Opening This Week
DINNERWARE GALLERY. 135 E. Congress St. 792-4503. Opening August 12 and continuing through September 6: Dinnerware's 14th Biennial Invitational Exhibition, including contemporary drawings by 25 artists from around the country. A reception for the artists gathers from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, August 16. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays, and Downtown Saturday Night.
TEMPLE GALLERY. 330 S. Scott Ave. 884-4875. Opening August 8 and continuing through September 5: Viewpoints, works by members of the Arizona Women's Caucus for Art. A reception for the artists runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, August 24. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and prior to ATC performances. Call 624-7370 for information.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. Opening with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 8, and continuing through August 22: the Tucson Museum of Art Summer School Children's Exhibition. Continuing through August 17: Arizona Biennial '97, featuring 117 works by 85 Arizona artists. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and students, and free for children under age 12. Admission is free for all on Tuesdays.
ARTERY FINE ART GALLERY. 2843 N. Campbell Ave. 327-6094. Continuing through September 30: New works by local artists, featuring paintings, photography, statues, and prints. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
BERO GALLERY. 41 S. Sixth Ave. 792-0313. Continuing through August 30: Poetry Gallery--3, collaborative works between poets and photographers, including Richard Siken, Darren Clark, James Graham, Camille Bonzani, Kore Press, Sol Zimmerman, Robert Sidur, Robin Lauzon, Samantha Backer, Renae Lillie, James Marshall, and Maggie Goldstein. There is a closing reading by exhibiting poets on August 30. Gallery hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Downtown Saturday Nights, and by appointment.
CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. UA campus, on Speedway east of Park Avenue. 621-7968. Continuing through September 14: how far back is home, works by Canadian photographer Sandra Semchuk. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
DESERT ARTISANS' GALLERY. 6536 E. Tanque Verde Road. 722-4412. Continuing through September 8: Sizzling Sensations, paintings, sculpture, and mixed-media creations. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
FRAMED TO PERFECTION GALLERY. Park Mall. 5870 E. Broadway. 571-1963. Continuing: Hale Bopp photography by Flandrau astronomer Michael Terenzoni, 3-D wall sculptures and wall puzzles by Syd Clayton-Seeber, and landscape photography by Bill Lesch. Gallery hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
JOSÉ GALVEZ GALLERY. 743 N. Fourth Ave. 624-6878. Continuing through September 6: Joseph Maruska: New Paintings. Also continuing: new works by Tony DeCarlo. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Downtown Saturday Night and by appointment.
OBSIDIAN GALLERY. 4340 N. Campbell Ave. 577-3598. Continuing through September 6: handcrafted furniture, accessories, and outdoor sculpture by 12 artists. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
OLD PUEBLO GALLERY. 6290 E. Grant Road. 885-0746. Continuing through August 29: Shadow Play, a watercolor exhibit by Sue Stevens. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment.
PHANTOM GALLERY. Various downtown locations. Oil pastel portraits by Paul Erath are on display at 221 S. Church Ave., in La Placita. See Martina Thies' installation, Longing for the Ocean, at 221 N. Court Ave. Susannah Fiering's woodcuts are on display at 38 E. Congress St. Visit the Tucson Arts District Partnership office, 4 E. Congress St., to view a sampling of works by artists who've previously exhibited in Phantom Galleries. Call the Tucson Arts District Partnership at 624-9977 for information on other Phantom Gallery locations.
PHANTOM MURALS AND SCULPTURE. Various downtown locations. The following outdoor murals are located in the Arts District: Ofrenda, by Martin Hernandez, 111 S. Sixth Ave; Homage To Tucson, by Lydia D'Amico, 400 N. Fourth Ave; Cats, by Monika Rossa, 36 E. Congress St.; mythical muscular figures by Gustavo Rocha behind Johnny Gibson's in Arizona Alley; Drawn to the Light, by Luna Lee Ray, corner of Broadway and Stone Avenue; and The Thinkers, by Eleanor Kohloss, Fourth Avenue and Sixth Street. Ned Egan's Blue Steel Bouquet, the first in the Phantom Sculpture Spring Series, can be found next to the Julian Drew building on Broadway between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Call the Tucson Arts District Partnership at 624-9977 for information.
PHILABAUM CONTEMPORARY ART GLASS. 711 S. Sixth Ave. 884-7404. Continuing through August 30: Interior Motives III: Dinner for Two, featuring tabletop items including glass dinnerware, drinking vessels and table accessories. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 222 E. Congress St. 623-2828. Continuing through August 30: yard art by Robert Wilken, Southwestern pottery by Helen Helwig, and handblown glass by Brian Kerkvliet. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and Downtown Saturday Nights.
PINK ADOBE GALLERY. 6538 E. Tanque Verde Road. 298-5995. Continuing through August 30: clay animals by Linda Brewer, sterling silver jewelry by Joli, and wood furniture by Sticks. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
RAW GALLERY. 43 S. Sixth Ave. 882-6927. Continuing through August 30: TAG in the RAW, an exhibition of monoprints by the art group T.A.G. Also continuing through August 30, FREE ART!, a collection of miniature works challenging perceptions of art. Summer gallery hours are 5 to 7 p.m. during the Thursday night Art Walk, 7 to 10 p.m. Downtown Saturday Nights, and by appointment.
SHANE HOUSE GALLERY. 218 S. Fourth Ave. 623-2577. Continuing through August 30: ceramic sculptural works by Clark Barker. Gallery hours are during Downtown Saturday Night and by appointment.
SHOE CITY GALLERY. 40 E. Pennington St. 628-7477. Continuing through August 21: new paintings, drawings, and sculpture by member artists. Twenty-five percent of all gallery sales benefit the Shoe City Artists Cooperative. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Downtown Saturday Night, and by appointment.
THUNDERBIRD MUSEUM & GALLERY. 300 E. Broadway. 795-0086. Continuing through August 31: works by Leonard F. Chana and Frank Patania, Jr. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
TOHONO CHUL PARK GALLERY. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Continuing through August 10: Tohono Chul Park's Permanent Collection of Native American Crafts. Continuing through September 22: Artful Visions: Artworks by Students of TUSD Magnet Schools. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDENS GALLERY. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. 326-9686. Continuing through August 31 in Porter Hall: Summer in the Gardens, watercolor paintings by Sarah Schmerle. Gallery hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
WINGSPAN GALLERY. 300 E. Sixth St. 624-1779. Continuing through August 30: photographs by Misty Blue. Call 624-1779 for gallery hours.
WOMANKRAFT GALLERY. 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976. Continuing through August 30: Japan, photographs and paintings by Art and Susan Chambers-McGregor. Also continuing: the mixed-media Betsy Ross exhibit. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
ARIZONA GALLERY. UA Student Union, north side of the mall, east of Old Main. 621-5123. Continuing through August 14: The Land, an exhibition of works by selected artists from the Arizona Women's Caucus for Art. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY. UA Fine Arts Complex. South end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. 626-4215. Continuing through August 14: Territories of Grace: Post-Holocaust Kabbalist Works, by Josh Goldberg. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Saturdays.
LIONEL ROMBACH GALLERY. Gross Gallery Building. UA Fine Arts Complex, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. 626-4215. Continuing through August 14: The Lunatic's Ball, an art installation by Cassie C. Davis. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
ROTUNDA GALLERY. UA Student Union, third floor. 621-5123. Continuing through August 14: works by Carolyn Lavender. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
UNION GALLERY. UA Student Union, first floor. 621-5123. Continuing through August 11: Desert Solitaire, recent paintings by Max Hammond. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Out Of Town
OTERO STREET GALLERY. 5 Camino Otero, Tubac. Continuing through November 23: Views of the Santa Cruz Valley, featuring works by Shirley Flynn, Margaret Johnson, Mary Langston, and Rea Ragatz. Call 398-8014 for gallery hours and information.
ARTS BRIGADE. Get involved with the Brigade: Help paint a mural on Fourth Avenue, work on a Quilt of Solidarity, participate in the street chalk mural and more with the Arts Brigade, an intergenerational collective of politically minded cultural workers. To get the scoop, join them any Tuesday at 7 p.m. for an orientation meeting. Call 629-8346 for information.
CALL TO ARTISTS. The Tucson-Pima Arts Council is accepting applications from artists of various disciplines to teach exciting, engaging projects to youth grades kindergarten through 8, as part of the Pima County Parks and Recreation After-School Program. Call Maryjane Dorofachuk at 624-0595, ext. 19, for an application and information. Application deadline is August 22.
CALL TO ARTISTS. Apparatus Gallery seeks entries for a September exhibition entitled Illumination/Steel Sculpture. Exhibition will include luminarios, lamps, candelabras, sculpture which incorporates candlelight or electric light, etc., in any medium. The gallery is also accepting entries for functional and garden art for its upcoming fall season. Send slides or photos, résumé, and SASE to: Apparatus, 299 S. Park Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719. Deadline for all submissions is August 25.
ATTENTION ARTISTS. Studio space available. Shoe City Artists Cooperative and Gallery is accepting new members. Applications are available at 40 E. Pennington St., or the Downtown Arts and Business Alliance. Call 628-7477 for information.
CALL TO ARTISTS. The Wingspan Gallery welcomes exhibition inquiries from local gay and lesbian artists in all media for this year's OUToberfest Juried Art Exhibition. Wingspan's new facilities at 300 E. Sixth St. are able to accommodate a much larger group of artists than in the past. Submission deadline is September 24. Call Bob MacMahon at 624-1779, or stop by to pick up an entry form.
ART WALK UPDATE. Docent-guided Art Walk tours of the Arts District and downtown galleries are taking a summer vacation until the fall. Self-guided tours may continue, but it is suggested to call ahead and confirm gallery summer hours. Call the Tucson Arts District Partnership at 624-9977 for a brochure of downtown galleries and information.
DOCENT CALL. The University of Arizona Museum of Art seeks docents for the 1997-'98 school year. The UAMA docent program is free and open to those with enthusiasm and a basic knowledge of art, an ability to communicate, and a willingness to explore new ways of sharing information. Spanish speakers are especially encouraged. UAMA docents will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, from September 15 through May 18. Interviews begin August 18. Call Josh Goldberg, UAMA Curator of Education, at 621-7567 for information.
EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOPS. Womankraft Castle Art Center. 388 S. Stone Ave. 629-9976. Womankraft continues its Neighborhood Arts Empowerment Workshop Series with: Creativity, starting August 9. Classes meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Workshops are $10, free to anyone making less than $15,000 a year, carless or homeless. Children who are capable of working independently are welcome; others must have adult supervision. Pre-registration is required. Call 629-9976 for registration or for a schedule of upcoming workshops.
GLASSBLOWING DEMONSTRATION. Watch glassblowers practice their craft at the downtown studio of Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, 711 S. Sixth Ave. Call 884-7404 to confirm the day's schedule, or if there are more than six people in your party.
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