The Arts Center's Spring Gallery Exhibition
New Works by Featured Artists, First Friday, and More!
Don't miss the next featured artists' exhibition at the Art Center, April 7 to July 4, and this Friday's reception from 5 to 8pm. Stop by our gallery to meet featured artists, Gretchen Lopez, Patty Caldwell, Luna Patterson, P. Ronald Schneider, and Sue Horine. Enjoy great food and wine, join our celebration of landscape painting in the Art Barn, meet visiting french artists from the Voila Tour, and discover new oil paintings, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture, and hand-beaded jewelry.
Featured Gallery Artists:
Gretchen Lopez will be showing new works that are inspired, not only by her love of painting, but from her ethnic heritage, Arts Center teaching, and the world around her. Vibrant color and spontaneity are expressed in the gentle beauty of the Native and Hispanic people she paints, and by combining the traditional with the contemporary, she is able to paint with freedom and a unique brushstroke. As a feature of the April 7 reception, Gretchen will be demonstrating in our gallery from 6:00 to 6:45pm—painting live from her lovely costumed model (see image above). For those wanting to study with her, Gretchen teaches both an ongoing class Painting for All Levels and a weekend Basics of Painting Crash Course.
Patty Caldwell is known as the Butterfly Quilter. Her work incorporates natural elements and comes to her organically. Patricia dreams about her designs then puts them down on paper before working them into a textile process. Meet her and learn more about her wonderful fabric art at the April 7 Arts Center reception.
Luna Patterson is a self-taught artist fascinated by the medium of clay. Her pieces are hand-built and pit/sagar fired, a process of wrapping the work with unusual ingredients during the firing that “paints” a beautiful array of colors and imprints on the clay during the process. Each work has a surface that is a world in itself. Her work evokes the historical Southwest pottery tradition with her own personal contemporary statement.
P. Ronald Schneider
Southwest architecture, particularly that which is aged, weathered or in disrepair is a fascination for Ron. He believes the true art is in replicating these conditions, not just in drawing them. His current works are based on the many ruins found here in the Southwest. The ingenuity of early Native Americans who were able to construct dwellings from native materials that have withstood time and the elements and are still standing after almost 800 years caught Ron’s attention. The recreation of these structures using natural found woods to represent the cliffs and caves and manmade stone to create the dwellings are what Ron has become know for.
Using a needle and thread Sue stitches each tiny glass bead to a backing to make her one-of-a-kind works of wearable art. Sue has been creating her bead embroidered art jewelry since 2005. It was after inheriting her grandparent’s collection of cut and polished cabochons from their rock hounding years that Sue found her own way to bring out the beauty of the stones. Sue has taken her drawing, painting and design experience and incorporated it all into her unique artform. Her beaded jewelry is becoming easily recognizable as her style has developed from her love of nature and the scenic stone cabochons she incorporates in her work.
Sedona Arts Center is one of Northern Arizona’s most well-established cultural organizations and serves as the creative heart of Sedona. Founded in1958, the nonprofit organization is based at the Art Barn in Uptown and offers year-round classes, exhibitions, festivals, and cultural events that enhance the creative life of the Verde Valley. The Center’s Fine Art Gallery, open daily from 10am to 5pm, promotes the original works of over 100 local artists and regularly offers special assistance for collectors and art buyers, offers private studio visits, and fosters hundreds of arts education opportunities each year. For more information about Confluence of Color, or any other opportunities at Sedona Arts Center, contact 928-282-3809 or visit SedonaArtsCenter.org
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