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“Small Wonders”
Reception:
Friday, December 5 from 5-8 p.m. &
Saturday, December 6 from 1–5 p.m. Annual Show for Sedona’s much loved sculptor, Kim Kori. Enchanted sculptures that entwine magic with reality.

(pictured: "Amorè" by Kim Kori)

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December 5th, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM
&
Saturday, December 6th from 1 – 5 PM
"Small Wonders"
with Kim Kori
Artist Demonstration at Saturday’s Show

 

Wildlife sculptor Kim Kori doesn’t have to travel to exotic locales to study her subject matter. All she has to do is look out the window of her Uptown Sedona studio. Kim has been sculpting nature’s smallest creatures, including mice, birds, insects and reptiles, since she became a full-time bronze artist in the early 1980s. She will reveal her latest sculptures plus a few works in progress at her one-woman show, Small Wonders, on Friday, December 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. The show is part of the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour.  Kim returns to the gallery and will sculpt on-site, Saturday, December 6 from 1 to 5 p.m.  

Come by the gallery that evening to see Windfall, Kim’s most recent bronze sculpture. It features a chipmunk perched on a sunflower, stuffing his cheeks with sunflower seeds. Amongst her precast sculptures, look for an unnamed piece featuring a box turtle as well as Below the Canopy, a sculpture Kim started nearly 20 years ago. She recently had the chance to rework the piece, which includes an Amazon woman and several macaws, and she’s excited to hear art lovers’ reactions. Kim has only sculpted the human form a few times in her career, so you definitely don’t want to miss this rare glimpse into her creative process.

This doesn’t mean Kim is going to give up on flora or fauna anytime soon, though. “People tell me my work is magical, but I’m inspired by nature,” says Kim. “What’s more enchanting than a butterfly emerging from its cocoon or a tree sprouting from a tiny seed? Mother Nature is my favorite teacher.”

This has been a busy year for Kim. She was recently invited to be a Master Signature Member of American Women Artists, an association she’s been involved with for many years.

She’s also busy working on a new commission: a four-foot, eight-inch-tall version of Amoré, one of her most popular frog sculptures, which will wind up at a collector’s home in Montana.  Kim also has a sculpture in a current show at the Booth Western Art Museum in Georgia.

 

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Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern artists. The gallery, located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877 or visit www.rowegallery.com.

 
 
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November 7th, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM
&
Saturday, November 8 from 1 – 4 PM
"Pigments of My Imagination"
with Julie T. Chapman
Artist Demonstrations at both shows

 

Rowe Fine Art Gallery began representing oil painter and scratchboard artist Julie T. Chapman this summer, but Julie’s busy schedule kept her in her home state of Montana for the past few months. That will all change on November 7 when Julie travels to Sedona for her one-woman show, Pigments of My Imagination, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. Julie will meet collectors and unveil five new works of art, three oil paintings featuring paint horses and two scratchboards depicting a bobcat and a cougar. The evening is part of the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour.

“It’s so gratifying to see other people’s reactions to my work,” says Julie. “I obviously have my own ideas when I approach the easel, but I enjoy listening to different interpretations. Everyone reacts to art in a very personal way. It still amazes me that the things I create in the privacy of my studio touch others.”

Born in central Ohio, Julie grew up on a family farm where she was surrounded by wildlife. (She reared butterflies and moths from larvae to adulthood in her spare time.) Instead of going into the family business, she pursued a career in computer engineering and wound up working for Hewlett-Packard for almost 20 years. Julie became a full-time artist in 2002 after she won the grand prize at a California art show. Today, she lives in Montana where she creates contemporary wildlife and western paintings as well as scratchboards. Scratchboards are panels of black ink on top of white clay that are “scratched’ with an X-Acto knife to create images that almost look three dimensional. Julie plans to demonstrate her technique at Rowe Fine Art Gallery.

 

Badass by Julie Chapman

This will be Julie’s first visit to Sedona, and she says she’s looking forward to meeting art collectors and also doing some field studies. “I would like to leave with some reference material for specific Southwest animals,” says Julie. “I think roadrunners could make wonderful scratchboard subjects.”

Rowe Fine Art Gallery, located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877 or visit www.rowegallery.com.

 
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October 3rd, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM
"STORIES IN STONE"
with Alvin Marshall

 
 

Hummingbird Dancer
Hummingbird Dancer Utah alabaster sculpture
by Alvin Marshall

 

Navajo stone sculptor Alvin Marshall returns to Rowe Fine Art Gallery for his third annual show on Oct. 3, and while we would love to tell you what he’ll debut that evening, it’s top secret – even for us. “I’m calling the piece Beyond Tradition,” says Alvin. “It was inspired by my trip to Santa Fe Indian Market this year. I’m a traditional guy, but I was surrounded by these young mainstream artists. Us old guys need to come up with ways to keep up with the kids, so that’s what this piece is about.”

In addition to Beyond Tradition, which Alvin reveals is a figurative piece, he will showcase a sampling of his wildlife sculptures. Alvin debuted his wildlife art at Rowe Fine Art Gallery last year, and the response was overwhelming. For those who want to learn more about sculpting in stone, Alvin will teach a workshop at the Sedona Arts Center on Nov. 11. He says Sedona, and especially Rowe Fine Art Gallery, holds a special place in his heart, and he’s always happen to return to the red rocks.

“I think art collectors in Sedona are seeking a good spirit, and they find that in me, in my art and in the teachings of the old ways,” says Alvin, who studied sculpture with renowned Navajo artist Oreland Joe in the early 1980s after a stint in the U.S. Army.

Stories in Stone is part of the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. Alvin will be in the gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 3. Refreshments will be served. Alvin is quite the storyteller, and he enjoys sharing his traditions with art lovers. Don’t miss the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with this talented sculptor.

 
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September 5th, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM
"LABORS OF LOVE"
A Tribute to Ken Rowe at Rowe Fine Art Gallery

He got his start as a drywall finisher by day and taxidermist by night, but for the past 20 years, Ken Rowe has been a full-time award-winning bronze sculptor (and part-time thrill seeker). Salute Ken during Labors of Love at Rowe Fine Art Gallery on Sept. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Join other local artists and collectors for hors d’oeuvres and wine as everyone toasts this amazing artist. Rowe Gallery will look back at Ken’s illustrious career and preview some of his upcoming sculptures, including a pre-cast polar bear inspired by Ken’s adventures in Alaska in July.

“I returned to Alaska for the first time in five years this summer,” says Ken. “I had the chance to sculpt at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage where they have an immense male polar bear and a beautiful female polar bear. And then there’s Molly, this astonishing snow leopard. I started sculpting a life-size bust of her five years ago, and I got the opportunity to add some final touches this summer. It was quite the experience.”

Ken was born and raised in Phoenix to an engineer father and an artist mother. In 1995, he and his wife Monica relocated to Sedona where Ken exhibited at a local gallery owned by one of his idols, sculptor Ken Payne. Ken and Monica opened their first gallery, Rowe Fine Art, in Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village in 2010. Ken’s work is exhibited in the gallery alongside some of the finest southwestern painters and sculptors. Ken is also a member of Society of Animal Artists.

 

Love Gone Wild
Love Gone Wild bronze sculpture by Ken Rowe

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern art. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877 or visit www.rowegallery.com.

 

 
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AUGUST 1st, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM
“PAINTERS IN THE FIELD” 


"Layers of Time" oil paitning by Gabor Svagrik

 

Arizona’s breathtaking scenery begs to be painted, attracting artists from around the world to capture our state’s towering red rocks, graceful saguaros, mysterious slot canyons and expansive skies. A fortunate few painters call Arizona home, and Rowe Fine Art Gallery will recognize three of these artists during Painters in the Field, a special show that takes place Aug. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Spend the evening surrounded by landscape paintings from Tucson’s Gabor Svagrik and Sedona’s own Vince Fazio and Lynn Heil. Lynn and Vince will both be in attendance. See their latest work, sip a glass of wine and relax in the air-conditioned gallery.

Hungary-born Gabor Svagrik founded the Tucson Art Academy, an online art school. He has painted landscapes from all over the world, but he’s partial to the desert vistas surrounding his home in southern Arizona. Vince Fazio is the director of the School of Arts at the Sedona Arts Center. His landscapes include the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Lynn Heil traveled extensively throughout the West after graduating from college in Iowa. He finally moved to Sedona in 1984 where he paints such iconic vistas as Crescent Moon Ranch and Oak Creek. Find out what continues to inspire Vince and Lynn during this up-close-and-personal show.

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern art. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877.

 
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JULY 4TH, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - 5 to 8 PM
"STROKES OF INDEPENDENCE: NATURE IN A NEW LIGHT"
AT ROWE FINE ART GALLERY

"Primrose and Prairie Dog" Acrylic Painting by Kim Diment of Rowe Gallery
"Primrose and Prairie Dog" acrylic painting by Kim Diment.

 

Sedona, AZ – Independence Day is a time to celebrate everything that makes our country great, including nature and art. Rowe Fine Art Gallery invites you to spend July 4 with them as they introduce two new wildlife painters during Strokes of Independence: Nature in a New Light. From 5 to 8 p.m., stop into the gallery to see the work of oil painter and scratchboard artist Julie T. Chapman and acrylic painter Kim Diment. Both artists are represented in Arizona exclusively by Rowe Gallery.

 

 

Julie T. Chapman grew up on a family farm in central Ohio where she was fascinated by wildlife, but she pursued a career in computer engineering. Julie worked for Hewlett Packard for almost 20 years before she became a full-time artist in 2002. Today, she lives in Montana where she creates contemporary wildlife and western paintings as well as scratchboards. Scratchboards are panels with black ink on top of white clay. Using an X-Acto knife, Julie scratches away at the black ink to create wildlife images. The effect is startlingly realistic.

“Even when I was working for HP, I was creating art on the weekends, so I always had this artist/engineer split personality,” says Julie. “Scratchboards and painting feed both of those sides. Scratchboards are my Zen side while paintings appeal to my rock ’n’ roll sensibility.”

Kim Diment also grew up loving the outdoors and wildlife. “This is the standing joke in my family: What came first, my love of animals or my drawing of animals?” she says. Kim became enamored with Southwest wildlife when she visited Arizona four years ago, and some of her new subjects include leopard frogs, cardinals and prairie dogs. Kim lives on the Au Sable River in Michigan where the wildlife sightings are so numerous she’s frequently distracted from her work. Her paintings are inspired by her personal interaction with animals from Arizona to Africa.

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern art. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877.

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JUNE 6TH, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - 5 to 8 PM
SHOP FOR DAD DURING
"FATHER KNOWS BEST" AT ROWE FINE ART GALLERY

Handmade fishing fly by Ken Rowe; malachite intarsia box by Nicolai Medvedev; Damascus knife by Ken Steigerwalt of Rowe Gallery
Handmade fishing fly by Ken Rowe; malachite intarsia box by Nicolai Medvedev; Damascus knife by Ken Steigerwalt.

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern sculptors, painters and jewelers. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877.

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Sedona, AZ – It’s time to celebrate dear ol’ dad when Father’s Day rolls around on June 15. But what do you get the man who has everything? Ask the experts at Rowe Fine Art Gallery on June 6 during Father Knows Best, a special show that coincides with the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. The show runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

Rowe Fine Art Gallery is home to traditional and contemporary southwestern sculptors, painters, graphite artists and jewelers. Surprise dad with a painting or sculpture that will always make him think of you. Check out intricate boxes inlaid with semiprecious stones from intarsia artist Nicolai Medvedev. Intarsia is a labor-intensive form of lapidary art that flourished in Western Europe during the 18th century. Nicolai has been creating intarsia masterpieces for three decades, and his work has been exhibited at prestigious museums around the country.

For the rustic pop, Ken Steigerwalt offers handcrafted pocketknives that are functional works of art. Ken creates his knives at his workshop in Pennsylvania where he has been making knives since he was 15. Wildlife sculptor Ken Rowe has recently branched out to include handmade fishing flies, which will debut this month. At Rowe Fine Art Gallery, you will also find cufflinks and men’s jewelry. Make this a Father’s Day dad will brag about by choosing a gift from Rowe Fine Art Gallery.

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KIM KORI AND KEN ROWE TURN ROUNDABOUTS INTO WORKS OF ART

"Above" bronze sculpture by Kim Kori and Ken Rowe Featured in Sedona, Arizona highway roundabout
"Above" bronze sculpture by Kim Kori and Ken Rowe 13' tall
  "Beyond" bronze sculpture by Kim Kori and Ken Rowe Featured in Sedona, Arizona highway roundabout
"Beyond" bronze sculpture by Kim Kori and Ken Rowe 12' tall

Sedona, AZ (March 30, 2012) – A project nearly three years in the making finally came to completion last month when sculptures created by local artists Kim Kori and Ken Rowe were installed at Sedona’s two major roundabouts. The bronze sculptures, “Above and Beyond,” are located at the intersection of SR 89A and SR 179 and at SR 89A and Brewer Road.

The sculptures were part of the Sedona City Council and the Art in Public Places Committee’s roundabout art competition, a concept first discussed in June 2009. A call to artists was announced in March 2010, and Kim and Ken were one of 20 contest entries. The Sedona locals were announced as the winners of the competition at the end of 2010, and they began working on the sculptures immediately. Kim and Ken are both represented by Rowe Fine Art Gallery in Tlaquepaque.

“It is an honor to have worked on this project with Ken and everyone else involved in making it come about,” says Kim. “When driving through the roundabouts for the first few days after the installation, it felt surreal. Now I have a calm feeling that the sculptures are home where they belong. It feels very good to have a piece of my soul settled in the heart of Sedona where I have lived for the majority of my life.”

“Above and Beyond” includes two separate sculptures. “Above” stands 13 feet tall and features three ravens soaring above red rocks and petroglyphs. “Beyond” is 12 feet tall and includes an eagle with a 7-foot wingspan flying over red rock formations. The sculptures were designed to blend in with the natural environment while reiterating Sedona’s commitment to the arts. The project defines the concept of collaboration. Kim and Ken employed the talents of others including Sedona Bronze, who cast the bronze portion of the sculptures, and Excalibur, who fabricated the rocks in steel from Kim and Ken’s design.

“As soon as we learned we’d been chosen for the project, there was this sense of obligation to the community of Sedona to create something that enhanced our area’s natural beauty,” says Ken. “But I don’t think I realized the magnitude of it all until the sculptures were put in place. As a native Arizonan, this has been the biggest accomplishment in my sculpting career. I drive through the roundabouts every day, and I’m so proud of what I see.”

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OUR FAMILY OF DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS

Julie T. Chapman

Cherie Danielle

Kim Diment

Vince Fazio

Lynn Heil

Liam Herbert

Jennifer Inge

Kim Kori

Sue Krzyston

Richard Loffler

Alvin Marshall

Nicolai Medvedev

Jack Morley

Erik Petersen

John Poon

Ken Rowe

John Rasberry

Jason Scull

Ken Steigerwalt

Gabor Svagrik

Joshua Tobey

 

Open Sunday through Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, every First Friday of Month open until 8 pm.
Rowe Gallery • Tlaquepaque Shopping District • 336 SR 179 Suite A-102 • Sedona, Arizona 86336
928-282-8877 • fax 928-282-8878 • info@rowegallery.com