Award-winning photographers Bonnie Jellison and Judith Manocchia return to Cottonwood as joint hosts for their show at Jerona Java Café on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It’s a fascinating look at familiar subjects – wild animals, landscapes and travel scenes – from two very different perspectives.
Jerona Java Café is at 677 E. Mingus Ave. in Cottonwood. The show runs through Jan. 19, 2013. Call (928) 639-1234 for more information.
Sedona Muses Holiday Luncheon
The Sedona Muses of the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) will hold their Annual Holiday Luncheon on Thursday in the Tequa Ballroom of the Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa in the Village of Oak Creek. Festivities will begin at 11:15 a.m. with a social hour and a chance for members and their guests to get a close look at the raffle prizes and silent auction items in one of Sedona’s oldest and best raffles. Quality jewelry, pottery, sculpture, coffee table books, lunches, dinners, and gift items are donated by the Muses, MNA, and Sedona businesses.
Reservations for the luncheon, which is $37 per person, must be made this week by calling Ruth Kane, 284-2875.
Jeweler Heather Molans exhibits at Sedona Treasures
On Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. Sedona jeweler Heather Molans will be at Sedona Treasures at the Hillside Shops presenting her fine jewelry. Heather is the featured “jeweler of the month” at Sedona Treasures, a gallery dedicated to showcasing local artists and artisans.
Sedona Treasures is located at 671 SR 179, Sedona, across the walk way to Javelina Cantina Restaurant at the Hillside Shops. Refreshments will be served at both receptions. For more information please call Sedona Treasures at (928) 282-8163.
The Joy of Giving
Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. is the opening exhibition of the “The Joy of Giving” at Sedona Arts Center’s Fine Art Gallery. Find everything you are looking for in our much-anticipated holiday exhibition. The show of oil paintings, photographs, sculptures, jewelry, glass works and so much more runs now through Jan. 1, 2013.
Call (928) 282-3809 or toll-free 888-954-4442.
The Southwest Art of Jeffrey Lunge
The life and work of renowned Sedona artist, Jeffrey Lungé (1905-1993) will be presented through readings and a slide show of his sketches and watercolors of landscapes and native cultures of the Southwest, at The Well Red Coyote bookstore in West Sedona, on Friday - reception at 6:30 p.m. and presentation at 7 p.m.
The Well Red Coyote is located at 3190 W. 89A, at the corner of 89A and Dry Creek Road. For more information, call 282-2284 or go to www.wellredcoyote.com.
Lanning Gallery welcomes Michael Grant
Lanning Gallery presents its annual “Michael Grant: Master Jeweler” exhibition in December, opening with an artist reception during Sedona’s “1st Friday Gallery Tour” from 5 to 8 p.m. This holiday exhibition unveils the latest, much anticipated, new pieces from Grant.
Stop by the gallery for holiday refreshments and enjoy the beauty and skills of Michael Grant through Dec. 31. Lanning Gallery is at Hozho, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona. Call (928) 282-6865, email@example.com, www.lanninggallery.com.
Mirabai Ceiba, chant, kirtan, duo in Sedona
Mirabai Ceiba, world devotional music duo, will be performing live at 7 Centers Yoga Arts, Friday, 7 p.m., for a sacred chant concert. A gentle yet expansive spirit pervades all the music of Mirabai Ceiba. The delicate sounds of harp, piano, and guitar blend with lovingly intertwined voices amid lush celestial soundscapes.
7 Centers Yoga Arts is at 2115 Mountain Road., Sedona. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Crystal Magic or BhaktiTribeSedona.com. For more information call (928) 203-1147 or visit BhaktiTribeSedona.com.
Meadowlark to perform at J.N. Muir Studio/Gallery
Sedona Recording artists Rick Cyge and Lynn Trombetta, who perform as Meadowlark, will complement the sentiments of the special J.N. Muir Sculpture Studio/Gallery holiday exhibit, “Reflection on The Journey Within” this Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. The J.N. Muir Sculpture Studio/Gallery is located in the Heart of The Gallery District, Hozho Plaza at 431 SR 179 in the heart of the gallery district, Hozho Plaza, Sedona. For more information, please visit the website www.jamesmuir.com. or www.Meadowlarkmusic.com.
Small treasures at Mountain Trails Galleries in Tlaquepaque
Mountain Trails Galleries in Tlaquepaque, 336 SR 179, Sedona, proudly present a collection of Small Treasures by the galleries’ artists for the month of December, with a reception in both Tlaquepaque galleries on First Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
The exhibition gathers together a collection of more than 100 small paintings, small sculpture, and jewelry for the holidays. The lights, decorations, and festive atmosphere in the beautiful village of Tlaquepaque on this First Friday evening is an event not to be missed. Come enjoy libations and lively conversation with Mountain Trails Galleries and their artists and join in the celebration!
Mountain Tails Gallery is in Suites A201 and B122. Call (928) 282-3225 or visit www.mountaintrails.com.
‘Holiday Gift Show’ at Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
During December’s “1st Friday” event in Sedona 5-8 p.m., visitors to Turquoise Tortoise Gallery will find themselves enveloped by a Southwest holiday spirit. The spotlight is on fused glass sculptures by artist Newy Fagan. Fagan is a pioneer in the rediscovery of the most ancient glass process in the contemporary kiln-formed glass movement.
The exhibition runs through Dec. 31. For information please contact: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery (928) 282-2262, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.turquoisetortoisegallery.com. Located at Hozho, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona.
Jackpot Bingo at Post 25
Come to Cottonwood American Legion Post 25 for a special Bingo Night on Saturday at 7 p.m. All regular games will pay $100 so bring your friends and enjoy a night of good food, fun and money$$$$$! (Free coupons are not valid for this event). The Post is located at 480 Calvary Way in Cottonwood. For information call 634-3004.
Vismaya and Jim Hargis to perform at MPC
Ingrid Hagelberg (Vismaya), born in Sweden and now living in Sedona, has traveled the world doing her cabaret style shows. She has teamed up with the well known pianist/singer Jim Hargis who also plays left hand bass. This newly formed duo will feature traditional jazz and pop songs as well as original songs from Ingrid’s CD “Songs from my red suitcase.” They will play at Marketplace Café in the Village of Oak Creek outlet mall from 6 to 9 p.m. For reservations, call (928) 284-5478 or visit www.mpcsedona.com.
Women For Women Benefit Concert and Toy Drive
Studio Live presents Our Voices Are Alive: Women For Women Benefit Concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Featured artists include Adalia Tara, Sophia Angeles, Kayt Pearl, Adara Blake, Cara Marie and Danielle Miller. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $5 with your donation of a new unwrapped toy, doors open at 7 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit the Verde Valley Sanctuary. There will also be a toy drive, so please bring a new toy for $10 off ticket price. Studio Live is at 215 Coffee Pot Drive in Sedona. Visit www.studiolivesedona.com or call (928) 282-0549.
Seymour & Cyge to perform at The Vineyard Bistro
Sedona favorites Chris Seymour and Rick Cyge will perform at The Vineyard Bistro, 1001 N. Main St., Cottonwood Saturday, from 8 to 11:00 p.m.
Reminiscent of dynamic pairings such as Simon & Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers, Seals & Crofts, Loggins & Messina and Chad & Jeremy, the chemistry that Seymour & Cyge offer up creates a signature sound that is instantly recognizable. With a repertoire that stretches from Baby Boomer classics, to folk, country, pop, blues, and even Celtic, audiences find themselves singing along to favorite and nostalgic songs from days gone by.
Call 928-634-2440 for more information.
Band and Choir Concert at CVES
The fifth-grade band and the choir from the third, fourth and fifth grades at Camp Verde Elementary School will be in concert Thursday at 7 p.m. The performance is in the Multi-Use Complex Theater on Camp Lincoln Road.
Christmas Bazaar and Light Parade
The Town of Camp Verde’s annual Christmas Bazaar and Light Parade are both on Saturday. The parade begins at 6 p.m.
Please contact Recreation Coordinator Rickey Long at (928) 554-0828 or Rickey.Long@campverde.az.gov for more information.