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June 2017 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: June, 2017, Page 137
Indian Style
For years, Sharon Brening has journeyed into Navajo and Hopi lands and to pueblos and villages in New Mexico, forming lasting friendships with many of the Native American families whose children she paints with staggering realism.  “I want the viewer to feel like my subject could walk right out of my canvas,” Brening explains. Her works are on display in “Childhood Discoveries,” June 2-11, at Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 2. Pictured is “In the Circle,” oil on canvas, 40"Hx45"W. For more information, call (928) 282-2262.
Altamira Fine Art—7038 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 949-1256. The gallery presents the latest in Robert Townsend’s “Helen” series, June 1-15, featuring large-scale paintings based on Kodachrome slides chronicling one woman’s family and travels in the height of America’s midcentury.

Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix,, (602) 716-2000. “Nikon: Small World Photomicrography Exhibit,” through June 4, features 20 prizewinning photographs taken through the microscope. The images capture a glimpse of a world unseen by the naked eye and may be of great technical significance as well as sheer beauty to contemplate.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum—2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson,, (520) 883-2702. “Cory Trépanier’s Into the Arctic,” June 10-Aug. 20, showcases oil paintings and films from the explorer’s Arctic expeditions to the furthest reaches of the Canadian North, a wilderness so remote and untouched that many of its landscapes have never been documented before.

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. The ninth annual event allows viewers to experience the world of analog photography with images made using plastic lens, pinhole, instant and vintage cameras, as well as alternative printing processes.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe,, (480) 965-2787. “The Violence of Truth: Encounter With Jose Bernardi,” through July 15.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 946-3217. Painter Cyndy Carstens celebrates “Summer Respite,” which begins with an artist reception from 7 to 9 p.m. June 1 that includes light refreshments and live music. Carstens will be painting in the main gallery throughout the summer months so that visitors can enjoy the creative process as it happens, with new pieces hung straight from the easel through Sept. 1.

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. “NightVisions 2017” celebrates the beauty of the night sky, and “Part of a Larger Story” features sculptural wall hangings by Eric Boos. Both shows are on display June 11-July 29.

Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson, (520) 622-7400. “Flavors of India,” June 1-July 31, is a display of wooden, sculptural motif storage containers for kitchen spices, circa 1800s, from Rajasthan, India.

Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center—122 E. Culver St., Phoenix, (602) 241-7870. “Love & Marriage: The Cultural Evolution of Jewish Weddings, 1912-2016” honors the importance of rituals, customs and traditions in courtship and matrimony. The exhibit continues through Sept 30.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “Desert Dazzle,” through Aug. 6, showcases works by Wanita Christensen, Tad Lamb, Darlene LeClair, Judith Probst, David Thekan, and Dikki Van Helsland.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, (928) 684-2272. “Stormy Weather: Western Atmospheres,” through Oct. 8; “Having Their Picture Took: Western Portrait Photography Then and Now,” through Oct. 8; “How the West Is One: Contemporary Western Art From the Tia Collection,” through March 4; and “Arizona Military Memories,” through May 20, 2018.

The Gallery at el Pedregal—34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 575-6658. A collaboration between the Boulders Resort & Spa and Sonoran Arts League, the gallery features a variety of works, with member artists working on-site daily to greet guests and demonstrate their talents. This month’s exhibits feature Jeremy Bach (mixed media) and Victoria Peterson (acrylics and pastels), June 2; Pat Isaacson (glass) and Robin Ray (mixed media), June 9; Joan Wolter (ceramics) and Byur Gullwing (sculpture), June 16; and Stephanie Newman (oils) and Lia Matevosyan Haselton (oils), June 23. All shows run from 4 to 7 p.m.

Gallery 527—527 Main St., Jerome,, (928) 649-2277. “Sticks and Stones,” through June 30, is an exhibit of acrylic textured landscape paintings by Sharron Vincent Porter.

Goldenstein Gallery—150 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 204-1765. “Summer Show” opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 2 and continues through June 30, featuring contemporary canyon scenes by Rafe Terry and an evocative window series by Mike Medow.

Night Watch
Theresa Paden is known for her unique paintings that feature vivid colors and expressive brushwork. “My hope is that people will be energized by the colors and textures in my work and feel an emotional connection to the animals and people I portray,” she comments. Paden’s works are showcased in “Animal House,” June 1-July 1, at Wilde Meyer Annex in Scottsdale. Pictured is “Wolf at Dusk,” oil on canvas, 18"Hx24"W. For more information, call (480) 947-1489.
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. Wood carvings by Lakeside resident Nick Karkula are on exhibit June 1-30.

i.d.e.a. Museum—150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa, (480) 644-2468. “My Favorite Monster,” June 16-Sept. 10, takes a lighthearted look at our fascination with these fantastical creatures, including dragons, ghosts, zombies and vampires.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. “Jonathan Howard: Oblique Dialogue,” June 2-11, unveils the latest contemporary urban art from the Phoenix painter. An opening reception for the artist is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. June 2, with an artist talk at 6 p.m.

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, through June 24.

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,” through Aug. 12.

Mini Time Machine Museum—4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr., Tucson,, (520) 881-0606. “Rudy Flores and Teresa Estrella: Cultural Army of Tucson,” through Aug. 27, features more than 200 3-D printed figures of community members in the style of green plastic toy soldiers.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix,, (480) 478-6000. “Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces,” through Sept. 4, showcases more than 30 instruments with incredible inlay by North America’s finest artists and luthiers. Guests can celebrate Brazilian music and culture during “Experience Brazil,” June 10-11. The program features gallery talks, performances and hands-on activities.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 884-7404. Rock sculptures made from glass and fused glass paintings by Tom Philabaum are on display June 3-Sept. 30.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, (928) 778-1385. “Phippen Award Winners: Art to Go,” through June 4; “Docents Select,” through June 18; “By the Light of the Moon,” through July 23; and “Olaf Wieghorst’s West,” June 25-Aug. 27.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1222. “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; “Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism,” through May 20, 2018; “To Be Thirteen: Photographs and Videos by Betsy Schneider,” through Oct. 14, 2018; and “Contemporary Forum Artists Grant Winners,” June 7-Sept. 17.

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.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “I’m Sorry but It’s Hard to Imagine,” through Sept. 10; “Visions ’17,” through Sept. 17; “Ocean of Light: Submergence—A Squidsoup Project,” through Sept. 24; and “(dis)functional: Products of Conceptual Design,” through Sept. 24.

Sedona Arts Center—15 Art Barn Rd., Sedona, (928) 282-3809. Visitors discover new oil paintings, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture and hand-beaded jewelry in “Spring Gallery Exhibition,” through July 3. The show includes works by Patty Caldwell, Sue Horine, Gretchen Lopez, Luna Patterson, and P. Ronald Schneider.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Photography With Presence: Aura in the Modern Age,” through June 1; “Arizona Watercolor Association Exhibit,” June 4-July 12; and “Arizona Outdoor Sculpture Showcase,” through Nov. 1.

Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe,, (480) 350-2867. “Biomimicry: design inspired by nature,” through July 28.

Tempe History Museum—809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, (480) 350-5100. “Trains of Tempe,” through Oct. 8, focuses on themes of transportation and transformation.

Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “Body Language: Figuration in Modern and Contemporary Art,” “On the Cusp: Modern Art From the Permanent Collection,” “From Modern Into the Now: Masterworks From the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation,” “Poetic Minimalism” and “Palice Gallery of Latin American Art,” all through July 9.

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. “Our Stories: Politeia,” through July 30; “Fame: Paintings by Robert Priseman,” through Aug. 27; and “The Hans Hofmann School,” through Sept. 10.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West—3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 686-9539. “Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer,” through Dec. 31; and “The Scottsdale Craftsmen: A 70-Year Legacy,” through Dec. 31.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 945-2323. “Diversity,” June 1-July 1, showcases works by Diane Barbee, Melissa Johnson, Judy Feldman, and Jose Echeverria. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. June 1.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-5222. “Exploration” is a group show of artists who explore different subjects and media. Featured artists include Robert Burt, Cathy Carey, and Charles Davison. The show opens with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. June 4 and continues through June 28.

Yavapai College Art Gallery—1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott,, (928) 776-2031. “Seize the Light: The Alumni Photo Group,” through June 10.

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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