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Gallery Guide: Feb. 20

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At Van Gogh’s Ear, “A Glass Act” displays the work of Nathan Macomber.

Courtesy photo<br> At Van Gogh’s Ear, “A Glass Act” displays the work of Nathan Macomber.

Arts Prescott Gallery on Whiskey Row, 134 S. Montezuma, 928-776-7717. Lou Copeland is the Guest Artist of the Month. The opening reception will coincide with 4th Friday Art Walk, Feb. 27, and his show will continue until March 25. Live music will be provided by Kevin Scheevel, guitarist. Refreshments will be provided.

Krieger-Marcusen Gallery, 110 S. Montezuma, Suite F, Hotel St. Michael's Alley, 928-778-4900. Clay, paintings, jewelry and wood by local artists Heath Krieger, Cathy Krieger and Richard Marcusen. New works by Steve Smith (wood) and plein air oil paintings by Bill Anton.

Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery, 228 N. Alarcon St., 928-776-4009, magart@qwestoffice.net. Main Gallery features "Life in the West," an exhibition of artwork depicting horses and ranchers, Native Americans, native plants, and mountains and deserts. The show runs through March 28. Upcoming special event: the Prescott Leather Art Exhibition & Sale, Feb. 25-28. Free and open to the public. Call for special hours. On the 4th Friday, Feb. 27, the gallery also will have a watercolor demonstration (Joye Moon, 4-5 p.m.) and an artists reception (Patrick Harper, 5-7 p.m.).

Phippen Museum of Western Art, 4701 Highway 89 North, 928-778-1385, www.phippenartmuseum.org. The museum presents "Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists," from Feb. 22 through Aug. 16, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Cowboy Artists of America. The show includes the story of Bird's Oak Creek Tavern (where the Cowboy Artists were created). But it will also offer a special section of items featuring paintings and artwork by the organization's four, founding fathers. And as the museum's namesake, George Phippen, was a founding member of the CA's and their first president, a more appropriate time and place for this presentation would be hard to find. An opening reception including refreshments is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. with members admitted free and guests welcome with the cost of general admission. And watch for our other commemorative exhibition, "Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration," which will provide an in-depth exploration of the life and artwork of George Phippen - on display from March 7 through July 19.

Prescott Valley Art Guild, Good Samaritan Center, 3380 N. Windsong Road, 928-775-4989. Featured artists Leland Morse and Julia Nemeth - works include watercolors and acrylic on canvas. The show runs through mid-April. Also, the Guild has art at Windsong Villas, 3386 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley, through mid-April.

That New Gallery, 3250 Gateway Blvd. #1008, 928-445-0788, www.thatnewgallery.com. The artists co-op continues the free sculpture demonstrations Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Its artists are bringing in new art daily, plus Tommie Parcell is now showing her newest collection of handmade silver Native American jewelry. The gallery is located inside the Prescott Gateway Mall next to Dillard's mall entrance and is open mall hours.

'Tis Art Center and Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., 928-775-0223, www.tisartgallery.com. New in the mezzanine gallery, "Little Treasures" by Joy Tkach and the Granite Mountain Jewelry Artists - through March 14. In the main gallery, "2015 Piece and a Poem" show, through Feb. 24.

Van Gogh's Ear, 156 S. Montezuma St., 928-776-1080, www.vgegallery.com. "A Glass Act" - artist reception for Nathan Macomber during the Feb. 27 4th Friday Art Walk, from 5-8 p.m. Molten glass is infused with life, as Nathan imparts his breath into each and every piece ... a process that is beautiful, challenging, and ultimately satisfying. Nathan spent the first seven years of his career working in Prescott where he also received a self-designed B.A. in glass at Prescott College. Nathan not only continues to take classes, he has served as an instructor for The Corning Museum of Glass and Snowfarm-New England Craft. In 2002, he bought his family's farm in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he can be found maintaining the 100-year-old farm and doing what he loves ... blowing glass.

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