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August 2017 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: August, 2017, Page 122
Balancing Act
Susan Makura’s fascination with cairns began during a trip to Sedona in 2000. She came across literally hundreds of man-made pillars of balanced rocks while hiking and was in awe as she wandered among them. “Cairns allow us to ponder the balance of life,” she notes. The artist’s work is showcased Aug. 4-31 at Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4. Pictured is “Up in the Air,” mixed-media on canvas, 24"H x 24"W. For more information, call (928) 204-1765.
Arizona Science Center—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, azscience.org, (602) 716-2000. “Get Animated,” through Sept. 4.

Arizona State Museum—1013 E. University Blvd., Tucson, (520) 621-6302. “Pieces of the Puzzle: New Perspectives on the Hohokam,” through Sept. 16; “Snaketown: Hohokam Defined,” through Sept. 23; and “Picture This: Basketry in Native American Life,” through Jan. 31.

ArtsEye Gallery—3550 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, (520) 327-7291. Artists from around the world working in unconventional ways are in the spotlight in “Curious Camera,” through Aug. 31.

ASU Art Museum—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “Dead, Dead, Live, Dead” and “Staying Power,” through Sept. 2; “Re: Sisters,” through Sept. 6; and “Pipe Brothers: Tom and James Franco,” through Sept. 23.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 946-3217. Cyndy Carstens will be painting in the main gallery through Sept. 1, allowing visitors to enjoy the creative process as it happens in “Summer Respite.”

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, (480) 782-2695. “Exposures: An Exhibition of Textile Arts,” through Aug. 26, features 50 artworks by 26 artists.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “Desert Dazzle,” through Aug. 6, showcases works by Wanita Christensen, Tad Lamb, Darlene LeClair, Judith Probst, David Thekan, and Dikki Van Helsland. The focus shifts to “Shimmer,” Aug. 8-Nov. 5, with pieces by Geri Bringman, David Brown, Paddie Flaherty, Susan Libby, Kathy Robbins, and Richard Rohrbough. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, (928) 684-2272. “Stormy Weather: Western Atmospheres,” through Oct. 8; “Having Their Picture Took: Western Portrait Photography Then and Now,” “Arizona Military Memories” and “West of Center: Highlights From the Wickenburg Art Club,” through Oct. 29.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Present Future,” a survey of photographer Danny Lyon’s work, through Aug. 31.

Gallery Andrea—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, artandrea.com, (480) 481-2530. Landscape paintings by Vera Nick and abstracts by Laura Thurbon are on display Aug. 1-31, along with wearable art by Andrea de Kerpaly-Zak and Andrea Zakrzewski.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 252-8848. “Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera,” through Aug. 20; and “Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest,” through Dec. 31.

i.d.e.a. Museum—150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa, (480) 644-2468. “My Favorite Monster,” through Sept. 10, takes a lighthearted look at our fascination with these creatures, including dragons, ghosts, zombies and vampires.

Morning Moo
Hand-painted photography by Jenny Gummersall is on exhibit Aug. 1-31 at Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale. The artist starts with her photographic images printed on canvas, and hand-tints them using colored inks and oil paint. Pictured is “Chewy,” 24"H x 18"W. For more information, call (480) 368-9929.
Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. New works by current artists and contemporary paintings by the gallery’s newest artists, Patty Ripley and Gregory Gummersall, are featured Aug. 4-13, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4.

Lisa Sette Gallery—210 E. Catalina Dr., Phoenix, (480) 990-7342. Oil paintings by David Kroll are on exhibit along with mixed-media sculptures of odd and magical creatures by Jessica Joslin, through Aug. 26.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum—1 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 644-6500. “Black Box” and “Making Waves,” through Aug. 6; and “Flourish: A Survey of the New Contemporary Movement,” through Aug. 12.

Mountain Trails Gallery—336 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-3225. Figurative sculpture and paintings of Arizona and the Grand Canyon are on display in a summer group show, which opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 and continues through Aug. 31.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, (480) 478-6000. “Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces,” through Sept. 4.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, philabaumglass.com, (520) 884-7404. Rock sculptures made from glass and fused glass paintings by Tom Philabaum are in the spotlight through Sept. 30.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1222. “Good Sport,” through Sept. 3; “Longer Ways to Go: Photography of the American Road,” through Oct. 15; “Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage,” through Nov. 5; and “A Tribute to James Galanos,” Aug. 19-Jan. 7.

Pueblo Grande Museum—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 495-0901. “One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records,” through Aug. 31.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “I’m Sorry But It’s Hard to Imagine,” through Sept. 10; “Visions ’17,” through Sept. 17; and “Ocean of Light: Submergence—A Squidsoup Project” and “(dis)functional: Products of Conceptual Design,” through Sept. 24.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, (602) 262-4727. “Shemer Student & Instructor Exhibit,” through Sept. 7; and “Arizona Outdoor Sculpture Showcase,” through Nov. 1.

Tempe History Museum—809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, (480) 350-5100. “Trains of Tempe,” through Oct. 8, focuses on themes of transportation and transformation.

Tilt Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 716-5667. Paintings, photography, mixed-media and 3-D works that reflect a connection to curiosity and innovation are on display in “Infinite Possibility II: Imagination & Creation,” through Aug. 26.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. Native American jewelry dating from the 1960s and 1970s is showcased in “Embracing the Past: Vintage Jewelry.” The show opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 and continues through Aug. 13.

Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art—6511 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, (480) 946-7056. “Arizona Talent,” through Sept. 15.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West—3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,  (480) 686-9539. “Grand Canyon Grandeur,” through Dec. 31; and “The Scottsdale Craftsmen: A 70-Year Legacy” and “Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer,” through Jan. 7.

Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “A Good Horse is Never a Bad Color” opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 3 and continues through Sept. 2. Chaille Trevor, Ana Marini-Genzon, and Jaime Ellsworth are among the featured artists.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. “Summer Bright,” Aug. 3-Sept. 2, emphasizes the hues and tonal effects used by artists Ryan Hale, AM Stockhill, Peggy Judy, Stephen Morath, Brenda Bredvik, and Sara Newton. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 3.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-5222. Kathy Rorie, Cathy Carey, Sherri Belassen, AM Stockhill, Sarah Webber, Kari Rives, and Patrick Coffaro share works of art in “Celebrate Summer,” through Aug. 2. “Flights of Fancy,” Aug. 6-30, is a group show featuring artists who portray exuberance and buoyancy in unconventional ways. An opening reception is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6.

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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