Jerome Art Walk on November 5th is the perfect post-Halloween night. If you missed the legendary Halloween costume party in Jerome, just one week later, enjoy a more sedate but equally as entertaining night in this mile-high town. Festivities run from 5 to 8pm. Twenty studios and galleries will host openings and happenings throughout the artist colony. From the Old Jerome High School studios like Sterling Fine Arts, Mark Hemleben Fine Arts, Seeds and Anderson Mandette, to Made in Jerome Pottery at the other end of town, art, music and lively conversation are everywhere. Enjoy great food in wonderful restaurants, wine tasting and maybe even spend the night at one of the lodging choices. Park your car and take the shuttle or stroll the winding streets on a cool fall night. For more information visit www.jeromeartwalk.com or contact Donna @ 928.301.3004.
If you go…
Saturday, November 5, 2016.
5 to 8 p.m.
FREE shuttle bus will run on all 3 levels.
Cody DeLong Studio
For nearly 20 years Cody has painted trucks and old rusty things out at the Gold King Mine. The recent passing of the proprietor Don Robertson has left all who knew him with a heavy heart. In honor of Don, Cody is displaying a recent painting of an old truck from Don’s collection, painted just two weeks before Don’s passing. Stop by Cody’s studio and share your stories about Don and the Gold King. Live music. Cody DeLong Studio – 300 Hull Ave. between the Visitors Center and Spook Hall. CodyDeLong.com 928-300-4576
Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery
The Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery presents “Signatures: Art Lettering by Sid Freeman” celebrating Jerome’s First Saturday Art Walk with a meet and greet the artist on Nov. 5th from 5-8 pm. Sid Freeman uses calligraphy to make art. As a simplified example, if she were to paint an image of a ball of yarn, it would look like a ball of yarn from a distance; yet when examined up close, one could see that the image is actually composed of tiny calligraphic words, written repeatedly, such as “knit, knit, knit,” until the image of a ball of yarn develops. From this start, experimentation led Ms. Freeman to using relevant words and symbols to create visual stories with calligraphy. Her most recent work, “Anchored Innocence,” depicts the story of Romeo & Juliet. To create it, Sid combined calligraphy, color, and historical references and symbols to achieve a masterful piece of artistic calligraphy. Ms. Freeman refers to her new work as “image poetry.” Refreshments will be served. Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery is located at 502 Main Street.
At Caduceus Cellars ArtWalkAfterHours continues on November 5th. In conjunction with Jerome’s first Saturday (November 5th) Art Walk Caduceus Cellars Tasting Room on Main Street will be releasing several new wines. Including our 2014 Judith Tempranillo and the 2015 Judith Orange Malvasia.We will also be continuing our Art Walk evening program of short films focused upon Art in its various forms. Begins at dusk, until 9pm. 21 and over. No cover.
Zen Mountain Gallery
Zen Mountain Gallery has a lot happening in November. The Gallery will be featuring work from its ten photographers as well as work from a new potter to the gallery.
We will have new work from many of our photographers including Doug Andrews, Dave Drost, Joshua Esquival Stephen Moody, Christopher Mull, Wayne Norton, Bill Peters, Lynn Sankey, Marty Smith, and Cissy Spindler. The combination of these photographer’s works offers a wide range of subject matter from local landscape, Jerome cityscapes and night scenes to abstract photography photographed around Jerome.
Zen Mountain Gallery also welcomes fine art potter Hans Miles to the gallery. Hans grew up in Prescott and is currently the Lab Technician for the ASU Ceramics Department. His current works explore the essence of atmospheric firing processes involving the introduction of volatile elements such as sodium, potassium and calcium into the kiln at temperatures exceeding 2300 degrees resulting in chemical reactions such as color change, crystal growth and glass deposits resulting in extremely interesting surfaces.
Congratulations to Zen Mountain Gallery fine art jeweler Matagi Sorensen for being selected to participate in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) show December 3rd and 4th in New York. Zen Mountain Gallery will have some new jewelry from Matagi during art walk. Matagi will be in Jerome at the gallery later in the month, Saturday November 26th from 2-5pm. Please join us then as well to congratulate Matagi and for a chance to purchase a piece of his jewelry.
Zen Mountain Gallery offers a large selection of fine art, jewelry and pottery from nearly forty local and regional artists. Please join us for a glass of wine and a chance to meet many the gallery’s artists from 5-8pm during Jerome Art Walk Saturday November 5th.
Pura Vida Gallery
Pura Vida Gallery will be hosting a trunk show for Oceanside, CA fiber artist Tami Zohar. Tam’s felted upcycled silk wraps are an artful addition to any holiday outfit. Her latest creations are “Healing Wraps” which have healing stones and crystals felted into each piece. Join Pura Vida Gallery for champagne and chocolates on the evening of November 5th to see Tami’s new art to wear pieces.
Yester Day’s Fine Art Galler
For Jerome’s Art Walk in November, Yester Day’s Fine Art Gallery, located at 509 Main Street, will feature the “nighttime art” of Jason S. Voss, who depicts in oils many of Jerome’s historic facades, such as the Cuban Queen and the Victory Market. In ghostly whites set against the dark blue-greens and the deep blue skies of midnight, these buildings come to life in unexpected ways. A graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Voss used his many artistic talents in Los Angeles for 20 years, until the siren call of Jerome called him to the area. Now Voss literally “moonlights” as a tour guide in Jerome, and, memorizing the town at night, he captures in his paintings scenes of this enigmatic town in the somberness of the nocturnal. Serene and hauntingly beautiful, his artwork portrays Jerome after hours and opens the door for the mystique of the increasingly long nights of autumn.
Gallery 527 in Jerome continues another blockbuster show of new work by encaustic artist Ardis Harsche. From the Badlands of North Dakota to Jerome Arizona, by way of Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Ardis has created a body of work inspired by the symbols and spirituality of the southwest. Her paintings are filled with imagery of shamans, primal animals, primitive ancestral figures and anthropomorphic creations. Her technique includes working with palette knives and her fingers.
The artist describes her process, “I start with a blank board surface, Using a palette knife, I apply layers of pigmented wax. I use a heat gun to adhere each layer. I can apply more heat to bring previous colors to the surface. The weight of the pigments varies so the heavier ones will sink and the lighter colors will rise. This floating and mixing of the colors adds another dimension to my art. The symbolic images I paint are applied by hand and palette knife. Negative painting is then used to refine the detail. The final layers are usually scumbled on the surface. This adds texture to the piece. “ Stop by November 5th from 5 to 8pm to meet the artist and mingle with the other talented members of this well known gallery. For more information, contact Donna at 928.301.3004.