Warm, easy nights of June in Jerome will set the perfect mood to welcome art lovers as they stroll the lovely galleries and studios that circle the town from the Old Jerome High School to Made in Jerome Pottery and The Lincoln Gallery. This first Saturday Art Walk on June 3rd will continue to delight the growing group of regulars as well as lucky newcomers to this wonderful evening. The festivities start at 5:00PM throughout the town with a free shuttle running until 8:00PM. With 20 open galleries and studios, there is plenty to spark any art aficionado’s imagination. Great food and charming accommodations make Jerome a perfect weekend getaway. Four wine tasting rooms, live music at café’s and bars and the offbeat ambiance of this mile high town are the perfect backdrop for a weekend of art.
If you go…
Saturday, June 3, 2017.
5 to 8 p.m.
FREE shuttle bus will run on all 3 levels.
Made in Jerome Pottery
Made in Jerome Pottery will be celebrating its 45th anniversary on the June 3rd Art Walk. Established by in 1972, Made in Jerome Pottery has been making pottery on Main Street in Jerome, Arizona ever since. Come see the latest work by the Made in Jerome potters, enjoy live music by “Hall and the Howlers” in the Kiln Yard, and have some refreshments. The potters say, “Wow, 45 years flies by when you’re having fun! Come party like it was 1972!”
Jerome’s Jewelry Artist, Rick Hernandez has been busy creating some fabulous jewelry using some of his Favorite stones such as Arizona Fire Agate & Arizona Peridot from San Carlos, Arizona. Rick also has some spectacular creations using Four Peaks Arizona Amethyst along with brilliant colors of Australian Opal in 14 K gold and sterling silver. 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. Joining them will be Jackie Keenan, who will be showing her fabulous collection of luxurious leaves along with her most recent creations using Rhubarb leaves. Jerome’s Jewelry has the honor to welcome 3 Artists to the gallery, Kim Maney with her incredible photography creations, Arizona Artist Fredda Psaltis’ beautiful healing star pendants and Sarah Yount – Moser’s unusual collection of jewelry.
The Jerome Artist’s Cooperative
“Going off on Tangents” continues at The Jerome Artist’s Cooperative. Sarah Harms has been a metalsmith, making jewelry for over 30 years. In Harms’ first solo show at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, she introduces new jewelry pieces and new forged steel works that are both functional and decorative. Felted wool and photographs printed on aluminum will be incorporated into some of her steel works in new ways. Additionally, Sarah has been exploring pottery-making, so her clay pieces may make their debut as well. Sarah has taken previously developed ideas and pushed them to new levels. By pushing the boundaries of her work in this way, she has come up with a broad range of new work. For example, she has taken some of her symbolic elements, that she generally uses in her jewelry, like hearts and spirals, and redesigned them as functional items like forged steel hooks and hangers. This is a direct result of Harms deciding to not stick with a plan for this show, but rather, allow her creativity to take her where it wanted to go, and go off on tangents. “This way,” Sarah confesses, “I had no idea how the show was gonna end up, and I love that!” The uncertainty of outcome is what makes this show exciting. And, by allowing her creativity to guide her, Sarah has indeed pushed the boundaries of her previous work into new directions. All the pieces in this show were developed because of Harms’ skill and dedication to her craft, and her desire to ‘go beyond’ and explore tangents. Since the show is being held in the Historic Hotel Jerome which is 100 years old this year, Sarah thought it would be fitting to price many of her items under $100, to celebrate event. Meet the artist, Sarah Harms, during Jerome’s First Saturday Art Walk on June 3, from 5-8 pm. Refreshments and snacks will be served. “Going off on Tangents” runs through June 27, open daily from 10-6 pm. Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery is located at 502 N. Main St.
Pura Vida Galley
Mai Tais, anyone? On Jerome’s June 3rd Art Walk, Pura Vida Gallery will feature artist Andrew Iannazzi’s blown glass Tiki tumblers. These classic retro icons are blown in a variety of vibrant colors and are the perfect glass to serve up your favorite summer libation in playful, exotic style. Join Pura Vida Gallery on the evening of the Art Walk to kick off the summer in style.
Cody DeLong Studio
Cody Delong has just returned from the Phippen Museum Show in Prescott, and still has works in the Nocturne show ‘By the Light of the Moon’ which runs through July 23. Cody has many new works in the Studio, and speaking of the studio, check out the new 360 photo on the home page of Cody’s website. You can take a virtual tour of Cody’s Studio on your computer, tablet or phone! Cody also has a new ‘Videos’ page, including a cool new 4 minute video of JEROME!!! Check it out at codydelong.com, and stop by the Studio during Art Walk to see what’s new on the easel.
Yester Day’s Fine Art Gallery
June is the month of wedding vows, and, at Yester Day’s Fine Art Gallery this month, Tom and Penny Posedly show that a loving (and artful!) marriage partnership can last ad infinitum. Amazingly, Tom’s first language is American Sign Language. After practicing architecture for over 35 years, his greatest expressions have always been through the silent beauty of his plein air watercolors. And his wife, Penny, also having practiced architecture for just as long, is a copper jewelry artist, who has also become over the years an American Sign Language Interpreter. Walk our way, then, to see the fusion of their arts and their devotion to one another at our gallery, located at 509 Main Street, in the most colorful section of Jerome’s business district, the lower part, where many galleries beckon to the soulful.
New wood assemblages, stabiles, combining desert woods and bedsprings found in the desert will be featured at Adrift this month. Alabaster bear fetishes in all sizes carved by Don Jones will also be shown. Adrift is located in The Old Jerome High School. And next door, stop by the wonderful Anderson-Mandette building to see what’s new with these two icons of the Jerome art scene.
Zen Mountain Gallery
Please join Zen Mountain Gallery for June Art Walk as we celebrate our fifth anniversary. Zen Mountain Gallery has consistently represented the finest work from the best of local artists and today the gallery represents over thirty top artists from the region including the photography of gallery owner Christopher Mull. The gallery represents a wide range of fine art, jewelry and pottery from Luna Patterson’s hand-built and pit-fired pottery with colors that echo the colors of the local red rocks to Komala Rohde’s unique jewelry designs. Erica Farieo’s whimsical and colorful ink and water color depictions of Jerome and the Grand Canyon reflect having grown up in the area and being a Colorado River guide in the Grand Canyon for 25 years. Donald Voss’ spiritually influenced works of ink on paper masterfully incorporate Eastern, Western and Native American influences. As well as Susan Moody’s spectacular kiln-formed glass art and much, much more. The underlying emphasis of the gallery is to represent the finest of local contemporary and contemplative artists. Please join us for a glass of wine during Zen Mountain Gallery’s anniversary celebration with a number of our artists in the gallery.
Gallery 527 presents Sharron Vincent Porter’s new work in the show ‘Sticks and Stones’ continues on June 3rd during Jerome Art Walk. Sharron Porter’s acrylic textured landscapes, which she likes to call “LANDSTRACTS”, are inspired by her move to the Southwest. Slightly abstracted with rock-like textured surfaces, the resulting paintings appear to focus on the sheer visual and tactile qualities of experience. Somehow, however, they also exude an undeniably anthropomorphic feeling: close-ups of rocks, trees, water, twigs, caves, interestingly arranged, in an emotive relationship with each other and the light in which they bathe. The rich textures, heightened colors and often the inclusion of rocks and branches, make the experience of viewing them visceral. Porter sees this intense physicality as a potential distraction from the spiritual dimension, so often seeks to portray what she describes as “routes of escape” in her compositions, little “shelterings” from this intensely physical plane. In the end, what is achieved is a vision of nature that is phenomenal, personal and yet spiritual. Over the years, Porter has hiked the trails around the Verde Valley and has slowly developed her research photography for paintings into a very personal statement. She found that up close, there were natural “gardens” of rocks and trees and natural debris that invited her in. She loved the feeling of being in the presence of rocky caves and arroyos, with all the natural forms and textures surrounding her. First experimenting with taking close-up shots of the landscape, she soon began abstracting her photo compositions at home on the computer, cropping them, exaggerating the colors, textures and lighting. Transferring these images to canvas, she knew she wanted the end product to be as physically exciting as the original experience. experimenting on several paintings using different gel mediums for surface texture and dimension, she settled on pumice gel for the rocky textures she so loved. Also, having been a sculptor for much of the earlier part of her career, she began to crave even more dimension and realistic texture in her compositions. She began building up the substrate of the canvases and adding rocks and twigs and branches to the surface… Thus, her very original 3-D Relief Landstracts were born. Stop by to see the new exhibit and meet the artist on June 3rd from 5 to 8pm at 527 Main street in Jerome.
For more information about Jerome Art Walk, contact Donna at 928.301.3004.