Sedona Gallery Association hosts festive First Friday tour

Frost & Frost will perform at the Goldenstein Gallery in Uptown Sedona

Frost & Frost will perform at the Goldenstein Gallery in Uptown Sedona

Sedona's finest art galleries invite you to enjoy an evening of openings, special guests, dynamic artists receptions and celebrations at their monthly 1st Friday Gallery Tour on Feb. 4, 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 February's highlights include:

El Prado Gallery features flamboyant art in February. Audacious colors, ingenious materials and astonishing forms reveal the brazen creativity of the artists. The opening artist's reception of "Flamboyant February" is First Friday, Feb. 4, 5-8 p.m. with sculptor Mike Medow unveiling new works. The show runs from Feb. 4-12 and features the art of Mike Medow, along with Jeff Ham and Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson.

Goldenstein Gallery in uptown Sedona will kick off "Reinventing Your Self" a special group exhibition featuring art that is unexpected yet sophisticated. Artists Keith Schall, Shane McDermott, Larry Lindahl, Cheston Trammel and Jake Young are featured in this compelling show. There will also be a delicious Sedona Woman wine tasting and live music by Frost & Frost.

James Ratliff Gallery presents the very tactile oil paintings of Jennifer Vranes, the horse hair raku pottery of Joyce Nelson and unveiling "Angels' Landing", the newest bronze equine sculpture of Jan Van Ek. You will want to meet these three lovely women on Friday, Feb. 4, 5-8 p.m. at our new location in Hillside, Sedona.

Lanning Gallery features "Slava Tch: Magical Hills," a special showcase of the Russian artist's remarkable encaustic paintings. Tch's mastery of this challenging medium results in a singularly rich depth of color while his rich imagination informs each image with a striking balance of the real and the mythical. Nuance, power and sensitivity define each of Tch's paintings.

Lark Art invites you to "An Artistic Celebration of New Beginnings." Start 2011 with a toast to possibilities and enjoy the inspiring art several of our most popular artists have created to welcome in the New Year.  Original, fun and inspiring art awaits.

Gallery of Modern Masters hosting an artist reception to honor internationally famed artist Robin Branham. Robin's technique involves the application of multiple layers of paint to the canvas. From the layered paint she fashions abstract shapes and various textures with a myriad of colors to create the form and composition. Reception Catered by Seven Canyons.

Rowe Gallery is celebrating an early Valentine's Day. The gallery is thankful to it's clients and the Sedona community for making 2010 so successful. Stop into the gallery on Feb. 4 from 5-8 p.m. Clients who have purchased from Rowe Fine Art will receive a special gift. Wine and pizza from New York Pizza and Deli will be served.

Sedona Arts Center unveils this year's faculty exhibition "The Process of Art" Feb. 4, 5-8 p.m., at their Special Exhibitions Gallery. The exhibition covers a wide spectrum of style, media and subject matter, from traditional oil painting to acrylics, silverpoint drawing, colored pencil, pastel, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media and monotype.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery features the carved stone work of artist Bear Romero. From Arizona ice alabaster or Utah orange alabaster, Romero lets each animal he carves emerge unplanned as he works. Often these are bears, of various sizes, while ponies and white buffalo also appear. Each carving is full of power, humor, and surprise with intricate fetish decorations completing every piece.

For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association, please call Goldenstein Gallery at 928-204-1765 or visit www.SedonaGalleryAssociation.com where you can find a complete listing of galleries and a printable map to all locations.

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