December is gifting us with wonderful exhibits

Featured photo: “Tremolo” (2015) by Dion Johnson. 60 X 80 inches, acrylic on canvas – diptych. Courtesy of Bentley Gallery. Every time I see local shows of the caliber of “Dion Johnson: Luminous Trajectories,” “Bruce Munro,” and “Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads: Gold,” it makes me want to shout to non-Arizonans, “We’re … Continue reading December is gifting us with wonderful exhibits

Diving into the refreshing pool of the RoRo art scene

Featured photo: “Pool” by Abbey Messmer, at eye lounge, Phoenix. Although my friend and I had only a few galleries on our must-see list for the Third Friday art walk on Roosevelt Row for September 18, 2015, each stop reaffirmed that downtown Phoenix galleries are brimming with variety, professionalism and experimentation. Take Eye Lounge, for … Continue reading Diving into the refreshing pool of the RoRo art scene

Photo highlights: Scottsdale ArtWalk, April 30

If crowds for the Scottsdale ArtWalk every Thursday evening are dependent on snowbirds and tourists, then the light attendance on April 30, 2015, is understandable. Still, the weather is in that tolerable, it’s-hot-don’t-let-it-get-hotter stage that heralds the end of spring; the live music on at least five corners was pleasant; and gallery owners were ready … Continue reading Photo highlights: Scottsdale ArtWalk, April 30

A dynamic duo at Sette: Mayme Kratz and Alan Bur Johnson

Two of Arizona’s favorite artists, Mayme Kratz and Alan Bur Johnson, are sharing space at Lisa Sette Gallery this month. And although they didn’t exactly collaborate on their works, they did have a few conversations prior to the show, says gallery associate director Ashley Rice. A meeting of the minds is not surprising, given that … Continue reading A dynamic duo at Sette: Mayme Kratz and Alan Bur Johnson