Reed to give free talk on prehistoric rock art

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Time Peace by Sedona photographer Susie Reed, who will give a talk on rehistoric rock art on Sundday.

Courtesy photo Time Peace by Sedona photographer Susie Reed, who will give a talk on rehistoric rock art on Sundday.

Over the last 15 years, award-winning photographer Susie Reed has had some amazing adventures, coincidences and opportunities come her way following her heart's calling to photograph prehistoric rock art in and around Sedona. Her tales are as colorful and captivating as her photos.

She'll share some of both, provide information about rock art and discuss the role instincts and intuition play in the artistic process during a free talk at the Sedona Art Center on Sunday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. After her presentation Reed will take questions and sign her 2011 Southwest Rock Art, Farmer's Market and Grapes & Vineyards calendars.

Reed's talk is being held in conjunction with the "Process of Art - Faculty Exhibition" currently taking place through February at the Sedona Art Center where Susie Reed will also be teaching three new photo workshops. The first is a Photoshop class on March 19, followed by a Sedona Photo Shoot on April 23 and a "Photo Critique and Picture Talk" workshop on May 21. All classes are from 1 to 4 p.m. and cost $50. For details or to register call the Sedona Arts Center at (928) 282-3808 or visit their web site at www.sedonaartscenter.com.

Some have called Susie Reed an archeologist and conservationist for her efforts to document, protect, conserve and share rock art, which she does for its historical, intrinsic value and beauty and out of concern for its vulnerability. Through teaching, talks, writing and her critically acclaimed Southwest rock art photographs and calendars Reed helps educate the public about site etiquette, preservation and the importance of maintaining and respecting natural wonders and archeological treasures.

Susie Reed shows her fine art photographs of rock art, flowers, fruit, vegetables, vineyards and more at Goldenstein Gallery, voted the best gallery in Sedona the last three years. Her work has been in major museums and galleries including the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the De Young Museum, the International Museum of Photography and the Library of Congress. Prior to joining the faculty of the Sedona Arts Center Reed taught at California College of the Arts and San Francisco Art Institute, where she earned her degree with honors in photography.

The Sedona Arts Center is located at 15 Art Barn Road in Uptown. There is free parking behind the building. Susie Reed's talk on Feb. 20 will begin at 1 p.m. in the main gallery, followed by a presentation in the South Classroom. For further information visit Susie Reed's website at www.susiereedphotos.com.

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