Jerome AZ (September 26, 2017) – Enjoy the fall evening in Jerome during the October 7th First Saturday Art Walk. Once again, the magical mountain town will be hosting a night filled with art, music and refreshments galore. Art Walk is the only night that galleries are open from 5 to 8pm. Members like Nellie Bly, Patrick Lincoln in The New State Motor Company and The Red Bench Studio in the Old Jerome High School all bring a fresh energy to the vibrant art scene in Jerome. With 22 participating galleries and studios and many sponsoring businesses and restaurants offering specials, this is a festive night in Jerome. The Spirit Room once again welcomes The Lingo Trio on Art Walk night beginning at 9pm. Visit Jerome Art Walk on the first Saturday of every month from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. A free shuttle transports visitors from one end of town to the other throughout the evening. For more information visit www.jeromeartwalk.com or call Donna at (928) 649-2277
During the October 7th Jerome Art Walk, Jerome’s newest retail destination -Threads On Main will host its Grand Opening Celebration. Located in the beautifully restored Sullivan Apartments building and past home of the popular Designs On You, Threads On Main will continue the tradition of offering women’s fashions, accessories and home décor items. As with Pura Vida Gallery, owners Michael Gamble and Danny Burris have filled the new store with mainly American made and American handcrafted items. There are many “Art to Wear” pieces that add that “Wow” to any outfit such as Debra Street’s hand-painted silk scarves and ponchos and Renee Sonnichsen’s handbags made of marine grade vinyl and recycled airline cables .The Grand Opening Celebration will include live music and a fashion show running between Threads and its sister store Pura Vida Gallery. Join the Threads and Pura Vida gang in welcoming the newest retail destination in Jerome with champagne and chocolates from 5-8pm on Saturday, October 7th. Threads on Main is located at 367 Main Street in Jerome and can be reached at 649-9502.
Zen Mountain Gallery is a collection of over thirty local artists including fine art, jewelry and pottery with a contemporary and contemplative emphasis. The gallery has a lot of new work including new glass art from Susan Moody, new pottery from Hans Miles, a new original painting from Raina Gentry, new jewelry from Komala Rohde and an ink on paper piece recently released from the estate of the late Donald Voss. Please join us for a glass of wine and meet some of our artists as many of them come and go throughout the evening
Made in Jerome Pottery always has new items fresh from the kilns and the shelves are well stocked! Come by for some live music and refreshments.
Cody has just returned from another successful show at the Grand Canyon Plein Air Invitational. He is now back at work in the Studio on his latest ‘Ghost Town Impressions Series’ of paintings. They are creating quite a buzz, stop in and see what all the fuss is about. Live music. 300 Hull Ave. between Spook Hall and the Visitors Center. CodyDeLong.com
“Seeing the Unseen: New Paintings from Birgitta Lapides” opens at The Jerome Artist’s Cooperative. When asked to comment on the title of her show, “Seeing the Unseen: New Paintings from Birgitta Lapides,” she explained, “When I’m painting my landscape collages, I am creating an image that is in part drawn from my imagination, and in part drawn from my experience of living in Arizona; therefore, the result is seeing something that is both familiar and imaginative–it is seeing the familiar differently. My abstract paintings, on the other hand, are completely drawn from my imagination—meaning, they are the result of a visualization process that does not begin in the visible world—they really begin in my imagination; therefore, I’m seeing the unseen.” “Seeing the Unseen: New Paintings from Birgitta Lapides” opens Saturday, October 7, with a reception for the artist from 5-8 pm at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery. Refreshments will be served. The show runs thru November 29. Artist’s website: www.birgittalapides.com .Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery 502 N. Main Street in the old Hotel Jerome.
Stop by The Old Jerome High School to meet local author and artist Zushka at her Red Bench Studio. What’s coming up this fall and winter at Red Bench™? The studio will transform into a Photo Gallery (Red Bench™ Gallery) beginning with Karl Mullings of KFM Designs out of Flagstaff. Each month another photographer will be featured, along with an Art Opening during the First Saturday Art Walks, including food, wine and live music. The gallery is booked through the end of February with photographers from around the state, each one showing their specific style of photographs, matted and ready for sale. Live music performances are in the works, as well as monthly Belly Dance and Kundalini Workshops and Modeling Classes. You can check out our calendar of events onredbenchwebsites.com, and redbenchphotography.weebly.com. Don’t forget to take a look at Zushka’s latest book, The Secret Butterfly Trail (as recently mentioned on NPR), and find her at one of her upcoming book signings at zushkabiros.com. The space is available for events, meetings and classes. You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m looking forward to meeting you all at the First Saturday Art Walk on October 7th! Come for a visit, or just stand back and watch us grow!
Gallery 527 announces a new exhibition, “Choose What You Create” – all new work by Julie Bernstein Engelmann, opening Oct. 7 from 5:00-8:00 pm. Each of Engelmann’s dramatic abstract paintings embodies a quality she chooses to create in her life. “Paintings vibrate with the intention behind their creation,” Engelmann says. “So I use the painting process to consciously dive into an experience or vibration that I want to amplify.”
“For instance,” said Engelmann, “I notice that my posture aligns when my heart is open and I’m at my best spiritually, so I painted ‘Open Chest’ to focus on that aligned state. ‘Gift from a Child’ comes from an imagined experience with my childhood self where she gave me a weed. I realized weeds are wild and free and unapologetic, so I painted the gift to bring it into my life. Another painting, ‘Ask Your Body,’ is a reminder that whenever I have a question about my health or emotions, my body knows the answer and will reveal it if I ask.” Gallery owner Donna Chesler says, “The paintings are like personal stories, only just their distilled essence. Each one has a very specific feeling, which is unusual in abstract art.”
Engelmann’s lush abstracts have won numerous awards. She was honored with a retrospective exhibit, Being Spirit, at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, Pennsylvania. Site Coordinator Barbara Hollander stated, “Julie Bernstein Engelmann combines passages of poured and brushed paint that remind one of stained glass creations. Her technique relies partly on many years of study and partly on an intuitive, creative interaction with what she refers to as the painting spirit. The resulting works are spiritually resonant and ineffably uplifting.”
Engelmann holds an MFA from UCLA and a BA from Barnard College, where she studied with Milton Resnick, first-generation Abstract Expressionist. She teaches Luscious Abstractions on the faculty of the Sedona Arts Center School of the Arts. “Choose What You Create” will be on view at Gallery 527 in Jerome from October 7 through December 29. For more information about the Jerome Art Walk please contact Donna at 928.649.2277.