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Mountain Gallery for July Artwalk to purchase a piece of Wally Asselberghs’ work.
Cody DeLong just returned from the annual fundraising Gala and Auction at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, where both his paintings enjoyed strong sales. Cody also had great results last month at the Phippen Museum Show in Prescott. Next up, he will be traveling to Cedar City Utah to compete in a Plein Air Invitational, hosted by the beautiful new Southern Utah Museum of Art. Meanwhile Cody has been working on some large paintings for a show
this fall at Saks Gallery in Denver. Stop in and see these new works and others.
Jerome’s Jewelry Artist, Rick Hernandez II has handcrafted some very artistic, contempo- rary sterling silver pieces. Rick II has also been working on an amazing 3D jewelry line soon to be released and has displayed examples of 3D processing from start to finish (which is a very interesting process). Rick Hernandez I 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 II’s wife, April creates a very unique line of jewelry using keys & gears with a steampunk flair. April also cre- ates 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 of carrying Ari- zona artists Kim Maney with her incredible photography creations, Fredda Psaltis’ beauti-
ful healing star pendants and Sarah Yount-Moser’s unusual collection of jewelry
The Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery celebrates First Saturday Art Walk with an all members show highlighting the centennial celebration of the home to the Co-op, the his- toric Hotel Jerome. Built in 1917, according to a newspaper article written at that time, “the Hotel was a stunner in 1917: phones and showers in every room!” Please join us in this historic event on Saturday, July 1, from 5-8PM as the members of the Co-op keep alive the tradition of locals and guests visiting the Hotel for a lively evening event. All artwork is
handmade locally.
Come celebrate Summer with us at Pura Vida Gallery on the evening of July 1 as we
showcase a new selection of whimsical sunfaces and other wall art. We have been proudly carrying steel and cast cement wall pieces by Chris and Karen Montgomery for years and we now have quite a selection of them for your garden and home. Please join us from 5 to 8 for champagne and chocolates in our lovely gallery and garden area.
Gallery 527 in Jerome has new David Bowie photos by Larry Hulst. There are three classic images of this icon. A new image of Jerry Garcia has also arrived. Larry just finished a major retrospective of his work at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Sharron Vincent Porter will continue her amazing show ‘Sticks and Stones’ and Teal Sullivan has completed new crystal jewelry including ankle bracelets that are perfect for summer accessorizing. Susan Pitcairn is just back from Spain and will have some great stories and paintings to share.
— Donna Chesler
Northern Arizona University Department of Theatre is changing things up this sum- mer: William Shakespeare’s Henry V will be performed with a woman king and the produc- tion will be set at a Sedona hotel.
NAU’s new summer production company, Crooked Figure Theatre, thought it was about time Shakespeare’s Henry V sported a female lead. “For one of the first times in the play’s production history, Henry is a powerful woman,” says Director Christina Dennehy. “Shake-
speare’s plays are notoriously male dominated, and nowhere is that truer than in his medi- eval history plays. We’re about to change all of that.”
The play tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events during the Hundred Years’ War. The young Henry has matured and embarks on a successful conquest of France.
Crooked Figure’s production features noted Flagstaff actor and NAU student Grace Novak as the female Henry. “Novak’s Henry is a powerful woman looking to justify to herself, to her soldiers, and to the world that she is a leader who will risk everything to claim what she knows to be hers,” says Ms. Dennehy, who is writing a book on Shakespeare and will research his work in London this summer at various libraries and at The National Archives.
El Portal Hotel in Sedona will serve as the stage for Henry V with its magnificent courtyard and architecture. As the story of Henry V unfolds, the audience will move throughout the hotel. Kathleen McGeever, chair for NAU Department of Theatre, says students are getting the chance to experience working in a semi-professional production and are putting their
learned skills to the test in an “intense fashion.”
“With the re-gendering of the play, we are also providing students the opportunity to
play roles they wouldn’t have the opportunity to play in a traditional production,” Ms. Mc- Geever says. “The research involved in the work is another opportunity for the students to participate in an academic, yet performance-oriented experience.”
NAU is bringing the Henry V production to the NAU Flagstaff campus on August 27. “Our challenge is to find a place outside a theatre for the production. Stay tuned,” Ms. McGeever says. Henry V will performed at 6PM on August 11, 12, 18 and 19, at El Portal Hotel, located at 95 Portal Lane in Sedona, Arizona. The production is free and open to the public. No reservations are needed; seating is first-come, first-served. Parking is available at El Portal and in nearby lots. — Diane Rechel
Above, last month’s caption for the 25th Anniversary of the Artists’ Gallery should have read ...
Bottom row (left to right): Sarah Walker, Mui Ju Wee, Stephen Yazzie, Heather Kadar;
2nd row: Stu Wolf, Sondra Francis, Katherine Farr, Nancy Foo, Melanie Erickson, Sharon McGinnis, Linda Russell, Sandy Quintinilla, Rebekah Nordstrom, Lee Hughes;
3rd row: Beth Lacour, Donal Hill, Mary Carter, Joan Scott, Lynn Overend, Dawn Sutherland, Bob Delagowski, Karen McKay, Arlene Marten, Tom Yazzie, Megan Kelley, Greg Hill, Ed Kabotie.
At right: Ryanne Sebern and director Joni Pevarnik. | the NOISE arts & news | JULY 2017 • 23

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