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December 2016 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: December, 2016, Page 136
A Way With Wood
The Mini Time Machine Museum in Tucson presents “Churches of the Southwest: Wood Sculptures by Roberto Cardinale,” through Jan. 8. A 2009 Phoenix Home & Garden Masters of the Southwest award winner, Cardinale transforms pieces of rough-sawn pine into miniature replicas of churches, missions and towers. His structures boast a weathered look that is achieved by a great deal of carving, scraping, staining and painting. The doors open and close, thanks to tiny wooden pins, and there are miniature bells with working clappers in the belfry. His wife, P.J., often embellishes the pieces with antique trinkets and odds and ends. Pictured is “Mission Nuestra Señora de La Purisima Concepción de Acuña,” painted pine and gold leaf, 17"H x 13"W x 17¾"D. For more information, call (520) 881-0606.
Altamira Fine Art—7038 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 949-1256. Paintings by David Grossman and Travis Walker are on display in “Nuevas Visiones,” through Dec. 16. The show celebrates the fresh perspectives of these two young artists who are gaining national recognition for their distinctive styles. Guests can meet the pair at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8.

Alwun House—1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, (602) 253-7887. Gallery lights are off as each work emits its own illumination in “Lighthouse,” Dec. 2-Jan. 6. The eclectic electric exhibit includes functional to conceptual pieces that glow, flicker, flash and shine. A “Get Lit Party” takes place from 7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 2.

Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, azscience.org, (602) 716-2000. “Alien Worlds and Androids”—which tackles the question that has fascinated man for centuries: “Are we alone?”—continues through Jan. 16.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum—2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, desertmuseum.org, (520) 883-2702. “Artists for Conservation: International Juried Exhibit of Nature in Art,” Dec. 10-Feb. 5.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, asuartmuseum.asu.edu, (480) 965-2787. “The Brandywine Workshop Collection,” through Dec. 17; “Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta,” through Dec. 31; and “Cranbrook Ceramics +/- 25 Years,” through Jan. 28.

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, bonnerdavid.com, (480) 941-8500. Paintings by Michael Carson are on exhibit in “Not Just Another Pretty Face,” Dec. 1-24; and paintings by Peregrine Heathcote in “Flights of Fancy,” Dec. 29-Jan. 17.

Calvin Charles Gallery—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, calvincharlesgallery.com, (480) 421-1818. Paintings by Father Bill Moore are showcased through Dec. 6. The gallery hosts “Giving Heartfully” from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7, with local watercolor artist Andrea Merican on site creating a one-of-a-kind painting to be raffled at the event. The cocktail reception and art raffle benefit the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 946-3217. New pen and ink drawings by Cyndy Carstens are on the walls in “My New Secret Voice,” Dec. 8-Jan. 5. The gallery also hosts its annual “Holiday Home” fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10, featuring robots made from used food cans by Alexi Devilliers to raise awareness and funding for the homeless. Guests can meet the artist and nearly 100 of his little buddies at the event.

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, (480) 782-2695. “In Stitches—Seriously Humorous Art Quilts, Year XXI,” through Jan. 7.

Chandler Museum at McCullough-Price House—300 S. Chandler Village Dr., Chandler, chandleraz.gov, (480) 782-2717. “The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake,” Dec. 27-Jan. 27. The exhibit explores the experiences and events at Tule Lake, a World War II Japanese American confinement site where many prisoners from Arizona’s Gila River Internment Camp were transferred.

Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, (928) 779-2300. “A Wild Beauty,” “It’s Elemental” and “Foundations 2016,” all through Dec. 17.

Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center—122 E. Culver St., Phoenix, azjhs.org, (602) 241-7870. Paintings by Beth Ames Swartz are on exhibit in “Tikkun Olam—Repairing the World,” through Jan. 21.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, desertartisansgallery.com, (520) 722-4412. “Art Escapes,” through Feb. 5, features works by Bonnie Bedillion, Gail Brynildsen, Denyse Fenelon, Pamela Howe, Stan Mahan, and Alexandria Winslow. A trunk show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3 includes ceramics by Linda Baker, wildlife paintings by Pamela Howe and landscape paintings by Alexandria Winslow.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, (928) 684-2272. “Follow the Thread: Quilts From the Museum’s Permanent Collection,” through Jan. 8; “Cowgirls With a Camera,” through Jan. 8; “Ride Through History: Saddles that Shaped the West,” through March 5; and “Having Their Picture Took: Western Portrait Photography Then and Now,” through Oct. 8.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, etherthongallery.com, (520) 624-7370. “Slant Rhymes,” through Jan. 7, showcases photography by Alex Webb and Alejandro Cartagena.

Gebert Contemporary—7160 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 429-0711. Abstract paintings are in the spotlight in “Harmony: A Retrospective of Works by Gloria Gaddis,” through Dec. 3.

Goldenstein Gallery—70 Dry Creek Rd., Sedona, (928) 204-1765. Distinctive jewelry by Michael Redhawk, Mary Fisher, Sherab Khandro, and Dorit Herlinger is on display in “Beauty,” Dec. 2-31, as well as miniature paintings, sculpture, exotic hardwood jewelry boxes, hand-painted silk scarves and kaleidoscopes. An opening reception is planned from
5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, (602) 252-8848. “Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist,” through Jan. 8; and “Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest,” through Dec. 31, 2017.

The Hive Gallery—2222 N. 16th St., Phoenix, (602) 254-1641. Paintings by Geoffrey Bohm are on display in “Trotting Through the Glue Factory,” through Dec. 11.

Holland Gallery of Fine Art—34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale, azfcf.org, (480) 488-1090. Abstract paintings by Pat Cain and Marty Gibson are showcased in “Driven to Abstraction,” through Dec. 1.

i.d.e.a. Museum—150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa, (480) 644-2468. “It’s a Dog’s Life,” through Jan. 22, focuses on the art, science, history and social relationships of domestic dogs and their wild canine cousins.

John C. Hill Antique Indian Art Gallery—6962 E. First Ave., Scottsdale, (480) 946-2910. A large collection of miniature kachinas by Hopi artist Merrill Avachoya is featured in “Kachinas for Christmas,” Dec. 2-24.

King Galleries—4168 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, kinggalleries.com, (480) 481-0187. Renowned for its collection of contemporary Native American ceramics, the gallery celebrates its 20th anniversary with the opening of its new location from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 3.

Kolb Studio—Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, grandcanyon.org, (800) 858-2808. Artwork from the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is in the spotlight through Jan. 16.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, lanninggallery.com, (928) 282-6865. “Holiday Gift Show,” Dec. 2-24, celebrates the season with a display of jewelry, paintings, art furniture and sculpture in bronze, wood and stone. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2.

Lisa Sette Gallery—210 E. Catalina Dr., Phoenix, (480) 990-7342. The gallery presents works by Mayme Kratz and Marie Navarre, through Jan. 7. Working in diverse media, the Arizona artists address nature, longing and beauty, and speak unflinchingly of the central role of mortality and loss in our collective experience.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery—6872 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, medicinemangallery.com, (520) 722-7798. New paintings by Francis Livingston are in the spotlight through Dec. 24.

Deck the Walls
Andrea de Kerpely-Zak presents a series of Christmas poinsettia paintings Dec. 1-31 at Gallery Andrea in Scottsdale. The showy plants symbolize good cheer and success and are said to bring wishes of mirth and joy, explains the artist. Pictured is “Celebration,” acrylic on canvas, 9"H x 12"W. For more information, call (480) 481-2530.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum—1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, (480) 644-6500. “The Footnote Chronicles: Corinne Geertsen,” through Jan. 8; “Paradise Lost: Daniel Martin Diaz,” through Jan. 15; “Off the Page: Contemporary Art Influenced by Literature,” through Jan. 22; and “Disillusioned: Dina Goldstein,” through Jan. 22.

Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, (928) 445-2510. “Miniature Painting Show,” through Dec. 23.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, (480) 478-6000. “Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces,” through Sept. 4, showcases more than 30 instruments with incredible inlay by North America’s finest artists and luthiers. “Experience Scandinavia,” Dec. 3-4, celebrates Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland with musical performances, traditional dances and hands-on crafts. Chimes and jingles fill the halls Dec. 17-18 as “Hear Them Ring” celebrates instruments that ring.

Palm Springs Art Museum—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif., (760) 322-4800. “A Passionate Eye: The Weiner Family Collection,” through Dec. 12; and “MetaModern,” through Feb. 27.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, philabaumglass.com, (520) 884-7404. Fused-glass works by Karen Bexfield and Richard Parrish are on exhibit in “pro•fu•sion,” through Jan. 28. “Holiday Open House” takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2-3, featuring handmade gifts, jewelry and ornaments.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1222. “Kehinde Wiley:
A New Republic,” through Jan. 8; “Get Face: (To Gain Respect; To Increase One’s Status),” through Jan. 8; “Emphatics: Avant-Garde Fashion 1963-2013,” through Jan. 16;
“Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome,” through March 12; “INFOCUS: Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks,” Dec. 2-April 9; and “Eye on Fashion: The Kelly Ellman Collection,” Dec. 3-Feb. 26.

Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art—411 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, phica.org, (480) 577-8295. Shipping containers are repurposed as galleries for “Onloaded 4,” which showcases artwork by emerging local, national and international artists. Included are works by Larry Madrigal and Colleen Donohoe, through Dec. 11; and Brian Boner and Jon Linton, and Angelica Fox, Dec. 16-Jan. 15.

Pueblo Grande Museum—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 495-0901. “One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records,” through April 30, is a comprehensive photographic, musical and historical exhibit about the record company.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power,” through Jan. 8; “Future Architects,” through Jan. 15; and “Architecture + Art: Everything Falls Into Place When It Collapses,” through Jan. 22.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, (602) 262-4727. Visitors enjoy a “22x30 Exhibition,” featuring works by 15 artists of this watercolor critique group, through Jan. 7; and “Arizona Sculpture: Two Years Outdoors,” through Nov. 1, 2017.

Superstition Mountain Museum—4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, (480) 983-4888. Original paintings by Ted DeGrazia (1909-1982) are on display in “DeGrazia’s Prospectors and Burros,” through May 31.

Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, (480) 350-2822. “Clay,” through Dec. 31, is an exhibition of works by Arizona artists in celebration of the center’s ninth anniversary. 

Temple Gallery—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Fanaux: Paintings by Tim Mosman & Hank Tusinski,” through Dec. 31, includes nearly 30 recent paintings and drawings by the Tucson-based couple. 

Tilt Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 716-5667. The gallery hosts its signature “Who’s in the House,” Dec. 1-30, featuring works by represented artists, as well as the first- and second-place winners of its 2016 international competitions. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 in conjunction with the Scottsdale ArtWalk.

Tucson Desert Art Museum—7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, tucsondart.org, (520) 202-3888. “All Creatures, Great and Small,” through Jan. 15; and “Perspectives on Japanese American Incarceration: 1942-1946,” through April 30.

Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “Welcome to the American West!” through Dec. 30; “The New Westward: Trains, Planes and Automobiles That Move the Modern West,” through Feb. 12; “El Nacimento,” through March 19; “From Modern into the Now: Masterworks From the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation,” through
July 23; “A Traveler and His Treasures: Latin American Folk Art From the Peter C. Cecere Collection,” through July 23; and “Henry C. Balink: Native American Portraits,” through July 23.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. “Southwest Holiday,” Dec. 2-24, ushers in the season with an exhibition of Native American and Southwestern jewelry, paintings, sculpture, rugs, pottery and fetishes. An opening reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2.

University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “Fifteen Indelible Lives,” through Jan. 22; “The Presidential Series: Paintings by Alfred Quiroz,” through Jan. 22; “Red and Blue,” through Feb. 26; and “Connecting Generations: Art From the Elders of St. Luke’s Home,” through March 26.

Vision Gallery—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, (480) 782-2695. “These Are Not Your Grandmother’s Quilts: The Artworks of Marla Hattabaugh,” through Jan. 7.

West Valley Arts HQ—16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, (623) 584-2626. West Valley Arts Council hosts its third annual “Surprise Invitational,” a juried exhibit featuring artwork in a variety of styles and techniques, through Dec. 16.

Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. Works by Barbara Duzan, Sheridan Brown, and Jim Nelson are featured in a group show, through Dec. 3. “Looking at You,” Dec. 1-31, presents pieces by Chaille Trevor, Bill Colt, and Trevor Mikula. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. “The Source—A One-Woman Show for Linda Carter Holman,” continues through Dec. 3. The focus shifts to “Small Works” and “A New Day,” with works that convey the positive side of life, Dec. 1-31. Featured artists include Jack Roberts, Jeff Cochran, Larry Taylor, Robert Charon, Acacia Alder, Melissa Johnson, Trevor Mikula, Sarah Webber, James Swanson, Jim Nelson, Andrea Peterson, and Ron Russon. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, wildemeyer.com, (520) 615-5222. Brenda Bredvik, Robert Burt, Patrick Coffaro, and Jack Roberts share works in a group show that continues through Dec. 3. The focus shifts to “Contemporary Southwest,” Dec. 4-Jan. 4, with pieces by Ka Fisher, Amy Watts, and Michael Swearngin. An opening reception is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 368-9929. “Home for the Holidays,” Dec. 1-31, showcases works by Gary Price, Houston Llew, Michael Swearngin, Stephen Hansen, Guilloume, Dave Newman, John Horejs, Lorri Acott, and Linza. A reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1.

Yavapai College Art Gallery—1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, (928) 776-2031. “Infinite Holes,” through Dec. 15, features Laura Bloomenstein’s printed images and objects inspired by 3-D technology and nature.

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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