Sedona celebrates two couples in art

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The City of Sedona celebrates two couples in the art exhibit at City Council Chambers and the Voltee Boardroom. The art exhibit celebrates two couples: master painters Betty Carr and Howard Carr, and painters Susan Kliewer and Jeff Dolan.

This exhibition will be visible until the end of April and can be viewed by appointment. Appointments can be scheduled by contacting Lattanzi at 928-203-50778 or [email protected]

About the artists

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Betty Carr, Morning Sunflowers

Betty Carr earned her MFA from San Jose State University and has taught painting and sculpture workshops nationally and internationally for over 45 years. She was selected as a Master Artist by the American Impressionist Society. As a professional artist throughout her distinguished career, she has traveled widely, collecting inspiring subjects through plein air painting. She has received numerous awards from juries and has exhibited in major exhibitions and galleries across the country. In addition to being featured in numerous books and magazines, Carr is the author of the acclaimed educational book “Seeing the Light: An Artist’s Guide.” She is a signature member of the Knickerbocker Society of Artists and the Arizona Plein Air Painters.

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Painting by Howard Carr

Howard Carr was born in California and was a child actor who landed roles in several television series, including “The Rifleman”, “My Three Sons” and “The Danny Thomas Show”. After leaving the theater, he served in Vietnam and, after his military service, obtained a degree in fine arts. In 1976, he moved to Santa Cruz, California, and opened a graphic design and sign business. There he met his wife, Betty. They moved to New Mexico where light and color greatly influenced his paintings. Known for his landscapes, still lifes and coastal scenes, Howard’s impressionist oils reflect clarity and simplicity, ultimately his artistic strengths. Howard’s contributions to the art world are numerous. He has written and illustrated numerous articles for leading magazines, as well as leading national and international educational workshops.

Jeff Dolan

Jeff Dolan, Water Lilies

Dolan grew up in Ipswich, Massachusetts and through visiting the various galleries of local artists he developed a love for impressionist landscapes and harbor scenes by painters such as Emile Grupe and Aldro Hibbard. Moving to Sedona in 1988, he began to take an interest in Western art. Eventually, Kliewer and a few of his fellow painters pitched in and bought him his first French easel, so he could join their Wednesday painting group. Since then they have traveled to England, Ireland, France and New England with their easels and palettes, as well as painting in the western United States. Dolan believes the American West has always represented a world of discovery and new beginnings.

Susan Kliewer

Susan Kliewer went home

Although known for her bronze sculptures, painting has always been Kliewer’s first love. In fact, she spent many happy days painting in Europe and the United States Originally from California, she called Arizona home for 40 years and began sculpting in 1987. In 1993 she won a competition to create a Sedona Schnebly monument for the city. from Sedona. The 10-foot-tall sculpture of his city’s namesake was installed in front of the Sedona Public Library in 1994. Many more of his monuments have been commissioned and installed across the United States and Europe. She has won numerous awards and is particularly proud of the Governor’s Award at the Cowgirl Up Show in 2007. Her work can be seen in several galleries across the West, including those in New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, of Arizona, Colorado and California.

More information

Visits are available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or for more information about City Hall’s Artistic Rotation Program, please contact Lattanzi at 928-203-5078 or [email protected]

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