Sedona AZ (July 11, 2016) – Rowe Fine Art Gallery’s distinguished painters are inspired by the desert Southwest’s landscape and wildlife, both of which rely on the renewing rains of summer’s monsoons. This month, Rowe Gallery celebrates the return of the summer storms with Monsoon Madness, a show that highlights new works by gallery painters. Monsoon Madness takes place August 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour.
“As an Arizona native, this is one of my favorite times of the year,” says gallery co-owner Monica Rowe. “There’s nothing quite like the sensory experience of a summer storm – the billowing clouds, a flash of lightning, the sound of a clap of thunder and the smell of wet sage and chaparral. Our painters have a way of capturing all four seasons of the desert Southwest, so this show seemed like the perfect tribute to the drama of art and nature.”
Stop by the gallery to see the bold colors of oil painter Larisa Aukon; Julie T. Chapman’s colorful animals and intricate scratchboard work; works by Prescott-based landscape painter Dane Chinnock; Kim Diment’s true-to-life wildlife paintings; Jen Farnsworth’s wildlife art that is inspired by the colors of the Southwest; Vince Fazio’s monolithic red rocks; Lynn Heil’s love of all things Sedona; Sue Krzyston’s still-lifes; Utah-resident John Poon’s ephemeral landscapes; the fantastical cloud formations captured by John Rasberry; and the desertscapes of Gabor Svagrik. You’re sure to find the paintings just as electrifying as Sedona’s summer weather.
Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern artists. The gallery, located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877 or visit www.rowegallery.com.