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May 2017 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: May, 2017, Page 134
On the Horizon
A pure color impressionist, Denny Foy is fascinated with the beauty of our Arizona landscapes. The artist often translates those images into colorful abstract compositions. Pictured is “Lemon Wade,” acrylic on canvas, 36"H x 48"W. His works are on exhibit May 1-31 at Gallery Andrea in Scottsdale. The show also includes paintings by Donald Evenson and Laurie Levin, and wearable art by Andrea de Kerpaly-Zak and Andrea Zakrzewski. For more information, visit, or call (480) 481-2530.
Alwun House—1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, (602) 253-7887. “MB Hanrahan: Body of Work,” through May 5, salutes life’s celebratory holiday moments with humor, sarcasm and wit.

Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 716-2000. “Planet Shark: Predator or Prey?” through May 29; and “Nikon: Small World Photomicrography Exhibit,” through June 4.

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

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “Minds on the Move: The Treadmill Tapes,” through May 6; “Museum of Walking Annex,” through May 20; “Map(ing),” through May 20; “Francis Älys: Ciudad Juárez Projects,” through May 27; and “The Violence of Truth: Encounter With Jose Bernardi,” through July 15.

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 941-8500. Claudia Hartley and Dyana Hesson collaborate on a show 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,” through May 15. Both artists have a knack for using light and color to make their paintings seem to pop off the wall. “Midcentury in the Desert,” through May 17, is an exhibit of architectural paintings by Andy Burgess featuring midcentury homes, pools and iconic buildings.

Calvin Charles Gallery—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 421-1818. Paintings by Julie Schumer are on display in “Interior Landscapes,” through May 1.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 946-3217. World-traveling photographer Freddie Paull shares his works from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 4. Paull primarily focuses on nature, skyscapes and underwater scenes from around the world, and often incorporates people into his images.

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. “Breaking the Barrier,” through May 27, features interactive artworks that engage with the five senses: sight, smell, sound, taste and touch.

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. “Outside the Box,” May 5-31, explores groundbreaking work that goes beyond boundaries, including ceramics, paintings and works in glass by Terry Israelson, Pilisa Rainbow Lady, Marika Israelson, Meg Munro, and Michael and Sumati Colpitts. An opening reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. May 5.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “Desert Dazzle,” May 2-Aug. 6, showcases works by Wanita Christensen, Tad Lamb, Darlene LeClair, Judith Probst, David Thekan, and Dikki Van Helsland. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. May 7. A trunk show featuring watercolors by Gretchen Huff and jewelry by Leonor Pisano takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg,, (928) 684-2272. “Cowgirl Up! Art From the Other Half of the West,” through May 7; “Having Their Picture Took: Western Portrait Photography Then and Now,” through Oct. 8; “Contemporary Art From the Tia Collection,” May 27-March 4; and “Stormy Weather: Western Atmospheres,” May 27-Oct. 8.

Goldenstein Gallery—150 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 204-1765. “Impressionism/Expressionism,”  May 5-31, features works by JA Gorman, Karyl Bennett, Sherab Khandro, and Jourdan Dern. An artists’ reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. May 5.

Greg Lawson Galleries—2679 W. S.R. 89A, Sedona, (928) 202-0340. “In the Moment,” May 5-28, showcases photographs by Greg Lawson of people from various world places and cultures. The images are not of professional models but rather are candid shots of people living and being “in the moment.” Guests can meet Lawson at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. May 5.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 252-8848. “Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain,” through July 9; “Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera,” through Aug. 20; and “Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest,” through Dec. 31.

High Country Art Gallery—592 W. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop, (928) 367-3916. Paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry, weavings, fused glass, woodworks and handmade garments by local artists are in the spotlight as the gallery opens for the season, which runs May 23-Oct. 1.

Holland Gallery of Fine Art—34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale,, (480) 488-1090. Sonoran Arts League presents “Give Me Your Best Shot,” through May 25.

i.d.e.a. Museum—150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa, (480) 644-2468. “Caped Crusaders & Everyday Heroes,” through May 28, features works by more than 15 national and international artists.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. Marshall Noice returns to Sedona to unveil new works and paint more of his vibrantly colored contemporary expressionist landscapes as the gallery hosts “Marshall Noice: Living Color,” May 5-31. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. May 5, with an artist talk at 6 p.m.

Larsen Gallery—3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale,, (480) 941-0900. The gallery hosts a kickoff party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 4 for its fifth annual Larsen Art Auction, which takes place Oct. 21. The event includes wine tastings, whiskey sampling and small bites, along with a preview of artworks to be featured at the auction. Reservations are required.

Lisa Sette Gallery—210 E. Catalina Dr., Phoenix, (480) 990-7342. Oil paintings by David Kroll are on exhibit along with mixed-media sculptures of odd and magical creatures by Jessica Joslin, May 2-June 24. A reception for the artists is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. May 6.

The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art—7106 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 970-3111. New paintings by British artist Frank Balaam are on display in “Edge of the Forest,” through May 3.

House of Blues
In his “modernist house” paintings, Andy Burgess often creates a dreamy, cinematic landscape into which the viewer can project his or her desires. “I find real places and strip them down and re-create them with my own color palette and mood,” Burgess remarks. Pictured is “Lavender House II,” oil on panel, 9"H x 12"W. His paintings are on display through May 31 at Etherton Gallery in Tucson. For details, call (520) 624-7370.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum—1 E. Main St., Mesa,, (480) 644-6500. “Black Box,” through Aug. 6; “Making Waves,” through Aug. 6; and “Flourish: A Survey of the New Contemporary Movement,” May 12-Aug. 12.

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. Featured artists include Shane Fero, Robert Gardner, John Littleton, Kenny Pieper, and Kate Vogel.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, (928) 778-1385. “Docents Select,” through June 18; “By the Light of the Moon,” through July 23; “12th Annual Miniature Masterpiece Show & Sale,” May 2-29; and “Phippen Award Winners: Art to Go,” May 6-June 4.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1222. “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,” through Sept. 10; “Good Sport,” through Sept. 17; “Longer Ways to Go: Photography of the American Road,” through Oct. 15; “Selections From the Schorr Collection,” through April 25, 2018; and “To Be Thirteen: Photographs and Videos by Betsy Schneider,” May 4-Oct. 14, 2018.

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 Aaron Kirchmaier, and Faith Damm and Alexis Sheets, through 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, is a comprehensive photographic, musical and historical exhibit about the record company.

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 continues through May 31.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “Ocean of Light: Submergence,” May 6-Sept. 24; “(dis)functional: Products of Conceptual Design,” May 13-Sept. 24; and “I’m Sorry but It’s Hard to Imagine,” May 20-Sept. 10. Guests can meet the artists and curators at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. May 19.

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, includes work by 20 Tucson artists who were members of the Dinnerware Artists’ Cooperative Gallery.

Tilt Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 716-5667. Selected photographs from the “Queens of Carnaval” series are on view through May 6.

Tucson Desert Art Museum—7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 202-3888. “The Dazzled Eye: Navajo Textiles From the Getzwiller Collection,” through May 28.

Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “Body Language: Figuration in Modern and Contemporary Art,” through July 9; “From Modern into the Now: Masterworks From the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation,” through July 23; and “Henry C. Balink: Native American Portraits,” through July 23.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. “Tony Abeyta: Underworld” opens with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. May 5. Abeyta gives a talk at 6:30 p.m. as he unveils new works and speaks about the important systems of ritual Navajo beliefs that influence his paintings. The exhibit continues through May 31.

Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art—6511 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, (480) 946-7056. “Arizona Talent,” through Sept. 15, features works by Noe Badillo, Blaine Bolton, Bruce Fieldman, Dyana Fiorucci, Kim Fox, Barbara Frangas, Pam Golden, Isabela Huin, Jane Kelsey-Mapel, Constance McBride, Marnelle North, Mark Obermayer, Patricia Rosky, and Michael Steiner.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition 2017,” through May 12; “Exposed: The Art and Science of Conservation,” through May 13; “Fame: Paintings by Robert Priseman,” through Aug. 27; and “Western American Highlights From the Permanent Collection,” May 27-Sept. 17.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West—3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 686-9539. “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. “West Valley High School Student Art Show,” May 4-25.

Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. Some artists capture animals in action or a contemplative moment, while others anthropomorphize them. See for yourself in “On the Move—Flying, Running, Swimming, Riding Motorcycles or Poised to Do So,” which opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. May 4 and continues through May 27. Featured artists include Chaille Trevor, Greg Dye, Carol Ruff Franza, Kristin Knight, Sarah Webber, and AM Stockhill.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. Paintings by Sherri Belassen, Jaime Ellsworth, and Karen Bezuidenhout are on display in “Positivity,” May 4-27. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. May 4.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-5222. Greg Dye, Monika Rossa, James Swanson, Jim Budish, and Rachel Slick are among the featured artists in “Multimedia Group Show,” which opens with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. May 7 and continues through May 31.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 368-9929. Paintings by John Horejs and bronze sculpture by Gary Lee Price are in the spotlight May 1-31.

Yavapai College Art Gallery—1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, (928) 776-2031. “Emerging Artist Exhibition,” through May 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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