Creative Journeys Exhibition at Sedona Arts Center Gallery
SEDONA, AZ – Sedona Arts Center invites the public to explore the “Creative Journeys” of September’s featured artists, on view at its fine art gallery from September 4 to 27. The exhibition reveals the creative journeys of local artists Robert Albrecht (Digital Art), Jane Defoe (Fiber), Komala U. Rohde (Jewelry), Lanie Widmar (Watercolor) and Karl L. Williams (Ceramics). Admission is free, and the public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, September 4 from 5 to 8 p.m.
“Our organization promotes the work of over 100 extraordinary local artists and craftspeople,” said new Executive Director, Eric Holowacz. “And each month, we feature a small group of them around a particular theme or idea. Our September artists have forged incredible creative pathways, and the exhibition helps tell their stories.”
Begin with Robert Albrecht’s photographic artistry. The local artist has a passion for creating beautiful, creative and memorable images using photography, digital tools, and his own unique vision. The original pieces on view at Sedona Arts Center cover subjects of western action, wildlife, landscapes, abstracts and more.
“My greatest reward is when someone ‘connects’ with my vision and responds to the image,” said Albrecht. “After all, that is the goal of most artists: to pass the emotion and story that inspired the creative process over to the new owner.”
Continue the creative journey with the fine art quilts of artist Jane Defoe. A Nebraska native, Defoe has been a textile artist for over 25 years. Her work depends on the interplay of visual elements and the dynamic effects of bold color and texture. Known for works that are larger than life, with subjects drawn from nature, Defoe handcrafts her quilts in Sedona.
Next on the artistic odyssey is favorite jewelry artist and teacher, Komala U. Rohde. Rohde works with both silver and base metals such as bronze, copper and steel, and has pioneered the contemporary medium of the rare metal Niobium. A faculty member at Sedona Arts Center, she teaches beading, chainmail and metal clay classes throughout the year.
Discover the impressionistic watercolors of artist Lanie Widmar. The retired architect, who spent 28 years in the corporate design world, took a bold detour on her creative journey. Originally from Laguna Beach, California, she moved to Sedona in 2013, particularly drawn to ancient ruins, native villages and monuments that mark a historic place in mankind’s journey on earth. Her recent landscape paintings are a result of experiences in the field, and unique locations that inspire her sense of awe and the beauty in the natural world.
Last but not least on the Sedona Arts Center’s artistic itinerary are the nature-inspired works of Karl L. Williams. The artist uses a combination of natural elements such as wood, glass, stone, steel, copper, cane and clay to fully express himself. Like in nature, he does not ignore the anomalies found along the way, but enhances the chosen materials and allows them to reveal their own qualities and secrets.
“We invite everyone in our community, residents and visitors, to share in the creative life of Sedona,” said Holowacz. “Join us for the September 4 First Friday Gallery Reception, and through September 27, for a closer look at some of the remarkable creative journeys happening right here in our own community.”
The Sedona Arts Center’s Fine Art Gallery exhibits the work of over 100 local artists, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 15 Art Barn Road, Sedona, AZ 86336. It is free and open to the public and offers opening receptions during the first Friday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Sedona Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the creative life of Sedona and the cultural identity of Northern Arizona. Programs for the community encompass arts education and the creative development of the individual, diverse gallery exhibitions, cultural celebrations and community partnerships, annual festivals, and much more. For information about how you can participate in or support upcoming efforts, call 928-282-3809 or visit SedonaArtsCenter.org.
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Coming up next month:
Oct 2 to November 4, 2015
Unique, out of the ordinary and out-of-the-box. Our October featured artists go beyond the norm! Joanne Hiscox (Mixed Media), Evelyn Gholson (Mixed Media), Mary Flaisig (Fiber), Mike Turner (Digital Art), Deanne McKeown (Sculpture, Jewelry) and Byron McKeown (Fine Crafts, Sculpture)