Level 9 Gallery in Cave Creek cuts prices in September like 1 2 3 4 …

September 2, 2009

CAVE CREEK – Level 9 Gallery hosts its first ever, “Go Ahead … Own Me” event throughout the month of September offering tremendous discounts on merchandise every week.
Up to a 60 percent markdown will be offered on selected items and as much as 40 percent will be offered for fine art pieces, paintings, sculptures, and functional work.

Guests are invited to choose from one of a kind pieces such as hand made lamps by Martin Meulenbeek, numbers dinnerware from Christopher Jagmin, fine art from Felice Kent, Terry Bruner and Cecilia Calderon, hand forged tables and beds by artist/blacksmith David Flynn and more!

Owner, Mickey Meulenbeek says, “We are featuring an end of the summer sale to make room for new fall merchandise and are excited to host this event throughout the entire month so, guests have the opportunity to partake in such savings.”

The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday and Monday by appointment only.

Level 9 Gallery is known for its distinctive assortment of sculptures, paintings, photography, decorative pieces, jewelry, clothing and dinnerware. Owned and operated by former interior designer, Mickey Meulenbeek, Level 9 Gallery features creations by famed artists, sculptors, and photographers such as Christopher Jagmin, Mary Randall-Knopp, Martin Meulenbeek, and David Flynn, among others. Level 9 Gallery also houses an art studio offering children’s art classes from drawing, acrylics, watercolor and painting to wax and small sculpture techniques taught by art aficionado Felice Kent. Level 9 Gallery is located at 6047 E. Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek. For more information on Level 9 Gallery please call 480-329-6118 or visit the website at level9gallery.com.

Phoenix Art Museum docents host Art Masterpiece Training

Innovative education program helps parents share art with kids

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Art Museum Docents support art education in the schools with their annual Art Masterpiece Training program, scheduled for Wednesdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Museum in Whiteman Hall. The parent volunteers from each school will be provided with the “how to” for taking art into elementary classrooms. Not only will participants increase their general knowledge of art, but also learn best practices for sharing that knowledge with the students in entertaining and exciting ways.

During Art Masterpiece training, docents and curators give lectures, demonstrations and gallery tours with activities to help volunteers prepare individual classroom presentations. Participants also receive colorful posters featuring works in the Museum’s collection. Each poster has a lesson plan complete with questions to stimulate class discussions as well as exercises and activities to create an entertaining learning experience.

“Art Masterpiece training is a great way to engage your kids with a lifelong interest in art,” commented docent spokesperson Nancy Hurley. “In addition, school art programs receive a much needed boost and you get to enjoy the wonderful feeling that only comes from volunteering.  Who knows what might inspire the next Picasso.”

The fee of $20 per person for the four week program covers admission to the museum on training days and a coupon for use in The Museum Store. The Training Manual is available on-line for free. Advance registration is required and available at www.tickets.phxart.org, prior to the first session at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

For 50 years, the Phoenix Art Museum Docents have been enthusiastically creating positive experiences for the Phoenix community through Museum tours and outreach programs. Every day, as docents fulfill their mission of expanding and using their knowledge and passion for the visual arts, they escort groups of children and adults through the museum, present slide talks to schools and community groups and assist in the operations of the Museum’s Art Research Library and Slide Library.

Phoenix Art Museum Docents are nationally recognized for their superior training program and for the excellence and dedication of more than 450 volunteers. In 2009, they received the Arts in Education Award at the 28th Annual Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards.

Phoenix Art Museum is the Southwest’s premier destination for world-class visual arts. Popular exhibitions featuring artists such as Rembrandt, Norman Rockwell, Annie Leibowitz and Monet are shown along side the Museum’s outstanding collection of more than 18,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design. A community epicenter for nearly fifty years, Phoenix Art Museum presents festivals, live performances, independent art films and educational programs that enlighten, entertain and stimulate. Visitors also enjoy PhxArtKids an interactive space for children, vibrant photography exhibitions through the Museum’s landmark partnership with the Center for Creative Photography, the lushly landscaped Sculpture Garden, dining at Arcadia Farms at Phoenix Art Museum, and shopping at The Museum Store.

To learn more about Phoenix Art Museum, visit www.PhxArt.org, or call the 24-hour recorded information line at 602-257-1222.