8/30/2013 3:08:00 PM Sedona Gallery Association hosts 1st Friday Tour
“Red Pot” by Hopi potter Raynard Navasie.
Susan Kleiwer -- Cheyenne Grass
Sedona's finest art galleries invite you to enjoy an evening of openings, special guests, artist receptions and celebrations at their 1st Friday Gallery Tour on Sept. 6, 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 September's highlights include:
ALT Gallery will celebrate the beginning of their 3rd year of business. Stop in and browse the finest collection of secondary market art in Northern Arizona.
Andrea Smith Gallery invites you to Andrea Smith as she returns from a 3-week excursion through Thailand and Bali, collecting unique art for her Sedona gallery. See the exotic treasures from Bali and Bangkok, including teakwood carvings, designer jewelry, and spiritually infused art.
AZADI Fine Rugs will kick off their month long exhibition Celebrating the Navajo Tradition. Navajo weavings are some of the most dynamic forms of Native American art. Renown for their beauty and exquisite craft, authentic rugs are treasured by collectors internationally.
Gallery of Modern Masters features Eric Wallis. An artist sine the age of 7, Wallis comes from a family of artists. His skills include drawing, value, and chiaroscuro with an emphasis in color and texture of the impressionistic art, now recognized world-wide. He will give a presentation at 6:30. The opening reception is hosted by Manzanita restaurant.
James Ratliff Gallery welcomes Southwest artist Judy Choate for a one-woman show featuring her newest earth rhythms in color painted on canvas in brilliant acrylic hues. With her own bold, fresh interpretation of Southwest mountain peaks, valleys and cloud formations she allows us to explore the beauty of Southwest landscapes through different eyes. Choate will present a short talk at 6 p.m.
JN Muir Sculpture Studio/Gallery in Hozho Plaza features new works in progress as well as a compelling collection of works by allegorical bronze sculptor, James N. Muir. Visitors can meet Muir and traverse the history of War and Peace through the eyes of this thought provoking artist.
Lanning Gallery opens a special exhibition AZ Artists: Wide Ranges and showcases the gallery's contingent of local - and nearly local - artists. From Tubac to Phoenix, from Camp Verde to Jerome our state offers artists of the highest caliber.
Lark Art delights in presenting At Work and At Play . . . The Whimsical Bronze Sculptures of Rob Koehl. Thanks to his unique process, Rob's sculptures are one of a kind. He hand forms the various elements and adds them to his core creations, which just happen to be zany lizards. Drop by to meet Rob and raise a toast to his enchanting bronzes.
Mountain Trails Galleries hosts an opening reception for Native American Traditions featuring a ceremonial Cheyenne Grass Dancer by Susan Kliewer, Hopi Maidens by Deon Duncan, and a portrait of the Northern Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife by Michael Trcic. These bronze sculptures pay tribute to the history and traditions of the Native American culture that is a rich part of the Western experience.
Rowe Fine Art Gallery features Ken Rowe's latest sculpture, Words of Wisdom, a set of bronze bookends featuring two great horned owls, or become reacquainted with the gallery's renowned traditional and contemporary southwestern artists.
Sedona Arts Center opens Beauty of the West showcasing interpreted love of the west as captured by camera, paint, gems and clay.
Featuring brilliant works by Jennifer Defoe, Mariann Leahy, Harvey Stearn, Margo Mitchell and Susan Pitcairn the public is invited to come early and enjoy a poetry workshop with Cynthia Hogue with Poets Corner readings from 4 to 5.
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens its newest exhibition, Rich Traditions: Native American Pottery showcasing their impressive collection of clay pots and storytellers.
Featured artists include Raynard Navasie, from a long prestigious line of Hopi pot makers who follows their traditional methods at every step and Ida Sahmie, a multiple award-winning Contemporary Navajo potter who builds pots in the Hopi style of her in-laws.
For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association please visit www.SedonaGalleryAssociation.com where you can find a complete listing of galleries and a printable map to all locations or you can also find them on Facebook. Ample parking at the Sedona City Parking lot behind the Wayside Chapel in uptown Sedona where you can catch the trolley across the street on State Route 89A.