The upcoming Art Walk at the Village Gallery of Local Artists July 5 will be alive with cats and horses and rabbits and crows and pigs and bears, “Oh My!” Hosting the evening will be featured artist and former nuclear power safety engineer, Sharon Hall who is a six year resident of Sedona.
In her past professional life and often as the only woman in her classes, Sharon trained extensively and worked in the expanding field of nuclear security. At the same time, the self-proclaimed “hobby junkie” explored classes in glassblowing, blacksmithing, tin-smithing, jewelry making, and more as a release from the stress of her job.
After her semi-retirement and move to Red Rock country, Sharon was able to take advantage of many Sedona Art Center classes and workshops including ceramics and sculpting. She loved the idea of creating her favorite animals (cats!) in clay and she also learned to appreciate the simple qualities of her favorite medium, fiber clay with some help from well-known art colleagues in the area. “Fiber clay does not require firing and it is the most flexible of the clays; once a piece is finished, the sculpture can be re-formed.”
One of the artist’s most fulfilling activities is her membership in Loving Bowls, a volunteer organization sponsored by the Sedona Art Center. The group members work through the spring and summer each year making hand thrown bowls in preparation for the annual Loving Bowls and Chili sale. Proceeds from the popular event, which is held every year on the 2nd Saturday in December, support local organizations such as Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and the Humane Society. “We are very proud to have created and sold over 100,000 $10 bowls for charity!”
Meet Sharon and her art colleagues at the Village Gallery of Local Artists
First Friday Art Walk July 5th, 5-8pm for food, drink and conversation
6500 Hwy 179 Cortez Rd roundabout, Village of Oak Creek Sedona 86351
www.sedonalocalartists.com (928) 284-1416 Currently accepting applications