Sedona AZ (July 31, 2021) – The city of Sedona celebrated July’s Moment of Art on July 13, 2021, with Sedona resident Robert Albrecht, by unveiling and receiving the donation of his digital painting of Police K-9 Max.
Albrecht’s painting is his way of honoring the work and difficult situations handlers face with their K-9’s to protect the community.
“What happens between the viewer and my work is really not up to me. I want the viewer to feel I have captured the heart and soul of my subjects, not just a representation. I paint subjects that will touch people’s hearts and imaginations. Rather than walk past my art, my hope is that it almost forces them to stop and take in the untold story,” said Albrecht.”I was delighted when Robert offered to provide a digital painting of our police dog. K-9 Max is a very important and cherished member of the Sedona Police Department and will now be remembered forever through the display of Robert’s magnificent portrait of Max. We are very fortunate to serve a community where world class artists reside. I greatly appreciate Robert’s generosity and interest in supporting our police department in such a meaningful manner,” said city of Sedona Police Chief Charles Husted.
“I learned about the impressive quality and breadth of Robert’s photography and digital painting talents after visiting his studio years ago. Unveiling his painting with Chief Husted to City Council with Max and his handler present was truly a special Moment of Art!” said Arts and Culture Coordinator Nancy Lattanzi.
About the artist
Albrecht’s pieces are printed with archival inks on canvas or papers and his rich, classic style exemplifies his belief that all animals have a soul, heart and feelings. His varied subject matter covers North American wildlife, specifically wolves, large cats, mustangs and his domestic classic pet portraits. Albrecht’s photographs and paintings can be found in public and private collections throughout the United States, Japan and Germany, and on his website www.truewestimages.com.
About the Moment of Art
The Moment of Art is an opportunity in which artists or arts organizations are invited to perform or present at the first City Council meeting of every month.