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Touchstone Gallery to Host California Lapidary Artist Ed Rigel During Scottsdale ArtWalk

In keeping with the 39-year tradition of featuring the world’s most renowned artists during the weekly ArtWalks in downtown Scottsdale, Touchstone Gallery is excited to be hosting an evening with 3rd generation lapidary artist Ed Rigel from 6 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 3.

Ed’s primary medium is the collecting, cutting and polishing of Arizona’s 225-year-old petrified wood. Collected from private lands near Holbrook, Arizona and presented in outstanding creations of tables, wall art and gift items such as petrified wood bookends, each piece reflects Ed’s years of patient attention to detail and love of the natural beauty found in these priceless treasures from nature.

On display for this event will be a 5-foot-long, half-round log Ed has worked to a mirror finish that showcases a number of the natural knots within this amazing example of Rainbow Wood known as auracarioxylon arizonicum – the state fossil of Arizona.

Also on display for Thursday and Friday, October 3 and 4, will be the full-fossil skeleton of an 8’-8” tall Cave Bear from Ed’s private collection. Through Ed’s work as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences (AAPS), he will be showcasing this incredible 50,000-year-old skeleton from the Ural Mountains in Russia.

Top 5: Arizona Art Experiences, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Arizona Art Experiences (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Art Experiences — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Celebration of Fine Art

8602 E. Cortez St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 443-7695
celebrateart.com
A gathering of some of the finest artists in the country, where you can meet and watch them in the creative process.


Sedona Arts Festival

995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd.,
Sedona, AZ 86339
(928) 204-9456
sedonaartsfestival.org
The festival itself — which runs Oct. 13-14, 2012 — has grown in size and reputation over the past 20 years. It has become a premiere, destination arts festival, known for the quality of art and first-class treatment of both its artists and attendees. With 140 nationally known artists displaying their work surrounded by red rock splendor, there is no better place to spend an October weekend than Sedona.


First Fridays

Downtown Phoenix
(602) 256-7539
artlinkphoenix.com
First Friday is a monthly art walk from 6 to 10 p.m. Starting at the Phoenix Public Library, located south of McDowell Rd. on Central Ave., participants can pick up a First Friday brochure, which includes the member galleries, their locations and the best shuttle bus route.


Thunderbird Artists

15648 N. Eagles Nest Dr.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 837-5637
thunderbirdartists.com
The goal of Thunderbird Artists is to provide an outstanding variety of mediums, subject matters, sizes and price ranges that satisfy the desires of each and every patron that strolls through one of its festivals.


Scottsdale ArtWalk

Old Town Scottsdale
(480) 990-3939
scottsdalegalleries.com
See Scottsdale’s 100 plus galleries and artists’ studios every Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. Located on Marshall Way and Main St. in Old Town Scottsdale.

 

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Bernie Taupin and Elton John

Esteemed Songwriter Bernie Taupin To Show Art At DeRubeis Fine Art Of Metal In January

If you’re looking for a fun and artistic way to start off 2013, “Beyond Words,” an exclusive display of songwriter and contemporary artist Bernie Taupin’s work, will be on display at DeRubeis Fine Art of Metal in Scottsdale from January 24 through 27. Taupin’s artwork will also be available for purchase during the event.

Bernie Taupin artworkTaupin is known for his role as Elton John’s songwriter. In fact, Taupin wrote the majority of his songs, including some of John’s major hits such as “Rocket Man” and “Bennie and the Jets.” John once told an audience at one of his shows that without Taupin, there probably wouldn’t be the same Elton John that the public knew.

“We were glad to get someone of his caliber to show at our gallery,” says Phillip Sacks, owner and partner at DeRubeis. “It’s an honor to have him do a show here.” Sacks adds that his gallery was not only eager to feature Taupin, but Taupin was also eager to come show his work in Scottsdale.

Specializing in mixed media, Taupin has the ability to “paint what he feels” by creating contemporary works of art. He creates his art Bernie Taupin artworkon various mediums and uses different types of material when painting.

During the last two days of the event (Jan. 26-27), Taupin will make special appearances at the gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m., respectively. Guests will need to RSVP to attend the gallery when Taupin is present.

Also taking place on Thursday, Jan. 24 is the Scottsdale ArtWalk, which is held every Thursday. Guests will have the opportunity to view art at all galleries in the area, and for those attending, keep an eye out: Taupin may just make an appearance at the ArtWalk.

For more information about Bernie Taupin’s exhibit at DeRubeis Fine Art Of Metal and to RSVP, call (480) 941-6033.

Bernie Taupin’s “Beyond Words” exhibit at DeRubeis Fine Art Of Metal

When: January 24-27, 2013
Where: 7171 E. Main St., Scottsdale
Contact: (480) 941-6033
Online: derubeisfineart.com

Scottsdale Arts District, Old Town Scottsdale, Photo: Maile Rudebusch

“America’s Original ArtWalk," Scottsdale ArtWalk, Turns 38

Every Thursday night, with the exception of major holidays such as Thanksgiving, the Arts District hosts the Scottsdale ArtWalk. Main Street and Marshall Way are packed with people who are moving through the many art galleries that line the streets; the galleries exhibit a wide variety of art from Western art, ceramics and oil paintings, to bronzes and more. The Scottsdale ArtWalk also allows for visitors to get a chance to meet and talk with the artists.

The Scottsdale ArtWalk, which has been coined “America’s Original Artwalk,” celebrates the 38th season on Oct.18. From 7 to 9 p.m., there will be a number of different special attractions for the Anniversary ArtWalk. There will even be live music and artists creating works of art as visitors watch, and for those who get hungry, Shine Coffee will be serving brioche doughnuts prepared by FnB’s Charleen Badman, in support of the Young Emerging Artists Project (YEA!).

Many of the galleries will be hosting noted artists, including first-time exhibitors in Scottsdale and local artists. Visitors will even get their own chance to take part in the creation of a 7-by-9-foot canvas at Art of Merlot, which will host a group painting session led by Lucretia Torva, who has created many fine-art pieces featured across the United States and paints decorative murals in homes across Phoenix. At Touchstone Gallery, visitors can buy a piece of 225-million-year-old petrified wood. The exhibit “Exquisite Arizona Sunsets” displays petrified wood that has been sculpted into tables, bookends and wall art.

There is public parking offered in a couple areas around the Art District, but if you’re not lucky enough to find a spot close by, the Scottsdale trolley is free and stops throughout the Art District.

For more information on the Scottsdale ArtWalk and the Anniversary ArtWalk events, visit scottsdalegalleries.com.

Top 5 Arizona Art Experiences (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Art Experiences (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Art Experiences — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Celebration Of Fine Art

8602 E. Cortez St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-443-7695
celebrateart.com
A gathering of some of the finest artists in the country, and you can meet them and watch them in the creative process. January 14-March 25, 2012.


First Fridays

Downtown Phoenix
602-256-7539
artlinkphoenix.com
First Friday is a monthly art walk from 6 to 10 p.m. By starting at the Phoenix Public Library, located south of McDowell Road on Central Avenue, participants can pick up a First Friday brochure, which includes the member galleries, their locations and the best shuttle bus route.


Scottsdale ArtWalk

Old Town Scottsdale
480-990-3939
See Scottsdale’s 100 plus galleries and artists’ studios every Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. Located on Marshall Way and Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale.


Sedona Arts Festival

995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd.,
Sedona, AZ 86339
928-204-9456
sedonaartsfestival.org
The festival itself — which runs Oct. 13-14, 2012 — has grown in size and reputation over the past 20 years. It has become a premiere, destination arts festival, known for the quality of art and first class treatment of both its artists and attendees. With 140 nationally known artists displaying their work surrounded by red rock splendor, there is no better place to spend an October weekend than Sedona.


Thunderbird Artists

15648 N. Eagles Nest Dr.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
480-837-5637
thunderbirdartists.com
The goal of Thunderbird Artists is to provide an outstanding variety of mediums, subject matters, sizes and price ranges that satisfy the desires of each and every patron that strolls through one of its festivals.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012

Scottsdale ArtWalk

Things To Do In Arizona: The Scottsdale ArtWalk

In Arizona sometimes the heat of the evening has folks taking shelter within their homes. The Scottsdale ArtWalk, however, is an event that seems to bring everyone out on a Thursday night if even for a few hours.

The hustle and bustle of Scottsdale invites shoppers to its fabulous stores and unique restaurants, but another event that appeals to natives and visitors alike is a chance to see the diverse creations that only the Scottsdale ArtWalk can feature.

ArtWalk is held each Thursday night from 7-9 in Downtown Scottsdale. Seeking a way to spend a fun evening together, my boyfriend and I set out to experience ArtWalk for the first time.

We started our visited with the Ostrovsky Fine Art Gallery that had the featured artist present. The more galleries we visited the more there seemed to be at least one of the artists present. Some artists had new pieces that they were completing or were working on while visitors searched the gallery.

Many of the art pieces depicted the landscape of Arizona in ways that show the beauty of our great state that is not often depicted.

What makes this experience amazing is the versatility from what you chose to explore and how the galleries change. Adding wine tasting or even a quick bite to eat at a restaurant can only enhance the experiences that await at every turn.

The food options are an art form of their own, as we soon discovered. There are a variety of restaurants within driving distance. Another treat is hearing the clip-clop of what can only be the sound of horses approaching as policemen patrol on horseback. Too tired to continue your journey? No problem. There are helpful people in golf carts that offer visitors a ride to their cars.

Being cooped up during most of the day due to the heat or work, it was nice to be able to be outside no matter how briefly. My boyfriend loves photography and took advantage of Scottsdale’s beauty. He even captured magnificent night shots in between galleries. After an hour we found ourselves sitting on a bench, gazing up at the stars. This allowed us a break as well as another opportunity to further enjoy the many sights the ArWalk had to offer.

I was glad I was given the opportunity to experience the ArtWalk as well as share it with my boyfriend. New experiences? They await each Thursday night in Downtown Scottsdale.

For more information on the Scottsdale ArtWalk, visit their website at www.scottsdalegalleries.com/events.html.