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Sedona ARTSource - Volume Five

Sedona ARTSource Volume Five spotlights the art of Jill Amundsen, Kim Kori, Ken Rowe, Joshua Tobey, and Lynn Alison Trombetta; plus furniture artists Doug Adams, Gerald Dumont, Eric Freyer, Ernst Gruler, Jose Jaramillo, David Keeber, Tesa Michaels, Richard Pankratz, and Nino Santini. Art historian and artist Mark Rownd explores a surrealist collage and honey-based business owner Ted Denard shares his story of Savannah Bee Company and the buzz surrounding honey culture. Read about the Sedona International Film Festival's 26th year, the Ratliff Legacy at James Ratliff Gallery, and how Rowe Fine Art Gallery abounds with impressions from nature.

Sedona ARTSource Volume Five spotlights the art of Jill Amundsen, Kim Kori, Ken Rowe, Joshua Tobey, and Lynn Alison Trombetta; plus furniture artists Doug Adams, Gerald Dumont, Eric Freyer, Ernst Gruler, Jose Jaramillo, David Keeber, Tesa Michaels, Richard Pankratz, and Nino Santini. Art historian and artist Mark Rownd explores a surrealist collage and honey-based business owner Ted Denard shares his story of Savannah Bee Company and the buzz surrounding honey culture. Read about the Sedona International Film Festival's 26th year, the Ratliff Legacy at James Ratliff Gallery, and how Rowe Fine Art Gallery abounds with impressions from nature.

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VOLUME FIVE


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FROM THE PUBLISHER

A highlight for Sedona ARTSource magazine since the last I wrote

is that the magazine was honored last fall at the Folio Awards,

an annual event in New York City that bestows recognition

on American magazines in a variety of categories. ArtSource

Publications was one of five publishing companies honored for

design amongst city and regional magazines from across America

during the event, which we were very pleased to attend.

Losing loved ones is always sad and the Sedona arts community lost

several members due to passing over the last year. All at ARTSource

want to join with family and friends to acknowledge them, including:

Adele Herter Seronde, 93, was born in 1925. She passed peacefully

at home in Sedona on April 16, 2019. Adele was a painter, a poet

and an author of books. A mentor to both artists and poets Adele

once said, "I believe that art has the miraculous power of beauty

which inundates and transforms both the creator and the world."

Regarding her own work Adele explained, "As a painter, shapes,

lines and color are my language, weaving together a tapestry of

living greens, flames, sapphires and prisms."

Patricia Ratliff, 80, was born on June 8, 1939 and passed October 16,

2019. Pat, as she was known, was in and around the arts all of her

life, in addition she was owner of a restaurant in Sedona for several

years. She and her husband James owned and operated the existing

James Ratliff Gallery of Sedona for thirty years where she served

as Gallery Director. Pat was also was a painterly artist and an

accomplished pianist, both in performance and as a professional

instructor. See the article titled The Ratliff Legacy on page 58 of this

issue of Sedona ARTSource.

John Henry Waddell, 98, was born February 14, 1921 and passed

November 27, 2019. John was raised in the Midwest and studied

at the Art Institute of Chicago. He moved to Arizona in 1957

where he headed the art education department at Arizona State

University. During this time Waddell made sculpture his primary

art form. A prolific artist, at age 43 he resigned from teaching to

become a full-time sculptor. John lived with his wife, Ruth near

Sedona. In an interview with ARTSource John once said, "My parents

started me in art classes when I was seven years old . . . that’s what

I’ve been preoccupied with ever since."

Respectfully,

Greg Lawson

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CONTENTS

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6 The Intrinsic Nature of the Amateur

10 Know This

11 City of Sedona — State of the Arts

14 The Butterfly in Native American Culture

16 Toast of the Town — Wendy Lippman

20 Max Quest — Exploring a Surrealist Collage

25 Genre — A Deep-Seated Love for Furniture

38 Sedona International Film Festival

A Total Experience

43 Mother Nature’s Art

44 Honey Culture Creates Good Buzz

50 Pastiche

“An appreciation for and

preservation of creativity

is one constant thread

weaving its way through

all human history and

civilizations.”

— Coddington

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52 Lynn Alison Trombetta — On Creativity

58 The Ratliff Legacy

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60 The Art of Jill Amundsen

66 Rowe Fine Art Gallery Abounds with

Impressions from Nature

76 Culinary Palette

78 Sedona Live Entertainment Venues

80 Sedona Gallery Map

82 Sedona Gallery Index

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Celebrating 26 Years!

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The BEST independent films from around the world!

February 22 - March 1, 2020

www.SedonaFilmFestival.org 928.282.1177

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The Intrinsic Nature

of the Amateur

By Greg Lawson

An idea born in the mind must be nourished in the heart. This is true for the arts

more than many endeavors. We hear of amateurs and of professionals and we might

readily consider that the practical distinction between the two is that while one is on a

career path, the other is practicing similarly as a hobbyist.

This difference came to mind one spring night when my daughter and I pulled in to an

Irish village and took note of a sign on a blackboard at the edge of town announcing an

"amateur talent event" that was to be held that very evening in a local barn. Of course

we chose to buy tickets and soon found ourselves tucked into a nook high above the

makeshift stage on the bleacher-style benches that lined the inside walls.

After a couple of false starts, the show moved quickly into high gear and we were

simply blown away. Incredible talent kept washing onto the stage like the ocean waves

that consistently splashed against the nearby Cliffs of Moher right there in County

Clare. One act folded into another, and then another and another. Each person,

every duo, trio, and group exploded into performance with an exciting power unique

to themselves. The energy released — and the energy absorbed by the occupants of

that timeworn sciobol, had the capacity to energize every man, woman and child to

the core of their being. It would send most of us out into the night with an unrivaled

natural high.

But these performers were amateurs, not professionals. How could amateurs have

such a profound effect? In answer I’d like to submit another layer of difference between

the professional and the amateur.

Though it might be stated that the professional is doing what they do as a career or as

a job choice, the amateur is often following a similar practice purely for the love of it.

And simply put, love is the superior energy.

So, as the word 'professional' can be used to mean the practice of a particular

occupation for the purpose of gain or sustenance, 'amateur' arrives from Latin and

French traces that are more at suggesting the love or passion a person may have for

the pursuit — think of the related word, amour.

We’ve noticed it, haven’t we? An amateur often has a notable enthusiasm within, and

their favored occupational pursuits will demonstrate that passion even if and even

when the exercise has not yet been refined. That highly magnetic vitality, love, can also

be found behind the polish of the most capacitated professional.

Over time a professional might find the spark weakening inside due to what might

become mundane repetition or even the failure to achieve a professional goal. But for

the amateur, if you are impelled to climb the Himalayas once might be enough, but

while you’re on that initial climb, the exhilaration supplied by every step can be applied

as fuel to propel you even further.

For me, even though I have pursued the same course for decade after decade, I never

want to lose connection to the intrinsic nature of the amateur, the nature that informs

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KNOW this

Folio Awards - NewYork City

ARTSource Publications was recently honored

by Folio Awards in New York for producing

Sedona ARTSource magazine. Sedona’s own semiannual

arts publication was identified as a finalist

in art direction and design for city and regional

magazines in the USA. Thank you Folio Awards!

ARTSource Publications is pleased to announce a

new Arizona statewide publication. Arizona Accent

magazine is weeks away from release and features

articles and information about people and their

enterprises making a regional, national or global

impact from their Arizona base. 4

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Photo: Rick Dembow

STATE

Arts

OF THE

NANCY LATTANZI

Arts & Culture Coordinator

City of Sedona

Sedona, whose landscape is a work of art, has long been a locale that attracts a wide

range of artists coming here for pure inspiration. Monumental red rock formations

accented with pinon pine bathe in an incredible ever changing light. The scenic vistas,

open fields of colorful wildflowers and the flowing waters of Oak Creek all awaken the

creative muse. As a natural arts and cultural destination, many local galleries and shops

exhibit a range of art from Native American to modern, including: fine art paintings,

weavings, ceramics, woodcarvings and sculptures. The Sedona Chamber of Commerce

& Tourism Bureau’s Visitor Center in Uptown offers a free fold out map for art lovers

to follow a sculpture walk throughout the community.

Public Art has been an integral part of Sedona over the years historically and

continues to grow going forward. Outdoor sculpture adds visual dimension to

outdoor spaces, which not only plays an essential role in bringing community

together, but adds economic value. The City of Sedona prides itself on

supporting the arts. It is noteworthy that a Public Art Ordinance in 1992

was adopted, with the sole purpose of promoting outdoor art for locals and

visitors to enjoy. An owner of any new or expanding commercial building is

required to invest a percentage of money based on the current CPI, which

goes into the Art in Public Places fund. When enough money accrues, a

request for proposal is issued and the process for choosing public art begins.

Over the years, the City has commissioned and purchased over seventyfive

works of art displayed around the City campus and throughout the

community on City property. There are paintings, photographs, stained glass

and pewter medallions on display in City buildings. As you enter Sedona

from three different directions, there are welcome signs, which are part

of our art collection and currently being redesigned to become more

current. There are fifteen mosaic Kindness Benches, sidewalk art and

twenty-two sculptures, with six featured in this article.

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1. Sedona Schnebly was the City's first

bronze sculpture. It was created in 1994

by renowned sculptor, Susan Kliewer and

donated to the City by the Red Rock

Arts Council. The monument is a one

and one half life-sized bronze figurative

representation honoring the memory of

the pioneer woman Sedona was named

after. She moved to the area with her

husband, TC in 1901 and together they

established a family farm, a general store

and had the Wayside Chapel built. The

sculpture stands carrying a basket of

apples in one hand and offering an apple

in the other. Her hair is pulled back

and she is dressed in a shirtwaist with

ruffle at the neck, a fitted, long-sleeved

jacket with mutton-chop sleeves, an

ankle-length skirt and lace up boots.

Location: Sedona Library

2. How Do You Like Them Apples

and King of Swing was commissioned

by the City to Fuller Barnes in 1998

to be placed at Jordan Historical Park,

which now houses the Sedona Heritage

Museum. The property was once a

homestead for the Jordan Family, who

had apple and peach orchards, as well

as a packing shed. The tree trunk was

created from scrap metal, rebar, rod,

round stock and flat stock melted

welded together for a natural effect.

The canopy was made from layers

of plate steel, with cut in leaf designs

added for dimension. The apples were

made from clinkers and metal dyes

were added for patina, color and sheen.

Location: Sedona Heritage Museum

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3. Anasazi Fountain was commissioned

by the City to John Soderberg in 1999,

which sits in the City Hall Courtyard.

Soderberg was inspired by his visits to

the ancient Anasazi ruins. He recreated

the spirit of this ancient civilization, which

first settled in the Four Corners and

eventually migrated to the Verde Valley.

The Anasazi created incredibly elaborate

cliff dwellings, which were mysteriously

abandoned, while leaving behind their

possessions. Within the rocks are

many sculpted faces. At the base is an

abandoned cliff dwelling, as well as a

flowing waterfall, which symbolizes life.

The eagle soars over their memory,

as he watched over their daily lives.

Location: City Hall Courtyard

4. Red Rocks and the Cowboy Artist

created by Clyde “Ross” Morgan in

2002, was also commissioned by the

City. This bronze statue is a tribute to

Sedona’s southwestern culture. This life

size bronze represents artist Joe Beeler,

as he paints Snoopy Rock with a young

girl about to take his picture. The girl

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is in full color from modern times. The

material is metal with paint on it to give the work a realistic feel. Joe Beeler was a

painter and sculptor of Western art, who lived in Sedona from 1962 to 2006. He

started the Cowboy Artists of America, whose motto is “preserving and perpetuating

the culture of Western life in fine art.” Location: Uptown Plaza

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5. / 6. Above & Beyond bronze sculptures were created by Ken Rowe and Kim

Kori in 2010. Above depicts two ravens as they are often seen playfully flying over

Sedona with one perched. Beyond has our national symbol, a life-sized soaring

bald eagle, which represents freedom. A broken wagon wheel at the base of the

structure represents the early pioneers. The “rock” structures are constructed of

sheet steel with a rich rust patina. As the sun rises and sets, the sculptures will

change in color and shadows. The petroglyph designs are native to the Sedona area.

Location: The Y Roundabouts at Route 179 & Route 89A, as well as intersecting

Route 89A & Brewer Road

7. The Open Gate awarded to Reagan

Word by the City, was the most

recent commission. Each element

has a symbolic meaning indigenous

to Sedona. This bronze sculpture is

placed near the Tlaquepaque bridge,

which has long been a gateway to

Sedona. The gate motif is a symbol

welcoming all to Sedona. The Great

Blue Heron is common near Oak

Creek and represents our quest for

unique purpose in life. The apple tree 7.

is a symbol of antiquity, as historically

Sedona is known for its apple orchards. The red rocks symbolize the natural

beauty here. The bear in the negative space represents the heartline of Sedona.

Location: Schnebly Hill Roundabout

At the time of writing this article,

as part of the Sedona in Motion

(SIM) program, the City of Sedona

has contracted Eagle Mountain

Construction to begin roadway

improvements in Uptown, which

includes adding two roundabouts.

Working with Planning and Design

Engineering Consultants, Kimley-

Horn, a Request for Proposal

for existing artwork, or artwork

that can be created in the time

frame which coincides with the

completion of construction, is

underway. The plan is to complete

this process by February 2020, the

time of this publication.

Typically we commission art for

one roundabout at a time. Since

there is enough money accrued,

I am excited to announce for

the first time I will be sending

out an RFP seeking art for four

roundabouts along State Route

179. These include: Canyon Drive,

Morgan Road, Chapel Road and

Back O’ Beyond Road. Once the

submissions are received a work

group is formed to review and rate

each piece according to specific

criteria. When each roundabout

is narrowed down to the top

three artists, the public will have

a chance to vote as well, before

determining which four artists will

be awarded a contract.

For those interested in learning

more about our Art in Public

Places program, or interested in

submitting designs for sculptures

to be placed in our roundabouts,

please contact Arts & Culture

Coordinator, Nancy Lattanzi at

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1. Rose Pacheco - Santo Domingo

2. Guadalupe Melendez - Mata Ortiz

3. Mary Louise E Teeyan - Jemez

4. Arlene Bennett - Navajo

5. Hilda Whitegoat - Navajo

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THE BUTTERFLY

in Native American Culture

By Lynn Alison Trombetta

Native Americans

often depict the

butterfly in their art

to represent their strong

spiritual connection to

nature. They also decorate

their clothing and possessions with

the joyful butterfly motif.

Virgil Long

Randolph David

Bryson Huma

The butterfly has various meanings to different tribes.

They may interpret it as a symbol of joy, or as a message

from a dream or communication from a lost loved one.

Even the color of the butterfly can be significant: Some

tribes believe white is a sign of good luck, yellow signifies

hope, and black forewarns of illness. Overall, they consider

butterflies to be a positive symbol that brings comfort to

the observer.

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Butterfly stories are common among

Native Americans. Pueblo tribes tell

the charming story that the Creator

put all the world’s most beautiful

colors into a magic bag. The children

watched as he opened the bag and

colorful singing butterflies flew

out! This enchanted the children,

but the birds were envious of the

butterflies singing voices and sweet

songs. To even things back out, the

Creator took away the butterflies

ability to sing.

Oh, if only they could still sing!

Within some tribes, the people

associate the butterfly with sleeping

Alban Mooya - Hopi

Kevin Sekakuku

Princeton Collateta

and dreaming. Many believe that butterflies deliver

dreams and they often embroider the butterfly design

onto a baby’s clothing or blanket to help the

child sleep at night.

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1. Artist unknown - Hopi

2. Ambrose Tsosie - Navajo

3. Emma Edaakie - Zuni 3.

4. Diane Longjose - Zuni

5. Chris Mansfield - Hopi

6. Rhonda Quyio - Hopi (circa 1975)

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Throughout Native American culture,

we find butterflies and other insects

represented in carvings, jewelry

and pottery. In this way the people

honor the butterfly for its beauty and

acknowledge its contribution to the

success of their annual harvest through

the pollinating of plant life.

Some of the most visual representations of

Hopi culture are the colorful hand-carved Katsina

dolls that represent spirits in Native American culture.

Dolls that represent several Butterfly Katsina spirits, for

example, the Zuni Hemis Butterfly (Poli Sio Hemis); Hopi

Butterfly Man (Poli Taka) and Hopi Butterfly Girl (Poli

Mana) and Hopi Butterfly Maiden (Palhik Mana) can be

seen at Kachina House in West Sedona. 4

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WENDY LIPPMAN

“Wendy Lippman commits herself 250

percent to all that she does. A true patron

of the arts, her devotion and vision for

preserving and progressing Tlaquepaque

Arts and Shopping Village makes it an

unparalleled place to experience in Sedona

and the southwest — and makes her

an unparalleled champion of local and

international art and artists.”

Leah Caplan

“I have known Wendy Lippman for decades

and appreciate her dedication on many

fronts. Tlaquepaque is Sedona’s jewel with

its extraordinary architecture, exquisitely

maintained grounds, its home to artisans,

unique shops, fine dining and wonderfully

inspired events. And of course, as a

grandma, I love the toy store.”

Karen Reynolds Dilks

T oa s t of the T ow n

Sedona ARTSource is pleased

to host Toast of the Town to honor

those responsible for helping

create a vibrant arts scene in

Sedona. In this issue we share a

community toast that recognizes

Wendy Lippman, resident

partner and general manager

of one of Arizona’s iconic arts

destinations, Tlaquepaque Arts

& Crafts Village.

“Wendy Lippman is a visionary and

generous patron of the arts. I can’t think of any other person in Sedona

who employs as many performing artists. She has definitely been essential

to my development as a dance artist these past 10 years. I think of Wendy as

a foundation for the fun and artistic ambiance that creates community for

Sedona.”

Martha Edwards

Sedona PD with a group of community members formed a committee to

raise money for an Officer and K9 Memorial Statue and Tribute. Wendy

was instrumental in the successful efforts to raise over $100,000 for these

two bronze statues which were unveiled on November 21, 2019. Wendy is

a truly amazing philanthropist who cares about law enforcement, animals,

art, children, community and more.”

Stephanie Foley

“Dynamic, visionary and heartfelt are a few of the many qualities that come

to mind when thinking of Wendy Lippman. I'm so grateful for how she has

preserved and enhanced the charm of Tlaquepaque and the way that she

beautifully interfaces with the Sedona community.”

Linda Goldenstein

“Wendy brings vision and a collaborative spirit to her passion for the arts,

which she demonstrates not just with her words but in her actions. Wendy

embraced Red Earth Theatre and turned us loose to bring live theatre to

Tlaquepaque giving us not just room to play but always available support

and assistance. When Wendy arrives at an arts function you know there is a

genuine energy of delight and appreciation in the room.”

Kate Hawkes

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“I have known Wendy Lippman for almost 24 years. She is a Sedona

treasure. She has always put art and culture at the head of her sights

while supporting Sedona in every way possible. She is quite the

example for all of us to follow. There are many things I respect her

for and that she has accomplished but at the very top of the list . . .

is my huge admiration and her friendship she so generously gives to

so many.”

Marty Herman

“Wendy is an amazing woman and one of my most favorite people in

Sedona. Her invitation to be part of the Tlaquepaque arts and crafts

community has made a significant positive impact in my life and music

over the last four years and I can’t thank her enough.”

Michael Kollwitz

“My mother always told me, ‘If you want something done, ask a busy

person.’ That is so very true of Wendy Lippman. When we were trying

to get the Sedona Gallery Association formed, she not only offered

the meeting room at Tlaquepaque but she acted as our President to get

the Gallery Association on its feet. The Association is now running in

good order due to the fact Wendy Lippman was so generous with our

meeting room — and herself — in the beginning.”

Peggy Lanning

“As long as I have been in Sedona Wendy Lippman has been a worthy

model as one supporting the arts — and she does so in the most

practical ways. She artfully manages the tasteful Tlaquepaque venue

while providing a beautiful stage for the many artisans promoted

through significant local events. Thank you Wendy!”

Greg Lawson

“I greatly appreciate Wendy Lippman’s high level of professionalism

as well as the vision and opportunities she creates for local musicians

and artists. Under Wendy’s guidance, Tlaquepaque has consistently

been the best venue to perform at in the Verde Valley and it’s always a

pleasure to work with Wendy and her staff.”

Darius Lux

“There are not enough words to describe Wendy Lippman. Not

only is she a brilliant business woman, she is a truly extraordinary

and wondrous gift to Sedona! She is committed to our community

and the arts and is overwhelmingly generous to so many non-profit

organizations. She has produced first-class events at Tlaquepaque that

benefit this community and bring so much rich culture to our residents

and visitors. She is dedicated to continuing the cultural heritage

that has defined Tlaquepaque for all these decades. She is an active

participant in the future vision of Sedona and has given generously

to help keep Sedona in motion. This town, our arts community, our

residents and guests are blessed to have Wendy Lippman here!”

Patrick Schweiss

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MAX

Quest

Exploring

a Surrealist Collage

By Mark Rownd

Every piece of art tells a story, but some present many riddles. The visual cacophony of the collage, shown

opposite, includes eight photos arranged as film strips, a cutout from Webster's Dictionary (1913), washes of

paint, ink, some random drawing in pencil, and an abstract figurative element, consistent with Max Ernst's

surrealist techniques.

Max was an early and prolific proponent

of collage, well before it was an accepted

art form and often borrowed collage

elements from catalogs. This collage

has eight photos from Muybridge's The

Human Figure in Motion (1901), series 76,

titled "Woman Adjusting Train and Turning

Around." Motion studies by Muybridge,

considered the father of motion pictures,

had inspired an important painting by Max's

friend Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a

Staircase No. 2 (1912).

Dorothea Tanning

in Hans Richter’s

1957 film "8x8:

A Chess Sonata."

By chance, I noticed a parallel between

the Muybridge photos in the collage and

the surrealist film 8 x 8: A Chess Sonata,

by Hans Richter. Partly filmed in Arizona

in 1954, in one scene Dorothea Tanning

appeared as the queen dressed in a white

gown in a game of chess. Her movements

seemed to emulate this particular set of

Muybridge photos.

The color palette of the collage is a similar

teal, blue and red that often appeared

in paintings by both Max and Dorothea

between 1946 and 1949. The pencil

scribbles closely resemble the automatism

Eight photographs from

"The Human Figure in Motion"

by Eadweard Muybridge, published 1901,

are shown in the collage, opposite.

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Collage with gouache, ink, pencil on paper, 15 1/8" x 10 7/8"

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The perfect collage, like the perfect crime,

is the one that goes undetected.

— John Russell, ART View; Max Ernst’s Adventures in Collage (1989)

The positioning of one of the Muybridge

photos of a woman gesturing next to the

circular cutout (above) recalls the composition

of The Petrified Forest by Max Ernst, 1929 (left)

of an artwork by Max for La Brebis

Galante (1949). The positioning of one

of the Muybridge photos of a woman

gesturing next to the circular cutout

recalls the composition of The Petrified

Forest (1929).

Four Muybridge photos in the collage

are some form of image transfer. Max

had experimented with photo transfer

processes with Man Ray using light

sensitive paper and had published a

series of photograms in 1931.

The abstract figurative element

has four sections, similar

to the male figure in Max's

monumental Capricorn sculpture (1947).

However, unlike Capricorn, the horns

are vertical, reminiscent of his cement

sculpture at Saint-Martin d' Ardeche,

and the face is rectangular and outlined

resembling his sculpture The King

Playing With the Queen (1944). The face

of the bull in Capricorn is drawn on

the figurative element in the collage by

scratching through the paint.

Perhaps most perplexing is the

choice of words in the dictionary

cutout, "Twentieth" and "Twenty." Is

"Twentieth" a reference to XXe Siecle,

Vertical horns and rectangular face (above),

The King Playing with the Queen, Bronze,

Max Ernst, 1944 (left)

Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst

with his sculpture, Capricorn, Sedona

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the 20th century French surrealist magazine which published Max's work from

1939 to 1974? Is "Twenty" referring to the number of opening moves possible in

chess? Another clue is a quote from Francis Bacon's History of King Henry VII:

"Maximilian, upon twenty respects,

could not have been the man."

Maximilian was Max's

first name, and "Max" is

encircled in red pencil.

The placement of the

cutout, off center

within a larger white

circle in the under

painting, is suggestive

of non-concentric

circles in his other

works referencing the

solar system.

Cutout from Webster's

Dictionary, 1913,

displays "Twentieth"

and "Twenty" (above).

"Max" is encircled

in red.

In 1931, Max created a collage

with a page from Astronomie

Populaire, displaying an asteroid originally

named Maximilana, discovered by amateur astronomer

Ernst Tempel. Originally published in A L' Interieur

De La Vue 8 Poemes Visibles, Max republished that

collage in 1948. Max made many additional artworks

late in his career inspired by Tempel, including the

book Maximiliana: The Illegal Practice of Astronomy.

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Untitled from ‘La Brebis

galante,’ 1949 (left).

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GENRE

ARTSOURCE EXPLORES…

A Deep-Seated Love

for FURNITURE

In this issue we explore both fashion and functionality with offerings from several furniture makers

with a Sedona connection! The following pages contain information supplied by the artists or the

galleries representing them.

The furniture we choose to live with reflects

our values, our lifestyle and our culture in

ways we often give little attention. Yet, out

of the mind of artists, this ancient quest for practical

solutions for home furnishings often blossoms into so

much more.

Blue Tulip Chair

Eric Freyer

Mother Earth Table

Richard Pankratz

In many ways, the history of our furniture is more

cultural than evolutionary. While we began with the

basic functionality needed for our bodies to sit, work,

and sleep, the resulting furniture reflects our tastes and

our values as much, if not more, than a historical time

period. Clearly, our furnishings are more than simply

places to rest our bodies. We create, solve, think, share

our lives and dream while in their embrace.

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Tulip Table

“Working with wood

is not what I do, it’s who I am.”

“When people ask why I chose woodworking I tell them I didn’t.

It chose me. I still have a scar from the time I was 4 years old and learning

to use a coping saw. I am drawn to the beauty in wood. There is a sense

of connection working with a material, unique for its particular history.

Wood permits a good deal of freedom in my designs. It can be both rigid

and supple; can be used for support or ornament. Wood can be both

plain and mysterious; as light and luminescent as water or as dense and

opaque as rock. Wood expresses and inspires emotion by transcending

its function to connect with the spirit. But function is a critical element

in my furniture. I want my work to inspire and excite, but all my work is

intended for everyday use.

ERIC FREYER

I believe there is something special about a piece of furniture that is made

entirely from start to finish by one person. I put my heart into my work.

Each piece is unique and I always work to honor the beauty of the wood

and provide it a worthy second life, a life that will outlast me and be used

and treasured for generations.”

Goldenstein Art at L'Auberge de Sedona

301 L'Auberge Lane, Sedona

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Red Tulip Chair

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"Joined at the Hip" • Bronze, Walnut & Ceramic

Limited Edition • 33"H x 74.5"W x 19"D

“In this Functional Art table, a collaborative piece created with

master woodworker Dan Rieple, the gracefully crossed female looking

legs in wood at each end represent humanity and our interdependence

upon each other. Literally we support each other. The bronze section

represents our planet, our environment, and our world, which is the very

means of our continued existence. There is a dependence here that I do not see as being fully appreciated.

If in our collective arrogance, we destroy the ability of our planet to provide for us, then all the money in the

world that it is possible for us to accumulate will be of no help to anyone.”

RICHARD PANKRATZ

Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art

561 State Route 179, Sedona

The art of Southwest native Richard Pankratz is design driven. After studying

at the Kansas City Art Institute, Richard set out to be unrestricted by either

subject or media. He feels that artists must somehow find a way to express a

segment of the world in which they exist, and that as they take this journey

themes should be continually explored in multi-faceted arrays of variation. His

artwork blends together ceramic and bronze, and both form and function in his

custom fine art sculptures and furniture.

"Aerial Ecstacy" • Bronze & Ceramic

Limited Edition • 31"H x 72.5"W x 17"D

“In Aerial Ecstasy, I have taken landscape, as

a metaphor for the view of what is and given it

a different perspective, a different view. This

view is not intended to be better, just different.

In this case we look at the landscape in

the form of a table. It is landscape as

seen from 30,000 feet and we see arroyos,

river valleys, human imprint grids, crop circles, flat plains, and eroded cliffs. It is an overview of the effects of the forces

that shaped it. The spectacular nature of this different view seems fresh in our experience but reminds us that we have also

experienced other views of this same 'landscape' as spectacular. Not better, but different. And because they are different, better.”

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“Sawdust runs in my blood.”

Backgammon Set

DAVID KEEBER

“Having worked with wood my entire life, and with a grandfather, great uncle, and father

who were woodworkers, sawdust runs in my blood. From a young boy, I have tinkered,

created, perfected, and immersed myself in my love for this ever-changing, ever-fascinating

material. Now, the tools seem an outgrowth of my own hands.

I am also a Zen Buddhist monk and I bring the philosophy of ‘just this moment’ into my

life, my designs, and my work methods for each project.

I have had the opportunity in aging to move from the hectic pace of youth and middle age

into a period of Mastery. Such Mastery is a rich, slow process that uncovers and deepens

life’s many lessons.

Now, my work reflects aspects of Zen, that which awakens us to life ‘just now,’ and to

Mastery, using the lessons of life and time. I create pieces that serve a particular purpose

in your home, but more importantly offer you a moment of calm and deep satisfaction in

their use.” | Examples viewable online at KeeberCustomWoodcraft.com.

Japanese

Country

Barstool

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Game Table

ERNST GRULER

Goldenstein Art at L'Auberge de

Sedona | 301 L'Auberge Lane, Sedona

Table for Two

The innovative, contemporary fine

art furniture of Ernst Gruler melds

sculptural design and ergonomic

comfort. Ernst has developed a

fabrication process that involves

bending wood laminates into what he

considers functional sculpture. Ernst’s

work combines technical mastery,

creative design and artistic excellence. The furniture is exceptionally durable

and a pleasure to live with. The painted surfaces are layered, rubbed and sealed.

They clean up easily and colors can be customized to blend with specific interior

needs. First trained as a model maker and then as a fine artist, Ernst holds a

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree along with a Master of Arts, both in furniture

design. Over the past 20 years Ernst has developed his design sensibilities

through the creation of furniture, abstract paintings and unique lighting.

Ernst’s work has been exhibited nationally and collected internationally.

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Anasazi Mirror

JOSE JARAMILLO

Goldenstein Art at L'Auberge de Sedona

301 L'Auberge Lane, Sedona

Jose Jaramillo was born in Ciudad Juárez,

Chihuahua. He is a fourth generation Master

Wood Carver, having learned the craft from his

father at the age of 6. Since then Jose has mastered his

craft, creating and carving everything from beautifully

Chief Mirror

embellished mirrors to elegant sculptures. His designs range

from traditional southwest styles to the elegant and elaborate Tuscan style.

His elegant furniture and architectural elements are found in beautiful homes

across the country. Every piece is as unique as the hands that shaped them.

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"Naturally Rooted"

Indonesian Teak Wood

with Quartz Root table

400 years old

31.5"H x 59"W x 20"D

"Runneth Over"

Indonesian Teak Wood

with Chrysocolla

24"H x 20.5"W x 22.5"D

Tesa Michaels creates mesmerizing, three-dimensional paintings and

tables inspired by nature and the world around her. Her Home Décor

Collection is a creative fusion of semi-precious stones and unique

pieces of the earth with traditional fine art.

Living near the California coast, many of Tesa’s paintings are based

on the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets on the beach. She applies semi-

precious stones to the surface of her original oil paintings, creating

depth and texture that brings her artwork to life.

It’s easy to become enchanted by the radiant stones in the tranquil

landscapes she creates. “Skies and sunsets are among my most favorite

things in nature. The beautiful colors, how the sky changes from one

second to the next reflecting constant changes in its colors and energy

moves me,” she says. Her unique paintings and furnishings engage

the viewer to take a closer look at the stunning, and energetic details

found in stones meticulously hand placed by the artist.

TESA MICHAELS

Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art

561 State Route 179, Sedona

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"Rust Glamour"

Mesquite Wood with Quartz

Wood from Utah

30.5"H x 51"W x 29"D


"Bisbee" • Black Walnut

32"H x 51"W x 12"D

"Wilcox" • Red Cedar

32"H x 66"W x 13.5"D

Acclaimed “found-metal” sculpture artist, Doug Adams with

assistance from his wife, Dianne and 15 year-old son, Ryan have

embarked on a new and exciting line of handmade found-metal

object sofa tables, coffee tables, and benches. Artists Doug and

Ryan masterfully combine priceless antiques with rare and unusual

pieces of history and industry. Each table is then fitted with a

beautifully finished resin encapsulating a 2-inch thick live edge slab

of hardwood from the mountains of southeastern Idaho where they

reside. Talented artist, Dianne creates special fused glass pieces and

strategically adds unique stones into each masterpiece.

DOUG ADAMS

Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art

561 State Route 179, Sedona

"Winslow" • Oak

32"H x 59"W x 20"D

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Born and raised in East Germany, Gerald first visited the U.S. after

the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. Every year thereafter, he would travel to

the U.S. or Canada.

While touring by motorcycle in the U.S., he and a pal from

Germany discovered New Mexico. Gerald stayed for three years,

then traveled to Central and South America and lived in Mexico.

He returned to New Mexico in 2010, where he currently lives with

his wife, two dogs and a cat.

With an innate understanding of line, form and design, Gerald

has designed and fabricated motorcycle and car parts. Such skill

was highly prized in East Germany, as vehicles needed to last – it

was not uncommon to be waitlisted 12 years before being able to

purchase a new car.

Gerald brings this skill and creativity to his design and fabrication

of unique outdoor furniture. Each pieces is handcrafted from

natural stone and metal; no two are identical.

GERALD DUMONT

Gallery of Modern Masters

671 State Route 179, Sedona

Each stone is shaped for sitting comfort and then polished to a

high luster. A vintage car enthusiast, Gerald often incorporates

car parts into his furniture. His quality creations bring a smile of

appreciation and years of pleasure to his customers.

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NINO SANTINI

With a successful Business Development and Corporate Sales career

with three Fortune 500 companies spanning 20 years, Nino Santini

decided to dedicate all his efforts, creativity and passion to what was then

his side business, SD Creations. This move in 2014 made it possible to

become a full time rustic industrial furniture designer and manufacturer

operating from his base in Scottsdale, Arizona. The demand for his

unique rustic and industrial furniture creations has come into demand

for both residential and commercial applications. Nino Santini works

with interior designers and architects from his new home base in

Sedona. | Examples viewable on Instagram: @SDcreationsAZ.

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From a background in arts

education Bill Robson has been

a creative ceramicist and potter

for more than 50 years.

This charming feedbag planter

is made in Sedona from a single

lump of clay, then fired and glazed

in the artist’s studio. With weeping

outlets and unique strapping, the

vessel is ready use.

for

Unique furnishings at SON SILVER WEST include historic and antique

global elements. This cabinet is recommissioned teak, a thoughtful

selection for the earth-conscious. With an already historic legacy,

old wood recrafted for a second purpose is imbued with a certain

air of mystery even while serving contemporary practicalities.

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TREE of LIFE

• handwoven

• natural fibers

• natural dyes

Son Silver West

Western, Traditional & Contemporary Creations

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Photos by Mark Short

The Magical

Sedona

International

Film Festival

A Total Experience

If Pat Schweiss, Executive Director of the Sedona

International Film Festival could go back in time to

revisit the first 25 years of the revered event, he would

hardly change a thing.

"It hasn’t always been easy and there were definitely

challenges I’d have preferred were a bit less stressful or

were easier to solve, but I’ve learned from everything

that’s happened – good and bad – and as a collective,

the challenges have gotten us to where we are today

and made me better at what I do," he said. "I look back

on those years with great pride because the ups have

far exceeded the downs and there’s been so much more

'great' than just 'good'; and we’ve been able to build on

what's 'great' every year."

As the screens light up the 2020 Sedona International

Film Festival, Pat sees it as the first day of the next

quarter century, and the opportunity to continue

bringing new film experiences to the Sedona community

they may not otherwise enjoy. "And that’s a pretty nice

place to be," he added.

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Mary D. Fisher Theatre

A nice place to be not just for him, but for the 10,000-

plus filmgoers, filmmakers, volunteers, sponsors and fans

that attend.

"We certainly still need to grow and to adapt to a

rapidly changing industry and shifting film marketplace

that offers so many more options to see films than

when we first started," he said. "We can’t afford to be

complacent about our success over the years. We’ve

worked too hard to get to this point and our staff and

board never lose sight of that, but we know the one

aspect of the Sedona International Film Festival that

sets us apart and keeps people coming back year after

year is the experience – the total experience – of that

magical week in Sedona."

The 26th annual Sedona International Film Festival

extends across nine days from Saturday, February 22 to

Sunday, March 1, 2020.

A full lineup of 160 films – selected by three screening

committees from nearly 1400 entries from around the

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world – is topped off with evening events and parties,

workshops and very special guests from the film industry.

Films are screened at three venues: the Festival-ownedand-operated

Mary D. Fisher Theatre, Harkins Theatres

Sedona 6 and the Sedona Performing Arts Center

located at Sedona Red Rock High School.

Pat added, "Ask the filmmakers what is so special about

the Sedona International Film Festival and they’ll tell you

it’s not just one thing, but everything. It is a gathering

of people who love to make films, watch films and share

with one another how those films impact audiences.

Filmmakers rave over and over again about the sincerely

warm welcome and treatment by the people of Sedona who have really been instrumental in making our festival

great. And, there’s not a better, more committed board of directors anywhere than at the Sedona International

Film Festival."

Over the years, the festival has attracted actors, directors, producers at the top of their game – and many just

starting out – and films like What the Bleep Do We Know!?, which premiered in Sedona in 2004 and went on to win

an Academy Award. The impressive list of guests includes Richard Dreyfuss, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Susan

Sarandon, Ed Asner, Nick Nolte, Nicolas Cage, Diane Ladd, Jane Alexander, James Brolin, Elliot Gould and Michael

Moore to name only a few.

"We will always look for films that keep our filmgoers

thinking, talking as they leave the theater and looking

forward to the next screening," he said. "But we also

want to expand and enhance our workshops and

continue building our reputation among major indie

studios. We want to be their festival of choice. We

want them to come to us and say, 'We’ve got a great

film that we want to premiere with you.' We’ve made

great strides over the years, but there’s more ground

to cover… and Sedona’s magnificent red rocks are

a bonus."

For more information and tickets, visit

www.sedonafilmfestival.org 4

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A Look Back ... Sedona International Film Festival 2019

A few years ago my wife and I stumbled onto

Sedona while on vacation and instantly fell in love

with it. The people, the atmosphere, the landscapes!

Sedona quickly became our home away from home,

so naturally we knew we wanted to submit to the Sedona

International Film Festival (SIFF). After submitting and while

traveling to other film festivals we heard time and again

how amazing SIFF was and we just HAD to go, no matter

if our film was in or not. They weren't wrong! Sedona was

one of the best festival experiences I've ever had. During

both of our screenings there was a line out the

door. Audiences loved it! I'm in production with

several more projects and I can't wait to return

to Sedona.

— Rudi Womack, director, IN THIS GRAY PLACE

After a robbery gone wrong, Aaron barricades himself in a rest

stop bathroom. Surrounded by police and battling hallucinations,

he must stall long enough to devise a plan and hide the jewels.

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DISCOVER YOUR GREATNESS!

In a work beautifully inspired by the

subtle lessons found while observing

nature, Lynn Alison Trombetta shares

her thoughts on our power to change

our daily reality through conscious

choice.

“Surrounded by the nearly

unimaginable natural beauty of Oak

Creek in Sedona, Arizona, I could

clearly see the place where our

‘Oneness’ dwells. I learned that

Lynn Alison Trombetta

within the connection we share lies

the power to experience the very best in thoughts, words and

actions that potentially affect other lives, our planet, and ourselves.

Choosing Greatness to Change Your Life is an exploration of

recognizing each pivotal moment when we have the opportunity to

create change through a choice, no matter how small.”

– Lynn Alison Trombetta

Larksong Productions

ISBN-13: 978-0974487823

Also by the author:

www.ChoosingGreatness.com

Voted

Best Musician in Sedona

2018 & 2019

KUDOS Readersʼ Choice Award!

Donʼt miss fingerstyle guitar master, composer and

recording artist, Rick Cygeʼs unique instrumental

guitar arrangements of music from the greats including:

The Beatles, Sting, Billy Joel, Eagles, James Taylor,

Simon & Garfunkel, Eric Clapton, Everly Brothers, Elvis,

Steely Dan, John Mayer, Acoustic Alchemy,

and, well, you get the idea!

Featured Musician at Golden Goose American Grill

Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

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Visit www.RickCyge.com

for a complete calendar of upcoming performances

and to hear samples and see videos of his music!

Available for private parties, house concerts, special events.

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Arizona’s official state fossil, petrified wood is among

the treasures of Mother Nature’s art you will find at

Touchstone Gallery.

Millions of years ago, when the very

first dinosaurs roamed the earth,

enormous tropical forests and

huge bodies of water spread

across lands that are

dry today.

Tropical storms and

climatic events knocked

down forest trees, leaving

them to petrify.

Dissolved in the water

were minerals such as sand,

quartz crystal, agate, chalcedony or

opal. Over time, this mineral replaced

the decaying woody part of the giant trees,

turning them into stone. Depending on the trace minerals

present the replacement was colored red, orange, yellow,

pink, brown, lavender, black, white or green. Known as

“rainbow wood,” this colorful petrified wood is some

of the most prized in the world.

Local and regional lapidary artisans cut and polish

the petrified wood to unlock their hidden hues and

ancient story. Certificates of Authenticity accompany

each collector quality specimen. These and other

rare fossils available at Touchstone Gallery are just

some of the impressive natural history décor specimens

featured in this not-to-be-missed uptown Sedona location.

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Honey Culture

Creates Good Buzz

"Honeybees forged the course

for my life and now I’m trying

to return the favor," says Ted

Denard, founder of prolific

honey-based business, Savannah

Bee. "They gave me a purposefilled

career that will leave the

world a better place, just like

the honeybees do."

It all started in 1979 when

an elderly gentleman named

Roy Hightower placed his

25 beehives on Ted’s family

property. Terrified of the bees

but lured in by the honey,

Ted fell in love as he held

the multicolored frames of

honeycomb against the sun. He

recalls, "The frames appeared

to me like a stained-glass window and proved to be an

experience that foreshadowed my life to come, a life

intertwined with bees."

"While in high school, I often worked weekends with

Roy and this was an introduction to an immersion and

confidence in beekeeping. Later in college I helped

another elderly man, Archie Stapleton, with his hives

and his vineyard. He taught me about the bees while we

made wine and sometimes mead, an alcoholic beverage

employing mostly honey as its fermentable sugar. Archie

mesmerized me with tales of all the worker bees being

female and how their queen, though starting life as a

worker bee was transformed into a queen by eating a diet

of ‘royal jelly.’ He divulged how she lives 40 times longer

and can lay 3000 eggs a day,

either fertilizing them to

produce worker bees, or not,

to allow the development of

the few ‘drones’ out of 60,000

workers. All the learning

made my enthrallment

deepen until I eventually fell

into the proverbial rabbit

hole filled with the lore and

fascination of apology."

After graduating with a

degree in religious studies, Ted

joined the Peace Corps and

was sent to Jamaica for two

years of teaching beekeeping

and to work with existing

beekeepers.

Years later, living in Savannah, Georgia, Ted sometimes

questioned his father’s lifelong advice to "do what you

love" and not to work simply for money. "I was working

four jobs to pay off the debt owed from operating a

Sedona-based wilderness adventure company; one that

also placed students in host families on the Hopi and

Navajo reservations. But I had no career and seemingly no

options to create one."

"However, I did have five hives of bees in my backyard.

I resisted ever selling honey and instead gave it all away.

Then a call came in from a local store that wanted to put

my honey on their shelf. I did it! I sold it to them. It was

like the first drop of rain in a deluge, because after that

other stores started calling. And they just kept calling."

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"Honey is a beautiful golden

elixir whose gorgeous profile

can only be matched by its

delicious, subtle flavors — it

is the perfect ingredient for a

culinary artist. In our art, we

strive to show off the amazing

attributes of honey as a

medium as well as a healthy

alternative to processed

sugars and sweets."

Palmetto Honey Mascarpone Tart

with Hexagon Honey "Stained Glass" Drip

We take an artistic approach with our dishes

to motivate the use of honey which supports

beekeepers who are protecting this noble species.

Ted Denard

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Lavender Honey Yogurt Bowl – study of color using pink, purple, and green in watermelon:

strawberry, blackberry, almonds, dried peas, moringa, yogurt, pollen, and dried flowers

"Fine art, Culinary arts, and the art of Beekeeping share a lot of similarities. Each invoke a sense

of romance and involve a balance of skill, patience, and creativity. For us they’re all incredibly

important, but only food inspires all of the senses."

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Savannah Bee Company

Chocolate Whipped Honey S’mores

Whipped Honey S’mores Board


Ted incorporated Savannah Bee Company

and began working the business full time. "I

was the sole employee, but that quickly began

to change as the small business grew five-fold

in 2002 and then again in 2003. The year’s

first crop was the valuable tupelo honey.

Tupelo trees only grow in the rivers between

Savannah and West Florida and they bloom

in late April for anywhere from 3 to 14 days.

The honey has a unique sugar composition

that doesn’t allow it to granulate and imparts

a smooth, soft sweetness like no other honey.

After that, I hauled the hives to the forests

along the coast to make honeycombs to cut

and sell. Later, I brought the hives up into the

mountains of Southern Appalachia for the

sourwood honey whose gingerbread taste

wows the world’s honey judges into awarding

it with blue ribbons."

As he networked with other beekeepers for

his supply, Ted began to discover the more

reliable ones and has seen a gradual but

continual expansion ever since, resulting in

a beekeeper network spanning the globe.

Expanded warehousing eventually led

to the venture of opening Savannah Bee

Company retail stores in 2008. Fortunately,

their growth continued right through the

recession.

Many are aware that bees have had a stressful

time in recent years. Ted commented, "There

Food is Art

Orange Blossom Honey

Yogurt Bowl – study of

color using blue and

yellow with highlights

in Pineapple: star fruit,

blueberries, granola,

strawberries, almonds,

pomegranate, pollen,

moringa, yogurt, pollen,

and dried flowers

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Palmetto Honey Yogurt Bowl

– study of compliment and

contrast using green and pink

in honeydew melon: kiwi,

pistachio, fig, pomegranate,

raspberry, moringa, yogurt,

pollen, and edible flowers

Ted Teaching Beekeeping

Bahamas

Jamaica

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Savannah Bee Company Amazon Honeycomb still life as stained glass

have even been questions raised

about their future. In 2013 I started

a not-for-profit to support a positive

bee-awareness program by helping

to educate a generation that will

love and protect the honeybees.

The 'BeeCause Project' installs

glass observation beehives inside

classrooms allowing the bees to

enter the hive through a tube in

the wall. Over 600 schools in four

countries including all 50 states of the

USA now take part, allowing students

to watch the bees industriously

building combs and making honey

through their interaction with the

plant world."

He added, "I’ve come to believe that

we need more and more ways to

spread awareness of the important

and amazing life of honeybees. Each

colony of bees can visit over 500

million flowers every year; each

touch is beneficial to both the bee

and the flower."

Ted Denard and friends are here

to help. Savannah Bee operates

15 retail stores that help to raise

bee-awareness with over 2,000,000

customers each year. Company

employees lead thousands of people

annually year through the on-site

bee-garden tours at Savannah Bee

headquarters. Ted has now branched

into a Peace Corps style of beeteaching

in a Caribbean outreach

program. In one instance, they trained

beekeepers and flew hives down to

an island that had no bees and helped

introduce what has blossomed into

hundreds of hives and a thriving

beekeeping industry.

"It takes a hive and I have an amazing

team of over 200 people who ‘fight

the good fight’ every day. We use the

sale of our products to continue to

fuel our mission of saving the bees.

Like the bees, we do it individually,

one person at a time and with each

connection we are slowly but surely

making a difference in this world

through bee-education, awareness

and support. We are dedicated

to educating children and adults

about the important role bees play

as pollinators of our food. As an

integral part of our ecosystem and

facing an abundance of threats in

our evolving world, bees need all

the help we can give them. Acts

big and small can have a positive

impact on the bees and their future

— start a beehive, avoid pesticides,

plant diverse flowering species, and

support local beekeepers."

Savannah Bee is located at 390

North State Route 89A in Uptown

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Bearcloud | "Bears That Move of the Wind"

Through the cracks of rocks, clouds and trees,

ancient stories unfold within the paintings

of renowned spiritul artist, Bearcloud.

Bearcloud Gallery

Rio Robson is a

metal sculpture

artist that was

born and raised

in Sedona. He

is the progeny

of a multigenerational

family of artists

based in Sedona

and is truly an artist

in residence at the

family studio and galleries found in three Arizona locations

where scores of his productions are available.

Sun Silver West Gallery

pastiche

Marcia Molnar | "A Prickly Little Thing" | oil

In summer, Marcia camps and paints plein air on the

Grand Canyon’s rim. At other times she finds herself in

New York City wandering through the Met, the MOMA

and Central Park. Marcia explains, "I have never settled

into one style or limited myself to one subject. Having

the opportunity to spend time in two different places

during the year has encouraged me to try new things."

Mountain Trails Gallery

Chris Navarro bronze sculptor | Brandon Bailey painter

"Grand Eagle" Sculptych — a work of art incorporating

sculpture and painting that combines two mediums into a

dynamic multimedia narrative and composition.

Navarro Gallery

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Craig Helmich has

been an artist for

over forty years, first

as a tattoo artist

then expanding his

creativity into the

realm of metal art —

a medium he believes

provides movement

and depth unlike

any other canvas.

Visions Fine Art

Gallery

Ali Mignonne | "Lazy Summer Day" | mixed media

Ali’s trees are a mixture of the earth’s wonders and the mind’s fancy. She

combines ordinary scenes with bold colors, dramatic texture, and a variety

of fun extras, such as shimmery crystals and epoxy, to create magical settings.

After much trial and error, she developed her current technique of using palette

knives and cake decorating tools to create 3-D trees that pop off the canvas.

Goldenstein Art at L'Auberge de Sedona

Gallery locations may be found in the Gallery Map & Index, pages 80-82

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It seems fitting to shine a light on our Editor, Lynn Alison Trombetta. She is a multi-talented artist who uses beautiful

music, art and writing to creatively connect with others and encourage an exchange of energy between the giver and the

receiver, each one energizing, each one being energized with a positive awakening for all. On these pages Lynn shares the

heart of her art and tells her engaging story. — Greg Lawson, ARTSource Publisher

“A Different View” - Oil on canvas

Lynn Alison Trombetta:

On Creativity

Sedona ARTSource is joyfully filled with stories about

the creative endeavors of people working with many

genres, approaches and philosophies.

My personal definition of creativity came early:

I recognized both inherent talents in myself and an

irresistible drive to create “something from nothing.”

The overwhelming impulse to inspire others to do the

same led the decision to use my creativity in all its forms

to make a living and support myself.

I understand creativity as a bridge between worlds. Its

energy speaks in the physical realm and also provides a

connection to “Source” on the spiritual plane. Through

recognizing and acting within its power, we leave a

legacy on both sides.

Creativity radiates from us. It escapes from our

unconscious while we do the mundane. It shows up

in our doodles as we take notes. It is evident in our

cooking, or how we place food on a plate. It’s visible in

our rose garden and it comes up in normal, everyday

sharing as we teach our children to dress for the first

day of school or when we show them how to carve a

pumpkin for Halloween. For many, it slips by unnoticed

until an idea from deep inside begins to seek a chance to

express itself.

But for others, it comes up early as a relentless, restless

desire that is calmed only by freeing a vision from

thought into form. For these people, these artists, it is

likely that creativity is the greatest force in their life.

This is how it has been for me.

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On Art

Although I sometimes dreamed of

being a ballerina, most of all I knew

I was a visual artist. Dance and art

shared the wish to cut loose, get

free of gravity and express the thing

within that was recognized, but had

no name.

However, childhood asthma was a

problem for me. When I was five,

our family left Arizona with the

hope of improving my health. It

was a lakeside cottage and the gently

sloping countryside of northern

California that trained my young

artistic eye and shaped my thoughts

about natural environments.

within wanted only to capture and

share the vision and energy with

others: “Look at this!”

Many years and many paintings

later I entered an airbrushed picture

of a lion into an exhibition. I had

experienced a moment of extreme

freedom while creating the piece

but then immediately thought I had

ruined it. I relegated it to the discard

pile. But, as I chose images for the

show, the picture was unexpectedly

appealing, so I framed it.

During the exhibition, that painting

spoke to me. It appeared as though

I had portrayed a reflection of my

own Creative Spirit. A perfect

metaphor emerged; the slumbering

lion, warmed by the sun. He will

stir and awaken, shake out his

majestic mane and wander off in

one direction or another. And I will

follow because that is how creativity

works for me. The urge ebbs and

flows and recedes again until nearly

dormant and then awakens once

more to create something new.

Because I needed to be indoors

during pollen seasons, my mother

set up a walk-in closet as a painting

studio for me. Thus, art was my

connection to the outside world.

With oils I painted landscapes and

animals I had seen and enjoyed in

nature where the wild things lived.

A driving, inventive force from

"Mountain Violets" - Chinese-style Watercolor

"Trio" - Monotype


Lynn Alison Trombetta

On Music

When we lived by the lake, my

doctor said I should exercise my

lungs with either swimming or by

playing a woodwind instrument.

The water was lovely to look at

and great for fishing, but I ruled

out swimming with turtles and

crawdads on the early attempts.

We returned to Arizona that year

and my father bought me a silver

flute to play. I could not get a note

out of it for two weeks! Then, on

a boating trip to Saguaro Lake as

we sat on a pier sipping strawberry

sodas, my dad taught me how to

blow notes on the pop bottle. That

trick translated well to the flute

when we got home and soon music

practice occupied any available free

time each day. The sleeping lion

had found another form of creative

expression!

I spent the summers of my

childhood camping with my family

at Sedona’s Oak Creek. I loved

hiking up to hollowed-out areas of

the canyon walls where I played my

flute, allowing the sound to waft out

and travel along with the flowing

waters below. The canyon provided

excellent reverberation with which

to develop a unique voice and a

round, full tone on the instrument.

And my lungs grew stronger.

I continued with my music training

and often tell the story of how this

creative outlet led to better health

for me and a career as a professional

flutist. My husband, guitarist Rick

Cyge and I record and perform our

compositions of music inspired by

the beauty of natural places in our

duo, “Meadowlark.” I like to think

of this as my “Listen to this!” phase of

expressing my creativity.

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"Happiness" - Pallet knife, Oil on Canvas

On Writing

Traveling through time, my creative expression expanded from art to

music to writing. I have written and published non-fiction, fiction and

children’s books as I respond to that call. Writing allows me to explore

life’s experiences to a greater depth and share ideas that trigger memories,

meaning and understanding for others. Writing also gives a more purposeful

voice to my beliefs about creativity. “Understand this!”

Illustrations from "I Go to the Ocean and Talk to Myself" youth book

I have always felt a profound need to interest and uplift others with

creativity in whichever direction the lion turned. My desire is to

inspire! I want people to know that this creative potential is inherent

in each of us and needs to be expressed. Whether we plant gardens or

write symphonies, our spirit is constantly speaking to the universe of

souls about what it means to be alive.

This gift brings with it our ultimate responsibility to share, in whatever

ways we are able, the beautiful soul energy of creativity that nourishes

love and peace whenever we allow it into our consciousness.

If I had to pick the best piece of guidance from my book, “Choosing

Greatness to Change Your Life,” it is about developing greater

awareness of what surrounds us. This develops other avenues to

recognize and experience the oneness that we share. We realize that

life’s not all about what’s happening inside of our brain every hour of

the day. Through observation and with basic gratitude as we look at

"Blue Jay" - Watercolor

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"The Seahorses" - Watercolor

what’s really going on, we give our brain something positive to work

on. I think that will lead away from that incessant chatter that has to do

with what happened at work or what somebody said and gets us over

those things that we would obsess on. It opens up our eyes, expands our

minds and nourishes our creativity until we begin to see our oneness

and understand how we fit, how other people fit and how life works.

“ You will be

what you say

to yourself

everyday.”

— Lynn Alison Trombetta

In conclusion, I believe we are all co-creators of our reality.

In these times of stress, focusing on the things our heart loves changes

us and can help to transform the world. I have heartfelt compassion

for those whose lives are in turmoil on our planet and where creativity

of the nature I’ve been talking about here is buried deep beneath daily

survival. However, I am certain that when survival is at stake, creativity

at its most basic forms is what will see us through.

May those who have suffered loss find new ways of life in the rubble of

old lives and begin again with new spirit, zest, and hope. And may every

one of us nurture that creative seed, no matter how small, and grow

ourselves into the greatest version of ourselves we can be.

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The

Ratliff Legacy

By Lynn Alison Trombetta

Left: The King Playing with

the Queen, Bronze, Max

Ernst, 1944

Recently, the Sedona Chamber of Commerce presented

the Cultural Achievement Award to the James Ratliff

Gallery. This annual award honors a Chamber partner

who has dedicated themselves to the advancement of art

and culture in Sedona.

Owner, James Ratliff’s passion for art took root in his

childhood days and has continued to grow until the

present. James is one of the few gallery operators that can

claim ownership of an Arizona gallery for over fifty years;

more than thirty of those years have been in Sedona!

Reaching back through those fifty years, we find

much evidence of the husband and wife team of James

and Patricia Ratliff making individual and collective

contributions to the Arizona arts scene.

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In Loving Memory

Patricia Ratliff

June 8, 1939 — October 16, 2019

Arts Center for two years and was

a Sedona Chamber of Commerce

board member. He was also a

founding member of the Sedona

Gallery Association.

In the 1960s, James owned

Scottsdale’s first art gallery on Main

Street. Later, he was one of the first

arts coordinators and educators

for the Arizona Commission on the

Arts and he served on the board of

the Friends of Mexican Art (FOMA)

in Phoenix.

Besides her own interests in

writing and painting, Patricia Ratliff

achieved Master’s degrees both

"Standing Strong" by Patricia Ratliff

in piano performance and music

education. She also taught music in

elementary schools, at the college

level, and privately for many years.

The couple moved to Sedona in 1983

and quickly found their niche in the

growing arts community.

James became one of the first art

commissioners for City of Sedona.

He served as president of the Sedona

Over the years, they represented the

art of many distinguished artists such

as Alexander Calder, R.C. Gorman,

Georgia O’Keefe, Rufino Tamayo,

Fritz Scholder and Francisco Zuniga.

The James Ratliff Gallery continues

to represent fine contemporary work

by leading and emerging artists with

paintings done in oils, watercolors,

acrylic and mixed media, plus

ceramics and jewelry along with

bronze and stone sculptures.

All at ARTSource join with

friends and family in thoughtful

remembrance of Patricia Ratliff

since her passing on October 16,

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The Art of

Jill Amundsen

Veils of Color Dancing Like Silk on Canvas

Interviewed by Lynn Alison Trombetta

Sedona ARTSource: As an artist,

you've been described as “an intuitive

colorist who overlays brilliant hues in

subtle transparencies that reveal several

dimensions of energy and light.” What one

notices foremost is your use of beautiful,

pure colors. Are your paintings done with

the technique known as “acrylic pour?”

Jill Amundsen: I guess you could say

it is a variation of an acrylic pour. The

difference between my method and a

typical acrylic pour is that a painter who

uses that technique mixes the paint

with some type of pouring medium. I

never use a pouring medium. I do pour

the paint, but I also use brushes to pull

the paint across the canvas. Sometimes

I paint in details but mostly the work

creates itself. As many artists say, “I

am just a channel for the work to

come through.”

“Interwoven”

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Please explain your usual use of

un-stretched canvas as a support.

Painting on an un-stretched canvas

gives me the freedom to manipulate

and turn the canvas in various ways

throughout the painting process.

This allows the poured paint to flow

in whatever direction I shape the

canvas to.

Could you describe your process

for shaping the piece and applying

the paint?

My technique takes a bit of time

to set up. I don’t have the luxury

to just put up an easel and start

painting. I staple the un-stretched

canvas to four separate pillars. I

then experiment with the different

directions of how and where I want

the paint to flow. I flow the paint

onto the canvas, which is moved

around numerous times during the

various pours. I thin the paint with

water which helps to form the layers

of transparent color. My goal is to

create a harmonious effect of color,

light and movement.

“My goal is to create

a harmonious effect

of color, light and

movement.”

“Canyon Spirits”

How long have you been painting in

this style?

I have been painting this way for

many years. I have dabbled with

other styles but I always come back

to this because I love creating the

layers. In the past, I was told that I

should fill the whole canvas with

paint and that I should not leave

areas unpainted. The rebel in me

did not listen and many of my

pieces have large areas of primed

but unpainted canvas, such as

“Atlantean Sea Foam” and “Native

Spirit.” It has become my signature

style. I feel it works beautifully for

what I want to achieve visually. I also

enjoy filling the entire canvas with

color such as the piece, “Canyon

Spirits.”

Your website mentions that you use

meditation or dance before painting.

Music, mantras, movement,

meditation and playing my Sun

gong, are all part of my studio

practice. I get into trouble when I

paint from the head and not from

“Native Spirit”


“I was told

that I should fill

the whole canvas with

paint and that I should

not leave areas unpainted.

The rebel in me did

not listen.”

“Quans Yins Dragon”

“Atlantean Sea Foam”

the heart. For me, painting from the heart is always a key

ingredient to a successful painting. Sometimes sitting

quietly and going inward before painting helps with that,

but not always.

Now enters the dance! That seems to be the best way for

me to get out of my head and into the flow. The wilder the

dance, the more colorful the art tends to be. The piece,

“Interwoven” is a good example of that. If I am chanting

mantras then the art is typically more gentle and calm

such as, “The Giving Hand.”

Some say your colorful artwork changes the energy of the room.

Why do you think this may be true?

I have had wonderful feedback from

my buyers in that regard. Many years

ago, I learned Reiki, which is basically

an energetic healing technique. I had a

Reiki practice and did healing sessions.

Before doing a session on someone, I

would activate my hands with the Reiki

symbols and let the energy flow. One

day in my studio, as I was beginning to

paint, I felt that energy coming through

my hands and I just started painting.

Now, before creating a piece, I allow the Reiki energy to

flow through my hands into my paint, my brushes, my

canvas; it fills the whole room. I never dreamed it would

become such an integral part of my paintings! My hope is

that each piece will be more than just decoration. I hope

the energy and colors will be healing for the viewer.

I have always found it difficult to talk about my art

because it is so personal. That brings me back to one

of my first art shows in Oklahoma. I recall walking into

this large gallery and seeing all my pieces hanging on the

wall. I thought to myself, “Yep, there I am, bits of my soul

hanging there for everyone to see, to love or hate, to rave

or criticize.” It was a bit terrifying then, but now when

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I feel vulnerable, I always recall the wise words of my

grandmother who said, “One of the best places you can

be is above caring about the opinions of others.” Still, it

is so rewarding when your painting speaks to someone.

When someone resonates with the work so much

that they want to put it in their own home, I feel quite

honored and it keeps me inspired to paint.

You mentioned your grandmother’s guiding words. Was she

an artist?

teachers at school for drawing outside the lines, painting

trees purple and using colors that were not considered the

“normal” colors of the object involved. My grandmother

told me to never listen to other people’s opinions on how

to create art. She said, “Do not listen to negative opinions

and by all means, do not follow the rules!”

Being a bit of a rebel, that last part was the easiest for me

to embody. I often feel my grandmother Mary’s spirit

watching over me and smiling as I paint.

What led you to Sedona?

I first came to Sedona in the

1980s. I was living in Tempe,

Arizona and I wanted a

spontaneous road trip so my

boyfriend, who was also an

artist, wanted to show me a

magical, mystical place. Like

most everyone, I instantly

fell in love with Sedona. I

visited many occasions since

then but have lived here full

time for seven years.

Has living in Sedona

influenced or changed

your artwork?

My grandmother was a wonderful artist but never took it

further than a hobby. I was always curious, and probably

somewhat annoying, peeking over her shoulder as she

painted. I fondly remember one particular day when I

came to visit her. She guided me over to an old painted

chest of drawers. She opened a drawer and said, “This is

all yours.”

It was like a pot of gold to me. There were brushes,

paints, paper, colored pencils; a huge drawer full of art

materials. It felt like Christmas. This was a wonderful gift

but perhaps the best gifts she gave me were her words.

I remember as a young child being criticized by my art

One of my favorite things

about painting is that when

I paint, time seems to stand

still and I love being in that

eternal “now” moment.

Like many artists, nature is

“The Giving Hand” my muse. We are lucky to

have so many places here

in Sedona to get out and be

in nature. The creek is such a special place for me; it really

helps me get in the flow. I also love how the light, color

and shapes you see on the red rocks are always changing. I

can look at an area on the mountains I have seen a million

times and I always see something different. This seems to

help remind me that no matter how many times I have a

blank canvas staring me in the face, there is always some

new unique color and form to be created.

Thank you, Jill!

The art of Jill Amundsen may be found at Gallery of Modern

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"Den Mother"

Bronze edition of 35.

16"H x 17"W x 10"D

"Flora and Fauna" Masterwork

Bronze edition of 35.

30"H x 26"W x 12"D

ROWE

FINE ART GALLERY

ABOUNDS with

IMPRESSIONS

from NATURE

Interviewed by Lynn Alison Trombetta

rom frogs and lizards to bears, birds, and bison, Rowe Fine

F Art Gallery showcases a magical and eclectic collection of

artwork by artists Ken Rowe, Dane Chinnock, Kim Diment, Jen

Farnsworth, Liam Herbert, Lynn Heil, Kim Kori, Sue Krzyston,

Joshua Tobey and others.

There’s a sense of family-within-a-family that begins with a

shared love for nature and extends to the friendly, dedicated

staff who model a spirit of teamwork between artist and gallery

in a diverse offering of paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and

scratchboard.

Gallery owners Ken Rowe and his wife Monica are nearly

always there. You will find Ken working on his latest clay

rendition for a bronze sculpture and Monica, along with her

knowledgeable staff, graciously greeting travelers from all over

the world, many of them collectors returning to see what’s new.

As Arizona natives and longtime residents of Sedona, they

know what their visitors are looking for.

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"Rise of the Hunters’ Moon" Masterwork

Bronze edition of 35. 26"H x 18.5"W x 10"D

Photos by Christopher Marchetti.


"From Here to the Horizon" Bronze Edition of 35. 21"H x 25"W x 11"D

Ken sculpts from life. His subjects are as varied as Nature

herself and are created with as much heart as can be molded

from his hands into clay. Perhaps his most exciting recent

project is a limited-edition bronze sculpture titled “From Here

to the Horizon.” Honoring the bison, the piece features an

eight-panel bas-relief surrounding the base of the sculpture

depicting the legacy of the bison.

Also known as the buffalo, these largest of land mammals

once roamed North America in the tens of millions. They

were a significant part of U.S. history and culture, notably

that of Native Americans. But by the late 1800s, they were

almost extinct, mostly because of hunting. In 1905, to help save

the species, President Theodore Roosevelt helped found the

American Bison Society.

Ken commented, “Three years ago, in 2016, Congress

recognized the North American bison as the first official

mammal of the United States with passage of the National

Bison Legacy Act. This is like the recognition we gave the bald

eagle in the 1700s as the national emblem of the United States

of America!”

He added, “The trail of the bison seemed to stretch the horizon

and beyond in days long gone. I wanted to tell that story. It

seemed bas-relief was the answer, but years of forewarning

about the difficulty in sculpting in this manner had caused

some hesitation in me.”

For the completed piece, the bas-relief panels proved to be an

effective method of storytelling. The panels include images

of the Teton mountain ranges and depict the time when

civilization brought railroads and trains to cut through the

countryside where the herds lived.

It is this kind of reverence for the wild that is evident in the

family of artists at Rowe Fine Art Gallery who contribute their

visions of the natural world and the stories they tell with their

artwork. A visit to this gallery will open your eyes to the bounty

of wildlife that surrounds us — especially here in Sedona!

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Ken Rowe with a

newly born bobcat at

the Southwest Wildlife

Conservation Center.

"Forget Me Not" Bronze edition of 99.

10.5"H x 7"W x 6"D | Proceeds from

sales of this sculpture benefit Southwest Wildlife

Conservation Center and Runnin’ W Wildlife Center.

Ken Rowe sculpting quail.

(Live model on his head

is named Feathers).

"High Rise" Bronze edition of 35. 21"H x 17"W x 14"D

"An artist’s goal is to communicate, without the use of words,

a reverence for the subject ... An inspired artist tells a story that

profoundly touches the viewer’s soul." – Ken Rowe

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"Express Male" Monument

1.5 Life-size ~ Bronze Edition of 12.

71"H x 78"W x 40"D

Phippen Museum

KEN ROWE

Ken Rowe’s bronze wildlife sculptures

confidently portray the majestic wildlife

of the American west as well as the

cowboy and native cultures that have

informed this part of the country. Every

application of Ken’s clay has a purpose,

defining the subject matter and telling

its story. “In the visual sense, when

one views my art, he or she should be

able to feel the rugged beauty of the

Southwest and the vitality and diversity

of its people,” says Ken. “It is difficult

to explain the exhilarating feeling I

experience when I have an image in my

mind and, with every application of clay

and every flick of my palette knife, a

3-D likeness of this mental image takes

shape right before my eyes. This is my

reward for many years of hard work,

and I relish it.”

"Hooked" Bronze edition of 35. 16"H (22"H with rod) x 10"W x 6"D

Born and raised in Arizona, Ken was

influenced by drawing and painting

with his mother, but his first foray into

wildlife art was in the field of taxidermy,

submerging himself in a profession that

demanded an intense study of anatomy

and wildlife physiology. Ken expanded

his talents into the creation of bronze

sculpture and has been a sculptor for

more than thirty years. Ken’s work,

ranging in scale from small maquettes

to large monuments, are known for

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KIM KORI

___________________ Rowe Fine Art Gallery

"Dragonfly at Rest"

What would it be like to be a bird perched

in a tree or a field mouse navigating blades

of grass? These are some of the questions

that are on Kim Kori’s mind when she

sits down to work on a bronze sculpture.

Kim focuses on Mother Nature’s smallest

creatures. She spends hours studying

wildlife so that each critter is realistically

depicted from tail to whisker. “I enjoy

sculpting the small creatures of the world

and giving them a sense of importance,” says

Kim. “Every life is significant, including the

little mice, frogs and insects who are often

maligned. I see beauty in all the flora and

fauna of this earth.”

Having spent her childhood in a lush

farming area of Pennsylvania, Kim’s

relationship with nature began early.

Exploring the fields and pastures was a

frequent pastime, and she would use the

inspiration she found to create and illustrate

stories. In the late 1970s, Kim moved to

Sedona. Primarily self-taught, she began her

sculpting career shortly after moving to Red

Rock Country.

"Amore"

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Kim’s sculptures can be found in private collections throughout

North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Fifteen of her sculptures have been purchased for public placement

in North America and Europe, including her monumental “Amore"

sculpture, which was purchased in 2017 to be part of the Benson Park

Sculpture Garden in Loveland, Colorado. Kim is a signature member

of the Society of Animal Artists and a master signature member of

American Women Artists. She has been juried into more than 50

prestigious art shows. In 2010, Kim, in collaboration with sculptor

Ken Rowe, was chosen to create monumental sculptures for two

Sedona roundabouts.

"Spring"

Opposite Top | "Dragonfly at Rest"

Bronze edition of 35. 7.5"H x 21"W x 13"D

Opposite Bottom | "Amore" Maquette

Bronze edition of 85. 4'7"H x 5"W x 5"D.

Monument also available. Editon of 12.

8"H x 34"W x 40"D

Top Right | "Spring"

Bronze Edition of 45. 18.5"H x 8"W x 5.5"D

Right | "A Moments Rest"

Bronze edition of 65. 5.5"H x 6"W x 3.75"D

Kim Kori's creations are available at Rowe Fine

Art Gallery. Photos by Stricker Photographics.

"A Moments Rest"

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JOSHUA TOBEY

______________________________________________ Rowe Fine Art Gallery

Joshua Tobey’s impressionistic wildlife bronze sculptures are sometimes

called whimsical, but they also depict the interdependence of

wildlife and humanity by revealing aspects of human emotion,

experience and culture through wildlife sculpture. “As a

sculptor, I consistently return to the original education I

received from my father who said that sculpture is first

and foremost about shape and form,” says Joshua.

“All shapes in nature are beautiful by themselves

without personality or story line, so when you

look at my work I want you to be inspired to

explore these forms by touching the smooth

"Love Song"

surfaces and curved lines of the

bronze. It’s from these interactive

shapes that expressive personalities,

anthropomorphic traits and wider

concepts begin to emerge.”

Joshua grew up in Santa Fe, New

Mexico. The son of renowned

ceramic and bronze sculptors Gene

and Rebecca Tobey, Joshua began

sculpting in clay and casting in

bronze at the age of six. He earned

his bachelor of fine arts degree

from Western State College in

Colorado and then returned home to

apprentice with his father and stepmother.

Today, Joshua’s sculptures

range from 2.5 inches to life-size. He

is also renowned for his colorful,

contemporary patina work.

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"Hide & Seek"


Several national publications have

featured Joshua’s work. He was the

poster artist for the 2012 Loveland

Sculpture in the Park show and the

featured artist at the 2014 Jackson

Hole Fall Arts Festival. His public

sculptures can be found at sites

in Colorado, Hawaii, Florida and

Arizona. Joshua has participated in

museum shows at the Vernon Filly

Art Museum, Wheelwright Museum

of the American Indian, Minneapolis

Institute of Art, National Museum of

Wildlife Art and Buffalo Bill Center

of the West. 4

Opposite Top | "Love Song”

Bronze edition of 100.

3.5"H x 4.5"D x 4.5"W

"The Three Tenors"

Opposite Bottom | “Hide & Seek”

Bronze edition of 35. From left to right:

"Seek" 26"H x 8"W x 7"D

"Hide" 18"H x 6.5"W x 22"L

Left | "Stepping Stone"

Bronze edition of 30.

55.5"H x 21"D x 18"W

Above | "The Three Tenors" sculpture

Bronze edition of 25 each. From left to right:

"Placido" 33"H x 13"D x 17"W

"Jose" 35"H x 13"D x 11"W

"Luciano" 33.5"H x 12"D x 18.25"W

"Stepping Stone"

Joshua Tobey's creations are available at

Rowe Fine Art Gallery. Photos by Jafe Parsons.

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Culinary

Palette

Tasteful, Creative Offerings

from Sedona Restaurants

By Carole & Wade Bell

From the Starters and Small Plates

menu, which is also available for

Happy Hour from 3 PM, we sampled

the Moroccan Lamb Chops with

tomato, onion, mint, cucumber and

feta with a balsamic fig reduction.

Portions are generous. Our four

baby chops were perfectly cooked

and ideal for sharing. The flavors

were exquisite! In addition we

had the Portabello Mushrooms in

a white wine garlic cheese sauce,

an excellent vegetarian choice.

The velvety sauce on the two large

portabellos added subtle flavor

without overpowering the dish.

Our two entrees were superb!

The Grilled King Salmon was

seared on the outside creating a

delicious crust, while the inside

remained moist and delicate. The

blackberry red wine reduction

complemented the fish perfectly as

did the forbidden rice and seasonal

vegetables. What a treat to enjoy

perfectly prepared fresh seafood

here in the desert!

The second entrée was Niman

Ranch braised short ribs in a

rich coating of medjool date and

cipollini onion demi-glace. They

were melt-in-your-mouth tender

and absolutely delectable. Tucked

underneath were house made

gnocchi, delicate little pillows in

a gorgonzola sauce, a wonderful

counterpart to the ribs. The dish

was magnificent!

Service was attentive, never

intrusive, and the courses were

served in an unhurried fashion,

which we particularly appreciate.

We were able to relax and savor

each wonderful offering.

Finally, we were tempted by the

dessert tray and chose the Crème

Brule Cheesecake served with

whipped cream and a raspberry

drizzle. It was the perfect ending

to a thoroughly delightful dining

experience!

J Wine Bistro

Open

Range

Don’t wait for a special occasion to

treat yourself to an intimate dining

experience at J Wine Bistro in the

Village of Oak Creek, tucked away

in the interior courtyard of The

Collective. Fresh flowers grace the

linen covered tables, lighting is

muted, and the ambience is one of

casual sophistication.

We began our evening each

with a different glass of wine,

chosen with the help of our very

knowledgeable waiter, who was

both highly professional and

extremely personable. There is

a good selection of wines by the

glass and many more by the bottle.

The list is helpfully organized

from medium to full-bodied, and

boasts both domestic and world

wines. Cocktails and beer are also

available.

Open Range in the heart of

Uptown Sedona is a popular eating

establishment as evidenced by

the crowd on a recent weeknight.

We arrived in time to catch the

beautiful views of sunset on the

red rocks from the outdoor patio,

which was nearly full all evening

with enthusiastic diners.

While perusing the menu, we

enjoyed one of their signature

appetizers, the Southwestern

Cactus Dip. The dip, a combination

of cheeses and cactus relish

was creamy , slightly picante

with a sweet corn taste, and was

accompanied by a mound of house

made corn tortilla chips. It was

addictive, and large enough for four

people to have shared.

Both our entrees were excellent.

The Cowboy Steak, a generous

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14-ounce ribeye was grilled to

perfection. All the beef served at

Open Range is Prime and they do

their own butchering in house.

There was a nice sear on the outside

and the inside remained juicy and

delicious. The vegetable of the

day was green beans and the dish

also included sautéed small gold

potatoes.

We also chose the Catch of the

Day, which on this evening was

swordfish. All their fish is wild

and is flown in fresh and cut

in their kitchen. The fish was

grilled beautifully, enhanced by a

reduction of tomatoes with green

olives, adding a layer of complexity

without overshadowing its mild,

delicate flavor. In addition to the

green beans the dish came with

Spanish style rice. We savored each

bite we took of both entrees and

still the portions were generous

enough to take some of each home

with us.

The dessert menu could not

be ignored and it was difficult

choosing which two to sample.

We settled on the Raspberry

Cheesecake and Carrot Cake.

Wow! The cheesecake was creamy

with an intense raspberry flavor,

baked into the cake as well as on

top and drizzled on the plate. Each

forkful was a delight! It was the

carrot cake however that completely

blew us away. The slice was huge –

four layers of moist cake tasting of

raisins and spice with a soft cream

cheese frosting between each layer

and covering the top and side. The

only fitting description is sublime!

All we can say is save room!

Szechuan

If you’re looking for a different,

and perhaps unexpected, dining

experience in Sedona, look no

further than Szechuan Restaurant,

Sushi Bar and Cocktail Lounge,

tucked in a small courtyard behind

the statue of Merlin near the Whole

Foods Market in West Sedona.

The authentic décor includes

red lanterns, tables etched with

Chinese designs, and beautiful

Chinese art adorning the walls. The

restaurant has been in Sedona for

thirteen years and has a loyal local

following as well as appealing to

visitors.

We are fans of the many flavors

that are found in Chinese cuisine

and our recent visit proved to be

a delight to our taste buds. From

their very extensive menu we tried

three dishes: Mongolian Beef,

Walnut Shrimp and Garlic Green

Beans. Each was distinctive and

delicious. Thin slices of tender

beef were stir fried with scallions

and yellow onions in a slightly

spicy brown sauce. We were told it

began with an oyster sauce base, to

which were added many spices to

create a deep, rich accompaniment

to the mouthwatering meat. The

shrimp were large and succulent,

having been lightly battered and

quickly deep-fried, making them

slightly crispy on the outside while

soft and delicate inside. They were

served with chunks of pineapple

and crunchy walnuts in a light

lemon sauce. It added up to a

most memorable combination of

flavors and textures to be savored.

The green beans provided yet

another contrast. The beans were

quickly fried in hot oil so that

the outsides had a slight crunch,

while retaining their bright green

color and perfectly done flavor.

They were served in a garlic sauce

with some thin slices of scallion.

The garlic flavor was subtle and

extremely tasty. Our selections

were accompanied by bowls of

fluffy white rice to absorb the

wonderful sauces in each of the

dishes. These offerings provided a

deeply satisfying meal for two of us

to share.

Szechuan Restaurant also has

a sushi menu but we’ll have to

save that for another visit. The

restaurant is open daily for lunch

and dinner and - good news –

you can also take out or even get

delivery service. 4

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The Spotlight

VENUES

WEST SEDONA

Bella Vita Ristorante

ChocolaTree

Dahl & DeLuca

Enchantment Resort

Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen

Golden Goose American Grill

Greg Lawson Gallereum

Judi’s Restaurant

Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Mesa Grill

Music in the House

Oak Creek Brewing Co.

Olde Sedona Bar & Grill

Reds Lounge

Sedona Chamber Music

Sedona Performing Arts Center

SteakHouse89

Vino di Sedona

MUSIC DAYS & TIMES

Wed, Thu, Sun 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Fri, Sat 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Fri, Sun 6 - 8 p.m.

Fri - Mon 7 - 9 p.m.

Thu-Sat 5 - 8 p.m.

Tue 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Sun, Tue, Thu 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Occasional concerts - call for details

Thu 6 - 9 p.m.

Concert performances throughout the year - call for details

Thu 4 - 7 p.m.; Sat & Sun 11 a.m. -2 p.m.

2nd Fri of each month, September - May, 7 - 9 p.m.

Wed & Thu 6 - 9 p.m.; Fri 8 - 11 p.m.; Sat & Sun 3 - 6 p.m.; Jam Nite: Sat 7 - 11 p.m.

Live Music: Fri 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.; DJ: Sat 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 6 - 9 p.m.

Monthly concerts seasonally - call for details

Occasional concerts - call for details

Happy Hour: Tue - Sun 5 - 8 p.m.; Late night: Wed - Sat 8:30 - 11:30 p.m. (or later)

Sun - Tue 6 - 9 p.m.; Wed - Sat 7 - 10 p.m.; Wine Tasting: Fri 3:30 - 6 p.m.

UPTOWN

Briar Patch Inn

El Rincon

Hillside Sedona

L’Auberge de Sedona

Mooney’s Irish Pub

Rene’s Retaurant

SaltRock Southwest Kitchen

Secret Garden Café

Sound Bites Grill

Thai Palace Uptown

Tlaquepaque

Thu - Sun 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. June - September

Sun - Tue 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. March - October

First Friday ArtWalks 5 - 8 p.m.

Sun - Thu 5 - 7 p.m.; Fri 6 - 9 p.m.

Fri & Sat 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Sat 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Fri & Sat 6 - 9 p.m.

Tue - Fri 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.; year round weather permitting

Sun - Thu 6 - 9 p.m.; Fri & Sat 7 - 10 p.m.

Mon & Tue 6 - 9 p.m.

First Friday Art Walks 5 - 8 p.m. March -October; special events year round - call for details

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK

Collective, The

Cucina Rustica

Full Moon Saloon

J Wine Bistro

PJ’s Pub

Special events and concerts year round - call for details

nightly 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Fri & Sat 8:30 - midnight

Thu & Fri 6 - 9 p.m.

Tue (every other) 6 - 9 p.m.; Wed 6 - 9 p.m.; Sat (times vary) - call for details

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Live Entertainment Venues in Sedona

TYPE ADDRESS PHONE

entertainment 6701 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.4540

ambience/entertainment 1595 West Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.2997

ambience 2321 West Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.5219

ambience The View Restaurant, 525 Boynton Canyon Road, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.204.6014

ambience 2675 W State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.862.4009

ambience/entertainment 2545 W State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.1447

entertainment 2679 W. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.202.0340

ambience 40 Soldiers Pass Rd, Sedona, Arizona 86336 928.282.4449

entertainment 2030 AZ-89A Suite A-3, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.1177

ambience 1185 Airport Road, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.2400

entertainment The Hub, 525-B Posse Ground Road, Sedona AZ 86336 207.907.9365

entertainment 2050 Yavapai Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.204.1300

entertainment 1405 West Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.5670

entertainment Located in Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa, 2250 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.340.5321

entertainment 2030 W. State Route 89A, Suite B5, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.204.2415

entertainment 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.0549

ambience/entertainment 2620 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.204.2000

entertainment 2575 W. State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.554.4682

ambience 3190 N State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.2342

entertainment Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, 336 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.4648

entertainment 671 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336 480.998.5025

ambience/entertainment 301 Little Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336 800.905.5745

entertainment Hillside Sedona Shopping Center, 671 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.2331

ambience Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, 336 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.9225

ambience Amara Resort, 100 Amara Lane, #101, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.340.8803

ambience/entertainment 336 AZ-179, F101, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.203.9564

entertainment 101 N. State Rte. 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.2713

ambience 260 Van Deren Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.8424

entertainment 336 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86336 928.282.4838

entertainment 7000 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86351 928.255.0900

ambience The Collective Sedona, 7000 Arizona Rt. 179, Sedona, AZ 86351 928.284.3010

entertainment The Collective Sedona, 7000 Arizona Rt. 179, Sedona, AZ 86351 928.284.1872

ambience The Collective Sedona, 7000 Arizona Rt. 179, Suite E100, Sedona, AZ 86351 928.641.6587

entertainment 40 W Cortez Dr., # 7, Sedona, AZ 86351 928-284-2250

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