Gallery Tours and Peace Concert this Weekend in Sedona

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Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
June 7th, 2013
Stand for Peace Concert
June 9th, 2013

Visit Sedona, Arizona this weekend and enjoy the creations of talented artists at Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour on June 7th, 2013 and enjoy the sweet sound of music at the Second Annual Stand for Peace Concert at the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park on Sunday, June 9th!

Below you will find Information on the  Second Annual Stand for Peace Concert and 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.

If you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona our Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle will be more than happy to drop you off for the concert at the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park and pick you up after. 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.

Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park
Second Annual Stand for Peace Concert
June 9th, 2013  (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Enjoy the soothing sounds of music while taking in the beautiful splendor of the magestic red rocks at the Second Annual Stand for Peace Concert at the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park.This concert will feature world-class guitarists Ralf Illenberger and Eric Miller, Sahalie , multi-instrumentalists Tina Reichow and Julia Mueller, and singer songwriter Adalia Tara, who have all generously offered their time and talent.The Stand for Peace Concert is a benefit concert to help maintain the Peace Park and service the mortgage. Although there is no admission fee, donations are gratefully received and very much appreciated.For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park on Facebook.

Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries Exhibits

Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy at Rowe Fine Art Gallery
Summer makes its grand entrance on June 21, and with the season comes endless sunshine, balmy nights and the perfect opportunity to refresh your home with new art. Rowe Fine Art Gallery will host a summer soiree on Friday, during the Sedona Gallery Association’s First Friday Gallery Tour. Let the friendly art experts at the gallery help you choose the right piece for your home or office.  For more information on this Sedona event please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Sedona Arts Center
“Celebrating Joella Jean Mahoney”
Sedona Arts Center proudly presents a “Celebrating Joella Jean Mahoney”! Meet the artist at the opening reception on June 7th, 2013. Joella Jean Mahoney arrived in Flagstaff as a college student in 1951. The landscapes of the region surrounding the little mountain town eventually provided the subject matter for her paintings. She fell in love with the broad vistas, geological formations, and intimate details of the canyons, ultimately making Sedona her home. The colorful landforms, rare and precious waters, and brilliant skies remain an integral part of her works.For more information please visit the Sedona Arts Center.

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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
Rainforest Baskets
This new exhibition showcases brand new baskets just in! A rare opportunity to see this many Rainforest Baskets in one place – in a range of sizes and patterns. These spectacular museum-quality works are by the Wounaan Indians, world-class weavers from Panama’s Darién Rainforest. The Wounaan are one of the few indigenous cultures in the world today creating contemporary woven art. These masterful baskets take a minimum of several months to complete and, depending on the intricacy of design and a basket’s size can take up to three years to create. For more information please visit the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.


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Mountain Trails Gallery
Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village
For the Love of Horses: Painting, Sculpture, and Drawing
For the Love of Horses includes paintings, sculptures, and drawings highlighting horses of the West and the people who love them. Mountain Trails Gallery is honored to present the paintings of Colorado artist Sarah Phippen who brings years of working with horses to her action packed paintings. Also featured are numerous other award-winning artists including Susan Kliewer with her clay precast for bronze “First Love” of a quarter horse and adoring young rider; oil painter Marcia Molnar with her trusted paint horse “Working Girl”; and Vicki Catapano whose California vaqueros and fiery working horses are alert for the task. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Mountain Trails Gallery.

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Lanning Gallery
Mark English: A Solo Exhibition
Once a rural Texan boy who decided that painting signs and store windows was easier than picking cotton, Mark English has now spent over sixty years reaching heights of which other artists only dream.English’s paintings, including the new works unveiled in this latest exhibition, reveal a masterly command of techniques and materials which together express a vision wholly his own. “Elements of abstraction and impressionism play with his subjects,” Cozart notes. A pot of flowers, a subtly faceless figure in dramatic dress, a horse, all appear with varying degrees of obscuration as though the canvas, rich in color and texture, has only begun to define his subjects. In the landscapes that have long defined his work, English presents the American heartland he’s come to know so well. For more information please visit the Lanning Gallery.


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