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January 2017

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ART ESCAPES” and “Bird Banter” Miniatures
On Display through February 5th/Featured artists are: Bonnie Bedillion, Margaret Aden, Denyse Fenelon, Pamela Howe, Stan Mahan and Alexandria Winslow/Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday 10AM-5PM/Sunday 10AM-1:30PM/Desert Artisans’ Gallery 6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 722-4412 www.DesertArtisansGallery.com

Modern Masters-Paintings and Sculpture (Lee Chesney (1920-2016), Ben Goo)
On Display through January 21st/ Paintings and works on paper by the late Lee Chesney and marble and wood sculpture by Ben Goo. The works by both artists are rooted in the American Expressionist movement of the 1950’s. Chesney’s abstract paintings are large and brightly colored, some monumental and others gestural. Ben Goo’s sculpture includes marble pedestal pieces and later wood wall sculpture. Goo’s work is both sublime and serene/ Hours, Tues-Fri 11AM-5PM/Saturday 11AM-4PM/Davis Dominguez Gallery 154 E. 6th St. 629-9759

"Abstracto Raro"
On Display January 7th through 28th/Abstract paintings, the artists: Nancy Drigotas, Ann Tracy Lopez, Glory Tacheenie Campoy, Neda Contreras, Martin Quintanilla, David Scott Moyer, E. M. Contreras/Open Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM/Contreras Gallery 110 E. 6th St. 398-6557

Animal Treasures
On Display January 7th-February 8th/The paintings and drawings of North American wildlife by Brenda Rentfro/All ages welcome-No fee to attend (November-April Wed-Sun. 10AM-3PM) Pima County Agua Caliente Park Gallery House 12325 E. Roger Rd. 615-7855

"Southwest Splendor"
On Display January 14th through February 4th/showcase the works of two outstanding landscape artists, Mark Daniels and Cliff Vancura in a special plein air event. Both artists who are adept at capturing the ever-changing beauty of the southwest/Open Daily 11AM-8PM/CasaBella Fine Arts Gallery in Joesler Village, 4425 N. Campbell Ave. 207-4544

Being Feminist: What Feminism Means to Me
Exhibition runs until March 6th (Opening reception Friday January 6th from 6-8PM Refreshments provided) YWCA Galleria 525 N Bonita Ave. 884-7810

All Members’ Show
January 10th- February 5th/Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11AM-4PM/Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Gallery Williams Centre (Craycroft & Broadway) 5420 E. Broadway #240 299-7294

Illuminations: Aleph to Tav”
On Display through Jan. 29th/Lynn Rae Lowe’s award-winning Dancing Sylphs® menorah, sculptures, tribute walls and intensely colorful Aluminations metal arts and furnishing have made her internationally renowned, carried in galleries near and far. The compassionate, funny and deeply spiritual artist is now turning the page to a new chapter, starting with the letter Aleph. Reflecting a lifelong passion for researching ancient wisdom and symbolism, Lowe presents the entire Hebrew Aleph Bet in more than a dozen ways to connect each letter to associated meanings in words, numbers, colors, planets, astrological signs and more/Free and open to the public/Mon-Thurs, 9AM-9PM/Sunday & Friday 9AM-6PM/Closed Saturdays and Jewish holidays/Tucson JCC 3800 E. River Rd. 618-5033

David Horvitz | The Studio Rent Editions: 2010 -Ongoing
On Display through Jan. 17th/Collection of works from a series Horvitz produces to support his studio work- space, initially in New York and now in Los Angeles. Each month, an excerpt from his daily life becomes an edition of ten works. Perhaps an envelope of sand from California, a document of a modest performance, or a photograph turned into a postcard, the individual works – often poetic gestures of human connection -- are sold at 1/10th the monthly cost of the studio and mailed to supporters. This installation brings six years of dispersed work back together, becoming a document at the intersection of daily life and art practice and an archive of an artist’s economic reality/Free to the Public Every Day/Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM/UofA Joseph Gross Gallery 1031 N. Olive Rd. 626-4215

Sonoran Symbiosis
On Display through February 8th/Main Gallery-Sonoran Symbiosis will investigate the balance of nature in the Sonoran Desert and reveal the complexities and curiosities that exist between the varied flora and fauna that live in the Sonoran Desert, the most biologically diverse desert in North America/Open Daily 9PM-5PM/Tohono Chul Park 7366 N Paseo del Norte 742-6455

Terra Mater
On Display January 14th through March 6th/Featuring mixed media by artist Mayme Kratz and photography by Michael Lundgren and Christopher Colville. Terra Mater’s artists remind us of what RW Emerson called, our ”original relationship to the universe,” providing an intimate look at the processes of ruin and regeneration in the Sonoran desert/Open Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-5PM/Etherton Gallery 135 S 6th Ave 624-7370 

Visions of the Borderlands: Myths and Realities
On Display Jan 23rd through June 30th/ Since the 1800’s, American popular culture has been filled with romanticized depictions about the West and the US Mexican border. These stereotypes became conventions in Western novels which typically include plots that portray conflicts between “law abiding” Americans and “blood thirsty” Indians who are typically regarded “savages” and treated as “other”. The Mexican border is typically portrayed as “lawless,” and Mexicans are usually described as dirty “bandidos”. Only American law and justice can bring peace in these works. Hollywood has also perpetuated these myths as evidenced in the abundance of Western films produced throughout the 20th Century the majority of which include stereotyped portrayals of Indians and Mexicans/Hours M-F 9AM-6PM/Special Collections at the University of Arizona Libraries 1510 E. University Blvd. 621-6423

DeGrazia’s "Modernist Ceramics"
On Display through January 25th/Ted and Marion DeGrazia is a retrospective of the functional and fine art ceramics produced by the married artists in 1950's and 1960's Tucson/Their own regional and rustic mid-century style permeates their work, from Ted's slip-cast production ware to Marion's ceramic and driftwood sculptures/Open daily 10AM-4PM/DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun 6300 N Swan Rd. 299-9191   

DeGrazia’s Navajo Collection
On Display through January 25th/Scenes of daily life on the Navajo Reservation are featured in DeGrazia’s Navajo Collection. Seventeen oil paintings dating from 1960 to 1966, depict the Navajo people at work, at play, on the trail, and at tribal gatherings/Open daily 10AM-4PM/DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun 6300 N Swan Rd. 299-9191 

El Mercado-DeGrazia Paints the Marketplace”
On Display through Jan 24th 2018/Paintings of the vendors, goods, and stalls of the public markets of old Mexico and Guatemala are featured in this new exhibit/Open daily 10AM-4PM/DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun 6300 N Swan Rd. 299-9191

STILLNESS
On Display January 30th through March 5th/ The exhibit features work by Colin Blakely, Kate Breakey, Sean-Paul Pluguez and Claire A. Warden. Stillness brings together one sculptor and three photographers that use the concept of silence or motionless to give the viewers a sense of calmness. Each artist uses unique mediums including encaustic, iconic scrolled landscapes, identity in saliva, and grape stakes with 24kt gold leaf/Free and open to the public/Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 10AM-5PM/Friday 10AM-3PM/Pima Community College Center for the Arts, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery-West Campus 2202 West Anklam Rd. 206-6942

The New Westward: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles that Move the Modern West
On Display through Feb. 12th/ Westward Ho! an exciting proclamation coined in the early 1800s signified the dawn of exploration and development of the American West. This spirited idea continues through present-day as travel throughout the region uses the fastest and most efficient modes of transportation available: trains, planes, and automobiles/Tues-Sat 10AM-8PM/Sun 12PM-5PM/2nd Sunday’s get in Free/1st Thurs of the month is free after 5pm/Tucson Museum of Art 140 N Main Ave 624-2333

Red and Blue
On Display through February 26th/ Curated and organized by the Museum’s student affinity group, MUSE, Red and Blue is quite literally an exhibit about color, but is also inherently about school spirit and the evolution of The University of Arizona. Using UA colors as a starting point, this exhibit explores individual works of art from the UAMA permanent collection, connecting them to important milestones in UA history/Tues-Fri 9AM-5PM/Sat-Sun 12PM-4PM/University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts (UAMA) 1031 Olive Rd. 621-7567

Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life
On Display through May 27th/This exhibit examines Kahlo’s work through the lens of the plants and nature in her paintings and her personal gardens. Tucson Botanical Gardens was selected as the only institution to receive this extraordinary exhibition designed by one of the world’s premier botanical gardens, the New York Botanical Garden/ NYBG’s staff worked for years to create Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life—the first exhibit ever to focus on Kahlo’s engagement with nature, revealing her intense interest, aesthetic appreciation and deep knowledge of the natural world, especially Mexico’s plant life/Open Daily 8:30AM-4:30PM/Porter Hall Gallery in the lovely Tucson Botanical Gardens 2150 N Alvernon Way 326-9686

Ongoing Exhibits

Philabaum Gallery
In 1975, Philabaum left Chicago in a snowstorm, drove to Tucson & never looked back/That first week he slept in his van along the Mt. Lemmon highway, but by day soon found a warehouse to rent for sleeping & more importantly, his studio, where he formed the Clay & Glass Cooperative with several other artists/And there he built AZ's first glass studio/By 1980, the studio had a life of its own/This summer we celebrate Philabaum's glass years in Tucson by featuring works from his many series/Visitors may often watch the glassblowing in the studio/Call to be sure of glassblowing dates for the current week/Tues-Sat 10AM-5PM/Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio 711 S 6th Ave. 884-7404

Kyoto Reconsidered” Photo Exhibition
Images of iconic people, buildings, and gardens in Japan’s most traditional city by Yume Japanese Gardens founder and Executive Director Patricia Director/Framed photos can be purchased tax-free; all proceeds go to Gardens operating fund/ Entrance free with regular $9 Gardens admission; discounts available for senior, military, student, and child visitors/Daily, 9:30AM-4:30PM/Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson 2130 N. Alvernon Way 272-3200

Reflected Light Gallery
Tucson's newest destination for fine art landscape photography & handcrafted Sterling silver chain maille jewelry/The gallery is home to Paul Pryor Photography & Joya Bonita Jewelry/Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 11am-5:30pm/Sunday 11am-3pm/La Plaza Shoppes 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste. #130/Reflected Light Gallery 731-0550

Permanent Collections at DeGrazia
6 Permanent Collections of Paintings that trace historical events & native cultures of the Southwest/DeGrazia and Padre Kino/DeGrazia Paints Cabeza de Vaca/DeGrazia Paints Papago Indian Legends/Retrospective Collection/DeGrazia Paints the Yaqui Easter/DeGrazia Paints The Bullfight/Free admission/Open daily 10AM-4PM/DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun 6300 N Swan Rd. 299-9191

The Pottery Project-Explore the art of the potter & the science of the archaeologist as Arizona State Museum celebrates 2,000 years of Native pottery-making traditions in the Southwest/20,000+ whole vessels/Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest-Explore the origins, histories & contemporary lifeways of 10 Native cultures in an exciting mix of prehistoric artifacts, historic objects, life-size dioramas, & audio/video presentations/Waiting for Grandfather-a 168 cm. tall limestone sculpture by Taos Pueblo artist John Suazo, graces the entrance to ASM's south building/Water Carrier-a bronze sculpture by Apache artist Craig Dan Goseyun, adorns the front entrance of ASM's north building/Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM/Closed Sundays/Arizona State Museum 1013 E University Blvd 621-6302

Permanent Collections at TMOA 10AM-5PM
Art of Latin America
-includes pre-Columbian art produced by Native Americans prior to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century/Art of the American West-focuses on the varying expressions of the landscape, individuals, ideals & myths of the American West through art/Modern & Contemporary Art-TMOA began to collect modern art in the early 1970s, invigorated with a generous donation of 92 objects from the Lawrence J. Heller collection of European & American modernists, including works by such notable artists as Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Max Weber, William Baziotes, Jacques Lipchitz & Marino Marini/Pre-Colombian Art-features nearly 600 objects including jewelry, ceremonial vessels, figurines, masks, sculptures, textiles & feather arts/Rare Books & Manuscripts-Due to the generosity of donors such as Frederick Pleasants, Lee & Pam Parry & Lotte Reyersbach, among others, the TMOA Art Research Library contains a number of important & rare books/Tues-Sat 10AM-8PM/Sun 12PM-5PM/1st Sun of the month is half-price for everyone/1st Thurs of the month is free after 5pm/Tucson Museum of Art 140 N Main Ave 624-2333

The Arizona Cavalcade of History – The Alan B. Davis Gallery is open with 16 paintings by renowned Western artist William Ahrendt, each depicting a significant event in Arizona's colorful history. The paintings and their historical narratives were featured as a special 16-part "Cavalcade of History" series in Arizona Highways magazine from 1987 through 1990. Arizona Highways remembers this series as "among the magazine's most remembered illustrations." The giclées reproductions on canvas were donated to the Tubac Historical Society in memory of longtime Tubac resident and businessman Alan B. Davis. The collection is on permanent display at the Tubac Presidio's Otero Hall. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

The Altarpiece From Ciudad Rodrigo
Ongoing Art Exhibit/A jewel of the UAMA collection & one of the most important works produced in 15th century Spain/Tues-Fri 9AM-5PM/Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm/University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts (UAMA) 1031 Olive Rd. 621-7567

The Jacques and Yulla Lipchitz Collection: Models and Sketches 9AM-5PM
Ongoing Art Exhibit/Tues-Fri/Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm/University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts (UAMA) 1031 Olive Rd. 621-7567

Philabaum Gallery
In 1975, Philabaum left Chicago in a snowstorm, drove to Tucson & never looked back/That first week he slept in his van along the Mt. Lemmon highway, but by day soon found a warehouse to rent for sleeping & more importantly, his studio, where he formed the Clay & Glass Cooperative with several other artists/And there he built AZ's first glass studio/By 1980, the studio had a life of its own/This summer we celebrate Philabaum's glass years in Tucson by featuring works from his many series/Visitors may often watch the glassblowing in the studio/Call to be sure of glassblowing dates for the current week/Tues-Sat 11AM-4PM/Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio 711 S 6th Ave. 884-7404

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