Shine 2010: Where to See Art in Scottsdale
ON THE MAP Pop-up galleries
After Bentley Gallery owner Bentley Calverley negotiated lower rents for temporary galleries, a series of pop-ups opened, including SQUEEZE in suites two and three (480-540-7506, squeezegallery.com) and 5&6 next door (480-239-7217, enjoy5and6.com). The young, hip owners of Squeeze lampoon pop culture with shows featuring co-owner Emmett Potter's pop-art ads or Smorkin' Labbit creator Frank Kozik's poster art, while 5&6 focuses on group exhibits of local artists. Catch 'em both soon before they disappear!
4200 Marshall Way
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Former Brady Bunch actress Eve Plumb is among the artists represented at this upscale two-room gallery that rotates selections monthly.
7040 E. Main St.
Large-scale abstract paintings and sculptures dominate the sleek, polished bi-level gallery space at this mecca of modern art.
7160 E. Main St.
You'll feel like the bull in the proverbial china shop at Duley-Jones, where the walls are literally covered floor-to-ceiling with an eccentric collection of artwork from Bruce Cody's retro streetscapes to glass bowls, wooden birds, and children's book illustrations by Scottsdale's own Sylvia Long.
7100 E. Main St.
If you're caught downtown after the galleries close up shop, don't worry. You can still peep Asian statuary and contemporary paintings through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows of the newly remodeled Calvin Charles Gallery (4201 N. Marshall Way, 480-421-1818, calvincharles.com) and Bentley Gallery (4161 N. Marshall Way, 480-946-6060, bentleygallery.com), where you'll see a sweet Tang Dynasty Buddha statue and works by the likes of Pete Deise and Hiro Yokose.
If you enjoy playing the fame game, Lisa Sette Gallery (4142 N. Marshall Way, 480-990-7342, lisasette gallery.com) is the place to spot work by artists such as Mayme Kratz, Binh Danh, and three 2010 Sydney Biennale participants including Mormon interdisciplinary artist Angela Ellsworth.
Want to improve your painting skills without dropping a mint on pricey classes? Method Gallery, (4142 N. Marshall Way, 480-423-0888, methodart.com) offers one-on-one classes with in-house artists for as low as $35 per session.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
A 27-year veteran of the Scottsdale art scene, Wilde Meyer boasts a massive rotating collection of colorful Southwestern contemporary art, including Julie Feldman's whimsical interior landscapes and Dave Klein's sunny, yellow glass flowers.
4142 N. Marshall Way
Xanadu's eclectic in-house collection, which includes Colombian-born artist Guilloume's figural bronze sculptures and funky road-sign-covered guitars by Dave Newman, is culled from an extensive online gallery of represented artists.
7039 E. Main St., Ste. 101
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