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April 2017 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: April, 2017, Page 144
Prickly Pride
Dyana Hesson and Claudia Hartley collaborate on an exhibit featuring close-up views of Hesson’s botanical paintings and the perspective of distance in the landscapes of Hartley, thus the title “Near and Far,” April 20-May 15, at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale. Both artists have a knack for using light and color that make their paintings seem to pop off the wall. Pictured is Hesson’s “Superstition Treasure, Gold Cholla Bloom,” oil on canvas, 18"H x 24"W. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. April 20. For more information, call (480) 941-8500.
Altamira Fine Art—7038 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 949-1256. “Spring in the Desert,” through April 1, showcases works by Billy Schenck, Robert Townsend, and Dennis Ziemienski.

Alwun House—1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, (602) 253-7887. “LGBTQ: Rights & Justice Exhibit,” through April 22; “Salon des Enfants 23,” a youth art show and sale, April 7-14; and “MB Hanrahan: Body of Work,” April 21-May 5. Guests can meet Hanrahan at an 8 p.m. reception April 21.

Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 716-2000. “Planet Shark: Predator or Prey?” through May 31, challenges viewers’ fears, misunderstandings and ignorance regarding the plight of the world’s most feared ocean dweller.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum—2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, (520) 883-2702. “Desert Harmony,” through April 17; and “Annual Art Institute Student Exhibition,” April 22-May 28.

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 941-8500. “Midcentury in the Desert,” April 27-May 17, features architectural paintings by Andy Burgess. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. April 27.

Calvin Charles Gallery—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 421-1818. Sculpture by Pascal Pierme is on display in “Verve,” through April 3; and paintings by Julie Schumer in “Interior Landscapes,” April 6-May 1. Guests can meet Schumer at an opening reception from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 6.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 946-3217. Cyndy Carstens celebrates spring in the desert in “Vernal in Color,” April 6-29. Guests can meet Carstens at a reception from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 6.

Chandler Museum at Mccullough-Price House—300 S. Chandler Village Dr., Chandler, (480) 782-2717. “Un-American: Japanese Internment in Our Backyard,” through Aug. 1, includes photos and stories of the 16,000 Japanese-Americans who were confined to internment camps just a few miles from Chandler after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, (928) 779-2300. “Ecstasies and Homilies,” through April 15.

Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson, (520) 622-7400. “Utilitarian Ceramics From the Jungle: Amazon Beer Fermenting Urns From the Shawi People of the Peruvian Amazon,” through May 31.

Creative Gateways—45 Birch Rd., Sedona,, (928) 862-4044. “Earth Without Art Is Just Eh,” April 7-30, explores the power of artists’ inner vision expressed through diverse mediums, including ceramics, paintings and glass.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “No Gray Walls” and miniatures show “In the Night” continue through April 30, with works by Sharon Bertrand, Le Craven, Nancy Cressler, Tom Kolt, Jan Thompson, and Clydean Troner.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 624-7370. Mixed-media works by Kate Breakey and paintings by Gail Marcus-Orlen and Andy Burgess are on display, through May 31.

Gallery Andrea—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 481-2530. Paintings by Andrea de Kerpely-Zak and her daughter, Andrea Zakrzewski, are in the spotlight in “Spring Healing Wildflowers,” through April 30.

Gebert Contemporary—7160 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 429-0711. Paintings by Andrea Joki and mixed-media works by John Westmark are featured through April 1; and oil paintings by Barbara Rogers, April 6-29. Opening with a reception for Rogers from 7 to 9 p.m. April 6, the show is titled “LXXX,” in celebration of the artist’s 80th birthday.

Goldenstein Gallery—150 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 204-1765. Works by Adele Seronde, Patricia A. Griffin, Allen Powell, and Marilyn Bos are showcased in “Impressionism/Expressionism,” April 1-30. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. April 7.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 252-8848. “Beauty Speaks for Us,” through April 2; “Black White Blue Yellow,” through Sept. 12; “Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera,” April 11-Aug. 20; and “Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain,” April 22-July 9.

Holland Gallery of Fine Art—34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale,, (480) 488-1090. “Look ME in the EYE! (figuratively speaking)” is a group exhibit of figurative works in all styles and mediums. The show opens with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 8, and continues through April 27.

John C. Hill Antique Indian Art Gallery—6962 E. First Ave., Scottsdale, (480) 946-2910. “Van Gogh of the Desert,” April 3-26, showcases outsider paintings and early pueblo watercolors by Martin Coppinger.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. “Rolling Hills and Rounded Earth: The Art of Slava TCH and Bob Smith,” April 7-16, is an exhibition that showcases the Russian artist’s encaustic landscapes of rolling hills, warm houses and winding waterways, paired with raku and saggar-fired vessels by Smith. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. April 7.

Lisa Sette Gallery—210 E. Catalina Dr., Phoenix,, (480) 990-7342. A diverse range of contemporary artists considers our present moment of conflict, addressing narratives of difference and resentment, as well as hope and beauty in “Tell Me Why, Tell Me Why, Tell Me Why (Why Can’t We Live Together?)” through April 29.

Lotus Contemporary Art—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 525-0643. New works by Denise Fleisch and Scott Woodward are on display through April 27.

The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art—7106 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 970-3111. Cubist artist David Jonason explores the beauty of the Southwest in “Desert Fauna,” through April 12; and new paintings by British artist Frank Balaam are on display in “Edge of the Forest,” April 13-May 3. Balaam will be at the gallery to chat about his art and adventures at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. April 13.

Some artists go for realism when portraying animals, others go for fun and the imaginary. See for yourself as Wilde Meyer Annex in Scottsdale presents “Animal Kingdom—Fun and Frivolous—Serious and Majestic,” through April 1. Pictured is “Nutty Nose With a Long Finish” by Connie Townsend, oil on canvas, 30"H x 20"W.  For details, call (480) 947-1489.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum—1 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 644-6500. “Rethinking Fire: Bryan David Griffith,” through April 9; “High Tension: Bonnie Lambert,” through April 9; “38th Annual Contemporary Crafts,” through April 23; and “The Undesirables: Katy Bergman Cassell,” through April 23.

Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, (928) 445-2510. “Customs and Cultures,” a juried show featuring works by beginners to master artists, continues through April 28.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix,, (480) 478-6000. “Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces,” through Sept. 4.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 884-7404. “North Carolina Perspectives,” through May 27, is a survey of five artists representing the region’s glass makers in four distinctly different approaches to the medium: casting, fusing, glassblowing and lampworking.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 257-1222. “INFOCUS: Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks,” through April 9; “The Propeller Group,” through May 14; “Yeohlee and Richard Serra,” through May 29; “Samurai: Armor From the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection,” through July 16; “Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage,” April 15-Sept. 10; and “Longer Ways to Go: Photography of the American Road,” April 15-Oct. 15.

Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art—411 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix,, (480) 577-8295. Shipping containers are repurposed as galleries for “Onloaded 4,” which showcases artwork by emerging local, national and international artists. Included are pieces by Ramon Aguirre, Pedro Vaz, and Darcia Mickey Canby, through April 16;and Aaron Kirchmaier, Faith Damm and Alexis Sheets, April 21-May 14.

Pueblo Grande Museum—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix,, (602) 495-0901. “One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records,” through Aug. 31. Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai presents an intimate flute performance and leads a discussion on culture and identity at 1 p.m. April 23.

Quan’tum Art—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 618-0350. The gallery presents works by Standing Feather, a cross-dressing “trickster and healer” who is a painter, sculptor and art expressionist in all that he does. The show opens with a reception for the artist from 7 to 9 p.m. April 20 and continues through May 31.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “For Mrs. Radio: a young child’s gallery,” through April 16;“The Kindness of Strangers: Recent Acquisitions and Conservation Projects,” through April 23; and “I Remember Not Remembering,” through April 30.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Arizona Sculpture: Two Years Outdoors,” through Nov. 1.

Signature Gallery—7177 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 949-7003. “Walk on the Wild Side,” featuring new works of wildlife by Raymond Gibby; “Ancient Visions,” bronze sculpture and vessels by Jammey Huggins, and “Nature’s Symphony,” floral paintings by Cara Pabst, through April 30.

Superstition Mountain Museum—4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, (480) 983-4888. Original paintings by Ted DeGrazia (1909-1982) are on display in “DeGrazia’s Prospectors and Pack Animals,” through May 31.

Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2867. “Western Pop,” through May 6, celebrates the nostalgia tied to the Western genre and exposes the facts and fiction about morality, race relations and economics in a complicated story that is the history of the American West.

Tempe History Museum—809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, (480) 350-5100. “Trains of Tempe,” through Oct. 8.

Temple Gallery—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Dinnerware Artists Today: Part 2: 1990-2003,” through May 4, highlights artwork by 20 Tucson artists who were members of the Dinnerware Artists’ Cooperative Gallery.

Tilt Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 716-5667. The gallery showcases works by Casebeer in “Actual Real Factual (Period…),” April 6-29. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. April 6. Selected photographs from the “Queens of Carnaval” series are on view April 20-May 6, with artist RedWulf DancingBare on hand to meet visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. April 20.

Tucson Desert Art Museum—7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson,, (520) 202-3888. “Perspectives on Japanese American Incarceration: 1942-1946,” through April 30; and “The Dazzled Eye: Navajo Textiles From the Getzwiller Collection,” through May 28.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. “Stan Natchez: Symbols of Power” opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. April 7. Natchez gives a talk at 6 p.m. as he unveils new works that challenge our view of American icons as we see through a Native American lens.

Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art—6511 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, (480) 946-7056. “Arizona Talent,” through Sept. 15.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “Verboten/Forbidden,” through April 24; and “Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition 2017,” April 15-May 12.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West—3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 686-9539. “The Taos Society of Artists,” through April 30; “John Coleman: Past/Present/Future,” through May 31; “Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer,” through Dec. 31; and “The Scottsdale Craftsmen: A 70-Year Legacy,” through Dec. 31.

West Valley Arts HQ—16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise,, (623) 584-2626. “Sixth Annual Floral & Botanical,” through April 21.

Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “Wilde Things,” April 6-29, showcases pieces by Greg Dye, Timothy Chapman, and Ron Russon. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. April 6.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. “The Influence of Native Spirit,” featuring works by Lance Green, Thomas Ross, Jim Nelson, and Jack Roberts, continues through April 1. “Color, Shape and Form,” with pieces by Ryan Hale, Trevor Mikula, and Andrea Peterson, opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. April 6 and remains on view through April 29.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-5222. “Style and Technique,” April 2-26, is an exhibit of contemporary art by Nancy Pendleton, Debora Stewart, Sara Newton, Peggy Judy, Michael Swearngin, and Maura Allen. An opening reception takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. April 2.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 368-9929. Figurative paintings by Kim Ferrell and bronze sculpture by Mantik DeQuevado are on display April 6-20. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with the Scottsdale ArtWalk.

Yavapai College Art Gallery—1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott,, (928) 776-2031. Monotypes and collagraphs by Sarah Kriehn and mixed-media works by Denise Yaghmourian are on exhibit in “Under the Surface,” through April 6.

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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