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7/30/2012 9:01:00 AM
Sedona Gallery Assn. presents 1st Friday tour
Author Naomi Rose will be at Andrea Smith Gallery.
Author Naomi Rose will be at Andrea Smith Gallery.
Mountain Trails Gallery “Memories of Thunder.”
Mountain Trails Gallery “Memories of Thunder.”

Sedona's finest art galleries invite you to enjoy an evening of openings, special guests, artists receptions and celebrations at their monthly 1st Friday Gallery Tour on Aug. 3, 5-8 p.m.

All guests are welcome to attend free of charge and enjoy the Sedona Trolley, which does continuous loops to all locations. Some of August's highlights include: 

• Alt Gallery Stop in and see Sedona's best collection of vintage and estate fine art.  They have many new arrivals, including work by Michael Coleman, Robert Kipness, Winifred Compton, and a bronze by David Lemon.  

• Andrea Smith Gallery welcomes back local artist and author, Naomi C. Rose, for Sedona's First Friday event in August. They will be exhibiting the vibrant artwork found in Rose's inspiring stories of wisdom and peace. Rose's book, Tibetan Tales from The Top of the World, is endorsed by the Dalai Lama, and includes a preface by Richard Gere, an advocate for human rights in Tibet. Rose will be dedicating her books during First Friday and Saturday in August.

• AZADI Fine Rugs will kick off their month long exhibition "The Majesty of Agra." Renown for their high quality, these rugs are thicker than most other elegant rugs. Originally their thickness was designed to provide comfort and warmth in the homes and palaces of the privileged. With designs inspired by the elegance of the Taj Mahal, these fine pieces have been treasured for centuries and are sought after internationally by collectors.

• El Prado Gallery is the place to find 'COOL ART' this month. They are featuring art from the late Terrence Hick. His Americana oils and watercolors bring a cool breeze from the past into the warm summer air. His paintings seem to come to life with the untold stories of the good life. Join us courtyard level, Hillside Sedona at El Prado Gallery.

• Goldenstein Gallery celebrates "The Current" featuring new and current art works by renowned local and regional artists including Sherab Khandro, David DeVary, Marilyn Bos and Marlys Mallet. Live music with local favorites Frost and Frost, refreshing beverages will be served.

• Honshin Fine Art Gallery - Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance in the Plaza of the Bells Celebrates Hummingbirds and Hawks for the month of August. Enjoy favorite wines, red cold brewed tea and Poetry on the Porch at 7:30 p.m.

• James Ratliff Gallery will exhibit the newest acrylic paintings of artist Judy Choat who captures the restless movement of earth's skies along with the serenity and the power of timeless land formations by weaving shapes with brilliant colors and energetic brush strokes. Choate will give a brief talk at 6 p.m.

• Lanning Gallery Lanning Gallery features "The Art of Summer" showcasing works by over a dozen artists including painters, sculptors and glass artists. Works include everything from the face of a yellow rose -- dew drop included -- which fills a large canvas, to hand-blown glass that seems to embody the sea, to bright outdoor sculptures of animals that move with the breeze. The exhibition will be on display through Aug. 12.

• Lark Art invites you to join us as we celebrate  "Stories and Legends ... The Narrative Art of Tim Hitchcock." Working both as a carver and a painter, Tim merges his talents to create magical pieces which bring beloved stories and legends to life.

• Mountain Trails Gallery presents Celebrating Native Culture featuring Navajo/Ute sculptor Oreland C. Joe and Ojibwe painter John Potter who bring inspiration to their friends and collectors with new artwork. Also featured are stunning paintings and sculpture honoring Native culture by a group of the gallery's artists.

• Rowe Fine Art Gallery - Take a break from the dog days of summer at Rowe Fine Art Gallery! Cool off with a glass of white wine or a refreshing lemonade and reacquaint yourself with the gallery's selection of traditional and contemporary southwestern sculptors, painters and jewelers. Meet local artists Liam Herbert, Kim Kori and Ken Rowe. Appetizers will also be served.

• Sedona Arts Center hosts opening reception of "Canyon Inspirations." See beauty through the eyes of featured artists Caroline Linscott, Jerry Pond, Wade Mongold, Margo Mitchell and Rita Elaine Elkins. Also in the Special Exhibition Gallery is the much-anticipated Members' Summer Co-Op Exhibition of 43 artists running through August 22, 2012!

• Turquoise Tortoise Gallery features "Ancient Art" which showcases the myriad portrayals of pictograph and petroglyph imagery in art, from prints to jewelry to raku and ceramics. Artists highlighted include Jan Thompson, Rick Loewenkamp, Mummy's Bundle, Mariann Leahy, and more. "Ancient Art" extends through August 12th.

• A whirlwind of mesmerizing talent, intoxicating images and entertainment, the Sedona Gallery Association tour is one of Sedona's "things to see". Recently Sedona was named the "Number Six Small Town Art Destination" by American Style Magazine. Sedona has been in the top 10 small town destinations for the past six years.

For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association visit www.SedonaGalleryAssociation.com where you can find a complete listing of galleries and a printable map to all locations.




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