The Holidays are just around the corner and what better gift is there than original art? First Saturday Jerome Art Walk is the perfect night to start the season’s shopping for the perfect present. Twenty-one galleries and studios will be welcoming visitors on December 3rd from 5:00-8:00PM with beautiful art, music and refreshments. From blown glass to lovely jewelry, there is a treasure to be found for every budget this year. From the working studios of The Old Jerome High School to the lovely pottery of Made in Jerome, the true handmade Jerome touch is everywhere. Sandy Brown textiles, Cody DeLong’s paintings, ceramic masterpieces by Margo Mandette, Rick Hernandez’s exotic jewelry designs…just a few of the unique creations of Jerome artisans and all in one magical mountain town. The Upper Park will be decorated to the hilt and there will be live music at The Mile High Grill and The Spirit Room. It will be a night to enjoy the cool mountain air and start the holiday season with the gift of art. A free shuttle will transport you throughout the town. Come and enjoy. For more information visit www.jeromeartwalk.com.
If you go…
Saturday, December 3, 2016.
5 to 8 p.m.
FREE shuttle bus will run on all 3 levels.
Jerome’s Jewelry Artist Rick Hernandez has some Fabulous Jewelry Creations using Four Peaks Arizona Amethyst along with the Brilliance of Australian Opal in 14 K gold to add to his wonderful collection of spectacular jewelry. Rick’s son Ricky has handcrafted some very artistic, contemporary Sterling Silver pieces. Ricky is also working on an amazing 3D jewelry line soon to be released. Ricky’s wife April creates a very unique line of jewelry using keys & gears with a Steampunk Flair. April also creates a wide variety of cameos in rings, pendants and earrings.
Jerome’s Jewelry has the honor to welcome artist Kim Maney with her incredible photography creations. Kim will join us on Art Walk December 3, featuring a signed mat print of Micki Free. Micki Free used the fabulous picture of Kim’s on his front cover picture for has his latest CD release The Native American Flute as Therapy. Jerome Artist Richard Johnson’s handmade clay Dragon Claw wall mounts are also available for purchase along with Arizona Artists Fredda Psaltis ~ Beautiful Healing Star Pendants and Sarah Yount – Moser’s Unusual Collection of Jewelry. Stop by Jerome’s Jewelry for the special unique purchases for the holidays.
Pura Vida Gallery
Join Pura Vida for chocolates and champagne during the evening of the December 3rd Art Walk. This month showcases the ceramics of local artist Patty Lamb. Serving bowls, platters and chip /dip sets with glazes in strong denim blues, teals and bare terra cotta will delight you with their soft shapes and simple design. Patty’s pieces are functional: Oven & Dishwasher safe. Her ginger / garlic graters come complete with a recipe! Come meet Patty and see the many pieces we will have on hand.
Aurum Jewelry is pleased to welcome Liam Herbert to the gallery during December Art Walk. His “Pendant for Peace” necklace and earrings are wearable sculptures expressing the themes of harmony, hope and compassion. They are the perfect gift to help spread the message of acceptance this holiday season and beyond.
Zen Mountain Gallery
Please Join Zen Mountain Gallery as the Holidays approach for December Art Walk. The gallery always has a lot of items that make great gifts at affordable prices. The gallery has new jewelry from Komala Rohde, Nancy Bihler, Trish Lynch, Birgitta Lapides, Deborah Bird and Matagi Sorensen. We also have a number of new originals from fine artist Donald Voss who works primarily in ink on paper. Zen Mountain Gallery focuses on local artists and features fine art, jewelry, pottery and glass with an eclectic mix of contemplative contemporary.
Yester Day’s Fine Art Galler
When taking in the dazzling artwork of Patricia Barthe, featured at Yester Day’s Fine Art Gallery at 509 Main Street in Jerome, one will realize that only the fresh eyes of a freed urbanite, upon first seeing the vivid colors of the Southwest, could synthesize desert colors into such simple yet elegant and brilliant landscapes. Impressionistic oil painter par excellence, Patricia is a native New Yorker who now chooses to live in Arizona, where she fills her canvases with an emotional energy that fairly erupts into joyful as well as healing primary colors. For those hearts who will let her miracles of light into their souls, one might say that such a sensation could only come from Mother Mary herself, to whom Patricia is devoted. Each of Patricia’s images, all in a rainbow palette, sings to us of divine sunlight, delivers us from dark times, and beckons us to a solar dance for all seasons, in ways that we may have never really experienced before.
Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery
Deck the Halls, Brighten the Walls, Sleigh bells ring, as we sing: “Happy Holidays, Happy Holidays” to one and all! The Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery kicks off the festive season with their annual “Members’ Holiday Show” which opens during the First Saturday Art Walk, Dec. 3rd from 5 PM -8 PM at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery in the historic Hotel Jerome. With thirty-six members, the Co-op offers a diverse collection of fine local artwork. From glass and jewelry to paintings and pillows; from bead work and wood works to gourds and more; there’s something for everyone to see and adore! The show runs thru January 4th. Refreshments will be served opening night, December 3rd. Happy Holidays from the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery at 502 N. Main St. www.jeromecoop.com
Gallery 527 announces a new exhibition, “Gifts of Soul” – all new work by Julie Bernstein Engelmann, opening Dec. 3, from 5:00-8:00 PM. Each of Engelmann’s dynamic abstract paintings embodies a meaningful experience in her life when her awareness of Soul gave her gifts of insight and joy. “For instance,” said Engelmann, “’Constellations of Support’ is a vision of human relationships as stars in the night sky, some burning brightly in our constellations while others serve as minor supports. ‘Gently Enjoying You’ is a nourishing state of attentive appreciation for a friend. ‘Lai Tsi’s Garden’ vibrates with the light of a special place I go in contemplation.” Gallery owner Donna Chesler says, “Each one has a very specific feeling, distinct from the others, 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.
“Your paintings are really engaging – a bit like a theatrical production in that they just keep on going once the curtain goes up. As an art critic, I think that’s one of the major things you bring to the party.”
– Dr. V. Scott Dimond, Curator for Visual Arts, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Engelmann holds an MFA from UCLA and a BA from Barnard College, where she studied with Milton Resnick, first-generation Abstract Expressionist. Two years ago, Engelmann moved with her family from Pennsylvania to the Sedona area, where she teaches Luscious Abstractions on the faculty of the Sedona Arts Center School of the Arts. “Gifts of Soul” will be on view at Gallery 527 in Jerome from November 29 through January 29.
For more information about Jerome Art Walk, contact Donna at 928.301.3004.