Turquoise Tortoise Art Gallery in Sedona Arizona - One of the finest Sedona Art Galleries featuring contemporary Native American and Southwestern art

 

TURQUOISE TORTOISE GALLERY CELEBRATES 45 YEARS

GALA CELEBRATION
featuring The Mummy's Bundle Jewelry and Redwing Nez

October 6, 2017   Gala and Artists' Reception, 5-8 PM   

"Navajo Apache Corn Song", by Redwing Nez, 54"h x 32"w, oil/acrylic on canvas. Available at Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona, AZ.

In Sedona, Arizona Turquoise Tortoise Gallery kicks off the 2017 Autumn Season with a grand Gala Celebration to officially introduce the gallery’s exciting new owners, Thomas and Jennifer Bryant Nagel. Live music, refreshments, visiting artists and a Trunk Show add to the excitement of the evening as the gallery welcomes Navajo artist Redwing Nez and presents a jewelry Trunk Show by The Mummy’s Bundle.

The Mummy’s Bundle is the distinctive collection of wearable art jewelry inspired by archaeological, historical and cultural elements of ancient Native American cultures in the Southwest. Doug Hancock (1941-2017), an archeologist who founded Mummy’s Bundle with his wife Mary, had noted that, “The canyon walls and caves of the Southwest are filled with the substance and spirit we try to convey in much of our work.” Mary Hancock is the gifted designer whose imagination was sparked by Doug’s background and she continues to create the exceptional necklaces, collars, bracelets and earrings collectors of The Mummy’s Bundle count on.

An extensive collection of The Mummy’s Bundle wearable art jewelry will be available during this 1st Friday exhibition opening.

Native American artist Redwing Nez will also be in attendance at Turquoise Tortoise Gallery to meet visitors and talk about his dynamic contemporary paintings that reflect his Diné (Navajo) heritage. His imagery includes symbols such as birds and corn stalks, symbols of the four seasons, rainbows and lightening. In his visually striking canvases cornstalks frequently play a central role. “We worship white corn,” Redwing Nez explains, “morning corn, the corn of life. It’s a prayer, a chant.” Trained as a traditional sand painter, Nez has also become known for his murals and illustrations. For the 2012 State of Arizona Centennial, Redwing Nez was commissioned to paint the 60-foot long mural that now graces the wall along Centennial Walkway facing Flagstaff’s historic train station, below Route 66, where the Flagstaff Visitor Center is located.

An assortment of necklaces from Mummy's Bundle Jewelry. At Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona, AZ.

More than half a dozen new paintings by Redwing Nez will be unveiled at the Gala.

Mark your calendars and stop by Turquoise Tortoise Gallery on 1st Friday evening, October 6th, to be part of this exciting Gala Celebration, and meet Redwing Nez and the talent behind The Mummy’s Bundle. Exhibition through October 15.

For additional images from Redwing Nez contact the gallery.
View additional works by The Mummy’s Bundle here.

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"Turquoise Boy Sings", by Redwing Nez, 28"h x 24"w, oil/acrylic on canvas. At Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona, AZ. Red bead necklace with sterling silver conchos and feathers from Mummy's Bundle Jewelry. At Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona, AZ. "Seven Prayers of Serape Corn", by Redwing Nez, 48"h x 60"w, acrylic on canvas. At Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona, AZ.



On the first Friday of each month, from 5 - 8 p.m., members of the Sedona Gallery Association offer a unique monthly showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits, and art events.

These special art receptions give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning their weekends with an exploration of Sedona's exciting art scene.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery is proud to present "GALA CELEBRATION featuring The Mummy's Bundle Jewelry and Redwing Nez" as its featured artist for SGA First Friday in the Galleries event on October 6, 2017    with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. You are invited!

 

 
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