Monday, December 31, 2018

Celebrate 2019

“Celebrate 2019 at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery!”

New Work by members is the featured show in celebration of the New Year on Saturday, January 5 from 5-8pm at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery during Jerome’s First Saturday art walk. Local member-artists bring a variety of talent to the show. With 35 members, the various mediums include: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, jewelry, glass, fiber, mixed media, mosaic, stained glass, sculpture, wood, clay, and concrete to name a few. This diversity is what makes a visit to the Jerome Co-op so unique.
Jewelry by Sarah Foster reflects her childhood days growing up in Sedona and her visits to the Navajo and Hopi reservations nearby. Her jewelry, eclectic and original in style, draws from these early influences of mixed cultures.
In her mixed media sewing art, Joy Herhold creates a whimsical piece using hand-made paper, printmaking techniques and satin stitches using her sewing machine. “I see the patterns of the threads expressing themselves and offering to read like the tempo of brushstrokes dancing across the surface of my images,” Herhold shares. “Coming from a background in weaving, I understand the energy of compressed threads in a woven piece, and in my work, I see their colorful designs and patterns taking on a life of their own!”
Flo Flynn was inspired by vivid childhood memories of playing in the shelter belts which are several rows of cedar and cottonwood trees planted together to block the wind. Flynn recall, “The trees seemed to become wonderful spirits that I shared time with. I enjoyed laying on fallen trunks in the winter sun observing the different layers of age among the fallen bark of the trees. It was my own world of peace and resurge of energies.”
A new calligraphy watercolor painting by Sid Freeman is all about music. The painting celebrates the seven elements of music: harmony, melody, form, texture, timbre, rhythm, and dynamics, while being described by the elements of art: line, shape, color, texture, form, harmony, and balance. It’s a complex interplay of language, harmony, beauty and design that Freeman creates in her art.
Jim Todd, a Co-op member oil painter, refers to his interest in wood working as a hobby. Todd builds cabinets, frames, and boxes from local hardwoods.
Mark Foltz, an “out of the box” photographer, shows off another side of his talent with a creative abstracted view of Jerome.
An artists’ reception will take place on January 5th, Jerome’s First Saturday art walk, from 5-8 pm. Refreshments will be served. The show runs thru January 30, 2019.  OPEN DAILY 10AM – 6PM.     928-639-4276
The Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery is comprised of 35 local member-artists who work in a wide variety of media. To become a member, please stop by the gallery at 502 Main Street, or download an application at        
Sarah Foster

Mark Foltz

Jim Todd
Sid Freeman
Flo Flynn