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june 2014 gallery & museum events
June 2014 Gallery & Museum Events
June, 2014, Page 134
- Powerful mountain vistas, brilliant sunsets and magical transformations as the late afternoon sunlight splashes and bathes the landscape with glowing color—these are the elements that inspire Susanne Nyberg’s artistic creations. See for yourself as May Gallery in Scottsdale presents “Arizona Landmarks,” June 1-30. The show includes mountain preserves, regional parks and mountain ranges that the Carefree artist commits to canvas. Pictured is “Light and Shadow,” oil on canvas, 48"H x 60"W. For more information, visit
, or call (480) 922-1801.
Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, azscience.org, (602) 716-2000. Featuring hands-on challenges, authentic artifacts and guidance from real archaeologists, “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science,” through Sept. 1, is an interactive exhibit that reveals how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover and understand the ancient civilization of Egypt. 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,” through July 14, features underwater photography that showcases the vivid depths of the sea.
ArtsEye—3550 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, artseye.com, (520) 327-7291. The gallery hosts its sixth-annual “Curious Camera” event, through July 31. The exhibit includes images made from pinhole, plastic, instant and vintage cameras by artists from around the world.
ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, asuartmuseum.asu.edu, (480) 965-2787. “Pablo Helguera: Librería Donceles,” through June 2; “This Is Not America, Part III,” through July 19; and “Rhythm & History: Contemporary Cuban Art From the Collection,” through Aug. 9.
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, cyndycarstens.com, (602) 819-3217. Cyndy Carstens showcases original oil paintings depicting Arizona skies and landscapes, June 5-26.
Challenger Space Center—21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, azchallenger.org, (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, culturalpartners.org, (928) 779-2300. “Memento Mori,” June 13-Sept. 6, showcases works by Tina Mion of Winslow. Latin for “remember that you will die,” memento mori is an artistic, or symbolic, reminder of the inevitability of death. The exhibit focuses on the lives of humans and animals, taking the viewer on a journey of artistic and spiritual exploration concerning our place in the world, what death is, and what—if anything—comes after it.
Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson, colonialfrontiers.com, (520) 622-7400. “Life on the Rivers, Peruvian Amazon Tribal Art and Artifacts, Circa 1970s,” June 1-Sept. 30.
- The fiery brilliance of barrel cacti blooms sent Bonnie Bedillion scrambling across a desert hillside one evening near her Tucson home for a close-up look. Their dizzying patterns and glowing colors inspired “Desert Dreams,” a transparent watercolor on paper, 30"H x 22"W. The painting is on display in “Dreaming in Color,” through Aug. 10 at Desert Artisans’ Gallery in Tucson. For more information, visit
, or call (520) 722-4412.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, (928) 684-2272. “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; and “Wild America,” showcasing fine-art landscape photography, June 17-Aug. 23.
Goldenstein Gallery—70 Dry Creek Rd., Sedona, goldensteinart.com, (928) 204-1765. Sculpture is in the spotlight in “Good in the Garden,” June 6-30. The show includes Contemporary kinetic sculpture by Glendon Good; metal pieces by Cheston Trammel, and Dwayne Crawford; and bronzes by David Phelps, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Wolf, Upton Ethelbah, and Sherab Khandro. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. June 6, with a special performance planned in conjunction with the Sedona Bluegrass Festival.
Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 252-8848. “Stories Outside the Line: American Indian Ledger Art,” through Sept. 21; “BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard,” through Sept. 28; “Chocolate, Chile and Cochineal,” through Nov. 30; “That’s the Way I Like It,” through Feb. 8; and “The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century,” through April 26.
High Country Art Gallery—592 White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside, (928) 367-3916. Participants from a botanical art workshop led by Beth Zink last fall in Pinetop exhibit their paintings through June 20.
i.d.e.a. Museum—35 N. Robson St., Mesa, ideamuseum.org, (480) 644-2467. Interactive activities are a hallmark of this facility, which is designed to inspire children of all ages to experience their world differently through art, creativity and imagination. “Bon Voyage! Art Goes on Vacation,” June 13-Sept. 14, focuses on the role that art plays in all facets of life, culture and adventure throughout many parts of the globe.
Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, lanninggallery.com, (928) 282-6865. Unique and fanciful pole sculptures are in the spotlight in “Russ Vogt: Mischievous Ceramic,” June 6-15. The vividly colored ceramic pieces are designed for indoor or outdoor display. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 6.
Lori Landis Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 576-0406. Works by Lori Landis are showcased in “Color Me Brave,” through June 20.
Madaras Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-3001. The gallery’s annual summer silent auction of watercolors and acrylic paintings by Diana Madaras gets under way from 5 to 7 p.m. June 5, with Madaras on hand to speak about the paintings at 6 p.m. Bidding continues through June 19.
Mesa Contemporary Arts—1 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 644-6500. “Boundless: The Book Transformed in Contemporary Art,” “Fold, Paper, Scissors,” “In/Visible,” “Turning the Page: Sculpture by Marilyn da Silva” and “Metal and Beyond: A Life Work of Creativity,” all through Aug. 10.
- Known for her bright colors and textured paintings, Artemiza enjoys painting the Southwest landscape in a Contemporary style that is uniquely her own. The paintings are a kaleidoscope of colors, allowing viewers to use their imagination to see many things. Her works are on display June 1-23 at Gallery Andrea in Scottsdale. Pictured is “Tranquil Landscape,” oil on canvas, 60"H x 40"W. For more information, call (480) 481-2530.
The Mini Time Machine Museum—4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr., Tucson, (520) 881-0606. “Madelyn Cook: A Retrospective,” through June 1, showcases a dozen miniatures created by the renowned artist. From the early 1970s to the end of the 20th century, Cook worked in the 1:12 scale (one inch represents one foot) and quarter scale (one-quarter of an inch represents one foot), creating furniture, accessories, room boxes and fine-scale miniature dollhouses.
Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, (928) 776-4009. “Journey Into Colors,” though June 28.
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, George Hallmark, Dan Mieduch, Robert Peters, George Phippen, and Ray Swanson are among the featured artists.
Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, (602) 257-1222. “Hollywood Costume: Celebrating More Than 100 Years of Cinema Storytelling,” through July 6.
Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery—208 N. Marina St., Prescott, pca-az.net, (928) 445-3286. “Timeless Meditations—Mandalas & Patterns in Nature,” through June 21; and “Novel Approach: Art and a Book,” June 23-Aug. 16.
Pueblo Grande Museum—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, (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. Ann-Mary Lutzick, director of the Old Trails Museum in Winslow, discusses “The Harvey Girls of the Southwest” at 7:30 p.m. June 4.
R. Pela Contemporary Art—335 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, (602) 320-8445. “Caught: New Work by Melany Terranova and Hank Keneally,” opens with an artist reception at 6 p.m. June 6, and a second reception at 6 p.m. June 20; the show continues through June 28. Terranova’s assemblages, made entirely from crushed eggshells, have roots in the cultural tradition of painting Ukrainian Easter eggs, which she has done since age 7. Keneally’s large-format images layer tintypes and vintage photographs of stoic men, women and children, overlapping them in such a way that they both complement and comment upon one another.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, (480) 874-4666. “Linear Thinking: Selections From the Permanent Collection,” through Aug 31; and “Bill Owens: Suburbia,” through Sept. 7.
Sergio Ladrón de Guevara Fine Art—6501 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, (480) 595-1123. “Remembering the Series—The Walls,” June 1-30, features 13 casein on paper paintings of everyday life in France and Mexico. The works are from a series painted by Sergio Ladrón de Guevara between 1991 and 1998. Prints on canvas and paper of additional paintings from the collection also are showcased.
Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Through Each Other’s Eyes Photography Retrospective,” through June 19; and “Joy of Toys—Folk Art From Around the World,” June 26-July 24. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. June 26.
Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture—147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, (928) 445-1230. “The Santa Fe Indian School,” through June 29, includes works by Allan Houser, Quincy Tahoma, Harrison Begay, Andrew Tsinahjinnie, and Blue Corn. “Desert Trader,” a lecture by award-winning author Carolyn O’Bagy Davis, begins at 2 p.m. June 14.
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.
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; “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 paintings and sterling silver katsina jewelry in “Michael Horse: Painter, Jeweler, Renaissance Man,” June 6-15. Guests can meet the artist at an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 6, and from noon to 4 p.m. June 7.
University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “Robert McCall’s Universe,” through July 13; “Master Works on Paper,” through Aug. 25; “Fate and Fulfillment: Selections From the William Small Collection,” through Aug. 25; and “Cultivating Treasures,” through Sept. 8.
Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, wildemeyer.com, (480) 945-2323. Abstract works by Ryan Hale, Ana Marini, Nancy Pendleton, Albert Scharf, Robert Charon, Sherri Belassen, Karen Bezuidenhout, Dana Hooper, and Tierney Miller are on display in “Abstractions,” June 5-28.
Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. The gallery hosts its “100 for $100 Show,” June 5-28, with a variety of paintings, sculpture and prints offered for $100 or less. A portion of proceeds benefits animal charities. Jaime Ellsworth, Patricia Hunter, Bill Colt, Tracy Miller, Connie Townsend, and Chaille Trevor are among the featured artists.
Wilde Meyer Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-5222. “Journeys,” June 5-28, transports viewers to myriad places, with works by Robert Burt, Ana Marini, Barbara Gurwitz, Fran Larsen, Michael Baum, and Roger Alderman.
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