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1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
December 7th, 2012
(5:00pm – 8:00pm)
Visit Sedona, Arizona this weekend and enjoy the talented creations of our local artists and find that unique gift for that someone special on your holiday list at Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour on December 7th, 2012.
The Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour receptions and exhibits give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning their weekends with an exploration of Sedona’s exciting art scene.
Below you will find a few of the exhibits and receptions taking place during the First Friday Gallery Tour, to see a full listing of participating galleries please visit the Sedona Gallery Association. For your convenience, the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation to venture from art gallery to art gallery. We also offer our guest free shuttle service to uptown Sedona and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village. All of the exhibits and artist receptions for 1st Friday run from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries Exhibits
Sedona Arts Center
“The Joy of Giving”
This Holiday Season, give the gift of art, education or membership from Sedona Arts Center! Find everything you are looking for in our much-anticipated holiday exhibition, “The Joy of Giving” at Sedona Arts Center’s Fine Art Gallery in Uptown Sedona from November 20, 2012–January 1, 2013. Join the arts center on December 7, 2012 the opening exhibition.
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Artists Reception, Michael Grant: Master Jeweler
This holiday exhibition unveils the latest, much anticipated, new pieces from Grant. As one of the few remaining jewelers who hand cuts every one of his own stones, from the tiniest bead to large cabochons, Grant creates some of the finest stone bead jewelry available today. The highest caliber all-natural, domestic turquoise forms the heart of Grant’s collection, from mines such as Carico Lake, Orville Jack, Pixie, and more. Grant also works with the purple of rare sugilite, the rich reds of coral and deep blues of lapis. Each stone is meticulously cut, turned and polished then put together in unique combinations that create the brilliance of design and craftsmanship for which Grant is known.
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“Feel the Love”
Please join The Goldenstein Gallery as they celebrate their ultimate holiday show “Feel The Love”. This dynamic show features a jewelry extravaganza of distinctive pieces artistically designed and lovingly made to make the wearer feel special. Featured artists include Mary Fisher, Dorit Herlinger, Michael Redhawk, Sherab Khandro and Beatrice Welles. Sherab Khandro will debut a new series just in time for the holidays: “Whispers on the Wind,” paintings, sculpture and jewelry that speak to the possibility for peace, featuring an inspiring new dragonfly theme.
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Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
Rowe Fine Art Gallery “Stones with Stories”
Come meet Navajo stone sculptor Alvin Marshall when Rowe Fine Art Gallery presents “Stones with Stories” on December 7th, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. during the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. Alvin, who lives near Farmington, N.M., will be in the gallery discussing his technique as well as the inspiration behind his figurative sculptures: the Navajo people. Wine and appetizers will be served. The show runs through December 22nd.
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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Mountain Trails Galleries “Small Treasures”
Mountain Trails Galleries in Sedona, Arizona proudly present a collection of Small Treasures by the galleries’ artists which opens with a reception in both Tlaquepaque galleries. The exhibition gathers together a collection of more than 100 small paintings, small sculpture, and jewelry for the holidays. These award winning artists have all directed their creative energy into a special collection of art work that captures all the spell-binding details, expressive subjects, and compelling stories of their larger works. Come enjoy libations and lively conversation with Mountain Trails Galleries and their artists and join in the celebration!
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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
“Holiday Gift Show “
During December’s “1st Friday” event in Sedona, visitors to Turquoise Tortoise Gallery will find themselves enveloped by a Southwest holiday spirit. The gallery creates an annual holiday atmosphere that provides welcome relief from the big stores and usual fare.his year the spotlight is on fused glass sculptures by artist Newy Fagan. Fagan is a pioneer in the rediscovery of the most ancient glass process in the contemporary kiln-formed glass movement. At the gallery Fagan offers enchanting glass ponies and horses that range from 7” to 10” high – and come in an array of festive colors. Stop by the gallery’s “Holiday Gift Show,” enjoy the enchanting work of artist Newy Fagan as well as festive refreshments.
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