Art listings: Week of July 17
David Lujan Romo will demonstrate his hands-on techniques in creating small copper wire insects from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at 'Tis Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., Prescott. Adults and children will have the opportunity to create their own spiders, scorpions and flies. The event is free. For more information, call the gallery at 775-0223.
Local artist Neil Orlowski will be demonstrating his oil painting techniques from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the Art Store, 109 S. Granite St., during the 4th Friday Art Walk. For information, call 443-0749.
The Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art invites the public to "Spectacular Illusions," Russell's one-man show. Russell will be showcasing his new watercolor and original paintings. The public is welcome to attend a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 24, with live music by Pat Beary and refreshments. The gallery is located in the Old Firehouse Plaza, 220 W. Goodwin St. For information, call 928-445-7009 or visit www.ianrussellart.com.
Mountain Artists Gallery presents "Glorious Color," new works by Chris Saper, through Aug. 23. Saper will greet the public at a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24. Mountain Artists Gallery is located at 228 N. Alarcon St. in Prescott. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 776-4009.
The Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture announces its annual Navajo Summer Rug and Indian Art Auction. Preview for the art auction is from 2 to 4 p.m. with the auction from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 24. Review for the rug auction is from 9 a.m. to noon, with the auction from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 25.
The event is free and open to the public. The Smoki Museum is located at 147 Arizona Ave. in Prescott. For more information, call the Smoki Museum at 445-1230.
The "Don't Stop with Dali" art exhibit opens at the Prescott Fine Arts Gallery, on the Willis Street side of 208 N. Marina St, Prescott, on Friday, July 31, with a free public reception at 5 p.m. This exhibit will run through Sept. 5. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Scott Heide, Maggie Hickman and Maria Lynam curated this exhibit of surrealism, which explores how artists' imaginations interpret the world around them through their inner eye. For more information, call 445-3286 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, 134 S. Montezuma St. Prescott, 776-7717, presents nationally known illustrator Bret Blevins at the Artist Show and Reception during the 4th Friday Art Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. July 24.
Mary L. Claw, Chemehuevi basket weaver, will be the featured presenter and guest artist for the month of July at the Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture. She will give a presentation on the baskets at 6 p.m. Friday, July 17, and will demonstrate her basket weaving from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 18. Admission is free on Friday; museum admission will apply for Saturday's demonstration.
The Prescott Fine Arts Gallery, 208 N. Marina St., will show "Under Western Skies," an exhibit of 2-D and 3-D work depicting cloud formations, sunsets, sunrises, and mountain silhouettes by local artists, through Friday, July 24. The gallery will play host to a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on July 24 during the 4th Friday Art Walk. The event will feature music by Granite Creek Bluegrass, along with refreshments. For information, call 928-445-3286 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Ave., is showing "Images of the Past: 1886 to 1930," a photographic exhibit featuring the work of C.S. Fly, Edward S. Curtis, and Kate Thompson Cory. Fly, a photographer from Tombstone from 1879 to 1901, accompanied U.S. Army General George Crook to negotiate a surrender with Geronimo, and took the only photos on record of American Indians still at war with the United States. Edward Curtis conducted a project of photographing American Indians from 1898 to 1930. Cory lived among the Hopi on First Mesa for seven years in the early 1900s. The exhibit runs through Aug. 31. Call 445-1230 for more information.
The Phippen Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary with "Remembering George," an exhibit paying tribute to George Phippen, with permanent collection pieces and selected works by Phippen and other Cowboy Artists that have come from private collectors. The show runs through July 26. Call 778-1385 for more information.