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November 2017 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: November, 2017, Page 164
Painted Ponies
An award-winning visual artist for the past 37 years, Nancy Christy-Moore of Surprise is known for her abstract horse series and floral works. Pictured is “Endless Spirit,” an acrylic and collage mixed-media painting on canvas, 30"H x 40"W. Guests can meet the artist from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery in Scottsdale as she joins Cyndy Carstens in painting demonstrations in conjunction with the “Demonstrate” Gold Palette ArtWalk. Live music by harpist Jocelyn Obermeyer and light refreshments are included. For more information, visit, or call (480) 946-3217.
Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 716-2000. “Pompeii: The Exhibition,” Nov. 18-May 28, examines life in Pompeii both before and after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on Aug. 24, A.D. 79.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum—2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, (520) 883-2702. Mountain lions are in the spotlight in “Puma: Past and Present,” through Dec. 25.

Arizona State Museum—1013 E. University Blvd., Tucson, (520) 621-6302. “Picture This: Basketry in Native American Life,” through Jan. 31.

ASU Art Museum—Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “Material Beauty: Encounter With Nathan Newman,” through Dec. 9; “Soul Mining,” through Dec. 30; “Poros,” through Jan. 20; and “Terrestrial,” Nov. 11-Feb. 3.

ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center—699 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, (480) 727-8170. “Spielraum 122: Art Meets Industry,” through Feb. 3.

ASU Art Museum Project Space—821 N. Third St., Phoenix,, (480) 965-2787. Resident artist 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,” through Dec. 22.

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

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 941-8500. African Shona sculptors are featured in “Touchstone,” through Nov. 4. The gallery celebrates 15 years on Main Street with “The Best of Bonner David—15th Anniversary Show,” Nov. 11-29. The exhibit showcases one work from each of the gallery’s artists, who have been planning their piece for more than a year.

Bowers Museum—2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, Calif.,, (714) 567-3600. “Future Park: Art + Technology,” through Jan. 15; “Endurance: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley,” through Jan. 28; and “Empress Dowager CIXI: Selections From the Summer Palace,” Nov. 12-March 11.

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler,, (480) 782-2695. “Art Quilts XXII,” through Jan. 5, opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17. The juried multimedia textile pieces feature bold colors, themes, textures and patterns.

Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff,, (928) 779-2300. “It’s Elemental 2017” and “Foundations 2017,” Nov. 14-Dec. 16.

Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson, (520) 622-7400. Jewelry, weavings and dowry boxes of the royal Maharani women of Rajasthan, India, circa 19th-20th centuries, are on display Nov. 1-Feb. 28.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center—30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, Colo.,, (719) 634-5581. “Transformations in Contemporary Brazilian Art,” through Nov. 15; “The Art of Storytelling” and “Buck Walsky: Beach Front,” through Dec. 31; “Wendy Mike and De Lane Bredvik: Ragnarök,” “Bruce Munro: Thank You for a Very Enjoyable Game,” “Raven Chacon: Lightning Speak” and “Postcommodity: A Very Long Line,” through Jan. 7; and “Steven Durow: Heartland,” through Jan. 21.

Creative Gateways—45 Birch Blvd., Sedona, (928) 862-4044. “Outer World—Other World—Under World,” Nov. 3-30, showcases works by glass artists Pilisa Rainbow Lady and Marika Israelson. A reception to unveil Israelson’s newest work takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17.

Denver Art Museum—100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver,, (720) 865-5000. “Unseated: Contemporary Chairs Reimagined,” and “Depth and Detail: Carved Bamboo From China, Japan & Korea,” through Nov. 19; “Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon,” through Feb. 25; and “Animals in Art,” through May 19, 2019.

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. “Color Space” and “Combos” miniatures, Nov. 7-Feb. 4, includes works by Bonnie Bedillion, Cris Hager, Gretchen Huff, Stan Mahan, Celest Michelotti, and Terry Slonaker. Guests can meet the artists at an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10. A trunk show featuring pieces by Michelotti, Jere Moskovitz, and Judith Probst takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, (928) 684-2272. “How the West Is One: Contemporary Western Art From the Tia Collection” and “The Picerne Collection of Arizona Landmark Art,” through March 4; and “One Trader’s Legacy: Steve Getzwiller Collects the West,” Nov. 18-June 3.

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.

Fearless Art Works—7211 E. Ho Rd., Carefree,, (480) 526-2609. A neo-expressionist show featuring works by Joe Holdren, Ken Kaminski, Dennis Kleidon, and Michelle Micalizzi, “Fearlessly Turbulent” opens with a reception for the artists from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 10 and continues through Dec. 7.

Form & Concept—435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, (505) 982-8111. “Wookjae Maeng: New Works,” through Dec. 23; and “Thais Mather: Reckless Abandon,” Nov. 24-Feb. 18.

Gallery Andrea—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 481-2530. Paintings by Carol Bailey and Laura Thurbon are on exhibit along with wearable art by Andrea Zakrzewski, Nov. 1-30.

In the Pink
Guests are encouraged to watch, ask questions and maybe even participate as On the Edge Gallery in Scottsdale celebrates the “Demonstrate” Gold Palette ArtWalk from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16. Among the featured artists demonstrating their talents are Henry Bosak, acrylics; Cal Vander Kooi, wood turning; Valerie Hildebrand, batiks; Sheila Olason, glass; and Catherine Sickafoose, watercolors. Pictured is Bosak’s “Blossom and Bee,” acrylic on canvas, 16"H x 16"W. For more information, call (480) 265-8991.
Gallery 527—527 Main St., Jerome, (928) 649-2277. Abstract paintings by Julie Bernstein Engelmann are showcased in “Choose What You Create,” through Dec. 29.

Gebert Contemporary—7160 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 429-0711. New paintings by David Baca, Loren Dunlap and Andrea Joki are on display Nov. 1-30.

Goldenstein Gallery—150 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 204-1765. “The Women’s Show,” Nov. 3-30, celebrates the feminine perspective of the visual arts, with works by Liz Wolf, Tiffany Miller, Jourdan Dern, Patricia Griffin, Marilyn Bos, Mary Fisher, Sherab Khandro, S.J. Shaffer, and Adele Seronde. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3.

Grotto Gallery—132 E. Sixth St., Tempe,  (480) 422-2349. Arizona Artisans Collective presents “Escape the Madness,” through 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.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 252-8848. “Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest,” through Dec. 31; “Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon From the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection,” through April 15; and “Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith,” Nov. 3-July 1.

Holland Gallery of Fine Art—34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale, (480) 488-1090. “Beyond Turbulence,” Nov. 11-23, focuses on the concept of successfully passing through difficulties, with works by Catherine Ross, Anna Marie “Micky” Jansen, Ravay Snow, and Casey Cheuvront. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

i.d.e.a. Museum—150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa,, (480) 644-2468. “The Art of Healthy Living,” through Jan. 21, takes guests on a visual journey that explores nutrition, fitness, meditation and overall wellness.

John C. Hill Antique Indian Art Gallery—6962 E. First Ave., Scottsdale, (480) 946-2910. Hopi katsinas from the early 1900s are on display, Nov. 7-28, including rare Volz dolls collected in 1901.

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.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. The gallery welcomes David Johns for “Spirit of Creation,” Nov. 3-12, in a joint exhibition with Turquoise Tortoise Gallery. The artist unveils his latest abstract paintings that express the culture and spirit of his Diné homeland. An artist talk takes place at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

Lisa Sette Gallery—210 E. Catalina Dr., Phoenix, (480) 990-7342. Using familiar forms and materials that interact with the ambient qualities of their surroundings, Alan Bur Johnson and Xawery Wolski create works that are meditative and exacting. Guests can meet the artists at an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3, with the works on display through Jan. 6.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum—1 E. Main St., Mesa,, (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.

Millicent Rogers Museum—1504 Millicent Rogers Rd., Taos, N.M., (575) 758-2462. “Corn: Sacred Giver of Life,” through Jan. 7; “Feast Days, a Cycle of Faith,” through Jan. 28; and “Picturing Home: Plants and Animals of the Southwest,” through Jan. 31.

Mini Time Machine Museum—4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr., Tucson, (520) 881-0606. Dedicated to the preservation and display of antique and contemporary miniatures, the museum showcases more than 275 miniature houses, room boxes and collectibles. “John Leroy’s Buzzard Creek Ghost Town,” through Nov. 5; “James Heuser: Wee Woodworking,” through Dec. 17; and “George Stuart Historical Figures: Early Works from the Hernandez Family Collection,” through Jan. 21.

Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, (928) 776-4009. The gallery hosts a holiday gift show, through Dec. 23; and its eighth annual miniatures show, Nov. 17-Jan. 5.

Mountain Trails Gallery—336 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-3225. “Sculpting the West,” Nov. 3-30, celebrates fine-art sculpture by leading artists from the West, including new works in bronze, as well as new clay model works in progress. Raymond Gibby, Mark Edward Adams, and Vic Payne are among the featured artists.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture—710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, (505) 476-1269. “Jody Naranjo: Revealing Joy,” through Dec. 31; “Frank Buffalo Hyde: I-Witness Culture,” through Jan. 7; and “Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West,” through Sept. 3.

Museum of International Folk Art—706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, (505) 476-1200. “Lloyd’s Treasure Chest,” through Dec. 29; “Quilts of Southwest China,” through Jan. 21; “Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Market Place,” through July 16; and “No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art,” through Sept. 16.

New Mexico History Museum—113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, (505) 476-5200. “Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat,” through Nov. 5; “Voices of the Counterculture in the Southwest,” through Feb. 11; and “A Mexican Century: Prints From the Taller de Gráfica Popular,” through Feb. 18.

Palm Springs Art Museum—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif.,, (760) 322-4800. “Latin American Photography,” through Nov. 30; “2017 Artists Council Exhibition,” through Dec. 10; “Making It Modern,” through Dec. 23; “Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture,” through Jan. 7; “Kinesthesia: Latin American Kinetic Art, 1954-1969,” through Jan. 15; “Mysteries of the Mesa: The Restoration of William Robinson Leigh’s ‘Thunder Mountain,’” through Feb. 27; and “Bob Van Breda: Lost and Found,” Nov. 3-Jan. 28.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, (928) 778-1385. “Kids, Colts & Calves,” through Jan. 21; and “Western Treasures of the Phoenix Art Museum,” through Feb. 18.

Color Burst
New works from Hunting Studio Glassworks are on display through Jan. 27 at Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio in Tucson. Wes Hunting uses Italian millefiori decoration as “drawings” on his hot glass vessels, in addition to glass cane and murrine beads that he has made. Pictured above is a blown-glass vase from his “Colorfield” series, which stands approximately 10" tall. For more information, call (520) 884-7404.
Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 257-1222. “Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage,” through Nov. 5; “INFOCUS PhotoBid 2017,” through Nov. 15; “Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art From the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo,” through Dec. 31; “A Tribute to James Galanos,” through Jan. 7; “Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism,” through Jan. 28;“Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet,” through Feb. 18; “Alexander Calder: An Outburst of Color,” through April 1; “Prints and People,” through May 1; “Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism,” through May 20; “Border Crossings,” through May 25; and “Warriors in World War I,” Nov. 18-April 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,” through Aug. 31. Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary hosts its annual Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction at noon Nov. 4, with a preview beginning at 9 a.m.

San Diego Natural History Museum—1788 El Prado, San Diego,, (619) 232-3821. “Baja’s Wild Side” and “The Cerutti Mastodon Discovery,” through Jan. 14; and “Unshelved: Cool Stuff From Storage,” Nov. 18-Oct. 31, 2018.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art—1130 State St., Santa Barbara, Calif.,, (805) 963-4364. “Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now,” through Dec. 31.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale,, (480) 874-4666. “(Re)Invention,” through Nov. 19; “Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists From Aboriginal Australia,” through Jan. 21; and “Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City Is Nature,” through Jan. 28.

Sedona Arts Center—15 Art Barn Rd., Sedona, (928) 282-3865. The center hosts a holiday show, through Dec. 31, featuring works by Lydia Dillon-Sutton, Mary Flaisig, Adryanna B. Ciera, George Averbeck, and Joan Roberts. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Arizona Outdoor Sculpture Showcase,” through Nov. 1; “Arizona From the Outside,” a juried exhibition featuring a variety of works relative to the Arizona landscape, through Nov. 2; and “Silica Soliloquies: Stories in Glass,” Nov. 5-Jan. 6. Artists from across Arizona share one-of-a-kind works and demonstrate their talents in glass blowing, blacksmithing, pottery throwing and raku at the Shemer Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4-5. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4.

Tilt Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 716-5667. Photographic works by Holly Roberts are on display in “Cross Roads,” Nov. 9-30. Guests can meet the artist at an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 9. Roberts has experimented with different ways of making her images for the past several years, but always with paint and photography as the driving forces.

Tucson Desert Art Museum—7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 202-3888. “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. The gallery welcomes David Johns for “Spirit of Creation,” Nov. 3-12, in a joint exhibition with Lanning Gallery. The artist unveils his latest Native American portrait paintings that capture the culture and spirit of his Diné people. An artist talk takes place at 6 p.m. Nov. 3.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “School of Art Faculty Exhibition,” through Nov. 26; “Art of the Reformation: A Selection,” through Dec. 17; “La Frontera: Selected Works of Erin Currier,” through Jan. 7; “Tinkerlab,” through Jan. 21; “Mapping Q,” through April 22; and “X, Y, Z: Art in Three Dimensions,” through June 24.

Vision Gallery—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, (480) 782-2695. “Shape Shifters,” through Nov. 3, is a group exhibition featuring works by Rachel Goodwin, Lisa Von Hoffner, and Mike Jacobs. “Creature a Day,” Nov. 9-Jan. 5, showcases wild and weird creatures, robots, monsters and aliens by Josiah Copley, who is inspired by Japanese kaiju toys, cartoons and video games.

The WAG—144 N. Tegner St., Wickenburg, (928) 232-0044. The gallery hosts a reception for Curt Olson and Sonja Allender from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Olson shares acrylic paintings and pen and ink drawings, while Allender presents mixed-media and collage paintings.

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.

Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “Always Animals,” Nov. 2-Dec. 2, includes works by Sara Newton, Connie Townsend, Andrea Peterson, and Chaille Trevor. A reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. “Third Annual Dia de Los Muertos Show” opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2 and continues through Nov. 13. The gallery also celebrates its 34th anniversary with “Spectacular Art,” Nov. 2-Dec. 3. A reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 for the exhibit, which includes works by Sherri Belassen, Ryan Hale, Andrea Peterson, Karen Bezuidenhout, and Connie Townsend.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—2870 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-5222. Paintings, sculpture and mixed-media works are on display in “Multimedia Group Show,” through Nov. 1. In recognition of its move to a larger space, the gallery presents “Celebrate,” Nov. 12-29. Opening with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 12, the show includes pieces by Jess Davila, Jim Nelson, Jeff Cochran, Albert Scharf, Michael Swearngin, and Connie Townsend.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 368-9929. Bronze sculptures by Gary Lee Price are on display Nov. 1-30, with subject matter ranging from heartwarming images of children reading books and at play, to his “Great Contributors” life-size benches with such historic figures as Albert Einstein.

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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