Susan Kliewer's skill, attention to detail, and careful research have earned her recognition.
She exhibits direct carvings in wood and marble, bronze castings of diverse subjects and sizes, and appealing animal forms in stoneware. Although a Californian much of her life, she has lived in Sedona and has taught at the Sedona Arts Center for over 30 years and continues to be a prolific artist.
• Saturday, Sept. 21 — John Waddell, Expressive Figure in Sculpture: International master sculptor John Waddell's 12-figure "Dance" sculpture in front of the Phoenix Civic Plaza is probably the most recognized artwork displayed outdoors in Arizona.
The "Waddell Sculpture Garden" stands with approximately a dozen life-size sculptures in a serene setting at the Sedona Cultural Park. Waddell received the Arizona Governor's Arts Award for his lifetime commitment to the arts and to the community. In the course of his career, he has been featured in many museums in the United States and abroad.
• Saturday, Sept. 28 — Susan Kliewer, Lost Wax Method: Having lived in Marble Canyon with her family in the 1970s, Kliewer managed a trading post and got to know and love the Native Americans in that area. Kliewer has created two monumental sculptures displayed in Sedona. One is a fountain at Sinagua Plaza with life-size figures of a Navajo couple, and the other is of Sedona Schnebly that was dedicated to the City of Sedona and stands at the Sedona Public Library. Her skill, attention to detail, and careful research have earned her much-deserved recognition
On Oct. 4- 6, the 15th Annual Sedona Sculpture Walk, the largest and most diverse single exhibition of sculptural works in Arizona by the nation's most prominent and emerging artists, will take place in a new location amid the stunning outdoor surroundings of the Sedona Cultural Park.
For more information about the free sculpture seminars in September or the Sedona Sculpture Walk in October, visit the Sedona Arts Center's website at www.SedonaArtsCenter.com or call 282-3809 or (888) 954-4442.