Goldenstein Gallery in uptown Sedona is inviting the public to enjoy its great cowboy and western heritage on July 23 during the National Day of the Cowboy event.
Uptown Sedona will come alive with the old west including re-enactments, wagon rides trick roping and the "Get Your Pig on Barbecue" contest.
In conjunction with this special event throughout the weekend Goldenstein Gallery will have live music with local favorites Frost and Frost, and special artists in residence Steve Goldenstein, Cheston Trammel and Jacob Young.
Jack Frost was raised in Marin County in California, playing in the family Country and Western dance band, the "Lone Star Ramblers."
She plays (acoustic) upright bass. She and Jack met on the bandstand one night in 1979 when Jack filled in for one of the "Lone Star Ramblers" who was sick.
Lisa and Jack moved to Arizona in 1986 where Lisa rides "Annie," a retired barrel racer, and Jack rides his Paint, "Scout-the-wonder-Horse."
In the spirit of the National Day of the Cowboy they will be outfitted in full cowboy regalia playing authentic western music.
Local Artist Cheston Trammel will also be artist in residence. A fifth generation growing up in Sedona, Cheston Trammel has always been fascinated by the outdoors and Native American Mythology.
He was mentored from a young age by local carvers and found a real passion for stone. His handcrafted "Arizona Spirit Bundles" are adorned with turquoise, silver beads, Zuni fetishes and Anasazi pottery.
Prayers and blessing are woven into each of these pieces. His distinctive and comfortable work is prized and worn by both men and women.
In the spirit of reinventing himself he, with collaborator Jake Young, has also just debuted a line of Alligator Juniper tables that are beautifully inlaid with turquoise.
Jacob Young, a Utah native, moved to the Verde Valley 11 years ago. Through the past years Jacob has developed a love for the beauty of Sedona and its surrounding areas.
Although not a traditional artist, Jacob along with Cheston Trammel has developed a unique method to portray the natural beauty of local woods.
They create functional art through custom furniture, using old growth woods such as Alligator Juniper. Alligator Juniper is one of Arizona's treasures. It is an old growth wood that is unmatched in beauty, wood grain and color.
Steve Goldenstein is a hand-forged metal artist and craftsman known for his fine work in high end homes and resorts such as Desert Mountains and Desert Highlands.
Creative people have multiple talents and Steve is no exception, adding custom designed outdoor kitchens to his list that he designs and builds of metal, some with up to 80 different attachments to use.
An award-wining cook and skilled at the barbecue and will be competing in the barbecue competition that day behind Arroyo Robles.
He recently won Best Salsa at the Rock Springs cook off. The public will have a chance to see Steve's smokers and barbecues and other great art and architectural hand-forged metal elements during the National Day of the Cowboy Weekend.
Goldenstein Gallery is located at 390 N. SR 89A in uptown Sedona and is open daily. Parking available behind the gallery.
Visit their website www.GoldensteinArt.com to sign up for their informative E-zine released monthly or call 928-204-1765 for additional information.