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Issue No. 24–August 2014

In This Issue
A Desk in the Barn

School News

Gallery News

Member's Corner


Aug 1  First Friday

  • Poet’s Corner 4 p.m.
  • Gallery Openings 5–8 p.m.

Aug 1–10  Hummingbirds As Art exhibit in the SEG

August 3  Last day of Summer Co-op

Aug 25 Submission deadline for Members’ Open Show

Sep 2  Reservation deadline for Flagstaff Art Adventure

Sep 23  Art Adventure goes to Flagstaff

Oct 4  Fabulous Fakes workshop

Oct 16  Personal Shrines workshop

Lucy's Blog

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Pam Frazier, Executive Director

We are taking a huge leap!

“What’s the leap?” you ask? When our school's Fall catalog hits your doorstep later this month, you’ll find a whole new section of filmmaking workshops.

We've partnered with Bryan Reinhart, former adjunct professor at Yavapai College’s film school, and his cadre of filmmakers to develop a roster of one- to five-day workshops that fit beautifully into the Sedona Arts Center’s format. A sub-committee of the SAC Long-Range Planning group has been working on future plans for program growth, and filmmaking is on that list. It will even help us meet other programming goals such as offering virtual classroom instruction in the arts.
Film, as an art form, combines the elements of design, visual aesthetics, writing, music, sound and performance to tell a story that can be widely shared. It can also be a very practical art form. For instance, among the workshop offerings this Fall you’ll find one for artists who would like to make their own promotional or instructional videos. Others will focus on using readily available equipment (you probably already have it!) to create films, lighting for cameras, sound production and digital film editing.

Watch for that catalog! Find the workshops that interest you, and join us in taking this leap.


Vince Fazio, Director School of the Arts

Hispanic Cultural Immersion November 2014 

Fabulous Fakes

You’ll want to take part in a fascinating journey across time and cultures with two workshops and two exhibitions! It starts on October 4 with a two-day workshop Fabulous Fakes. Here you will choose a painting by an old master which you will reproduce while learning about how it was done by walking in their footsteps. Then take part in the Personal Shrines workshop on October 16. This will be a Hispanic Immersion Day complete with music, food and everything you need to construct your Dia de los Muertos Shrine. We’ll provide the wooden shrine, you’ll bring personal items to be incorporated into it to commemorate a loved one, a pet, an event or an artist from the past.

Then we’ll combine all of these art works (as well as others produced outside of the workshops) in our Special Exhibition Gallery. The personal shrines and the fabulous fakes will be exhibited in celebration of Dia de los Muertos November 5– 7, 2014. The “fabulous fakes” will be incorporated into a large Shrine to Past Masters in this exhibition. Then November 10–16 the Fabulous Fakes exhibition will continue in the Special Exhibition Gallery and some of these old master reproductions will be for sale. Participating artists will provide written comments about what they learned through their experience with forgery. 

Read more about the significance of Dia de los Muertos in Latino cultures by clicking here for an article by Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros, Latino Services Librarian at Sedona Public Library.

Shirley Eichten Albrecht, Gallery Director

Summer in Sedona can go by very quickly. With the wonderful sunshine mixed in with the monsoons you never know what to expect. We have been fortunate to feature our photographers in June and the new artists in July. In August our theme is based on the song Born to Be Wild which evokes a biker’s appearance or attitude. In the art world, it represents creative freedom. "Get your motor runnin’, Head out on the highway…" and experience this month’s gallery artists’ charismatic attitude and wild creativity. The show opens on First Friday, August 1, 5-8 p.m., and runs through September 2.


Poet’s Corner begins at 4 p.m. Red Earth Theatre, in partnership with the Sedona Arts Center, continues the almost 8-year tradition of live poetry readings when the incomparable Kayt Pearl—Poet, Songstress, WordsongWeaver—will grace the ‘stage’ in the Sedona Arts Center sculpture garden. In the event of rain, the performance will take place in the South Classroom adjacent to Poet’s Corner.

The 2014 Sedona Hummingbird Festival is taking place this weekend, which prompted us to partner with the Hummingbird Society and Goldenstein Gallery to present an art exhibition in three parts devoted to hummingbirds. Artwork will be on display in the lobby of the Sedona Performing Arts Center, at the Arts Center, and at Goldenstein Gallery in West Sedona. In SAC’s Special Exhibition Gallery you’ll find artwork submitted by artists who are members of the Hummingbird Society and the Sedona Arts Center. This juried Hummingbirds As Art exhibition will be held in the Special Exhibition Gallery August 1–10. Doors will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with an artists’ reception open to the public on First Friday August 1, 5 to 8 p.m. Check out the Goldenstein Gallery as well for its month-long exhibition of hummingbird-related art works in August.

First Friday weekend is your last chance to shop the Members’ Summer Co-op. And don’t miss the Student Gallery in the Ceramics Studio. Graze your way across the campus and meet the artists!

Online Gallery Visit our Online Gallery to shop from home.

Sharon Manzke, Membership Coordinator

Don’t miss the members’ exhibitions mentioned above.

8th Annual Open Members Exhibition is September 5–21. One piece per artist, will be shown in the Special Exhibition Gallery. Consult the Prospectus. Applications due August 25.

September 5 Art Break Day  Take a break from whatever you’re doing on Friday, September 5, to join us for an Art Break. Spend 10 minutes, an hour or the entire day creating art. This event is free and open to the public... any age and any medium. We will offer planned activities that anyone can take part in. This is an event that has taken place in cities around the world since 2011. Visit ArtBreakDay.com to see other locations hosting an Art Break Day. More details to come in next month’s newsletter! 

Art Adventures   Members, let’s take an art adventure!  On September 23, journey to the Museum of Northern Arizona to take in the exhibit Map of My Heart by artist Shonto Begay (http://www.musnaz.org/exhibits/ShontoBegay.shtml). We’ll stop for lunch in downtown Flagstaff, then meet artist Bruce Aiken at his downtown studio. (www.bruceaiken.com) We will leave from the Sedona Arts Center at 9 a.m. sharp and return by 5 p.m. Cost of this adventure will be $98 plus your lunch. Museum admission: $8.00, but our NARM Members are admitted free. Minimum of 10 and maximum of 20. Please call 928-282-3809 to make reservations by September 2. 

Tree of Seven Hearts © 2014 Shonto Begay

We welcome our new members:  Lily Yeshua, Oliver Johnson and Martha Blue, Julie Pollard, Adell Shay, Gerry Fathauer, Peter and Caroline Morse, Ed and Beverly Nedderman, Katherine Kurgan, Brock Delinski, Jennifer Epperson, Phoebe Dylan, Renee and Rosemary Desrochers, Patti Childers, Bob Hoskins, Aimee Gregory, Victoria Oldham, Nancy R. Bush, Jules Gissler, Karla Kline, Chris Crawford, Marilyn Erickson, Ronald Scott, Jack and Todd Pierce, Scott Crowder, Michael Sophie and Cheryl Conrad, Richard and Sharon Kaplan, Judith A. Lewis, Doug Ramerth and Shelly Hess, and G. Eric Slayton. 

Look for much more in our upcoming newsletters! Past issues are archived on our website: [click here]