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September 28th, 2009 - Hilton Sedona Golf Resort & Spa - Hilton Sedona Fine Arts Event
INSPIRED '09, the theme of the 1st annual Hilton Sedona Fine Arts Exhibit & Sale, will take place over Thanksgiving weekend. This is a very special Event happening in the Grand Ballroom at the beautiful Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa, November 27 and 28, 2009.
The entire Sedona and Verde Valley communities, Visitors and Guests are invited to come and enjoy this "All Sedona Arts Weekend" Event and its festivities.
Best of all, there is no entrance fee for admission to the show.
An INSPIRING educational opportunity - bring the family! This is also a unique chance for parents, teachers, students and others in the field of education to come, to visit this exhibition. It will be like going to a new, exciting museum that features Multi-Media Arts in every imaginable form that will cover the globe. What an inspiration this Event will be for aspiring young artists to talk directly with these artists.
The stars of this arts Event are 32 outstanding Sedona Artists. Among the best in the greater Sedona area, they have been invited to exhibit and to sell their unique array of Artistic Collections.
The artists featured include: Barbara Vickers, Celesty Claudio, James Latham, Jeannette Tuscher, Shermane Frei, Nora Graf, Jan Saunders, Betty Carr, Robert Albrecht, Mariann Leahy, Clyde Ross Morgan, James Muir, Kaayla Fox, Barbara Ragalyi, Jerry Buley, Mary Dove, Beverly Copen, Philip Ponvert, Pat Kaufmann, Dennis Ott, Jan Sitts, Gene Dieckhoner, Joan Roberts, Mel Copen, Chris Navarro, Lorraine Fexas, Daniel Hochstein, Madak Kadam, Betty Kaufmann, Shirley Eichten Albrecht, Jack Durrwachter and Gretchen Lopez. Each of these individuals, plus one image illustrative of their work, and their contact information are on the "landing page" of the Hilton Internet campaign, which was recently launched. There will be live demonstrations by several of the artists during the show.
Friday Festivities: The multi-media exhibit & sale will open with a festive reception at 5 pm Friday, November 27th, 2009 with musical entertainment by Sedona Diva Theresa Robertson, wine tasting with Pillsbury Wines, appetizers by Cucina Rustica / Dahl & Di Luca. Again, admission to the Event is free. Cost for food and wine is $25, but may be purchased separately. A cash bar will also be available. Guests and visitors will be invited to spend time in the Hilton's Grand Ballroom where the 32 artists will showcase a plethora of their marvelous works. The items range from art works and gifts for holiday buying as well as incredible pieces that are suitable for collectors.
Two of the artists spotlighted here are Gretchen Lopez, painter and art instructor, and Chris Navarro, sculptor.
Gretchen Lopez. "My inspiration is fueled by a combination of things, my heritage, the Native American and Hispanic cultures, and the rich color and beauty of the Southwest. I feel so driven to interpret what I see on a daily basis. I have to say, the joy of teaching and helping others to grow in their art life, has been the most rewarding and inspiring experience of my career. I love to learn from and to be inspired by my students. What better place to have all this come together, than here in our beautiful Southwest. "INSPIRED 09" will open up the door for so many to experience and become a wonderful part of the creative experience that is Sedona and Northern Arizona. Part of our goal as artists is to make this area the pulse of the art community, and share the joy of creativity!"
Chris Navarro, from Casper, Wyoming and Sedona, Arizona, has been sculpting professionally since 1986 and is best known for his large monumental sculptures. He and his wife, Lynne, own Navarro Gallery located in Tlaquepaque in Sedona. He is represented in galleries across the United States.
His reflections of the West have given Navarro a national following, and collectors covet his limited editions. "Family, horses, rodeo and art have been the driving passions of my life." Chris, a former bull and bronc rider, still competes in team roping. Chris believes that the most worthwhile thing in art is to see what's in someone else's heart.
For information about the INSPIRED '09 Event contact: Beverly Copen at 928-284-2520 or Edgar Lozoya at: 928.284.6910.
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