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  .

Teree Settembrino Shows New Works at Movin’ On Gallery

Abstract #3 by Teree Settembrino (Detail)
Abstract #3 by Teree Settembrino (Detail)

Longtime Sedona resident Teree Settembrino has been incubating ideas for original art works for many years, and Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is pleased to be the venue where her latest creations will be unveiled.  Settembrino will exhibit a series of new paintings as the featured artist for October.

Wind Chimes by Teree Settembrino (Detail)
Wind Chimes by Teree Settembrino (Detail)

The public is cordially invited to meet Settembrino at Movin’ On’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of October 7, 2016.  Many of the venue’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans.

Teree Settembrino’s passion for art was kindled during her childhood in Boston.  Her mother was an artist, and Teree absorbed her mother’s love for art while watching her mother work.  At an early age, Teree took the initiative to begin painting and to study the works of established artists in galleries and museums.

Abstract #1 by Teree Settembrino
Abstract #1 by Teree Settembrino

After moving to Arizona, Settembrino studied under Teri Hood and Wendy Smith Byrd, and began making jewelry, wind chimes, paintings, mixed media pieces, and decorated boxes.  She sold her first piece in 2000, and has been exhibiting in local galleries since 2003.

“My works are full of life, spirit, and love,” she says.  “I practice or work on my art every day, and my works are like family to me.”

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.

Abstract #3 by Teree Settembrino
Abstract #3 by Teree Settembrino

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; Ernest Duran, acrylics; 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 Talbot and Shatreau-Janisky

The Salesmen by Julie Talbot
The Salesmen by Julie Talbot

Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is always on the lookout for noteworthy artists to showcase, and the venue is thus proud to be able to feature two award-winning local artists in September.  Julie Talbot, long known as one the area’s premier watercolorists, will be showing a collection of her recent works, and Susan Shatreau-Janisky will be exhibiting a variety of her elegant native art, including silver and wire-wrapped jewelry, beadwork, and leather pieces.

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

Fossilized Horn Coil Necklace by Susan Shatreau-Janisky
Fossilized Horn Coil Necklace by Susan Shatreau-Janisky

Susan Shatreau-Janisky was born in upstate New York of Algonquin, Mohawk & French Canadian ancestry.   She lived and worked in California for many years before moving to Northern Arizona.

She learned traditional native crafts from her family, and over the years has extended the classic designs she inherited by adding original elements of her own creation.  Her specialties include custom made medicine bags beaded on native tanned deer skin, beaded cuff bracelets, elk skin crossbody bags, and sterling silver or wire wrapped jewelry incorporating turquoise, bone, oyster shell, and other materials.

Beaded Crossbody Bag by Susan Shatreau-Janisky
Beaded Crossbody Bag by Susan Shatreau-Janisky

Shatreau-Janisky has participated in a wide range of native and regional arts events and organizations, including a stint as a Director and officer in the International Wire Jewelry Guild Artists organization.  She has shown her work in many galleries in California and Arizona.

Julie Talbot is renowned throughout Northern Arizona for the fine details and vibrant colors of her distinctive watercolor paintings.  Her favored subjects include flowers, animals, and rural scenes that often include antique vehicles.

Tropical Beauty by Julie Talbot
Tropical Beauty by Julie Talbot

“I work from a careful drawing because accuracy is important to me,” she notes.  “The fun comes in dropping color into a wet area such as a fender to make rust or a flower petal to create a luminous glow. I love to let the paint do the work on the paper rather than blending colors on the palette; it gives a fresher look.”

Talbot has received numerous awards for her work in exhibits of the Northern Arizona Watercolor Society, the Sedona Arts Center and the Sedona Visual Artists Coalition.  “I’m especially pleased by the number of People’s Choice awards I’ve received,” she says, “because those reflect the spontaneous reaction of my audience.”

The Salesmen by Julie Talbot
The Salesmen by Julie Talbot

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; 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; Ernest Duran, acrylics; 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  .

Wolter and Hudgens Featured at Movin’ On Gallery

Moran Point, Grand Canyon by Bruce Hudgens
Moran Point, Grand Canyon by Bruce Hudgens

Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is continuing its run of exciting guest artists by featuring local artists Joanie Wolter and Bruce Hudgens during.  Many of Wolter’s latest fiber clay sculptures and Hudgens’ paintings will be on exhibit throughout the month.

Mask 1 by Joanie Wolter
Mask 1 by Joanie Wolter

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

 

Prior to moving to Sedona, Joanie Wolter was a lifelong resident of Southern California, where she had a long and rewarding career teaching “at risk” students in alternative educational settings.  She got her start as an artist during her spare time while still teaching, but after she retired and moved to Sedona, her art became a full time passion.

Mask 3 by Joanie Wolter
Mask 3 by Joanie Wolter

She studied and worked in several mediums before discovering fiber clay sculpting, which she mastered quickly and enthusiastically.  “The whimsical pieces I create reflect who I am – a little goofy and fun loving,” she notes.  In the last seven years, her pieces have won several awards in local and regional shows.  She has also taught fiber clay sculpting to many students at her own studio and in numerous other places around Arizona and California.

In addition to the slightly quirky human and animal figures for which she has become known, Wolter has recently begun fashioning masks of stylized, bird-like characters in her unique style.  “I made my first mask in response to a customer request,” she says, “and soon fell in love with creating these oddball personas.  They’ve now taken on a life of their own!”

Wet Beaver Creek by Bruce Hudgens
Wet Beaver Creek by Bruce Hudgens

Bruce Hudgens grew up in Elgin, Illinois, but he moved to Colorado for his education and has lived in the West ever since.  With degrees in Anthropology and Archaeology, he worked as a cultural resource manager and community college teacher before moving into arts management as an Art Director and gallery owner.  This, in turn, led him to start creating his own art works, relatively late in life.

His career as an artist took off quickly, with his first solo show coming during his second year at the Coconino Center for The Arts.  That was soon followed by exhibits in a number of other venues throughout Northern Arizona, plus representation in many galleries.  He has also been instrumental in helping to organize and conduct a variety of civic arts programs, and has published a series of articles on Native American Arts and Crafts.

Moran Point, Grand Canyon by Bruce Hudgens
Moran Point, Grand Canyon by Bruce Hudgens

His early paintings were in the tradition of Abstract Expressionism, but he soon moved to landscapes, influenced by the beauty of his surroundings in Flagstaff and Sedona.  Many of his recent landscapes will be on display at Movin’ On during the month.

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  .

 

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Movin’ On Gallery Features Rima Thundercloud and Jim Peterson

Turkey Feather Mask by Rima Thundercloud
Turkey Feather Mask by Rima Thundercloud

With summer in full swing, the coolest local destination on First Friday in July will be Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery, where guest artist Rima Thundercloud and featured artist Jim Peterson will be on hand to showcase some of their latest creations.

The public is invited to enjoy a cordial gathering and meet these artists at Movin’ On’s First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of July 1, 2016.  Many of the venue’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans.

Rima Thundercloud is an artist whose deeply personal works always embody the spiritual and cultural heritage of her early days.  She fondly recalls her Iroquois and Ojibway upbringing in Minnesota and Michigan, where at a very young age she began making creations with rocks, shells, feathers, and “anything natural that I could transform into a new beauty.”

Blue Ceremonial Mask by Rima Thundercloud
Blue Ceremonial Mask by Rima Thundercloud

Building on the traditions of her family and elders, she began supporting herself and her three children by selling intricate feathered adornment masks, shields, and other ceremonial pieces throughout the country.  She also taught at the Duluth Art Institute and won many awards from the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Denver Southwest Native American Art Show, and various other organizations and shows.

“My life is a spiritual journey and my art forms represent what I live, breathe, walk, and talk,” she says.  “I feel that Nature is my palette and that transformation through ceremonial adornment is my endeavor.  My art is the poetry of my being.”

Ice Sold Here: Elfrida, Arizona (Infrared) by Jim Peterson
Ice Sold Here: Elfrida, Arizona (Infrared) by Jim Peterson

Photographer Jim Peterson is another artist whose work has been profoundly shaped by his early experience.  As a kid growing up in northwestern New Mexico, he acquired an undying affinity for the deserts and mountains of the Southwest, developed during his own wanderings plus frequent family trips throughout the region.

Peterson’s subjects thus range from small, intimate portraits of wild beings to majestic, room-sized landscapes and panoramas, plus occasional abstract or experimental compositions.  His works have appeared in numerous shows and galleries in the area and have been acquired by collectors worldwide, and one of his images recently won the “First Place – Outstanding Achievement” award in an international competition.

Bell Rock, South Face (Infrared) by Jim Peterson
Bell Rock, South Face (Infrared) by Jim Peterson

Peterson has expanded his creative range in the last couple of years by taking up infrared photography, which has given him new and expressive ways of interpreting the world around us.  His exhibit at Movin’ On Gallery includes several examples of his infrared images, as well as some of his newest color landscapes from recent travels.

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  .

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  .

Two Distinctive Artists Featured at Movin’ On Gallery

The_Present_by_Florence_Johns
The Present by Florence Johns

Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery has always been noted for introducing unusual and original forms of art to the Verde Valley, and the two artists featured during April are an excellent case in point.

Guest artist Florence Johns creates exquisite, convoluted, and delicately colored fabric sculptures, mounted on a canvas base, unlike anything previously seen in the area.

The public is cordially invited to meet both artists and see their latest creations at Movin’ On’s First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening April 1, 2016.  Many of the venue’s other resident artists will be on hand to host the evening and greet their fans and visitors.

The_Primary_Color_Is_Love_by_Florence_Johns
The Primary Color Is Love by Florence Johns

Florence Johns is originally from Miami, but has lived in the Sedona area for over 25 years.  She finds this to be the ideal place in which to work.  The creative energy that she channels into her fabric sculptures has its source, she feels, in The Divine.

“I believe that when I purposefully settle in with the Creator in a framework of space and time, I receive an inspiration for the spirit of a new work to be designed,” she observes.  Thus begins the process that leads to an addition to her remarkable collection of stately, graceful pieces.

Her unique sculptures float the delicate curves and textures of fine fabrics above a background of canvas, ribbon, and colored fragments.  “Each sculpture allows for freedom of interpretation, with layering, folds, and forms to ponder and wander through,” she says.

 

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; and Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass.

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 Two Local Artists

Racing The Storm by Amy Gordon
Racing The Storm by Amy Gordon

To accompany the arrival of springtime, it’s natural for folks to expect something new during March.  Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is more than happy to oblige by featuring two artists whose work is relatively new to the venue.

Painter Any Gordon, the guest artist for the month, will be showing a variety of her expressive works, and featured artist Terry Davis, an accomplished wood turner, will be exhibiting a stately collection of his recently completed pieces.

Both artists will be on hand at Movin’ On’s First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening March 4, 2016.  The public is cordially invited to stop by and meet the artists in person, see their recent creations, and learn the stories behind their latest works.  Many of the venue’s 16 other artists will also be on hand to host the evening and greet the public.

Wooden Top Vessel by Terry Davis
Wooden Top Vessel by Terry Davis

The son of a naval officer, Terry Davis was born in San Diego and during his teens developed into an avid surfer and rock musician.  When he eventually discovered that he could not make a living at either, he attended the Brooks Institute of Fine Arts in Santa Barbara, where his artistic skills were first honed.

Davis subsequently tried a number of jobs before settling in the Verde Valley and launching a long public service career as a Paramedic and Fire Captain.  After many productive years, he unfortunately suffered a career-ending injury while fighting a house fire.  While deciding what to do next, he observed wood turners at work and was inspired by their craftsmanship and the beauty of their works.

Tall Wooden Vessel by Terry Davis
Tall Wooden Vessel by Terry Davis

His wood shop then quickly displaced the cars in his garage, and a new career took flight.  His intricate pieces are now seen and collected throughout Northern Arizona, and their charm is undeniable.  “I seek out exotic woods from Asia, Africa, South America, and Mexico,” he notes, “and I think that commingling them in my creations adds a unique personality to each piece.”

Amy Gordon, originally from Massachusetts and Maine, began her artistic endeavors by painting figurines of horses and Beatrix Potter storybook characters on tiles, dinnerware, and other ceramic pieces.  After moving to Sedona many years ago, she expanded into mural work and commissioned ceramic designs for commercial clients.  She also began painting with oils on canvas.

Mystic Mountain by Amy Gordon
Mystic Mountain by Amy Gordon

For over nine years, she has also served as a visiting artist in local schools, helping students from elementary through high school grades with a variety of ceramic tile and tile mural projects, many of which are presently installed in the schools.

In recent years, Gordon’s paintings have been influenced by the serenity of Japanese art and the principle of “less is more”.  She loves to depict the grace and power of horses running free in wild settings and the ethereal mysticism of mountainous landscapes draped in clouds.

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; and Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass.

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  .