Fri, Dec. 06

Jerome Art Walk begins holiday season Dec. 6

Zen Mountain Gallery will host Artists Komala Rohde and Lonnie Anderson for Jerome Art Walk

Zen Mountain Gallery will host Artists Komala Rohde and Lonnie Anderson for Jerome Art Walk

The First Saturday Jerome Art Walk is the perfect night to start the season's shopping with 25 galleries and studios welcoming visitors Dec. 6 from 5-8 p.m.

From the working studios of the Old Jerome High School to the lovely pottery of Made in Jerome, the true handmade Jerome touch is everywhere. Anderson-Mandette and their 20,000 square foot Old Jerome High School gallery filled with ceramics and paintings, The Jerome Artist's Cooperative talented local artists, Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes ... just a few of the unique galleries of Jerome artisans and all in one magical mountain town.

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Zen Mountain Gallery will host two local artists for December's Jerome Art Walk. Jeweler Komala Rohde and fine wood worker and sculptor Lonnie Anderson will both be in the gallery from 5-8 pm Saturday representing their work.

Komala Rohde is a jewelry artist and teacher. Her international career encompasses two decades of teaching energy work and reading to students in Europe and Japan as well as in the United States. Komala is certified both as Metal Clay artist and teacher. She is a member of the PMC guild and an accredited teacher of Hadar's Clays. Komala loves working with both silver and base metals like Bronze, Copper and Steel. Sitting at the workbench and creating jewelry is a meditation for her.

Lonnie Anderson was raised on a family farm in Western Minnesota. Even though farming was the family business, he found that making things was more to his liking. While attending St. Cloud State University as an Art Major he switched to Industrial Arts and found his passion, furniture design and building. Lonnie found that his creations were quickly sought after. From boardroom conference tables to gallery installations, his talents took him from Minneapolis, to Chicago to Southern California. While working in a gallery in Tustin, California, he met an artist whose artwork would lend well to becoming sculptures. Between building for architects, designers and Hollywood's elite, Lonnie found that his sculptures were as in demand as his furniture.

Zen Mountain Gallery is a collection of Local artists curated by owner Christopher Mull. The Gallery is located at 515 Main Street Jerome. Phone 928-634-5009 for more information

The 2014 Holiday show at The Jerome Artist's Cooperative Gallery  offers a lively mix of items ranging from stocking stuffers to fine art. With winter and holiday themed items to choose from, visitors are greeted by a diverse array of gift, jewelry and wall art when they shop at The Jerome Artists' Cooperative Gallery the month of December.

In December each year, Co-op members celebrate another fabulous year and give thanks for all the visitors who have passed through their doors. These visitors have played a major role in the success that the Co-op has enjoyed over the past 17 years.

Home to the Jerome Artists' Cooperative Gallery is the old Jerome Hotel, built in 1917. Newspaper headlines at the time, called it "a stunner in 1917: with phones and showers in every room." The Hotel Jerome was a stunner in the 1920's, and continues to "rock" with stunning items of an artistic nature inside, at the Jerome Artists' Co-operative Gallery. There you'll find creations made of wood, metal, glass, ceramics, paint, dyes, gourds, photography and more. With 35 members in the Co-op, there is a stunning collection of talent expressed through fine art, craft and jewelry now on display at the Jerome Artists' Cooperative Gallery.

The Art Room is the working studio/gallery of Douglas Weber & Penelope Davis at The Old Jerome High School Studios, Building A. Douglas is a professional portrait painter of people and pets. Penelope's a  multimedia artist. Gallery features large wood block prints and figurative oil  paintings for purchase. (928)708-9674 or facebook The Art Room. Talk to portraitist Douglas Weber about a Christmas portrait and watch him demonstrate during the December 6th Art Walk."

Jerome's Jewelry has some wondrous jewelry creations, just in time for the holidays. Stop by and check out the remarkable 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 14kt gold and sterling silver. Rick's passion is creating pieces using Australian Opal with accent stones such as Diamond, Tanzanite, and Amethyst, along with many other gemstones. Rick's son Ricky has followed in his father's footsteps, and specializes in the unique art of handcrafted silver work. Ricky has designed some very creative pieces, however his artistic work is usually more on the contemporary side, using Drusy (a specialty gemstone having small crystallized formations from inside a geode).

Western Heritage Gallery, located at 208 Main Street, will offer the opportunity to meet Prescott artists Larry and Sara Cornwell of Rock Creek Creations. Larry began his artistic career in 1989 as a wood carver. He began carving waterfowl and expanded to include realistic animals, relief and stylized carvings. Because of their love of nature and natural materials, they have expanded their interests and talents to working with gourds that they gather from their own property and from suppliers across the country.

Pura Vida Gallery continues its annual tradition of hosting a handcrafted holiday gift show during the evening of the December Art Walk.  Choose hand made gifts from over 100 American artists. The gallery will be serving mulled cider and holiday treats from 5-8 p.m.

The eagles have landed in Janie Layers' store, and Patrick Lincoln's digitally manipulated photographs are soaring with holiday color.  Come partake in the festivities as Ezra Anderson performs Christmas songs at the New State Motor Company.

Angel Lightfeather is a Spiritual artist and she paints your soul. This artist will turn you into a work of art. That is a gift not just for the holidays but a gift that lasts for many years to come.

Angel spent the earlier years of her life in New York City. Angel is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her works have been exhibited extensively in New York City both uptown West 57th Street Galleries and Soho. Angel's inspirational collection of work signifies a lifetime achievement and dedication in the arts spanning over four decades. A sculpture titled "The Moustache -Time is a lie" will be unveiled during Art Walk. The sculpture is dedicated to Salvador Dali dated originally 1988, it is created with found objects including old barn wood, sheets of glass, Christmas lights and even a human hair moustache. Find Angel and her herd of Spirit Horses in her new studio 204B in Building A at Old Jerome High School, 885 Hampshire Lane/89A.  Call (928)451-1222 for a private viewing and directions.

Cody DeLong has just returned from the Zion National Park, plein air Invitational event, where he won a Zion Lodge Purchase Award - Thanks Xanterra! He also snuck in a little mountain bike riding before returning home as the weather was still unusually warm. Now he's back in the studio working on some larger pieces based on his plein air studies.

Stop in and see what's wet on the easel. Cody DeLong Studio/Gallery 300 Hull Ave. next to Spook Hall. 928-300-4576  

The WARY BUFFALO is closing its doors on December 21st. Everything in the store will be increasingly discounted as that day approaches. It's your last chance at the unique artwork in our Pentimento Gallery - also at lowered prices. Display units, etc. for sale. Stop by. Located next to Altai Leather on lower Main Street, Art Walk members will miss the delightful tiniest gallery in Jerome.

Brandi Lee Cooper is the featured artist at Gallery 527. December 6th during First Saturday Art Walk, the talented ceramic artist continues to show a dramatic four-foot long chandelier, panels reminiscent of forms from the sea and new takes on her much collected functional work.

The show is titled "FEAST" and explores the bountiful treasures of the high desert through the eyes of the artist. Brandi Lee explains,  'During this harvest season I am reminded that life is like a 'Feast'

- there is so much beauty in this land that surrounds us, there are so many incredible experiences to have and so much love to share that sometimes it is a challenge to take it all in. This work is inspired by my gratefulness for this life feast.'  Brandi Lee Cooper has just been accepted into the special students program in ceramic arts at Kansas University. She will pursue her craft there for the next year.  All the gallery artists will be on hand for a night of music, art and good conversation. Stop by Gallery 527 in Jerome on December 6th from 5 to 8pm. For more information, call Donna at 301.3004.

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