Sedona AZ (October 4, 2013) – On Friday, October 4, Pop Up Sedona Gallery will be highlighting two local artists, Judy Feldman and Luke Metz. The First Friday reception will include wine and refreshment and will take place October 4 from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome, and several other artists will also be on hand to meet and greet the public and discuss their work.
Featured Photographer Judy Feldman first became involved in photography when she was eight years old. Until 2006, all of her black and white images were created in the darkroom, but more recently she has embraced the many new possibilities opened up by digital methods. Her love of the natural world and unfamiliar places, coupled with her travels across five continents, has allowed her to expand her range of subjects.
While still in New York, Feldman participated in several shows on Staten Island, and one of her photographs was accepted into the Life of the City Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. She now enjoys creating images using a classic process called Gel Transfer. She has also been experimenting with imaginative and expressive works that move beyond the realm of strictly representational images.
Featured Ceramic Artist Luke Metz won first place in the pottery/ceramics division as an emerging artist at the Sedona Arts Center’s Annual Member’s Show in 2012. In 2013, he won First, Second, and Third places as a professional artist in the same show. He comes to Sedona from New York City, where he took various art and art appreciation classes at Columbia University and developed a love for three-dimensional art and working with his hands.
Before become a ceramist, he explored stone and wood carving, but a pottery class in the 1970’s sparked his love of working with clay. The earthy and elemental nature of clay is emphasized in his work, which often strays from the traditional.
“I enjoy bringing the unexpected, the spontaneous, and the whimsical to my work,” he notes. Currently, his work is focused on raku firing, although he continues to explore other areas of ceramics as well.
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 .