3rd Annual Explore Ancient Wonders of Sedona Events

3rd Annual Explore Ancient Wonders of Sedona
Events Take Place March 10th & 13th, 2014

honanki_dwellings_(c)_susie_reedRemnants of the Verde Valley’s rich cultural heritage can be found at rock art and dwellings sites throughout the area. In honor of Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Month and to help bring about greater awareness of these treasures, the importance of protecting and preserving them and their influence on modern day artists, the Goldenstein Gallery, Keep Sedona Beautiful, Pink Jeep Tours and Susie Reed Photos are collaborating to present the following “Explore the Ancient Wonders of Sedona” Events.

“Wonders of Sedona Rock Art & Honanki Heritage Site”
Free event featuring Susie Reed
March 10th, 2014  (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Location: Keep Sedona Beautiful – 360 Brewer Road Sedona, AZ
Don’t miss this free event featuring Sedona’s own Susie Reed as she presents “Wonders of Sedona Rock Art & Honanki Heritage Site”! Susie Reed is considered a foremost photographer of rock art. She’s been researching, documenting and working to help protect archaeology sites in the Sedona area since 1995. She’ll share wisdom and unique insights she’s gained while following her passion. She’s made some fascinating discoveries and learned a great deal through her explorations and observations as well as from Forest Service workers, archaeologists, Native Americans, shaman and others she’s met along the way. She’ll be discussing rock art she’s photographed around Sedona as well as a stabilization project at Honanki Heritage Site that she documented for a number of years, which was funded by a Save America’s Treasures grant. Many of her photos are in the Coconino National Forest archives. Tales of her adventures are as colorful and captivating as her remarkable pictures.

Honanki Heritage Site Rock Art & Dwellings Tour
March 13th, 2014 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Location: Meet at Goldenstein Gallery – 70 Dry Creek Road, Sedona, AZ
Cost: $64.84 per person
Susie Reed will join participants on a fascinating tour to see spectacular rock art and amazing 700 year old Sinaguan Indian cliff dwellings at Honanki Heritage Site. The off road journey to and from the site goes through very beautiful scenery. The Pink Jeep Tour guide will provide information about the myths, legends and customs of the Native Americans who inhabited the area. To book a reservation contact Pink Jeep Tours at (928) 282-5000 and request the “Archaeology Month Honanki Tour”. Advanced reservations are required.

Reception at Goldenstein Gallery following the Honanki Tour
March 13th, 2014 (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Location: Goldenstein Gallery – 70 Dry Creek Road, Sedona, AZ
Following the Honanki Heritage Site tour there will be a free reception at Goldenstein Gallery from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Tour participants and the general public are welcome to attend. Jesse Kalu will play flute music and beverages will be served. The gallery represents a number of artists whose work is inspired and informed by Native American cultures, including Susie Reed’s photography.

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Stay with us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona this Spring!
Enjoy the hotel’s award-winning terraced design that takes full advantage of its hilltop location with promenade decks all around that allow our guests to enjoy 360 degree red rock views without leaving the hotel. Take a stroll along the sunrise side as the day begins, and take in the views as you have your breakfast. In the evening, stroll over to the west side to watch a spectacular sunset right from the deck, perhaps with a glass of wine in hand. To make reservations at our Sedona hotel please click here.

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