Mountain Artists Gallery and Gifts presents "High Desert Discoveries," a new exhibition that continues through Sept. 12. Some 70 different artists have interpreted the theme in oils, pastels, watercolors, jewelry, sculpture and more. Meet the artists Friday, May 22, during the Fourth Friday Art Walk reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 228 N. Alarcon St. in Prescott. For more information, call 776-4009.
The Frame & I Gallery, 229 W. Gurley, will feature a live sculpture demo by Keith Kendal of K&K studios, the studio behind enlarging some of the sculptural monuments in downtown Prescott, 5 to 8 p.m., 4th Friday Art Walk, Friday, May 22. Kendal will demonstrate the sculptural process in modeling clay. The gallery will also feature western artwork with prints by Bill Owen, Kathleen Roeth, Bill Anton, George Molnar, Tim Cox, and others. Call 445-5073 for more information.
The Prescott College Art Gallery in Sam Hill Warehouse presents the artwork of Diane Dwyer, Charles Lyon and Kathryn Schmidt, May 22 through June 26, with an opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, May 22.Call 776-5258 ext. 5, for more information.
The Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art in the Old Firehouse Plaza, 220 W. Goodwin St., presents "Outside In," a one-man show of new original acrylic paintings and old favorites by painter David Riley, 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, May 22. The free show includes live music, food and refreshments. Call 445-7009 or visit www.ianrussellart.com for more information.
The Art Store, 109 S. Granite St., will present an abstract acrylic painting demonstration by Pamela Dunmire, 5 to 7 p.m., during the 4th Friday Art Walk, Friday, May 22.
Galleries all over downtown Prescott open their doors with added entertainment for the 4th Friday Art Walk, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, May 22. Visit www.artthe4th.com for gallery listing and more information.
The Yavapai College Art Gallery at the Prescott Campus presents the site-specific audio/video installations of artist John Henry Blatter. The show runs May 28 through June 18. The opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 28 in the gallery.
The Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery at 134 S. Montezuma celebrates the gallery's 15th Anniversary Party and wearable art show, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, May 22.
The Mountain Artists Gallery, 228 N. Alarcon St., presents "High Desert Discoveries," a new exhibition May 22 through Sept. 12. Seventy artists interpret elements of the region in oils, pastels, watercolors, jewelry, sculpture and other media. The opening reception is scheduled during 4th Friday Art Walk, 5 to 7:30 p.m., May 22. Call 776-4009 for more information.
Eye on the Mountain art gallery, 117 N. McCormick ST., presents "Abstract Reality," a collection of work by Susan Russell, showing throughout May. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Visit www.eyeonthemountaingallery.com.
The Grayleaf Galleria will feature artist Mary Helen Ewing in May. Ewing recently released her limited edition giclee, "The Red Drape," and will share her technique and perspective in the gallery from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoons. Also featured in May is local Raku potter Glen Trotter, demonstrating his potter's-wheel technique in the gallery, Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. Call 443-1503 for more information.
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.
Prescott Valley Art Guild at 3380 N. Windsong presents the work of Karel 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.
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.
Prescott Fine Arts is looking for volunteers to curate seven juried shows for the 2009-10 season. Shows scheduled include "Celebrating Prescott Artists" in conjunction with the Prescott Humanities and Arts Association and the fifth annual Thumb Butte Fall Festival, the annual holiday show, "Music and Dance," "Wit and Wisdom," "The Mature Eye," "Animals in Art," "An Old West Story," and "Just for the Fun of It." Curators have varied duties such as issuing a call for art, planning special events, deciding awards, and hanging shows. A show usually has three curators. Call 443-8854 or 445-2796 for more information.