With Susie Reed, Keep Sedona Beautiful, Goldenstein Gallery and Jeep Tour
Sedona AZ (March 7, 2016) – The 5th annual Explore the Ancient Wonders of Sedona Events, held in honor of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month, offer great opportunities to learn about Sedona archaeology treasures and their influence on contemporary artists. March 9th and 15th events include a free talk by eminent rock art photographer Susie Reed, a Honanki dwellings and rock art tour and a Goldenstein Gallery reception.
Keep Sedona Beautiful kicks off this year’s events on March 9th at 5:30 pm with Susie Reed presenting, “The Fine Art of Preservation” at their Preserving the Wonder™ Speaker Series. Reed has a gift for bringing pictographs and petroglyphs back to life in her intriguing photos and her stunning landscapes vividly depict Sedona’s beauty and magic at its best. Her work has been in major museums and galleries including the De Young, the Cooper Hewitt and the International Museum of Photography.
She’ll show some beautiful photos, explain how rock art was made, its possible meanings, discuss conservation photography and ways people can help sustain and keep spectacular Sedona treasures from being lost. Keep Sedona Beautiful is located at 360 Brewer Road. Appetizers donated by El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano and refreshments provided by Keep Sedona Beautiful will be served.
Reed’s love of Sedona’s fragile ancient sites and breathtaking scenery, in need of protection, led her to become a conservationist and preservationist who shines a spotlight on the value of these places by sharing her photos, speaking and leading tours. Says Reed, “I find when I show people these wonderful places their appreciation and awareness of them grows. When I explain how certain locations have been vandalized or are at risk it moves some to take action to protect and maintain them. Appreciation leads to caring. People are less likely to deface or let what they care about be destroyed.”
Two additional events will be on March 15th. First is a rare, extended tour of Honanki Heritage Site from 12:30 – 4:00 pm led by knowledgeable Pink Jeep Tour guides and Reed, who photographed an excavation and restoration project at Honanki for years. Together they’ll share fascinating information about the site’s history, rock art, multiple dwellings, inhabitants and more.
This promises to be an insightful afternoon, which includes a spectacular drive to and from the site. This is a paid tour that begins at Goldenstein Gallery. Space is limited and advanced reservations are required. To reserve a spot call Pink Jeep Tours at 928-282-5000 and request the “Archaeology Month Honanki Tour.”
This year’s events conclude with a reception for Susie Reed at Goldenstein Gallery from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Tour participants and the public are welcome to come see her photos and the work of other artists inspired by Arizona’s rich Native American heritage. This acclaimed gallery has been voted the best gallery in Sedona for the last 8 years and the #1 place to shop by USA Today. It is located at 70 Dry Creek Road. Refreshments will be served.
For further information about Susie Reed’s free March 9th talk at Keep Sedona Beautiful or the March 15th Honanki Tour and Goldenstein Gallery reception email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 928-204-5856.