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Due to Covid-19 City offices are closed.

The current exhibit will run through the end of June.

May everybody stay well during these challenging times.

 

City Hall Art Rotation Program

The City Hall Art Rotation program customarily rotates two artists every four months. The exhibit is displayed in the Council Chambers and Vultee Conference Room at 102 Roadrunner Dr. To make an appointment for best viewing time, please call Arts & Culture Coordinator, Nancy Lattanzi at 928-203-5078 or email NLattanzi@SedonaAZ.gov

Current Exhibit:

January through April 2020

Meet & Greet Mary Lois Brown & Mike Koopsen

Last Artist Reception

Thursday, March 5th, from 4:00-5:30 pm

Council Chambers + Vultee Conference Room 

With Music Guest Dan Vega

Dan with guitar red rock background

 

Mary Lois Brown's

Oil Paintings

Mary Lois Brown Headshot

Mary Lois Brown’s winsome oil paintings are on display at Sedona’s City Hall through the end of April. Save the date to meet Brown at a reception on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

After a year of studies with Patricia Cochran in the 1970s, Brown learned the approach of the Old Masters and an exciting new world of light and color opened up, which is still what she pursues today.

For 20 years Brown lived at the Grand Canyon, where she had time to explore and observe the beauty of the canyon from river to rim and she found the landscape above all to be an inspiration. This experience can still be reflected in her paintings today and the Grand Canyon is still her favorite subject to paint.

In 2000, she moved to the White Mountains near Show Low, Ariz. and started a new painting career, exploring the west with brush and canvas in hand. While living in Show Low, one of her dreams was to paint the depths of the Grand Canyon. A 2006 Grand Canyon river trip fulfilled that dream.

About a year later she was invited to the Sedona Art Center to exhibit her work celebrating rivers. After her painting sold, Brown was invited to be a juried member and consistently sold art through the Sedona Art Center (SAC). After moving to Sedona in 2008, she continued to paint and take classes at the SAC with Scott Jennings and other instructors, had several shows there and continued to exhibit her work at the SAC Fine Art Gallery.

“I have admired Mary Lois’ work for quite some time. When I saw her painting of cows on a cover of VegFest magazine and then looked up her work online, I knew I had to track her down and invite her to exhibit at City Hall. I hope the public will take time to see this wonderful exhibit,” said city of Sedona Arts and Culture Coordinator Nancy Lattanzi.

Lunch Break at the Little Colorado River.jpeg

Lunch break at the Little Colorado River

West Fork of the Black River.jpeg

West Fork of the Black River

Aspen and Lupines In All Their Glory.jpeg

Aspen and Lupines in All Their Glory

 

 

Mike Koopsen’s

Fine Art Photography 

Mike Koopsen + Ellie - Headshot. jpeg

Until the end of April, Mike Koopsen’s engaging, award-winning photographs are on display at Sedona’s City Hall. Save the date to meet Koopsen at a reception on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Koopsen has always been passionate about the natural world. It is one of the reasons he moved to Sedona. His desire to capture the spirit of the moment and preserve it for others to enjoy has never diminished. Koopsen began taking photographs more than 25 years ago when he experimented with black and white film to capture images of his favorite horses. Success in that initial venture sparked a passion for wildlife, landscape and cultural photography that resulted in many wonderful journeys across almost every continent and through nearly 70 countries. Some of his most thrilling adventures have occurred here in the American Southwest.

During these many journeys, Koopsen spent time in places where very few people ever venture. It is in these places where he experienced a deep sense of awe, excitement and inspiration, which he captures and shares for others to enjoy.

“I hope my images will inspire others to seek out a richer, more personal connection with nature and increase awareness of the fragile and precious nature of our environment, as well as have the need to protect it, so future generations can enjoy the wonder I have been blessed to experience,” said Koopsen.

“Mike’s images are truly beautiful and he has such skill at capturing the light at its best moment of the day. Studying his work conveys the passion and patience he has to capture such a wide range of beautiful images. I hope the public will take time to come and enjoy Mike’s captivating photography,” said city of Sedona Arts and Culture Coordinator Nancy Lattanzi.

 

Mike Koopsen - Grand Canyon Winter

Grand Canyon Winter

Mike Koopsen - Havasu Falls jpeg

  Havasu Falls

 The Second Wave