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August 2016 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: August, 2016, Page 130
Love-a-Bull - Greg Dye says his art is a reflection of his passion for the landscape, animals and people of the West. He starts with a general idea and rough sketch. Using a palette knife, he applies spontaneous strokes of thick color, one on top of the other. “Each stroke of color is a journey, and I embrace the mistakes to find the beauty and live in the moment of every painting created,” he explains. Dye’s paintings are on display in “Living the Western Dream,” Aug. 4-27, at Wilde Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4. Pictured is “Lust for Life,” oil on canvas, 48"H x 60"W. For more information, visit, or call  (480) 945-2323.
Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix,, (602) 716-2000. “The World of Giant Insects,” through Sept. 5, showcases six common insects of gargantuan proportions, including a desert locust, Chinese praying mantis and other creatures shown 40 to 120 times larger than in real life.  

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum—2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, (520) 883-2702. Botanical conservation, art and illustration are in the spotlight in “With Respect to Plants,“ through Aug. 28. The exhibit features works by the museum’s botany department and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.

ArtsEye Gallery—3550 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, (520) 327-7291. Artists from around the world working in unconventional ways are in the spotlight in “Curious Camera,” through Aug. 31.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “Breach: Log 16,” through Aug. 6; “Blow Up: New Acquisitions,” through Aug. 20; “Crafting the Collection,” through Sept. 3; “The New Animist,” through Sept. 3; “Encounter: Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all,” through Nov. 26; and “The Brandywine Workshop Collection,” through Dec. 17.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 946-3217. “July Sizzle,” through Aug. 4, features colorist oil paintings by Cyndy Carstens.

Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, (928) 779-2300. “A New Latitude,” through Aug. 6; and “The Road Ahead,” Aug. 23-Oct. 29.

Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson,, (520) 622-7400. The spotlight is on 19th and 20th century hacienda ranch furniture, cantera stone carvings and decorative items from the Old Mexico Central Highlands, Aug. 1-Oct. 31.

Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center—122 E. Culver St., Phoenix,, (602) 241-7870. “The Jewish Art of Ira Moskowitz: The Torah Series and Story of David Lithographs,” through Aug. 18. 

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “Sonoran Sizzle,” through Aug. 7, features pieces by Wanita Christensen, Darlene LeClair, Susan Libby, Emely McConkey, Richard Rohrbough, and David Thekan. The focus shifts to “Canvas Dreams,” Aug. 9-Nov. 6, with works by Geri Bringman, David Brown, Gretchen Huff, Paddie Flaherty, Kathy Robbins, and Terry Slonaker. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 12.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg,, (928) 684-2272. “Saddles That Shaped the West,” through Oct. 2; “Route 66: Recent Creations, Retro Collections,” through Oct. 2; “Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer (1885-1978),” through Nov. 27; and “Follow the Thread: Quilts From the Museum’s Permanent Collection,” through Dec. 31. 

The Gallery at el Pedregal—34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 575-6658. Works by Joye DeGoede, Dennis Desprois, and Dick Mueller are in the spotlight through Oct. 2, with one of the featured artists working in the gallery each day.

Goldenstein Gallery—70 Dry Creek Rd., Sedona, (928) 204-1765. The avian spirit takes center stage in “Friends of a Feather,” Aug. 5-31. Opening with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5, the exhibit features works by Jourdan Dern, Patricia A. Griffin, Peter Berryman, Ben Wright, and Jacqueline Jackson.

Greg Lawson Galleries—2679 W. S.R. 89A, Sedona, (928) 202-0340. The gallery salutes the National Park Service’s centennial celebration with an exhibit of photographs by Greg Lawson featuring treasured and iconic landscapes found within America’s national parks. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5, with the show continuing through Sept. 25.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 252-8848. “Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings,” through Sept. 5;  “Personal Journeys: American Indian Landscapes,” through Sept. 28; and “It’s Your Turn: A Home Studio,” through Dec. 4.

Honshin Fine Art—Tlaquepaque, 336 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-0709. Paintings, jewelry and sculpture by Nicholas Kirsten Honshin are showcased in “Embracing the Stars,” Aug. 5-31. A reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5, with “Poetry on the Porch” featured at 7:30 p.m.

i.d.e.a. Museum—150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa,, (480) 644-2468. “Sci-Fi: Fantasy to Reality,” through Sept. 11, celebrates science fiction stories and the imaginative inventions in these stories that in some cases have come true.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. “Art Furniture by Sticks” opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 and continues through Aug. 14. The exhibit includes heirloom art furniture made by the Sticks collaboration of artisans, including benches, mirrors, kitchen tables and chairs, and Lazy Susans.

Lisa Sette Gallery—210 E. Catalina Dr., Phoenix, (480) 990-7342. Paintings by Claudio Dicochea are on display in “Forbidden Futures,” through Sept. 3.

Glass Act - Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio in Tucson hosts “Philabaum & Phriends,” through Sept. 24. The exhibit includes works by Wes Hunting, who combines various Italian techniques with decorative methods that he has personally developed and refined. The vibrant colors and patterns are “drawn” onto the glass surface at temperatures exceeding 2,000 degrees.  Pictured is “Color Field Vase,” blown glass, 9"H x 10"W. For more information, visit, or call (520) 884-7404.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum—1 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 644-6500. “Threads: Gathering My Thoughts,” “Archive of Rag and Bone,” “El Mac: Aerosol Exalted,” and “Journey and Memory: past the rock, the sun’s gates and the land of dreams,” all through Aug. 7.  

The monOrchid—214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix,, (602) 253-0339. “Delineation” is a large-scale sculptural installation by Angel Cabrales that addresses issues of immigration in the Southwest. Guests can meet the artist  from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 5. A closing reception is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 19, with the exhibit remaining on display through Aug. 28.

Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, (928) 445-2510. “Monsoon Magic,” through Aug. 27.

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe—555 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, (505) 992-0591. “Woven in Beauty: 100 Years of Navajo Master Weavers From the Toadlena/Two Grey Hills Region,” Aug. 11-19.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, (480) 478-6000. Thousands of instruments and artifacts from around the world are on display. Guests can celebrate Brazilian music and culture during “Experience Brazil,” Aug. 6-7; and the “King of Rock and Roll” with “Musical Icon: Elvis” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1222. “Defining Moments: 50 Years of Fashion at Phoenix Art Museum,” through Aug. 7; “Edward Burtynsky: Water,” through Sept. 18; “Here and Abroad: Photographs by David Taylor,” through Oct. 16; and “Ducks, Eggs and Fish: Works by Martin Fan Cheng,” through Nov. 6.

Pueblo Grande Museum—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 495-0901. “Desertscapes: Narrative Landscape Photography by Wayne Norton,” through Aug. 31. 

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “Public Trust: It’s About What We Do,” through Sept. 18; “southwestNET Sama Alshaibi: Silsila,” through Sept. 18; and “Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire,” through Oct. 2.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Reflections of Arizona,” through Aug. 4; and “Instructor and Student Exhibition,” Aug. 11-Sept. 8.

Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2822. “STEAM,” a movement inspired by the popularity of STEM-based education, through Sept. 17.

Tempe History Museum—809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, (480) 350-5100. “Legend City,” through Oct. 2, includes hundreds of pieces from the family amusement park.

Tilt Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 716-5667. Paintings, mixed-media works and wearable art are in the spotlight in “Infinite Possibility: Art of Tomorrow,” through Aug. 25.

Tucson Desert Art Museum—7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson,, (520) 202-3888. “Front and Center! Women Artists,” through Oct. 1; and “SNAP2! Visualize the History Through the Art of Vintage Ads,” through Oct. 30.

Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “Corbett House Days,” through Aug. 26; “The Splendors of Woven Art: Oriental Rugs and Textiles From the Reza Amindavar Collection,” through Oct. 2; and “Welcome to the American West!” through Dec. 30.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. Paintings, sculpture and an array of Native American jewelry are in the spotlight as the gallery hosts its annual “Summer Art” exhibit, Aug. 5-14. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “The Lebowski Cycle by Joe Forkan,” through Sept. 25; “Modernist Intersections: The Tia Collection,” through Oct. 9; and “Revolutionary Dreams: Modern Mexican Prints,” through Oct. 9.

Vision Gallery—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, (480) 782-2695. “A Group Effort: An Exhibit With Arizona Art Alliance,” through Aug. 27, showcases paintings, sculpture, jewelry, glass and other works by members of the nonprofit art organization.

West Valley Arts HQ—16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, (623) 584-2626. “Sage Brushes,” through Aug. 18, showcases pieces by more than a dozen female artists.

Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. Colorful eclectic artworks are in the spotlight in “Color Speaks,” Aug. 4-27. Opening with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4,the exhibit includes pieces by Theresa Paden, Jaime Ellsworth, and Greg Dye.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-5222. “Attention to Detail,” Aug. 4-27, showcases works by Jeff Cochran, Barbara Gurwitz, Amy Watts, Rachel Slick, Fran Larsen, and Sushe Felix. A reception is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4.

Confirm information before making plans by calling the listed number. Information for inclusion in GALLERY ROW should be submitted at least 10 weeks before the first of the month it is to be published. Send information to: Judy Harper, Calendar Editor, PHOENIX HOME & GARDEN, 15169 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 310, Scottsdale, AZ 85254;; or fax to (480) 664-3962.
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