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Art & Exhibits: Week of Oct. 8

"Canyonlands," an exhibit of works by Rachel Housman, is hanging for viewers to see at Eye on the Mountain Gallery, 117 N. McCormick St. in downtown Prescott's McCormick Arts District. Housman recently returned from Moab, Utah, where the "psychedelic southwestern landscapes inspired by the beauty of the canyon lands of southern Utah" ignited her imagination for her paintings. Housman used acrylics as if they were watercolors for the layer effect and transparency, giving the work a lightness and spontaneity. "I hope to bring happiness to the viewer through the color spectrum and letting my love of the desert shine through," she says. The show runs through Nov. 1, with an artist's reception planned from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 22 during the 4th Friday Art Walk.

The Frame & I is featuring its 9th annual Employee Art Show from Oct. 15 through Nov. 15. The gallery, located at 229 W. Gurley St., plans an artists reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 22, during the 4th Friday Art Walk. For more information, call 445-5073.

The Prescott Valley Art Guild new art exhibit at the Good Samaritan Center features the works of mixed media artist Marilyn Thompson and photographer Chuck Neuman, in whose memory the show is dedicated. The public is welcome to attend an opening reception from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 16. Refreshments will be available. The Good Samaritan Center is located at 3380 n. Windsong Road, Prescott Valley. For more information, call Kay Demski at 775-4989. The show runs through mid-January 2011.

Batik paintings by Kate Rinzler, which she had donated to Prescott College and the Prescott Public Library, will be on display in her "Lan Ting Celebration of Arts" exibit that runs through Oct. 18 at the Crossroads Center at the college. Inspired by nature, Rinzler's batiks "are alive with an energetic dancing quality," she says, and some offer viewers "a precipitous climb up winding paths and mountain torrents to hidden retreats." Prescott College is located at 220 Grove Ave.

The works of Susan Congdon and Daisy Lucas are on display in Realism Meets Abstraction, the new art show at the Bagel Café, 212 E. Gurley St. The show runs through Oct. 18.

Prescott artist Charles Huckeba will be teaching the basics of composition, color and texture in acrylic painting workshops from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 18 at The Art Store, 109 S. Granite St. Cost for the 10-hour workshop is $100. Supplies are not included, but a class supply list will be provided with registration. Those interested may call 443-0749 to reserve a space or stop by The Art Store. Information is also available at www.artstore.frameandi.com.

The Mountain Artists Guild and Gallery spotlight show featuring Jim Antonius and Dorothy Ray runs through Oct. 13. The gallery is located at 228 N. Alarcon St. For more information, call 776-4009 or visit website www.mountainartistsguild.org.

Tommie Purcell, Carol Holloway, Leland Morse and Cindy Hsing are the Prescott Valley Art Guild's featured artists at the Prescott Valley Good Samaritan Center, 3380 N. Windsong Drive. The artists do a variety of oil and watercolor. The show will run through mid-October.

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