12/28/2012 1:10:00 PM New Beginnings at Goldenstein
Sherab Khandro has debuted a new series, “Whispers on the Wind,” paintings, sculpture and jewelry that speak to the possibility for Peace.
This evocative show explores the diverse manner in which art is used to captivate, awe and inspire us. Artists Sherab Khandro, Karyl Bennett, Lynn Rae Lowe, and Marilyn Bos are among the artists whose work will be featured.
On Friday, Jan. 4, Goldenstein Gallery in uptown Sedona kicks off the New Year with a mesmerizing exhibit, "New Beginnings". Featuring artwork of gallery artists who capture the essence of hope that the New Year brings.
This evocative show explores the diverse manner in which art is used to captivate, awe and inspire us.
Artists Sherab Khandro, Karyl Bennett, Lynn Rae Lowe, and Marilyn Bos are among the artists whose inspiring work will be featured in this unprecedented show.
Sherab Khandro has debuted a new series, "Whispers on the Wind," paintings, sculpture and jewelry that speak to the possibility for Peace.
This stunning collection features images of dragonflies, which have long been a symbol of the breaking of illusion, inviting magic, an invitation to dance.
She say of the series "The appearance of the dragonfly invites us to look past illusions, to go beyond mundane, superficial appearances, to explore possibilities: shed negative attitudes or old habits, to follow our dreams, to dance among the gentle breezes, shimmer and shine in the awareness of our own light and the light of those around us."
Sherab Khandro intends that this work is an invitation to believe with all your heart in the possibility of Peace; Peace in our own hearts, Peace in the world. No matter the appearance, it is possible. Believe.
"My goal is to engage you emotionally...for you to find meaning for yourself," states mixed-media painter Karyl Bennett. "My wish is that you stand before it and ask questions, not have all the answers with a quick glance."
Bennett's work is reflective of that desire using a technique and medium developed from years of experience. Perfecting a method to capture her emotions, she reverse paints with inks and metals on Plexiglas, which results in rich luminosity, depth, and sense of movement.
Inspiration for her new pieces came from overcoming adversity. They speak to surviving problems with dignity, but also supporting, nurturing and holding the next generation on our shoulders to lead the way.
Lynne Rae Lowe's breath-taking patinas on metal landscapes resonate with vibrancy and translucency.
They appear to be lit from within. "I believe in surrounding oneself with images that uplift the soul and make the spirit dance," says Lowe.
Marilyn Bos uses a mix of styles and techniques that represent a synthesis of many years of experience. Her use of layers, often 100 or more layers on a single painting, allows light and shadow to create the essence of what happens with the Red Rocks.
Each painting changes as the light reaches the various layers and the sculpted texture capturing the Canyons of the West and the abstractions of nature. She says, "Painting is pure Joy for me." She began to paint at an early age and found that it gave her a sense of spiritual uplift and helped her to face the challenges of life.
In addition to the artist's pieces above the gallery has just received stunning new sculptured bells just in time to ring in the New Year. Prized by collectors from around the globe each bell has a beautiful resonant tone and is created from reclaimed metal objects such as tools, oxygen tanks, gear wheels and such - all reborn into a sculptural Zen art interactive art piece.
The public is invited to meet these engaging artists and other local artists at the opening reception for "New Beginnings" on Friday, Jan. 4, 5-8 p.m. during the 1st Friday Sedona Gallery Association Tour. There will be live music and refreshing beverages served.
Goldenstein Gallery is located at 390 N. State Route 89A in uptown Sedona and is open daily. Parking available behind the gallery.
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