Gallery 527 features two well-known local artists for the month of June. Jewelry artist Marian Ward and encaustic painter Ardis Harsche are pairing up to present “A Starry Night in Jerome”. Ardis’s signature piece captures the magical mystery of the glittering mile high town at dusk. The sky is filled with the artist’s interpretation of the stars and planets, loosely based on Native American symbols. Companion paintings will include color blocks with abstract imagery imbedded in bold layers of wax. Ardis has also created some miniature encaustics which are perfect as a group or as an accent for a small space. If you have ever dreamed of having an original by Ardis, this is an affordable approach to collecting. Marian Ward has designed some charming lockets including a turtle, new copper earrings, a stunning Viking weave and amethyst bead necklace and an innovative hematite and white turquoise contemporary necklace.
Susan Pitcairn, Ramona Stites, Sallie Cross, Mary Phoenix, Brandi Lee Cooper and Lorraine Fexas will also be at the June 7th event to talk about their work and join in the festivities. Gallery 527 also features furniture designer Ron Gill and new to the gallery Rhonda Zwillinger and her explosive bead sculptures. The opening starts at 5pm and goes until 8pm.
Come for the art and enjoy good food and wine as well as great conversation. For more information, contact Donna at 928.301.3004 or visit jeromeartwalk.com.