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The Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff presents “The 20th Annual Flagstaff Open Studios” August 26th and 27th –10 AM to 5 PM. Open Studios is a self-guided tour of 63 (35% of which are brand new to the event) member artists and their work, which allows the public to witness up close the artists at work in their studio environments, demonstrating their techniques and offering their work for sale directly to the public, at 25 locations through- out the greater Flagstaff area. Participating this year are painters, photographers, jewelry, ceramic, glass, fiber, and multi-media artists covering the entire artistic spectrum. This year there are also 9 “Emerging Artists” whose artwork is being debuted.
“Prelude to Flagstaff Open Studios is a perfect place to begin your tour,” says Mike Fran- kel, Executive Director of the ACF. “It is there that examples of the Open Studios artists may be viewed along our brochure guide to map out your tour.”
Opening Reception for the event is Saturday, August 5th and Mr. Frankel is enthusiastic: “Come enjoy refreshments, music by Jimmy DeBlois, and preview the finest art by the most talented artists in Northern Arizona. This is your chance to plan your studios tour, and meet and greet the participating artists and discuss their work ahead of your tour. And it’s free to all!”
The “Prelude” Exhibition is on display in the Arts Connection at the Flagstaff Mall, and is open daily, Monday through Saturday from Noon to 7PM, Sunday Noon to 6PM, from August 5th through August 27th, and on both Open Studios days from 10AM to 5PM. Brochures for the 20th Annual Flagstaff Open Studios tour are available at the Arts Connection and is also available at the Flagstaff Visitors’ Center, many locations throughout the greater Flagstaff area, Sedona, Prescott and Phoenix, and can be viewed and downloaded at
“This is the chance for the public to visit artists in their creative environment and witness the act of creation in person demonstrated by the 63 participating Flagstaff Open Studios artists,” rounds out Mr. Frankel. “The mission of the Artists Coalition of Flagstaff is to encour- age and promote artistic growth and professional development of local artists and to cre- ate a forum for the arts within the Flagstaff community through exhibits and educational programs. We hope you’ll join us!” — Kiki Satchi
A warm and sultry night filled with art, music and gallery hopping is in store on August 5 for First Satur- day ArtWalk in Jerome. Visit 25 galleries and studios throughout this charming mountain town from 5-8PM. A free shuttle runs during the walk, from Anderson Mandette at The Old Je- rome High School up to Main Street and the Gal- lery of Patrick Lincoln and Made in Jerome Pottery at the top. Caduceus will be open until 9PM with spe- cial wine by the glass and special offerings for first Sat- urday Art Walk. The Spirit
Room hosts music later in the night with The Johnny Lingo Trio starting at 9PM and all the great Jerome restaurants will be open for dinner.
The owners of Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes and Art Glass have just returned from the Brews- ter Society Kaleidoscope Convention in Japan and the store is now featuring scopes from eight new Japanese artists. Be sure to stop in during the Jerome ArtWalk to experience the beauty and joy of these wonderful artistic creations!
“Come see the latest work of our local artists at Made in Jerome Pottery. There will be refreshments and music!” exclaims David Hall, as he and Jane Moore continue to create wonderful pottery and feature Hanna Flagg as well as other local ceramic artists.
“Please join Pura Vida Gallery for Art Walk on Saturday, August Fifth,” says Michael Gam- ble. ”We will be featuring hand made silk wraps, ponchos, scarves and ruanas by artists Debra Street, Joyita Ghose, and Tami Zohar. Their beautiful silk pieces are the perfect light touch for a summer evening outfit.” Chocolates will be served and the champagne will flow from 5 to 8 PM.
Zen Mountain Gallery is a collection of over 30 local artists including fine art, jewelry and pottery with a contemporary and contemplative emphasis. The gallery has new paint- ings from Raina Gentry and Ramona Stites and a new fiber artist, Tammy Kelly. Please join us for a glass of wine and meet some of our artists, as many of them come and go throughout the evening.
Jerome’s Jewelry artist, Rick Hernandez II has handcrafted some very artistic, contem- porary sterling silver pieces. Rick II has also been working on an amazing 3-D 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 fabu- lous 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 Am- ethyst 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 and 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 of carrying Arizona artist Kim Maney with her incredible photography creations, Arizona artist Fredda Psaltis’ beautiful healing star pendants and Sarah Yount-Moser’s unusual collection of jewelry.
With autumn drawing near, Yester Day’s Fine Art Gallery, located at 509 Main Street in the lower business district of Jerome, will have for art lovers a last-hurrah-for-summer, as seen through the eyes and artwork of Canadian artist Leslie Becker. Having lived in Jerome and other locales of Arizona, Ms. Becker has intimate knowledge of the area and seems to understand what people need in art in order to take that Southwest sunshine with them. Her paintings simplify our sunny desert world into vignettes reminiscent of the works of Van Gogh. Ms. Becker’s series of colorful and loosely executed artworks are “portable as they are freeing, and will cheer you with pleasant reminders of faraway vistas of our beauti- ful and nature-filled region, wherever you may be headed as fall’s grind returns.”
Gallery 527 in Jerome will welcome guests for “The Dog Days of Summer” show with a little something new from each of the artists in the gallery. Stop by to see new work from Susan Pitcairn who just returned from a summer retreat and workshop in Spain and great David Bowie images from rock and roll photographer, Larry Hulst. For more information about Jerome ArtWalk, call 928.301.3004 or visit
— Donna Chesler
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