You’re invited to Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art in Sedona for a Spring Artist Show featuring the work of Eric Lee and Penelope Bushman. Stop by this Friday, March 19th from 3-8pm and Saturday, March 20th from 1-5pm to meet the artists and enjoy their work.
Eric Lee is an artist who creates original acrylic paintings on glass. Each one of his pieces shows his passion for color and rhythm. The beauty of Lee’s work lies in the astute blending of hues and colors combined with the artist’s media of choice – acrylic on glass. The colors move as if floating in air, luminous and caressing to the eye. The glass is never glaring but instead calming and weightless.
Penelope Bushman creates original oil paintings that feature rich textures that testify to the artist’s early training in sculpture. Breathing new life into ancient imagery, she portrays her sentinels and shamans with vibrant colors and rich patterns. Her abstract compositions are magical conceptual journeys that explore human emotion and touch the soul.
Exposures Gallery is located at 561 Hwy 179, Sedona, AZ 86336. For more information, call the gallery at 928.282.1125.
Visit one of Sedona’s newest galleries, The Spirit of the Andes at Hillside Sedona, this Sunday November 1st from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a special exhibition of world-renowned artist Mamani Mamani’s extended collection. Mamani Mamani has traveled all the way to Sedona from Bolivia for this exhibit and will only be here through Sunday so don’t miss this rare opportunity to view his full collection of original luminous oils and pastels.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mamani Mamani this afternoon when I visited the gallery for the first time and I was quite taken aback by his genuine character and sincere humility about his artwork and his time in Sedona. He has done more than 52 exhibitions since 1983 and has earned many awards, tributes and accollades both nationally and internationally yet he greeted me like an old friend. Within moments of meeting me and learning just a little bit about me (I told him that I’m 5 & 1/2 months pregnant with a little boy), he disappeared inside the gallery for a moment and came back out with a small bookmark imprinted with the image of one of his paintings. On the bottom of it, he wrote in spanish “May all the energy of the sun be with your son.” I was so sincerely touched.
His artwork speaks to me as much as our brief interlude did. Living in one of the art mecca’s of the southwestern region, I have laid my eyes on countless works of art created by some of the world’s best artists. I’ve seen art in Sedona that I’ve never seen anywhere else in the world, I’ve admired countless paintings, sculptures, oils, pastels and mixed media pieces I would gladly take home and hang on my wall if I could…and I truly have not seen anything like Mamani’s work. It is so bright and vibrant yet rich and deep all at once. Walking into The Spirit of the Andes, you are greeted by his intensely uplifting pieces, bold use of color, geometrical shapes and figures. Warmth, love and hope radiate from each piece and you can’t help but feel happy just looking at them because they are so full of life and energy. Of all the pieces hanging (which were only a mere percentage of his full collection to be shown on Sunday) my favorite were the Mother and Child pieces. I was also suprised to see that his artwork was so well priced considering it’s beauty and his reputation – they even have prints available for as little as $150-200.
Jaqueline Conley of La Paz, Bolivia will also be showing her lustrous alpaca and silk clothing hand sewn with many of Mamani Mamani’s designs. A delicate and ornately woven peacock covered the back of a black silk shawl that took my breath away imagining the time and work that went into creating it. Several other designs were just as stunning combining the bold vibrance of Mamani’s work with fashion and flare.
You are in for a real treat if you can attend this special showing at The Spirt of the Andes. Even you can’t make it on Sunday, stop in and meet this lovely family, the Montenegro’s, sometime. I am certain you will be as touched as I am by their generosity of spirit, friendliness and character, not to mention their beautiful new gallery!
Spirit of the Andes is located at Hillside Sedona, 671 Hwy 179 Suite A-ST6. For further information call (928) 496-0234.
Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art is celebrating this October with spectacular shows and receptions featuring renowned artists Rebecca Tobey, Joshua Tobey, and Jd Challenger. Meet the artists and explore Rebecca and Joshua’s new world-class bronze sculptures and Jd’s new and powerful paintings, Friday, October 9, 3pm-8pm and Saturday, October 10, 1pm to 5pm.
Rebecca Tobey discovered her passion for art over 25 years ago with her husband Gene Tobey. Today, Rebecca continues to produce the amazing collaborative artwork she and Gene started. Rebecca will be presenting stunning bronze figures, original watercolors, glimmering jewelry, and exquisite silk scarves. Joyous at heart, Rebecca breathes life into her alluring creations.
Joshua Tobey infuses his sculptures with spirit and humor. His sculptures are true to the nature of the subject and reveal many aspects of humanity. Joshua spent his childhood in the studio with his father, Gene Tobey, which inspired him to pursue his own spectacular career. Joshua’s work is a breath of fresh air and a product of his passion for nature, wonderful wit and unsurpassed talent.
Jd Challenger is considered by many experts as America’s top painter with respect to Native American subjects. A prolific artist, Jd paints live models in mixed media with bold colors and strong lines. This year, the artist is excited to unveil his fantastic new collection, which celebrates past cultures and traditions from other historic societies. The stories portrayed in his awe-inspiring portraits are compelling, eternally powerful, and demand to be told.
The gallery owners, Marty and Diane Herman as well as their staff, invite you to explore the wondrous experience that is Exposures International. As the largest fine art gallery in the southwest, this sensational gallery features bronze, glass, and stone sculpture; original paintings; and fine art jewelry. Exposures International promises a breathtaking and memorable experience when viewing this remarkable collection of artwork from more than 100 artists.
Exposures International’s shows are open to the public. Valet parking, as well as hors d’ oeuvres and refreshments, will be provided during the shows. Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art is located in Sedona, Arizona at 561 Highway 179, ¼ mile south from the Hwy-89 and Hwy 179 roundabout. For More information, call (928) 282-1125 or go to www.ExposuresFineArt.com.