Two Diverse Artists Featured at Movin’ On Gallery

Sedona Vista by Rick Gandolfo
Sedona Vista by Rick Gandolfo

Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery celebrates June and the arrival of Summer this year by highlighting recent works of two Sedona artists.  Oil painter Rick Gandolfo will be showing pieces from his recent series on iconic Sedona landmarks, and mixed media artist Jared Bucey will be exhibiting a selection of his abstract paintings and collages.

The public is cordially invited to meet these artists and chat about their recent works at Movin’ On’s First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of June 3, 2016.  Many of the venue’s other artists will also be on hand to host the evening and greet visitors and fans.

Coffee Pot by Rick Gandolfo
Coffee Pot by Rick Gandolfo

Rick Gandolfo had a very promising early start to his artistic career, having been the recipient of a scholarship to the prestigious Chouinard Institute (now called the California Institute of the Arts) in Los Angeles.  He went on to earn degrees in Business and Finance from UCLA and Pepperdine University, however, and his artistic interests were then put on hold during a long and successful career in the Aerospace industry.

But his creative leanings eventually gained the upper hand, leading him to revive his study of art and to begin painting the scenes and subjects he loves in Northern Arizona.  He has now developed an impressive and well received body of work, and has successfully shown his paintings in a variety of venues and exhibits in the Sedona area.

Sedona Vista by Rick Gandolfo
Sedona Vista by Rick Gandolfo

Gandolfo’s exhibit at Movin’ On will feature several recent pieces from his ongoing series of Red Rocks paintings.  “My art,” he notes, “allows me to express my deeply personal and emotional responses to our beautiful landscapes as they are transformed by changing light and shadow.”

The Wonder of Color by Jared Bucey
The Wonder of Color by Jared Bucey

Jared Bucey is only 19 years old, but as a cancer survivor he has overcome bigger challenges than many people who are much older.  His outlook on life, and on what he does with his life, were forever altered – for the better, he says – by that experience.  One result is his interest in fine art.

He got a running start as an artist through the Mentor Program of the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition.  Studying under Patty Miller, the program’s coordinator, he quickly developed a love of all forms of art and began creating his own pieces.

Bucey has matured rapidly as an artist, and his latest works have been characterized as experimental, elemental, lively, and personally revealing.  The abstract pieces he will be showing at Movin’ On use bold colors and fluid forms as a triumphant expression of Bucey’s new lease on, and appreciation for, the wonders of life.

Missing Color in The Sea by Jared Bucey
Missing Color in The Sea by Jared Bucey

Movin’ On Gallery is located on the second level of Hillside Sedona Center at 671 State Route 179 (about ½ mile south of the “Y” in Sedona).  It is dedicated to introducing new artists and to showing recent works by some of the best-known artists working in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Movin’ On currently features an impressive array of resident artists, including: Lorraine Fexas, glass; Andre Renard, copper & brass sculptures; Pat Priolo, gourds and jewelry; Sharon Hall, clay sculptures; Grace Sky Martinez, spiritual and Native American art; Mary Ratner, photography; Jodie Ball, oils; Patty Miller, multimedia, painting, and sculpture; Harriet McInnis, oils; Helen McLuckie, oil pastels; Terry Davis, wood carving; David Soto, recycled material sculptures; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Jim Peterson, photography; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Rachel Bulisky, mixed media on stone; and Judith Victorson, ceramics.

The gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily.  For more information, call (928) 282-8143 or visit www.MovinOnGallery.com  .

Movin’ On Gallery Highlights Four New Artists

Surfer by Ernest Duran
Surfer by Ernest Duran

Spring is the season of renewal and new beginnings, and Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is wholeheartedly embracing that spirit with four new artists whose work will be shown in May.

Guest artists Ernest Duran and Adryanna Ciera will be exhibiting, respectively, their latest paintings and sculptures during the month. The venue will also be introducing mixed media artist Rachel Bulisky and ceramist Judith J. Victorson, who have recently joined the gallery’s esteemed group of resident artists.

The public is cordially invited to meet these artists and view their latest works at Movin’ On’s First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of May 6, 2016.  Many of the venue’s other artists will also be on hand to host the evening and greet their fans and visitors.

Catamaran by Ernest Duran
Catamaran by Ernest Duran

Ernest Duran is originally from Southern California, where as a child he says that he “fell in love with all things ocean.”

He moved to the Southwest in 1981 and launched a successful career as a commercial artist, and more recently has ventured into fine art by launching a studio he named “Hawaiizona”.

Duran specializes in painting the dramatic landscapes of the Southwest as well as scenes from Hawaii and the Pacific Ocean.

Hiker by Adryanna Ciera
Hiker by Adryanna Ciera

Adryanna Ciera was given her first pony at the tender age of 3, and thereafter worked for over 20 years with some of the most beautiful and noted Arabians in the country.

She initially took up sculpture as a way to express her connection with the horses she loves so much.

She now creates stunning clay and bronze sculptures, and although her favorite subjects are still horses, she also enjoys working with wildlife and stylized human forms.  “My art expresses my reverence for life,” she says.  “My hope is that it encourages others to live lives of beauty and joy.”

System Balanced by Rachel Bulisky
System Balanced by Rachel Bulisky

Rachel Bulisky is a mixed media artist known for the primeval symbols and quantum shapes she carves and paints onto stones from Sedona vortexes.  Using original recipes of natural and found materials like bear fat and beeswax, she creates dramatic textures that are accentuated by carved and engraved elements.

She expresses her message via symbols reaching into the viewer’s subconscious understanding for forgotten and forthcoming messages.  “In these works you will find the essence of real magic, of spirit and of science,” she notes.  “These are the basic building blocks of creation.”

Tea Set by Judith Victorson
Tea Set by Judith Victorson

Ceramics has been the lifelong passion of Judith J. Victorson.  She was fortunate enough to be able to pursue it continually while her Healthcare Administration career took her to many places across the country, providing the opportunity to study with a number of noted ceramists.

Her specialty is creating functional pottery in porcelain and stoneware for daily use and enjoyment.  “The colors I favor are bold, stylish, and playful,” she says.  “I hope everyone perceives them as reminders of the beauty of life.”

Movin’ On Gallery is located on the second level of Hillside Sedona Center at 671 State Route 179 (about ½ mile south of the “Y” in Sedona).  It is dedicated to introducing new artists and to showing recent works by some of the best-known artists working in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Movin’ On currently features an impressive array of resident artists, including: Lorraine Fexas, glass; Andre Renard, copper & brass sculptures; Pat Priolo, gourds & jewelry; Sharon Hall, clay sculptures; Grace Sky Martinez, spiritual and Native American art; Mary Ratner, photography; Jodie Ball, oils; Patty Miller, pastels and mixed media; Harriet McInnis, oils; Helen McLuckie, oil pastels; Terry Davis, wood carving; David Soto, recycled material sculptures; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Jim Peterson, photography; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Mike McCormick, oil paintings, Rachel Bulisky, mixed media on stone, and Judith Victorson, ceramics.

The gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily.  For more information, call (928) 282-8143 or visit www.MovinOnGallery.com  .