Adele Seronde at Goldenstein Gallery
On Friday, April 1, Goldenstein Gallery in uptown Sedona unveils a dynamic new show: "First Impressions."
This unexpected exhibition asks audiences to look again and features an in depth look behind the artist and their work. Artists include Gardens of Humanity founder, painter and author Adele Seronde with both her new book and paintings, and the works of painter Peter Myerson, and handcast-paper and fabric artist Mary Fisher.
Throughout her career, Adele Seronde has done portraits and landscapes in a variety of media, including pastels, pencil and oil paints.
In her 20's she studied under Karl Knaths at the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C. and Bennigton College in Vermont, with Hans Hoffman in New York City and Karl Zerbe at Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Her paintings have been exhibited nationally and at the Vigna Nuova Gallery in Florence, Italy. She is also the founder of Gardens for Humanity. Gardens for Humanity has won multiple awards including the prestigious Take Pride in America Award which was presented by Secretary of Interior Taffy Lanser and then Governor Janet Napolitano.
Known for her unique style of painting, this artist, author and poet does not use an easel. Instead, she prefers to lay the canvas flat on the ground, often placing additional canvases around it expanding the painting.
Seronde's new works are of the gardens that she loves and believes can change the world as we live in harmony with nature. To her, the garden is a metaphor for healing, a source to love and nurture the Earth.
This love for the natural world is chronicled in her new book, "Our Sacred Garden: The Living Earth." Here Seronde reveals a potent movement of awakening people searching for ways to live in balance with the Earth, to heal themselves and the planet.
To her, the garden is a metaphor for healing, for learning of the symbolic Sacred Garden, paradise of everyone's dreams, a source of resolution to love and nurture the Earth, not pollute, exploit and destroy her. This inspiring book features many of her paintings and vignettes aplenty of inspiring visionaries leading the way.
Seronde will have a signing of her new book "Our Sacred Garden: The Living Earth" at the opening reception of First Impressions during the Sedona Gallery Association 1st Friday Tour on April 1st from 5-8pm at Goldenstein Gallery.
Mary Fisher is an author, speaker and artist who works across a wide range of media including hand-cast paper, fiber art, quilts, prints and jewelry.
Mary's art is in distinguished collections throughout the United States and the world. Her art, words, and photographs have been collected in five books. Her art was exhibited at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, and her sculptures are in the permanent collection of the UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
Peter Myerson's impressionistic paintings are about color and texture. A highly acclaimed and internationally collected artist originally from South Africa, his use of vivid color literally calls out and draws viewers in, taking them on a journey around the world.
Though his paintings are landscapes they blend the boundaries of abstraction, impressionism and representation evoking a sense of timelessness.
He says of his work, "Art is supposed to reflect the times in which it is painted. However, this can lead to the work being contrived, unless one is painting conceptually. More important to me is the ideal of the painting being a reflection of the artist."
The public is invited to meet many local artists at the opening night reception for "First Impressions" on Friday, April 1, 5-8 p.m. during the 1st Friday Gallery Tour. There will be a wine tasting and live music by Frost & Frost.
This exhibition runs through April but special pricing is available on First Friday.
Goldenstein Gallery, a name synonymous with style and innovation, has been delighting local and visiting collectors for years.
The gallery is known for its diversity of world-renowned local and regional artists in all media and styles. They consistently surpise collectors with the unexpected, mounting an entirely new show each month yet being able to show work from all of the artists they represent.
Their 1st Friday events are highly attended by the artists they represent which creates an unequaled ambiance.
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.