Wine 101 with Steve Bailey, The Mayor of Wine and the Herschell Turner Show and Art Exhibit. The Sights sounds and tastes of the African American Experience.
Sedona AZ (January 11, 2021) – Sedona Arts Academy (SAA) announces Wine 101 – The Pacific Wine Zone with Steve Bailey, The Mayor of Wine on January 19 and Herschell Turner Show and Art Exhibit on January 27. SAA is located in The Coll
Join us on January 19 for Wine 101, – Pacific Wine Zone a wine tasting, and education class presented by Steve Bailey, The Mayor of Wine. Steve has been in the wine business for more than 30 years. He is a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers, and a Certified Specialist of Wine. His is also certified as an Italian Wine Specialist and holds a Level 3 certification with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). The Wine 101 course will include education about understanding wine, including varietal types, and how to select the proper wine. Steve will discuss everything from selecting a glass and opening the wine to how to taste it, assess it, serve it and preserve it.
Wine 101 takes place on January 19th from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person and include a charcuterie board, a free wine glass and six Oregon, Washington and California wines in the tasting. SAA will be following COVID-19 guidelines, so attendance is limited to 20 people. Social distancing and appropriate face masks are required. Tickets are $45 and may be purchased in advance at bit.ly/WineTasting21 or by calling 860-705-9711.
On January 27, 2021 from 4 p.m. until 6 :30 p.m., SAA presents an Art show and Exhibit by Herschell Turner : The Sights, Sounds and Tastes of the African American Experience.
Artist – Herschell C. Turner, Grand Rapids Michigan, Age 82, now blind is a treasure to the American fabric of this great nation. Herschell C Turner, born in the late ‘30s, grew up in the 1950s and 60s experiencing, first-hand the Jim Crow racism of pre-civil-rights America. His favorite subjects are Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr and other activists. His works focus on the African ethnicity, African Americans as jazz musicians, activists, sports heroes, comedians and entertainers painting a vivid picture of contemporary history. He was also known to take requests, such as his Tina Turner or Chaka Khan portraits for a friend.
Herschell’s friends include The Oscar Robertson high school competitors in Michigan and Nebraska, where Herschell was All Big 8 player and drafted by Syracuse Nationals of the ABA as a point guard (and one of the first black professional basketball players). Word is, he was a mean point guard with same mentality of a Michael Jordan. Turner also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. Many of his longtime friends were pickup basketball players from the local community center (from his younger years), and those he mentored over his lifetime.
His dedication to justice and universal human rights led him to accept community leadership roles, directing most of his attention to improving lives and opportunities of those lives reflected in the way his own began.
Hors d’oeuvres and beverages for the evening event will be catered by Head Chef of The Tie Kitchen – Alejandre Richards of Tucson, AZ. Alejandre is a graduate of McGill University, and owner of Matrix Media Consulting Group. She is the founder at Women in Business Conference and Ball.
SAA will be following COVID-19 guidelines, so attendance is limited to 35 people. Social distancing and appropriate face masks are required. Proceeds from this event will help benefit future performances and workshops at SAA. This event will be Facebook live event. Artwork will be available for sale. Art Show Exhibit dates – 1/27 to 2/14. Media Night – 1/27. 2021 The online Show Dates are to be determined. Check out his work! Website – www.herschellturnerartwork.
All events will be held at Sedona Arts Academy in The Collective Sedona located at 7000 SR 179, Suite C-100 in the Village of Oak Creek. Due to COVID-19 considerations, audiences are limited to 35 persons and social distancing and appropriate face masks are required. For additional information or to book your tickets by phone, please call 860-705-9711.
Sedona Arts Academy has additional events to offer as well.
January 20th, 2021 – A FREE Gaia Belly Dancing class taught by Gabriela Lucejko Wednesday evening 6pm – 7pm. Come and see what Belly Dancing all is about. For more information call (928) 963-0758. Other classes will follow in February.
Gabriela Lucejko’s genuine heart felt love, passion and devotion for the ancient art of Oriental dance is a driving force in her life. As a professional Belly dance artist and entertainer, she performed around the tristate area in festivals, restaurants and TV programs as well as on numerous private events. Gabi’s love of the culture behind the dance also took her traveling through Arabic countries where she studied more in depth of the cultural art form-Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and Syria where she was also living and teaching for a while. She then moved back to Poland where she joined many different dance projects and organized her own dance events as well as directed her own troop there. Dance is her life, and her life is a Dance
Andrea Ferazz and Sam Jay will hosts Open Mic Night from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. every Sunday. Bring your favorite poems, music, originals or from your favorite authors, to share. The suggested donation for participants is $10.
Wine and Paint classes hosted by local artist Alisse Garn are held every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The $35 fee includes all of your painting supplies.
In February SAA will host Emerson Theater Collaborative’s production of Bee Luther Hatchee by Thomas Gibbons. Show dates: Feb 5th – 14th, 2021. In-Theater and On Demand. Watch the show anytime from anywhere!
The star-studded cast is as follows: Los Angeles actor Quartay Denaya from the Mountaintop and Vivian’s Music 1969 joins us for this riveting production. Phoenix actors Racquel McKenzie, and James Yaw who fabulous performance from Alabama Story returns along with Rimrock actor Audrey Young. Sedona local, Larry Cohen makes his debut with the Emerson Theater Collaborative’s production of Bee Luther Hatchee. For more information: Go2etc.org or by calling (860) 705-9711. Tickets go on sale January 15th, 2021. This production is funded in part by AZ Humanities and Thrivent Financial. There will be two after show discussions of this production moderated by Dr. Andrea Christelle of Sedona Philosophy.com and Dr. Bernadine Lucille Lewis director of Undergraduate Programs for the W. .A. Franke College of Business.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, attendance at all in-person events is limited. Social distancing and appropriate face masks are required.