Originally Published: October 1, 2009 10:01 p.m.
Artist Renee Turner will greet the public and discuss her oil paintings from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at an opening reception, complemented with wine and appetizers, at Grayleaf Galleria. For information, call 928-443-1503.
The public is welcome to an evening with contemporary raku master Steven Branfman of Needham, Ma., from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at the Mountain Artists Gallery, 228 N. Alarcon St. Branfman has been an independent studio potter since 1975. In 1977, he founded The Potters Shop, which has become internationally known studio, school and artists workspace. For information, call event organizers Carol Commins at 928-708-0136 or e-mail her at email@example.com or Sandy Terry at 928-776-7527 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prescott artists Rebecca Davis and Roger Asay will open their studio and grounds to the public in early October for the presentation of the sculptural works of Estherly Allen and Gene Galazan. The studio plans an opening reception from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, with refreshments and live music. Allen's work will be featured in the main studio, while Galazan's large welded sculptures will be arranged outdoors within the landscape. Both artists will be on hand for the reception, and the exhibit will be open to the public from 3 to 6 p.m. every day through the weekend, before the show concludes on Sunday, Oct. 11. The Asay-Davis Studios are located at 1542 Shoup St. in Forbing Park, just off Iron Springs Road near Watters Garden Center. For directions or further information, call 928-778-7481.
Landscape painter Kathryn Stats will be demonstrating painting techniques and talking about her artwork at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Phippen Museum. Stats is one of 43 landscape artists featured in the Phippen Museum's new exhibit, The Greatest Show on Earth. The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, Oct. 3, and runs through Feb. 21, 2010. Admission to the art demonstration is free with paid museum admission, which is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, students and AAA members. For more information, call the museum at 928-778-1385. The museum is located at 4701 Highway 89 North.
Arizona artist Judith Durr's "illusion of realism" paintings will grace Sharlot Hall Museum beginning Oct. 17 when her "Enduring Legacy" exhibition opens its four-month run in the museum's John and Helen Lawler Exhibit Center Gallery. Durr is the second of four prominent artists who are showing their works in a series of one-person exhibitions titled, "PAINT! Breaking the Buckskin Ceiling." The museum's exhibition is intended to challenge and expand the meaning of the term, "Indian art," while increasing knowledge, understanding and appreciation of contemporary Native American art. Durr's exhibition runs until Feb. 14, 2010.
The exhibition is included with admission, which is free for museum members and children under 18 and $5 for adult non-members. For information, call 928-445-3122 or log on to www.sharlot.org.