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.

June 4, 2016

Whiskey Set at Gallery 527 by Ben Roti.

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For June Jerome Art Walk, Yester Day's Fine Art Gallery is featuring the contemporary artwork of Isabel "Chacha" Mathieson, who brings a lot history to our gallery, too. A native of Jerome (Cha-cha was born here during the tail end of the mining era), she now creates kiln-fired glass jewelry and plates, all in fantastic colors and designs. What is unique about her as an artist, though, is that she comes by her artistic gifts honestly. Her father, even though he had been a miner in Jerome, stayed on here for many years after the mines closed in the 1950's. And he supported his family with his artwork and Plexiglas jewelry, long before Jerome became a destination for fine art. In making his art he also often enlisted the help of his enthusiastic daughter, Chacha (which name, incidentally, was short for the Spanish word "muchacha," or "young girl"). Chacha's present-day artwork, then, is a wonderful testimony to his artistic influence on her. An amazing legacy to her father, when Father's Day is just around the corner, Chacha is the person to meet this month, and to hear stories from about an earlier time here, all at Yester Day's Fine Art Gallery, located at 509 Main Street, in the lower Jerome art district.

Pura Vida Gallery will debut several new collections of summer wraps during Jerome’s First Saturday Art Walk. Lightweight silk ponchos and sconchos from fiber artist Debra Street as well as felted silk wraps and ponchos by Jodi Clayton are perfect cover-ups for those cool summer evenings. Join Pura Vida for champagne and chocolates and Art To Wear during the evening of the Art Walk.

Zen Mountain Gallery kicks off its “Summer Under 100” with June Art Walk. Throughout June, July and August the gallery will focus on works of art from its thirty plus local artists, which cost $100, or under. Throughout these months when Arizona temperatures can go above 100 degrees it is a great time to come to Jerome where it is cooler and find art that is affordably priced under $100. Zen Mountain Gallery is a collection on fine art, jewelry and pottery from top local artists with a contemporary and contemplative focus. Please join Zen Mountain Gallery for Art Walk, our Summer Under 100, and hors d’oeuvres from Jerome’s Flatiron.

Cody DeLong is currently completing two large commissions, a Saguaro scene and a painting of the Hoover Dam. Stop in and see the progress on these and other new works on the easel. Live music by Duane Ewing on the sax. Cody DeLong Studio 300 Hull Ave. next to the visitor’s center.

“Celebrate with us!” is an all-member show commemorating 20 years as the Jerome's Artist’s Cooperative Gallery. Running thru June 29, the show features a wide range of artistic twists on the theme “Celebration” by 35 Co-op members. Refreshments will be served. The Jerome Ukulele Orchestra will provide lively entertainment during Art Walk from 5-8pm. The Gallery is open daily from 10-6. Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery is located at 502 Main St. .928-639-4276

Caduceus Cellars continues ArtWalkAfterHours with “33 Cities: 33 Artists • Money Shot Round 2: The concert posters” on Saturday June 4th until 10pm. Later in the month at Caduceus, The Jerome Film Festival will be Screening two feature films on June 10th & 11th @ 8pm. For tickets, visit jeromefilmfestival.com

Ben Roti joins the talented group at Gallery 527. His show Re(Act)ion continues through the end of June. Ben's current ceramic work is made with low-fire earthenware clay and features bright, vibrant color. Using reductive techniques, through sandblasting, Ben is able to build variations and create layers, which are inspired by the results that are commonly seen in atmospheric firing. Each piece is hand-built using soft slab technique, glazed, and fired. The pieces are sandblasted on the outside for a matte finish, and then hand-sanded with wet/dry sandpaper for a soft, velvety feel, while the interior remains glossy and food-safe.

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