Selecting STONE for SHONA ART & SHOWCASING SCULPTURES!

I’ve upcoming shows, festivals and fairs all across the country in the upcoming months and I’m now selecting the stone that I import from Zimbabwe to create my original 100% hand-carved Shona Art sculptures.

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APRIL 19 – 22, 2018: I will be on-site and showcasing my work on the East Coast April 19 – 22 in artexpo NEW YORK at Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue (55th Street & the West Side Highway) in New York, NY.

APRIL 28 & 29, 2018: Then it’s back to the West Coast April 28 & 29, 2018 at the MISSION FEDERAL ARTWALK within 17 blocks in the downtown neighborhood of Little Italy, San Diego, CA.

Showing SHONA ART at Celebration for FINAL FOUR DAYS

At the end of day on Sunday, March 25, Gedion Galleries will be moving out of Space #148 as Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale closes the 2018 season.

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I’ll briefly be in my Cave Creek Arizona studio creating new sculptures for shows on the East Coast and the West Coast.

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EAST COAST/April 19 - 22: I will be showcasing my original Shona Art sculptures in Booth #442 at artexpo New York in NYC. Now in its 40th year, artexpo is located at Pier 94 and is open to both public and trade. A variety of activities, educational labs and special events are offered during the run of the show. 

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WEST COAST/April 28 – 29: I have been recognized as a featured artist and will be participating in the Mission Federal ArtWalk in San Diego, California. ArtWalk is located within a 17-block radius in San Diego’s chic pedestrian-friendly Little Italy neighborhood. Music, dance and interactive art experiences are part of the ongoing activities.  

Covered & Comfortable at Celebration

Whether the weather is cool or calescent, it is covered and comfortable under the big white tent at the Celebration of Fine Art now through March 25. My studio Space #148 features an abundance of my original Shona Art sculptures that I hand chisel and polish from rough chunks of raw stones that I import from Zimbabwe.  

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RAIN or SHINE: Shona Sculptures are Spectacular!

Here for you in Space #148 at Celebration of Fine Art, I welcome you to connect with the emotional scope of my sculptures.  They speak a common language of humanity that cross all cultural boundaries. 

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We are at midpoint in the run of the Celebration of Fine Art – open only 33 more days through March 25. Time gets away from us all so make a plan to visit me soon in Space #148 under the big white tent at the corner of Loop 101 and Hayden Road (EXIT 35). Covered and comfortable in rain or shine, we’re open daily 10 am – 6 pm and you can still take advantage of purchasing two Season Passes for the price of one! 

San Diego then ARTEXPO Las Vegas (Jan. 28 - 31)

Having been selected as a Featured Artist in the upcoming Mission Federal ArtWalk Festival in San Diego (April 2018) I’m being honored today at an early & exclusive VIP Artist Reveal Reception at The Westgate Hotel.

Then off to ARTEXPO Las Vegas: January 28 – 31, 2018. 

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BE MY GUEST and REGISTER online for free tickets to the Opening Day VIP Reception 4 – 6 pm on Sunday, January 28 and be among the first to have access to my original works. At the same time REGISTER for free tickets to the Art After Dark Party and enjoy fine art, complimentary cocktails and live entertainment 6 – 8 pm on Monday, January 29. Or you can REGISTER to be my guest for BOTH Special Evening Events AND THROUGHOUT the Main Show hours. You can print your e-tickets from home or pick up a printed ticket from the venue on the day of the event.

MEET THE ARTIST: Join me in Gedion Galleries Booth 418 during the following MEET THE ARTIST sessions: Monday, Jan. 29 at 12 pm; Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 5 pm and Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 11 am.

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LOCATED at the Las Vegas Market on the World Market Center campus in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, Artexpo Las Vegas welcomes you to the fully-carpeted exhibit hall at the front of Pavilion 2.

WATCH me releasing the spirit of stone!

Well into the 2nd weekend of the 10-week Celebration of Fine Art show in Scottsdale.  Visit me in Space 148 and watch me releasing the spirit of stone! I’m happy to help you make a selection from my original stone sculptures created in the traditional Zimbabwe Shona style. Also, happy to connect with you to collaborate on a custom design.  

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And check it out! I’m the featured artist in the current issue of The Foothills Focus (1/17/18) publication – so well written by arts columnist Shea Stanfield. 

It's CELEBRATION time - COME ON!

Celebrate the good times now at the popular Celebration of Fine Art! I have been juried in for the 11th straight year and am displaying my smaller stone sculptures in Space 148 right next to the Sculpture Court which will feature many of my larger stone sculptures. This outdoor area also serves as my working studio where I will be creating and demonstrating throughout the exhibition.

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Celebration is located under the big tents visible from the Loop 101 at the southwest corner of Hayden Road (Exit 35) in Scottsdale, Arizona. This 10-week exhibition is open daily January 13 – March 25, 2018.  

I’ve busy/busy/busy – actively releasing the spirit of stone and look forward to showing you my original works created 100% by hand. My tip to you: be a savvy guest and purchase the 2 for 1 season pass

BOOTH #5220 this WEEKEND: DEC. 1-2-3 in TEMPE

The Tempe Festival of the Arts draws patrons, collectors and arts enthusiasts during this outstanding 3-day event the first weekend in December: Friday, (1); Saturday (2); Sunday (3). Nearly 400 artists will take their place in booths along the historic Mill Avenue in Tempe and surrounding streets. Gedion Galleries will be in BOOTH #5220 on 5th Street – just a short walk from the light rail stop on 3rd, near Food Truck Alley and the unplugged lounge with shaded seating and the pleasant sounds of live acoustic guitar. The Tempe Festival of the Arts is known for its wide range of visual arts mediums in a variety of genres, themes, and style. As one of only a dozen sculptors participating, I am one of only two who work in stoneliterally and figuratively speaking.

 Imported stone from Zimbabwe: opal, verdite, alabaster, 14 x 8.5 x 5 ", 17 lbs.

Imported stone from Zimbabwe: opal, verdite, alabaster, 14 x 8.5 x 5 ", 17 lbs.

 Imported stone from Zimbabwe: serpentine, 7 x 5 x 2 ", 1 lb.

Imported stone from Zimbabwe: serpentine, 7 x 5 x 2 ", 1 lb.

3-DAYS to TOUR - HITH Studio #10

Be sure to visit Gedion Galleries in the scenic community of Carefree Arizona during the last three days of the Hidden In The Hills Tour & Sale. I’m a guest at Toni Perrin Studio #10, 36633 N. Sidewinder Road. We’re open 10 am – 5 pm on Friday (24), Saturday (25) & Sunday (26). Large or small – for indoors or out, I’m here to help you find the perfect stone sculpture for your home or office.

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OPENING DAY: HITH Studio Tour & Sale

I welcome you to 36633 N. Sidewinder Road, Carefree, AZ 85377 at Toni Perrin Studio #10 on the Hidden In The Hills Tour. We’re open 10 am – 5 pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday November 17-18-19 & 24-25-26.

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Visit STUDIO #10 on the HITH STUDIO TOUR & SALE!

Once again, I am participating in the HITH TOUR at Toni Perrin Studio in Carefree. I showcase my larger work in the surrounding scenic desertscape and my smaller works in a sweetly set-up sculpture garden. Visit STUDIO #10 – host to talented professional artists who create exceptional work in major mediums: acrylic, oil, watercolor, woodworking, stone sculpture and jewelry. Open: Nov. 17-18-19 & 24-25-26.  

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Sacramento Arts Festival - BOOTH 618

I am one of only two sculptures working in stone that you will find at the Sacramento Arts Festival. I create sculptures using the techniques of, and in the style of the Shona Sculpture Movement of Zimbabwe, Africa. I import stones from that locale – serpentine, springstone, opal, lepidolite, verdite to name a few. The Festival is open Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm. 

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 Brown Serpentine, 11.5 x 7.5 x 7 “, 20 lbs. 

Brown Serpentine, 11.5 x 7.5 x 7 “, 20 lbs. 

 Gedion Galleries in BOOTH 618 near the Stage and Festival Refreshments.   

Gedion Galleries in BOOTH 618 near the Stage and Festival Refreshments.   

Being is Believing in Booth #185 at The Beverly Hills artSHOW

You can believe me when I say that my 100% hand-carved and polished stone sculptures are "beings" that evoke positive feelings of shared interest and investment in life, love, family and community and I share with you one of my newest works: “The Feeling of Freedom”.

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Open 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday (21) & Sunday (22), GEDION GALLERIES’ PRIME LOCATION #185 is located in the middle of Santa Monica Boulevard 

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right next to the entrance of the lounging/eating area. LA’s famous food trucks will provide sustenance. Live entertainment will provide ambiance. Demonstrating artists will show you how art becomes art. Convenient, inexpensive parking is located directly across from the show grounds. 

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Truck Troubles!

Did not make it to the Arboretum Art Festival, but I am still "on the journey" and plan on being in California at the Beverly Hills artSHOW in beautiful Beverly Hills Garden Park on October 21 & 22.

 Brown Serpentine stone imported from Zimbabwe, 5 x 22.5 x 3.5 ", 10 lbs. 

Brown Serpentine stone imported from Zimbabwe, 5 x 22.5 x 3.5 ", 10 lbs. 

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