Local Artists Unleash their Dazzle for May 6 First Friday Art Walk in VOC

The Village Gallery of Local Artists will bid farewell to Spring in a flashy display of design and color, thanks to the dazzling Fractal Art works of May’s featured artist, Nina Joy Rizzo. In addition, current Guest Artist, Glenn Hinz will continue to show his superb Southwest collection of low-relief copper sculpture, and founding gallery member and clothing designer, Suzan Brackell, will be on hand to demonstrate her new line of ‘Wine’ accessories. The public is invited to enjoy food, wine and lively conversation with the artists when the Village Gallery opens its doors for the after-hours Art Walk from 5-8 pm on May 6.th
Nina Joy was a child of serendipity; raised in Queens, New York with crayons, pencils, water paints, brushes and chalk as her companions, she took advantage of the variety of background media that presented itself everyday- from sketch pads to sidewalks to gnarly branches and leather, the budding artist literally made her mark in and on the competitive streets of New York. In her words, “Coloring, outlining images and drawing patterns were a regular activity. I spied and claimed smooth sidewalks, and the fence in my aunt’s back yard didn’t go unscathed either!”
By the time her family moved to Palm Springs, California in her pre-teen years, Nina was on the road to searching for a focal point for her artistic interests. Eventually she was drawn into the world of Fractal Art, where imagination, color and geometric design collide. With the aid of a computer, her first mandalas and fractal shapes were ready for production, and two years later she moved to the Sedona area in 2009, bringing her passion for Fractal Art with her.
The present phase of her work began during a meditation: “A series of pictures came to me. Information in the form of shapes and colors ‘downloaded’ and became the inspiration for my vibrant NJoyFractals. Passing into the 3-dimensional realm, they bring energy into a space, beckoning, focusing and calming the viewer.” The artist’s works can be found throughout Sedona as well as in the Village Gallery, and one of her stunning large pieces was selected for submission to The Hub in Sedona for the ‘Building Bridges’ Event.
Nina is also pleased that her experience with Fractals has become complementary to her work as an Osteopathic Manual Therapist. She explains, “The body itself is a never-ending series of repeated images of mathematical formula and geometrical inventions.” She is happy that through her art, she can reach out to the lives of others.
The Village Gallery of Local Artists is open daily 10-6pm and is currently accepting new members & Guest Artists. info: www.sedonalocalartists.com 928-284-1416
6500 Hwy 179 at Cortez roundabout, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, Az, 86351

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