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.

Oct 4, 2014

Douglas Weber at The ART Room creates compelling portraits at his Old Jerome High School Studio

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Stop by The Art Room @ The Old Jerome High School Studios 885 Hampshire Lane/89A, Building A, Room 204. This is the office & workspace of Penelope Davis & Douglas L. Weber. The ART Room hosts an Open Studio Figure Drawing Group 10am-12pm Every Tuesday & Thursday with a $10 donation to live model. Doug is known for figurative oil paintings, wood block & monotype prints and portraits. Talk to Penelope about special effects make up and custom costume design.

On the evening of the October 4th Jerome Art Walk, Pura Vida Gallery will host a trunk show for fiber artist Rita Winters. Rita will be on hand from 5-8pm to debut new colors and designs of her luxurious, original hand-woven garments. Join Rita to peruse her scarves, ponchos, shawls and jackets to choose a piece of her art to wear for your upcoming fall/winter wardrobe. Champagne and chocolates will be served from 5-8pm. The gallery can be reached at 928.634.0937.

Every space in the New State Motor Company is full! Take the stairs down to the museum/shops and check out Janie Layers new collection of hand formed ceramic animals. This month will feature a series of black bears, along with a variety of life size fish. Patrick Lincoln will be displaying his new prints on aluminum. Live music by Ezra Anderson and a bounty of provisions will also be served.

This month at The Flatiron we will be rockin' Photoflashbacks, the rare, unpublished Rock n' Roll Concert photography of the late Doug Hartley and Aesthetic Coffee will be doing a pour over bar featuring locally roasted varietals from Firecreek Coffee Company. Stop in for a taste!

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 October 4th and enjoy a Wonderful Evening at Jerome’s Jewelry Art Walk.

Mark Lucas and Danielle Vorves opened the contemporary and unique Epiphyte Studio & Gallery in January of 2014. After working with glass for 14 years Mark decided to open a space where he can do demonstrations of his technique making sculpture, jewelry, wine glasses, and more. Danielle works with film photography printed in her darkroom creating images full of contrast and texture. You will also find anatomy jewelry made from shrinky-dinks, screen-printed tees, ceramic Vessels, along with other items. Stop by 510 Main Street upstairs, right past Wary Buffalo and before Zen Mountain Gallery.

Zen Mountain Gallery is pleased to welcome back Matagi Sorensen to the gallery for a trunk show and jewelry demonstration during Jerome’s October Art Walk. Matagi is originally from the Verde Valley and a member of the Yavapai Apache Nation. Matagi, a BFA graduate of NAU honors traditional processes while masterfully creating contemporary jewelry which is modern and sophisticated. His approach to design makes him a perfect fit for Zen Mountain Gallery’s emphasis on both contemporary and contemplative art. Please join us for a glass of wine and this opportunity to choose from Matagi’s latest designs Saturday, October 4 from 5-8 pm.

At Casa Latina we say, "express yourself with color, texture and Latin American collectibles of interest". The reward could be personal enjoyment received from just that special item that makes you smile!. Come by and see some of our latest purchases just in from Mexico. By special request, Duane Ewing will be playing Saxophone at our shops and gallery Saturday eve. We're located between Spook Hall and the Visitor's Center at 300 Hull Ave.

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

Jerome's Artist’s Cooperative Gallery presents “Skies The Limit” Featuring Sarah Harms and Wanda Wood.Vibrant colorful snapshots of Arizona monsoon skies have stimulated the creative juices of two talented artists at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery. Not only have these two artists, Wanda Wood and Sarah Harms, paired up to present a full range of new works in their individual media, they have paired up to jointly create new works. Some collaborative works involved both artists working together on the same artwork, while others evolved from a mutual “skies-inspired” snapshot in which each artist interpreted the mutual image in her own unique style. “Skies The Limit” runs Oct. 4 – Dec. 4. Opening night: Art Walk, Saturday, Oct.4th will include snacks and refreshments. Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM.502 North Main Street, Jerome 928-639-4276 or info@jeromecoop.com.

Gallery 527 in Jerome presents “Expressions in Clay”, new work by Mary Phoenix. The centerpieces of the collection are unique suns with fascinating faces and intricate details of metal, gold leaf and rustic finishes. Way beyond the expected garden art genre, these pieces each represent a sculpture that explores the sun’s power and radiance of the past and present. Gothic Garden Masks, The Vineyard Torso and a new Ikebana Vessel complete the body of new work. The show opens on October 4th during First Saturday Jerome Art Walk. Dave Rentz will be performing from 5 to 8pm and refreshments will be served along with great art and good conversation. Gallery 527 is home to some of Northern Arizona’s finest artists and is celebrating 10 years of business.

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