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7/2/2012 8:27:00 AM
Star Spangled July At Pop-Up! Gallery
Gourd Basket by Pat Priolo
Gourd Basket by Pat Priolo
Fused Glass Plate by Lorraine Fexas
Fused Glass Plate by Lorraine Fexas

July is the month for patriotic observances, and there's no better place to celebrate the occasion than Hillside Center's Pop-Up! Gallery.

The venue will welcome the public to an Old Fashioned Independence Day party on July 4, and the festivities will continue on July 6 during the "First Friday in The Galleries" art walk.

Visitors will be treated to a grand old summer picnic, with hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, dessert, beer and soft drinks from noon until 7PM on Wednesday, July 4 and from 5-8PM on Friday, July 6.

In keeping with Pop-Up's community service mission, the celebration will also raise funds for the Verde Valley Sanctuary, a local shelter for domestic abuse victims. Donations for the Sanctuary will be accepted in the form of cash, checks, or gift cards to local stores and supermarkets.

All of Pop-Up's artists will be featured during the month, and the artists will be on hand to host the festivities on July 4 and July 6. All will be showing their latest creations during the event and throughout the month.

Pop-Up! Gallery is operated by a talented and diverse group of artists, and features art works in a remarkable range of styles, media, and prices. Among the pieces on display, visitors will find colorful fused glass designs by Lorraine Fexas plus elegant handcrafted handbags and unique, custom jewelry by Gabriela Kaufman.

Also on view are Rick Gandolfo's unmistakable oil paintings, depicting mostly figurative and landscape subjects. And contemporary wrought iron sculptures for the home, as well as chandeliers, standing candle holders and wine racks, are shown by metal sculptor Richard Barnwell.

Jim Peterson's images of Southwest landscapes and abstract subjects are exhibited on a variety of photographic print media. Pat Priolo, meanwhile, shows hand painted and woven gourds in rich colors, as well as fanciful dream catchers and dream catcher necklaces.

Photographer Csaba Martonyi's works emphasize simplicity, the designs of nature, and shadow and light, capturing spectacular images of the world we live in. And Heather Molans' jewelry is inspired by the shapes of stones and slabs that lend themselves to captivating, one-of-a-kind wire-wrapped fantasies.

Pop-Up Gallery participates in Hillside's "Weekend On Wednesday" event each week by staying open until 7PM to feature individual artists, with special savings on selected pieces. During July, Pat Priolo and Lorraine Fexas will be featured on July 11 and 25 and will offer specials on their pieces, and Rick Gandolfo will be demonstrating his painting techniques on the patio in front of the gallery on July 18.

Pop-Up! Is open from noon to 6 PM on Thursdays through Sundays, and from noon to 7 PM for Hillside's "Weekend On Wednesdays" specials. It also stays open until 8 PM on the first Friday of each month for the First Friday Artists' Reception. All sales help to support the Verde Valley Sanctuary or other local charities.

Pop-Up! Is located across from Javelina Cantina at the north end of Hillside Sedona Center, 671 State Route 179 (about ½ mile south of the "Y" in Sedona. For more information visit the gallery online at

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