Sedona AZ (January 31, 2017) – Sherab Khandro’s shares her relevant message of peace and compassion through her harmonious paintings and sculpture work, now showing at Sedona’s City Hall through the end of March.
The public is invited to come meet “Shey,” at an Artist Reception on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m., along with other City Hall artists currently exhibiting; Jim Peterson, Clark Sheppard, Mike Medow, Jody Florman and Julie Ronning Talbot. Immense thanks goes to Linda Goldenstein for generously loaning the city of Sedona 17 bronze pieces and bringing creative life to our City Hall plaza. Come visit our new sculpture garden and also meet notable artists; James Muir, Cheston Trammel and John Soderberg during the reception.
Accomplished painter, sculptor, speaker and writer, Khandro draws inspiration from her years of philosophical study and over two decades as a professional in the visual arts. Formally trained by Tibetan masters in exile in the U.S., she brings years of spiritual training to all of her work. Exploring symbols within our modern culture, imbuing her work with intention, Khandro tells a story inviting us to remember what is important in life and the qualities we are committed to embracing for the benefit of all.
Through symbols of transformation: images of the Buddha and totems found in nature, she reminds us of our own natural beauty and the power of small acts to make a difference. Drawn to the architecture of a composition in both paintings and sculpture, she is equally inspired by the play of color and the exploration of dimension and form. Often interactive, her sculpture is an invitation to engage.
Using the detailed technique of pointillism in her paintings, the neo-impressionistic style in which tiny dots of color create rich and vibrant imagery. With each stroke of the brush comes a prayer of compassion. Each dot, offered as a jewel, a wish to end suffering in the world.
Khandro states, “As world citizens we have an opportunity, quite possibly a responsibility, to bring forth our best qualities for the benefit of all, giving birth to the deepest aspirations of our hearts through our words and our deeds. My art is my voice. I speak of Loving Kindness, Compassion and Peace.”
“I am honored to display Shey Khandro’s sacred work at City Hall. The detail and time that goes into pointillistic imagery is not only moving, but mesmerizing. Her soft color palette combined with her ethereal subject matter are ironically grounding, especially when you understand the deeper meaning behind each of her pieces. Khandro’s “Tibetan Wheel of Compassion” located in the lobby of the Council Chambers, is an intricate bronze she created to remind us to never lose our sense of empathy for our fellow human beings, especially those whom experience misfortune. This exhibit is not to be missed,” states Nancy Lattanzi, city of Sedona arts and culture coordinator.
A wide range of Khandro’s works can be seen online at www.GoldensteinArt.com. Her exhibit is located in the Council Chambers at Sedona’s City Hall at 102 Roadrunner Dr. To check viewing availability for this exhibit, as well as any other exhibits in the City Hall Art Rotation Program, please make an appointment by contacting Lattanzi at 928-203-5078 or via email at NLattanzi@SedonaAZ.gov.