Phoenix Artists Featured At Sedona's Acclaimed Goldenstein Gallery
Phoenix artists LauRha Frankfort and Betty Hum will be featured in Sedona's iconic Goldenstein Gallery's November exhibition The 15th Annual Women's Show. This dynamic show features the work of the Gallery's female artists focusing on the feminine perspective of the visual arts, which historically has been underrepresented. Gallery owner Linda Goldenstein has been a champion of women in the arts throughout her career. Throughout November the art of 21 noted female artists, in a broad range of styles and mediums, will be featured in the Gallery and Satellite Exhibits.
LauRha Frankfort, is a renaissance woman in her own right as a multi-media artist, musician, singer and one of the only five certified Qi Gong instructors in Phoenix. In the Qi Gong theory, specific colors and materials heal, according to Frankfort. Qi Gong emphasizes natural and holistic healing and is the technique of building, increasing and directing the energy of the body, mind and spirit. For over fourteen years she has studied with Qi Gong Grand Master Hong Liu, who asked Frankfort to illustrate his medical books. Frankfort states that her goal is to spread joy and expression.
She paints human form, mostly female, with a distinct clarity blending color along the body's energy lines that correspond to certain body parts. Her work has an elegant feel, with single line strokes that capture the innate purity and naturalness of the human body.
Frankfort will also be playing saxophone, guitar and singing at the gallery's opening reception for The 15th Annual Woman's Show Friday, November 2nd, from 5-8pm.
Photographer Betty Hum has always been fascinated with light and movement. In between practicing law, Hum took photography classes and workshops around the world, which enabled her to capture the feelings, motions and emotions of dance, birds and other wildlife. The exhibit will feature one of her favorite subject: birds. Her patience allows them to become used to the sound of the camera shutter and as they relax she is able to fully capture the cavorting nature of their motion. Her resulting pieces allow the viewer to experience these special creatures with an intriguingly intimate perspective.
Hum also photographs educational and community events for the Scottsdale Center for The Performing Arts, and numerous other non-profits.
In many ways gallery owner Linda Goldenstein is a maverick with a vision. Once dubbed the "Art Maven of Sedona" by Arizona Republic art critic John Villoni, she has taken the traditional gallery model and turned it on its head. The groundbreaking results are visible throughout Sedona with City-Wide art exhibits, their expanded Artist-in-Residence program in partnership with L'Auberge de Sedona and numerous special events that include Peace Meditations, Artist Coffee Talks and more.
Although Goldenstein Gallery has worked with hundreds of artists, including respected museums & community exhibitions, the gallery now focuses on 50 fine local and regional artists. Named Best Gallery in Sedona for a record 11 years running and for five years chosen Best Gallery by Market Surveys of America, recently USA Today's 10 Best named them the number 1 place to shop in Sedona.
For more information on artists, artwork, Exhibits, Artists in Residence please visit GoldensteinArt.com. Sign up for their monthly E-zine, Instagram and Facebook or call 928-204-1765. Open daily, Goldenstein Gallery's address is 150 State Route 179, at the corner of SR179 and 89A.