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January 2018 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: January, 2018, Page 144
Southwest Sunset
Landscape paintings by Albert Scharf are in the spotlight as Wilde Meyer Gallery in Tucson presents “Interpretations of Place and Time,” Jan. 7-31. “Painting sets me free to express myself and explore the world that surrounds me,” comments Scharf. “Living in Santa Fe, the visual vista landscape is ingrained in my existence. The freedom of open space, sky and color—I love it!” Pictured is “Landscape #869,” oil on canvas, 30"H x 30"W. For more information, visit, or call (520) 615-5222.
Altamira Fine Art—7038 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 949-1256. Duke Beardsley blends modern artistic elements with traditional icons of the West in “Never Not Always: Vital Extravagances From the Lost Trail to Nowhere,” Jan. 15-Feb. 3. The show features original works, including oil on canvas as well as mixed media collage that incorporates pages from old Western novels and transparent layering techniques. A reception takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 18.

Alwun House—1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix,, (602) 253-7887. “Lighthouse,” through Jan. 5, includes functional to conceptual pieces that glow, flicker, flash and shine.

Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 716-2000. “Pompeii: The Exhibition,” through 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. “Andrew Denman: A Different Animal,” through Jan. 20.

Arizona State Museum—1013 E. University Blvd., Tucson,, (520) 621-6302. “Picture This: Basketry in Native American Life,” through Jan. 31; and “Life Along the River: Ancestral Hopi at Homol’ovi,” through June 30, 2019.

ASU Art Museum—Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “Poros,” through Jan. 20; and “Terrestrial,” through Feb. 3.

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

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.

Calvin Charles Gallery—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 421-1818. Gennaro Garcia presents a new collection of paintings and sculpture in “Mexicana: Homage to the Soul of Mexico,” Jan. 4-30. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 4.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 946-3217. “Effusive,” Jan. 4-26, is a series of 10 new skyscape paintings by Cyndy Carstens. An unveiling reception takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 4 with light refreshments.

Cave Creek Museum—6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek, (480) 488-2764. “The Photography of Edward Curtis,” through May 31. Guests can see the Golden Reef Stamp Mill in action at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13; and professional antiques appraiser Sean Morton is on hand from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 to offer anecdotal assessments of treasures.

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler,, (480) 782-2695. “Art Quilts XXII,” through Jan. 5; and “Martin Gatrost: Pacific Crest Trail,” Jan. 12-Feb. 23.

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 through Feb. 28.

Creative Gateways—45 Birch Blvd., Sedona,, (928) 862-4440. “Liberation From Ideation,” Jan. 5-31, explores what happens when we go beyond our perceived ideas as expressed through works by Laura Hines and Michael Colpitts. An opening reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 5.

Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center—122 E. Culver St., Phoenix,, (602) 241-7870. “Tikkun Olam Part II—Repairing the World Through Art,” through Jan. 30, includes works by Janet deBerge Lange, Carolyn Lavender, Ann Morton, and Lauren Strohacker. The exhibition raises awareness of the need to repair the world of its imperfections and not stand idly by when another person is endangered or an issue of concern requires human intervention.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “Color Space” and “Combos” miniatures, through Feb. 4, includes works by Cris Hager, Pamela Howe, Gretchen Huff, Stan Mahan, Celest Michelotti, and Terry Slonaker.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, (928) 684-2272. “Holiday Trains,” through Jan. 14; “How the West Is One: Contemporary Western Art From the Tia Collection” and “All Over the Map: The Picerne Collection of Arizona Landmark Art,” through March 4; and “One Trader’s Legacy: Steve Getzwiller Collects the West,” through June 3.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Todd Walker at 100 and Frank Gohlke, Speeding Trucks and Other Follies,” through Jan. 6, is a retrospective exhibit celebrating the 100th birthday of photographer Todd Walker (1917-1997). “Mementos: Rodrigo Moya, Graciela Iturbide, Yamamoto Masao,” Jan. 9- March 3, showcases the work of three photographers whose ephemeral images create a longing for time and place long passed. A reception takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 13.

The Gallery at el Pedregal—34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 575-6624. The gallery hosts an art party and reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 20, with 43 artists exhibiting works in oil, acrylic, ceramic, pencil, wood and more. Artist demonstrations, food and music are included.

Gebert Contemporary—7160 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 429-0711. “Signs and Ciphers,” Jan. 11-Feb. 10, features work by John Randall Nelson, a visual storyteller whose pieces are part-animal and part-human, part-nature and part-culture. An opening reception for the artist takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11.

Goldenstein Gallery—150 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 204-1765. The gallery hosts its annual “Wisdom Show,” which features pieces by artists who consciously use intention in the creation of their work, including Sherab Khandro, Mary Fisher, Alok, and Susan Makura. The show opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 6 and continues through Jan. 31.

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. “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,” through July 1.

i.d.e.a. Museum—150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa,, (480) 644-4332. “The Art of Healthy Living,” through Jan. 21, explores nutrition, fitness, meditation and overall wellness.

John C. Hill Antique Indian Art Gallery—6962 E. First Ave., Scottsdale, (480) 946-2910. Pima and Apache baskets, including miniature Apache ollas, are on display Jan. 2-28.

King Galleries—4168 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 481-0187. “Respectful Rivals: The Pottery of Joseph Lonewolf and Tony Da, 1970-1980,” Jan. 18-30.

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. “Phil Lichtenhan: Nesting,” Jan. 5-14, features metal nests with handmade ceramic eggs. The show opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 5, with a talk by Lichtenhan at 6:30 p.m.

Lisa Sette Gallery—210 E. Catalina Dr., Phoenix, (480) 990-7342. Artists Angela Ellsworth, Luis Gonzalez Palma, and Siri Devi Khandavilli share new works, Jan. 13-Feb. 23. An opening reception with Ellsworth takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 13.

Madaras Gallery—3035 N. Swan Rd., Tucson,, (520) 615-3001. Celebrate the new year as Diana Madaras unveils new paintings in “Birds of a Feather,” from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 4.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum—1 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 644-6500. “The Dusk Parade: Joe Sorren,” through Jan. 7; “After Party: Julie Heffernan,” through Jan. 14; “Slang Aesthetics: Robert Williams,” through Jan. 21; “Halfway Between Earth and Stars: Kathryn Maxwell,” through March 25; and “As Above: Mary Shindell,” Jan. 20-April 9.

Mountain Trails Gallery—336 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-3225. Gregory Stocks, Betty Carr and Dustin Payne are among the featured artists in “Winter Light,” which opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 5 and continues through Jan. 26.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix,, (480) 478-6000. “Ancient Musical Treasures From Central China: Harmony of the Ancients From the Henan Museum,” through May 6.

Paul Scott Gallery—7103 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 596-9533. New paintings by contemporary figurative artist Catherine Edlinger-Kunze are on display in “Facetime,” through Jan. 4. The focus shifts to “Aukon 2018,” Jan. 11-Feb. 3, with paintings by Larisa Aukon. Guests can meet the artist from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11 during an opening reception.

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

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1222. “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; “Warriors in World War I,” through April 15; “The Logic of the Copy: Four Decades of Photography in Print,” through April 22; and “Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest,” through May 20.

Pueblo Grande Museum—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 495-0901. “Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales,” through Aug. 31.

Quan’tum Art Inc.—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 216-0450. “Not in Bedford Falls Anyway,” through Jan. 30, is a showcase of artworks by John Gleason, Suzanne Larson, Jacque L. Keller, and Alvin Pace.

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

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix,, (602) 262-4727. “Silica Soliloquies: Stories in Glass,” through Jan. 4; and “New Horizons High School Exhibition,” Jan. 9-Feb. 1.

Signature Gallery—7177 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 949-7003. Bronze vessels by Fred Ortiz are on display through Jan. 31. Ortiz creates one-of-a-kind vessels imbued with semiprecious stones, including turquoise, lapis and Mediterranean coral.

Tempe History Museum—809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, (480) 350-5100. “Jan Young: Photographing Tempe in the 1970s,” through March 24.

Tilt Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 716-5667. “Who’s in the House,” through Jan. 26, features works by represented artists, as well as pieces by the first- and second-place winners of the gallery’s 2017 international competitions.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. “Weaving Traditions,” Jan. 5-14, celebrates exemplary weavings from Escalante Rugs, which provides hand-woven rugs of all sizes from top Zapotec weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico. A representative from the company discusses the traditional dying and weaving processes at 6 p.m. Jan. 5.

Vision Gallery—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, (480) 782-2695. “Creature a Day,” through 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. Photography and collages by Greg and Jenny Gummersall are on exhibit along with whimsical acrylic paintings by Kathy Q. Parks. Guests can meet the artists during a wine-tasting reception from 3 to 7 p.m. Jan. 20.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West—3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 686-9539. “The Scottsdale Craftsmen: A 70-Year Legacy” and “Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer,” through Jan. 7; “The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History,” through Sept. 30; “Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks From the Allan and Judith Cooke Collection,” through Dec. 29, 2019; and “The Art of Joe Beeler,” Jan. 16-Oct. 28.

Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “Bold and Beautiful—Diminutive and Demure,” Jan. 4-27, showcases works by Greg Dye, Sheridan Brown, Connie Townsend, and Theresa Paden. A reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 25 in conjunction with the “Art in Motion: A Video Experience” Scottsdale ArtWalk.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. Jeff Cochran, Peggy McGivern and Debora Stewart share their works in “Modern Classics,” Jan. 4-27. A reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 25.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 368-9929. “Isn’t It Iconic,” Jan. 2-31, features new mixed-media collage art by Dave Newman, whose work blends Route 66, Arizona and Old West images and memorabilia. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 18.

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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