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Art Listings: Week of May 8

The Primavera School will present a gallery art show at Gary Melvin's Art Studio, 540 6th St., Ste. D & E, in Prescott, Friday, May 8, through Monday, May 11, with an artists' reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday.

Prescott College will hold its Arts & Letters Senior Exhibition through Saturday, May 9, featuring artworks by Genevieve Kluender, Travis Patterson and Robert Smith in the art gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse. The opening reception begins at 7:30 p.m., Friday, with readings by Loryn Isaacs and Katie Murphy at 8:30 p.m.

The Mountain Artist Gallery, 228 Alarcon St., will show "Modern Meets Mountain," a trio exhibition by Prescott artist Pamela Dunmire and her sons, Phoenix metal sculptors Ted and John Lewis of Lewis Interiors, through May 15. The Lewis brothers fuse urban chic metal sculptures and furniture reminiscent of mid-century contemporary style. Dunmire's abstract two-dimensional art is known for bold colors and metallic accents. Call 445-8530 for more information.

Yavapai College presents its Wood Turners Student Show through May 15 at the Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, 134 S. Montezuma.

Yavapai College will hold its semi-annual Juried Student Art Exhibition showcasing student artwork through May 22 in the Yavapai College Art Gallery at the Prescott campus. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, watercolors, fine art prints, photography, jewelry, sculpture ceramics, digital media design and woodcarving. Call 776-2031 for more information.

The Raven Café, 142 N. Cortez, will show "Dotmation," artwork by Michael Friend, known as "Friendo" to his art students. Friendo's technique involves covering a canvas with dark dots, then overlapping with gradients of color to give the illusion of dimension. The exhibit runs through May 17. Call 717-0009.

Prescott Valley Art Guild at 3380 N. Windsong presents the work of Karen Armstrong as featured artist through mid-July. A signature artist with Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona, Armstrong's mediums include watercolors, colored pencil and collage. Call 775-3668 for more information.

Bonnie Casey has donated seven paintings of nudes for sale at Pinon Pines Bar and Grill, 2701 Highway 89. All proceeds benefit local journalist Lauren Millette, who is suffering from burn-related injuries. Casey will also donate part of the proceeds from her sales in booth 152 during the Memorial Day art show in Prescott.

The Phippen Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary with "Remembering George," an exhibit paying tribute to George Phippen, with permanent collection pieces and selected works from private collectors by Phippen and other Cowboy Artists. The show runs through July 26. Call 778-1385 for more information.

Grayleaf Galleria will be featuring Prescott artist Maryhelen Ewing in May with a special month-long exhibit. Ewing will be in the Galleria Saturday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. throughout the month of May to meet the public and share her artistry. Call Jerry Von Schott, gallery director, for further information at 443-1503.

Grayleaf Galleria will be showcasing the works of Prescott raku potter Glen Trotter during the month of May. Glen will be in Galleria from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays throughout May with his potter's wheel doing live demonstrations for the public. Call Jerry Von Schott, gallery director, for further information at 443-1503.

The Huckeba Art Gallery, 227 W. Gurley, presents the contemporary Southwest and abstract art of Charles Huckeba. Huckeba's work combines actual and abstract concepts, taking forms and beings found in naturally occurring rock art and paints them true to form with contemporary backgrounds. Call 445-3848 for more information.

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