Sedona AZ (October 17, 2019) – If you enjoy art, you will have a great opportunity–and have to make some difficult choices–next weekend, October 25-7, when over 45 artists in the Verde Valley will open their private studios for the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition’s Fall Open Studios Tour.
Learn about this extraordinary cultural event from Darleene Nelson when she will be the guest of honor at the OLLI’s Sedona Community Forum (formerly called Lunch and Learn) on Wednesday, October 23, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., in room 34 of Yavapai College’s Sedona Center (on Cultural Park Place, across Rt. 89A from Red Rock High School).
Her talk will help you to optimize your tour experience. She will address questions such as:
- What might you experience at a studio?
- How might you decide which studios to visit? How many studios?
- How long might you stay at each one?
- What are the artists’ expectations?
- Any recommended dos and don’ts for your visit?
- Any other suggestions for planning a tour?
- What is the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition?
- What other events do they sponsor?
- What do its members have in common?
- Can you join?
The tour provides opportunities to see how artists in Sedona and the greater Verde Valley area work in both 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional art encompassing many mediums and genres such as: oils, acrylics, watercolor, fiber, wood, glass, clay, metal, photography, film, found objects, jewelry and mixed media.
Before moving to Sedona, Darleene lived in Grand Rapids, MI where she competed in West Michigan juried shows for two decades and where her work is exhibited in museums and colleges.
Her paintings are inspired by nature, playful, use water based media, and are usually highly textured, even incorporating sand in the mix. She also will share some of her work during her talk.
Bring your lunch and join us at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, to meet Darleene Nelson and to learn more about The Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition and how to have a fulfilling Studio Tours experience. The Sedona Community Forum is an enjoyable, informative, weekly community event that is free and open to the public.
OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) offers academic, not-for-credit programs for adults 50 years old or older at program sites at Verde Valley Campus, Sedona Center, and Camp Verde Library. OLLI at Sedona/Verde Valley is a program of the Division of Lifelong Learning at Yavapai College. For information about OLLI at Sedona/Verde Valley, contact Linda Shook, Associate Dean Sedona Center and OLLI Director Sedona/Verde Valley, at the OLLI office, 928-649-4275, email@example.com or visit the website at www.yc.edu/ollisedonaverde.