TURQUOISE TORTOISE GALLERY CELEBRATES
1st Friday Gallery Tour
"SEDONA IN SUMMER"
August 7, 2015
Opening Reception, 5-8 PM
|“Butterflies & Hummingbirds Mask”
by Gregory Lomayesva, 20”h x 31”w x 9”d, hand-carved wood, acrylic, feathers.
In Sedona, Arizona Turquoise Tortoise Gallery offers a new mid-summer exhibition that celebrates summer and the artwork that embodies its warmth and spirit.
In other parts of the country Black-eyed Susans or sandy beaches may be the epitome of summertime but in Arizona it’s the blooming cacti and the wearing of cool turquoise stones that characterize the season. Visitors to Turquoise Tortoise Gallery are treated to summer-hued cactus compositions by artist Sharon Weiser whose popular, award-winning oil paintings bring together agave and beavertail, barrel and fishhook, with blooms or not, in hues that push forward every shade the eye doesn’t even know that it sees.
For sheer color the wood-carved figures and masks of Gregory Lomayesva rival the cacti. With the forms of kachinas and mudheads as his starting point this acclaimed Hispanic/Hopi artist interprets his subjects in Pop Art hues and design. Hummingbirds, butterflies, eagle and oxen all make appearances. His tall totem is a masterwork of stacked eagle dancers.
The gallery’s extensive jewelry collection offers ropes of Carico Lake turquoise beads and orange spiny oyster shell beads. Sterling silver and a variety of colorful stones define the collection that offers a varied price range for all collectors. Included are works by artists such as Vernon Begaye, Danny Romero, Ric Charlie, Herman Smith and David and Alice Lister.
Plan to stop by Turquoise Tortoise Gallery, in the heart of the Gallery District, on 1st Friday evening for the opening of “Sedona in Summer” that runs through August 16.
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|Navajo made ten-strand 21" necklace, med/large cuff and 2.25" long earrings in Sleeping Beauty turquoise with sterling silver.
||“Desert Garden #18”
by Sharon Weiser, 36”h x 48”w, oil on canvas.