Sedona rolls out red carpet for 1st Friday Gallery Tour
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 Friday May 1, 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 this month's events include:
ALT Gallery features new arrival including limited editions from Frank Howell: "The Visitation", "Lakota Legacy" & "Spring Matrix". Also an original Nevin Kempthorne Fleet painting titled "Open Heart". Stop in to see what's new.
Andrea Smith Gallery welcomes Patricia Barthe, native New Yorker and poet, who moved to the Southwest to translate the written word visually. Awestruck by the colors and impressions of Sedona, Barthe's collection of bold original oils is poetry on canvas.
Gallery of Modern Masters features Doug Gillis who creates Kiln-worked sculptural glass wall art with the goal of creating a modern vision of an ancient art form. There will be a special artist presentation at 6:30.
Goldenstein Gallery presents Impressionist-Expressionist featuring the work of visiting artist JA Gorman, Lynn Rae Lowe, Liz Wolf, Lynette Reed and Jim Romberg. Impressionist-Expressionist is part of a three-month series at Goldenstein Gallery featuring different art modalities.
Greg Lawson's "Passion for Place" Gallery in West Sedona features candid images of people from world places and cultures living and being In the Moment. Noted for his images of the natural world, Lawson says, "People are an essence of nature I've not overlooked but have rarely displayed."
Honshin Fine Art celebrates celebrate the season with the opening reception of Ascending on the Wings of Spring. This show features creatures from the avian world. Taste their signature wine Arizona Essence, enjoy other treats. Poetry on the porch at 7:30 p.m.
James Ratliff Gallery presents the new work of Navajo artist David K. John with As They Guide Us. John's paintings and clay work are based on teachings from his grandfather.
Lanning Gallery welcomes internationally acclaimed artist David Johns whose abstract paintings powerfully evoke his Navajo identity, the songs and stories and prayers, as Johns describes it, "the true kernel of what is visual."
Lark Art delights in presenting Reclaimed, Recycled, Renewed. . . The Fresh Inspirations of Gina Percifull. Whether it is her magical handmade ornaments or her insightful larger works, Gina seeks to make her original art affordable to anyone seeking a bit more joy.
Mountain Trails Galleries presents At Work and at Play with my Horse featuring ranch scenes with working horses, equine portraits and playful companion horses, wild horses, and more are portrayed in various mediums by the gallery's award-winning artists.
Rowe Gallery invites the public to join them in celebrating their 5th anniversary on May 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Indulge in the gallery's signature chocolate fountain, nosh on appetizers and meet gallery artists.
Sedona Arts Center presents Mane Attraction. This show features six award-winning artists who bring together their talents to showcase equine-themed art and other creations: Joanie Wolter, Margo Mitchell and Cyndi Thau, Cheryl Waale, Karen Puckett and Adryanna B. Ciera.
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens its latest Tony Abeyta exhibition unveiling new works from the prominent international artist. Abeyta experiments with images, techniques and mediums to personally and spiritually interpret his Navajo culture.
For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association please visit www.SedonaGalleryAssociation.com where you can find a complete listing of galleries and a printable map to all locations or you can also find them on Facebook.