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1st Friday Gallery Tour: "Peterson Yazzie: Beauty and Balance"

September 1, 2017   Artist Reception, 5-8 PM,  Artist Talk 6PM    

"The Blessing", by Peterson Yazzie, 32" x 60", mixed media on canvas. Available at Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona, AZ.

In Sedona, Arizona Turquoise Tortoise Gallery welcomes Peterson Yazzie whose mixed media paintings and carved wood wall sculptures bring contemporary interpretations to the creation mythology, ceremonies and day-to-day life of his Navajo people.

Peterson Yazzie was the first in his immediate clan to be a painter and to earn a Master’s Degree. His strong education in fine arts and his commitment to represent all aspects of his people has led to honors, awards and repeated acclaim. Peterson Yazzie embraces the Navajo idea that life is based on beauty and balance. Certain motifs appear and reappear on his canvasses: Hummingbirds, symbols of the four directions, the moon, stars and images of the two adjoining buttes that tower over his ancestral homeland are often featured. Painting with acrylic, Peterson Yazzie literally starts each painting with a splash of paint sparked by an idea; the rest is completed with his intuition and experimentation.

For the “Yei wall sculptures” that Peterson Yazzie creates he uses found cottonwood, carving them, painting them with acrylic and adorning them with natural exotic feathers.

Stop by Turquoise Tortoise Gallery on 1st Friday evening to enjoy light refreshments, an informative Artist Talk and explore all that “Peterson Yazzie: Beauty and Balance” has to offer. Exhibition through September 10.


"Sacred Rhythms", by Peterson Yazzie, 48" x 20", acrylic on canvas. At Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona, AZ.

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"Season's Gift", by Peterson Yazzie, 24" x 23" x 6", cottonwood/acrylic/feathers. 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 "Peterson Yazzie: Beauty and Balance" as its featured artist for SGA First Friday in the Galleries event on September 1, 2017    with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. You are invited!


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