Sedona Gallery Association hosts enchanting First Friday Tour
Sedona's finest art galleries invite you to enjoy an evening of openings, special guests, artists receptions and celebrations at their monthly First Friday Gallery Tour Sept. 3, 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 September's highlights include:
Andrea Smith Gallery presents Matthew Smith. A spiritual and visionary artist, he has a magical way of connecting spirit, humanity and culture with art. When viewing Matthew's work, you'll immediately recognize time spent in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. An intuitive nature enables him to adapt to the varying cultures. Visit the Andrea Smith Gallery Friday evening as Matthew unveils several of his latest paintings.
El Prado Gallery By the Creek ushers in the season with the "Autumn Change" show, September 1 through 7. Autumn's spectacular display has spurred artists' paintbrushes, chisels and carving tools into a frenzy to capture the scene, feeling and idea of change. From the changes of season to the changes in lives, El Prado's artists' interpretations leave you breathless, enlivened and stimulated.
Goldenstein Gallery in uptown Sedona will be celebrating the majesty of the scenic world around us with "The Color of the Land." This riveting exhibition features the magnificent vision of a dynamic group of artists: Landscape painters Peter Myerson, Marilyn Bos, Allen Powell, Patina on Metal artist Lynn Rae Lowe and the spectacular gourds of Romelle Durand. These artists deftly capture elements of the natural landscape and bring them inside.
Gallery of Modern Masters is hosting an artist reception to honor famed Photographer Peter Gasner. Peter's photography is focused on capturing the strong, contrasting relationships between shapes and color of the southwest. He won honorable mention in the National Parks Association photography contest and was a finalist in Arizona Highways. His work is held by private, public and corporate collectors.
Honshin Fine Art Gallery celebrates their first First Friday by presenting original works by Nicholas Kirsten-Honshin - paintings, poetry, lapidary, and sculpture. Honshin's work is an Amalgamation of sacred symbols and geometries, nature and the present trends of science with meditation. A powerful fusion of the traditional with the modern.
James Ratliff Gallery will host Plein Air Artist, Greg Heil, in his show titled, "Heightened Reality" from 5-8 p.m. At 6 p.m., Greg will talk on his work and the process involved in this collection
Lanning Gallery presents "Into the Outdoors;" from desert-scapes to birch forests, from representational to abstract, from earth to animals, all that is nature is celebrated.
Mountain Trails Gallery presents the sculptures of wildlife artist Jim Gilmore and the cowboy imagery of Guest Artist Tanner Bryson. Gilmore, a native of Colorado, is known for his representational bronzes that capture the elegance, nobility, and physical beauty of North American wildlife. Their other featured guest is local artist and cowboy Tanner Bryson. Bryson, a native of Arizona and graduate of the University Of Arizona School of Fine Art, draws what he lives.
Rowe Gallery honors and marks Ken Rowe's inclusion in the Society of Animal Artists' 50th Anniversary and Exhibition. Ken will be in San Diego for the event, but the gallery will celebrate with wine and refreshments.
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery offers a special Native Art Estate Sale featuring a unique collection from a long-time collector including notable paintings, Navajo and Zapotec rugs, kachinas and Navajo jewelry.
A whirlwind of mesmerizing talent, intoxicating images and entertainment, the Sedona Gallery Association tour is one of Sedona's "things to see". Recently Sedona was named the "Number Three Small Town Art Destination" by American Style Magazine. Sedona has been in the top three small town destinations for the past three years.
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.