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 featuring

Lydia Ann Piper & Mariann Leahy;
From the Kiln

June 1, 2018, 5-8 PM; Artists' Interview Presentation, 6:30 pm

 

"Neon Spring" by Lydia Ann Piper, fused glass, 10" x 10" x 3". At Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery.

Mark your calendars and stop by Turquoise Tortoise on 1st Friday evening, June 1st, to meet two exceptional and unique women artists. While their chosen mediums may be quite different, it is their expertise with the kiln that unites artists Lydia Ann Piper and Mariann Leahy.

“When I create my glass art, I start out with disorder.” This is what one needs to appreciate about the fused glass work of Lydia Ann Piper: She loves to create order, to wrangle out patterns from where none seem apparent. Piper’s techniques are exacting and time-consuming involving the intricate arrangement of her colors and two firings before each is “cold-worked,” which includes creating the hallmark matte finish she gives to each piece. With Southwest colorations as well as particular palettes, such as her heart-felt series in yellow and black that honors the vastly important role our diminishing population of bees plays in our environment, Lydia Ann Piper conveys both beauty and meaning.

"Clay, coming from the earth, provides for me a natural tactile connection with our fragile world," artist Mariann Leahy has written. After teaching art for over fifteen years in the multicultural Chicago area, Mariann Leahy returned to the Art Institute of Chicago with a scholarship for graduate work to study ceramics. By combining her love of painting with her skills with clay, Leahy developed a style distinctly her own. Ancient myths and symbols serve as inspiration with stories feeding into every piece she creates. In her wide variety of ceramic artworks Mariann Leahy gives a contemporary look to works that echo ancient motifs.

"Save the Bees" by Lydia Ann Piper, fused glass, 20" x 20" x 4".
At Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery.

Come meet both Southwest artists, women artists who have created their own unique artistic visions. A special joint Artists’ Interview presentation will be held with gallery co-owner, Dr. Jennifer Bryant Nagel at 6:30 during the opening artists’ reception.

In Sedona, Arizona, “Lydia Ann Piper & Mariann Leahy: From the Kiln” runs through June 10th.

Visit www.Facebook.com/TurquoiseTortoiseGallerySedona; or follow Instagram.com/TurquoiseTortoiseGallery. Turquoise Tortoise Gallery, 928/282-2262, www.TurquoiseTortoiseGallery.com, located at Hozho, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, AZ.
Open Daily: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

"Corn Maiden" by Lydia Ann Piper, fused glass, 12" x 12" x 3".
At Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery.
"Summer Breeze" by Lydia Ann Piper, fused glass, 16" x 16" x 5". At Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery.
"Many Hands" by Mariann Leahy, ceramic, 13" x 17".
At Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery.
"Woven Space" by Mariann Leahy, ceramic, 12" x 12" x 5". At Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery.
"Raven Court" by Mariann Leahy, ceramic, 11" x 14".
At Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery.
"Iron Horse" (bowl) by Mariann Leahy, ceramic, 12" x 12" x 5". At Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery.



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 "Lydia Ann Piper & Mariann Leahy: From the Kiln" as its featured artist for SGA First Friday in the Galleries event on June 1, 2018    with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. You are invited!

 

 
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