Sedona AZ (March 15, 2013) – Learn about fascinating Sedona archaeology treasures from knowledgeable experts at the second annual Explore Ancients Wonders of Sedona Tour. This special event, being held in honor of AZ Archaeology and Heritage Month on Saturday, March 16th starts at 1 pm at Keep Sedona Beautiful with a talk by renowned Southwest rock art photographer Susie Reed. Then, for those who want to experience walking in the footsteps of the ancients, there’s an option to go on a specially, customized, guided tour to the Honanki Heritage Site, offered exclusively by Pink Jeep Tours.
During Susie Reed’s presentation she’ll share fascinating insights about Sedona rock art, archaeology and sacred sites, which she’s been photographing and researching for more than 18 years. Her depth of experience gives her some unique perspectives and an intimate knowledge of her subjects. While following her passion she’s learned much from Native Americans, archaeologists, Forest Service workers, site guides, shaman and others. She’ll recount some of her amazing adventures that have included documenting solar and lunar markers at archaeoastronomy sites. She’ll also talk about how and why rock art may have been made, its possible interpretations, site preservation and more.
Susie Reed is an eminent rock art photographer whose pictures are enjoyed by collectors in many countries. Through her photos, wisdom and tours she sheds light upon the meaning, beauty, magic and value of ancient sites and rock art. She’s well known for magnificently restoring pictographs and petroglyphs in her photos by skillfully using modern technology and her innate sensitivity and affinity for her subject. She considers herself a collaborator with artists whose creations she renders. Some of her original photos will be on hand for people to see courtesy of Goldenstein Gallery where Reed has been showing since 2009.
After her presentation, Susie Reed will join those who want to see rock art and dwellings first hand on a specially customized Pink Jeep tour to Honanki Heritage Site. Their professional guide will talk about the area’s flora, fauna and geology as well as the history of the Sinaguan who inhabited Honanki. Pink Jeep’s full-time site host, who’s there to help protect and maintain this one of a kind dwelling, will greet everyone. What’s found on their tour and in Reed’s captivating photos and words are special glimpses of Sedona’s Native American heritage, which evoke a wonderful sense of timelessness, respect and connection to the past.
Goldenstein Gallery, Keep Sedona Beautiful, Pink Jeep Tours and Susie Reed Photos are presenting this event, which begins and ends at Keep Sedona Beautiful, located at 360 Brewer Road. Susie Reed’s talk starts at 1 pm and the cost is $20 per person. Tickets are available at Crystal Magic, Goldenstein Gallery, The Worm and at the door. The Jeep tour returns around 5 pm. Advanced reservations are required for the talk and Jeep tour package. Call 928-204-5856 or visit www.susiereedphotos.com for prices, reservations or to get further information.