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Jerome Arizona Art Walk for June

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It's cooler up in Jerome! Warm, easy nights of June in Jerome will set the perfect mood to welcome art lovers as they stroll the lovely galleries and studios that circle the town from the Old Jerome High School to Made in Jerome Pottery and The Adorn Collection. This first Saturday Art Walk on June 7th will continue to delight the growing group of regulars as well as lucky newcomers to this wonderful evening. The festivities start at 5:00 p.m. throughout the town with a free shuttle running until 8:00 p.m. With 26 open galleries and studios, the following sampling of what is in store will spark any art aficionado’s imagination.

Cellar 433 hosts Jerome artist Danny Seltzer as he paints live in the gallery for June's Art Walk. Danny comes to us all the way from Bisbee, AZ where his murals can be seen adorn historic buildings. Danny's expressive mixed media pieces speak to us from found objects and canvass. At the tasting room and art gallery, sip and savor AZ wines grown, produced and bottled on Arizona soil. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Verde Valley and the glowing red rocks of Sedona. We feature our AZ wines on two floors filled with amazing art and astounding views in a casual, but elegant space.

June's Art Walk is a great time to see everything that is new at Zen Mountain Gallery. The gallery has new jewelry from Komala Rohde and Nancy Bihler, new glass art from Susan Moody, new photography from Stephen Moody and Christopher Mull and new 2-deminsional mixed media work from Raina Gentry, Erica Fareio and Donald Voss, as well as, new pottery from Karl Williams. Please join Zen Mountain Gallery for a glass of wine and see what's new.

The New State Motor Company will be featuring Patrick Lincoln's new, sleek color prints on aluminum. Janie Layers will be displaying her custom ceramic & copper jewelry to compliment a variety of hand-formed clay summer animals.

The Featured Artist Show at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery this month offers the viewer an opportunity to see life from a different perspective. “Calizona—Where I live” is a brand new collection of work by Mark Foltz. A transplant from Akron, Ohio to the Verde Valley in 2003, and with family and graphic arts connections in California, Foltz’s sense of humor shines through. His flexible mind and imagination allow disparate elements in his photography to recombine in new ways. “Calizona –Where I Live” runs through July 2 at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Local Art located at 502 N. Main St. Jerome, AZ 928-639-4276 info@jeromecoop.com

Casa Latina has just received colorful hand embroidered cotton tops and jewelry direct from Guatemala. Stop by and enjoy saxophone music by in-house artist & musician Duane Ewing. Located at 300 Hull Ave, next to the visitors center.

Cody DeLong has just returned from his annual river expedition through the Grand Canyon. Come in and see what he painted during this ten-day adventure, and hear about the trip. Cody also has some new studio works on display based on these plein air studies. Cody DeLong Studio/Gallery is at 300 Hull Ave. Next to the Visitor’s Center. 928-300-4576 CodyDeLong.com

Whether you are a long-time friend of Roberge & Day or have been meaning to stop in and visit our wonderland, we invite you to come celebrate a big transition with us this Art Walk. June 7th is the last day our gallery will be open to the public and it is going to be a party to remember. We will still be producing our exquisite wearable art and gorgeous hand-dyed fibers, but we will be selling through other retailers and online. Please stop by and say hello and share in this joyful evolution! We are open 12-5 daily through June 7. And please take advantage of our sale of the last remaining paintings by Derryl Day, an extraordinary painter of the Grand Canyon and Verde Valley.

Just in time for summer, Pura Vida Gallery debuts new bright, sassy colors of Renee Sonnichsen’s handbags. Hand-crafted from marine grade vinyl and recycled airline cables, Renee describes her handbags as Strong, Sexy, and Smart! Join Pura Vida for chocolates and champagne on the evening of the Jerome Art Walk.

Gallery 527 features two well-known local artists for the month of June. Jewelry artist Marian Ward and encaustic painter Ardis Harsche are pairing up to present “A Starry Night in Jerome”. Ardis’s signature piece captures the magical mystery of the glittering mile high town at dusk. The sky is filled with the artist’s interpretation of the stars and planets, loosely based on Native American symbols. Companion paintings will include color blocks with abstract imagery imbedded in bold layers of wax. Ardis has also created some miniature encaustics which are perfect as a group or as an accent for a small space. If you have ever dreamed of having an original by Ardis, this is an affordable approach to collecting. Marian Ward has designed some charming lockets including a turtle, new copper earrings, a stunning Viking weave and amethyst bead necklace and an innovative hematite and white turquoise contemporary necklace. Ramona Stites, Sallie Cross, Mary Phoenix, Brandi Lee Cooper and Lorraine Fexas will also be at the June 7th event to talk about their work and join in the festivities. The opening starts at 5pm and goes until 8pm. Come for the art and enjoy good food and wine as well as great conversation. For more information visit jeromeartwalk.com.

Information courtesy: Jerome Chamber of Commerce

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