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5/28/2012 9:03:00 AM
It's 1st Friday time in Sedona this week
Brian Schader's ‘Desert Sentry will be on display at El Prado Gallery.
Brian Schader's ‘Desert Sentry will be on display at El Prado Gallery.
Chris Deverill lends a singular sense of humor to his bronze animals, both small and monumental.
Chris Deverill lends a singular sense of humor to his bronze animals, both small and monumental.

The Sedona Gallery Association's 1st Friday gallery tour returns this Friday, 5-8 p.m.

This month's lineup is as follows:

Uptown Area

Goldenstein Gallery kicks off a dazzling show "Location, Location, Location." This spectacular show features an extraordinary view of the world as seen though eye of a camera lens. Stirring, arresting, remarkable: All words to describe the work of these photographic artists who have been captivated by the world around them and masterfully share that vision. Fine Art Photographers Susie Reed, Shane McDermott, Larry Lindahl, Judy Feldman, and Mal Cooper are featured.

The Sedona Arts Center proudly presents "New Perceptions" featuring an inspiring blend of photography, ceramics, mixed media and oil paintings. Come see works by Sid Freeman, David Griggs, Heather Kinkade, Jim Peterson, Virginia Rinehart, Chris Saper, Steve Simon, Pat Stacy, Ramona Stites, Lyn & Ken Mikell. Visit for more information.


Andrea Smith Gallery welcomes Jean Batiste, sculptor, as their featured artist for First Friday in June. Jean Batiste's sculptures are deeply rooted in an ageless desire to reconnect with nature. "The process of carving wood and river stone is a feeling that comes from deep within. In my studio, I shut off my brain and let my hands do the work, watching closely as form emerges from the dense stone." The refreshing simplicity of experiencing nature through the eyes of a child, is what makes Jean Batiste's sculpted creatures such a great reminder of how uncomplicated and magical life can be.

Honshin Fine Art will celebrate "Ancient Pathways Leading to the Jewels of the Present Moment" with poetry reading and a  talk on Honshin's newest painting - Song of the Wind Horse.

Mountain Trails Gallery opens a new exhibition of painting and sculpture that pays tribute to the "Spirit of the Cowgirl" June 1, with receptions in both Tlaquepaque locations from 5-8 p.m. A group of lively painters and sculptors join together to kick off the stampede of outstanding artwork. Featured are new paintings by Bonnie Conrad, Suzanne Baker, Vicki Catapano, Lisa Danielle, Betty Carr, Maria D'Angelo, as well as Marcia Molnar, who all reveal the hard work and dedication it takes to be authentic in the subject matter. New sculpture by Sandy Scott and Susan Kliewer who come from a long line of ranchers round out the celebration. To add to the fun, the spirit of the cowboy is also alive and well at Mountain Trails Galleries in beautiful Tlaquepaque. Suite A-201 upstairs by the creek and Suite B-122.

Renee Taylor Gallery invites you to experience an evening of contemporary artwork by Arizona artists, encompassing a wide variety of mediums including steel, plexiglass, canvas and stone. 

Rowe Fine Art Gallery in Tlaquepaque will pay tribute to the independent spirit of the artist when sculptor and gallery co-owner Ken Rowe unveils his finished Native American figurative piece, "White Buffalo Calf Woman." It's Ken's first major figurative piece in nearly two decades. For more information, visit or call 928-282-8877.

Kuivato Glass Gallery will feature the brilliant glass enamel wall pieces created by Cynthia Miller from Tucson. Copper enameling captures and celebrates light like no other medium -- the jewel-like colors dance on the walls. Meet this dynamic artist at the opening reception on June 1 from 5-8 p.m. at Tlaquepaque, Suite B-125.


Lanning Gallery features "3 Men: Wood, Bronze & Wire," and hosts three dynamic artists, each a master at creating unique objects of art. Robert Cherry hand-turns wood into vessels so finely finished they look like glass; Chris Deverill lends a singular sense of humor to his bronze animals, both small and monumental; and Phil Lichtenhan uses myriad types of found-wire to construct birds' nests of beguiling design filled with high-fired ceramic eggs. Each artist is a wealth of information and inspiration - and they're all great guys! Stop in and meet all three. Exhibition through June 10.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery offers a special trunk show of Wounaan* Rainforest Baskets and a special talk will be given by their representative at 6 p,m. Stop in and learn all about the lifestyles and techniques of these Native people of Panama's endangered Darien Rainforest. Their baskets are considered by experts to rival the finest in the world.

Lark Art features the narrative paintings of Jay Schmetz in the exhibit "While We're Not Watching ... The Hidden Lives of Animals." Jay divides his time between running a sanctuary for farm animals and creating his paintings.  His unique perspective affords him heartfelt, humorous insights.  

JN Muir Sculpture Studio/Gallery - "Where The Buffalo Roam." Allegorical Sculptor, James Muir, and experience his poignant expressions in bronze. Located in the Heart of The Gallery District, Hozho Plaza will also highlight new pieces of Handcrafted Mexican Furniture by Marco Arana.


ALT Gallery - has a number of new arrivals on view, including work by John Duillo, Howard Rogers,

Greg Lawson's Passion for Place Gallery is celebrating the opening of a second Greg Lawson Image gallery in Sedona. Zona Sedona is located in Hillside Sedona across the plaza from their existing location on Sunset Terrace. Zona Sedona will feature imagery from the American Southwest while Passion for Place will continue to showcase Greg Lawson images from the rest of the world.  Experience both a local and global landscape during June's 1st Friday Gallery Tour at Greg Lawson Galleries.

El Prado Gallery is dedicated to those outdoor living spaces and the never-ending art of creating your own sanctuary in the beauty of nature.

James Ratliff Gallery welcomes Plein-air painter Greg Heil who captures the spirit of the desert with vibrant hues reflecting the magic of the moment. Heil feels people of all beliefs are imbued with a sense of something far greater than themselves when they visit the places he has so magnificently captured on canvas.

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