Jerome AZ (January 22, 2018) – Jerome continues its love affair with ART on February 3rd with the First Saturday ART WALK. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the 24 galleries and studios of Jerome will be brimming over with visual delights. There will be plenty of chocolate, music and good conversation at this vibrant event. Meet the artists that night and mingle with other art lovers who are drawn to this charming mountain town. Make a night of it with dinner at one of the town’s delicious restaurants. Maybe even spend the night at one of the delightful B&B’s or hotels. The event starts at 5:00PM. There is plenty of parking and a shuttle is available to transport visitors to galleries and studios. Don’t forget live music! The Mile High Grill will have music by local favorite Dave Rentz and The Spirit Room features The Johnny Lingo Trio. Be sure to stop by the new location of Passion Cellars up the steps on the way to Haunted Hamburger. The delightful tasting room is featuring all local artists and is a beautiful space both inside and out on the deck. Jerome Art Walk is an event that has become a great Northern Arizona tradition on the First Saturday of each month. Visitjeromeartwalk.com for more information.
Ben Roti’s “re[VOL]ve” opens at Gallery 527 in Jerome during First Saturday Art Walk on February 3 from 5 – 8 p.m. Roti will feature new contemporary ceramic work constructed and altered on the pottery wheel. The collection of turned objects includes a variety of cups, bowls, jars, and platters. Vibrant glazes and slips are used to create a rich, weathered surface on the wheel-thrown utilitarian objects. Ben’s new work was fired in November at The Reitz Ranch where he worked side by side with Don Reitz, the grand master of ceramics who died in 2014.
Passion Cellars Jerome is featuring the work Jerome artists and craftsmen for the upcoming February Art Walk. The 13’ X 5’ tryptic of Jerome by plein air painter Mark Hemleben, “Every Damn House,” is featured behind the 15’ live edge juniper bar, handcrafted by Jerome’s Mike Caruso. Passion is also featuring the seductive welding art of Jerome’s Jessica Laurel Reese, Jessica also welded the gorgeous fence and gate on the new wine patio to tie in with the curve of the clouds and red rocks of Sedona. The beautiful European style patio floor was designed and painted by Michael McDonald and Spring Peterson. The color and design was chosen to highlight the beauty of Jerome’s striking sunsets. Long time Jerome resident and owner of the House of Joy, Mary Dempsey, is also one of Passion’s featured artist. Mary’s intricate and lush collage pieces are whimsical, colorful and captivating. Passion is also featuring the unique and intricate dot work of Dave Rentz. Dave creates beautiful and mesmerizing patterns on canvas and found objects. Passion Cellars tasting room and gallery is located at 301 Main St. in Jerome.
Cody just completed a large new Grand Canyon painting ‘A Day at the Beach’ which is 36″x 60″. It’s a dramatic scene along the Colorado river, from one of Cody’s many rafting trips through the canyon. He’ll be leading another 8 day float trip for artists in May. The artists will be doing plein air painting each day in camp along the way. These studies and photos taken are the reference Cody uses for his larger studio works. While some 5 million people visit the south rim each year, only about 25,000 are allowed to float the river through the park. Cody has also been invited back for the tenth year in a row to participate in the Grand Canyon Plein Air event in September. In addition, Cody continues work on his ‘Jerome Impressions Series’, stop in and see what’s wet on the easel. Cody DeLong Studio, 300 Hull Ave. between the Visitor’s Center and Spook Hall.codydelong.com
As always there will be live Ukulele music at Made in Jerome Pottery and some new Raku and pit-fired pots by Hanna Flagg in addition to all the unique handmade cups, bowls and plates that will make any meal special!
Celebrate the ones that you love at Zen Mountain Gallery for February Art Walk. Valentine’s Day is approaching and Zen Mountain Gallery has a wide selection of gift ideas and fine art for the occasion from its many local artists. The Gallery offers a great selection of jewelry from Komala Rohde and Nancy Bihler. Heart themed ceramics are available from Luna Patterson and Elizabeth Bonzani, as well as a wide selection of contemplative and contemporary fine art, photography and pottery. Zen Mountain Gallery has two more pieces from the estate of Donald Voss. One, depicts Jerome with the Jerome “J” on the hill and an architectural depiction characteristic of Jerome. The Second work is titled Pulse of the Earth and was beautifully described by Don. “Since the beginning of it’s creation, the Earth has had a pulse of life to which every living organism is connected. Sitting upon the Earth and connecting with the pulse of the Earth helps us to restore our vibrational frequency and achieve equilibrium. When we attain this kind of balance, we have a natural tendency to become still and silent. It is within the silence that the distractions of our lives decrease enough to allow us to begin to make sense of the world. This helps us to recognize the simplicity of our natural existence. Stillness at the center will immerse you profoundly into the pulse of the Earth, into the rippling echo of the cosmos onward to infinity.” Join us for a glass of wine, Valentine’s sweets, and to find something special for yourself or the one that you love.
Please join THREADS ON MAIN for a spectacular preview of our new CUT LOOSE clothing line this February Art Walk on Saturday, February 3rd from 5 to 8 pm.
Our Spring lineup from this small San Francisco studio is filled with linen and cotton blends in new light Spring colors of celery, ocean blue, and of course white. Join us for our delicious champagne and chocolates Art Walk reception and be the first in the Verde Valley to sport sassy spring fashions from THREADS ON MAIN.
Pura Vida Gallery will feature new pieces by ceramic artist Bill Campbell during the February 3rd Art Walk. Bill’s “Stellar” glazes are known for their subtle color variations, random occurrences, and impressionistic appearance. Each piece is safe for food, microwave, and dishwasher and is an original work of art to be enjoyed for many generations. Join Pura Vida Gallery for champagne and chocolates and Bill’s newest designs from 5:00pm – 8:00pm on the evening of the Jerome Art Walk.
The Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery continues its celebration with their bi-annual all-member show entitled, “Ringing in the New Year.” Co-op members are encouraged to display new work in this show which may include work outside their current juried mediums. This provides a unique opportunity for visitors to see work they may not have seen before in the Co-op. Chris Ryback, Mark Foltz and Florence Flynn are among the 35 local Co-op members who have taken on the challenge of creating new work and are looking forward to sharing their results with you during art walk on Feb 3 from 5-8 pm in the old Hotel Jerome. From jewelry art to wearable art, from gourd art to ceramics, from wood art to carved art, from paintings and mixed media to photography, note cards, mosaics, glass and stained-glass art, this event is sure to please. Open daily 10 am – 6 pm. A reception for the artists is on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 5-8 pm. Refreshments will be served. The show runs through Feb. 28.
In The New State Motor Company, Janie Layers will be showcasing her latest sculpted scripture narrative titled: The Voice Of One Crying Out In The Wilderness. It is a 3ft tall hand-formed clay statue of John The Baptist standing in water. John leaped in the womb of his mother, Elizabeth, at the greeting of Mary mother of Jesus. He also baptized thousands in the Jordan River and was eventually beheaded at the request of Herodias. Honey, locusts, and camel hair identify this prophet whose coming was foretold in the 5th century B.C. by the Book of Malachi.
Here we are at Yester Day’s Fine Art Gallery, located under a lavender flag in the lower business district of Jerome, and all we have to offer that’s new for Valentine’s Day is WOOD! But the bas relief wood carvings of disabled U.S. military veteran Jeff Clark of Camp Verde may be as romantic as they come for some. Clark’s skillfully and delicately “etched” planks depict images of Native Americans, birds, and natural flora, and in certain situations may be just the right gift (besides the ring) for when one finally comes out and says, “WOOD you marry me?!?”
For more information about Jerome Art Walk, contact Donna at 928.301.3004 or visit Jeromeartwalk.com