Bring your appetite for beauty to the Rowe Fine Art Gallery in July, when the gallery hosts “A Feast for Your Eyes,” the first of a two-part show.
Beginning Friday, July 1, at 4 p.m., head to the iconic gallery under the Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village bell tower to participate in paintings by artists Julie T. Chapman, Dane Chinnock, Kim Diment, Jen Farnsworth, Lynn Heil, Gary Jenkins and John Berry and Amy Ringhols.
The show highlights these illustrators through July. It continues in August when sculptors and goldsmiths enter the spotlight.
Julie T Chapman’s latest multimedia painting, “Unknowable #2,” which features an elegant, graceful cougar, will be part of this show. So does Kim Dement’s new acrylic painting, “That Coyote’s After You,” which features a road rider in the middle of the road. The blink in his eye tells you everything you need to know about his state of mind.
John Rasberry has two new oil paintings on display as well. Forms of the Desert: A small study of Wadi al-Nusab.
“On a clear day, even in the afternoon, the colors of Monument Valley are rich, even in the shadows,” John says. “Monument Valley is still one of my favorite places to paint. The hardest part is determining the location.”
Art lovers will also discover “A Touch of Light,” John’s painting of Sedona’s Coffee Pot Rock as seen from Mesa Overlook Airport. John says that painting the iconic manifold, especially during the golden hour, is one of his joys as a painter.
Tucson-based artist Dane Chinnock has been particularly prolific this summer, recently introducing six new paintings, many based on his recent travels. The 2021 trip through Bisbee, Arizona, inspired “Erie St. on Old Douglas Road. and Texas Street from the Market.” Northern Arizona residents might recognize “Step by Step,” which Dane relies on early summer swimming at Fossil Creek. To the south in Tucson, Dane took over the downtown area in “7th at the Tracks.”
“This board is from behind the Borderlands Brewing Company, and it’s my favorite watering hole,” explains Dane. “Plus my grandfather was a train engineer. I love the picture of this stretch of rails until sunset.”
“Knave” depicts the purple flowers of the prickly pear cactus. After getting out of Arizona, Dane painted “Jefferson Street at De Cypress-dat Dog” after a trip to Lafayette, Louisiana. Dat Dog is the name of a local hot dog stall that has closed its doors.
“The colors were so vibrant as the evening sun fell through the cypress tree,” Dane says. “I had to pick it up.”
The gallery will also feature collectors on her new illustrator, Gary Jenkins, from popular PBS. Gary and his wife, Kathorn, hosted Jenkins Art Studio on channels nationwide in the 1980s and 1990s, teaching countless amateur painters how to create realistic, lush flowers. Gary hosted another show in Europe in the early 2000s before retiring from television and moving to Sedona. Today, he spreads his wings (pun intended) and paints birds on rich abstract backgrounds.
“People see all kinds of different things in those backgrounds,” Gary says with a chuckle. “I’d love to hear that.”
Don’t miss the southwestern landscapes of Lynn Heil and the colorful wildlife paintings of Jen Farnsworth and Amy Ringholz. No matter your taste, we promise you won’t leave this show hungry.
The Roe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary artists from the Southwest. The gallery, located under the bell tower on the Patio de las Campanas in Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 928-282 -8877, visit rowegallery.com.
Information provided by Rowe Gallery of Fine Arts.
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