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March 2018 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: March, 2018, Page 174
Robert McCauley presents nearly a dozen new paintings, including his popular black bears, in “Western Edge,” March 12-31, at Altamira Fine Art in Scottsdale. Through the metaphorical juxtaposition of found objects and ambiguous titles, McCauley addresses a variety of contemporary themes and issues, including cultures in collision, environmental ethics and humankind’s impact on nature. Pictured is “Contrails,” oil on canvas, 24"H x 30"W. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 15. For details, call (480) 949-1256.
Alwun House—1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, (602) 253-7887. More than 60 artists push the envelope while sharing their uninhibited passions in “Exotic Art Show,” through March 17. The exhibit includes works that are out of the ordinary, provocative, playful, sensual and audacious.

Amery Bohling Fine Art—7100 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 970-8837. Meet the artists as Amery Bohling, Bill Cramer, Robert Goldman, Jerry Salinas, and Matt Sterbenz share works that represent their unique styles and renderings of Arizona subjects from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 15.

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. “Colors of Cabo Pulmo,” through April 8, documents and celebrates the work of communities in Baja California and Sonora, Mexico, who strive to conserve and restore the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.

Arizona State Museum—1013 E. University Blvd., Tucson, (520) 621-6302. “Life Along the River: Ancestral Hopi at Homol’ovi,” through June 29, 2019.

ASU Art Museum—Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “A Dream on a Dream: Encounter with Claudio Dicochea,” through June 2; “Bajo Presión/Under Pressure,” through July 14; and “Sabor Acomodar,” March 17-June 30.

ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center—699 S. Mill Ave., Tempe,, (480) 727-8170. “The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons Magazine,” March 24-Sept. 15.

ASU Art Museum Project Space—821 N. Third St., Phoenix, (480) 965-2787. “Elena,” through March 9; and “To See the Words Unspoken,” March 16-April 20.

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. Michael Carson shares his latest figurative works inspired by music in “Audiovisuals,” March 16-April 13. Guests can meet Carson at an artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. March 16 (RSVP is required). Carson also unveils artworks inspired by the lingerie brand Fleur du Mal, March 21-April 13, at Stephanie’s boutique, 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale.

Calvin Charles Gallery—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 421-1818. Like the sun and the moon, light and darkness, male and female, Stephanie Paige incorporates complementing and contrasting colors to create dramatic works in “Luna’s Sol.” The exhibition continues through March 6. The focus shifts to “The Gravity Between Us,” featuring sculpture in a variety of metals by Jennyfer Stratman, March 8-April 5. Guests can meet Stratman at a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 8.

Cattle Track Compound Gallery—6105 N. Cattle Track Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 607-3658. Paintings, prints and works on paper are on exhibit March 3-April 2, with an opening reception from 2 to 6 p.m. March 3.

Sedona Sentinel
Cyndy Carstens shares paintings of Southwestern skies, including “Sedona Pine,” oil on canvas, 48" H x 30"W,
in “Floritura Light,” March 1-April 4, at Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery in Scottsdale. The tree above was created with an oil paint the artist makes using graphite powder as the pigment, giving it the appearance of a drawing over the painting. Guests can meet Carstens at a reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 1. For more information, call (480) 946-3217.
Cave Creek Museum—6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek,, (480) 488-2764. “The Photography of Edward Curtis” continues through May 31. Guests can see the Golden Reef Stamp Mill in action at 1:30 p.m. March 10.

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, (480) 782-2695. Photographs by Amanda Mollindo, Josh Loeser, and Ash Ponders are on display in “1,000 Words,” March 2-April 14. Capturing the diversity of Chandler through portraits of students who attend Chandler Public Library’s Talk Time and English Tutoring programs, the exhibit shows the faces of numerous individuals from a vareity of religious, ethnic and economic backgrounds who have one common goal—to learn English.

Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff,, (928) 779-2300. “Youth Art Exhibition 2018,” through March 24; “Learning From the Masters,” through March 24; and “River Reflections,” through April 7.

Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson, (520) 622-7400. “Entrance to Opulence: 19th Century Teakwood Palace Gates From the Royal Homes and Forts of the States of Rajashtan and Gujarat, India,” March 1-June 30.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “Desert Secrets,” through May 6, includes works in miniature by Jan Thompson, Le Craven, Clydean Troner, Denyse Fenelon, Linda Levine, and Tom Kolt. A trunk show is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3 featuring animal ceramics by Troner, Venetian glass by Melissa Rogers and acrylic paintings by Wanita Christensen.

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 “All Over the Map: The Picerne Collection of Arizona Landmark Art,” through March 4; “One Trader’s Legacy: Steve Getzwiller Collects the West,” through June 3; and “13th Annual Cowgirl Up! Art From the Other Half of the West,” March 25-May 13.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 624-7370. “Mementos: Rodrigo Moya, Graciela Iturbide, Yamamoto Masao,” through March 3, showcases the work of three photographers whose ephemeral images create a longing for time and place long passed.

Gallery Andrea—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 481-2530. The gallery is abloom with spring wildflowers in a show featuring paintings by Andrea de Kerpely-Zak and Rusty Wallace, plus wearable art by Andrea Zakrzewski, March 1-May 1.

The Gallery at el Pedregal—34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 575-6624. The gallery hosts a St. Patrick’s Day art exhibition and sale from 1 to 4 p.m. March 17, featuring sculpture demonstrations by Gullwing and fused glass by Kathy Nelson, as well as music by Rock the District.

Goldenstein Gallery—150 S.R. 179, Sedona,, (928) 204-1765. “Decades in the Making,” March 2-31, celebrates gallery artists who have been creating work throughout their lives, including Adele Seronde, Karyl Bennett, Marilyn Bos, and Rafe Terry. An opening reception with beverages and live music takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. March 2.

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; “Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith,” through July 1; and “Symmetry in Stone: The Jewelry of Richard I. Chavez,” through Sept. 30.

The Hive Gallery—2222 N. 16th St., Phoenix, (602) 254-1641. Laura Menardi continues her exploration of epigenetics and the marks we carry—seen and unseen, permanent or transient—in “Motherland: Portraits of an Epigenetic Inheritance,” through March 11. The work comes from the artist’s conversations with women in her life, their ancestral histories and the scars, amulets, tall tales and false beliefs that result.

i.d.e.a. Museum—150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa, (480) 644-4332. “Sonoran Safari,” through May 27, explores the artistic landscape of the world’s 11th largest desert through art and hands-on activities related to native plants, animals, reptiles and birds.

John C. Hill Antique Indian Art Gallery—6962 E. First Ave., Scottsdale, (480) 946-2910. Historic Pueblo pottery is on exhibit through March 1, including 19th-century Acoma jars and Nampeyo pottery.

King Galleries—4168 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 481-0187. New works by Nathan Youngblood, Tammy Garcia, Les Namingha, Al Qöyawayma, and Juan Cruz are on display in “Dynamic Clay,” which opens with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. March 1 and continues through March 12.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. “Howard Hitchcock: Out of a Fiery Furnace,” March 2-11, places a spotlight on the imaginative, humorous and often introspective bronze sculptures of Hitchcock (1927-2016). With human forms as his building blocks, Hitchcock perfected ceramic shell-casting techniques to create a wide variety of pieces, from rocking chairs and violins to abstract thoughts captured in bronze. An opening reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. March 2.

Lisa Sette Gallery—210 E. Catalina Dr., Phoenix, (480) 990-7342. Works by Ato Ribeiro and Maximo Gonzalez are on exhibit March 3-April 28, with an artists’ reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 3. Gonzalez is known for his works with devalued currency that propose a canny political critique, while Ribeiro’s handworked quilts—composed entirely of found and discarded woods—speak to the merging of cultures that is a primary facet of contemporary life.

Madaras Gallery—3035 N. Swan Rd., Tucson,, (520) 615-3001. The gallery presents new works by Diana Madaras and numerous guest artists at an “All-Artist Show” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum—1 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 644-6500. “Halfway Between Earth and Stars: Kathryn Maxwell,” through March 25; “Docents Select: Kitchen Sink,” through April 8; “As Above: Mary Shindell,” through April 9; “39th Annual Contemporary Crafts,” through April 15; and “Tiffany Bailey: Memories of an Idyllic Landscape,” through April 23.

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 diminutive houses, room boxes and collectibles. “David Fischer: Model Builder Extraordinaire,” through April 29, features scratch-built scale models created by the Tucson artist.

Pretty Palette
Aresident of Carefree, Kaori Takamura is known for her vibrant, boldly graphic pieces. Her work is on exhibit in “Between Shapes,” through March 3, at Gebert Contemporary in Scottsdale. Pictured is “Between Shapes 1617,” acrylic and silk screen on wood panel, 45"H x 43"W.
For more information, call (480) 429-0711.
Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, (928) 776-4009. “Out of the Box,” through April 28.

Mountain Trails Gallery—336 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-3225. “Characters From the American West,” March 2-31, includes paintings and sculpture by award-winning artists who are inspired by the history and legends of the American West and who capture the unique essence of such characters as Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Warcloud, Custer and more. Women artists of the West also are showcased. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. March 2.

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.

On the Edge Gallery—7050 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale, (480) 265-8991. The gallery showcases metal art by Gabriel Salcido; fiber art by Erika Warren; handmade glass beads, textured metal jewelry and small sculptures by Sheila Olason; and kachinas, masks and other gourd art by Margaret Sullivan from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 1 in conjunction with the Scottsdale Gallery Association “Native Spirit ArtWalk.”

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 884-7404. “The Flame: the man—the furnace—the art,” through April 28. After tending the fire for 47 years, Tom Philabaum will turn off his glass furnace for the last time at the end of April. The exhibition celebrates his glass-blowing career with some of the Tucson artist’s earliest and latest works.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott,, (928) 778-1385. “Portraits of the West,” through April 22; and “Cool, Cool Water,” March 3-July 22.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1222. “Alexander Calder: An Outburst of Color,” through April 1; “Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion,” through May 13; “The Logic of the Copy: Four Decades of Photography in Print,” through April 22; “Selections From the Schorr Collection,” through April 25; “Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest,” through May 9; and “Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now,” March 24-July 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. Guests also can enjoy artist demonstrations and try their hand at using an atlatl, weaving their own cloth and sampling roasted agave slow-cooked the traditional way during Ancient Technology Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “To Dream Huge Dreams,” through April 22; “Today’s Norms Are Tomorrow’s Luxuries: Luis Alfonso Villalobos,” through May 13; “southwestNET: Claudio Dicochea—Acid Baroque,” through May 20; and “Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait,” through May 27.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix,, (602) 262-4727. “Mud Works MMXVIII,” through March 1; and “Southwest MicroLiving,” featuring juried micro housing and garden structures built by community leaders, as well as students from NAU and ASU, through March 10.

Signature Gallery—7177 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 949-7003. New bronze sculpture by J.R. Eason is on display in “Gatherers of Earth and Spirit,” which opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 1 and continues through March 31. The focus shifts to “Welcoming the Flowers,” March 29-April 30, featuring new oil paintings by Cara Moran. Guests can meet Moran at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 29.

Tempe History Museum—809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe,, (480) 350-5100. “Jan Young: Photographing Tempe in the 1970s,” through March 24, provides a glimpse of the community through the lens of the iconic staff photographer for the Tempe Daily News.

Tilt Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 716-5667. Photography by Jim Morris is on exhibit in “Closed on Sunday,” March 1-31. Featured works focus on the calm and beauty encountered in urban landscapes. An artist reception and book signing take place from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 22.

Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “Midcentury Perspectives: Paintings by Andy Burgess and Objects of Modern Design,” through April 22; and “The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post,” March 3-June 24.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona,, (928) 282-2262. Western abstract figures by Manny Valenzuela are featured in “Southwest Silhouette,” March 2-11. Guests can meet Valenzuela during a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. March 2, which includes an artist talk at 6 p.m. about the inspiration and execution of his highly stylized Southwest figures, both on canvas and in welded steel.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “The Art of Planetary Science Award Winners,” through March 4; “In Transit/En Tránsito,” through March 11; “You Are Here: Mediated Understanding of Our World” and “The Myth and the Mirror: Artwork of the American West,” through April 1; “X, Y, Z: Art in Three Dimensions,” through June 24; and “Women Printmakers of the 20th and 21st Centuries,” March 31-Aug.

Vision Gallery—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, (480) 782-2695. Fashion and design from such influential designers as Adrian, Helen Rose, Bill Travilla and Bob Mackie are in the spotlight in “Hollywood in the Desert,” March 8-April 6. Curated by fashion icon Robert Black, the show opens with a red-carpet reception with champagne and a live auction from 6 to 9 p.m. March 7.

The WAG—144 N. Tegner St., Wickenburg, (928) 232-0044. Meet the artists as Clyde “Ross” Morgan exhibits his bronze sculpture, Karen Douglas shares oil paintings, and Don Vance displays wood turnings, from 3 to 7 p.m. March 17. A tasting of Arizona wines is included.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West—3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 686-9539. “The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History,” through Sept. 30; and “The Art of Joe Beeler,” through Oct. 28.

West Valley Arts HQ—16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, (623) 584-2626. Featuring works by eclectic artists from New York, Maryland and Arizona, “Vision & Sound: An African-American Experience” continues through March 15.

WHAM West Gallery—16560 N. Dysart Rd., Surprise, (623) 584-8311. “Interpretations III,” through March 29, is a juried visual arts competition, exhibit and sale featuring works by members of Arizona Art Alliance. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 10.

Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. Animals are in the spotlight in “Native Spirit,” which opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 1 and continues through March 26.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 945-2323. Native American artist Eric Tippeconnic joins Jim Nelson, Doug Weigel and others for “Expressions of Native Spirit.” The show opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 1 and continues through March 17. The focus shifts to “Color, Shape and Form II,” March 22-April 12, featuring works by Ryan Hale, Trevor Mikula, and Andrea Peterson. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. March 22.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—2870 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-5222. The gallery hosts a group show featuring works by Sherri Belassen, Barbara Gurwitz, Patrick Coffaro, and Bill Colt, opening with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. March 8 and continuing through March 28.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 368-9929. New landscape paintings by John Horejs are showcased in “The Arizona I Love,” March 8-31. Guests can meet Horejs, who is known for his contemporary desert skies and imagery, at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 8.

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