TURQUOISE TORTOISE GALLERY CELEBRATES
1st Friday Gallery Tour
Holiday Gift Show: Featuring Randall Chitto
December 6, 2013, Opening Reception Friday, 5-8 pm.
"Turtle Koshare Storyteller with Blue Corn"
by Randall Chitto, 11"h x 6"w x 6"d, Ceramic
The chili ristras are strung with care as December arrives and our gallery prepares for the holidays with gift options for everyone. This exhibition designed as a reprieve to holiday shoppers who prefer the personal touch, and who appreciate the uniqueness of Southwest and Native American artwork and jewelry.
This year’s Holiday Gift Show features Randall Chitto, Mississippi Choctaw, whose ceramic “koshare” figures make truly one-of-a-kind gifts. To the Puebloan cultures of the Southwest, where Chitto and his family live, “koshares” (sacred clowns) are held in high esteem. Chitto represents these black and white striped figures as the turtle his own people honor as the keeper of stories and history. Chitto’s work is represented in numerous museums.
Our 42-year-old gallery is a rich environment for holiday shoppers of every budget. Stocking stuffing is more of an adventure when authentic Zuni fetishes are tucked inside; or just the right piece of exquisite jewelry – the gallery has one of the most impressive collections in the area.
Beyond the jewelry counters lay stone and bronze sculptures, small to large; original paintings from emerging and renowned artists; basketry; pottery; Zapotec rugs; and more!
Stop by, enjoy the holiday atmosphere, take advantage of the knowledgeable staff and cross off some of that “to do” list in style.
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"Courageous & Strong" Native American war shirt
by Kenny Agnew. 49"h x 66"w, Traditional materials
"Naja Necklace" (20" length) & "Drop Earrings" (1.5" length)
by Dee Nez, both of spiny oyster shell & sterling silver
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.
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.
Tortoise Gallery is proud to present "Holiday Gift Show: Featuring Randall Chitto" as
its featured artist for SGA First Friday in the
Galleries event on December 6, 2013 with
a reception from 5
to 8 p.m. You are invited!