Originally Published: March 31, 2010 9:59 p.m.
"The Spirits of Color & Light" exhibition, featuring the works of Navajo artist Baje Whitethorne Sr., has opened as part of Sharlot Hall Museum's ongoing "Paint! Breaking the Buckskin Ceiling" display of the works of prominent Arizona artists. The Whitethorne exhibition includes 20 of the artist's works, including oils, watercolors and bronze sculptures. The exhibition is included with museum admission, which is free for museum members and children under 18 and $5 for adult non-members. The Whitethorne show continues through Aug. 1.
The works of three artists, Rebecca Davis, Jeffrey Holmes and Alison Spain, converge in "Rendered," a drawing invitational at the Prescott College Art Gallery, 232 N. Granite St., Prescott, in the Sam Hill Warehouse. The show runs through April 3.
A Prescott resident since 1982, Davis has spent most of her career creating art from natural materials working mostly in sculpture and installations.
Holmes, originally from New England, draws pieces that combine seemingly disparate subject matter to create provocative narratives.
Spain is a native of New York, and began working with landscapes of the Pacific Northwest when she moved there in 1992. She is currently an adjunct professor of art at George Mason University.
Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery will feature a showing of the works of guest artist Sheila Savannah in "Impressionistic Oil Landscapes" 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 work has been published in art books and magazines, including American Artist Magazine, and she has been included in Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, and other national shows and invitational exhibits.
Her primary subjects are rocky mesas, canyons, mountains, the Sonoran Desert and adobes, and her exhibit in Prescott will include local scenes. 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 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, a three-dimensional artist, 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 on the Butterfield Overland stage route from San Francisco to Tipton, Mo. The artist made her living solely as a freelance artist for more than 65 years, beginning at the age of 14. The Phippen Museum, 4701 N. Highway 89, Prescott, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, students and AAA members, and free for children under 12 and museum members. For information, call 778-1385.
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 Drive, Prescott Valley. For more information, call Kay Demski at 775-4989.