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

1st Friday Gallery Tour: "Summertime Art"

August 5, 2016   Opening Reception, 5-8 PM

"Red Wagon" by Baje Whitethorne Sr., 11"h x 7"w (matted frame to 21" x 18"; watercolor.

In Sedona, Arizona Turquoise Tortoise Gallery offers a new exhibition that puts a spotlight on “Summertime Art,” works that capture all the disparate elements of heat and relaxation, nature and play.

In its 45 year history the gallery has weathered its share of Arizona summers and has learned to celebrate the elements of the season. In addition to artwork, the gallery is known for its extensive collection of top quality Native American jewelry and for this exhibition that collection spotlights uniquely summertime pieces. One is a wide sterling silver Navajo cuff with sterling silver ants walking upon it, climbing into their ant hole. This captivating cuff, that embodies ants’ industrious and cooperative spirit, can be worn by a man or a woman.

Butterflies take their place in this summer exhibition as well with unique designs from Davida Lister, of the highly regarded Lister family led by David and Alice Lister whose work is always prominently featured at Turquoise Tortoise Gallery. A spectacular butterfly necklace of New Kingman turquoise and spiny oyster shell on sterling silver is the centerpiece of a collection that includes earrings, a pendant, ring and cuff. Summertime is always the right time to wear turquoise and the gallery has a tremendous variety of pieces.

Artist Sharon Weiser perfectly captures the joys of Arizona summers in her oil on canvas paintings of cactus compositions. In each painting cacti become joyfully colorful with every shade the artist’s eyes see augmented to enrich her engaging palette.

"Desert Blooms #64"
by Sharon Weiser,
12"h x 12"w, oil on canvas.
At Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona, AZ.

Artist Manny Valenzuela captures elongated imagery of iconic western figures in both his acrylic paintings and his steel sculptures. Wide brimmed western hats top contemporary forms as Valenzuela creates visual metaphors that hold both personal and global meaning. The fiery heat of his welded steel creates a cool-to-the-touch metal form that embodies all the contradictions and power of western icons.

The richness and joy, plain living and spirit that is life on Navajo land is conveyed in the oil paintings and watercolors of Baje Whitethorne, Sr. One can nearly feel the heat of the red canyons and the pulsing life within his structures as smokestacks poke through, tables and chairs are set outside and a little red wagon is abandoned at precisely the spot where its owner’s attention ran elsewhere.

And summertime in Arizona holds so much more. Stop by Turquoise Tortoise Gallery to enjoy “Summertime Art.” The exhibition runs through August 14.

"Ant Cuff" by Larry Chavez with SIT,
2.25" wide, med/lg size, sterling silver.

 

 

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"Butterfly Necklace and Earrings" by Davida Lister,
18" and 2.75" long, respectively. New Kingman turquoise and spiny oyster shell. Butterfly ring and cuff also available.
"Tres Amigos III" by Manny Valenzuela,
20"h x 10"w x 4"d, steel.
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 "Summertime Art" as its featured artist for SGA First Friday in the Galleries event on August 5, 2016    with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. You are invited!

 

 
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