SEDONA -- On Friday, Nov. 6, Goldenstein Gallery kicks off their acclaimed third annual Chi: Art as a Healing Medium. This distinctive exhibition, coupled with free talks by Chinese Zen "Soul Calligrapher" Alok Hsu Kwang-han and Artist, Activist and Author Mary Fisher, two people who have changed the world, explores the greater healing impact of fine art on our lives.
"I believe art is healing, but it's very powerful when the intention of the artist is to imbue love and healing energy into the work," says gallery owner Linda Goldenstein, "Though the featured artists come from a variety of mediums collectively their work reflects that purpose."
The artists featured are sculptor Liz Wolf, Zen Calligrapher Alok, and multi-media artists Sherab Khandro, Mary Fisher and Gloria Rothrock, work in a variety of mediums and styles. This show is part of the second annual Red Rock Canvas: The event running Nov. 6, 7 and 8 presented by the Sedona Gallery Association.
Celebrated bronze sculptor Liz Wolf feels that she channels life into images through her artwork. Fascinated by the connections between humans, animals, spirituality and the world, her work captures the essence of our innermost feelings. Wolf says of her work "When a work of art is not art for art's sake, but instead holds a place in everyday life it possesses a religious or magical quality and may even capture a "part of one's spirit or soul."
Sherab Khandro's wish is to inspire the hearts and minds of others through her art. She is one of a handful of western artists to receive formal training in bringing forth the traditional Buddhist art in the way it has been done in Tibet for centuries. Using the neo-impressionist style of pointillism in her paintings, tiny dots of color create rich and vibrant imagery; each stroke of the brush holds a prayer of compassion. A renowned sculptor, Khandro debuts two new bronze sculptures "Flame of Compassion and "Flame" in this year's show.
The public is invited to meet these artists and other local artists at the opening night reception for "Chi" on Friday Nov. 7 from 5-8 p.m. during the Sedona Gallery Association's First Friday Gallery Tour and Red Rock Canvas: The Event. Khandro and Alok will be painting on site on Saturday and Sunday.
Goldenstein Gallery is located at 390 N. State Route 8\9A in uptown Sedona and is open daily. Parking is available behind the gallery. Visit www.GoldensteinArt.com to sign up for their informative E-zine released monthly or call 928-204-1765 for additional information.