Works by Scottsdale-based photographer Dorothy Robin Martin, large-scale installation artist Carolanne Patterson of Brooklyn, New York, and painter Linda Murray of Abilene, Texas, are among those on display when Galeria Mesa hosts "The Natural World," a national juried exhibition of pieces, in media ranging from textiles to printmaking to ceramics to book arts, inspired by "the images, materials and forms of the natural world with themes from celebration to subjugation." The show opens on Tuesday, June 8, and continues through Saturday, July 10, at Mesa Arts Center, 155 North Center. Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. A reception is slated for Friday, June 11, with goodies and music by sax man Jerry Donato. 480-644-2056.
Also on the gallery beat: Shemer Art Center and Museum presents "Shutter to Think," a juried exhibition of contemporary photography featuring such Arizona shutterbugs as Tony Berardi, Thomas Blaney, Pam Deutschman, Karen Hymer-Thompson, Denise Kramer, Wayne Rainey, Brian Skaggs, Marilyn Szabo and Chandon Thorell. It opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, and continues through Friday, July 2. Sculptures by Larry McLaughlin continue indefinitely on the museum grounds. The mission-style facility, a former residence, was built between 1919 and 1928. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. 5005 East Camelback. 602-262-4727.
Yeah, June's here, all right, hence the Wedding Planning Workshop, a seminar offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at the North Central Regional Library, 17811 North 32nd Street. Kim M. Horn, a bridal consultant and publisher of the Bridal Source Guide, is the presenter. Admission is free, but an RSVP, preferably by Tuesday, June 8, is required. Call 602-506-1634 for more information.
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