|Collage art at February's Second Saturday Art Häus by Pam Paggao|
Each month, the featured artists are challenged to paint, sculpt and draw a number of pieces to match the theme.
Previous Art Häus themes have included “Fight or Flight” and “Cowboys, Indians and Aliens.”
Last month’s theme of “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,” included art of candy hearts, broken hearts, real hearts and the infamous St. Valentine’s Day massacre of Chicago mobsters in 1929.
This month’s theme is “March Madness,” so expect art ranging from enthusiasm for college basketball to outright clinical insanity. The artists are free to explore themes as they see fit and produce several varying works depicting it.
Plan on edgy, humorous, and up-to-the-minute paintings exploring the off-the-deep-end crazy rants of actors Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen, in addition to more conventional dabbling in the realm of madness.
|Art by Brian Walker at the Second Saturday Art Häus on Feb. 14|
- Painter and sculptor Molly Berg, a Chicago transplant
- Sculptor and painter Miguel Guzman from Philadelphia
- Phoenix-born painter and pen and ink artist Jarrod Karimi
- Milwaukee minimalist painter Timmy Kehoe, a longtime Sedona resident whose work is featured around the city
- Pam Paggao, a collagist who hails from Chicago
- Chicago-born painter Brian Walker, a longtime fixture in the Sedona scene whose paintings are exhibited in several galleries and on a series of bottles from a Page Springs area winery
“The art can be as soft and compassionate as cotton or as edgy as a nic fit,” he said. “That’s juxtaposition of the show, how different each of our styles complement and contrast with each other. It’s beautiful chaos. It’s like creating explosions in your hands.”
The art of Kehoe, Karimi and Walker have all been separately featured in the Sedona Red Rock News’ Sedona Underground arts column.
Refreshments will be provided. This month, Second Saturday Art Häus takes place at 80 Birch Blvd., West Sedona.
For more information, visit “2nd Saturday Art Haüs” on Facebook.