Special Exhibtion Gallery [SEG]

Our Special Exhibition Gallery is available to individuals and organizations for rental. Please go to our Campus & Rentals page for applications and detailed information.

Organizations that have exhibited here include Northern Arizona Watercolor Society, Sedona Visual Artists Coalition, Arizona Plein Air Painters, Arizona Pastel Artists and the Marilyn Sunderman Legacy Fund. Creativity abounds in Sedona and through other community arts organizations, the Arts Center is proud to host their exhibitions and shows.


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Women as Birds
Jenny Epperson
January 5-31, 2018

The exhibit begins with a question: “ If you knew when your human life ends you would become a bird, which bird would you choose?”  Ten brave women stepped up with their answer. Each collaborated with feminist artist Jennifer Epperson, whose vision was to create portraits exploring concepts of transformation and transmutation. It took extensive research to get it right.  Ornithology and anatomy, mythology and antiquities all inform the narrative and style of the series. During the months of work, the artist became aware that her own physical change; far from being the normal aging process was in fact, transmutation. This epiphany added fuel to the fire to produce an ironic take on the power of women. Epperson challenges the viewer to consider the symbolism of transmutation, and the extensive supporting history of the transformative power of women to take to the skies and fly. 

The series includes a self-portrait and a video portrait. Events and performances will take place during the month.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Figure Revealed: Artist & Muse
January 26-February 5, 2018

This show is intentionally set up to represent a studio setting. It features a collection of art, started in Sedona Art Center’s Monday life drawing sessions over the past four years, by 16 regularly attending artists. The show highlights a vast array of styles, expressions, imaginative responses, and interpretations of the human form, which have been created by artists with various backgrounds and skill levels.

In addition to the informal display of art, there will be opportunities for the public to experience drawing the figure and to watch demonstrations. Featured during the opening reception, from 5pm to 8pm on Friday, January 26, there will be live contact improvisational dance inspired poses that the public is invited to sketch during a “draw-a-thon.” Attendees will be provided with paper and pencils or they may bring their own drawing supplies. Performance artist/model Pash Galbavy and guest model Mark Stevens will offer 5 minute, “quick gesture” poses, that will be based on their work together as performance artists and contact improvisational dancers. Attendees are welcome to draw or to watch. February 2, during the First Friday closing reception from 5pm-8pm, some of the artists, including Jim Joseph-Menzel, Charles DeLay, Patty Miller, and Greg Evans, will offer live drawing demonstrations based on the contact dance poses. At both events, there will be a “drawing” for a voucher for free admittance to a Monday life drawing group. Free food and wine will also be served. 

Mondays, January 29 and February 5, from 10am-1pm, participants are invited to experience a version of Sedona Arts Center’s formal Monday life drawing group session. Parental discretion is advised at these two events where the model will pose semi-nude starting with short, 30 second to 5-minute poses, and continuing with 20 minute poses for the duration. Guests are requested to bring their own supplies including paper and drawing tools. Easels are provided. Cost is $15. All skill levels are welcome. 

The Figure Revealed Events Schedule:

            • Exhibition: Daily, Friday January 26 - Monday, February 5, 10am-5pm,
            • Opening Reception Draw-a-thon & Performance Art: Friday, January 26, 5-8pm
            • Monday Life Drawing Group: Monday, January 29, 10am-1pm
            • 1st Friday Closing Reception Demonstrations & Performance Art: Friday, Feb 2, 5-8pm


Special Exhibition Gallery celebrates Sedona - a city animated by the Arts through private exhibitions.

Our Special Exhibition Gallery is available to individuals and organizations for rental. Click here to learn more.

Organizations that have exhibited here include Northern Arizona Watercolor Society, Sedona Visual Artists Coalition, Arizona Plein Air Painters, Arizona Pastel Artists and the Marilyn Sunderman Legacy Fund. Creativity abounds in Sedona and through other community arts organizations, the Arts Center is proud to host their exhibitions and shows. Special Exhibition Gallery: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. seven days a week Call 928.282.3809 for additional information.

 

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