EVENTS & EXHIBITS


Featuring the “Life Vessels” of Cary Henrie

  • One of Sedona’s favorite artists Cary Henrie "Life Vessels" opens at James Ratliff Gallery, Hillside Sedona on Friday, October 3th from 5-8 P.M.
  • Cary Henrie will present a short talk at 6 P.M.These new sculptures represent a lifelong love of butterflies and the natural world for the artist.

One of Sedona’s favorite artists, Cary Henrie, will be coming back to Sedona to bring us his latest artistic creations which he calls “Life Vessels” in addition to his latest paintings for the wall.  As many of Henrie’s ardent collectors know, Cary is always innovating to create ever more meaningful and beautiful art.   James Ratliff Gallery invites the public to join them and Mr. Henrie at an artist’s reception on Friday, October 3rd from 5-8 P.M.
   These new sculptures represent a lifelong love of butterflies and the natural world for the artist.  These “Life Vessels” butterflies are sustainably farmed in the Amazon and SE Asia by small families of “Gatherers”.  The forest remains intact so the butterflies can continue to feed, and then after completing their life cycles of approximately  2-3 weeks they are collected and carefully preserved once they descend to the forest floor, thus at once sustaining the rainforest and providing the families an eco-friendly income. This also preserves unique species that otherwise may become extinct.

The “Life Vessels” are amazing to look at from both sides, and allow the insects to have the beautiful effect of “hovering” in flight. Other insects and plant life are also represented in the wood cored sculptures along with writings, symbols, maps, compasses, etc.  These sculptures provide a “vessel” for the life represented from our wonderful natural world.

Cary Henrie is pleased to announce his “LifeVessels” sculptures just won the Juror’s Award for Best Sculpture in the 2014 Main St. Ft. Worth Arts Festival. Winner—2nd place Beverly Hills Art Show as well.

 
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Blue Morpho


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Life Vessels Caelo Terro

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Life Vessels Dragon Fly


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Life Vessels Tri-Spiral


For more information

Email the Gallery or Phone: 928.282.1404

Sunlit Spaces – New Paintings by Landscape Artist Lelija Roy

  • Lelija Roy’s “Sunlit Spaces” opens at James Ratliff Gallery, Hillside Sedona on Friday, September 5th from 5-8 P.M.
  • Ms. Roy will present a short talk at 6 P.M.regarding her artwork and be available to answer questions.

 

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Teton Majesty Triptych - 60 x 144


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Red October - 20 x20


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Just Rambling - 48 x 24

Roy discusses her new work: “The work in this new solo show focuses attention on defining moments. As the show’s title suggests, the sun plays a key role in my new work. Each painting, in its own way, portrays a moment in the landscape when the sun spotlights, highlights, or even obscures the scene.”
Roy is a multimedia artist incorporating a many as twenty layers of interesting and diverse materials in a single painting. Some of these materials are marble dust, a long list of water-based media pigments, various rice papers, lace, silk, fibers, handmade paper and metals. She hand paints these materials using various and numerous painting techniques. She is extremely careful to use only professional quality pigments, no published or published paper are ever used by the Lelija. To assure archival quality, each piece receives an acrylic gel and a final UV polymer varnish.
As an only child, Lelija Roy reflects: “My best friends were a box of crayons. My spirit poured on to countless pieces of paper.” And as she recently made clear, she is still good friends with a box of crayons but the number of colors available has grown considerably!!


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Pink Champagne - 20 x 60


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Waiting for Winter - 48 x 48


For more information

Email the Gallery or Phone: 928.282.1404

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