through Aug. 17; and “Beneath Our Feet: Photographs by Joan Myers,” through Aug. 17.

Obliq Art and Gallery LUxx—Arizona Center, 455 N. Third St., Phoenix, (602) 369-3698. Award-winning artists and poets from across the U.S. come together for “Ekphrasis: Sacred Stories of the Southwest,” a multicultural show in which poetry responds to a variety of artworks. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. May 2, with a chance to meet the artists and view their works, followed by poetry readings at 7 p.m.

Palm Springs Art Museum—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif., (760) 322-4800. “Into the Future: New Gifts to Commemorate the Museum’s 75th Anniversary,” through May 25; “Recline/Design: Art and the Aesthetics of Repose,” through June 8; “California Dreamin’: Thirty Years of Collecting,” through June 15; and “Contemporary Glass,” through Nov. 2.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, (928) 778-1385. Unique and diverse man-made 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. “Lifelike,” through May 18; and “Hollywood Costume: Celebrating More Than 100 Years of Cinema Storytelling,” through July 6.

Practical Art—5070 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 264-1414. A meet-and-greet reception for Gayle Parent takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. May 2. Her vivid acrylic on canvas artworks celebrate the colors of the season. The gallery—which features art that is useful in some way, such as kitchen tools, jewelry and furniture—also hosts a charity pie night from 7 to 9 p.m. May 23. Proceeds benefit the Madison Education Foundation.

Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery—208 N. Marina St., Prescott,, (928) 445-3286. “Timeless Meditations—Mandalas & Patterns in Nature,” May 5-June 21.

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. Carolyn O’Bagy Davis, author of “Hopi Summer—Life, Friendship and Survival on the Hopi Mesa,” talks about her book at 7:30 p.m. May 7. Admission to the museum is free May 17 in honor of International Museum Day.

R. Pela Contemporary Art—335 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, (602) 320-8445. “Mom! A May Meditation on the Mother,” May 2-30, features an array of works related to moms and motherhood.

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. Michelle Stuart: Drawn From Nature,” through May 4; “Heavenly Bodies,” through May 25; “Living in the Timeless: Drawings by Beatrice Wood,” May 11-Aug. 31; and “Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art,” May 25-Sept. 14.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “The Five Senses,” through May 4; “Leslie Shows: Surfacing,” through May 4; “Bill Owens: Suburbia,” May 17-Aug. 31; and “Linear Thinking: Selections From the Permanent Collection,” May 24-Aug 31. An opening reception for the summer shows takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. May 23.

Sergio Ladrón de Guevara Fine Art—6501 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek,, (480) 595-1123. The gallery celebrates 61 years of the life of an artist and 13 years of his gallery in “The Multifaceted Sergio Ladrón de Guevara,” May 1-31.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Through Each Other’s Eyes Photography Retrospective” opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. May 1 and continues through June 12.

The Signature Gallery—7177 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 949-7003. “Fifty Years of Painting—Charles Pabst Retrospective,” through May 31, pays tribute to a lifetime of painting and Pabst’s love affair with the land, as well as the artist’s own enduring inner light. The glory, color and new life of spring are showcased in “The Joys of Spring,” through May 31. The show features original oils by Cara Pabst Moran.

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,” through May 1, is a collaboration by Casebeer, and Randal Wilson. Their mixed-media paintings explore the mysteries of sending messages and receiving them.

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. “Tony Abeyta: New Works” opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. May 2 and continues through May 11. The show includes new floral designs, Arizona landscapes, paintings with a Northwest influence, and Ye’ii figures.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “MFA Thesis Exhibition,” through May 16; “Robert McCall’s Universe,” through July 4; “Master Works on Paper,” through Aug. 25; “Fate and Fulfillment: Selections From the William Small Collection,” through Aug. 25; “Cultivating Treasures,” May 9-Sept. 8; and “A Continuing Legacy: Museum Purchases Part 1,” May 31-Sept. 21.

White Hills Gallery—325 W. Main St., Camp Verde, (928) 274-7903. “Meta-paintings,” through May 12, showcases more than 20 abstract art pieces focusing on the subject of art by Sedona artist Keith Schall.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson,, (520) 615-5222. “Season of the Region,” through May 3, highlights works by Barbara Gurwitz, Acacia Alder, Monica Rossa, Timothy Chapman, and Judith Choate. “Views of the West,” May 8-31, showcases works by Roger Alderman, Sushe Felix, Michael Baum, Amy Watts, Barbara Gurwitz, Michelle Chrisman, and Ka Fisher.

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