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February 2018 Gallery & Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: February, 2018, Page 136
Moon Shine
Using a palette knife, Greg Dye applies spontaneous strokes of thick color, one on top of the other, to share his personal vision of the West. “By working in this wet-on-wet technique, the joy for me is making new discoveries with each painting. Each stroke of color is a journey, and I embrace the mistakes to find the beauty and live in the moment of every painting created.” His works are on exhibit in “Western Expressions,” Feb. 1-24, at Wilde Meyer Gallery in Scottsdale. A reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8. Pictured is “Moon Across the Desert,” oil on canvas, 36"H x 36"W. For more information, visit, or call (480) 945-2323.
Altamira Fine Art—7038 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 949-1256. Duke Beardsley blends modern artistic elements with traditional icons of the West in “Never Not Always: Vital Extravagances From the Lost Trail to Nowhere,” through Feb. 3.

AZ Heritage Center—1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, (480) 929-0292. “Footprints in the Desert: Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona,” through March 31.

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 941-8500. Brad Aldridge, Frances Livingston, and Joseph Lorusso share what urban life means to them in “Within the City.” Guests can meet the artists at an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9, with the show continuing through Feb. 28.

Calvin Charles Gallery—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 421-1818. Stephanie Paige incorporates the complementing and contrasting use of color to create dramatic works in “Luna’s Sol.” The exhibition opens with a reception for the artist from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 ?and continues through March 6.

Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 946-3217. The gallery introduces John Rawlings, who combines clay and organic objects to produce artful sculptures that speak of spirit and earth. The exhibit opens with a reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 and continues through April 2.

Casa Grande Art Museum—319 W. Third St., Casa Grande, (520) 251-2593. Mixed-media works by Therese Black are on exhibit in “Landscapes of the Inner Self,” through Feb. 10.

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, (480) 782-2695. “Martin Gatrost: Pacific Crest Trail,” through Feb. 23.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “Desert Secrets,” Feb. 6-May 6, includes works by Jan Thompson, Le Craven, Clydean Troner, Denyse Fenelon, Linda Levine, and Tom Kolt. The gallery celebrates its 30th anniversary with an artists’ reception featuring live music and refreshments from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9.

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.

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Mementos: Rodrigo Moya, Graciela Iturbide, Yamamoto Masao,” through March 3.

Gallery Andrea—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 481-2530. The gallery celebrates Valentine’s Day with floral paintings by Andrea de Kerpely-Zak, figurative paintings by Joseph McCabe and wearable art by Andrea Zakrzewski, Feb. 1-28.

The Gallery at el Pedregal—34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 575-6624. A Valentine art exhibition and sale takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 17, with 43 artists exhibiting works in oil, acrylic, ceramic, pencil, wood and more.

Gebert Contemporary—7160 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 429-0711. “Signs and Ciphers,” through Feb. 10, features work by John Randall Nelson. The focus shifts to “Between Shapes,” Feb. 1-March 3, with mixed-media paintings by Kaori Takamura. Guests can meet Takamura at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1.

Goldenstein Gallery—150 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 204-1765. “Body Language,” Feb. 2-28, celebrates the magnificence of how we use our bodies to convey our very essence, with classic and modern interpretations by a number of artists. The show opens with an artists’ reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 and continues through Feb. 28.

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,” Feb. 2-Sept. 30.

The Hive Gallery—2222 N. 16th St., Phoenix,, (602) 254-1641. Laura Menardi explores epigenetics and the marks we carry in “Motherland: Portraits of an Epigenetic Inheritance,” Feb. 16-March 11.

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

Fleeting Jewel
Photography by Teresa Wilson and paintings by Sally Atchison, Henry Bosak, and Catherine Sickafoose are showcased in “On the Edge in Bloom” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15 at On the Edge Gallery in Scottsdale. Pictured is Wilson’s photo, “Argentine Giant,” 16"H x 16"W. For details, call (480) 265-8991.
King Galleries—4168 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, (480) 481-0187. New works in clay by Jennifer Moquino and paintings by Marla Allison are on exhibit in “Pueblo Voices and Animal Tactics.” The show opens with a pottery demonstration by Moquino from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 10 and continues through Feb. 22.

Lanning Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. The gallery welcomes Bill Colligen for “Zen Vessels,” Feb. 2-14. Using a pyrography pen to carve his design, followed by the application of metal leaf, dyes, tiny drops of paint and the subtle use of gemstones, the sculptor transforms hard-shell gourds into works of art. Guests can meet Colligen during an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2, with an artist talk at 6 p.m.

Lisa Sette Gallery—210 E. Catalina Dr., Phoenix, (480) 990-7342. New works by Angela Ellsworth, Luis Gonzalez Palma, and Siri Devi Khandavilli are on exhibit through Feb. 23.

Madaras Gallery—3035 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, (520) 615-3001. The gallery hosts a tent party and artist reception for Lauri Kaye from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 11. Her “Tucson Portrait Series” features mixed-media drawings on brushed metal that illuminate the people, places and events that make Tucson extraordinary.

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;  “39th Annual Contemporary Crafts,” Feb. 9-April 15; and “Tiffany Bailey: Memories of an Idyllic Landscape,” Feb. 9-April 23. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 9.

Mountain Trails Gallery—336 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-3225. “Celebrating Native Cultures,” Feb. 2-27, honors Western Native American cultures with historical paintings by Lisa Danielle, Steven Lang, Krystii Melaine, Vicki Catapano, and Jim Hagstrom; plus storytelling bronze sculpture by Susan Kliewer, Vic Payne, and Dustin Payne. A reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb 2, and a painting demonstration by Terry Cooke Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16.

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.

Paul Scott Gallery—7103 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 596-9533. Expressive, colorful paintings by Larisa Aukon are on display in “Aukon 2018,” through Feb. 3.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 884-7404. “The Flame: the man—the furnace—the art,” Feb. 3-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 exhibit celebrates his glass-blowing career with some of the Tucson artist’s earliest and latest works in glass.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1222. “Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet,” through Feb. 18;“Alexander Calder: An Outburst of Color,” through April 1; “The Logic of the Copy: Four Decades of Photography in Print,” through April 22; and “Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion,” Feb. 24-April 8.

Pueblo Grande Museum—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 495-0901. “Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales,” through Aug. 31.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666. “Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait,” Feb. 3-May 27; “southwestNET: Claudio Dicochea,” Feb. 10-May 20; and “Architecture + Art: Luis Alfonso Villalobos,” Feb. 16-May 13. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “MudWorks MMXVIII,” Feb. 6-March 1; and “Southwest MicroLiving,” Feb. 17-March 10.

Signature Gallery—7177 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 949-7003. Ron Stewart shares new paintings and bronze sculpture in “Spirit of the West,” Feb. 8-March 31.

Tilt Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 716-5667. Works by Andrea Modica are on display in “As We Wait.” The exhibit opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1 and continues through Feb. 24.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. Leo Feeney shares “Jewelry With Heart,” Feb. 2-14. A reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2.

The WAG—144 N. Tegner St., Wickenburg, (928) 232-0044. Meet the artists as Myrna Harrison exhibits her Sumi ink and watercolors, and ink and oil pastels; and Ronald Wickersham shares his graffiti/urban Western art from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17.

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. “Vision & Sound: An African-American Experience” opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1 and continues through March 15.

WHAM West Gallery—16560 N. Dysart Rd., Surprise, (623) 584-8311. “Interpretations III,” Feb. 27-March 29, is a juried visual arts competition featuring works by members of Arizona Art Alliance.

Wilde Meyer Annex—7100 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. “Western Enchantment,” Feb. 1-24, showcases works by Cathy Carey, Charles Davison, and Carol Ruff Franza. A reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—2870 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, (520) 615-5222. Works by Lane Hall, Amanda Wilner, Patrick Coffaro, and James Swanson are on exhibit in “Art Gems.” The show opens with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 1 and continues through Feb. 24.

Xanadu Gallery—7039 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 368-9929. Stephen Hansen shares his creations in “Great Moments in Art,” Feb. 22-28.

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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