7/30/2012 9:03:00 AM Sister galleries present Sedona summer shows
“Yellow Rose” by Leslie Montana, a 32”h x 36”w oil on canvas painting, will be featured in “The Art of Summer” opening at Sedona’s Lanning Gallery on “1st Friday” Aug. 3rd from 5-8 p.m.
“Petroglyph Necklace” by Mummy’s Bundle, is of sterling silver and turquoise and will be featured in “Ancient Art” opening at Sedona’s Turquoise Tortoise Gallery on “1st Friday” Aug. 3rd from 5-8 p.m.
In the heart of Sedona's Gallery District two of the city's oldest and most well-established galleries, sister galleries, ease through summer with fascinating group shows. During Sedona's "1st Friday Gallery Tour" event on Aug. 3, with opening receptions from 5-8 p.m., Lanning Gallery offers "The Art of Summer" and Turquoise Tortoise Gallery, across the hall at Hozho, offers "Ancient Art."
"The Art of Summer" showcases the work of close to a dozen artists: paintings, outdoor sculpture, glass art and much more.
Featured will be works such as "Yellow Rose" by Leslie Montana, an oil on canvas painting that measures 32"h x 36"w; the face of this stunningly large blossom, wet with dew, fills the canvas. Montana's process involves an intimate recognition and understanding of the rich tapestry of light and color being broadcast through the amazing life forms she works with.
"Ancient Art" showcases myriad forms of art which portray pictograph or petroglyph imagery. The gallery offers not only prints and ceramics but also raku and many exquisite jewelry pieces, by artists such as Mummy's Bundle, that feature the ancient shapes and forms favored by the ancestors or our region's Native people.
Stop into both galleries for a cool respite from summer's heat and enjoy the season as it's seen through artists' eyes. Exhibitions are through Aug. 12.