Walking in Beauty
May 6–31, 2016
Walk in the Beauty of Art This May at Sedona Arts Center
Sedona Arts Gallery is featuring five local artists in this May’s themed show Walking in Beauty. The show combines photography, jewelry, acrylics, fiber and ceramics, which will commence on First Friday May 6 and run through May 31, 2016. Join us for our First Friday opening reception on May 6 from 5 to 8pm.
Photographer Elaine Belvin brings a combination of artistic and technological skills to her images. She uses the camera as a tool to create works of art that capture an expression, a mood, a natural geometry, an exceptional quality of light, or a striking color palette. Computer technology helps her to transform what the camera captured into what she saw in her mind’s eye. It is this combination of artistic and computer skills that shapes the final product.
For almost 40 years, Lydia Dillon-Sutton has been using the ancient process of batik, painted with hot bee’s wax and procion dye baths. Beginning with woven cloth, Dillon-Sutton marries the materials using line, color and moving forms, layer upon layer, into substance— a substance that conveys her understanding of the Native American Community.
Christie Palmer creates atypical paintings that are a cross between landscape and abstraction. Both fleeting and studied images realign in her studio, evolving through dynamic interpretation, fluidity and freedom. Her exceptional eye for color and use of enigmatic shapes emphasize the mood of a moment. Speaking to the senses, her works are vital and alive yet harmonious and controlled.
Local Sue Horine has been creating her bead embroidered art jewelry since 2005. Primarily self taught, 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. Her appreciation of the traditional Native American flat beadwork is apparent in Sue’s work. Using a needle and thread, she stitches each tiny glass bead to a backing to make her one-of-a-kind works of wearable art.
John Foster changed his artistic medium for creation to clay in 2011 by starting classes at the Sedona Arts Center. Currently he creates in his private studio in Sedona, where he is fine-tuning the creative process and his love of the potter’s wheel, with the freedom and coaching to expand his art. Since starting with ceramics Foster has found and is exploring many facets of the creative process and his pieces are showing up in private collections around the United States.
A very special book signing by Julie Gilbert Pollard is also scheduled as part of the May show. Stop by the gallery on May 12th from 5 – 7 pm to meet Julie and purchase a signed copy of Discover Oil Painting while enjoying refreshments and a gallery of art by local artists.
Sedona Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the creative life of Sedona and the cultural diversity of Northern Arizona. The Center’s Fine Art Gallery exhibits the work of over 100 local artists, and is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Other programs for the community encompass arts education and the creative development of the individual, cultural celebrations and community partnerships, annual festivals, and much more. For more information about how you can participate in any of the Arts Center’s efforts, call 928-282-3809 (office) 928-282-3865 (gallery) or visit SedonaArtsCenter.org.
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