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february 2017 gallery & museum events
February 2017 Gallery & Museum Events
February, 2017, Page 142
Call of the Wild
Raymond Gibby remembers as a young child hearing the chorus of coyotes singing near his home each night. “I had a spooky interest in becoming acquainted with these mysterious animals, but I was too scared from the stories my older brother told me about ravenous coyotes hunting for small kids,” he recalls. The sculptor says he has gained a deeper respect for these creatures after learning about their intelligence and adaptability, as well as the vital role they play in our ecosystems. Gibby shares new wildlife works in bronze in “Walk on the Wild Side,” Feb. 9-April 30, at Signature Gallery in Scottsdale. Guests can meet the artist during the Western Spirit ArtWalk from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9. Pictured is “Song Dog,” a limited-edition bronze, 36"H x 32"W x 9"D. For more information, call (480) 949-7003.
Alwun House—1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, alwunhouse.org, (602) 253-7887. Working in a variety of mediums, more than 45 juried artists push the envelope with surprising results in “Exotic Art,” Feb. 10-March 19. The show includes works that are out of the ordinary, evocative, passionate, surreal, fantastical and taboo.
Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, azscience.org, (602) 716-2000. “Planet Shark: Predator or Prey?” Feb. 5-May 31, challenges viewers’ fears, misunderstandings and ignorance regarding the plight of the world’s most feared predator.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum—2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, desertmuseum.org, (520) 883-2702. “Artists for Conservation: International Juried Exhibit of Nature in Art,” through Feb. 5; and “Desert Harmony,” Feb. 18-April 17.
ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, asuartmuseum.asu.edu, (480) 965-2787. “Margarita Cabrera: Space in Between,” through Feb. 12; “Minds on the Move: The Treadmill Tapes,” through May 6; “Museum of Walking Annex,” through May 20; “Map(ing),” through May 20; “Francis Älys: Ciudad Juárez Projects,” through May 27; “Hannah Barco: Fathomings,” Feb. 4-April 15; and “The Violence of Truth: Encounter With Jose Bernardi,” Feb. 4-July 15.
Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, bonnerdavid.com, (480) 941-8500. Paintings by Jane Jones are on exhibit in “Glorious Survivors,” through Feb. 1;a monumental work of bronze stick people known as cigar figures (formed from real cigars) by Holly Wilson in “A Foot in Two Worlds, A Path of My Own,” Feb. 2-21; figurative paintings by Joseph Lorusso in “Times Tender Passing,” Feb. 4-21; and contemporary art signs by Todd Pierce in “Iconic,” Feb. 23-March 16. Guests can meet the featured artists at receptions from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2; 1:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 4; and 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23.
Calvin Charles Gallery—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, calvincharlesgallery.com, (480) 421-1818. “Geometric: Organic,” through Feb. 27, features paintings by Stephen Silver.
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 946-3217. Paintings by Cyndy Carstens are on display in “Southwest Alive,” Feb. 9-March 4. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 9, which includes light refreshments, live music by harpist Jocelyn Oermeyer and maybe a cowboy or two.
Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, (480) 782-2695. “Presence, Place and Perception: Landscapes by Bonny Stauffer,” through March 11.
Coconino Center for the Arts—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, flagartscouncil.org, (928) 779-2300. “Luster,” through Feb. 11; “10x10 Exhibition & Sale 2017,” through Feb. 11; and “Youth Art Exhibition 2017,” Feb. 25-March 25.
Colonial Frontiers—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson, colonialfrontiers.com, (520) 622-7400. “British Colonial Myanmar: 20th Century Antique English Colonial Furniture of Burma,” through Feb. 28.
Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, desertartisansgallery.com, (520) 722-4412. “Art Escapes” and “Bird Banter,” through Feb. 5, feature works by Bonnie Bedillion, Margaret Aden, Denyse Fenelon, Pamela Howe, Stan Mahan, and Alexandria Winslow. The focus shifts to “No Gray Walls” and miniatures show “In the Night,” Feb. 6-April 31, with works by Sharon Bertrand, Le Craven, Nancy Cressler, Tom Kolt, Jan Thompson, and Clydean Troner. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Guests can meet Bedillion, Fenelon and Jean Gillis during a trunk show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 4.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, westernmuseum.org, (928) 684-2272. “Ride Through History: Saddles that Shaped the West,” through March 5; “Maynard Dixon: Beyond the Clouds,” 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. Mixed-media works by Mayme Kratz and photography by Michael Lundgren and Christopher Colville are on display through March 6.
Gallery Andrea—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, artandrea.com, (480) 481-2530. “Romantic Ladies and Flowers,” Feb. 1-28, features paintings by Joanna Zjawinska and Andrea de Kerpely-Zak.
Gebert Contemporary—7160 Main St., Scottsdale, gebertartaz.com, (480) 429-0711. Oil paintings on canvas and panel by Diane Silver are on exhibit through Feb. 4. Drawn to the visual and visceral delight of making marks on paper, canvas or panel, Silver embraces a painterly style and uses collage elements in this series of work, layering the paint and gestural marks to expose, erase, hide and then bring again into focus various elements of the painting.
Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, (602) 252-8848. “Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest,” through Dec. 31; and “Beauty Speaks for Us,” Feb. 11-April 2.
Holland Gallery of Fine Art—34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale, azfcf.org, (480) 488-1090. “Let’s Talk Art,” through Feb. 24, showcases works by local artists “who just like to meet” weekly to discuss art interests and activities. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11.
i.d.e.a. Museum—150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa, ideamuseum.org, (480) 644-2468. Interactive activities are a hallmark of this facility, which is designed to inspire children of all ages to experience their world differently through art, creativity and imagination, with an emphasis on science and technology. “Caped Crusaders & Everyday Heroes,” Feb. 10-May 28, takes guests on a hero’s journey through works by more than 15 national and international artists.
On the Edge Gallery in Scottsdale showcases a collection of Western jewelry by Sheila Olason from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 9. The Scottsdale artist designs and creates her own line of jewelry with glass beads that she makes with a dual fuel torch. Pictured is a 24"L necklace featuring handmade lampwork glass beads with an authentic engraved Western belt buckle. For details, call (480) 265-8991.
John C. Hill Antique Indian Art Gallery—6962 E. First Ave., Scottsdale, (480) 946-2910. “Van Gogh of the Desert,” Feb. 1-22, features paintings by Martin Deane Coppinger.
King Galleries—4168 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, kinggalleries.com, (480) 481-0187. “Considering Couse: Pottery by Susan Folwell and Jody Folwell,” Feb. 23-March 9, is an exhibit of new works in clay inspired by the paintings of Taos artist E. Irving Couse from the early 1900s.
Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, lanninggallery.com,(928) 282-6865. Award-winning jewelers Michael Grant, Victor Yurivilca, and Valerie Ostenak share their newest works in “For the Love of Jewelry,” Feb. 3-14. The show opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3.
Lisa Sette Gallery—210 E. Catalina Dr., Phoenix, (480) 990-7342. “Möbius,” through Feb. 25, features new works by contemporary Guatemalan artist Luis González Palma. Carrie Marill explores the challenges of machine-made vs. hand-hewn with a display of crystal structures and geometric forms in “Imbalance,” also through Feb. 25.
Madaras Gallery—3035 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, madaras.com, (520) 615-3001. The gallery celebrates the merging of its two former locations into one new space with an exhibition of 18 original paintings by iconic artist and designer Vera Neumann (1907-1993). The show opens with a reception from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 12, and continues through Feb. 18. New works by Diana Madaras also are featured, along with African drumming, flute and jazz music, plus a book signing by Susan Seid, a fashion industry veteran, Tucson resident and author of the biography, “Vera, The Art and Life of an Icon.”
The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art—7106 E. Main St., Scottsdale, themarshallgallery.com, (480) 970-3111. “Monuments of the Southwest,” Feb. 23-March 21, showcases paintings by Alvin Gil-Tapia. The artist brings to life the powerful architecture of the Southwest and its iconic symbols, including the characteristic mission churches of New Mexico. Guests can meet Gil-Tapia at an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum—1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, (480) 644-6500. “Alternative Beauty: The Work of Karen Jilly: A Twenty-Five Year Survey,” through March 19; “Rethinking Fire: Bryan David Griffith,” through April 9;“High Tension: Bonnie Lambert,” through April 9; “38th Annual Contemporary Crafts,” Feb. 10-April 23; and “The Undesirables: Katy Bergman Cassell,” Feb. 10-April 23.
Millicent Rogers Museum—1504 Millicent Rogers Rd., Taos, N.M., millicentrogers.org, (575) 758-2462. “Millicent as Visionary,” through Feb. 28; and “15th Annual Miniatures Show & Sale,” Feb. 10-March 5.
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture—710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, (505) 476-1269. “Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography and Time,” through May 7; and “Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art,” through Oct. 22.
Museum of International Folk Art—706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, internationalfolkart.org, (505) 476-1200. “Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia,” through March 19; “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico,” through Sept. 10; “Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Market Place,” through Jan. 8, 2018; and “Lloyd’s Treasure Chest,” through Jan. 30, 2018.
Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, (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.
New Mexico History Museum—113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, (505) 476-5200. “Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico,” through March 5; “Agnes Martin and Me,” through Aug. 5; and “Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar,” through Oct. 14.
New Mexico Museum of Art—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, nmartmuseum.org, (505) 476-5072. “Small Wonders,” through March 12, is an exhibit of small contemporary photographic works.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science—1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, nmnaturalhistory.org, (505) 841-2800. “Be the Dinosaur,” through May 1, is a state-of-the-art video game that allows visitors to explore some of the greatest mysteries of paleontology in a completely different way while walking through the Cretaceous period as a dinosaur.
On the Edge Gallery—7050 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale, (480) 265-8991. Paintings by Beth Meranto and Mary Boehm, jewelry by Joan Gould and Sheila Olason, and photography by Jeff Wolkove are on display in conjunction with the Western Spirit ArtWalk from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 9.
Palm Springs Art Museum—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif., psmuseum.org, (760) 322-4800. “Go West! Art of the American Frontier From the Buffalo Bill Center of the West,” through Feb. 20; “MetaModern,” through Feb. 26; “Glass for the New Millennium: Masterworks From the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection,” through March 7; “Montgomery Meets Modernism: Two Americas,” through July 31; “Contemporary Glass,” through Sept. 3; “Grass Roots: Native American Basketry of the West,” through Sept. 4; “Reflections of Water,” through Sept. 4; “Western Stories,” through Sept. 4; and “Women of Abstract Expressionism,” Feb. 18-May 28.
Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, philabaumglass.com, (520) 884-7404.“North Carolina Perspectives,” Feb. 4-May 27, is a survey of five artists representing the region’s glass makers in four distinctly different approaches to the medium: casting, fusing, glassblowing and lampworking. Featured artists include Shane Fero, Robert Gardner, John Littleton, Kenny Pieper, and Kate Vogel.
Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, (602) 257-1222. “Eye on Fashion: The Kelly Ellman Collection,” through Feb. 26; “Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome,” through March 12; “INFOCUS: Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks,” through April 9; and “The Propeller Group,” Feb. 15-May 14.
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 Chris Jagmin and Courtney Faith Richter, through Feb. 12; and Wayne Hulgin and Tippi Hart, Feb. 17-March 12.
Pueblo Grande Museum—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, (602) 495-0901. “One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records,” through May 31, is a comprehensive photographic, musical and historical exhibit about the record company. The Native American Flute Choir performs at 2 p.m.Feb. 12, followed by a flute-crafting demonstration with Aaron White, whose flutes are on exhibit at Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix.
Combining a love for history, enjoyment in storytelling
and a passion for painting, Thom Ross brings historical folk heroes into a contemporary setting with a vibrancy and excitement that is uniquely his. See for yourself as his paintings are featured in “Cowboys and Cacti,” Feb. 9-25, at Wilde Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale. Pictured is “The Gunfighter,” acrylic on canvas, 59"H x 45"W. Opening with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 as part of the Western Spirit ArtWalk, the show includes works by James Swanson, Sherri Belassen, Patrick Coffaro, Diane Barbee, Stephen Morath, and Trevor Mikula. For more information, call (480) 945-2323.
San Diego Natural History Museum—1788 El Prado, San Diego, sdnhm.org, (619) 232-3821. “Photo Ark,” through April 30; “Animals: Machines in Motion,” through Jan. 2; and “Ultimate Dinosaurs,” Feb. 25-Sept. 4.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, (480) 874-4666. “For Mrs. Radio: a young child’s gallery,” through April 16; and “I Remember Not Remembering,” Feb. 11-April 30.
Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, (602) 262-4727.“New Horizons High School Student Art Exhibition,” through Feb. 3; “Arizona Sculpture: Two Years Outdoors,” through Nov. 1; and “Mud Works MMXVII,” featuring works by artists of the ASU Ceramic Research Center Studio Tour, Feb. 9-March 2.
Signature Gallery—7177 E. Main St., Scottsdale, thesignaturegallery.com,(480) 949-7003. Paintings by Miguel Martinez are on exhibit through March 31. Martinez expresses his deep admiration for the gentle strength and character of the many women he has encountered around the world through the beauty of their faces in his distinctive signature style.
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 Pack Animals,” through May 31.
Tempe History Museum—809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, tempe.gov/museum, (480) 350-5100. “Trains of Tempe,” through Oct. 8, focuses on themes of transportation and transformation.
Temple Gallery—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Dinnerware Artists Today: First Decade,” through Feb. 24, celebrates the artwork of 28 Tucson artists who were members of the first decade of the Dinnerware Artists Cooperative Gallery’s 24-year history.
Tilt Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 716-5667. “What is Nature?” is the theme as Alice Smithson presents selected prints from her book, “Self & Others: Portraits as an Autobiography,” Feb. 2-25. Guests can meet the photographer at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23 during the Scottsdale ArtWalk.
Tucson Desert Art Museum—7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, tucsondart.org, (520) 202-3888. “On the Wild Side,” through Feb. 26; “Perspectives on Japanese American Incarceration: 1942-1946,” through April 30; and “The Dazzled Eye: Navajo Textiles From the Getzwiller Collection,” through May 28.
Tucson Museum of Art—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “The New Westward: Trains, Planes and Automobiles That Move the Modern West,” through Feb. 12; “El Nacimiento,” through March 19; “On the Cusp: Modern Art From the Permanent Collection,” through July 23; “From Modern into the Now: Masterworks From the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation,” through July 23; “Poetic Minimalism,” through July 23; “A Traveler and His Treasures: Latin American Folk Art From the Peter C. Cecere Collection,” through July 23; “Henry C. Balink: Native American Portraits,” through July 23; “Palice Gallery of Latin American Art,” through July 30; and “Body Language: Figuration in Modern and Contemporary Art,” Feb. 25-July 9.
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, turquoisetortoisegallery.com, (928) 282-2262. A variety of traditional and contemporary Navajo jewelry is on display in “The Art of Navajo Jewelry,” Feb. 3-14. Opening with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3, the show includes pieces by Alice and David Lister and daughters Dee Nez and Davida Lister, along with Vernon Begaye, Robert Taylor, and Ric Charles.
University of Arizona Museum of Art—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, artmuseum.arizona.edu, (520) 621-7567. “Red and Blue,” through Feb. 26; “Verboten/Forbidden,” through March 12; “Connecting Generations: Art From the Elders of St. Luke’s Home,” through March 26; “Exposed: The Art and Science of Conservation,” through May 13; “Northern Triangle,” Feb. 4-April 2; Resilient Voices: The Art of David Tineo,” Feb. 4-April 2; and “Bycatch,” Feb. 4-April 2.
Vision Gallery—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, visiongallery.org, (480) 782-2695. “OPUS 99: The Photography of Robert Rice,” through March 11.
Walter Art Gallery—6425 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, rpelagallery.com, (602) 320-8445. R. Pela Contemporary Art presents “Danny Neumann: The Super Neumanns,” Feb. 2-28. The show includes 365 images that imagine a family of superheroes going about their daily lives. Neumann built the custom sets for each photo shoot, accumulating hundreds of tiny props and accessories for the series. Guests can meet Neumann at an opening reception at 6 p.m. Feb. 2.
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West—3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, scottsdalemuseumwest.org, (480) 686-9539. “The Taos Society of Artists,” through April 30; “John Coleman: Past/Present/Future,” through May 31;“Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer,” through Dec. 31; and “The Scottsdale Craftsmen: A 70-Year Legacy,” through Dec. 31.
West Valley Arts HQ—16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, (623) 584-2626. “Vision & Sound: A Contemporary African Art Experience,” Feb. 2-24, is planned in conjunction with Black History Month.
Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “Critters of the West,” Feb. 2-25, includes works by Sarah Webber, Sushe Felix, Chaille Trevor, Bill Colt, Theresa Paden, and Cathy Carey. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2.
Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, wildemeyer.com, (480) 945-2323. “Show Stoppers,” Feb. 2-25, is a group show with an emphasis on the gallery’s newest artists, including Peggy McGivern, Kathy Rorie, Cathy Carey, and Tracey Waldroup. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2.
Wilde Meyer Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, wildemeyer.com, (520) 615-5222. “Oils and Acrylics,” through Feb. 1, includes paintings in a variety of diverse styles and techniques by Kristin Knight, Greg Dye, Acacia Alder, and Timothy Chapman. “Small Works Show” opens with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 5 and continues through March 1.
Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, xanadugallery.com, (480) 368-9929. New mixed-media collages and acrylic works featuring auto and roadtrip subjects by Dave Newman are on display in “Are We There Yet?” through Feb. 14. “Great Moments in Art,” Feb. 16-March 16, showcases works by Stephen Hansen, who re-creates famous paintings from art history and adds comical papier-mâché?? figures dressed as house painters to create humorous 3-D interpretations of the masterworks.
Yavapai College Art Gallery—1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, (928) 776-2031. Photography and digital artwork by Randy Waln are on exhibit in “Altered Realities: Toward Atonement,” through March 6.
Zuva Gallery—8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 488-6000. The gallery celebrates “Great Abstracts by Stewart Chapenga, the Stone Weaver,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28.
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