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September 2017 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: September, 2017, Page 173
Sew Pretty
Frances Murphy purchased her own loom and began weaving in 1990; she soon opened Pupster Productions studio, a name inspired by her Airedale terriers who would keep her company as she worked on her loom. Her creations are featured in “Fiber as Art,” through Oct. 6, at West Valley Arts HQ in Surprise. The exhibit showcases eight artists who create works from wool, silk, cotton, polyester, paper, threads and yarn with nonfiber embellishments. Pictured is “Reflections: Monterey” by Murphy, 38"H x 42.5"W, hand-quilted with commercial and hand-dyed fabrics and featuring fusible and machine applique. For more information, visit, or call (623) 584-2626.
Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix,, (602) 716-2000. “Get Animated,” through Sept. 4, explores the unique and entertaining world of animation, from the classics of traditional hand-drawn cel animation to exciting breakthroughs in stop-motion and computer-generated imagery.

Arizona State Museum—1013 E. University Blvd., Tucson, (520) 621-6302. “Pieces of the Puzzle: New Perspectives on the Hohokam,” through Sept. 16; and “Snaketown: Hohokam Defined,” through Sept. 23.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “Dead, Dead, Live, Dead,” through Sept. 2; “Pipe Brothers: Tom and James Franco,” through Sept. 23; “Re: Sisters,” through Oct. 21;“Material Beauty: Encounter With Nathan Newman,” through Dec. 9; “Pores,” through Jan. 20; and “Soul Mining,” Sept. 23-Dec. 30.

ASU Art Museum Project Space—821 N. Third St., Phoenix, (480) 965-2787. “Actual Source: Call Now,” through Sept. 15, examines commercial advertising and contemporary graphic design, including topics of self-promotion, post-irony and industry faux pas.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 946-3217. Cyndy Carstens will be painting in the main gallery throughout the summer months, allowing visitors to enjoy the creative process as it happens. Continuing through Sept. 1, the “Summer Respite” exhibit features new pieces hung straight from the easel.

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, (480) 782-2695. Arizona artists Laura Spalding Best and Cam DeCaussin express their perception of the world with captured moments in oils in “When You Weren’t Looking,” Sept. 8-Oct. 6.

Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, (928) 779-2300. “Photography That Matters,” through Sept. 30; and “Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land,” which explores the impact of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people through the eyes of more than two dozen artists, through Oct. 28.

Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson, (520) 622-7400. Antique wooden doors and columns from palaces and mansions of British Colonial India, circa 1880s to early 1900s, through Oct. 31.

Creative Gateways—45 Birch Rd., Sedona, (928) 862-4044. “Expressing the Source,” Sept. 1-30, examines the power of the creative muse with works by Pilisa Rainbow Lady, Meg Munroe, Terry Israelson and his daughter Marika Israelson, and Michael and Sumati Colpitts, who collaborate on artwork as a husband-and-wife team and also work independently.

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 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,” “Arizona Military Memories” and “West of Center: Highlights From the Wickenburg Art Club,” through Oct. 29; and “How the West Is One: Contemporary Western Art From the Tia Collection,” through March 4.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 624-7370. “James G. Davis (1931-2016): A Retrospective,” Sept. 5-Oct. 28, is an exhibit of paintings that portray the artist’s observations of the world around him. A reception is planned from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 9.

Gallery Andrea—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 481-2530. Paintings by Vera Nick and Julee du Plessis are showcased, Sept. 1-30, along with paintings and wearable art by Andrea de Kerpaly-Zak and Andrea Zakrzewski.

Wild at Heart
A native of Tucson, Susan Libby paints scenes of nature and animals from around the world. Her works encompass the vivid and bright hues of the outdoors and Southwest, with a bit of whimsy in each piece. “Pictured is “Bella the Burro,” acrylic on canvas, 16"H x 12"W. Libby’s paintings are on display in “Shimmer,” through Nov. 5, at Desert Artisans’ Gallery in Tucson. For more information, call (520) 722-4412.
Goldenstein Gallery—150 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 204-1765. “The Current,” Sept. 1-30, showcases new works by Bette Ridgeway, Reagan Word, Ray Tigerman, Marilyn Bos, and Christopher Null. A reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 1.

Harry Wood Gallery—ASU Art Building, 900 S. Forest Mall, Tempe, (480) 965-8521. “New Graduate Show,” through Sept. 1; “Bookish,” Sept. 4-15; and “Mechanization, Material and the Matrix,” Sept. 18-29.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 252-8848. “Black White Blue Yellow,” through Oct. 15; and “Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest,” through Dec. 31.

i.d.e.a. Museum—150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa, (480) 644-2468. “My Favorite Monster,” through Sept. 10; and “The Art of Healthy Living,” Sept. 29-Jan. 21.

Kolb Studio—Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, (800) 858-2808. Artwork from the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is on exhibit Sept. 17-Jan. 15.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. Ceramic totems and sculptures by Russ Vogt and hyper-realistic, minutely detailed landscape paintings by Gerald Moore are on display Sept. 1-10. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 1.

Lisa Sette Gallery—210 E. Catalina Dr., Phoenix, (480) 990-7342. Oil paintings by Rachel Bess and photo-collage constructions by collaborators Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick are showcased in “Future Arcana,” Sept. 5- Oct. 28. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 9.

Madaras Gallery—3035 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, (520) 615-3001. Diana Madaras unveils and signs copies of her 2018 Southwest art calendar from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—6872 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, (520) 722-7798. “Maynard Dixon’s Arizona,” through Oct. 31.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum—1 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 644-6500. “AltRealities: The Fantastical Worlds & Creatures of Contemporary Artists,” Sept. 8-Nov. 26; “The Dusk Parade,” Sept. 8-Jan. 7; “Julie Heffernan,” Sept. 8-Jan. 14; and “Slang Aesthetics,” Sept. 8-Jan. 21.

Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, (928) 776-4009. “Wild By Nature,” through Oct. 27.

Mountain Trails Gallery—336 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-3225. Leading regional artists share paintings and sculpture in “The Nature of the West.” Opening with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 1, the show continues through Sept. 27.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix,, (480) 478-6000. “Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces,” through Sept. 4. Guests can celebrate East Indian music and culture during “Experience India,” Sept. 2-3. The program features music, dance 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 through Sept. 30.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, (928) 778-1385. “Fourth Annual Hold Your Horses! Invitational Exhibition & Sale,” through Sept. 24; and “Kids, Colts & Calves,” Sept. 3-Jan. 21.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1222. “Good Sport,” through Sept. 3; “Longer Ways to Go: Photography of the American Road,” through Oct. 15; “Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage,” through Nov. 5; “A Tribute to James Galanos,” through Jan. 7; “Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism,” through May 20; “Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo,” Sept. 1-Dec. 31; “Alexander Calder: An Outburst of Color,” Sept. 9-April 1; and “Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet,” Sept. 23-Feb. 18.

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” and “[dis]functional: Products of Conceptual Design,” through Sept. 24; and “Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia,” Sept. 23-Jan. 21.

Sedona Arts Center—15 Art Barn Rd., Sedona, (928) 282-3809. Works by new artists are featured through Sept. 30, including paintings by Christie Palmer and Janet Weaver, photography by Bill Belvin, assemblage work by John Stebila and fused-glass jewelry by Chikako Myers.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Shemer Student & Instructor Exhibit,” through Sept. 7; and “Arizona From the Outside,” Sept. 10-Nov. 2.

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

Tilt Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 716-5667. “What Comes Around,” featuring photography by Ron Bimrose, and “Out on a Whim!” with works by Rodgell, open with a reception for the artists from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 7. Both shows continue through Sept. 28.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. “Peterson Yazzie: Beauty and Balance” opens with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 1 and continues through Sept. 10. The exhibition showcases the artist’s acrylic paintings with hints of cubism and surrealism, as well as his “Yei wall sculptures,” which are carved from found cottonwood, painted in acrylic and then adorned with feathers.

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

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West—3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 686-9539. “Grand Canyon Grandeur,” through Dec. 31; “The Scottsdale Craftsmen: A 70-Year Legacy” and “Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer,” through Jan. 7; and “The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History,” through Sept. 30, 2018.

Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 947-1489. “A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color,” through Sept. 2, features works by Chaille Trevor, Ana Marini-Genzon, and Jaime Ellsworth. Wild, domestic and imaginary animals are in the spotlight in a group show, Sept. 7-30.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. “Realitivity? Is Real Relative?” features works by Sheridan Brown, Samantha Butler, and Patrick Coffaro; and “Frida Inspiration,” showcases pieces inspired by or in tribute to Frida Kahlo. Both shows open with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 7 and remain on display through Sept. 30.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-5222. “Traditional and Contemporary,” a group show, opens with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 3 and continues through Sept. 27.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 368-9929. Figurative paintings by Charlie Barr are on display Sept. 15-30. Featuring a street-art stencil look, the works focus on people in action, whether they are playing musical instruments, riding bikes or walking down the street. A reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28, with jazz music by the Adam Roberts Trio.

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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