Sedona AZ (July 26, 2013) – Pop Up Sedona Gallery is open for business in its new location, and the venue will celebrate First Friday in August by introducing the photography of Carol Gandolfo. Gandolfo and several other gallery artists will be on hand to meet the public and show off the inviting new gallery space. The reception, featuring wine and refreshments, will take place on August 2 at 5-8 PM, and everyone is welcome.
The new location is in Hillside Sedona Center, just across the upper courtyard from the venue’s old space.
Gandolfo is not only a local artist, she also holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Her practice focuses primarily on helping people with developmental disabilities – and her abiding interest in people has considerable influence on her art.
“I enjoy photographing people and animals,” she notes, “and I favor situations and expressions that others might not be looking for.” Patience is a key attribute in her work – she has been known to make hundreds of images of a subject before capturing the fleeting moment that makes an intriguing photograph.
Gandolfo gained international recognition a few years back when her photo of her cat “Cinnamon” went viral. The image, depicting her pet’s perplexed expression while it was covered with soap during a bath, became a top selling poster, and many thousands of copies of it were sold worldwide.
In addition to photography, Gandolfo has a wide range of other artistic interests – she works with sculpting, pastels, acrylics, and oils. Prior to becoming a Psychologist, she spent over twenty years in the aerospace industry.
Pop-Up! is a co-op of local artists representing a wide variety of visual art. The gallery provides a unique opportunity for art enthusiasts to meet local artists and learn about their art. Visitors and locals alike flock to Hillside for the venue’s monthly First Friday celebrations.
In addition to showcasing the work of local painters, sculptors, jewelers, photographers, potters, gourd, and glass artists, Pop Up is committed to giving back to the community. Thus, a portion of all sales helps to support Camp Soaring Eagle or other local charities.
Pop-Up! Sedona Gallery is located on the upper courtyard of Hillside Sedona Center, 671 State Route 179 (about ½ mile south of the “Y” in Sedona). The venue’s summer hours are 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM daily. For more information, call (928) 282-8143 or visit www.pop-upsedonagallery.com .