It’s A Feast For Your Eyes At The Rowe Fine Art Gallery – Sedona.Biz
Sedona News – Bring your appetite for beauty to the Rowe Fine Art Gallery in July, when the gallery hosts A feast for your eyes, the first part of a two-part show. Beginning Friday, July 1 at 4 p.m., head to the iconic gallery under the steeple of the Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village to view paintings by artists Julie T. Chapman, Dane Chinnock, Kim Diment, Jen Farnsworth, Lynn Heil, Gary Jenkins, John Raspberry and Amy Ringholz.
The exhibition highlights these painters until July. It continues in August when sculptors and jewelers will be honoured.
Julie T. Chapman’s latest mixed media painting, Unknowable #2, which features an elegant and flexible cougar, will be part of this show. The same will be true for Kim Diment’s new acrylic painting, This coyote is after you, which features a roadrunner in the middle of the race. The twinkle in his eyes tells you everything you need to know about his state of mind.
John Rasberry also has two new oil paintings on cardboard in the exhibition. Desert Hues is a small study of Monument Valley. “On a clear day, even in the afternoon, the colors of Monument Valley are rich, even in the shade,” says John. “Monument Valley continues to be one of my favorite places to paint. The hardest part is choosing a location.
Art lovers will also notice A touch of light, John’s painting of Sedona’s Coffee Pot Rock as seen from the Airport Mesa Overlook. John says painting the iconic monolith, especially during golden hour, is one of his joys as a painter.
Tucson-based landscape and urban artist Dane Chinnock has been particularly prolific this summer, recently delivering six new paintings, many of which are based on his recent travels. A 2021 trip through Bisbee, Arizona, inspired Erie Street at Old Douglas Rd. and Texas Market St.. Residents of northern Arizona might recognize Step by step, which Dane based on an early summer swim in Fossil Creek. Further south in Tucson, Dane captured downtown by sevene to the slopes. “This painting is from behind Borderlands Brewing Company, one of my favorite watering holes,” Dane explains. “Besides, my grandfather was a train engineer. I like the image of this stretch of rails running towards sunset.
Rascal represents the magenta flowers of a prickly pear. Leaving Arizona, Dane painted Jefferson Street to Cypress–Dat Dog Street after a trip to Lafayette, Louisiana. Dat Dog is the name of a local hot dog stand that has closed. “The colors were so vibrant with the evening sun streaming through a cypress tree,” Dane explains. “I had to capture him.”
The gallery will also introduce art collectors to its newest painter, PBS-acclaimed Gary Jenkins. Gary and his wife, Kathwren, hosted Jenkins Art Studio on nationwide channels in the 1980s and 1990s, teaching countless amateur painters how to create realistic, lush flowers. Gary hosted another show in Europe in the early 2000s before retiring from television and moving to Sedona. Today, he stretches his wings (pun intended) and paints birds on rich abstract backgrounds. “People see all kinds of different things in these circles,” laughs Gary. “I love hearing about that.”
Don’t miss the Southwestern landscapes of Lynn Heil and the colorful wildlife paintings of Jen Farnsworth and Amy Ringholz. Whatever your tastes, we promise you won’t leave this show hungry.
Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary artists from the Southwest. The gallery, located under the Patio de las Campanas bell tower in the Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877, visit rowegallery.com or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.