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Painted Desert

Nothing lasts forever. Local examples include the unseasonably cool spring, the Coyotes' amazing winning ways, and the safety of illegal immigrants in Phoenix.

Considering she was born in a Canadian town that no longer exists, it's no wonder the paintings of local artist Linda J. Shearer-Whiting explore the transience of man-made objects found along Northern Arizona's famed Route 66. "I find comfort in the tackiness of my background, the plastic cowboys, the diner dishes, the outrageous roadside attractions in Canada and the USA,” Shearer-Whiting writes in an artist’s statement.

Catch a wine-and-cheese reception for her latest exhibit, “The Travel Art of Linda J. Shearer-Whiting,” at Honeycomb Organic Hair Studio. Her work is complemented by the cowboy paintings of fellow Arizonan Alan Laverne Gore, who jazzes up depictions of Northern Arizona and ranch life with a “psychedelic” landscape approach.

Fri., May 14, 5-9 p.m., 2010


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