Originally Published: March 10, 2010 10 p.m.
Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery will feature a showing of the works of guest artist Sheila Savannah in "Impressionistic Oil Landscapes," which begins March 15 and runs through April 14. Savannah is an award-winning landscape artist who captures the drama of light in Southwest sunsets, storm clouds, intense sunshine and brilliant snow. Her primary subjects are rocky mesas, canyons, mountains, the Sonoran Desert and adobes, and her exhibit in Prescott will include local scenes. An opening reception for the show will be from 6 to 8 p.m. March 26 as part of the 4th Friday Art Walk. The public is welcome. The gallery is located at 134 S. Montezuma St., Prescott. For more information about the show, call Savannah at 443-7733.
The Mountain Artists Gallery will put the spotlight on artists Linda Umphrey and Saveria Judge in a new exhibit, "Of Particles and Pigment," which runs March 19 through April 14. Umphrey's greatest inspirations for her oil paintings come from the natural world, whether it be the warm to hot colors of the Southwest deserts or the cool tones of the Pacific Northwest coastal areas. Judge, who works in the three-dimensional medium, uses the particles and pigment of clay to make her unique masterpieces. The gallery is located at 228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For information, call 776-4009.
The Phippen Museum's newest exhibition, "All Aboard! The Life and Work of Marjorie Reed," runs through June 11. The "All Aboard" show features a wide variety of Reed's work from several periods over her lengthy career, including her most popular subject: stagecoaches along the various stops and scenes of the Butterfield Overland stage route. From 1944 on, Reed traveled to remote areas in California, Arizona and Montana, chronicling what was left of the Old West.
The Phippen Museum, located at 4701 Highway 89 North, Prescott, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 778-1385.
"Passion for Music: New Wood Works" by Will van der Heyden runs until March 31 at 'Tis Arts Center and Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., Prescott. The artist says, "When I drive by a junkyard, I see the potential for a vast array of sculpture associated with music." Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 775-0223.
A new exhibit by Margarete Bagshaw, a member of a legendary Santa Clara Pueblo family, runs through May 28 at the Smoki Museum. Bagshaw produces paintings and clay pieces using bold color, abstract shapes, pueblo-like designs and distinctive textures. Her works have been included in more than a dozen major museum exhibitions, including the Museum of Albuquerque and the Wainwright Museum of Santa Fe. Her exhibit at the Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, will feature new pieces. The museum's hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students and free for children under 12. Call 445-1230.
The Frame & I Gallery is featuring new mixed media artworks by Russell Johnson for the month of March. The artist will present a live art demonstration 6 to 8 p.m. March 26 during the 4th Friday Art Walk. The Frame & I is located at 229 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Call 445-5073 or visit www.frameandi.com.
The Prescott Valley Art Guild is featuring artists Joan Schroeder-Boyce and Sid Freeman through April 15 at the Samaritan Center. Schroeder-Boyce is a self-taught artist who works in pastels, and Freeman is a lettering artist who works in watercolor and mixed media. The Samaritan Center is located at 3380 N. Windsong, Prescott Valley. 775-4989.