Once again, expect a wonderful night in Jerome. Have dinner, stroll the streets and visit the galleries, sip some wine, sample some treats, savor the art…maybe even spend the night at one of the delightful hotels or bed and breakfasts. Jerome is once again the place to be on the first Saturday of the month. For more information, scroll the Events List below.

Sept 6, 2014

"Angel Lightfeather's Spirit Horses" at The Old Jerome High School - A 302. Angel Lightfeather will read the horse to you. EVERYTHING about the horse is all about you! Each horse is a one of a kind.

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SPIRIT HORSES ARE POWERFUL MEDICINE at Spirit Dancer Fine Art. In honor of "The Great Spirit Medicine Pony", which Native Americans believed had the power to spiritually protect, heal and join in spirit with its owner. In the tradition of Plains Indians who decorated their horses, Angel Lightfeather makes each sculpture a unique one of a kind and everything about the horse is also about you. As this artist tells you about the Spirit Horse you may find that she is also speaking all about you. Yes, she will even give you a "spirit horse reading" during art walk, just ask. Not really a new kid on the block, Angel Lightfeather has a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her works are exhibited through out the art world with a resume that could turn more than a few heads. She's been called the "Alice in Wonderland of the art world" and "The New Andy Warhol" on National television. Not trapped by a single, idea she has been called "The Spirit of Art" and truly one of a kind. Call (928) 451-1222 for more information or better yet stop by the studio At The Old Jerome High School A 302.

Zen Mountain Gallery is pleased to have both ceramicist Luna Patterson and visual artist Donald Voss as featured artists for September Art Walk. The two artists will be showing work of their own as well as a collaborative piece from the two of them. Fine art ceramicist Luna Patterson is known for the beauty of her hand built forms and remarkable color achieved through pit firing. Her colors are suggestive of the Arizona desert and local red rocks. Originally from Denmark, Luna has lived in Arizona since 1992. She has studied pottery at the college level, but is largely self-taught and takes an explorative and experimental approach to her art and is now teaching pit fire techniques. She has won numerous awards for her work including first and third place in the 2008 and 2009 Arizona Clay Olympics.

Donald Voss’ works of ink on paper, watercolor and handmade books reflect his diverse personal and academic background. Voss incorporates and expresses Eastern and Western influences ranging from his undergrad in Asian Studies and a BFA in Book Arts and Print making, to living in Japan, and also finding spiritual meaning in the Native American cultures of his ancestry, as well as teaching at both the high school and college level. Voss says of his work: “as an artist my work sustains a dance of evolving awareness. My creations record, tell stories of a path of wonder-knowledge. But they require the participant to decode the work in their own terms. The images are glyphs, maps, diagrams, pictures, recordings, awareness of the precious mystery of the world, knowing all the time, the beauty and intensity of each breath.” Please join Zen Mountain Gallery for Art Walk Saturday, September 6th from 5-8 as we celebrate not only the work of Luna Patterson and Donald Voss, but also Donald’s Birthday.

Cody has just returned from two weeks painting in Wyoming, followed by 10 days painting (and mountain biking) in Colorado. Stop in and see these new plein air paintings from Cody's summer travels, and a couple of new Jerome pieces as well. Cody DeLong Studio/Gallery 300 Hull Ave. next to the Visitors Center. 928-300-4576

New to The Flatiron this Fall, during Art Walk only we will be serving a single origin Ethiopian coffee roasted by Firecreek Coffee Roasters using a couple of different pour-over methods to highlight its best features. As always, we will be playing some rock and roll and featuring PhotoFlashbacks, the rare & unpublished 1960's concert photography of the late Doug Hartley.

The proprietor of Casa Latina has been traveling & shopping thru out Mexico bringing fun & colorful new folk art and textiles to the lovely shop this month. Maureen had a great time and would love to share her treasures and travel tales with you. In house artist & musician Duane Ewing will be playing saxophone live in our galleries. Casa Latina is located in the Merchants Gathering building (between Spook Hall and the Visitor’s center).

Pura Vida Gallery will hold a trunk show for Tucson jewelry artist Clare Johnston on the evening of the September 6th Art Walk. Clare's sensual, organic forms in sterling silver and 22kt gold vermielle are accented with the beautiful and intriguing aqua chalcedony stone. Clare will also be debuting new designs in her botanical collection - rings, earrings, and necklaces cast in sterling silver from the skeleton of the prickly pear cactus. Join Pura Vida and Clare Johnston for chocolates and refreshments on the evening of the Art Walk.

Jerome's Jewelry features an Awesome Collection of custom jewelry designs created by father and son team Rick and Ricky Hernandez. Jewelry artist Rick Hernandez has been creating spectacular custom jewelry for over 20 years in 14k gold and sterling silver using Australian Opal, Diamond, Tanzanite, and Amethyst, along with many other gemstones. Rick's son Rick II, has followed in his father's footsteps, and specializes in the unique art of handcrafted silver work. Rick II has designed some very creative pieces - his artistic work is usually more on the contemporary side, using Drusy (a specialty gemstone having small crystallized formations from inside a geode). Recently, Rick II’s wife April has been creating a unique line of jewelry using keys and gears with a mechanical Steampunk flair. April also has created a wide variety of extraordinary cameo chokers and rings. Mark your calendar for September 6th and enjoy a Wonderful Evening at Jerome’s Jewelry Art Walk.

On lower Maine Street and next door to The Wary Buffalo, Epiphyte Studio & Gallery is featuring the black and white photography of Danielle Vorves. The charming gallery features new works on metal and alternate darkroom processes on paper.

Jerome's Artist’s Cooperative Gallery continues “Micro to Macro” Featuring glass artist Mark Lucas’ Mark Lucas grew up around art. As far back as he can remember, his mother, also an artist, encouraged him to create. In fact, his mom relates that as a baby Mark would rather sculpt his food than eat it. He continues sculpting today—with glass! Lucas’ new works will be featured at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery where Lucas is a member. Regarding his new glass pieces Lucas states, “Most of my new sculptures are based on biological forms like radiolarians, molds, and cells which I alter, evolve, and combine to create new forms.” Pieces created using stencils on wood are another form of expression that Lucas will be showing. These pieces are sure to engage the viewer with a “black on black” concept.

Gallery 527 hosts a business as usual Art Walk after an interesting summer of excitement. New work by furniture designer Ron Gill, watercolorist Sallie Cross and ceramic artist Mary Phoenix give a fresh look to this local favorite gallery. Stop by for some great art and good conversation.

For more information about Jerome Art Walk call Donna @ 928-301-3004.