You have possibly heard of the ‘Hearts On Fire’ diamond jewelry collection, but have you tried any of the pieces on or looked at them in person? Now is your chance, as the Renee Taylor Gallery in Sedona, Arizona carries the collection. Renee Taylor Gallery is located in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village of Sedona.
Less than one-tenth of one percent of the world’s diamonds can become a ‘Hearts on Fire’ diamond. Why is this? The company, owned by Glen and Susan Rothman, devised a process to cut and craft their diamonds like no other.
Most all other diamonds are cleaved and polished in the typical fashion with only 10x magnification. ‘Hearts On Fire’ collection is crafted using a type of technology that gives the artisans 100x magnification. With this type of vision on the stone, which uses a unique imaging software and a perfect mirror polish every single time, the perfect diamond is cut over and over again.
Diamond cutting, as well as overall processing, is concentrated in a few cities around the world. While 80% of rough diamonds are handled in the Antwerp diamond district in Belgium, more than 50% of processed diamonds also pass through there.
Brand ambassadors for the diamond line include actress Morena Baccarin from the hit series Homeland, Janie Bryant, actress for Mad Men, and fashion designer Tara Subkoff.
‘Hearts On Fire’ diamonds are also known for their high sparkle. Due to the cutting process, more light is refracted, and in a perfectly symmetrical way that appears like eight hearts (also known as a Fireburst pattern) – every time.
At the Renee Taylor Gallery, and within the ‘Hearts on Fire’ collection, you will find the Aerial series, Beloved, Copley, Divine Graceful, Effervescence, Fulfillment, HOF, Illa, Lilliana, Lorelei and Optima. Renee Taylor Gallery carries necklaces, pendants, earrings and bracelets by ‘Hearts on Fire’.
The Renee Taylor Gallery exhibits over 20 brands of jewelry. You can visit the Renee Taylor Gallery website at Renee Taylor Gallery .
Vue, A Renee Taylor Gallery is located within the magical Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village of Sedona, Arizona. Full of beautiful modern art from around the world, crafted by world-renowned artists, Vue has become a stopping point for all who visit the Sedona arts and culture scene.
Prior to entering Vue’s beautiful gallery, and after strolling through Tlaquepaque’s greenery-lined corridors, you’ll find a lush courtyard complete with stunning wind sculptures. These sculptures, created by the well-known, Lyman Whitaker, focus on his kinetic art. In choices of stainless steel or copper, the sculpture materials have been chosen by Whitaker for their durability. Ready to withstand storms, sun and forceful winds, his wind sculptures also respond to the slightest of breezes. Due to the range of sculpture designs, Whitaker’s pieces have now become internationally popular.
Lyman Whitaker’s five- foot to twenty-eight foot pieces of artwork bring Vue’s gallery to life as you walk through the courtyard. Most stop to take photos, while others immediately are enticed to take one or more home for their own artistic outdoor space.
Roger Heitzman’s wind sculpture, ‘StrataSphere’ can also be found at Vue. After graduating with a degree in architecture, Heitzman’s artistic abilities began to expand through drawing and shape. Now, Roger Heitzman is known across United States as a master artist in his craft of sculpting, and an expert in his field.
It’s safe to say that Vue, A Renee Taylor Gallery keeps Sedona spinning with artistic beauty. When visiting the area, be sure to stop by Vue and experience a courtyard like none-other. You might even see gallery Co-Owner Renee Taylor, herself, within the space.
For more information on Vue, A Renee Taylor Gallery, or to inquire about any of Lyman Whitaker or Roger Heitzman’s wind sculptures, visit: https://www.reneetaylorgallery.com/.
If you are interested in filmmaking as a career or learning about film just as a hobby, the Sedona Arts Center is offering a three week Filmmaking Bootcamp Certificate Program. The course starts August 18 and lasts through August 31, 2018. Classes are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The cost of the program is $1,800 and all materials are included.
The three-week filmmaking program will give students the opportunity to not only learn the basics of the craft of filmmaking, but also a hands-on opportunity to try crafting film. Teacher Bryan Reinhart was an instructor at the Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking and then at the Sedona Film School. Reinheart teaches documentary filmmaking as well as Final Cut Pro. Reinhart has experience producing documentaries, including the film Hoosiers. Reinhart also started his own television production company and several of his documentaries were aired nationally on public television.
The Filmmaking program will be structured around the production of short films of increasing complexity. Students will work together and be introduced to traditional concepts of shooting a motion picture film. The foundation of knowledge learned will be in line with the use of digital technology, as all scenes will be shot on high definition video cameras.
Classes and hands-on workshops will be held throughout the week in the classroom, with extra time required outside of the classroom for writing, location scouting, casting and editing. For the final week of the course, time will be devoted to editing the student’s production so that a final screening can be held for fellow students and the public.
All students will write, direct, shoot and edit their video using film lighting packages and digital editing software.
The Sedona Arts Center offers a number of art programs within its School of Arts. Classes are divided by Art Workshops, Field Expeditions and Weekly Classes. As a member of the Sedona Arts Center you will receive a discount for classes. Other benefits are given to members, contingent on their type of membership.
For more information on the Sedona Arts Center Filmmaking Certificate visit their website or call the Center at 928.282.3809.
Collaboration of artists to orchestrate art collectively is what inspired fused-glass artist and Creative Gateways Open Studios and Gallery, owner Pilsa Rainbow Lady to open her first gallery in Sedona, AZ. Within the Creative Gateways space, not only will you see artist’s finished pieces in a stunning gallery space, but you will also discover a place of creativity. Artists at CG work within their own individual studios at the gallery, as well as one larger shared space for collectively creating.
Within the collective space of Creative Gateways Open Studios and Gallery you will find every known artist’s tool, material, kilns of various sizes for both glass and ceramic, large industrial sized work tables, saws, and drawers of amazing art supplies. If you are an art supply junkie, you are going to love how playful Creative Gateways is for its artists and classes.
The feeling of community is felt, the minute you walk through the door of Creative Gateways,. Integration, collaboration and inspiration appear to be the three models of this gallery’s design.
Just this year, Pilsa Rainbow Lady decided to expand her vision with the purchase of the Kuivato Glass Gallery, now re-branded as: Kuivato, A Creative Gateways Gallery. The new gallery is located within Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village and is as equally as bright a space as Creative Gateways.
As a glass artist, the fit of Kuivato, A Creative Gateways Gallery couldn’t be more perfect. Kuivato is a renowned glass gallery, perfectly positioned right in front of Tlaquepaque’s beautiful main corridor fountain. Kuivato has since expanded and now also holds the work of painters and ceramicists, jewelers, and other types of artists.
Kuivato, A Creative Gateways Gallery, has also recently experienced a visual facelift. Gallery manager, Angela Palmer temporarily closed the gallery for two weeks in July to completely renovate the space. The Grand Opening of the new space took place on the Sedona Gallery Associations’ 1st Friday in the Galleries event, August 3, with champagne and locally-made macaroons for all to enjoy.
To learn more about Creative Gateways Open Studios and Gallery or Kuivato, A Creative Gateways Gallery, visit their websites online. A physical address to both galleries can be found on the websites as well as the hours of operation.
Monsoons are upon us, the desert is alive, and people are moving about town. It is perfect weather to take an evening walk and experience Sedona’s 1st Friday in the Galleries, taking place on August 3, from 5-8 p.m. Locals and visitors to the area can enjoy: art, refreshments, music, and great conversation with local gallery artists and staff.
During 1st Friday in the Galleries, Goldenstein Gallery will be featuring The Current, a living reflection of artist’s evolving work. Representing 50 diverse artist’s visions, Goldstein Gallery is excited to host an opening reception on the evening of 1st Friday. Award winning artist Rafe Terry, known for his edgy contemporary canyon-scapes, will be just one of the artists who will have their work showcased.
Andrea Smith Gallery will be featuring the sculptures of Susan Tereba; pieces mostly crafted of fossil mastodon tusk! Incorporating animals, spirituality and crystals into her work, these sculptures will surely inspire you.
During 1st Friday, don’t forget to stop by Vue Gallery, who will be showcasing their exquisite collection of copper and stainless steel wind sculptures by Lyman Whitaker. Experience art in motion as this beautiful collection comes to life with the winds of Sedona.
Enjoy a bit of wine and some appetizers at Lanning, a Bryant Nagel Gallery, which is located just across from the Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery. The works of surrealist oil painter Evgeni Gordiets, and abstract landscape artist Patty Ripley, will be on display. Works from both artists reflect cool waters, which compliments the evening rain Sedona has been receiving.
The Gallery of Ascending Spirit: A Honshin Fine Art Gallery will be celebrating the energy of connectivity, and demonstrating how this connectivity through symbols, color and poetry come together. Through harmonizing energies of joy, art presented by Honshin will be the feature for the evening. The event is catered for all who attend.
The ALT Gallery in West Sedona will be featuring walls full of estate art which aren’t to be missed. From Native American works, to southwest landscapes. Aim to experience vibes of the southwest by this unique and fun space.
Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village will be a center hub for 1st Friday in the Galleries. Eight Sedona Gallery Association establishments within the space will be hopping with locals and visitors alike. Stroll through beautifully landscaped corridors of Tlaquepaque and enjoy a true southwest evening.
Also focused on summer evenings in the southwest, Mountain Trails Gallery celebrates the bounty of summer with its annual “Summer Group Painting Show”. The show opens with a 1st Friday reception featuring guest artist Christie Palmer, known for her contemporary fusion of landscape and abstract acrylic paintings on paper.
The temperatures aren’t the only thing sizzling in Sedona this summer. The Art at Rowe Fine Art Gallery is on fire! Visit the gallery during its summer show and see what their artists have been creating for this event. Wine and appetizers will be served and the artists are eager to connect with all who attend.
For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association and 1st Friday in the Galleries, call: 928-862-4440 or visit www.Sedona GalleryAssociation.com where you can find a map to all locations.
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