New York, NY – January 21
of photography, drawings, journal pages and
text art, Franck creates frenetic paintings
with energetic abstractions bursting with
color. De Las Mercedes draws inspiration
from his New York backdrop and the effect
that time and the elements have on urban
Complex, regarded asthe premier multi-media platform for
the young and most influential, Complex
lists have become the go-to resource for the
people that matter in an ever-evolving
lifestyle. In it's latest article, the
editors share their picks of 15 artist who
are about to do big things this year.
Franck De Las Mercedes is
an artist who lives and works in New York
Cit. He was born in Masaya, Nicaragua. With
a self-obtained education, straight from the
aisles of the Mid-Manhattan Public Library,
Franck De Las Mercedes has emerged as one of
the country's most prolific artists in
recent years. In 2006, De Las Mercedes
achieved international acclaim with his
conceptual art project “The Priority Boxes."An ongoing public project conceived
as a way to bring contemporary art to a
broader audience. In recent years, the boxes
have been adapted as teaching tool for
teachers, community centers and art therapy
counselors across the US. On June 18, 2012
The Priority Boxes’ “Peace Box” image was
exhibited on the iconic LED screens of Times
Square. Over 14,000 Peace Boxes have been
sent to over 70 countries across the globe.
On February 18, 2014
Franck lost over a decade of his body of
work in a five alarm fire that destroyed his
home and studio in Weehawken, NJ.
The artist relocated to
Washington Heights, the upper Manhattan
neighborhood where he grew up to rebuild his
life. Franck has participated in numerous
national and international exhibits around
the world including The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt
New York, The Museum of Modern Art PopRally,Naples Museum of
Art, Folklore Museum of Tripotamos - Tinos,
Greece, National College of Ireland and The
French Institute Alliance. In 2012, his
portrait of Francisco de Quevedo was
acquired by Fundación Francisco de Quevedo
for their permanent collection in Ciudad
Franck has been featured
on numerous national and international
television shows and prestigious
publications, including CNN En Español, Good
Day New York, LatiNation, Univision's "Aqui
y Ahora”, Selecciones (Reader's Digest), Art
Business News, Hispanic Magazine, Museum
VIEWS, American Style, The Daily Beast, Town
& Country and was Blick Art Materials’
Spring Catalogue 2013 Featured Artist.
OUR VETERANS – ARTWORK BY ARIZONA
MILITARY VETERANS ON DISPLAY AT ARIZONA ART
(Scottsdale Pavilions at Talking Stick),
11/1/12 to 11/25
(09.05.12) The Arizona Art
Alliance and the Eternal Freedom Foundation
of America, (EFFA) pay tribute to
Arizona Military Veterans by hosting an art
exhibit of Veterans’ Artwork at the Art
Alliance Fine Art Gallery, (Scottsdale
Pavilions at Talking Stick, 9011 E.
Indian Bend, Suite E, Scottsdale,
85250) November 1st to 25th.
The 6,000 square foot gallery will host
exhibits featuring art created by Veteran
artists called “Honoring Our Veterans” and a
second exhibit featuring the work of Art
Alliance juried artists called “America-What
a Great Country!” Both will offer
examples of art to reflect upon the freedoms
Americans hold so dear. Also featured will
be the EFFA sponsored traveling exhibit
“Remember our Fallen”. The Alliance is a
501(c)(3) non-profit art organization
comprised of over 4,000 artists from 32
groups. Founded by local artists in
2000, the Arizona Art Alliance is committed
to the promotion and appreciation of fine
art and the enrichment that art brings to
the community. The Eternal Freedom
Foundation of America is dedicated to
acknowledging the sacrifices of our American
EFFA's mission is to assist those
who, during active duty, have sustained
physical and psychological wounds to achieve
maximum fulfillment and joy in life through
restoration of mind, body and soul.
For additional information, please contact
John Fontana, 602 369-2854 or
addition to the incredibly moving art work
that will be displayed, we will announce the
addition of a new Veterans outreach program
addressing the issues of Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder (PTSD),” Fontana explained.
“Information on the program will be
available throughout the exhibition.”
North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce will
lead a formal ribbon cutting ceremony
November 8th from 5 to 7 p.m. Among the
dignitaries in attendance: Phoenix Mayor
Greg Stanton, President Diane Enos of the
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community,
Scottsdale City Councilmember Bob
Littlefield, the Honor Guard from Luke Air
Force Base, and American Legion Riders of
Exhibition is open to the public Wednesday
through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will
be an Artist Reception November 10th
from 6 to 9 p.m.
Alliance. Located at the
Scottsdale Pavilions at Talking Stick,
9011 E. Indian Bend, Suite E,
Scottsdale, 85250 I 602.870.7610,
The Art Gallery is open daily Wednesday -
Sunday 10am - 5pm. The exhibits and
ribbon cutting events are open to the public
and members of the media. For more
April 4th -May 5th 2012
Opening Reception with the
artist April 5th 7-9 pm
We are very excited to present Daniel's first
painting exhibition in Arizona. It is work that is
unique on so many levels: the surface is both pristine
and abraded, the image both exact and intentionally
imperfect, the color both reminiscent of Southern
California yet the layering renders them ancient as one
can see the passage of time. Following is a review by
(from April 2011)
"Abstract painting never looked more beat up,
knocked down, abraded and used than it does in six
otherwise eloquent new works by Daniel Brice. In all but
one case, their simple Minimalist spatial geometry is
enhanced by multiple panels which give material heft to
the vaporously painted rectangular shapes."
"The heavy burlap canvas glimpsed at the edges of
these unframed works also adds to their rough-hewed
quality. Visually, predecessors of Brice's work at
Western Project are as disparate as California's Richard
Diebenkorn and Germany's Günther Förg, although
Diebenkorn's origins in landscape and Förg's in
Conceptual art don't seem to apply. Brice is a
"It's as if abstraction, once enthroned on a
critical Olympus, is hanging on by its fingernails --
and turns out lovelier for its tenacity. Painting's
death has periodically (and even ritually) been claimed
ever since the camera was invented more than 170 years
ago. But Brice's work reminds us of the coincidence
between that unfounded assertion of mortality and the
slow, steady emergence of abstraction as something
beyond the otherwise wondrous capacity of the lens."
- Christopher Knight
Centerline Artwerks | First Saturdays
First Saturdays are centered in the Promenade, an outdoor
walkway off of 58th Avenue just north of Glendale Avenue and
include live music performances along with the creative works of
painters, sculptors, photographers, wood workers and other
artists. Artists interested in participating in First
Saturdays are encouraged to submit an entry form for
http://artwerkslateral58.org or send an email to
Dates | Times of Centerline Artwerks | First Saturdays
April 7, 2012..............10:00
a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 5, 2012..............10:00
a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
I am happy to present
five colorful and
whimsical new paintings
by Robert C. Jackson.
Jackson is known for
his still lifes which
are anything but
traditional. Using fun
objects of Americana,
crates, balloon dogs,
donuts and birthday
cakes, Jackson creates a
narrative painting which
is often a humorous
comment on contemporary
"Time" Oil on Linen
40"h x 30"w
I am able to
Often I find
Please note that
each of the new
sizes which are
the sizes of
the linen canvas.
If any of
you", please let
P.S. Don't miss
"Blink of an
is shown below.
"Cache" Oil on
40"h x 30"w
"Pop" Oil on
40"h x 30"w
"Dare" Oil on
40"h x 30"w $12,000
"Blink of an Eye"
Oil on Linen
12"h x 12" w
of our clients have asked us to let them know if we receive
any earlier paintings by Stephen
Here are two colorful paintings of the Southwest which were
painted by Morath in the late
1980's - early 1990's. Each has a special hand painted
frame which was especially created by the artist to
compliment the art.
"Three Spring Storms" was painted in 1989. Don't you think
that this two lane road through the mountains is unusually
busy with people carrying various items in their trucks
to unknown destinations?
The larger painting, "The Center of the Universe" circa
features an impressive Native American pueblo which holds a
prominent place within the landscape. The sky above is
filled with planets and the Milky Way as only Stephen Morath
would imagine it.
If one of these paintings strikes your fancy, please let me
know. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a unique
earlier painting by Stephen Morath.
Artwerks Lateral 58: Glendale's Artistic
Centerpiece Continues this Saturday
Claudia Johnstone buys some art
from Francisco Garcia
The goal of Artwerks Lateral 58 is to
have the arts flourish in Glendale's
Centerline district creating a cultural
community creatively and collectively;
connecting the unique businesses located
in Glendale's Centerline district with
the local arts community. Studies have
shown that investing in arts and culture
not only enhance the quality of life for
a downtown area, but also have a strong
economic impact on local business by
creating a vibrant energy that attracts
residents, merchants and visitors.
Lateral 58 takes its name from the
historic 58th parallel (now 58th Avenue)
in the heart of Glendale's downtown.
given space along the historic and
recently renovated alleyway just east of
downtown's Murphy Park at 58th Avenue,
just south of the incredible Bead
Museum., Event goers will have the
opportunity to watch artists at work as
well as tour the historic area and enjoy
its many boutique shops and dining
day-long events are from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. for musicians.
Artwerks takes place regularly on the
first Saturday of the month beginning in
February through May.
Call for Artists:
We're looking for artists to join
Glendale's new art district Artwerks
Lateral 58 - as part of Centerline in
historic downtown Glendale.
Artwerks Lateral 58 showcases a variety
of original art including paintings,
metal, bronze, wood, clay, hand crafted
jewelry, mosaics, glass work, beads and
pottery, and live music, dancing and
All events are between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
during the city of Glendale's Glitters
festivities for the next three
Saturdays, December 4, December 11
& December 18 with live music from Noon
- 4 p.m.
We will take a break in January for a
big party - SAVE the Date of January
11th about 5:00 p.m.
You provide table/chairs, displays to
work on art and display your art.
SMALL WORKS FROM
BENTLEY GALLERY October 7th
- October 30th, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 7th, 6 pm -
images (from left
Pig Cones, porcelain on steel base, 15"h
x 18"w x 6"d
oil on aluminum, 30"h x 28.5"w
exhibition offers special access to a variety of
that are uniquely sized and modestly priced; a
great opportunity to acquire the perfect
compliment to established as well as burgeoning
Louis de Mayo,
Additionally, 100+ works were recently donated
Museum of Contemporary Art by Carolyn
Eason of Santa Fe, NM. Many of these pieces are
on display in
"Thirty Years of Collecting: A Recent Gift to
the Museum", of which, three are by our artists
(as featured in
A Sneak Peek - Phoenix New Times).
images (from top to
JCB Yellow, forged steel and powder coat,
11"h x 13.5"w x 12"d
#17, paper pulp and wood,
9"h x 7"w x 3.5"d
We thought you might be
interested in seeing some of
Georgia's newest bronzes.
With this email you will
find photographs of five new
limited edition sculptures.
To find out the information
for each sculpture,
just click on the blue link
below the photograph.
Georgia Gerber captures the
of the animals and birds
which she admires. Her
sculptures portray whimsy, a
sense of compassion and
SERIES EXPLORES TRADITIONS AND INNOVATIONS IN
PHOENIX, AZ (January 11, 2010) –
Latin American Art Alliance (LAAA), a support
organization of Phoenix Art Museum presents an
unprecedented opportunity to explore and understand the
traditions as well as innovations in the vast realm of
Latin American art from the Colonial period to the 21st
Century. Featuring lectures, slide shows and films,
runs from January to May 2010 at Whiteman Hall in
Phoenix Art Museum 1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
events are open to the public. Suggested donation for
each event is $10
The ‘kick-off’ event is an exciting
overview of Phoenix Art Museum’s permanent Latin
American Art collection by Sara Cochran, Curator of
Modern and Contemporary Art for Phoenix Art Museum on
Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:00pm in Whiteman Hall
at Phoenix Art Museum,
1625 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The
complete schedule of events is: January 28, Thursday
Phoenix Art Museum has over 400 works of Latin American
art ranging from Spanish Colonial to Contemporary
religious paintings, furniture and works by renowned
artists of the Americas. Please join us as the
exceptional and engaging
Sara Cochran, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
takes us on a visual and art historical journey of the
museum’s Latin American Art collection.
collection) Cocktail reception immediately
following on the Grossman
27, Saturday 2pmA
major challenge for curators, artists and art
communities is to dispel the many stereotypes
surrounding Latin American art.
intriguing insights of one of the country's leading
curators focused on the work of artists of the Americas
and their role within the broader regional, national,
and global art ecologies: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill,
the new Chief Curator at Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
in Long Beach, CA and former Director and Chief Curator
of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation and the Ella
Fontanals Cisneros Collection in Miami.
March 23, Tuesday 5:30-7:00pm
Report) weaves a plot where the passion and mastery of
the artist are inseparable from his involvement in
historical and social matters. Using a series of fifteen
self-portrait prints of Francisco Toledo (considered
by many to be one of the greatest living Mexican
artists), this exciting documentary film takes us
on a journey from Paris of the 1960's to political
conflict in Oaxaca in 2006.
Producer and director Albino Alvarez joins us to discuss
the making of
Co-sponsored by Phoenix
College and the Consul General de México
Cocktail reception immediately following on Grossman
April 3, Saturday 2pm Doña
Barbara is a classic film
based on Romulo Gallegos’ novel from el ciclo
literario de Mexico, Mexico’s literary film series.
Starring Maria Felix,
Andres Soler, Julian Soler, Maria Elena Marques and
Roberto Cañedo, it
tells the fascinating story of a man who returns home
after studying law to take charge of his father’s cattle
ranch in Apure, Venezuela only to find the area
controlled by the beautiful yet despotic Doña
Barbara who rules using seduction and pacts with
demonic spirits to satisfy her whims and achieve power.
Join us for this riveting portrayal of good vs. evil.
Doña Barbara and
Informe Toledo (Toledo
Report) made possible in part through the generous
support of Phoenix College and the Consul General de
México in Phoenix, AZ.
April 17, Saturday 2pm
Popular speaker Patrick Frank is a bi-lingual art
historian, curator, author
of Posada's Broadsheets: Popular Imagery in Mexico City,
1890-1910, and the author of Artforms: An Introduction
to the Visual Arts, as well as editor of Readings in
Latin American Art, and contributor to Marilyn
Stokstad’s Art History, 3d edition. As witty as he is
eloquent, Dr. Frank will discuss expressive 20th
century figural art in
Innovations in Modern Latin American Art.
May 20, Thursday 5:30-7:00pm Collecting
Spanish Colonial Art: One Man’s Historical and Art
is presented by Michael A. Brown, Mayer Center Fellow in
Spanish Colonial Art at the Denver Museum of Art. Mr.
Mayer will discuss the fascinating life of DC Stapleton
which was full of exotic travel, romance and
international intrigue. Stapleton’s equally fascinating
collection consists of over 500 objects such as
masterpieces and secret drawers in colonial furniture
which turned out to contain emeralds and other jewels,
not discovered until opened by the curators at the
Denver Art Museum.
Cocktail reception immediately following on Grossman
ASU Museum of
Museum of Anthropology, Cady and Tyler malls. (480)
Art Editions, 3908 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.
(480) 990-1200 Ext. 101.One-Woman Mexican Art
exhibition Arizona debut exhibition of Mexican master
painter Cecilia Amaro, who pa still lifes: landscapes and
abstract paintings. Ongoing.
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona
“Choices and Change: American Indian Artists in the
Southwest.” The signature exhibit will include
paintings, sculpture, jewelry, baskets, kachina dolls
and pottery. Ongoing.
“Our Weaving: Textiles From the Four Corners” An
exhibition featuring 12 Navajo weavings. Ongoing.
“Interpretive Garden” A lush array of native plants,
sculpture by American Indian artists and a water
feature, as well as information to assist in education
and interpretation. Ongoing. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Mondays-Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 32633 N.
Scottsdale Road. Admission: $2-$5. (480) 488-9812.
Herberger Theater Center Art Gallery, 222 E. Monroe,
Phoenix. (602) 254-7399.
American Fine Art
- One-Woman Mexican Art Exhibition Arizona debut exhibition
of Mexican master painter Cecilia Amaro, who paints still
lifes, landscapes and abstract paintings. Ongoing.
American Fine Art Editions, 3908 N. Scottsdale Road,
Scottsdale. (480) 990-1200, Ext. 101.
Arizona Museum for Youth - “Artville”
is an ongoing exhibition designed as a small town for kids
up to age 5, featuring an art gallery, performing arts
center and art studio governed by the imaginary mayor of
Underwater FantaSEA” celebrates all there is to love
about the living waters around the world and their
colorful marine life with paintings, drawings,
multimedia pieces and activities. Through July 22.
“Discovering Nature’s Alphabet,”
series photographs of naturally occurring letters,
offers children and their families a playful way of
exploring and studying nature.
Through July 29.
“Faces of Art: The
Masks of Zarco Guerrero” The beauty, pageantry and power
of masks have served as reflections of the ever-changing
belief systems of different cultures. Through Oct. 7.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to
4 p.m. Sundays, 35 N. Robson, Mesa. Admission: $5. (480)
“Renegade Clay” This exhibition uncovers the work of
five artists from Western states who are defining a new
generation of clay workers.
Through Sept. 4.
“Visual Melodies: Selections from the Permanent
Collection” an orchestra of images with violins, pianos,
horns and drums playing a silent melody for all to see.
Through Sept. 15.
“Connectivity Stage 1” sound artist David Birchfield
explores works in the permanent collection by creating
an audience-interactive mediated space. Through Sept.
“Sean Duffy: The Grove” A selection of albums by
instrumental and vocal performers at each turntable
allows participants to change albums and tracks.
Through Sept. 29.
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Mill
Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe. Admission: Free. (480)
ASU Art Museum Ceramics
Research Center Showcase of ceramics from ASU’s collection. “Renegade Clay: 5 Views
From the West” Uncover the work of five artists from Western
states who are defining a new generation of clay workers. Through Sept. 4.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Mill Avenue and 10th
Street, Tempe. Admission: Free. (480) 965-2787.
ASU Phoenix Campus,
Mercado Building C - Island Dreams
Artist K.J. Gordon uses his art to bring ecological
awareness to the people. Through Aug. 31.
ASU Phoenix Campus, Mercado Building C, 502 E. Monroe. (602)
Fifth Annual Bon AppetitArtWalk The evening features
hors d'oeuvres and pastries from Scottsdale's best restaurants,
Wine tastings and martini bars, and live music along the gallery
route. 7 p.m. to 9 pm. Thursday, Oct.25.Main
Street and Marshall Way. Scottsdale. Admission: Free. (480)
Art on the Move: Eighth Annual Gala food and live
entertainment, silent auctions, jazz singer Rachel
Price, and post-performance dessert and champagne
reception with the artist. Proceeds will support arts education
programs for youth at Mesa Arts Center. 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27, Mesa Arts
Center, 1 E. Main St. Admission: $200. (480) 644-6500.
Central Gallery, Burton Barr Central Library Permafrost: Recent Work by Matt Kruback This series of
recent paintings and drawings are based on actual
atmospheric events and locations
witnessed by the local artist.
Through July 30.
Central Gallery, Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N.
Central Ave. (602) 256-3521.
Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway,
Phoenix. (480) 941-1225 Picasso: 25 Years of Edition
. Ceramics An exhibit of 65 ceramic works - plates, bowls,
pitcher vases, and plaques, plus posters from previous
Picasso ceramic exhibitions and photographs 0f Picasso at
work at the Madour, workshop. Through Nov. 15.
Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana
Drive. (480) 816-5200Fall 2007 Art Show Diverse ,
paintings chosen from 210 entries by 92 artists who are all
part of the Arizona Watercolor Association. Through Nov. 15.
G2 Gallery, 4200 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale. (480)
429-1129. Paintings by Joanne Kerrihard and Russ Havard A
showcase new works from Tucson artist Kerrihard, and Texas
landscape artist Havard. Through Oct. 27. G2 Gallery,
“Animals in Art Explore” exhibits and enjoy music and dance
performances, children’s authors, hands-on activities and
free snacks, as part of the Sizzlin’ Summer Saturdays. 11
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 7. Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave.,
Phoenix. Admission: $3-$10, kids are free with a paid adult.
From "Cabaret!” Join the cast and crew of Mesa Encore
Theatre at Riverview's Theater District for singing, dancing and
mingling. Specially pizza from Red Brick Pizza's "Cabaret Menu·
will be available. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Mesa Riverview, 1061 N. Dobson
Road. Admission: Free.
Monsters Ball There will be
live entertainment, costumes, Planet Poe, dancers, DJs, dungeon,
spiders and zombies, a monster buffet and a cash bar. 7 p.m. to
1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Alwun
House Gallery & Gardens, 1204 E.Roosevelt St., Phoenix.
Art Festival There will be book signings, local artists,
food, jewelers, original art and prints; and a demonstration by
featured artist CJ Rider 9 a.m. to 4pm;,
Oct. 27, Gallery of the
Superstitions, 2114 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction. Admission:
Free. (480) 671-1234.
Artist Reception: Sylvia Long The illustrator will be signing copies of
her modern children’s classics. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday,
July 5. Duley-Jones
Gallery, 7100 E. Main St., Scottsdale. Admission: Free.
Arizona Historical Society Museum 1300 N. College Ave"
Tempe. "Notes From the Past:' Fourth Annual Dia de los
Muertos Altars & Art Exhibit. "The exhibit incorporates
individual, community and humanistic historical landmarks to
celebrate Day of the Dead. Through Nov. 4. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Admission:
$4. (480) 929-0292.
Arizona Museum for Youth
35 N. Robson, Mesa.
"Artville" is an
ongoing exhibition designed as a small town for kids up to
age 5, featuring an art gallery, performing arts center and
art studio governed by the imaginary mayor of Artville, Art.
"Toys": Featuring paintings, sculptures, photographs and
other artwork that depict playthings and games from the
artist's point of view. Through Nov.
25. "Outside the Book": Book artists take the
conventional notion of the book a step further by combining
Images with text in unexpected and unconventional ways, and
offering alternatives to how a. story is told. Through
Feb.3. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday Saturday and noon to 4 p.m.
Arizona Museum of
Natural History 53 N. MacDonald, Mesa.Features a
dinosaur exhibit, a history courtyard and a native peoples
gallery. "Crocodiles: Ancient Survivors": See how they bave
changed over time. Ongoing. "Hohokam! Ancient Monuments of
the Salt River Valley": The Salt River Valley was home to
the Hohokam, who built. ancient temples and vast networks of
enormous irrigation canals that lie beneath our homes and
streets. Ongoing. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,
Admission: $4-$8. (480) 644-2230.
ASU Art MuseumNelson Fine Arts Center, Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe.
(480) 965-2787 "Everyday Miracles: Latin American Folk Art From the Cecere
Collection" examines the interaction between the secular and
the sacred in Latin America. Through
Jan. 5. "Jarbas Lopes: Cicloviaerea": Using bicycles,
sculpture, drawing, installation, video and performance,
Lopes builds the work within the gallery and then takes it
into the community. Through Dec. 30.
"Moving Targets, Business as Usual/New Video From China/Cao
Fei and Yang Fudong": To address the emergence of a new
middle class in China, they portray workers who left small
towns to pursue life in the big city and took with them the
dreams to be dancers and singers, but ended up in factories.
Through Dec. 9. "Moulthrop Generations; Turned Wood Bowls by
Ed, Philip and Matt Moulthrop":The Moulthrops are known for
their concentration on the inherent beauty of local woods,
elegant vessel forms, and innovations in surface treatment
and turning technique. Through Jan. 26. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday Nelson Fine
Arts Cen1er, Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe. Admission:
Free. (480) 965-2787.
ASU Art Museum Ceramics
Research Center Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe. (480) 965-2787.
ASU Phoenix Campus,
Mercado Building C - 502 E. Monroe.
ASU Museum of
Cady and Tyler malls (480) 965-6224.
ArtWalk arts district along Main Street from Scottsdale
Road to Goldwater Boulevard and on Marshall Way from Indian
School Road to Fifth Avenue. (480) 990-3939.
Heritage Park: Free
Victorian Crafts and Activities Get the facts on how ice was made in early Phoenix
while using old and new ice shavers to make snow cones from
a block of ice. Take a step back in time to enjoy a piece of
history while making vintage crafts. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 7.
Heritage and Science Park, 115 N. Sixth St., Phoenix.
Admission: Free. (602) 262-5071.
Fine Art, 4200 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale.(480)
429-6262.Alchemy .. Algorithm Edward Lentsch's textural
paintings create narrative where science and mysticism meet.
Through Oct. 25.
Larsen Gallery, 3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale.(480)
941-0900.GeometryFeatures the freestanding
and wall-dependent works of Florida artist Jane Manus.
Through Nov. 30.
below is a new painting by Stephen Morath. It is an
acrylic on canvas measuring 30" x 34" at
Leslie Levy Fine Art.
Leslie Levy Fine Art,The Spirit of
the Southwest This two-man exhibition will feature
Stephen Morath's colorful Southwestern paintings and Roberto
Cardinale's wood Sculptures of Hispanic missions. Through
Leslie Levy Fine Art,
7137 Main St., Scottsdale. (480) 947-2925.
“Paradise Lost: Arizona South of the Ice” go back to the
“Crocodiles: Ancient Survivors” see how they have
changed over time.
“The Southwest in Art” pieces from the museum’s own
collection will be displayed.
“Your Healer Within” the human body show for the whole
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, 53 N. Macdonald.
Admission: $4-$8. (480) 644-2230.
“Parallel” is a new installation of alternative
materials by Kenneth Richardson and Ted Troxel. Through July 29.
“Physical Presence” the figure in contemporary art.
Through Aug. 8.
“Contemporaneous Corroboration” highlights the work of
Phoenix couple Annie Lopez and Jeff
Arizona artists utilize photography as their means of
Through Aug. 12. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursdays-Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Mesa
Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Admission: $3.50. Free on
Thursdays. (480) 644-6560.
Mesa Historical Museum
“Searching for Mesa: Finding Ourselves in Our History”
features more than 200 historic photographs and artifacts
that led to Mesa’s rise to become the 40th-largest city in
the U.S. Ongoing.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2345 N. Horne.
Admission: $3-$5. (480) 835-7358.
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. Third St. (602)
262-4632.The Arizona Pastel Artists Association, is
presenting a juried show of some Arizona's most talented
pastel artists. Through Oct. 25.
Naked Horse Gallery
- New Paintings and Bronzes by Guilloume Ongoing.
Naked Horse Gallery, 4151 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale. (480)
Scottsdale Artists' School, 3720 N. Marshall (480)
990·1422.The Best and Brightest Fine Art Show and Sale
Featuring paintings, drawings and sculpture from
professional as well as , undiscovered artists, the annual
juried show is considered a not miss by collectors and
enthusiasts. Through Nov. 16.
“Contemporary Scandinavian Art” four Scandinavian
artists make work in response to Arizona’s physical
environs and social landscape.
Through Sept. 2.
“SouthwestNET: Drawing Outside the Lines” looks at the
greatly expanded practice of drawing today.
“Modern(ist) Love: The Dorothy Lincoln-Smith and Harvey
K. Smith Collection” Their mutual passion for abstract
art is but one aspect of their shared exuberance for a
“Space is the Place” will feature installations,
paintings, works on paper, and sound and video works
made during the past ten years by an international group
of contemporary artists. Through Sept. 2.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 7374 E. Second St.
Admission: $7. Free on Thursday. (480) 994-2787.
Lisa Marie Sipe The artist paints with the ancient
medium of encaustic, or pigment in wax, to push the
boundaries of natural beauty in unexpected and
provocative ways, while maintaining a sense of the
Shemer Students’ Biennial An exhibition of students’
July 12. Shemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback
Road, Phoenix. (602) 262-4727.
Step Gallery, 817-951 5. Mill Ave., Tempe. (480)
965-7044.Double X Invitational exhibition of small works by
Women 8CIllploIlt from art departments all over the country
and their graduating students. Through Oct. 26.
ArtWalk Weekly downtown Scottsdale art walk in the arts district
along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater
Boulevard and on Marshall Way from Indian School Road to
Fifth Avenue. Many downtown galleries remain open during
this event. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Admission: Free.
Tempe City Hall Gallery
Landscapes The exhibition explores contemporary and
traditional approaches to landscape images including
printmaking, drawings and photography. Through Oct. 28. City
Hall Gallery, 31 E. Fifth St., Tempe. (480) 967-2001.
Tempe Public Library, lower level, 3500 S.Rural Road.
(480) 350-2867. Containment An exhibition exploring the
themes and media surrounding artists' interpretations of
"containment." Through Nov. 2.
Textures Gallery at artspace
- Soheil Farsani The beautifully crafted furniture is a
combination of metal and wood, with whatever other material
the artist cares to add to capture the essence of the piece.
Opens July 5, through Aug. 6. Textures Gallery at artspace,
4235 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale. (480) 947-4014.
Tilt Gallery - Selected artists from around the world working in
historical or alternative methods. Through July 20. Tilt
Gallery, 919 W. Fillmore St., Phoenix. (602) 716-5667.
Vihel Center for the Arts
- Going Places Artwork form places all over the world.
Through July 12. Art On Main, 48 W. Main. St., Mesa. (480)
649-7400. Instructors Exit Studio An exhibition of original
artwork by instructors from the Studio Artists Program.
Through Aug. 30. Vihel Center for the Arts, 3340 S. Rural
Road, Tempe. (480) 350-5287.
Red, Hot, and Cool Too A few of the artists being
featured include: Charles Davison, Linda CarterHolman,
and Thomas Nelford. Opens July 5, through July 26.
Splash into Colores Fran Larsen and Charles Davison’s
vibrant works will be among those featured. Opens July
5, through July 26. Wilde Meyers Art Galleries, 7100 E.
Main St., Scottsdale. (480) 947-1489.
- Celebrating the Figure Featuring paintings and sculptures
representing the realistic, the romantic, and the whimsical.
Opens July 5,
through July 31. Willow Gallery, 7175-7177 East Main
Street, Scottsdale. (480) 424-7300.
Artist Reception: Sylvia Long 7100 E. Main St., Scottsdale (480)
Heard Museum North
Scottsdale 32633 N. Scottsdale Road. (480) 488-9812.
"Choices and Change: American Indian Artis1s in the
Southwest: The signature exhibit will include paintings,
sculpture, jewelry, baskets, kachina dolls and pottery.
Ongoing. "Our Weaving: Textiles From the Four Corners": An
exhibition featuring 12 Navajo weavings. Ongoing.
"Interpretive Garden": A lush array of native plants,
sculpture by American Indian artists and a water feature: as
well as information to assist in education and
interpretation. Ongoing. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Admission:
$2-$5. (480) 488-9812.
Heritage Park 115 N. Sixth
St., Phoenix. Admission: Free. (602) 262-5071.
Mesa Contemporary Arts
Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. (480) 644-6560.
and Daniel Martin Diaz" by the Tucson artist and musician
creates mystical, surreal, time-worn paintings with
influences of devotional folk art, ritual and irony converge
with Catholic iconography. Through
Dec. 2. "Papel Chicano: Works on Paper From the
Collection of Cheech Marin" features nearly 40 works, many
never before publicly displayed, by established artists
using the bold and intense image rich in color that has long
been a trademark of artwork created to express the Chicano
experience. Through Jan. 6. "Beyond the "Cell" explores the influences of animation on
contemporary art. Through Feb. 10.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.$3.50. Free on
Mesa Historical Museum
2345 N. Horne. (480) 835-7358.
"Searching for Mesa: Finding Ourselves in Our History"
features more than 200 historic photographs and artifacts
that led to Mesa's rise to become the 40th-largest city in
the U.S. Ongoing. "Thanks for Tuning in - The Wallace and
Ladmo Show" explores the history and fun facts of the local
TV show that captivated three generations of Arizonans.
Through Aug. 31.10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday,
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 7374 E. Second St. (480)
Form: The Goldschmidt Collection of Sculpture" focuses
on two themes within the Goldschmidt's extensive collection:
abstracted figures and geometric constructions. Through
Jan. 27. "In Wonderland: Animation by Christine Rebet,
Shahzia Sikander, and Hiraki Sawa" features new video
animations by the artists using a digital video approach
with a craftsman's sensibility, using delicate watercolors,
miniature setups and drawings to shape narratives that are
visually delightful and humanistic poignant.
Through Jan. 20. "Seeing the
Unseen: Photographs by Harold E. Edgerton" features a
pioneer of advancing photographic techniques that
revolutionized the way artists use film. His use of
stroboscopy and ultra-high-speed photography proved to be
the foundation for the development of electronic speed flash
used in modern cameras. Through Dec.
30. 2008."Right to Print: Segura Publishing Company"
This exhibition celebrates the rich achievements of Segura
Publishing. Through Dec. 30, 2008.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to . 8 p.m.
Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Admission: $7. Free on
Hear the lioness tune up her roar. Amy Winehouse's
soulful voice was snuffed out too early, as evidenced by
the eagerly awaited compilation of previously unreleased
tracks, remastered classics, and brand-new compositions.
Lioness: Hidden Treasures proves that the singer's
musical legacy continues to give back.