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October 2016 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: October, 2016, Page 146
In the Spirit
West Valley Arts Council presents “Exhibición de Arte,” through Oct. 21, at West Valley Arts HQ in Surprise. The display features a variety of works by Hispanic/Latino artists, as well as depictions of Hispanic/Latino culture by non-Hispanic artists. Pictured is “Day of the Dead Character,” a photograph, 9.493"H x 13.757"W, taken by Barbara Brady Conn at the Dí?a de los Muertos Festival at Mesa Arts Center. For more information, visit, or call (623) 584-2626.
ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “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.

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 941-8500. Enjoy the dicey side of artists Max Hammond, Michael Carson, Karen Shapiro, John Schieffer, Todd Pierce, and Christi Manuelito as they share graphic portrayals of the more sordid side of life in “Rated R,” Oct. 20-31. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20.

Cave Creek Museum—6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek, (480) 488-2764. The museum reopens for the season on Oct. 1, showcasing an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that chronicle the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. Highlights include collections of Southwestern jewelry, bolo ties, pottery, travel trunks and an exhibit detailing the history of Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo, which celebrates 40 years this spring.

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, (480) 782-2695. “Wonder Gardens: The Artworks of Pat Scheurich,” through 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 central highlands of Mexico, through Oct. 31. 

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. Acrylic painter Susan Libby demonstrates her talents from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 as the “Meet the Artist” series continues with “Painting for Fun.”

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, (928) 684-2272. “Wish You Were Here: Bill Green’s Postcards,” through Oct. 2; “Route 66: Recent Creations, Retro Collections,” through Oct. 2; “Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer (1885-1978),” through Nov. 27; “Follow the Thread: Quilts From the Museum’s Permanent Collection,” through Dec. 31; and “Ride Through History: Saddles that Shaped the West,” Oct. 15-March 5.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “ShadowLands,” through Nov. 12, features photography by Roger Ballen, Joel-Peter Witkin, Alex Webb, and Alejandro Cartagena, as well as chine-collé woodcuts by Alice Leora Briggs.

Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art—561 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-1125. The gallery celebrates its 20th anniversary with two fall shows, featuring Barbara Westwood, Bill Worrell, John Maisano, Yuroz, and Connie Frasca and Karen Halliday, Oct. 8-9; and JD Challenger, Rebecca Tobey, Soho, Kim Obrzut, Doug Adams, and Alexander Volkov, Oct. 15-16. Artist receptions are planned from 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Gallery Andrea—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 481-2530. Paintings by Rusty Walker, Andrea de Kerpely-Zak, and Ivana Masic are on exhibit Oct. 1-31.

The Gallery at el Pedregal—34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 575-6658. Works by Joye DeGoede, Dennis Desprois, and Dick Mueller are on display 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 gallery celebrates the American West with its 12th annual “Cowboys and Indians” show, Oct. 7-31. Opening with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7, the exhibit includes works by David DeVary, Upton Ethelbah, Carla Romero, Ben Wright, SJ Shaffer, Liz Wolf, and Kevin McCarthy.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 252-8848. “It’s Your Turn: A Home Studio,” through Dec. 4; “Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest,” through Dec. 31,2017; and “Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist,” Oct. 15-Jan. 8.

Holland Gallery of Fine Art—34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale,, (480) 488-1090. Arizona Art Alliance hosts “Art in pARTnership,” Oct. 1-27, with a reception for the artists from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

Honshin Fine Art—Tlaquepaque, 336 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-0709. “Symbols of the Soul,” Oct. 7-31, explores how we honor the ancient through meditative images of the sacred inner space of the soul. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. The gallery celebrates its 30th anniversary with an exhibition of paintings, sculpture, studio glass, art furniture and jewelry. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7, with the display continuing through Oct. 16.

Lisa Sette Gallery—210 E. Cata-lina Dr., Phoenix,, (480) 990-7342. Photography by Mark Klett is on display in “Border Markers,” through Oct. 29.

Madaras Gallery—3035 N. Swan Rd., Tucson,, (520) 623-4000. Paintings of flora and fauna by Diana Madaras are showcased as the gallery celebrates its new location with “Works of Art,”  Oct. 23-Nov. 15. Guests can meet Madaras at an opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23; RSVP requested.

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

Museum of Northern Arizona—3101 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff,, (928) 774-5213. “Curt Walters: A Retrospective,” through Nov. 1.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix,, (480) 478-6000. Thousands of instruments and artifacts from around the world, plus live performances, are on display. MIM celebrates the life of the legendary John Lennon, Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with gallery talks, film screenings and trivia commemorating the artist’s legacy of peace and love.

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. “Here and Abroad: Photographs by David Taylor,” through Oct. 16; “Ducks, Eggs and Fish: Works by Martin Fan Cheng,” through Nov. 6; “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic,” Oct. 7-Jan. 8; “Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome,” Oct. 19-March 12; and “INFOCUS PhotoBid 2016,” Oct. 26-Nov. 16.

Phoenix Center for the Arts—1202 N. Third St., Phoenix, (602) 254-3100. The center unveils its new public gallery space with a “Student Showcase” from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7.

Pueblo Grande Museum—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix,, (602) 495-0901. The museum celebrates International Archaeology Day Oct. 15, with archaeology demonstrations, children’s activities and tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records,” Oct. 20-April 30, is a photographic, musical and historical exhibit about the record company.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “Permanent Collection/Impermanent Museum,” through Oct. 2; “Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire,” through Oct. 2; “Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power,” Oct. 1-Jan. 8; and “Architecture + Art: Everything Falls Into Place When it Collapses,” Oct. 15-Jan. 22. An opening celebration is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Metal Works,” through Nov. 10.

Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2822. “Clay,” through Dec. 31, is an exhibition of works by Arizona artists in celebration of the center’s ninth anniversary.

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.

Temple Gallery—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Fanaux: Paintings by Tim Mosman & Hank Tusinski,” through Dec. 31, includes nearly 30 recent paintings and drawings by the Tucson-based couple.

Tilt Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 716-5667. See the photography of Anna Strickland in “From the Faraway Nearby,” Oct. 6-29; and Sabine Guedamour in “Consolation,” Oct. 6-29.

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. The gallery celebrates its 45th anniversary with an extensive collection of Native American jewelry on display, as well as paintings; pottery; sculpture in stone, bronze, ceramic and wood; meticulously re-created Native American war shirts and bonnets; and authentic Zuni fetishes. The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 and continues through Oct. 16.

Vision Gallery—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler,, (480) 782-2695. Curated by Steven Makin, a fine furniture maker for more than 25 years, “Makin Funiture +,” through Oct. 29, is an exhibition of handcrafted furniture and artworks created by Arizona woodworkers, artists and craftsmen. In addition to Makin, featured artists include Dan Allaire, William Barrand, Lily Baniriah, Dominic Ferrara, David Fleming, Doug Forsha, Gary Goren, Mark Levin, Damon McIntyre, Raul Ramirez, Kin Thoma, Kerry Vesper, and Terry Woolston.

Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. Patricia Hunter, Kristin Knight, James Swanson, and Connie Townsend present their works in “Canine Days,” through Oct. 1. “A Horse Is a Horse Unless...” opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 and continues through Oct. 29. Featuring equine images that go beyond traditional horse renderings, the show includes works by Sherri Belassen, Karen Bezuidenhout, Amy Watts, Leslie Anne Webb, Chaille Trevor, and Andrea Peterson. 

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. “Points of View,” Oct. 6-29, showcases works by Thom Ross, Maura Allen, and Connie Townsend. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6. The focus shifts to “Dia de los Muertos,” Oct. 20-Nov. 3, with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 featuring a traditional altar, decorations and refreshments.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson,, (520) 615-5222. A group show featuring landscape and figurative works by Michael Swearngin, Theresa Paden, and Judy Choate runs Oct. 6-29, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 368-9929. Arizona artist Dave Newman presents mixed-media collage works featuring Route 66, Native American and nostalgic Americana themes, Oct. 1-31.
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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