Local Artists Featured at City Hall

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January through March 2017

 

City Hall Art Rotation Program

The City of Sedona is proud to feature three different local artists

every three months for our City Hall Art Rotation program.

The public is also invited to come visit our NEW! Sculpture Garden

thanks to the generosity of Linda Goldenstein.

The public is welcome make an appointment

to view the indoor exhibits by contacting:

Arts & Culture Coordinator,

Nancy Lattanzi at 928-203-5078

or email

NLattanzi@SedonaAZ.gov

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 Linda Goldenstein, Goldenstein Gallery and Nancy Lattanzi, Arts & Culture Coordinator for the City of Sedona, stand by James Muir's magnificent sculpture, "Caduceus."

 

Working in partnership with the City of Sedona, Linda Goldenstein has generously curated a one-of-a-kind Public Art Installation at City Hall. "We are elated to have these pieces by such notable artists at City Hall Plaza," says Arts & Culture Coordinator, Nancy Lattanzi. "Sedona is a City animated by the arts and this exhibition brings that experience to life."

 Artists represented in our new Sculpture Garden are; James Muir, David Phelps, Cheston Trammel and Sherab "Shey" Khandro.

Permanent installation "Anazai" created by John Soderberg is located in the northwest part of our courtyard.

  

Artist Reception

featuring

Clark Sheppard

Sherab Khandro

Jim Peterson

PLUS! James Muir, Cheston Trammel, John Soderberg,

Mike Medow, Jody Florman & Julie Ronning Talbot

Thursday, February 9th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

beginning in the Council Chambers

 

Clark Sheppard

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 "Celebrating Sedona's Magic and Beauty"

Location: Council Chambers Vultee and

Schnebly Conference Rooms

“Celebrating Sedona’s Magic and Beauty,” is what Clark Sheppard, a 13 year resident of Sedona, expresses daily with his whimsical paintings created in oil, acrylic and watercolor. His exhibit is now showing at Sedona’s City Hall through the end of March.

The whimsical feel of Sheppard’s work is greatly enhanced by the fact that he is living his dream in Sedona, a truly magical place. The unique and magical beauty of Sedona continually reminds him to open and expand his conscious awareness of and appreciation for the profound impact nature can have on us, when we truly pay attention to this wonderful planet we call Earth.

Sheppard, who signs his artwork McShep, was repeatedly exposed to art at a young age, but only became active as an artist in 1989. His father, a free-lance commercial artist working out of his home, never showed Clark how to paint. His initial exposure to painting began simply enough, through an adult evening education course at a local New Jersey high school. “I started with the medium of watercolor thinking, how hard can it be, only to discover that it was one of the most challenging mediums there is,” said Sheppard.  

He showed his first work to a good friend Gordon Haas, who is an accomplished artist with his own Gallery in Lambertville, New Jersey. Gordon was very positive, telling Sheppard he perceived the beginnings of some real talent and encouraged him to pursue his interest in art. Gordon then became Sheppard’s mentor and what started as dabbling, fast grew into a passion. The artist Thomas McKnight had a huge influence on Sheppard’s palette. To pay homage to him Sheppard decided to put a Mc in front of his nickname Shep. Thus, McShep Art Studios was birthed and to this day he signs his art, McShep.

Sheppard became interested in the Southwest after a ski vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He rolled his snowmobile and broke his hand. In order to kill time, he spent his days walking around galleries. He was particularly inspired by the artistic images he found in Southwest Art magazine. “When I saw the images of the Southwest, they spoke to me. I have been painting Southwest art ever since, even before moving to Sedona when I lived in New Jersey.” Sheppard recalled.

Sheppard recently received an email from Warner Bros. Television asking for permission to license his image of “Creekside Cathedral” for a new media series they are producing. “Of course at first, I thought it was a scam. Warner Bros. wants my art?” he questioned. After further investigation, Sheppard found the request to be authentic and has completed a signed contract with them.

Former President George W. Bush is a proud owner of Sheppard’s award winning painting “Patriotic Longhorns”. Sheppard’s art work has been seen in SouthwestArt Magazine, Cowboys and Indians, American Cowboy, Texas Monthly, and True West magazines. His original watercolor of “Goulding’s Stagecoach” hangs in the “Stagecoach” restaurant at Gouldings Lodge in Monument Valley, Arizona.

“I have wanted to exhibit Clark Sheppard’s work for quite some time and I am very happy this opportunity has arisen. His work matches his joyful spirit. His color palette is strikingly bold and his paintings of Southwest landscapes are portrayed in such a distinctly colorful style. Don’t miss this vibrant exhibit brightening up City Hall!” said Nancy Lattanzi, city of Sedona arts and culture coordinator.

Visit his website www.mcshep.com, where he also offers his magnificent artwork uniquely personalized with your own special dates, names, logos, etc. or for special, personalized gift giving.

Sheppard’s exhibit is located in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 102 Roadrunner Dr. To check viewing availability and/or purchasing art for this exhibit, as well as many other exhibits in the City Hall Art Rotation Program, please make an appointment by contacting Lattanzi at 928-203-5078 or via email at NLattanzi@SedonaAZ.gov.

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             Creekside Cathedral

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                       Pitiado

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           Sailing Sedona's Sky


 

Sherab "Shey" Khandro

                                                             Shey Khandro Headshot                                                

"Artist of Intention"

Location: Council Chambers, Vultee &

Schnebly Conference Rooms

Sherab Khandro’s shares her relevant message of peace and compassion through her harmonious paintings and sculpture work, now showing at Sedona’s City Hall through the end of March.

Accomplished painter, sculptor, speaker and writer, Khandro draws inspiration from her years of philosophical study and over two decades as a professional in the visual arts. Formally trained by Tibetan masters in exile in the U.S., she brings years of spiritual training to all of her work. Exploring symbols within our modern culture, imbuing her work with intention, Khandro tells a story inviting us to remember what is important in life and the qualities we are committed to embracing for the benefit of all.

Through symbols of transformation: images of the Buddha and totems found in nature, she reminds us of our own natural beauty and the power of small acts to make a difference. Drawn to the architecture of a composition in both paintings and sculpture, she is equally inspired by the play of color and the exploration of dimension and form. Often interactive, her sculpture is an invitation to engage.

Using the detailed technique of pointillism in her paintings, the neo-impressionistic style in which tiny dots of color create rich and vibrant imagery. With each stroke of the brush comes a prayer of compassion. Each dot, offered as a jewel, a wish to end suffering in the world. 

Khandro states, “As world citizens we have an opportunity, quite possibly a responsibility, to bring forth our best qualities for the benefit of all, giving birth to the deepest aspirations of our hearts through our words and our deeds. My art is my voice. I speak of Loving Kindness, Compassion and Peace.” 

“I am honored to display Shey Khandro’s sacred work at City Hall. The detail and time that goes into pointillistic imagery is not only moving, but mesmerizing. Her soft color palette combined with her ethereal subject matter are ironically grounding, especially when you understand the deeper meaning behind each of her pieces. Khandro’s “Tibetan Wheel of Compassion” located in the lobby of the Council Chambers, is an intricate bronze she created to remind us to never lose our sense of empathy for our fellow human beings, especially those whom experience misfortune. This exhibit is not to be missed,” states Nancy Lattanzi, city of Sedona arts and culture coordinator.

A wide range of Khandro’s works can be seen online at www.GoldensteinArt.com. Her exhibit is located in the Council Chambers at Sedona’s City Hall at 102 Roadrunner Dr. To check viewing availability for this exhibit, as well as any other exhibits in the City Hall Art Rotation Program, please make an appointment by contacting Lattanzi at 928-203-5078 or via email at NLattanzi@SedonaAZ.gov.

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                   Letting Go

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                      Invitation

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                          Arabesque

 

Jim Peterson

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Photography Exhibit

Location: Council Chambers, Vultee &

Schnebly Conference Rooms

Jim Peterson’s captivating photographs are now showing at Sedona’s City Hall through the end of March. Currently a resident of Sedona, Peterson grew up in northwestern New Mexico and has lived on both coasts (in California and Delaware) as well as in Illinois, Texas, Missouri and many places in the West. He attended the University of Chicago, receiving a B.A. in Music and a PhD in Biochemistry. He first took up photography while in graduate school. His interest in photography persisted while he worked as a research biochemist for five years and then moved on to a long career as an engineer, planner and manager in the Telecomm industry.

Upon retirement from that career, he redirected his energy to his lifelong artistic passion by starting a professional photography business. Over the years he has given back to the community by serving as a board member for a total of eight different non-profit organizations. His fine art photography has been featured in numerous galleries and exhibits in Phoenix and Sedona, as well as purchased by collectors worldwide.

Peterson’s work is inspired by a lifelong love of the natural world, which in turn was a very predictable result of growing up in the Southwest. He states, “If my images convey a bit of reverence for our threatened planet and its beautiful territories and inhabitants, then I feel that I am happily serving my mission.” His works have been nominated as finalists in several prestigious international competitions, and his infrared image Half Moon over Cockscomb Ridge recently took the “First Place – Outstanding Achievement” award in one of these competitions.

“Jim has a gift of capturing Mother Nature in all her glory. Whether it’s the seasonal change from daylight colors, to alluring sunsets or magical night skies, each image gives one reason to take a respectful pause and acknowledge this beautiful planet we call home. I hope the public will make time to enjoy this inspiring exhibit,” said Nancy Lattanzi, city of Sedona arts and culture coordinator.

A wide range of Peterson’s works can be seen online at www.JamesPeterson.name. Peterson’s images are available in custom sizes and are offered in three fine finishes: standard photographic papers, fine art prints on canvas (stretched on a frame like an oil painting and ready to hang), as well as stunning glossy prints on aluminum panels (also ready to hang).

Peterson’s exhibit is located in the Council Chambers at City Hall on 102 Roadrunner Dr. To check viewing availability and/or purchasing art for this exhibit, as well as any other exhibits in the City Hall Art Rotation Program, please make an appointment by contacting Lattanzi at 928-203-5078 or via email at NLattanzi@SedonaAZ.gov.

 

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              Nest of Hoodoos Badlands

 

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          Lone Cottonwood in Pool Canyon

 

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    Monsoon Storm Over White Mountains