Movin’ On Gallery Celebrates Holidays with Glass and Wreaths

Fused Glass Plate #2 by Lorraine Fexas
Fused Glass Plate #2 by Lorraine Fexas

The holiday spirit is afoot in full force, and Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is celebrating by bringing back the popular Festival of the Wreaths, organized by Sandee Kinnen, which benefits the Sedona Public Library.  Glass artist Lorraine Fexas, the month’s featured artist, will add to the festivities with a variety of holiday-themed items on display.

The public is cordially invited to meet Kinnen and Fexas at the venue’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of December 2, 2016.  Many of the gallery’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans.

Color Block by Lorraine Fexas
Color Block by Lorraine Fexas

For 11 Years Movin’ On Gallery artist Sandee Kinnen, along with volunteers from the Friends of the Sedona Public Library organization, worked tirelessly to make the annual Festival of the Wreaths event a success.  The event has been on hiatus for the last two years, but thanks to Kinnen’s diligent efforts, it’s now back in a new venue at Movin’ On.

Kinnen, along with past Library president Pat Jansen, current Library president David Simmer, and Library Director Virginia Volkman, will be present at Movin’ On’s Dec. 2 reception to meet the public and show off the beautiful wreaths.  Proceeds from wreath sales will benefit Library programs such as summer reading, the Arizona Humanities Council, and teen theater.

Lorraine Fexas’ love of glass was kindled when she moved to Sedona and became a member of the Sedona Arts Center.  She continues developing her skills by attending numerous glass workshops and seminars, and has also teaches fused glass techniques.

Fused Glass Pendant #2 by Lorraine Fexas
Fused Glass Pendant #2 by Lorraine Fexas

Fexas has also been commissioned for a variety of art installations for private collectors nationwide.  She designs fused glass plates, bowls, wall pieces, jewelry, and other decorative and functional items, and her work is exhibited widely throughout the region.

For the holiday season, Fexas has created a range of beautiful dichroic glass pieces that will make treasured, one-of-a-kind gifts.  New and gift-worthy additions to her collection include colorful glass jewelry, Menorahs, Christmas tree ornaments, and holiday coasters.  She will also have a variety of her functional and decorative everyday works on exhibit.

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.

Fused Glass Plate #2 by Lorraine Fexas
Fused Glass Plate #2 by Lorraine Fexas

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; Jodie Ball, oils; Harriet McInnis, oils; Terry Davis, wood carving; David Soto, recycled material sculptures; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes and painting; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Jim Peterson, photography; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Rachel Bulisky, mixed media on stone; Judith Victorson, ceramics; Clark Sheppard, paintings; and Lenore Hemingway, glass artist.

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 Features Judith J. Victorson

Ceramic Bowl Set by Judith J. Victorson
Ceramic Bowl Set by Judith J. Victorson

For many folks, November is the month when the holiday shopping season begins in earnest.  So it is apropos that ceramist Judith J. Victorson will be the featured artist at Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery.  Holiday shoppers will find plenty of fine gift items among her works – and they might just select some for their own collection as well.

The public is cordially invited to meet Victorson at the venue’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of November 4, 2016.  Many of the gallery’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans.

Tea Set by Judith J. Victorson
Tea Set by Judith J. Victorson

Ceramics has been the life-long passion of Victorson.  Her career in Healthcare Administration took her to many interesting places throughout the US and provided the opportunity to study with a variety of accomplished ceramic artists.

Beatrice Wood and Vivika and Otto Heino in Ojai, California were responsible for her early development.   Susan Peterson of Carefree AZ provided inspiration which was passed on to her daughter Jan Peterson, under whom Victorson studied.  She also spent many creative hours in the ceramics program under Dennis Ott at the Sedona Arts Center.

Most recently she studied with Paul Latos at the Lynn Studio in Wheeling, West Virginia, and had the honor of displaying her work at the Wheeling Oglebay Steifel Art Institute.

Ceramic Bowl Set by Judith J. Victorson
Ceramic Bowl Set by Judith J. Victorson

Her specialty is creating stylish and functional pottery in porcelain and stoneware for daily use and enjoyment.  “The colors I favor are bold, harmonious, 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 and jewelry; Sharon Hall, clay sculptures; Jodie Ball, oils; Patty Miller, multimedia, painting, and sculpture; Harriet McInnis, oils; 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; Judith Victorson, ceramics; Clark Sheppard, paintings; and Lenore Hemingway, glass artist.

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  .