8/30/2013 3:12:00 PM It's Art Walk weekend in Jerome
Sedona artist Susan Pitcairn will be signing her new book titled “Spirit of the Earth” during the Sept. 7 Art Walk at Gallery 527 in Jerome.
Jerome Art Walk continues its momentum on Sept. 7 with its First Saturday celebration of art.
Twenty-five galleries and studios will be open from 5-8 p.m. with art, music and refreshments. This free event has become a Verde Valley favorite with a shuttle that will transport you from the artist filled Old Jerome High School, up to the center of town with The Lincoln Gallery and Made in Jerome Pottery and everything in-between.
Mayan jewelry, finely crafted bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings rich in color and design are handcrafted by Mayan women in the village of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. Using a combination of the finest crystals and beads, these 250 women have created works of art. In this cottage industry, artisans work daily in small groups enjoying social interaction that provides the women with above average earnings, greatly improving their lives and that of their families without compromising tradition or cultural heritage. Their business is one of the most successful small industries in Guatemala. If you love color, you'll want to own this amazing jewelry which is now available at Casa Latina located in the Merchants Gathering Building. Great music by artist Duane Ewing.
Cody DeLong has been a busy bee this summer. Having recently returned from teaching a successful workshop in Idaho, Cody has been hard at work back in the Studio, wrapping up commissions. He just completed two new major Grand Canyon canvases. Stop in and see what's new on Cody's easel now. Live music and refreshments. Cody DeLong Studio/Gallery 300 Hull Ave. Jerome, next to the Visitors Center. CodyDeLong.com 928-300-4576
Zen Mountain Gallery is committed to showcasing local artists whose work is contemplative and contemporary. Please join us for art walk featuring over 40 artists including gallery owner Christopher Mull's Zen inspired photography. Zen Mountain Gallery is located at 515 Main Street, Jerome. 928-634-5009
A fabulous selection of Custom Jewelry created by the Father and Son team Rick and Ricky Hernandez. Unique custom creations in 14k Gold and Sterling Silver. Drusy, Tanzanite, Arizona Peridot and Fire Agate are among the colorful collection along with brilliant rainbow colors of Australian Opal. Jerome's Jewelry the hot spot to shop. Jerome's Jewelry, 114 Jerome Ave.
Pura Vida Gallery is pleased to showcase enchanting pottery by North Carolina artist Steve Williams during Art Walk on Sept. 7. This grouping of fun and functional work features his "Rising Moon" pattern. Please join us for champagne and chocolates from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Jerome Artist's Cooperative Gallery continues its' show "On Being Present..." by Judy Jaaskelainen. Through the end of September, see this wonderful work along with a wide variety of exceptional local offerings. "On Being Present..." is dedicated to Ms. Jaaskelainen's mother. "She not only taught me to walk and talk, but also to 'see'," explains the artist, "She would be 100 years-old this year, in November. I miss her every day."
Local artist Brian Johnson will be demonstrating his inspirational Southwest artwork made from Saguaro cactus, Arizona copper and hand dyed yarns. His elegant Indian Feathers and Chieftain Breastplates are well known through the Southwest. Brian's work is shown exclusively at SKY FIRE in Jerome, AZ.
Tom Ogburn Contemporary Art will be exhibiting images of the Grand Canyon and the Jerome area. Ogburn's richly layered digital builds reveal a region steeped in history, color and memory. From the ancient walls of the canyon to the architectural and historical walls of both GCNP and Jerome structures, be sure to visit the studio at the Old Jerome High School on Saturdays and Sundays throughout September.
Years ago, The ART Room was the original art class space of The Old Jerome High School. Today, The ART Room is a funky studio/gallery, offering figure drawing workshops for adults & creative art workshops for kids. For workshop reservations & more info contact Penelope (928) 708-9674. Stop by the gallery to see the BACK TO SCHOOL special featuring the work of Douglas L. Weber.
Poetry and painting? Do they go together? "They most certainly do," says Susan Pitcairn, author of the newly-released "Spirit of the Earth," 185 full color pages of her lifetime-best paintings and poems.
Pitcairn will read selections from the book and sign copies at Gallery 527 in Jerome at the popular First Saturday Art Walk, Sept. 7 from 5-8 p.m. Her synthesis of the two art forms reveals a deeply spiritual vision of nature where trees speak of the interconnectedness of heaven and earth and mountains teach strength and endurance.
Gallery 527 is home to some of Northern Arizona's most talented artists. Emerging artist Anjanet Mora has just joined the group with her impressionistic acrylic paintings. Visit Gallery 527 for a festive night on Sept. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. or every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information on Jerome Art Walk, contact Donna at 928-649-2277.