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Ceramicist Joni Pevarnik will be guiding guests through creating unique works of art. Clay dries slowly and must be fired in the kiln. Arrangements will be made for post-produc- tion pick up.
Jackie Eliason will be demonstrating her method live for studio guests. She starts with charcoal drawings, then does an underpainting that is the opposite color of her subject (a green cactus will start out with a red underpainting), then layers of glazing finish the image.
Want to get in on creating the art? Theresa Black will also be at the Flagstaff Modern and Contemporary Gallery with colored pencils and paper. Each visitor can add to the cu- mulative art piece with colored pencils. At the end of the weekend there will be a drawing to see who wins the drawing that so many people contributed to.
Julie and David Williams will show guests the lengthy print making process of screen printing, lithography and relief. Mr. Williams will also demonstrate an intaglio plate on the studio etching press.
Frederica Hall has created an interactive original art game. Guests can experience the
Sedona’s StoryWalk installation will be available all summer long. Having it at Sunset Park offers the added benefit of water play at the splash pad around enjoying the display. There will be evaluations to submit at the park and visitors are encouraged to share their experi- ence on social media with photos, comments and suggestions.
“WehopetomakethisapermanentpartoftheSedonalandscape,”saidMs.Mack. “We’re already planning a new StoryWalk display for the fall.”
The StoryWalk grand opening event takes place at Sunset Park in West Sedona on July 12 beginning at 10:30AM. The featured story, If You Plant A Seed by award-winning author Kadir Nelson, is about a rabbit and a mouse and the power of small acts of kindness and generosity.
If you’re interested in supporting future StoryWalk installations, please contact the li- brary’s Development Director at 928-282-7714 x125. — Cindy Cole
From July 27-30, The Center for Indigenous Music and Culture (CIMC) and the Kissi- dugu Foundation are proud to present Camp Merveilles Flagstaff: an African dance, drum, and song camp with professional artists from across Africa. Classes for all ages and abili- ties. 12 world-renowned artists from Guinea and Zimbabwe will share and teach their art and traditions with more than 50 dance, drum and song classes; providing an invigorating four-day immersion into the rich music and dance of Africa. This is the third year Camp Mer- veilles will be hosted in Flagstaff. Over the last two years, the camp has attracted over 100 students. The camp is a part of the NAU Artist in Residency program held at the Frontiere Property at Rogers Lake.
Camp Merveilles is made possible thanks to the Flagstaff Arts Council, The City of Flag- staff BBB, Coconino County and the Arizona Community Foundation. Registering for classes and more information on Camp Merveilles can be found at
First Saturday Jerome Art Walk celebrates the Fourth of July Weekend in artistic style as galleries and studios open the doors for an evening of summertime enchantment on July 1. From the lively Old Jerome High School to Made in Jerome Pottery at the other end of town, delightful surprises abound in this artist colony high on Cleopatra Hill. Restaurants will be offering delicious fare and the charming hotels and Bed & Breakfasts will be welcoming visi- tors on this holiday weekend.
Cool evenings at a mile high beckon guests from the steamy Arizona valleys and lovely art is as much a draw as the respite from the heat. The town shuttle provides free transportation all evening so be prepared to park and let someone else do the driving, if you choose not to walk. With 26 galleries and studios all open in this magical town, one of a kind art is every- where. Festivities on July 2 begin at 5PM with doors open until at least 8PM. For more in- formation visit, A sampling of what is in store for the art lover follows.
Zen Mountain Gallery is pleased to introduce the ceramic art of Wally Asselberghs to the gallery. Originally from Belgium, he has trained in Belgium, France and Holland and has been working in clay for more than 42 years. He has been specializing in a specific type of raku known as naked raku since 1995. He has since taught workshops internationally with his work being published extensively, and he was the co-author of a book now regarded as a standard on the subject. His ceramic forms are strong and sculptural canvases for the synthesis of unique firing and glazing processes which he has developed. Please join Zen
game while viewing Ms. Hall’s own original art. Check out for all the details!
— Jen Turrell
In the heat of another Arizona summer, curling up with a good book seems like a great idea; but then, getting outside to enjoy a bright sunny day looks good, too. What if you could do both? Thanks to the Sedona Public Library’s inaugural StoryWalk at Sunset Park on July 12, you can.
Sedona Public Library has partnered with Sedona Parks & Recreation Department and individual donors who have a love for art and literacy to create the city’s first StoryWalk event. StoryWalk was the innovative creation of Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT. A former Vermont Department of Health worker, Ms. Ferguson was looking for ways to increase phys- ical activity for children and adults with chronic illness. She wanted to create something fun that families could do together. And she wanted it to happen in a natural setting. That’s where the idea for StoryWalk was born. Ms. Ferguson joined forces with the Kellogg-Hub- bard Library and the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition to develop a collection of books for the project and implemented the first StoryWalk in 2007. Since then, StoryWalks
have appeared in all 50 states and 11 other countries.
A StoryWalk consists of laminated book pages displayed along a walking path to be en-
joyed one page at a time. The story develops as the reader walks the path from page to page. It combines reading with physical activity in a fun and easy way the whole family can enjoy.
Over the last few weeks, Sedona children and teens gathered at the library and helped create the laminated pages that will be displayed for this inaugural event. A copy of the featured book was disassembled and each page was laminated and reconstructed in the correct order for planned placement in Sunset Park.
Karen Mack, Sedona Library’s Head of Youth Services is excited to offer this event to the community. “StoryWalk kicks off with music, song, special guests, and a terrific children’s picture book,” she said. “Residents and visitors alike can stroll 300 feet of park fence and every 20 feet they will find another laminated spread of colorful book pages hung so that children can easily see the illustrations and read the text.”
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