Sedona AZ (July 1, 2014) – On Friday, July 4, Pop Up Sedona Gallery will be featuring two very talented local artists, Pat Priolo and Lorraine Fexas. Several other artists will also be on hand to meet and greet the public and talk about their work. The First Friday reception will include wine and refreshments and will take place July 4 from 5-8 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend, meet the artists, and enjoy viewing their latest creations.
The vivacious and charismatic Lorraine Fexas creates wonder and beauty with her fused glass pieces. She has exhibited and sold her art in the Sedona Arts Center and in a variety of regional shows and exhibitions. Her work is also displayed in galleries in Sedona, Flagstaff and Jerome.
Fexas was also featured on the television show “Your Life A to Z,” demonstrating glass cutting and fusing techniques. She is never afraid to experiment, and continually generates new designs for functional pieces for the home, along with fun artwork to decorate offices and personal spaces.
In 2006, Fexas was featured in the “Artists Invitational” during the Sedona Arts Festival and produced one of the 50 sculptures for “Javelinas on Parade,” a project on display throughout Sedona. A New York native, she brings the bright lights and sophistication of the big city to Sedona in each finely crafted piece she makes.
Born and raised in the eclectic metropolitan area of San Francisco Bay, Pat Priolo attended Oregon State University, where she remained for seven years. She returned to the Bay Area and worked for the State of California as a Social Worker, moving into upper management.
But since her early years, Priolo has always had an artistic alter ego. She has tried a wide variety of media, including drawing, painting, glass sculpture, candle making, crocheting, knitting, etc. During her teen years, she even made her own clothing.
After a career spanning almost 40 years, Priolo left the big city behind and moved to Sedona. Investigating child abuse cases only seems to have strengthened her artistic talents, and the jewelry and gourds she produces are some of the best selling items in Popup Gallery.
Priolo’s love of the gourd is revealed through the care she takes in producing unique pieces with exquisite colors, vibrant inks and dyes, and meticulously honed embellishments.
Pop-Up Gallery is a co-op of local artists representing a wide variety of visual art. The venue provides a unique opportunity for art enthusiasts to meet local artists and learn about their work. 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.