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.

April 2, 2016

Cody DeLong presents ‘Big Red’ during the April 2nd Jerome Art Walk at his studio/gallery..

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Pura Vida Gallery will be hosting a trunk show for Clarkdale jewelry artist Cass Schorsch during the evening of the April 2nd Jerome Art Walk. Cass has been weaving silver and copper since 2010 and joins all of the rings in various chainmail patterns. Her beautiful designs are both elegant and timeless. Join Pura Vida and Cass for champagne and chocolates as she debuts some of her newest creations.

Art Walk After Hours At Caduceus Cellars continues with another avant garde presentation. As the town Art Walk winds down, Caduceus Cellars, on Main St., gears up, extending regular hours until 10pm. This month: ‘Where the Arts Meet.’ Projecting iconic/intriguing contemporary Art/Music videos on the big screen. Beginning as darkness falls…. Wine by the glass specials to go with…One night only. Limited capacity. No cover.

Attack of the Robots...Cody has added the work of artist Doug Brannan, whose 'Refried Robots' have a wonderful retro feel. Doug has a great eye for design, taking simple items and turning them into robots with real personality. Live Jazz music my Duane Ewing and Cody will be doing painting demonstrations all day long. Cody DeLong Studio at 300 Hull Ave next to the visitor’s center. Check out Cody's brand new expanded website CodyDeLong.com

Come and see all the new work by the busy potters at Made In Jerome Pottery and you will be entertained by Dave and his Ukulele friends! Stop by and check it out!

“Bernie Lopez, Rex Peters: New Works” at The Jerome's Artist’s Cooperative Gallery continues through April 27th. Both Bernie Lopez and Rex Peters are master craftsmen. Many people are drawn to the warmth and charm of the natural, local wood-turned works of Rex Peters, while Bernie Lopez’s fine acrylic paintings are startling when one realizes that these meticulous artworks on canvas are not photographs! “As an artist, I enjoy rendering Nature in a way that introduces the viewer to a different perspective of my subject.” –Bernie Lopez “I design my work with simple lines, often inspired by classic shapes, to display the natural beauty of each piece of wood.”—Rex Peters Perhaps both of these fine craftsmen are motivated by the desire to share their unique artistic visions. “New Works” runs through April 27, with a Jerome First Saturday Art Walk reception for the artists on April 2 from 5-8pm. Refreshments will be served. Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery is located at 502 N. Main Street

Bright colors, geometric shapes, messages of peace and love, all based on prophesies, teachings, Buddhism, nature and whatever inspires, herald in the spring at Yester Day's Fine Art Gallery in April's Art Walk, with the artwork of Therese Black, a new artist in the gallery, who brings in a freshness not unlike that of this season of rebirth. Therese layers colored pencil and ink, and sometimes acrylics and watercolors, on rough cotton watercolor paper to create mixed media fine art with a smooth texture and brilliant colors. In her intricate designs, her purpose is to depict spiritual lessons of love, compassion, kindness, change, and the basic human goodness. She also believes her art reflects Jerome's colorful past like a patchwork quilt of life in retrospect, with the focus on the art as a meditation and a path to peace and healing.

Please join Zen Mountain Gallery for Art Walk with Mike Upp and Sharon Upp as featured artists. Mike and Sharon are both potters with Sharon creating beautifully textured hand built work and Mike creating traditional, functional thrown pottery. Please join us for wine and hors d'oeuvres from Abbie's Kitchen as we welcome these two local potters.

Gallery 527 welcomes Sharron Vincent Porter, an award winning signature artist from Sedona. She has been a practicing, exhibiting artist and art educator for most of her adult life. Though her subject matter is diverse, her style is recognizably idiosyncratic and sensual; her compositions are richly colorful, textural and dynamic. Her highly textured acrylic landscapes, which she likes to call "LANDSTRACTS", are inspired by her move to the Southwest. Slightly abstracted with rock-like textured surfaces, the resulting paintings attempt to focus on the sheer visual qualities of experience. Somehow, however, they exude an undeniably anthropomorphic feeling, as well. Porter often builds up her painting surface in high relief, adding rocks and branches from the surrounding environs. In the end, what is achieved is a vision of nature that is phenomenal, personal, and physical.

Porter has been a member of galleries and art centers in Chicago, Pennsylvania, Florida and Sedona, and shown her work in solo and group exhibitions throughout her career. She holds a BA in Art Education from the University of Illinois, an MA in Sculpture from Northern Illinois University, with years of supplementary art and education classes and workshops in various disciplines. Porter has recently been included in an anthology written and edited by art critic, Louise Sheldon MacDonald, entitled Sedona's Best Artists and won Best in Show at the Sedona Art Center March 2016 Juried exhibit

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