Fri, April 03

Sedona Gallery Association hosts 1st Friday Tour

James Muir Sculpting Selfless Service Figure for Texas A&M University Monument.

James Muir Sculpting Selfless Service Figure for Texas A&M University Monument.

Sedona's finest art galleries invite you to enjoy a special evening of openings, special guests, artist receptions and celebrations at their 1st Friday Gallery Tour on June 6 from 5-8 p.m.

All guests are welcome to attend free of charge and ride the Sedona Trolley, which does continuous loops to the Gallery Row & Uptown locations.  West Sedona locations, Goldenstein Gallery and Greg Lawson's Passion for Place, are not served by the Trolley.

Highlights of events include:

• ALT Gallery is featuring a major inventory reduction event.  The walls are full and they need to make room for new arrivals.  Come make your best deal on quality fine art from nationally recognized artists.  Great selection of Southwest, Mid Century and Traditional paintings.  

• Andrea Smith Gallery welcomes local artist V. Norton, who's followed her imagination into the world of clay for 30 years.  Norton finds that in every country she visits, people create vessels and masks to represent their spirits. She too is a mask maker, creating both miniature size masks that can fit into your hand, and larger wall hangings.  "

• AZADI Fine Rugs presents their newest exhibition: Ancient Traditions in the Modern World. This show celebrates the flat weave style of rug which is the oldest weaving technique. Spanning many cultures and traditions flat weave design have continued to evolve into the stunning pieces of today. AZADI Navajo Rugs will be highlighting stunning Zapotec pieces.

• Gallery of Modern Masters will be featuring renowned local jeweler, Michael has been crafting jewelry for over 35 years using rare stones and gems from around the globe. Winner of numerous awards, each piece uniquely captures the essence of Sedona.

• Goldenstein Gallery presents Its Good in the Garden. Enjoy their sculpture garden and listen to live music with the Diamond Down String Quartet at 5pm as they kick off the Bluegrass Festival.

• Great Southwest Gallery features over 50 different kinds of Native American pottery wedding vases and canteens.  Some of the more popular ones are from Santa Clara Pueblo, Hopi, Acoma and Zuni.  Wedding vases are used in many traditional Native American weddings by having the bride's family drink from one side and the groom's from the other, therefore "joining" the two families. 

• Greg Lawson's Passion for Place Gallery is featuring a "Wild in the West" theme with newly unveiled images highlighting regional vistas and wildlife of the grand American Southwest.  View a sneak-peak of Lawson's new global portraits collection coming soon!  Take a visual journey around-the-world in the gallery's showrooms which feature images from all seven continents of the earth.

• James Ratliff Gallery invites you meet Greg Heil. Passionate about  the varied landscapes of Arizona and he spends precious time away from his studio traveling, "taking in the beauty" and then translating these experiences into exceptional oil on canvas paintings.     Heil will present a short talk at 6 P.M.

• James Muir Sculpture Gallery celebrates Father's Day and welcomes fathers and families to share the experience as Muir continues his fascinating studio work on a 25 foot tall monument for Kyle Field at Texas A&M University. Visit Muir in the Heart of the Gallery District, Hozho Plaza.

• Lanning Gallery opens "Russ Vogt: With Flying Colors" and welcomes the artist known for both his tall ceramic reed and totem sculptures as well as his equally vivid paintings. Vogt's brilliant colors and abstracted forms have a toehold in the natural world while representing a great deal of this artist's joy-filled imagination.

• Lark Art delights in presenting "Reclaimed, Recycled, Renewed. . . The Fresh Inspirations of Gina Percifull." Whether it is her magical handmade ornaments or her inspiring larger works, Gina seeks to make her art affordable to everyone seeking a bit more joy.  Her work brings smiles, hope and encouragement.  

• Mountain Trails Galleries in Tlaquepaque is proud to present Women of the West. The new exhibition will highlight paintings and sculpture by some of the leading women artists in Arizona as well as the American West. Work by Marcia Molnar, Vicki Catapano, Lisa Danielle, Brigitte Woosley, Betty Carr, Sarah Phippen, Jordyn Payne, Amery Bohling, and sculpture by Deon Duncan, Susan Kliewer, and Sandy Scott. Discover intricate inlaid boxes and cufflinks from Nicolai Medvedev, fishing flies by Ken Rowe and fine-art pocketknives by Ken Steigerwalt along with jewelry, paintings and sculptures.

• Sedona Arts Center present, "Through the Lens." Capturing beautiful images through the lens of a camera requires patience, time and a skillful eye. The photographer has his or her own unique perspective on any subject they choose to capture.  Come see the world through their eyes in this brilliant and colorful exhibit.

• Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens "Michael Horse: Painter, Jeweler, Renaissance Man." The well-known artist and actor speaks at 6 p.m. and returns Saturday, June 7, 2-5 p.m., to meet visitors. Horse has enjoyed museum retrospectives of his ledger art style paintings and comes from a long line of silversmiths; his sterling silver kachina jewelry is exquisite.

For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association please visit where you can find a complete listing of galleries and a printable map to all locations or you can also find them on Facebook.

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