Gallery of Modern Masters – Sedona, Arizona
Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Today, much of the technology used for space travel is still being used in main-stream products - or even in art. For example, di-chroic glass was a type of glass perfected by NASA in the 1960s for satellite mirrors. Creating the glass requires layering of a di-chroic finish that must be conducted in a vacuum chamber where an electro-beam deposits many tiny layers of metallic oxides. These oxides include titanium, magnesium and optically pure glass. The metal absorbs different colors of light at different angles create a multi-hue effect.
Sedona artist, Harold Lustig uses this very scientific glass in creating gorgeous pieces of art and sculpture. Lustig’s work can be seen in the Gallery of Modern Masters in the Hillside, Sedona
Lustig notes that he had spent many years playing with different types of glass and became very fascinated with the effects of dichroic glass.
“Dichroic comes from Greek “Di” meaning two and “Chroic meaning color”, Lustig states.
ALT Gallery – Sedona, Arizona
Looking for some throwback Space Age Pop music? How about albums like Spaced Out from Enough Light or The Sound of Tomorrow Today by Soundproof or Tamboo from Les Baxter. Space Age Bachelor Pad Music – the genre of music that became so popular in the late 60s and 70s can be found at Sedona’s ALT Gallery. The ALT Gallery has more record albums than one could ever look through in a day.
Google ‘Space Age Pop’ music and discover for yourself this wild genre. But in the meantime, if you have a turn-table and love collecting great albums, check out ALT Gallery located at: 301 AZ-89A Suite 102, Sedona, AZ 86336
There is no better place to stroll around in Sedona during the summer than within the festive and beautiful walls at Tlaquepaque’s Arts and Crafts Village. With the large Sycamore trees shading the property, the numerous porticos, and the sound of Oak Creek running by, it’s an enjoyable experience.
This beautiful Mexican-style village also provides live Flamenco music in the Courtyard from March until October, Sunday through Tuesday evenings from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM.
While listening to music and weaving in and out of shops, enjoy the gorgeous water fountain, small staircases to hidden places, bridges and other secrets within this beautifully architected space. Flowers of every type grow year around, trellises of vines sweep over adobe walls and twist up into the Sycamore Trees.
In addition to the beauty of the Tlaquepaque space, there are a few summer events that are not to be missed:
Gaetano and friends in Patio de las Campanas – El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano Spirited performances inspired from Spain and Mexico take place while Gaetano and friends treat visitors to Spanish guitar in the courtyard in front of the restaurant. Enjoy tapas and your favorite beverage from the outside bar. Free Admission and all are welcome.
Sedona Community Farmers Market
If you happen to be in town on Fridays, every morning starting at 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. is the Sedona Community Farmers Market. Here, within Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, you will find: farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, grass fed beef, goat products, tamales, breads and pastries, chocolates, live music and much more.
‘Birds Of A Feather’
There is a lot of beautiful art to enjoy while in Tlaquepaque but if you really love nature and especially birds, make sure to experience the “Birds of a Feather” event taking place Friday, August 2, 5-8 pm at Mountain Trails Gallery.
Mountain Trails will be featuring artists who are captivated by the curious nature and beauty of birds. Artists include, but are not limited to: Joe Garcia, Raymond Gibby, Jennifer O’Cualain, Vic Payne, Bryce Pettit and Michael Trcic. Mountain Trails Gallery is located in Tlaquepaque’s Suite A201.
‘Out of the Furnace – Into the Fire’
On August 2, Rowe Gallery is hosting “Out of the Furnace – Into the Fire”, and all are invited. The event demonstrates the sculpting process from sketch to bronze sculpture. If you have ever wondered how artists are able to create life-size editions of their work, be sure to attend this event. It begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. There will be drinks and appetizers at the gallery, and sculptors Ken Rowe, Erik Petersen, Liam Herbert, Kim Kori, Alvin Marshall, Jason Scull and Joshua Tobey will all be present.
Sedona Gallery Association