Spring Into the Art Scene with Sedona's First Friday Galleries Tour

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  • Phoenix-Mesa, AZ (1888PressRelease) May 24, 2018 - The Sedona Gallery Association invites you to celebrate artists and the galleries that display their work, during the monthly First Friday Galleries Tour, June 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This month’s First Friday celebrates the awakenings of spring, the relationships with our fathers and grandfathers and discussions with spirits from beyond. All are welcome to attend this free event open to the public.

    In the celebration of upcoming Father’s Day Rowe Gallery invites individuals, families and couples to enjoy “Dads and Grads” during the First Friday event. Located within the iconic bell tower in Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, view or purchase artwork at varying price levels, as Rowe Gallery exhibits a piece for every momentous or commemorating celebration. Wine and appetizers will be served.

    Turquoise Tortoise Gallery, one of the oldest Sedona galleries, (located at 431 State Route 179) will be presenting Lydia Ann Piper and Mariann Leahy’s: “From the Kiln”. This celebration of fused glass and southwest ceramics begins at 6:30pm, and will continue after the First Friday event, through June 10th. Meet both Piper and Leahy at the artist’s reception and enjoy an interview presentation with gallery co-owner, Dr. Jennifer Bryant Nagel.

    For something a little other-worldly, stop by The Andrea Smith Gallery and listen to world-renowned medium and author Hollister Rand. Rand will be offering discussion of her book I'm Not Dead, I'm Different and signing copies, which will be for sale on site. Rand’s work has put her in touch with innumerable loved ones, including: fathers, mothers, brothers and beloved pets.

    With a focus on spring and renewal, Kuivato Gallery presents, “Secrets of the Garden”, featuring Jenny Floravits, Sumati Colpitts and other represented artists. Enjoy the work of California glass artist Floravita, a maker of hand-painted chandeliers that exhibit floral arrangements and elements of the garden. Floravita shares, “I love the expressive feeling I’m able to infuse into every flower petal, leaf, bird, and accent.”

    With Spring comes the celebration of the hummingbird and nature at the Gallery of the Ascending Spirit: A Honshin Fine Art Gallery. This month’s featured exhibit is “Hummingbird of the Healing Art: Power, Beauty and Joy.” The gallery will additionally offer its monthly poetry on the patio at 7:15 p.m. with “Words Falling from the Sky in the Present Moment - the Good News From Sedona!” TM The event will be catered and includes music.

    If you are looking for art that celebrates the southwest, head over to Mountain Trails Gallery within the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. Mountain Trails will be featuring "Paintings from the Southwest”, including landscape paintings of the Grand Canyon, Sonoran Desert, and favorite Sedona destinations such as Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon.

    Ready to be impressed by Goldenstein Gallery’s highly anticipated and popular show: Impressionist-Expressionist?

    The Impressionist-Expressionist exhibit will be a part of a dynamic two-month series celebrating different art modalities. Among the featured works are paintings by JA Gorman, Kevin McCarthy, Lynette Jennings and Ameil Weisfogel.

    Lastly, discover C. Gregory Gummersall and “Improvised Order” at Lanning: A Bryant Nagel Gallery. The gallery will be unveiling new works from Gummersall, a contemporary artist known nationally for his graffiti-like gestural paintings. A special artist interview presentation begins at 6pm.

    For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association and a complete listing of galleries, please visit www.SedonaGalleryAssociation.com.

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