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May 2012 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: May, 2012
Creature Comforts
Judy Feldman’s imagined interior vignettes are inspired by her desire to create “cozy places where you’d like to spend some time.” Her works feature intense colors, interesting shapes and a casual disregard for the rules of perspective. The artist’s dog, Cleo, often finds her way into a painting, as seen here in “Temptation,” oil on canvas, 30"H x 40"W. Feldman’s paintings are on exhibit in “Interiors, Objects and Little Worlds,” May 3-June 6, at Colores in Scottsdale. The show also includes works by Diane Barbee, Ryan Hale, Trevor Mikula, Andrea Peterson, Connie Townsend, Joseph E. Young, and Robert Ransom. For more information, call (480) 947-1489.

Arizona Art Alliance Gallery
9011 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale,, (602) 870-7610. Works by more than 100 local artists are in the spotlight in “Touch It,
Feel It, Lovin’ Art,” through July 1.
A reception for the artists and a hands-on “make it, take it” exhibit are planned from 6 to 9 p.m. May 12.

Arizona Museum for Youth
35 N. Robson St., Mesa, arizona-, (480) 644-2467. “Wing It! All Things That Fly,” through May 6; and “Extreme Pets,” which takes an artistic look at the relationships people have with pets and how these relationships affect the lives of people around the world,
May 25-Sept. 9.

Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix,, (602) 716-2000. “Van Gogh Alive,” through June 17, is a multimedia interpretation of Van Gogh’s artwork showcasing the intersection of science and art in a whole new way.

Arts Prescott Gallery—134 S. Montezuma St., Prescott, (928) 776-7717. Photography by Kerry Estey-Keith is on display through May 23; and paintings by Melanie Corradi, May 24-June. 20. Guests can meet Corradi at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. May 25.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe,, (480) 965-2787. “Legends and Myths: Japanese Kabuki Prints From the ASU Art Museum Print Collection,” through May 19; “Performing for the Camera,” through May 19; and “Miracle Report: Julianne Schwartz and Ken Landauer, Social Studies 8,” through June 2.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 819-3212. Oil and graphite/carbon paintings by Cyndy Carstens are on exhibit in “The Desert in Spring,” May 3-31.

Challenger Space Center—21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, (623) 322-2012. “An Astronaut’s Life: Articles Flown in Space,” through Sept. 30, provides a historical walk through the legendary era of American space exploration.

Chandler Center for the Arts Exhibition Hall—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler,, (480) 782-2680. “Chandler Unified School District: Juried Student Art Exhibit,” through May 12.

Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff,, (928) 779-2300. The 11th-annual “Recycled Art Exhibition,” through May 12, demonstrates that one man’s trash is an artist’s treasure, with all works made from 80-percent or more recycled materials. Artist demonstrations and workshops are planned every Saturday.

Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson,, (520) 622-7400. Spanish- and Incan-influenced antiques from Cuzco, Peru, are on exhibit in “Colliding Cultures,” through May 15.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center—30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, Colo.,, (719) 634-5581. “Resilience: A Multidisciplinary Project,” through May 27; “Terry Maker: Reckoning,” through June 3; and “Honoring a Legacy: Selections From the Taylor Museum Collection of Native American Works,” through Oct. 21.

Colores—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “From Arizona to Imagination,” through May 2, is a group show of interpretive Southwest landscapes. Featured artists include Sushe Felix, Michael Baum, Judith Dagostino, Albert Scharf, Robert Anderson, and Leigh Gusterson.

Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center—122 E. Culver St., Phoenix,, (602) 241-7870. “New Frontiers: Jewish Pioneers in the Arizona Territory,” through May 31.

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun—6300 N. Swan Rd., Tucson,, (520) 299-9191. “Portraits of DeGrazia,” through Jan. 20, features more than 50 portraits by dozens of artists, including Harley Brown, Louise Serpa, and Thomas Hart Benton. Oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture and photography, plus 12 of DeGrazia’s self-portraits, are among the works on display.

Denver Art Museum—100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, (720) 865-5000. “Focus: Robert Motherwell,” through May 27; “Blue & White: A Ceramic Journey,” through May 27; “Nampeyo: Excellence by Name,” through July 1; “Focus: Earth & Fire,” through July 1; “Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective,” through July 8; “Texture & Tradition: Japanese Woven Bamboo,” through July 29; “Mud to Masterpiece: Mexican Colonial Ceramics,” through Nov. 13; and “Potters of Precision: the Coors Porcelain Company,” through Nov. 18.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “Painted Spring,” through June 3, showcases works by Bonnie Bedillion, Gail Brynildsen, Pamela Howe, Wes Jernigan, Terry Slonaker, and Jan Thompson.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg,, (928) 684-2272. “Cowgirl Up!,” through May 6; “Cowgirls With a Camera,” through May 27; “Salon Style: Selections From the Permanent Collection,” through July 29; and “100 Years, 100 Ranches,” May 17-Oct. 7.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson,, (520) 624-7370. “This Land, This Sea: Joe Forkan, Nancy Tokar Miller, Lisa M. Robinson,” through May 26; and “Historic Tucson Postcard Prints,” through May 31.

Gallery Andrea­­—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 481-2530. Figurative paintings by Ruth Pina and sculpture by Andreas Schwab are in the spotlight May 1-31.

Gallery West—6420 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson,, (520) 529-7002. “Design Elements in Historic Apache Baskets,” through May 31, is a changing exhibit of historic and contemporary Southwestern textiles, baskets, pottery and jewelry, as well as a large selection of historic Plains beadwork.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum—217 Johnson St., Santa Fe,, (505) 946-1000. “Georgia O’Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image,” May 11-May 5, 2013.

Goldenstein Gallery—390 S.R. 89A, Sedona, (928) 204-1765. “Chi,” May 6-31, focuses on healing artwork by Sherab Khandro, Alok Hsu Kwang-han, Raylene Abbott, and LauRha Frankfort. An opening reception with live music takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. May 6, and a program on “Sacred Art, Sacred Space” by Khandro begins at 6:30 p.m. May 11.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 252-8848. “The Art of Ceremony: American Indian Painting of the 20th Century,” through Sept. 2; “Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary,” through Nov. 4; “Retha Walden Gambaro: Attitudes of Prayer,” through Dec. 31; “Beyond Geronimo: The Apache Experience,” through Jan. 20; “Namingha Family: Landscape, Form and Light,” through Jan. 27; and “Elegance From the Earth: Hopi Pottery,” through June 30, 2013.

Heard Museum North—The Summit at Scottsdale, 32633 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 488-9817. “All That Glitters: American Indian Gold Jewelry,” through Aug. 5.

Joan Cawley Gallery—7135 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-3548. Paintings by Frank Ybarra are on exhibit through May 2.

Landis Studio/Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 576-0406. Works by Lori Landis are showcased in “Color Deeply Felt,” through May 6; and “Thoughts Rising Above,” May 14-June 16, with a reception for the artist from 6 to 9 p.m. May 17.

The Legacy Gallery—7178 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 945-1113. The second-annual “Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art,” through May 20, features the finest in Representational, figurative, portrait, still life, floral, landscape, wildlife and Western themes.

Lisa Sette Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 990-7342. Still-life paintings by Anthony Velasquez, organic forms by Beverly Penn and industrial/botanical urns by Kim Cridler are showcased May 3-June. 30. A reception with Velasquez takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. May 3.

Madaras Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson,, (520) 615-3001. “Desert Dwellers,” featuring whimsical acrylic paintings of Sonoran Desert wildlife by guest artist Julie Rustad, is on display through May 1.

The Manheim Gallery—747 N. Main St., Cottonwood,, (928) 649-0130. “The Ins and Outs of Art,” May 9-31, is a month-long series of demonstrations and classes with gallery artists, including Page Filson, Debbie Gallagher, Lorraine Jones, Vada Lovato, Grace McKee, Margo Mitchell, Dawn Moffett, and Karen Piper.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson,, (520) 722-7798. New paintings by Howard Post are on display through May 1.

Go With the Flow
Jeannie Pitjara-Petyarre’s paintings tend to revolve around representations of leaves collected throughout Australia that are used for a variety of medicinal purposes. A native of central Australia, she is particularly drawn to Bush yam leaves and Bush medicine, as seen here in “Wild Yam Dreaming,” acrylic on canvas, 36"H x 59"W. Her works are included in an exhibit of Contemporary Aboriginal art from Australia through May 5 at Vigraha Gallery in Prescott. The show features fine and unique antique Himalayan, Asian and Indian art, including bronzes, hand-carved marble, textiles and paintings. For more information, visit, or call (928) 778-2534.
Mark Sublette Medicine Man
Gallery—602-A Canyon Rd., Santa Fe,  (505) 820-7451. The gallery hosts its annual small paintings show and sale, May 11-June 13.

May Gallery—3922 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,, (480) 922-1801. More than 100 paintings and 35 bronze sculptures depicting scenes and characters from the Old West are in the spotlight as the gallery celebrates Western art, May 5-26. Featured artists include Jane Bradley, Lisa Danielle, Linda Gulinson, Robert Tate, Marguerite Hankins, Americo Makk, Huber Wackermann, Detha Watson, James N. Muir, James Regimbal, Dan Garrett, and David Lemon. Several of the artists will be in the gallery from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Mesa Contemporary Arts—1 E. Main St., Mesa,, (480) 644-6500. “Shadow Kansas,” through May 6; “Cu/29: Contemporary Work in Copper,” through Aug. 12; “Offerings—Gifts for the Muse,” through Aug. 12; and “Crucible: 10 Years of Metals at Mesa Arts Center,” through Aug. 12.

Method Art—4200 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (602) 326-9622. A number of artists share their unique perspectives on the concept of “Skin,” May 1-June 30, as the gallery presents a juried photographic exhibition. Receptions for the artists are planned from 6 to 9 p.m. May 3 and June 28.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture—710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, (505) 476-1269. “Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules,” through Dec. 30, 2013; and “Woven Identities: Baskets From the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Collection,” through May 1, 2014.

Museum of International Folk Art—706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe,, (505) 476-1200. “The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Disaster,” through May 6; “Young Brides, Old Treasures: Macedonian Embroidered Dress,” through Jan. 6; and “Folk Art of the Andes,” through March 10.

Museum of Northern Arizona—3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff,, (928) 774-5213. “Shadows on the Mesa—Artists of the Painted Desert and Beyond,” through May 28; and “Grand Archaeology: Excavation and Discovery Along the Colorado River,” through Aug. 5.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix,, (480) 478-6000. “Sanza: African Thumb Pianos From the Collections of F. & F. Boulanger-Bouhière and MIM,” through Oct. 1;and “I Am AZ Music: MIM Celebrates 100 Years of Arizona Music,” through Jan. 13.

New Mexico History Museum—113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe,, (505) 476-5200. “The Letter, the Word and the Book,” through May 13; “Shrines: Siegfried Halus, Jack Parsons, and Donald Woodman,” through Sept. 16; “47 Stars: Mark the Centennial at the History Museum,” through Nov. 25; “Contemplative Landscape,” through Dec. 31; and “Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry,” May 18-Nov. 4.

New Mexico Museum of Art—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe,, (505) 476-5072. “It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico,” May 11-Jan. 31, 2014.

Obsidian Gallery—410 N. Toole Ave., Tucson,, (520) 577-3598. A two-person exhibition for Mary Fischer and Patricia Sannit continues through May 12.

Palm Springs Art Museum—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif., (760) 322-4800. “Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982,” through May 27; and “Michael Petry: The Touch of the Oracle,” through July 29.

Phippen Museum—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott,, (928) 778-1385. “Arizona’s Pioneering Women: Early Women Artists (1905-1945),” through July 8; and “Miniature Masterpieces Show & Sale,” May 1-28. Harriet Neal discusses “Pioneering Women Photographers” at 1 p.m. May 5.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, (602) 257-1222. “And the Land Grew Quiet: New Work by Matthew Moore,” through June 10; photography by W. Eugene Smith, through June 17; “Gustave Baumann: Artisan Printmaker of the Southwest,” through July 8; and “The Sea,” through July 15.

Pima Air & Space Museum—6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson,, (520) 574-0462. “The Boneyard Project: Return Trip,” through May 31. The exhibit resurrects unused airplanes from America’s military history, with each of the more than 30 artists featured adding their creative flair to airplanes and aircraft parts found among the airplane graveyards located in the Arizona desert, known throughout the region as “boneyards.”

Powell Museum—6 N. Lake Powell Rd., Page,, (928) 645-9496. “Catchin’ Current,” through Feb. 28, showcases new watercolor and large-scale oil paintings by Serena Supplee that explore the artist’s close connection with the Grand Canyon as a sanctuary for creative outlet and spiritual renewal.

San Diego Natural History Museum—1788 El Prado, San Diego,, (619) 255-0189. “Best of Nature,” through May 15; “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” through Sept. 9; and “Skulls,” through Oct. 26.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art—1130 State St., Santa Barbara, Calif.,, (805) 963-4364. “Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969,” through May 6; and “Behind the Wheel,” May 5-Aug. 12.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale,, (480) 874-4666. “I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith,” through May 20; “Visions: Worth a Thousand Words,” May 10-Sept. 9; and “Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1996-2008,” May 19-Sept. 9.

Sedona Arts Center—15 Art Barn Rd., Sedona,, (928) 282-3809. The second-annual Sedona Fine Art Auction takes place May 5, with an opportunity to preview featured works May 2-4. Nearly 100 items are showcased, including works by Clyde Ross Morgan, Alan Wolton, Jan Sitts, James Muir, Betty Carr, Gregory Hull, Karl Williams and several of the 2011 Sedona Plein-Air Festival artists. A raffle of original wearable art jackets is included.

Sharlot Hall Museum—415 W. Gurley St., Prescott,, (928) 445-3122. “Centennial Canvas: Paintings by Prescott Artists,” through Sept. 3, includes works by Shawn Cameron, Bonnie Casey, David Harlan, Doug Miley, Doug Oliver, Kathy Quick-Anderson, Cynthia Rigden, Sheila Savannah, Eric Slayton, and Rafe Terry.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. Part of the Society of North American Goldsmiths’ national conference, “Heat Exchange: A Cross-Continental Survey of Enamel” opens with an artists’ reception from 7 to 9 p.m. May 3 and continues through May 30.

Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture—147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott,, (928) 445-1230. “Hopi Summer,” May 5-Aug. 31. A Hopi quilt show and sale also is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12; and Southwest Indian Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. May 26-27.

Tempe Center for the Arts—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2TCA. “Arizona Landscapes,” through June 9.

Temple Gallery—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “RED: A Juried Invitational,” through June 1, features a variety of two-dimensional pieces, including paintings, mixed-media works and photography by 41 artists from across the state. The exhibition runs in conjunction with the Arizona Theatre Company production of “Red” by John Logan.

Tilt Gallery—919 W. Fillmore St., Phoenix,, (602) 716-5667. Photography by Thomas Barker is showcased in “Recycle,” May 4-26. His images share stories of life, intrigue and passion, bringing about questions of our values, aesthetics and what it means to be a participant in life.

Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson,, (520) 624-2333. “Tesoros del Pueblo: Latin American Folk Art,” through June 3; “Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray,” through June 3; “Frida’s Style: Traditional Women’s Costumes From Mexico,” through June 3; “(con)text,” through June 30; “Art of Latin America,” through Feb. 28; and “Han and Beyond—The Renaissance of China: The James Conley Collection,” through Jan. 31, 2014.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson,, (520) 621-7567. “Master Impressions: Julia Jacquette,” through May 6.

Vision Gallery—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler,, (480) 782-2695. “Russell Marohnic: Artscapes,” through May 26; and “Years Gone By—A Decade in Retrospective: Invitational Artworks,” through June 2.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 945-2323. “Sensuous Surfaces,” through May 2, focuses on glass art, vessels and glass sculpture, as well as contemporary paintings. Tom Philabaum, Dave Klein, sisters Nancy and Sandy Pendleton, Robert Charon, Melinda Curtin, Sherri Belassen,
Acacia Alder, Karen Bezuidenhout, and Merlin Cohen are among the featured artists. “Something About the Southwest,” May 3-June 6, showcases artworks that celebrate the uniqueness of life in the desert, with works by Linda Carter Holman, Stephen Morath, Charles Davison, Ka Fisher, Helen Durant, Paul Sheldon, and Lance Green.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (480) 368-9929. Tammy Bality presents sculptures of wild horses, through May 19. Besides her own herd of
horses, the artist is inspired by ancient cave paintings. She works in a variety of media, including bronze, raku and lead crystal.

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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