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july 2014 gallery & museum events
July 2014 Gallery & Museum Events
July, 2014, Page 118
Red Rock Reflections
- A wash in color and light, the landscapes of Rafe Terry boldly depict images of the Southwest. His deft use of color captures the expansive nature of the scenery in a unique manner—monuments become reminiscent of architecture and the lush panoramas seem to call viewers to immerse themselves in the movement of light. His works are on display in “The Inside Outside Show,” July 4-31, at Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona. Pictured is “Reflections After the Rain,” acrylic on board, 36"H x 24"W. For more information, call (928) 204-1765.
Arizona Historical Society Museum—1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, azmoh.org, (480) 929-9499. “Above and Beyond: Arizona and the Medal of Honor,” through Nov. 2. Featuring five actual Medals of Honor earned by a diverse mix of military service members, the exhibit tells Arizona’s history with the award, which is filled with iconic names like Geronimo, Cochise and Frank Luke Jr.
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.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum—2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, (520) 883-2702. “Deep Blue,” through July 14; and “The Scratchboard Art of John Agnew,” July 19-Sept. 7.
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, (480) 965-2787. “This Is Not America, Part III,” through July 19; “Funny Papers,” through Aug. 9; “Rhythm & History: Contemporary Cuban Art From the Collection,” through Aug. 9; “The Garden in the Machine,” through Sept. 13; and “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things,” July 19-Oct. 4. Six original screen-prints by Andy Warhol—a gift from the Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts—also are on display through Sept. 13.
Calvin Charles Gallery—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 421-1818, calvincharlesgallery.com. The gallery celebrates the Summer Spectacular ArtWalk with “Shine,” an exhibit of paintings by Marci J. Erspamer, from 7 to 9 p.m. July 10.
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, cyndycarstens.com, (602) 819-3217. Oil paintings by Cyndy Carstens are on display in “Atmospheric Impressions,” July 7-31. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. July 10 during the Summer Spectacular ArtWalk.
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,” through 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,” through Sept. 30.
Denver Art Museum—100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, (720) 865-5000. “The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925,” through Aug. 31; “All That Glistens: A Century of Japanese Lacquer,” through Oct. 5; “Herbert Bayer: Berlin Graphics 1928-1938,” through Nov. 23; and “At the Mirror: Reflections of Japan in Twentieth-Century Prints,” July 6-Sept. 28.
Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, desertartisansgallery.com, (520) 722-4412. “Dreaming in Color,” through Aug. 10, showcases pieces by Bonnie Bedillion, Geri Bringman, Gretchen Huff, Terry Slonaker, Stan Mahan, and Connie West.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, westernmuseum.org, (928) 684-2272. “Treasures Seldom Seen: Art & Artifacts From the Museum’s Permanent Collection,” through Oct. 5; “Living in the Desert: Decisions and Consequences,” through Jan. 4; and “Sharing the West: The Tia Collection,” through March 1. “West of Center,” featuring works by members of the Wickenburg Art Club, is on exhibit July 26-Sept. 28, with demonstrations by various artists in a range of media taking place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept 28.
Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, ethertongallery.com, (520) 624-7370. Fine-art landscape photography is showcased in “Wild America,” through Aug. 30. The show includes works by photographer Debra Bloomfield from her recent series, “Wilderness,” and a selection of classic images by Ansel Adams.
Gallery Andrea—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, artandrea.com, (480) 481-2530. Paintings by Rachel Houseman, Van Nielsen, Zina Pushparaj, Neela Pushparaj, and Andrea de Kerpely-Zak are on display July 1-31.
Ready, Set, Relax!
- Judy Feldman’s paintings are inspired by her desire to create “cozy places where you’d like to spend some time.” A trip to the south of France inspired the idea for “Afternoon at the Côte d’Azur,” oil on canvas, 40"H x 30"W. Her work is showcased at Wilde Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale as part of its “Summer Spectacular Art Fest,” July 10-Aug. 2. The show opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. July 10. For more information, call (480) 945-2323.
Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, (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. 2; “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, highcountryartgallery.com, (928) 367-3916. Members of Northeastern Arizona Fine Arts Association share works in a variety of diverse styles and media in “Landscape Perspectives,” through July 28.
i.d.e.a. Museum—35 N. Robson St., Mesa, (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,” through Sept. 14, focuses on the role that art plays in all facets of life, culture and adventure throughout many parts of the globe.
Joan Cawley Gallery—7135 E. Main St., Scottsdale, jcgltd.com, (480) 947-3548. Contemporary Southwest art is in the spotlight as the gallery hosts an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. July 10 in conjunction with the Summer Spectacular ArtWalk.
Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, lanninggallery.com, (928) 282-6865. “Independent Spirit,” July 4-13, showcases the unique spirit of artists, including a ceramicist who breaks his pieces before reassembling them; a jeweler who fashions elegant jewelry from forged steel; a painter who expresses a world of vision with only a few shades of gray; or a sculptor whose working clocks look as though they have exploded. An opening reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. July 4.
Lori Landis Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, landisart.com, (602) 576-0406. Abstract art by Lori Landis is on exhibit in “All God’s Living Bounty,” July 1-Sept. 30.
Madaras Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, madaras.com, (520) 615-3001. Guests can meet award-winning gourd artist Diane West from 5 to 7 p.m. July 10 as she presents a diverse collection of handcrafted gourds, bowls and kachinas embellished with carvings, paintings, feathers, beads and more. The gallery also hosts a grand opening celebration for “Diana’s Christmas Collection,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 26. An entire room of the gallery is filled with holiday gifts, decor and ornaments for the occasion. Reservations required.
May Gallery—3922 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, maygallery.com, (480) 922-1801. Original figurative oil paintings by Vidan are on display July 9-31. The artist paints beautiful women in a romantic Italian style.
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: Betsy Douglas,” all through Aug. 10.
monOrchid—214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, monorchid.com, (602) 253-0339. Local emerging artists compete in “Thermal PHX 2014,” through Aug. 15. Artists create new works focusing on a specific theme each month, with guests voting on their favorites during First Friday receptions. This month’s opening is from 6 to 10 p.m. July 4, with a closing critique and elimination from 6 to 10 p.m. July 18. Three artists are eliminated each month, with the last artist standing earning a solo exhibition at the gallery in 2015.
Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, mountainartistsguild.org, (928) 776-4009. “Bold, Bright and Beautiful,” through Sept. 15; and “Adventures in Art,” July 2-Sept. 27. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 25 during the 4th Friday ArtWalk.
On the Edge Gallery—7050 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale, ontheedgegallery.com, (480) 265-8991. The gallery celebrates the Summer Spectacular ArtWalk with “Hot Nights—Cool Art,” from 6 to 9 p.m. July 10. Featured artists include Dave Bigelow, Julia Patterson, Allison Shock, Katie Stearns, and Linda Zeien.
Palm Springs Art Museum—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif., psmuseum.org, (760) 322-4800. “California Dreamin’: Thirty Years of Collecting,” through July 31; “Recline/Design: Art and the Aesthetics of Repose,” through Aug. 31; and “Contemporary Glass,” through Nov. 2.
Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, phippenartmuseum.org, (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. The focus shifts to “Hold Your Horses,” July 26-Oct. 26, an invitational exhibition and sale featuring artwork focused entirely on the horse.
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; “William H. Johnson: An American Modern,” through July 13; “Hollywood Red Carpet,” through July 27; “The Process and the Page: Developing Photographic Books,” through Aug. 17; and “Quiet Rage, Gentle Wail: Prints and Masks of the Japanese Noh Theatre,” through Sept. 28.
Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery—208 N. Marina St., Prescott, pca-az.net, (928) 445-3286. “Novel Approach: Art and a Book,” through 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.
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; “Bill Owens: Suburbia,” through Sept. 7; and “Visions: Exposure,” through Sept. 7.
Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Joy of Toys—Folk Art From Around the World,” through July 24.
A Small Art Gallery—115 E. Goodwin St., Prescott, asmallartgallery.com, (928) 830-3220. Each letter of the alphabet is presented as an original fine-art print as Arizona Print Group presents “Letters at Large,” July 1-31.
Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture—147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, smokimuseum.org, (928) 445-1230. Paintings by Peterson Yazzie are in the spotlight in “Between Worlds.” The show opens with a reception at 1 p.m. July 5, and remains on display through Nov. 30.
Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, (480) 350-2822. Local and national artists present ceramic sculptures, botanical prints and drawings, original children’s book illustrations, and Contemporary paintings and installations in “Summer of Love: Family, Friendship, Devotion,” through Sept. 20.
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, tiltgallery.com, (602) 716-5667. The gallery celebrates the Summer Spectacular ArtWalk from 7 to 9 p.m. July 17 with a sneak peek of new works by Daniel Leivick, Kris Sanford, and Angela Franks Wells.
Tucson Desert Art Museum—7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 202-3888. “Inside Out: Plants As Art,” through Aug. 31; “Luminous: Intimate Images of Desert Flora,” featuring macrophotography by Vickie Stromee, through Aug. 31; and “Rock of Ages,” a monumental painting of the Grand Canyon by Arturo Chávez, through Nov. 1.
Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, tucsonmuseumofart.org, (520) 624-2333. “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. “Independent Spirit: Native American Artists” opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. July 4 and continues through July 13. Celebrating the enduring skills and spirit of Native American artists, the show features works by more than a dozen artists, including Larry Yazzie, Lance Yazzie, Joe Maktima, Ray Lovato, Kenneth Aguilar, Randall Chitto, David Johns, and Michael Horse.
University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, artmuseum.arizona.edu, (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; “Cultivating Treasures,” through Sept. 8; and “Designing Line and Space: The Art of Sara Wallach,” July 18-Sept. 21.
White Hills Gallery—325 S. Main St., Camp Verde, (928) 567-7033. Textured mixed-media and acrylic landscape paintings by Sedona artist Sharron Porter are on display through July 7.
Wilde Meyer Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, wildemeyer.com, (520) 615-5222. 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,” July 3-Aug. 2.
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