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September 2016 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: September, 2016, Page 194
Color My World
Weaving shapes with brilliant colors and energetic brushstrokes, Judy Choate captures the restless movement of the skies with the serenity and power of timeless land formations. “My husband and I take road trips, and I love to view the varying vistas of the Southwest and Four Corners area,” she says. “I try to absorb as much as I can into my subconscious and then see what comes out on canvas.” Pictured is “Approaching Sunset,” acrylic on canvas, 20"H x 60"W. Her work is on exhibit in “Now Showing,” Sept. 1-Oct. 1, at Wilde Meyer Gallery in Tucson. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 1. For more information, call (520) 615-5222.
Alwun House—1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix,, (602) 253-7887. “The Art of Fantasy, Comics and Sci-Fi,” Sept. 16-30, features two floors of out-of-this-world art in a wide variety of mediums incorporating characters and themes derived from comics, film, TV and games.

Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 716-2000. “The World of Giant Insects,” through Sept. 5.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe,, (480) 965-2787. “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.

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler,, (480) 782-2695. “Wonder Gardens: The Artworks of Pat Scheurich,” Sept. 2-Oct. 2.

Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, (928) 779-2300. “The Road Ahead,” through Oct. 29.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson,, (520) 722-4412. “Canvas Dreams,” through Nov. 6, features works by Geri Bringman, David Brown, Gretchen Huff, Paddie Flaherty, Kathy Robbins, and Terry Slonaker.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg,, (928) 684-2272. “West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club” continues through Sept. 25, with artist demonstrations by Danielle Selby (gourds), Sept. 10; Jeane Fleck (baskets), Sept. 17; and Judith Durr (oils), Sept. 24. Also on display: “Wish You Were Here: Bill Green’s Postcards,” through Oct. 2; “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.

Gallery Andrea—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 481-2530. Figurative paintings by Joanna Zjawinska, Bernard Martin, and Olga Alexandrova are on display Sept. 1-30.

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 Current,” Sept. 2-30, features works by renowned local and national artists, including James Cooks, Glendon Good, Lynette Jennings, and Marilyn Bos. An opening reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 2.

Greg Lawson Galleries—2679 W. S.R. 89A, Sedona, (928) 202-0340. The gallery celebrates the National Park Service’s centennial with an exhibit of photographs by Greg Lawson, through Sept. 25, featuring treasured and iconic landscapes found within America’s national parks. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 2.

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.

Wood That Could
Handcrafted furniture and artworks created by Arizona woodworkers are in the spotlight as Vision Gallery in Chandler presents “Makin Funiture +,” Sept. 9-Oct. 29. Pictured is “Conundrum” by Kerry Vesper. Created with a technique of stack laminating and carving, and made with birch plywood, bubinga
and wenge, the piece measures 29"H x 27"W x 9"D. For more information, call (480) 782-2695.
Honshin Fine Art—Tlaquepaque, 336 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-0709. Nicholas Kirsten Honshin explores the symbolic use of light in “The Language of Luminous Light.” The exhibit includes paintings, jewelry and sculpture. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 2.

i.d.e.a. Museum—150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa, (480) 644-2468. “Sci-Fi: Fantasy to Reality,” through Sept. 11.

Kolb Studio—Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, 800) 858-2808. Artwork from the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is on exhibit Sept. 18-Jan. 16.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. “Loving the Land,” Sept. 2-11, features landscape paintings by 11 artists representing a wide range of styles and mediums. An opening reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 2.

Lisa Sette Gallery—210 E. Catalina Dr., Phoenix, (480) 990-7342. Paintings by Claudio Dicochea are on display in “Forbidden Futures,” through Sept. 3; and photography by Mark Klett in “Border Markers,” Sept. 10-Oct. 29.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum—1 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 644-6500. “WorldWide Wanderings,” Sept. 9-Nov. 27; “Paradise Lost: Daniel Martin Diaz,” Sept. 9-Jan. 15; “Off the Page: Contemporary Art Influenced by Literature,” Sept. 9-Jan. 22; “Dina Goldstein—Disillusioned,” Sept. 9-Jan. 22; and “The Footnote Chronicles: Corinne Geersten,” Sept. 9-Jan. 8.

Museum of Northern Arizona—3101 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff,, (928) 774-5213. “Curt Walters: A Retrospective,” through Nov. 1, and “25th Annual Trappings of the American West Exhibition & Sale,” Sept. 10-18.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, (480) 478-6000. Thousands of instruments and artifacts from around the world, as well as live performances, are in the spotlight. “Experience the Andes,” Sept. 3-4, celebrates the music and culture of the longest mountain range in the world, with South American music and dance performances, plus hands-on craft activities.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 884-7404. “Philabaum & Phriends,” through Sept. 24, showcases new works by Tom Philabaum, Wes Hunting, and Jason Marstall.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, (928) 778-1385. “The Golden Age of Cowgirls,” through Oct. 9.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 257-1222. “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.

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; “Permanent Collection/Impermanent Museum,” through Oct. 2; and “Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire,” through Oct. 2.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Instructor and Student Exhibition,” through Sept. 8; and “Metal Works Exhibition,” Sept. 15-Nov. 10.

Superstition Mountain Museum—4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, (480) 983-4888. “DeGrazia’s Prospectors and Burros,” through May 31. 

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; and “Clay,” an exhibit of works by Arizona artists in celebration of the center’s ninth anniversary, on display Sept. 30-Dec. 31.

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

Tilt Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 716-5667. Mixed-media collage works by Melissa Button are on exhibit in “Paper Expeditions,” Sept. 1-29. Guests can meet Button at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1.

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.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. Wall art, platters, bowls and more are on display in “Mariann Leahy Clay Art: Ancient Motifs, Contemporary Style.” The show opens with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 2 and continues through Sept. 11.

West Valley Arts HQ—16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise,, (623) 584-2626.  West Valley Arts Council hosts a “Hispanic Art Exhibit,” Sept. 8-Oct. 21,featuring works by Hispanic/Latino artists, as well as depictions of Hispanic/Latino culture by non-Hispanic artists. An opening reception takes place from
7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 8.

Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. Patricia Hunter, James Swanson, and Connie Townsend present their works in “Canine Days.” The exhibit opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1 and remains on display through Oct. 1.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. “Abstract Alchemists,” Sept. 1-Oct. 1, is a group show featuring artists who specialize in abstract art, including Melissa Johnson, Robert Charon, Debora Stewart, Ana Marini-Genzon, and sisters Nancy and Sandy Pendleton. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1.

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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