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"Arcs and Organics", New Work by Cary Henrie
James Ratliff Gallery will be presenting “ "Arcs and Organics", an exhibition of Cary Henrie's new mixed media works, debuts Friday, October 7, at James Ratliff Gallery, Hillside Sedona, 671 State Route 179, Suites A-1 & A-2, Sedona, AZ 86336, with an opening reception for the artist from 5-8 PM. The artist will make a short talk at 6 PM. "Arcs and Organics" will continue through Sunday, October 16.

Carie Henrie

Arc by Carie Henrie

Carie Henrie

Dusk River by Carie Henrie

According to Henrie, "My paintings are layered oil and acrylic with gesso. They are varnished and glazed on stretched canvas. I truly enjoy trying to create a new look in painting. I enjoyed living and working in New York and studying in detail the work of such Abstract Expressionists as Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Clyfford Still. Also, I traveled throughout the world visiting such places as Bali, Egypt, Israel and Europe. I loved the warm and broken patinas that I saw in the art and architecture. I saw similarities to my native West, particularly weather-beaten landscapes, sandstone textures, patina of rusted metal, contrasted with vast soft sunsets and auras of changing skies. To me, this is the essence of the West. I paint natural elements and atmosphere …… Geometric lines contrast soft forms and focus movement and light.”

Of recent interest to the viewer is Henrie's introduction of authentically-harvested butterflies from South America and Southeast Asia then mounted within birchwood sculptures. Henre's iconic imagery has now become infused with the ephemeral butterfly, symbolizing metamorphosis, transformation and perpetuity. Henrie's art provides eco-awareness and education, sustainability for the rainforest and its butterfly population as well as income for the rainforest gathering peoples.

Of his most recent work Henrie states: "Nature brings peace to one's soul. In "Arcs and Organics", I bring nature right into the collector's home. They easily complement the core of my iconic images and symbols." The latest Henrie creations are dimensional curved wood, marked with Henrie’s unique imagery in paint and incising. His use of natural items within his work, such as reeds, cactus, dried flowers, etc. gives yet another aspect to the work. Henrie now invites the viewer to pass through the newest portal of his work, one that promises a Henrie experience of calm and serenity.

From the rainforest to the gallery, Cary Henrie is constantly “pushing the envelope” bringing peace, joy and beauty to his viewers’ lives while personally evolving artistically. For further information about the work of Cary Henrie or the upcoming exhibition in Sedona contact James Ratliff Gallery.

Cary Henrie

Arc Kanji by Cary Henrie

Cary Henrie

Eclipse Diptych by Cary Henrie

Cary Henrie

Sky Mapping by Cary Henrie

“James Ratliff Gallery & Mountain High Flowers Collaborate with Art in Bloom”

Great minds think alike. In keeping with the spirit of creative, unusual and exciting programs for the public, James Ratliff Gallery, located at Hillside Sedona. 671 Hwy 179, Suites A1 & A2, Sedona, AZ 86336, will debut a refreshing exhibition of selected works by gallery artists paired with individually-created floral arrangements by the designer team of Sedona's Mountain High Flowers in a special one-night exhibition named "Art in Bloom" onFriday, September 2 from 5 - 8 P.M.

Tri-Spiral Sculpture

Sedona Mountain Flowers floral arrangement - Cary Henrie "Tri-Spiral Sculpture"

Disappearing into Dreams

"Disappearing into Dreams" by Lelija Roy - Flowers by Mountain High Flowers

"Art in Bloom" is a concept James Ratliff has had on his mind for the last 35 years. Ratliff says: "I have always thought it would be exciting to combine the art of floral arrangement with the gallery's works of art."

Kim Dwyer, Proprietor of Mountain High Flowers, welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with James Ratliff Gallery because of the availability and variety of work the gallery's artists represent: "Martha Aaron manages our team and she selected gallery works which will be included in the show. The "Art in Bloom" exhibition provides a marvelous brainstorming experience for the combined 45 years' expertise of our team who will individually produce arrangements to accompany each work of art on exhibit."

On September 2 Martha Aaron will demonstrate how she conceives and designs her nature-inspired floral art pieces as well as answer questions. "This event's significance to me is how it showcases trends and inspiration from many sources. Here we'll have one night to jointly present it to the public."

A Silent Auction for the benefit of Sedona's Meals on Wheels will be conducted September 2. Kim Dwyer recounts her shop donates some 500 single stem flowers to grace each tray delivered to Meals on Wheels Sedona senior homes weekly. Dwyer says, "The Society of American Florists has documented the positive effects of flowers in its Flowers & Seniors Study and Emotional Impact of Flowers Study . . View study." James Ratliff Gallery is thrilled to provide the impetus, paintings and space for this co-operative event