First Friday of November Art Walk with Live Painting with Johnson Yazzie

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Sedona News – The First Friday of November Art Walk features live paintings with Johnson Yazzie, new works by Damian Gomes and Julia Galvan of Visata Handcrafted Jewelry at the Wyatt Gallery, 671 SR 179, Hillside Sedona on November 4, from 4:00 p.m. at 7:00 p.m.

Johnson Yazzie was born and raised on the Navajo (Diné) Reservation in Pinion, Arizona. Johnson Yazzie has had a long career in the fine arts. After spending thirty years creating two-dimensional art in the form of paintings, he also began sculpting bronze in 2015. He worked as a commercial artist in Phoenix in the mid-1980s, also doing illustrations for books. Johnson says his elders taught him respect for animals, especially sheep, cattle and horses, because they create a sense of belonging and bring joy to humans. Fluent in Navajo and English, Johnson teaches that the word Hózhó means balance, harmony, and beauty. Hózhó is the word by which he lives.

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Julia Galvan is the artist and owner of Visata Handcrafted Jewelry. Pursuing a background in geology and moving to the Mineralogical Society of Arizona where she has been an active member for the past 11 years and now on the Board of Directors. Her jewelry is inspired by her love for the cosmos, mineralogy, nature and spirituality. On a mission to spread love and light through her work using prayer and meditation creating beautiful jewelry as a means to achieve this vision. Setting intentions as she works each piece offering the wearer many blessings. She wants them to feel spiritually connected and one with the Universe. Julia is happiest when she is with her family in contact with nature. Dedicated to helping save our planet, Julia is also associated with One Tree Planted and the Reforestation Project. Each jewel sold will also plant a tree.

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