Jerome puts plethora of artists on display Saturday
Art aficionados can welcome in the New Year tomorrow with the artists and galleries of Jerome.
Many galleries will be celebrating the new year with new artists, music and refreshments from 5-8 p.m. Saturday.
Visit The Old Jerome High School, including Building C, occupied by the Anderson-Mandette Studio, the main Building A with Hemleben Gallery, Dawn Sutherland, Purple Sky Photography and other open studios, and Building B with Vicky Day and Seeds Natural Fiber Clothing, Derryl Day and Sally Murphy.
For more galleries, continue up the hill,
The First Saturday Jerome Art Walk features 30 galleries and studios throughout the town. Many of these spaces are clustered together, making it enjoyable to spend time in each section before moving on to the next.
A map is provided to guide walkers through the venue, and a free shuttle service makes the travel easier. Plenty of parking is available.
Dawn Sutherland will be in her studio in the Old Jerome High School. There is always a painting underway on her easel. Sutherland will have her "plein air" kit set up on display, so people can see what is involved in doing a painting outdoors.
Vicki Day, with her hand-dyed, felted and embellished textiles, will show classic clutch-style purses in a myriad of colors. A new line of mirrors, framed in her signature wools and embellished with beadwork is also new this month. Her work can also be seen in the studio as well as The Jerome Gallery.
Sally Murphy, an oil artist, has several new pieces up for January. Her style is interesting in that she uses only a palette knife or a rag, in colors that infuse a sense of lightness and spirit.
Sandy Brown excels at her vintage millinery work as well as hand designed clothing in natural fibers. They can all be seen at the Old Jerome High School Bldg. B - "Day Artist Studio."
The Cody DeLong Studio was alive with lots of guests last month.You can visit Cody inside The Jerome Gallery, under new ownership and filled with new and lovely work by talented artists.
Next door, Raku Gallery is sure to delight with more than 300 artists represented and a panoramic view that is extraordinary.
Jerome's Jewelry Artist Rick Hernandez has been hard at work creating a unique line of custom 14k gold and sterling silver jewelry. He will be featuring a fabulous line of Australian Opal inlay jewelry along with Tanzanite, Diamond, Amethyst and various Arizona Gemstones.
Hernandez's 17-year-old son Ricky has created a variety of jewelry designs with contemporary flair to traditional patterns. He enjoys using Drusy, Tourmaline and Amethyst when creating his pieces. Jerome's Jewelry is located at its new digs - 114 Jerome Ave, right by the Jerome Gallery.
Nellie Bly is sure to have some exciting new artists and across the street, Made in Jerome artists will be creating ceramics during Art Walk.
Join the Pura Vida Gallery for its champagne and chocolate reception during the Jan. 3 Art Walk.
Aurum Jewelry is filled with custom jewelry by owners Kurt and Sharon who will be on hand to discuss their creations.
This month at Altai, a selection of handmade sleigh bells that make beautiful sounds add to the holiday season of one's home. Along with the sleigh bells, check out a new batch of handsome men's wallets that are either bi-fold or tri-fold.
To kick off the New Year, Kee To Fine Art (joined with American Landscape Gallery) brings in Italian plein air oil painter, Robert Shackelford. He is a native of Palermo, Italy and has lived in Tuscany for the majority of his life. His original oil paints on canvas depict various scenes throughout Tuscany capturing vineyards, medieval castles, villas and more.
The gallery also has fine art landscape photography by Tom Narwid from Southern Utah to Northern Arizona, as well as scenes from the New England area.
R. Eric Kee has added a few double drone flutes to his red cedar flute collection. In addition, he has numerous Native American scenes, from pen/ink to oil on canvas.
Next door, Dreamscapes welcomes in the New Year with Joanna Pregon's paintings and the work of her growing group of artists.
Across the street, New Orleans owners of Lola will be showing the folk art of JoJo as well as vintage jewelry from around the world.
"Wonderments"- New works by Brice Wood opens at the Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery and runs through Feb. 18. Founding member Brice Wood's new work not only kicks off the new year but also the show is something fresh and new from the artist. The opening party kicks off at 5 p.m. and will feature music by guitarist Jimmy DuFresne, and refreshments for all guests. The Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery is located at 502 Main St. and is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
The Fool on the Hill rings in the New Year with a new collection of recycled glass jewelry from the Christy Fisher Studio. The new collection is a mix of copper mesh, bronze, and silver with glass accents. The Fool on the Hill features more than 25 clothing and jewelry artists from Arizona. Visit them for wine, chocolate, and wearable art.
The Spirit Art Gallery will be showcasing 40 artists. From amazing photography using digital or large format cameras, to a wide variety of painting styles using oil, watercolor and pastels, to organic art using fruits, vegetables and pine needles, to various jewelry styles, there is an eclectic array of items.
Gallery 527, right next door to the Spirit Art Gallery, will feature a group of fine artists who continue to show "Small Works." Gallery 527 welcomes new artists Virginia and Clive Pates. Virginia is a master of experimental ceramics and Clive will discuss his Baja landscape, an oil on linen masterpiece. Jerome favorite Dave Rentz will be performing.
For more information on this first Saturday Jerome Art Walk visit www.jeromeartwalk.com or call Donna at (928) 649-2277.