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Art Listings: January 25

The Mountain Artists Gallery at 228 N. Alarcon St. presents "Daring Designs," a new exhibit and a special spotlight exhibit featuring the works of the "Art Escape" artist group. Daring Designs is a collection of works from 85 artists, showing in the gallery through April 15. The Art Escape show is in the Spotlight Room through Feb. 15. The gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artist receptions are held on Fourth Friday Art Walk night. Call 928-776-4009 for more information.

The Mountain Spinners & Weavers Guild presents its juried gallery show through Feb. 14 at the Yavapai College Art Gallery, 1100 E. Sheldon St. The opening reception is 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 25. The show features weavings, basketry, hand-spun yarn, beading and other fiber art pieces. Please call 776-0052 for more information.

The Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture at 147 N. Arizona St. is now open for the 2008 season. The museum will premier its next exhibit, "Hopi Quilts," on Feb. 9. Call 445-1230 for more information.

The Prescott Valley Art Guild presents Nadia Clark and Maria Lynam in a featured artists show at the Prescott Valley Art Guild Gallery at the Prescott Valley Samaritan Center, 3380 North Windsong. Clark specializes in photography and watercolor. Lynam is a multi-media artist. The show will run through April. Call 759-7120 for more information.

The Frame & I Gallery at 229 W. Gurley St. is featuring whimsical paintings by Linda Silen through January. Meet the artist during the Art Walk on Jan. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Visit the Krol Gallery from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, for clam chowder and fabulous art. The gallery is located at 1945 Commerce Center Circle, Ste. C in Prescott. Call 928-443-0408 for more information.

The Prescott Fine Arts Association presents "Black and White and Red All Over," an exhibit featuring work from 70 artists in the mediums of pen and ink, charcoal, graphite, photography, printmaking, paint, sculpture, and fiber art. The exhibit shows in the PFAA gallery at 208 N. Marina St. through Feb. 10. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m. Call (928) 445-3286 for more information.

Eye on the Mountain Gallery, 127 N. McCormick, presents "Arizona Desertscapes" - paintings by local artist Bill Johnson. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, or by appointment, and during the 4th Friday Artwalk from 6 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 25. Call 928-308-0319 for information.

The Phippen Museum presents "Native Myths and Legends," a juried exhibition examining Native American culture and religion through art by artists from various tribes, showing through Feb. 10. Pieces from the Phippen's permanent collection and from private collectors accompany the juried winners with subject matter celebrating the beauty and dignity of Native American cultures. Call (928) 778-1385 for more information.

The Lanning Gallery in Sedona presents the abstract paintings of Sarah Vaaler. Vaaler's hallmark is a layered dimensionality of amorphous shapes in striking non-uniform color fields. Call 928-282-6865 for more information.

The Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona celebrates in January the paintings of Native American abstract expressionist Joe Maktima. Maktima blends mixed media including sand, gold, handmade paper and other materials in an acrylic paint base, producing symbolic abstracts with an intense color palette. Call 928-282-2262 for more information.

Sharlot Hall Museum presents "Wish You Were Here: Greetings from the Canyon," an exhibit focusing on the early years of the postal service and the correspondence, postcards and curiosities written and sent by tourists and pioneer entrepreneurs who carved the first businesses on the rim. The exhibit is showing in the main gallery, 415 W. Gurley St., through March 16. Call 445-3122.

Submit items one week in advance by calling Lorin McLain at 445-3333, ext. 2038; by sending a fax to 759-5671; or by e-mailing lmclain@prescottaz.com. Photos with a resolution of 200 dpi may also be e-mailed (artwork runs on a space-available basis).