The April show in the Murphey Gallery at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church consists of abstract works by Sheryl Holland and C.J. Shane.

The works range in size from large — 48 by 48 inches — to as small as 12 by 12 inches.

The show runs from Sunday through April 29. An artists’ reception will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Holland, a longtime resident of Tucson, specializes in large abstract acrylic paintings of intense color, space and movement. Her work is spontaneous and energetic, often with musical associations, her other passion. As she works on a canvas, she paints in, paints out, until shapes begin to appear and lead to the next brush stroke.

She says that painting abstractly is the most unpredictable, challenging and exciting art form she’s ever done. Her paintings are in many local and national collections.

Shane is a Tucson visual artist and writer. Her artwork includes oil and pastel paintings, mixed media work, monotypes and artist’s books. The natural world, especially the Sonoran Desert, continues to be the greatest source of inspiration in Shane’s life and work. Also, she has been deeply influenced by the landscape and cultures of Mexico and China, two countries where she has lived and traveled extensively. Shane is also an author and editor of Sonoran Arts Network, a monthly online arts journal.

The Murphey Art Gallery hours are 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery may also be available during office hours Monday through Thursday; however, it is also a meeting room for various groups during the week and their needs take precedence. Prospective visitors may check the calendar on St. Philip’s web site ( to determine if the gallery is in use.

St. Philip’s is at 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at East River Road. Parking is available in the north parking lot or under the solar covered parking structure on the east side. The office phone is 299-6421.