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October 2017 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: October, 2017, Page 144
All About Attitude
David DeVary paints introspective, idealized and sometimes provocative figures, capturing the good feelings associated with the Western legend. His use of hats that shield the eyes, slickers and the cowgirl’s own natural body language helps create a striking, unique, almost ethereal portrait. “I’m not painting history; rather, I’m trying to capture the feeling, strength or confidence of the American West,” DeVary says. His works are on display in “Cowboys and Indians,” Oct. 6-31, at Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona. Pictured is “Duo,” oil and metal leaf on canvas, 58"H x 44"W. For more information, call (928) 204-1765.
Alwun House—1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, (602) 253-7887. Unworldly noir fantasies, blood-curdling creations and evil villains are showcased along with sardonic political sarcasm and Dia de los Muertos reflections in “Monsters Menagerie,” Oct. 6-28.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “Re: Sisters,” through Oct. 21; “Material Beauty: Encounter With Nathan Newman,” through Dec. 9; “Soul Mining,” through Dec. 30; and “Poros,” through Jan. 20.

ASU Art Museum Project Space—821 N. Third St., Phoenix, (480) 965-2787. Sofia Córdova explores sci-fi and futurity; extinction and mutation vis-a-vis human acceleration of climate change; and her parallel interest in the mythic and mystic mechanisms our species employs to make sense of the unimaginable in “Where Thieves Go After Death,” Oct. 6-Dec. 22. An opening reception is planned at 7 p.m. Oct. 6.

AZ Heritage Center—1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, (480) 929-0292. “Footprints in the Desert: Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona,” Oct. 12-March 31; and “2017 Historymakers,” Oct. 18-Sept. 30, 2019.

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 941-8500. African Shona sculptors are featured in “Touchstone,” Oct. 20-Nov. 4. The exhibit focuses on the sense of touch as guests feel the works before their visual beauty is revealed. Reservations are required for the opening reception, which takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 946-3217. “Perceptive Expressions,” Oct. 12-20, showcases works by Lori Landis, Victoria Monize, Sandra Ortega, Dina Petruzzi, Kim Walker, Lori Furcini, and Cyndy Carstens. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12.

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,” through Oct. 6.

Chartreuse—1301 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix, (480) 544-2162. Joan Waters shows new paintings and works in steel, clay and wood in “Found Objects of the Mind,” Oct. 1-31. Guests can meet the artist during receptions from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 and 20.

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.

Fragile Beauty
Hand-blown studio glass vessels by Randi Solin are on display Oct. 6-15 at Lanning Gallery in Sedona. “I build layer upon layer of color using glass in all particle sizes—powder, cane, frit and rod—like a painter’s palette,” she says of her work. Pictured is “Sedona,” which measures 14"H x 12"W x 4"D. Guests can meet Solin and landscape artist Gerald Moore at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.
Oct. 6. For more information, call (928) 282-6865.
Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. Artwork by Geri Bringman, David Brown, Paddie Flaherty, Susan Libby, Kathy Robbins, and Richard Rohrbough is on display in “Shimmer,” through Nov. 5.

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 “The Picerne Collection of Arizona Landmark Art,” Oct. 21-March 4.

Desert Mountain Fine Art—7012 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, (480) 483-5663. This new gallery welcomes Paige Bradley for “The Human Figure,” an art and wine event from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 6. Bradley focuses on the human form in both drawing and bronze sculpture, and will demonstrate her talents at the event.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “James G. Davis (1931-2016): Down at the Tower Bar,” through Nov. 11, is an exhibit of paintings that portray the artist’s observations of the world around him.

Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art—561 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-1125. The gallery celebrates its 21st anniversary with two weekends of shows: Barbara Westwood, Bill Worrell, Doug Adams, Kim Obrzut, and Frasca/Halliday are in the spotlight Oct. 6-8; and JD Challenger, Rebecca Tobey, Soho, John Maisano, and Alexander Volkov, Oct. 13-15. Friday shows are 4-8 p.m., and are invitation-only RSVP; Saturday shows are 3-7 p.m.; and Sunday shows are 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fearless Art Works—7211 E. Ho Rd., Carefree, (480) 526-2609. The gallery celebrates its grand opening from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13, with an exhibit of illustrations and paintings by Rick Allen, Cyndy Carstens, Casey Cheuvront, Bob Diercksmeier, Nancy Christy-Moore, Meryl Epstein, Jennifer Hoffman, Michelle B. Hultz, Ted Loomis, Alex McDonell, Michelle Micalizzi, Cindy Moses, Pat O’Brien, Judith Rothenstein-Putzer, Megan Somerville, and Lucretia Torva.

Gallery Andrea—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, artandrea.com, (480) 481-2530. Paintings by Rusty Walker, Julee du Plessis and Andrea de Kerpely-Zak are on display Oct. 1-31.

Grotto Gallery—132 E. Sixth St., Tempe, (480) 422-2349. Arizona Artisans Collective presents “Escape the Madness,” Oct. 5-Jan. 12, featuring the works of 10 emerging artists: Edgar Hernandez, Steph Peters, Susan Rice, Brian Lensink, Lydia Quinones, Jules Gissler, Erica Montgomery, Miriam Carlson-Maier, Marty Orosz, and Michelle Startzman. An opening reception takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

Harry Wood Gallery—ASU Art Building, 900 S. Forest Mall, Tempe, (480) 965-8521. “Optical Control,” Oct. 2-6, incorporates handmade paper, prints, photography, video, sculpture and installation works, inviting viewers to consider the formal qualities of light, as well as the inherent emotional qualities sunlight and artificial lighting play in our day-to-day lives.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 252-8848. “Black White Blue Yellow,” through Oct. 15; and “Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon From the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection,” Oct. 7-April 15.

Holland Gallery of Fine Art—34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale,  (480) 488-1090. Members of Arizona Art Alliance exhibit a variety of works Oct. 14-26, with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

Icehouse Gallery—429 W. Jackson St., Phoenix, (480) 526-2609. “Fearlessly Turbulent,” Oct. 5-27, features neo-expressionist works by Joe Holdren, Ken Kaminski, Dennis Kleidon, and Michelle Micalizzi. Guests can meet the artists from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 5-6 and 20.

i.d.e.a. Museum—150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa, (480) 644-2468. “The Art of Healthy Living,” through Jan. 21, explores nutrition, exercise, mindfulness and overall wellness.

Salvaged Treasures
Mixed-media sculptural art by John Stebila is on exhibit, Oct. 2-31, at Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale. The assemblage artist incorporates various random clock and watch parts, antique trinkets and other fascinating objects into his
one-of-a-kind horse figures. Pictured is “Peace Horse,” mixed media, 24"H x 20"W. For more information, call
(480) 368-9929.
Kolb Studio—Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, (800) 858-2808. Artwork from the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is on exhibit through Jan. 15.

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,” through Oct. 28.

Madaras Gallery—3035 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, (520) 615-3001. Diana Madaras unveils 25 new paintings during “Arizona Treasures,” which takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22. The fall show celebrates the Southwest lifestyle and architecture, with colorful works that reflect the artist’s genuine love for the region.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—6872 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, (520) 722-7798. “Maynard Dixon’s Arizona,” through Oct. 31, includes 45 original pieces of Dixon’s artwork that tell the story of his numerous Arizona trips between 1900 and 1946.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum—1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, (480) 644-6500. “AltRealities: The Fantastical Worlds & Creatures of Contemporary Artists,” through Nov. 26; “The Dusk Parade: Joe Sorren,” through Jan. 7; “After Party: Julie Heffernan,” through Jan. 14; and “Slang Aesthetics: Robert Williams,” through 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. “The Colors of Autumn,” Oct. 5-31, showcases paintings by the gallery’s landscape and still-life painters, including Betty Carr, Howard Carr, Bill Cramer, Joshua Been, Marcia Molnar, Susie Hyer, Gregory Stocks, Troy Collins, and E.J. Paprocki.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, (480) 478-6000. The museum celebrates the life of the legendary John Lennon, Oct. 7-8, with curator talks, film screenings and trivia contests commemorating the musician’s legacy of peace and love.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 884-7404. New works from Hunting Studio Glassworks are on display Oct. 7-Jan. 27.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1222. “Longer Ways to Go: Photography of the American Road,” through Oct. 15; “Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage,” through Nov. 5; “Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art From the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo,” through Dec. 31; “ “Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism,” Oct. 14-Jan. 28; and “INFOCUS PhotoBid 2017,” Oct. 21-Nov. 15.

Pueblo Grande Museum—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 495-0901. Find out how archaeologists rediscover history from pieces of pottery in “Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales,” Oct. 26-Aug. 31.

Royse Contemporary—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 810-3449. Alexandra Bowers presents intricate wood burnings of Sonoran Desert flora and fauna, and Cherie Buck-Hutchison shares digitally composited photography reflecting upon the Southwest landscape. Guests can meet the artists during an opening reception from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 5, with the exhibit continuing through Oct. 15.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia,” through Jan. 21; and “Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City Is Nature,” Oct. 14-Jan. 28. An opening reception for fall exhibits takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Arizona Outdoor Sculpture Showcase,” through Nov. 1; and “Arizona From the Outside,” through 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, tiltgallery.com, (602) 716-5667. “Southern Exposure: Flora and Fauna,” Oct. 5-28, is a collaborative exhibit of ceramic works by Kelley E. Foy and installation artist Novie Trump. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 during the Scottsdale ArtWalk.

Tucson Desert Art Museum—7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, tucsondart.org, (520) 202-3888. “The Wayfinder’s Dilemma: Landscape Photographs by Camden Hardy” and “The Wayfinder’s Perspective: Landscape Paintings From the Permanent Collection,” through Oct. 1; and “Colors to Dye For: The Mysterious World of Dye-Making” and “American Women Artists: Under a Vast Sky,” through Dec. 3.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. Jewelry inspired by ancient Native American cultures is on display in “Mummy’s Bundle Trunk Show,” Oct. 6-15. Guests can meet Doug and Mary Hancock, the couple behind the line of jewelry, at an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6.

Vision Gallery—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, visiongallery.org, (480) 782-2695. “Shape Shifters,” through Nov. 3, is a group exhibition featuring works by Rachel Goodwin, Lisa Von Hoffner and Mike Jacobs.

The WAG—144 N. Tegner St., Wickenburg, (928) 232-0044. The gallery hosts a reception for Charles Davison from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Influenced by the colors and culture of the Southwest, the artist is known for his multimedia paintings and sculpture.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West—3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,  (480) 686-9539. “Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks From the Allan and Judith Cooke Collection,” through Dec. 30; “Grand Canyon Grandeur,” through Dec. 31; and “The Scottsdale Craftsmen: A 70-Year Legacy” and “Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer,” through Jan. 7.

West Valley Arts HQ—16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, (623) 584-2626. Eight artists share their works in “Fiber as Art,” through Oct. 6.

Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “Animal Magnetism,” a group show with emphasis on 3-D pieces, opens with a reception from 7 to 9p.m. Oct. 5 and continues through Oct. 28.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. The gallery hosts a group show of eclectic art, which opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 and continues through Oct. 28.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-5222. Paintings, sculpture and mixed-media works are on display in a multimedia group show, Oct. 1-Nov. 1.


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; jharper@citieswestpub.com; or fax to (480) 664-3962.
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