Sedona AZ (October 8, 2016) – Red Rose Inspiration for Animals has been promoting quality Art and Craft Shows for Animal Rescue since the fall of 2009. Red Rose is ending the year with the last show on October 15 and 16 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and back in the spring 2017.
The events take place at the parking lot of Redrock Precision Motors and the Olde Sedona Bar and Grill at 1405 W. Highway 89A, Sedona. Live Music performed by Gina Machovina. Free parking and admission. Not affiliated with any other shows in town and all proceeds from the event go to benefit programs created by Red Rose Inspiration For Animals.
There are so many wonderful artists that participate in the Red Rose shows. You can find everything from handmade soaps, jewelry, paintings, glass art and more. Two very special artists Red Rose is proud to promote for the last show of the year is June Payne Hart and Mel Mendez.
June Payne Hart an English wildlife artist who painted the family cat with thick green paint at the age of three has blossomed into a talented artist who calls Sedona her home since 1980. June was the youngest student to be accepted to study art at the Birmingham College of Art in her native England. Her love for nature and all God’s creatures provided the reason for painting these types of subjects. Her early paintings were sold in the English and European markets. She fell in love with all the beauty of the Southwest, and spent hours sketching the desert wildlife. She has received many awards for her work in native England, Europe and the United States. Her paintings are often sold prior to completion and hang in private collections worldwide, including the British Royal Family. Much of Hart’s art work is licensed to companies for greeting cards, cross stitch, puzzles, and collector Plates, fabric design and various other products.
Mel Mendez of Mendez Rugs is a Zapotec Weaver. Mel says he first learned to weave at his parents’ home in a small town in the state of Oaxaca, called Teotitlan del valle. Mel started weaving at the age of 12 watching his father weave. With guidance he became a skilled weaver. He continues to weave the most beautiful rugs today from a shop in home state of Arizona. His wife also participates in the weaving process and they his daughters are learning the family skill. Mel has been weaving rugs for the past 24 years.